Clinical Infectious Disease

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Overview

This is a clinically-oriented, user-friendly text on infectious disease. Written to address the needs of both general internists and infectious disease experts, this book focuses on the diagnostic protocols and treatment strategies with which physicians must be familiar when managing infectious disease patients. The orientation of the volume is multi-faceted: in addition to the traditional organization of organ system and pathogen-related information, this text includes specific sections on the susceptible host, travel-related infections, nosocomial infections, infections related to surgery and trauma, and bioterrorism. Informative algorithms, tables, and high-quality color photographs supplement many of the chapters in this conveniently-sized volume.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carlos E Figueroa Castro, MD (Boone Hospital Center)
Description: This multiauthored book encompasses almost all aspects of the clinical management of infections in humans. As described by the editor, it lies somewhere between an encyclopedic textbook and a pocket-sized manual. Although this refers to the size of the book, it is a good description for this work overall.
Purpose: The main purpose is to "address the needs of both general internists and infectious diseases specialists." As a busy infectious diseases provider, I have the book in my desk during my outpatient clinic, and I have found it very useful in my daily practice, leaving Mandell (Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 6th edition (Elsevier, 2005)) and other sources for the most obscure details.
Audience: The authors assume readers are familiar with the subject. The target audience includes general internists and clinical infectious disease specialists, but the book might find a place on the bookshelf of pulmonologists, critical care medicine providers, and even public health professionals. This might become a favorite among infectious disease fellows. Most of the authors are known experts and most are affiliated with major universities in the United States.
Features: The book is divided into three basic sections: clinical syndromes, special host infections, and detailed descriptions of pathogens, a very common division in infectious diseases books. This is not an all-inclusive textbook — do not expect a "bug parade" or the latest in intracellular signaling. With its color images and great quality, this book will appeal to any reader. The tables and algorithms are clear and helpful and suggested readings end each chapter.
Assessment: This is a welcome addition to the infectious diseases books designed for busy clinicians. It has more detail than the ACP book (Infectious Diseases, 2nd edition, Tan et al. (American College of Physicians, 2008)) and similar texts. I will be waiting for future editions. A note to fellowship program directors: Don't be surprised if this book is used as preparation for the board exam during training.
From the Publisher
Review of previous edition: 'The illustrations in all sections are excellent and a feature of the book is well laid out summary tables … I would recommend this book …' Microbiology Today

Review of previous edition: 'As an infectious disease fellowship program director, I frequently query fellows in my program to determine which of the shorter infectious disease textbooks and/or Internet sites they prefer as a quick review source … a number of them have recommended this textbook as a source for brief reviews of topics … this textbook has many qualities that encourage me to recommend it as an infectious disease topic textbook.' Clinical Infectious Diseases

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521871129
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1200
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

David Schlossberg is Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Medical Director, Tuberculosis Control Program, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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Table of Contents

Part I. Clinical Syndromes; Part II. Clinical Syndromes; Part III. Clinical Syndromes; Part IV. Clinical Syndromes; Part V. Clinical Syndromes; Part VI. Clinical Syndromes; Part VII. Clinical Syndromes; Part VIII. Clinical Syndromes; Part IX. Clinical Syndromes; Part X. Clinical Syndromes; Part XI. The Susceptible Host; Part XII. HIV; Part XIII. Nosocomial Infection; Part XIV. Infections Related to Surgery and Trauma; Part XV. Prevention of Infection; Part XVI. Travel and Recreation; Part XVII. Bioterrorism; Part XVIII. Specific Organisms.
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