Mayo Clinic Antimicrobial Therapy: Quick Guide

Mayo Clinic Antimicrobial Therapy: Quick Guide

by John W. Wilson, Lynn L. Estes
     
 

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Launching on Oxford Medicine Online in 2012, with the full-text of eight Mayo Clinic Scientific Press (MCSP) print titles and a bank of multiple-choice questions, Mayo Clinic Toolkit provides a single location for resident, fellow, and practicing clinicians to undertake the self-testing necessary to prepare for, and pass, the Boards.See more details below

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Launching on Oxford Medicine Online in 2012, with the full-text of eight Mayo Clinic Scientific Press (MCSP) print titles and a bank of multiple-choice questions, Mayo Clinic Toolkit provides a single location for resident, fellow, and practicing clinicians to undertake the self-testing necessary to prepare for, and pass, the Boards.

The medical management of infectious diseases and antimicrobial therapy can be a daunting task for health care professionals. Mayo Clinic Antimicrobial Therapy: Quick Guide, Second Edition, provides information about infectious diseases and antimicrobial therapy in a format that is readily accessible and easily applicable to the clinical environment. Highlights of this resource include drug dosing recommendations for renal function and renal replacement therapies, drugs of choice for specific organisms (including bacteria, fungi, and viruses), and simplified antimicrobial and management recommendations for specific infectious syndromes.

Highlights of The Mayo Clinic Toolkit include:

- Each title is presented in an enhanced format, allowing the enlargement and download of all figures and images, and linking to external sources referenced in the text.
- The multiple-choice questions are designed to mirror those in the Board exam for realistic preparation; they also link back to the relevant title, and allow the user to measure their development through the recording of practice-exam success.
- It can be accessed on a range of internet enabled devices, giving residents, fellows, and practicing clinicians the choice to study in locations which suit them
- Subscription lengths range from 1-month to a full year.

Combining two complimentary resource types into a single location, with enhancements to the print works, the flexibility to choose where and when to study, and the ability to monitor revision progress, Mayo Clinic Toolkit is truly the go-to site for Board preparation.

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Editorial Reviews

Reviewer:Christopher J Destache, Pharm. D.(Creighton University School of Pharmacy)
Description:This pocket reference for busy healthcare professionals is divided into four sections covering fundamentals of antimicrobial agents, antimicrobial dosing in adults and children, treatment of specific organisms, and infectious syndromes in adults.
Purpose:It is intended as a simplified, quick guide for the broad area of infectious diseases and antimicrobial therapy. Certainly, the area of infectious diseases and antimicrobial therapy is vast and, although there are online references and books devoted to this area, this pocket reference provides a readily accessible guide. This book serves as a good pocket guide for this busy clinician.
Audience:The audience includes practitioners (medical and pharmacy), residents (medical and pharmacy), and all healthcare students who would like to have a readily available resource. The authors are infectious disease authorities who practice at Mayo Clinic.
Features:The guide starts out with some of the basics of antimicrobials, including spectrum of activity, pharmacokinetics, and major side effects, mostly in table format. This is followed by tables for appropriate dosing based on creatinine clearances. It discusses dosing during CRRT, which is unique. The guide details appropriate vancomycin and aminoglycoside dosing based on current guidelines at Mayo Clinic and pediatric dosing of antimicrobials. The next section on preferred and alternative antimicrobials for specific bacteria, fungi, and viruses uses tables that include the preferred and alternative drug(s), but without recommended dosing. The last section is largely devoted to infectious syndromes in adults and the common diagnostic and treatment modalities for these syndromes. Here, some of the syndromes include first-line and alternative antimicrobial agents including dosing and some have the first-line and alternative agents. The enhanced readability of the tables is an asset, but the lack of references is a shortcoming.
Assessment:This pocket guide covers many of the same areas, but not in as much detail as the standard in this field, The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2009, 39th edition, Gilbert et al. (Antimicrobial Therapy, Incorporated, 2009). The advantages of the Sanford Guide are the references and completeness. The advantages of this guide are its readability and CVVH tables.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199797783
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/26/2011
Series:
Mayo Clinic Scientific Press Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 4.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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