Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections

Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections

by David Isaacs
     
 

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Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections is expertly written by David Isaacs, an experienced author renowned for his knowledge in both pediatric infections and evidence-based medicine. It critically analyses the evidence for decision making in neonatal infections.

Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections

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Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections is expertly written by David Isaacs, an experienced author renowned for his knowledge in both pediatric infections and evidence-based medicine. It critically analyses the evidence for decision making in neonatal infections.

Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections

* The first evidence-based text on neonatal infections

* Provides practical guidance where evidence is poor

* Complements David Isaacs’ Evidence-Based Pediatric Infectious Diseases (9781405148580)

Practical and evidence-based, Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections is designed to help the clinician with day-to-day decisions on the care of newborn babies with possible, probable or proven infections. It considers clinical questions relevant to neonatologists, analysing the evidence carefully and providing recommendations for optimum management of neonatal infectious diseases, whilst reflecting on:

  • Efficacy and safety
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Adverse effects
  • Ethical considerations

Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections provides a unique reference for neonatologists, pediatricians, trainees, specialist nurses; general practitioners, microbiologists, infection control doctors, and all staff in neonatal units.

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“This is a comprehensive, brief, and very clinical approach to neonatal infections with an international flavor.”  (Doody’s, 12 December 2014)

“The book is a workable length and is best targeted at the neonatal fellow or pediatric resident with an interest in neonatology.  It should be widely used in the resident’s work space as a quick definitive guide to management of neonatal infections and as a tool for discussion of the wisdom of starting therapeutic agents and optimal approaches to the diagnostic challenges of the sick neonate.”  (Clinical Infectious Diseases, 22 August 2014)

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Jay P. Goldsmith, MD (Tulane University School of Medicine)
Description: Written solely by an experienced Australian pediatric infectious disease expert, this book covers practical issues in almost all areas of neonatal infections.
Purpose: The purpose is to pull together the author's 30 years of experience in pediatric infectious disease to create a very practical approach to infectious disease issues in newborns. This is a worthy objective since these problems are frequently encountered by clinicians in the nursery. However, even though the recommendations of the author are evidence based, many of those in controversial areas differ from the committee opinions of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committees on Infectious Disease and Fetus and Newborn.
Audience: The intended audience is clinicians working in newborn nurseries and NICUs. However, the level of the book makes it appropriate for residents and fellows. The author also indicates he hopes policymakers will be interested in the book, although there is very little here that would shape policy in the U.S.
Features: The book is divided into 24 chapters on subjects ranging from searching for evidence and epidemiology to different types of infections and the target organs. Chapters are also devoted to surveillance and infection control as well as infections in developing countries. There are adequate illustrations, but the quality of the pictures is just mediocre. Offsets in the body of the text with questions and recommendations are the best aspect of this book.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive, brief, and very clinical approach to neonatal infections with an international flavor. It is not as comprehensive as the standard book in this field, Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant, 7th edition, Remington et al. (Elsevier, 2011), and some of the recommendations differ from those of the AAP. Thus, it must be recommended with caution to U.S. clinicians.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470654606
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/10/2014
Series:
Evidence-Based Medicine Series
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,172,929
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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