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Practical Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease

A Hands-On Guide, 1st Edition

Edited by Firza Alexander Gronthoud

CRC Press

408 pages

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Description

Practical Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease: A hands-on guide offers practical tips and essential guidance for the clinical microbiologist and healthcare professional to put theoretical knowledge into daily practice. Using common clinical situations and problems as a guide, the handbook is intended to support the healthcare professional from interpretation of laboratory results, to consultation and infection control.

Key Features

  • Concisely covers the critical clinical microbiology and infectious disease topics with an emphasis on translating theoretical knowledge into clinical practice
  • Provides practical guidance and solutions to commonly encountered issues and scenarios
  • Presented in an accessible format to rapidly aid the clinician in day to day practice

Table of Contents

Table of contents

Section 1 Principles of Infection Management

    1. Pillars of Infection Management
    2. Dr. Firza Gronthoud

    3. Diagnostic Stewardship
    4. Dr. Firza Gronthoud

    5. Antimicrobial Stewardship
    6. Dr. Firza Gronthoud

    7. Infection Prevention and Control

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

Section 2 Diagnosis of Infections

2.1 Commensal flora

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

2.2 Diagnosing Bacterial Infections

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

2.3 Diagnosing Viral Infections

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

2.4 Diagnosing Invasive Fungal Infections

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

2.5 Diagnosing Parasitic Infections

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

2.6 Laboratory Detection of β-lactam Resistance in Enterobacteriaceae

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

2.7 Understanding the antibiogram

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

2.8 Understanding Microbiological Culture

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

2.9 Understanding Serology

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

2.10 Understanding Molecular Diagnosis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

Section 3 Treatment of Infections

3.1 Basic Principles of Antimicrobial treatment

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

3.2 Basic Principles of Antifungal treatment

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

3.3 β-lactam Allergy

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

3.4 Antimicrobial agents in pregnant women

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

3.5 Antimicrobial agents and liver injury

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

3.6 Antimicrobial agents and neurotoxicity

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

3.7 Antimcrobial agents and drug interactions

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

3.8 Pharmaco kinetic and Pharmaco dynamic Considerations

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

3.9 Source Control

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

3.10 Antibiotic treatment failure

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

Section 4 Special Problems

4.1 Acute Streptococcal Pharyngitis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.2 Animal Bites

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.3 Asymptomatic bacteriuria

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.4 Atypical Pneumonia

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.5 Bacterial skin and soft tissue infections

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.6 Bloodstream infections

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.7 Bordetella pertussis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.8 Breast abscess

Dr. Jennifer Tomlins & Simon Tiberi

4.9 Bronchiectasis

Dr. Patrick Lillie

4.10 Bronchitis

Dr. Patrick Lillie

4.11 Brucellosis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.12 Candiduria

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.13 Cardiac Implanted Device associated infections

Dr. Julian Rycroft & Simon Tiberi

4.14 Chlamydia Trachomatis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.15 Cholangitis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.16 Deep Neck Space Infections

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.17 Empyema

Dr. Patrick Lillie

4.18 Encephalitis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.19 Endocarditis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.20 Neisseria Gonorrhea

Dr. Anda Samson

4.21 Hepatitis A

Dr. Anda Samson

4.22 Hepatitis B

Dr. Anda Samson

4.23 Hepatitis C

Dr. Anda Samson

4.24 Hepatitis E

Dr. Anda Samson

4.25 Histoplasmosis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.26 Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Opportunistic Infections

Dr. Anda Samson

4.27 Infections in haematopoietic stem cell transplants

Dr. Patrick Lillie

4.28 Infections in the ICU

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.29 Infectious Diarrhoea

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.30 Influenza

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.31 Intra-abdominal infections

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.32 Invasive Candidiasis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.33 Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.34 Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.35 Keratitis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.36 Lung abscess

Dr. Patrick Lillie

4.37 Measles

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.38 Meningitis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.39 Near Drowning associated pneumonia

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.40 Neutropaenic sepsis

Dr. Patrick Lillie

4.41 Non-resolving Pneumonia

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.42 Norovirus

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.43 Onychomycosis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.44 Osteomyelitis

Dr. Caryn Rosmarin

4.45 Otitis Externa

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.46 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.47 Perianal abscess

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.48 Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia (PJP) in patients with a haematological malignancy or solid-organ transplant

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.49 Pneumonia (CAP, HAP and VAP)

Dr. Patrick Lillie

4.50 Post Exposure prophylaxis for Healthcare Workers exposed to bloodborne viruses

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.51 Post-operative infections

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.52 Prosthetic Joint Infection

Dr. Devan Vaghela & Dr. Simon Tiberi

4.53 Protatitis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.54 Pyomyositis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.55 Ringworm

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.56 Salmonella carriage

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.57 Septic arthritis

Dr. Caryn Rosmarin

4.58 Septic bursitis

Dr. Caryn Rosmarin

4.59 Splenectomy from prophylaxis to treatment

Dr. Anda Samson

4.60 The immunocompromised patient

Dr. Anda Samson

4.61 Typhoid Fever

Dr. Julian Rycroft

4.62 Urinary Tract Infections

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

4.63 Uveitis

Dr. Anda Samson

4.64 Varicella Zoster

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

 

Section 5 Difficult to treat organisms

5.1 AmpC, Extended Spectrum Beta-lactamase and Carbapenemase producers

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

5.2 Acinetobacter baumannii

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

5.3 Achromobacter xylosoxidans

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

5.4 Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

5.5 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

5.6 Staphylococcus aureus

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

5.7 Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

5.8 Helicobacter pylori

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

5.9 Clostridioides difficile

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

5.10 Actinomycosis

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

5. 11 Nocardia

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

Section 6 Appendix

6.1 Syndromic Approach to Infections

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

6.2 Specimen collection

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

6.3 Spectrum of Activity of Antibiotics

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

6.4 Doses of common antimicrobials

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

6.5 Pathogen Specific Infection Control Precautions

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

6.6 Pillars of Infection Control

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

6.7 Transmission based Precautions

Dr. Firza Gronthoud

About the Editor

Dr. Firza Alexander Gronthoud has obtained his primary medical Degree in 2009 at Maastricht University. He completed his specialty training in 2015 in Medical Microbiology and Virology at the Amsterdam Medical Centre. During this period, he spent one year in Medan, Indonesia as part of an international research collaboration between the Netherlands and Indonesia. In 2015 he moved to the United Kingdom to take up his first consultant post at Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In 2017 he did the Diploma course in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Dr. Firza Alexander Gronthoud currently works as a consultant Microbiologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and is pursuing a Msc in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Edinburgh University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED000000
MEDICAL / General
MED022090
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MED045000
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine