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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Contents

Preface vii
1
Antibacterial Agents
16
Definitive Therapy
101
3F Mycobacteria
173
EmpiricTherapy
181
Clinical CāSBS
223
5E Case 5
229
5K Case 11
235
Review lesians and Answers
245
Appendix
257
Dosing of Antibacterial Agents in Adults With Renal Insufficiency
269
Antibacterial Agents in Pregnancy
276
Treatment of Infections Caused by Bacterial Agents of Bioterrorism
284
Index
293
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