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Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics in Theory and Clinical Practice

2nd Edition

By Nightingale, Mur

Edited by H. Nightingale Charles, Paul G. Ambrose, George L. Drusano, Takeo Murakawa

CRC Press

536 pages | 143 B/W Illus.

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Taking readers from the research laboratory to the bedside, this Second Edition compiles essential information on the pharmacodynamics of all major classes of the antimicrobial armamentarium including penicillins, cephalosposorins, cephamycins, carbapenems, monobactams, aminoglycosides, quinolones, macrolides, antifungals, antivirals, and emerging agents currently in development. Written by experienced professionals in the field, this guide uses an abundance of examples to depict methods to apply pharmacodynamic concepts to everyday clinical practice.


"The book provides expansive, in-depth content to allow readers to become more sophisticated in their ability to interpret pharmacodynamic data and literature….The addition to more of the chapters of case studies and/or hypothetical scenarios involving the application of pharmacodynamic principles may have enhanced the readers’ ability to be able to apply the pharmacodynamic theories and concepts that are discussed so thoroughly in the book…this text is an authoritative, highly informative, and useful compilation of material that would otherwise be difficult for clinicians, researchers, or educators to locate and assimilate." —David J. Ritchie (Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis College of Pharmacy), Clinical Infectious Diseases, 15 June 2008

Table of Contents

Introduction. Pharmacodynamics of Antimicrobials: General Concepts and Applications Impact of Pharmacodynamics on Breakpoint Selection for Susceptibility Testing. Non-Clinical Models of Infection. In Vitro Antibiotic Pharmacokinetic Models. Animal Models of Infection for the Study of Antibiotic Pharmacodynamics. The Predictive Value of Laboratory Tests for Efficacy of Antibiotic Combination Therapy. Antibacterial Agents. Beta-Lactam Antibiotics. Aminoglycoside Antibiotics. Quinolones. Glycopeptides. Macrolide, Azalide and Ketolides. Metronidazole, and Clindamycin. Streptogramins, Oxazolididones. Tetracyclines. Antiviral Agents. Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors. Protease Inhibitors. Hepatitis B and C. Antifungal Agents. Amphotericin. Azoles. Gulcan Synthase Inhibitors. Antimalarial Agents. Anti-Malarials. Pharmacodynamics in Drug Development. Human Pharmacodynamics of Anti-Infectives: Determination from Clinical Trial Data. Pharmacodynamics in Global Bridging Studies. Toxicodynamics. Pharmacodynamics and Resistance. Antibacterial Resistance. Application of PK-PD to Clinical and Formulary Decisions. Basic Pharmacoeconomics. Utilizing Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacoeconomics in Clinical and Formulary Decision Making.

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Infectious Disease and Therapy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Pharmacy