Infectious Diseases of the Respiratory Tract / Edition 1

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From the common cold to many life-threatening conditions such as tuberculosis, infectious disease of the respiratory tract is a widespread problem. This text provides a complete and highly illustrated dossier of information and practical advice on both pathogens and major syndromes. It also includes coverage of key support and highly specialized areas such as pediatrics, foreign travel, and intensive care management. Care of patients with major respiratory infections ideally involves coordinated multidisciplinary teamwork. Such teams are managed by physicians with a breadth of knowledge spanning numerous specialties that include infectious disease, radiology, microbiology, surgery, intensive care, thoracic medicine and tropical medicine. Culling expertise from these fields, this text forms a comprehensive and invaluable reference for all involved in the care and diagnosis of respiratory infection.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book will be a valuable addition to the reference section of any medical library, large or small. ...its target audience is physicians, it will also be useful to medical students and residents. It is a very useful work and highly recommended." E-Streams

"The quality of radiographs is excellent...a worthwhile purchase for the respirologist or infectious-diseases consultant with an interest in pneumonia." Michael E. Ellis, New England Journal of Medicine

"Infectious Diseases of the Respiratory Tract mixes a traditional and a novel approach to this subject. The traditional approach is reflected in the discussion of diagnostic methods, major respiratory tract pathogens, and respiratory tract syndromes. The novel approach is to include a variety of topics such as respiratory tract infections associated with foreign travel, miscellaneous agents of pneumonia and lower respiratory tract infections, and pulmonary infections in patients with cystic fibrosis. The discussion of pneumonia due to the major respiratory tract pathogens is generally good. The quality of the radiographs is excellent. ...a worthwhile purchase for the respirologist or infectious-diseases consultant with an interest in pneumonia." Thomas Marrie, M.D., The New England Journal of Medicine

"Chapters are well referenced, often with over 200 citations each. The chapters regarding new diagnostic methods and tests are very current. The book has an international style that is enjoyable and useful. ...the writing is excellent...." Robert L. Danner, MD; Respiratory Care

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521405546
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 615
  • Sales rank: 1,565,059
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Diagnosis, Host, Defence and Antimicrobials: 1. Laboratory diagnosis of respiratory infections M. Kalin, M. Grandien and B. Petrini; 2. Radiological aspects of lung infection J. Weir; 3. Respiratory defences against infection N. Waravdekar and H. Reynolds; 4. General principles of antimicrobial therapy P. Venkatesan and M Wood; Part II. Respitatory Infections due to Major Respiratory Pathogens: 5. Pneumococcal pneumonia M. Kalin; 6. Staphylococcal pneumonia M. Ellis; 7. Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella infections M. Kalin; 8. Gram negative bacillary pneumonia M. Ellis; 9. Viral lower respiratory tract infections M. Ellis; 10. Cytomegalovirus pneumonia M. Ellis; 11. Non-tuberculous mycobacteria M. Ellis and R. Frothingham; 12. Actinomycosis and nocardiosis M. Ellis; 13. Pneumonia due to small bacterial organisms G. Douglas; 14. Legionellosis J. Watson and J. MacFarlane; 15. Tuberculosis J. Friend; 16. Fungal respiratory disease M. Ellis; Part III. Major Respiratory Syndromes: 17. Community acquired pneumonia J. Friend; 18. Community acquired fungal pneumonias D. McKinsey; 19. Hospital acquired pneumonia G. Miller and M. Ellis; 20. Anaerobic lung infection, lung abscess and empysema J. Khan and M. Ellis; 21. Pneumonia in the immunocompromised G. Donowitz; 22. HIV associated respiratory infections E. Ong; 23. Lower respiratory infection in children J. Couriel; 24. Pulmonary infection in cystic fibrosis A. Webb, J. Morecroft and M. Dodd; 25. Upper respiratory tract infections M. Ellis and P. McArthur; 26. Respiratory infections associated with foreign travel C. Parry and A. Harries; 27. Intensive care management of the critically ill patient with pneumonia G. Miller; 28. Diseases associated with persistant or recurrent pulmonary infiltrates M. Ellis; 29. Chronic air flow obstruction, acute and chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis H. Rea and A. Wells; 30. Miscellaneous pneumonic agents and others causing lower respiratory tract infection M. Ellis.

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