Oxford American Handbook of Infectious Diseases

Oxford American Handbook of Infectious Diseases

by Aimee Zaas, Deverick J. Anderson, Kimberly E. Hanson, Elizabeth S. Dodds Ashley
     
 

Infectious diseases remain a predominant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Clinicians are facing new challenges such as emerging infections related to our global society and the increase in immunocompromised hosts. Drug resistance among bacterial and fungal isolates demands a working knowledge of common microbiologic testing and antimicrobial activity

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Infectious diseases remain a predominant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Clinicians are facing new challenges such as emerging infections related to our global society and the increase in immunocompromised hosts. Drug resistance among bacterial and fungal isolates demands a working knowledge of common microbiologic testing and antimicrobial activity profiles. This cutting-edge, point-of-care handbook distills the explosion of information in the field of infectious diseases for the busy clinician and trainee. Provided in a concise, accessible format, the Oxford American Handbook of Infectious Diseases comprehensively covers all areas of this expanding field, making it easily available at the clinician's fingertips. Features:
• Extensively covers specific diseases and conditions
• Detailed review of infection control procedures and policies
• Includes surveillance and management strategies for infection control

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Reviewer: Robert Gene Penn, MD (Nebraska Methodist Hospital)
Description: This is a comprehensive reference on infectious diseases in a concise, accessible format. It is part of the Oxford American Handbooks series, written and adapted for a U.S. audience from the U.K. version, Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Torok et al. (Oxford University Press, 2009).
Purpose: The authors provide a rapid reference on the wide range of infectious diseases. They successfully synthesize and provide a concise review of microbiology and antimicrobial pharmacotherapy, along with specific guidance on individual diseases and conditions.
Audience: This handbook should appeal to trainees, hospital physicians, general practitioners, and infectious disease specialists. The four editors have collaborated with the three authors of the U.K. version, who are noted for their extraordinary groundwork, in providing a concise, practical reference for the clinical setting.
Features: Emerging microbial drug resistance demands a working knowledge of common microbiological testing and antimicrobial activity profiles, and this book provides that in chapters covering basic microbiology, epidemiology, pharmacology, and clinical syndromes. The best clinical information is presented in a note format, complemented by hints, tips, and advice from the authors. Content is evidence based with useful links to up-to-date clinical information and online resources.
Assessment: This is an extraordinary concise reference for guidance in clinical infectious diseases, supported by definitions of basic terms and an overview of microbiology and antimicrobial pharmacology. It includes surveillance and management strategies for infection control. Although it does not include specific antibiotic doses, it is a handy pocket reference, offering reliable guidance for approaching a wide range of infectious diseases. Moreover, it would be perfect for test preparation for trainees.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195380132
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Series:
Oxford American Handbooks in Medicine Series
Pages:
800
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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