Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians: Choosing the Right Antibacterial Agent

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 318 pages
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Designed for quick, easy comprehension, this handbook reference will assist medical students in understanding the rationale behind antibiotic selection for common bacterial pathogens and infectious disease presentations. By supplying the rationale for choosing antibiotics, the book reduces the amount of memorization necessary for proper antibiotic prescribing.

The book is heavily illustrated with two-color figures and includes fact-anecdotes, interesting ancillary information, mnemonics, and questions to test understanding. Appendices include dosing in adults and children; antibacterial agents in pregnancy; generic and trade names of commonly used antibacterial agents; and treatment of infections caused by bacterial agents of bioterrorism.


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Preface vii
Antibacterial Agents 15
Empiric Therapy
Review Questions and Answers 245
Appendix 257
Dosing of Antibacterial Agents in Adults With Renal Insufficiency 268
Antibacterial Agents in Pregnancy 276
Treatment of Infections Caused by Bacterial Agents of Bioterrorism 284
Index 293
Clinical Cases 223

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activity against aerobic Additional Readings aerobic Gram-negative bacteria amikacin aminoglycosides Aminopenicillins ampicillin anaerobic bacteria antibiotic(s antibiotics antimicrobial agents antimicrobial therapy antipseudomonal Antistaphylococcal penicillins avium complex azithromycin aztreonam bacterium carbapenems cefazolin cefepime cefotaxime cefotetan ceftazidime ceftriaxone cefuroxime cephalosporins Chlamydia chloramphenicol cillin ciprofloxacin clarithromycin Clin Infect clindamycin Clostridium community-acquired daptomycin disease divided doses q6-8h doxycycline drugs endocarditis Enterobacteriaceae enterococci ertapenem erythromycin ethambutol Extended-spectrum penicillins g/day gentamicin Gram Gram-negative Gram-negative bacilli Gram-positive Haemophilus influenzae imipenem Infants and children isoniazid IV/IM in divided Legionella levofloxacin linezolid macrolides meningitis meropenem methicillin-resistant metronidazole mg PO q24h mg/kg mg/kg/day IV/IM monocytogenes moxifloxacin Mycobacterium nafcillin natural penicillins oral oxacillin PBPs penicillin peptidoglycan piperacillin PO/IV Pseudomonas aeruginosa q6h maximum quinolones Quinolones Ciprofloxacin regimens renally dosed resistance ribosome rifampin side chain Staphylococcus aureus strains Streptococcus pneumoniae streptomycin susceptible Table telithromycin tetracyclines third-generation cephalosporins tigecycline tobramycin treat infections caused TREATMENT OF INFECTIONS trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole tuberculosis vancomycin viridans group streptococci

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