Blueprints Infectious Diseases

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Samir S. Shah, Kent K. Hu, Heidi M. Crane
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006 - Medical - 264 pages
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Designed as a quick read for both students on a pediatrics rotation and others who want to know more about the specialty, Blueprints Infectious Diseases covers the essentials of infectious diseases that every student will need to know.

Pocket-sized and practical, this book will cover the most common conditions students are likely to encounter. It focuses on the essential content students need to know during a rotation allowing for a fast, easy read. The text emphasizes pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.

Twenty-five multiple-choice and matching review questions are included to help students test their understanding of the subject. The book also features valuable appendices on career and residency opportunities, commonly prescribed medications, and a list of evidence-based resources for those who would like to learn more.

 

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Contents

Diagnostic Microbiology
1
Clinical and Diagnostic Virology
9
Gastrointestinal Viruses
14
Antimicrobial Agents
20
Antifungal Agents
26
Antiviral Agents Including Antiretrovirals
33
Central Nervous System Infections
53
Respiratory Tract Infections
70
Bloodstream Infections
127
Infections in Special Hosts
146
Fever
161
Travel Medicine
175
Prevention of Infection
197
Opportunities in Internal Medicine
212
Commonly Prescribed Medications
234
EvidenceBased Resources
243

Cardiac Infections
83
Genitourinary Tract Infections
101
Bone and Joint Infections
122

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About the author (2006)

Samir S. Shah, MD is Co-Director and Research Director of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital; and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati.Lisa B. Zaoutis, MD is Director, Pediatrics Residency Program, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia; and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania.Marina Catallozzi, MD is Assistant Professor of Population and Family Health and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY.Gary Frank, MD is Medical Director of Quality and Medical Management; and Hospitalist, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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