Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians: The ABCs of Choosing the Right Antibacterial Agent / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Easy-to-apply set of principles for selecting the right antibiotic
Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians, Second Edition, shows you how to apply your knowledge of pharmacology and microbiology in order to select the appropriate antibiotic. Rather than rely on rote memorization, you’ll learn the underlying rationale for treatment of common infectious diseases and pathogens. The text focuses on antibacterial agents, examining individual antibiotics and antibiotic classes as well as definitive and empiric therapies—providing a framework for prescription and clinical preparation for students training to be physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacologists, or medical technologists. Clinicians also rely on Antibiotic Basics for quick reference or review.
The Second Edition includes current research and new approaches to emerging resistant organisms such as community-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing bacteria. In addition, the book has been updated to reflect changes in treatment guidelines, including new guidelines for Clostridium difficile colitis and urinary tract infections.
Special features help you “think like a clinician”:
- Illustrations help you understand how antibiotics fight against bacterial infections.
- Mnemonics throughout the text make it easier to remember which antibiotics are prescribed for specific pathogens.
- Searchable online version of the text takes you to the content you need from any web-enabled device.
- Case studies demonstrate how the principles set forth in the text are applied in clinical practice.
- Questions and answers improve your ability to choose the right antibacterial agent.
- Appendices include dosing for adults and children, use of antibacterial agents in pregnancy, and treatment of bioterrorism agents.
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Table of Contents
BACTERIAL BASICS Cell Envelope Protein Production Replication Summary of Bacterial Basics
ANTIBACTERIAL AGENTS Antibiotics That Target the Cell Envelope
Penicillins Cephalosporins Carbapenems Monobactams
Antibiotics That Block Protein Production
Rifamycins Aminoglycosides Macrolides and Ketolides Tetracyclines and Glycylcyclines Chloramphenicol Clindamycin Streptogramins Linezolid
Antibiotics That Target DNA and Replication
Sulfa Drugs Quinolones Metronidazole
Antimycobacterial Agents Summary of Antibacterial Agents
DEFINITIVE THERAPY (RIGHT DRUG FOR BUG)
Staphylococci Pneumococci Other Streptococci Enterococci Other Gram-Positive Bacteria
Curved Gram-Negative Bacilli Other Gram-Negative Bacteria
Anaerobic Gram-Negative Bacilli
Chlamydia Mycoplasma Legionella Brucella Francisella tularensis Rickettsia
Treponema pallidum Borrelia burgdorferi Leptospira interrogans
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Mycobacterium avium Complex
EMPIRIC THERAPY Pneumonia Urinary Tract Infections Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Meningitis Cellulitis Otitis Media Infective Endocarditis Intravascular-Related Catheter Infections Intra-Abdominal Infections
CLINICAL CASES Case 1
Answers to Clinical Cases
REVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Review Questions Answers to Review Questions
APPENDICES Dosing of Antibacterial Agents in Adults Dosing of Antibacterial Agents in Children Dosing of Antibacterial Agents in Adults with Renal Insufficiency Antibacterial Agents in Pregnancy Generic and Trade Names of Commonly Used Antibacterial Agents Treatment of Infections Caused by Bacterial Agents of Bioterrorism Medical References Literary References Answers to Chapter Questions