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A "Must-Have" reference for every emergency department and for every emergency department physician!

This is the first book on the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases, as they present to the Emergency Department, that's been written specifically for emergency physicians by emergency physicians. These expert authors, working in large urban Emergency Departments, understand the importance of having an authoritative reference at the ready for fast diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases occurring in all body systems.

The expert authors present:

  • Information selected and organized to meet the daily clinical needs of the emergency physician
  • Case presentations in every chapter
  • A Treatment Summary Box in each chapter, with at-a-glance review of recommended drugs and dosages
  • Considerations of special populations
  • Full treatment of current issues in infectious disease: bioterrorism (Anthrax, Smallpox, Plague, and Tularemia), sexually transmitted diseases, emerging infections (West Nile Virus, SARS, Hanta-Virus, and Leptospirosis), tick-borne diseases, fever in the returning traveler, and immunizations
  • Examination of HIV-associated infections in various body systems
  • Inclusion of TB-associated infections, influenza, CAP and bronchitis, and other lower respiratory tract infections
  • A close look at central nervous system infections, including meningitis and encephalitis
  • Guidance for gastrointestinal infections such as hepatitis, infectious diarrhea, and more
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Akhilesh Sharma, MBBS, MD (Creighton University)
Description: This is a review of topics in infectious diseases from the standpoint of an emergency department physician.
Purpose: According to the author, the purpose is to provide emergency department physicians with a practical reference that can easily be used on the job. These are worthy objectives, since emergency room physicians need to be able to triage patients properly based not only on the acuity of situation, but also on the infectious cause in order to be able to immediately start management and institute contact precautions. The book satisfies most of these worthwhile goals, while remaining easy to read.
Audience: It is intended for emergency room physicians, but house staff, medical students and other healthcare professionals who take care of patients in an emergency department setting would also benefit. In addition to the three main authors, a large number of contributors have authored various chapters. These authors bring a lot of expertise to their chapters and provide good information, although it results in a book with a variety of writing styles. That is not necessarily a negative factor, as a book like this is not usually read in one setting.
Features: The book covers a variety of cases and patients seen in an emergency room setting like CNS infections, lung infections, rashes, viral exanthems, UTI, deep tissue infections, endocarditis, hepatobiliary infections, skin soft tissue, bone and joint infections, and HIV. It also includes chapters dealing with hot topics like bioterrorism, emerging infections, occupational exposures, travel infections, etc. The best part of the book is the variety of topics it covers while managing to provide a concise review, most of the time in 4 to 6 pages. Many helpful tables, flow charts, and illustrations deal with management or differential diagnosis of various presentations. The book also includes a lot of illustrations though most are not color, and thus difficult to see, and the 51 color images in the middle of the book are not associated with particular chapters. The book does not claim to be a reference book for infectious diseases, thus infectious disease practitioners will not benefit from the book. People looking for detailed information on a certain infectious disease topic will not be satisfied. The lack of color pictures of clinical signs and rashes is a drawback.
Assessment: This book is very good in covering a vast variety of topics in infectious diseases from the viewpoint of an emergency room physician. It provides a quick and easy reference guide, tables on management and, best of all, descriptions of various cases to help educate. However, although the book is targeted to emergency department physicians and students, it still competes with a host of internal medicine textbooks including Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, 45th edition, Tierney et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2006), Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 16th edition, Kasper et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2005), Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 22nd edition, Goldman and Ausiello (Elsevier, 2004), and The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 31st edition, Green and Harris (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004), to name a few. All of these books, with exception of the Washington Manual, are more complete sources of information on the same topics. Thus, this book offers a lot of information which is already covered in other internal medicine texts, but manages to differentiate itself by focusing exclusively on infectious disease topics and using case histories.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071434164
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/15/2006
  • Series: Red and White Emergency Medicine Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 486
  • Product dimensions: 1.01 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 7.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen M. Slaven, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Section of Emergency Medicine

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

New Orleans, LA

Susan C. Stone, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

Fred A. Lopez, MD, FACP

Associate Professor and Vice Chair

Department of Medicine

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Louisiana State University School of Medicine

New Orleans, LA

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Table of Contents

1. Acute Rhinosinusitis, Keith Posley
2. Pharyngitis, Jeff Wiese & Michelle Guidry
3. Otitis, Jason M. Redd & Peter E. Sokolove
4. Odontogenic Infections, Conjunctivitis, Rhinitis, and Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis, Robert J. Paquette
5. Meningitis, Rodrigo Hasbun
6. Acute Encephalitis, Trevor J. Mills
7. Epidural Abscess and Brain Abscess, Lisa D. Mills8. HIV-Associated Central Nervous System Infections, Andrew Nevins & Mark Holodniy
9. Influenza, Bennett P. deBoisblanc & John R. Godke
10. Community-Acquired Pneumonia and Bronchitis, Peter DeBlieux
11. Tuberculosis, Juzar Ali
12. Anaerobic Lung Abscess, John R. Godke & Bennett P. deBoisblanc
13. Infective Endocarditis, Jorge A. Fernandez & Stuart P. Swadron
14. Myocarditis and Pericarditis, Jorge A. Martinez & Melissa A. McKay
15. Hepatitis, Jan M. Schoenberger
16. Hepatobiliary Infections, Robert L. Trowbridge
17. Peritonitis: Primary SBP and Second Peritonitis, Lynne McCullough & Sunil Schroff
18. Infectious Diarrhea, Tamara L. Thomas & Elizabeth Lynch
19. HIV-Associated Gastrointestinal Infections, Andrew Nevins & Mark Holodniy
20. Urinary Tract Infections, Jordan C. Foster & Osman Sayan
21. Febrile Child, Maureen McCollough & David Talan
22. Sepsis, Tonya Jagneaux, David E. Taylor, & Stephen P. Kantrow
23. Adverse Cutaneous Drug Eruptions, Jeffrey E. Frederic & Lee T. Nesbitt, Jr.
24. Primary Skin Infections: Impetigo, Erysipelas, Cellulitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, Fred A. Lopez, Ellen M. Slaven, & Charles V. Sanders
25. Pyogenic Skin and Soft Tissue Infections, Ellen M. Slaven & Fred A. Lopez
26. Viral-Associated Exanthems, Jeffrey C. Poole
27. Osteomyelitis/Infected Prosthetic Devices, Cedric J. Tankson & Peter C. Krause
28. Septic Arthritis, Javier Marquez, Liliana Candia, & Luis R. Espinoza
29. Plantar Puncture Wounds, Kathleen C. Hubbell
30. Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Heather Murphy-Lavoid & Keith Van Meter
31. Paronychias, Felons, and Tenosynovitis, Fiona E. Gallahue & Rafael E. Torres
32. Animals Bites and Rabies, Robert A. Green and Wallace A. Carter
33. Tetanus, Roma Hernandez & Sean Henderson
34. Bioterrorism: Anthrax, Smallpox, Plague, and Tularemia, Kerry King
35. Occupational Exposure in Health Care Personnel, Joanne T. Maffei
36. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Stephanie N. Taylor & David H. Martin
37. Emerging Infections, Stephen J. Playe & Pieter V. Esterhay
38. Tick-Borne Diseases, Julio E. Figueroa, II
39. Fever in the Returning Traveler, Diane M. Birnbaumer
40. Immunizations, Michael E. Hagensee
41. HIV in the Emergency Room, Ronald D. Wilcox

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