1st Edition

Respiratory Infections

Edited By Sanjay Sethi Copyright 2010
    356 Pages 80 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    360 Pages 80 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Utilizing a syndrome-based approach, Respiratory Infections provides pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, and immunologists with essential and thorough knowledge of respiratory infections and the multitude of diseases that make us these infections, including pneumonia, tuberculosis, HIV, and cystic fibrosis. The only source to bridge the gap between respiratory infections and infectious disease, this text advises the clinician on how to easily and rapidly identify, treat, and manage respiratory infections. 

    Key features of this integral resource include:

    The Scope of Respiratory Tract Infections
    Michael S. Niederman
    Host Defense Against Infection in the Airways
    Pieter S. Hiemstra
    Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis in Respiratory Tract Infection
    Timothy F. Murphy
    Acute Bronchitis
    Thomas J. Kufel
    Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Himanshu Desai and Sanjay Sethi
    Paul King
    Exacerbations of Cystic Fibrosis
    Ruxana T. Sadikot
    Community-Acquired Pneumonia
    Elbio Mariano Esperatti and Antoni Torres Marti
    Health Care–Associated Pneumonia
    Ali A. El Solh
    Managing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Antibiotic Therapy and Targeted Prevention
    Alexandra Chroneou, Nikolaos Zias, and Donald E. Craven
    Pneumonia in ARDS
    Jean-Damien Ricard, Didier Dreyfuss, and Damien Roux
    Pulmonary Infections in Immunosuppressed Patients
    Rana Kaplan and Dorothy A. White
    Respiratory Infections in HIV-Positive Patients
    Rosemary Boyton and Clare Sander
    Chi-Chiu Leung and Wing-Wai Yew
    Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Respiratory Infections
    Brendan J. Clark and Charles L. Daley
    Fungal Infections
    Tom Lim, John H. MacGregor, and Christopher H. Mody
    Emerging Infections: Influenza, Avian Influenza, and Pandemic Influenza
    Alan J. Lesse
    Emerging Modalities for Diagnosis (Including Biomarkers)
    David R. Murdoch
    New Management Modalities
    Thomas M. File, Jr.


    Sanjay Sethi