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Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Strategies for Management / Edition 1

Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Strategies for Management / Edition 1

by Antoni Torres, Rosario Menendez


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ISBN-13: 9780470058091
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/09/2008
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Antoni Torres, Cap de Servei de Pneumologia i Al'lèrgia Respiratria, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, BARCELONA, SPAIN; Chairman, ERS Task Force on European Guidelines on hospital acquired pneumonia; Head, ERS Scientific Assembly on Respiratory Infections.

Dr Rosario Menéndez, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, BARCELONA, SPAIN.

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Table of Contents


List of Contributors

1 Epidemiology of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Outside Hospital (Theo JM Verheij)

2 Epidemiology of Adult Hospitalized Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Mark Woodhead)

3 Microbial Aetiology and Antibiotic Resistances in

Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Gerard Huchon)

4 Microbiological Diagnosis of Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Margareta Ieven)

5 Empirical Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Current Guidelines (Javier Aspa, Olga Rajas, Felipe Rodríguez de Castro, José Blanquer and Antoni Torres)

6 Pathogen Directed Antimicrobial Treatment of Pneumonia (Santiago Ewig and Sóren Gatermann)

7 General Pharmacological Considerations in Antibiotic Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Francesco Blasi, Mario Cazzola and Paolo Tarsia)

8 β-Lactams in the Therapy of Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Michael S. Niederman)

9 Macrolides and Ketolides (Javier Garau)

10 Role of Fluoroquinolones in the Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Tobias Welte)

11 Non-Responding Pneumonia (Rosario Menendez)

12 Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination for Prevention of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Immunocompetent Adults (Ake Ortqvist)

13 Adjunctive Therapy in Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Anna P. Lam and Richard G. Wunderink)


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