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1st Edition

Antibiotic Therapy for Geriatric Patients

ISBN 9780824727833
Published September 14, 2005 by CRC Press
768 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Written by the foremost authorities on the topic, this reference provides quick access to essential information on specific antibiotics, major clinical infections, selected pathogens, and infections in long-term elderly-care facilities-summarizing the vast array of topics related to infectious diseases in older adults including epidemiology, clinical manifestations, altered host resistance, and pharmacology.

Table of Contents

Epidemiology and Unique Aspects of Infections. Clinical Manifestations of Infections. Host Resistance. Functional Assessment. Nutritional Assessment and Intervention. Pharmacology. Penicillins. Cephalosporins. Carbapenems. Monobactams. Beta-lactamase Inhibitors. Glycopeptides. Quinolones. Aminoglycosides. Tetracyclines.. Mcarolides/Ketolides. Clindamycin. Metronidazole. Chloramphenicol. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Nitrofurans. Streptogrammins. Linezolids. Antiuberculous Drugs. Antiviral Drugs. Antifungal Drugs. Antiparasitic Drugs. Eye Infections. Oral Infections. Sinus and Ear Infections. Respiratory Infections. Tuberculosis. Intraabdominal Infections. Viral Hepatitis. Urinary Tract Infections. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. Herpes Zoster. Bacterial Meningitis.Infective Endocarditis. Bone and Joint Infections. Prosthetic Device Infections. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. Septic Shock. Bacteria. Fungi. Viruses. Parasites. New and Emerging Pathogens. Unique Aspects of Nursing Home Setting. Common Infections. Infection Control

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