Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases

Overview

This practical handbook provides readers with a quick but comprehensive overview of the major infectious disease topics and clinical approach to diagnosis and management. Covering the core areas of importance to students, residents, fellows, and practitioners in any discipline, the book presents a systematic method for understanding basic mechanisms, establishing a diagnosis, and implementing appropriate treatment for commonly encountered problems. Written in outline format with 46 short, focused chapters, this ...

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Overview

This practical handbook provides readers with a quick but comprehensive overview of the major infectious disease topics and clinical approach to diagnosis and management. Covering the core areas of importance to students, residents, fellows, and practitioners in any discipline, the book presents a systematic method for understanding basic mechanisms, establishing a diagnosis, and implementing appropriate treatment for commonly encountered problems. Written in outline format with 46 short, focused chapters, this ready reference is essential reading for physicians looking for guidance in navigating the constellation of symptoms and myriad treatment options for patients with infectious diseases.

Organized by body system, each section begins with a general framework covering clinical presentation, laboratory and diagnostic evaluation, and empirical antibiotic therapy. Individual chapters within sections are devoted to particular diseases and cover pathogenesis and risk factors, microbial causes, clinical manifestations, approach to the patient (history, examination, and diagnostic studies), diagnostic criteria, and medical, antimicrobial, and surgical management. Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases also addresses important related topics including antimicrobial agents, medical microbiology, fever and neutropenia, approach to evaluating leukocytosis, infectious diseases approach to SIRS and sepsis, and basics of infection control and hospital epidemiology. With this book, readers will have at hand the fundamental knowledge necessary to sharpen the clinical problem-solving skills that every medical professional needs to provide quality care to patients.

Features of Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases include:

  • A detailed discussion of core infectious disease topics
  • Antibiotic information specific to the disease process with adult, pediatric, and OB-GYN dosing considerations
  • Basic infection control procedures for hospitalized patients
  • Coverage of important related topics
  • References to current literature and classic articles for further study
  • A focus on clinical approaches to evaluation and management of the patient

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
****4 Stars****
"Approaches near perfection...This is an excellent introduction to infectious diseases by a group of authors who take a straightforward and bullet-point approach to thinking and talking about clinical issues. If everyone who taught medical students were this well organized, medical care would be greatly enhanced because the thought process the authors espouse is critical to the understanding of all clinical problems.
This book reflects what infectious disease clinicians do best: think about patients and formulate diagnoses and treatment plans."-Doody's Reviews
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Reviewer: Joseph R. Lentino, M.D.,Ph.D(Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This is a how-to diagnose and treat manual that approaches near perfection in describing the most salient points of a wide spectrum of infectious diseases. The authors are primarily from the University of Maryland, with two exceptions, and reflect a straightforward and well-outlined approach to solving clinical problems.
Purpose: As espoused in the preface, the purpose is to introduce readers to the essential thought process required to problem solve in medicine. This is essential for any student of medicine at any level of practice, and the book fulfills this purpose.
Audience: Although the intended audience includes any physician or trainee interested in infectious diseases, the book would be most useful for medical students and residents. The approach the authors take is well thought out and encapsulates a fairly comprehensive description of each clinical entity. Moreover, it does so in an easy-to-follow format that lends itself to mini-lectures, which I suspect were the genesis of this book. General internists, family practice physicians, and surgeons should look at this book for a uniform and quick approach to medical conundrums.
Features: Using a point-by-point narrative of introduction, definitions, risk factors, microbial causes, clinical manifestations, and approach to the patient (i.e. history, clinical exam, laboratory studies), the book leads to the best options for differential diagnosis and treatment. It features excellent tables and good examples of both microbial and noninfectious causes of a comprehensive list of clinical illness affecting patients where appropriate. For example, in the chapter discussing peritonitis, secondary causes are listed as part of the differential diagnosis. Information on available antimicrobials, including antiretroviral agents, is up to date. The references are limited but pertinent.
Assessment: This is an excellent introduction to infectious diseases by a group of authors who take a straightforward and bullet-point approach to thinking and talking about clinical issues. If everyone who taught medical students were this well organized, medical care would be greatly enhanced because the thought process the authors espouse is critical to the understanding of all clinical problems. This book reflects what infectious disease clinicians do best: think about patients and formulate diagnoses and treatment plans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936287918
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/20/2013
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 609,377
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

William F. Wright, DO, MPH, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Institute for Human Virology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
I. INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES
1. Introduction to Infectious Disease
William F. Wright
Bruce L. Gilliam
2. Introduction to Antimicrobial Agents
Emily L. Heil
Neha U. Sheth
William F. Wright
3. Introduction to Medical Microbiology
Nicole M. Parrish
Stefan Riedel
II. APPROACH TO FEVER AND LEUKOCYTOSIS
4. Fever of Unknown Origin
William F. Wright
5. Leukocytosis
William F Wright
III. APPROACH TO BLOODSTREAM AND CARDIOVASCULAR INFECTIONS
6. Endocarditis
Jennifer Husson
William F. Wright
7. Myocarditis
William F. Wright
8. Nonvalvular Intravascular Device Infections
William F. Wright
9. Infections Involving Intravascular Catheters
Eric Cox
Kerri A. Thom
IV. APPROACH TO PULMONARY INFECTIONS
10. Pneumonia
Ulrike K. Buchwald
Devang M. Patel
11. Empyema
Gonzalo Luizaga
Luciano Kapelusznik
William F. Wright
12. Lung Abscess
Adrian Majid
Ulrike K. Buchwald
Devang M. Patel
13. Tuberculosis
David W. Keckich
Ulrike K. Buchwald
V. APPROACH TO GASTROINTESTINAL INFECTIONS
14. Diverticulitis
William F. Wright
15. Appendicitis
William F. Wright
16. Pancreatic Infections
William F. Wright
17. Peritonitis
William F. Wright
18. Infectious Diarrhea
William F. Wright
19. Clostridium dif?cile Colitis
Ryan S. Arnold
William F. Wright
VI. APPROACH TO HEPATOBILIARY INFECTIONS
20. Cholecystitis
William F. Wright
21. Acute Cholangitis
William F. Wright
VII. APPROACH TO HEPATIC INFECTIONS
22. Hepatic Abscess
William F. Wright
23. Hepatitis A
William F. Wright
24. Hepatitis B
Luciano Kapelusznik
Rohit Talwani
William F. Wright
25. Hepatitis C
Rohit Talwani
Luciano Kapelusznik
William F. Wright
VIII. APPROACH TO RENAL-URINARY INFECTIONS
26. Urinary Tract Infections
Janaki C. Kuruppu
William F. Wright
27. Pyelonephritis and Renal Abscess
Jason Bailey
Janaki C. Kuruppu
William F. Wright
28. Catheter-Related Urinary Tract Infections
Clare Rock
Kerri A. Thom
William F. Wright
IX. APPROACH TO NEUROLOGICAL INFECTIONS
29. Meningitis
William F. Wright
30. Infectious Encephalitis
William F. Wright
31. Brain Abscess
William F. Wright
X. APPROACH TO ORTHOPEDIC-RELATED INFECTIONS
32. Osteomyelitis
William F. Wright
33. Septic Arthritis
William F. Wright
34. Prosthetic Joint Infections
William F. Wright
XI. APPROACH TO SKIN AND SOFT-TISSUE INFECTIONS
35. Cellulitis
William F. Wright
36. Necrotizing Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections
William F. Wright
37. Diabetic Foot Infections
William F. Wright
XII. APPROACH TO SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
38. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Eric Cox
Leonard A. Sowah
39. HIV and AIDS
Shivakumar Narayanan
Guesly DelvaRobert R. Red?eld
Bruce L. Gilliam
XIII. APPROACH TO INFECTIONS RELATED TO OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
40. Obstetrics and Gynecology-Related Infections
Jennifer Husson
Leonard A. Sowah
XIV. APPROACH TO EYE INFECTIONS
41. Infectious Keratitis
Jason Bailey
Anthony Amoroso
William F. Wright
42. Endophthalmitis
Adrian Majid
Anthony Amoroso
William F. Wright
XV. APPROACH TO SEPSIS
43. Systemic In?ammatory Response Syndrome and Sepsis
John Vaz
Devang M. Patel
William F. Wright
XVI. APPROACH TO TRANSPLANT-RELATED INFECTIONS
44. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Infections
Michael Tablang
David J. Riedel
45.Solid Organ Transplant Infections
Michael Tablang
Charles E. Davis
XVII. INFECTION CONTROLAND EPIDEMIOLOGY
46. Basic Approach to Infection Control and Epidemiology
Clare Rock
Surbhi Leekha
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