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Respiratory Infections

1st Edition

By Lionel Mandell, Mark Woodhead, Santiago Ewig, Antoni Torres

CRC Press

656 pages

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pub: 2006-10-27
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The aim of the volume is to provide an authoritative and international treatise bringing together current knowledge in the field of respiratory infection. The book will be organised by presentation rather than causative organism, a differentiating feature from the existing competition, and will be divided into four parts - 'General Issues', 'Commun

Table of Contents

PART 1 General issues Section A Host defences 1 Non-immunologic mechanisms of pulmonary defense Theo J Moraes and Gregory P Downey 2 Phagocytes in the pulmonary host defense system Ping Zhang, Carol M Mason, and Steve Nelson 3 Cell-mediated immunity in the lung Galen B Toews and John J Osterholzer 4 Humoral immunity in the lung Lisa Gamble and Warren Summer 5 Cytokine and chemokine network in the infected lung Yves Bergeron and Michel G Bergeron Section B Pathogens 6 Microbiology as it relates to pulmonary infection Daryl J Hoban and Heather J Adam 7 Hosta bacterial interactions and chronic bronchitis Robert Wilson Section C Principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy 8 Antimicrobials for pulmonary infections Andy IM Hoepelman and Jan Jelrik Oosterheert 9 Antibiotic resistance Javier Garau and Esther Calbo 10 Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as they apply to the lung Sungmin Kiem and Jerome J Schentag Section D Non-antimicrobial therapies 11 Non-antibiotic therapy Richard G Wunderink Section E Principles of microbial investigation 12 Diagnostic samples and procedures Margareta Ieven PART 2 Community-acquired infections Section A Upper respiratory tract infections 13 The common cold Nikolaos G Papadopoulos, Maria Xatzipsalti, and Sebastian L Johnston 14 Otitis media Christopher Del Mar and Allan W Cripps 15 Sinus infection Isam Alobid, Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen, and Joaquim Mullol 16 Pharyngitis and tonsillitis Paul Little

About the Authors

Antoni Torres, UVIR/Dept of Pulmonology, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain

Santiago Ewig, Department of Medicine, University of Bonn, Germany

Lionel Mandell, Professor of Medicine, McMaster University, Canada

Mark Woodhead, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine