Antivirals in the Elderly / Edition 1

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Overview

A guide to diagnosis and treatment of viral diseases in geriatric patients, Antivirals in the Elderly offers health care providers a quick reference to special consideration for the most appropriate use of antiviral medications in the elderly. Authors present timely and updated information to help optimize treatment of the elderly.

Authors offer information about the following health problems in regard to the elderly:

  • influenza illness, prophylaxis, and treatment
  • herpes zoster (shingles) and its treatment
  • sexually transmitted viral diseases, including AIDS
  • antiviral drugs’efficacy and toxicity
  • immune competence
  • important pharmacokinetic considerations
  • underlying pathological states and conditions that predispose the elderly to infection

    Physicians, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, gerontologists, and other health care professionals involved with the care of elderly patients will find Antivirals in the Elderly an informative and concise reference to antiviral therapy for their geriatric patients.

The book contains no figures.

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A guide to diagnosis and treatment of viral diseases in geriatric patients, offering health care providers a reference to special considerations for the use of antiviral medications in the elderly. Provides information on the drugs for conditions such as influenza illness, herpes zoster, and sexually transmitted disease, and discusses their efficacy and toxicity, immune competence, pharmacokinetic considerations, and underlying pathological conditions that predispose the elderly to infection. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789002198
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: Journal of Geriatric Drug Therapy Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 94
  • Product dimensions: 15.00 (w) x 21.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
  • Influenza in the Elderly
  • Herpes Zoster in the Elderly
  • Sexually Transmitted Viral Diseases in the Elderly
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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