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1st Edition

Respiratory Infections

Edited By

Sanjay Sethi

ISBN 9781420080346
Published December 18, 2009 by CRC Press
360 Pages 80 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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:

Table of Contents

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.

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