Antimicrobial Chemotherapy / Edition 5

Antimicrobial Chemotherapy / Edition 5

by David Greenwood, Roger Finch, Peter Davey, Mark Wilcox
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198570163

ISBN-13: 9780198570165

Pub. Date: 02/22/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book is intended to introduce students and young doctors to the principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy, and to foster good prescribing habits, which are essential if antibiotics are to retain their value for the future. Topics covered include the general properties of antimicrobial agents of all kinds (antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiparasitic)

Overview

This book is intended to introduce students and young doctors to the principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy, and to foster good prescribing habits, which are essential if antibiotics are to retain their value for the future. Topics covered include the general properties of antimicrobial agents of all kinds (antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiparasitic), laboratory aspects of antimicrobial chemotherapy, problems of resistance, general principles of treatment (including pharmacokinetic aspects and the special problems of children and the elderly), side effects, chemoprophylaxis, and the treatment of specific groups of infectious diseases. There is a useful postscript on the development of new antimicrobial drugs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198570165
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/22/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Historical Introduction

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