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Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians, Choosing the Right Antibacterial Agent
Alan R. Hauser MD, PhD
Department of Microbiology/Immunology and Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL


Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians, Choosing the Right Antibacterial AgentInfectious Diseases

Easy-to-apply set of principles for selecting the right antibiotic

Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians, Second Edition, shows you how to apply your knowledge of pharmacology and microbiology in order to select the appropriate antibiotic.  Rather than rely on rote memorization, you’ll learn the underlying rationale for treatment of common infectious diseases and pathogens. The text focuses on antibacterial agents, examining individual antibiotics and antibiotic classes as well as definitive and empiric therapies—providing a framework for prescription and clinical preparation for students training to be physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacologists, or medical technologists. Clinicians also rely on Antibiotic Basics for quick reference or review.

The Second Edition includes current research and new approaches to emerging resistant organisms such as community-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing bacteria.  In addition, the book has been updated to reflect changes in treatment guidelines, including new guidelines for Clostridium difficile colitis and urinary tract infections.

 Special features help you “think like a clinician”:

  • Illustrations help you understand how antibiotics fight against bacterial infections.
  • Mnemonics throughout the text make it easier to remember which antibiotics are prescribed for specific pathogens.
  • Searchable online version of the text takes you to the content you need from any web-enabled device.
  • Case studies demonstrate how the principles set forth in the text are applied in clinical practice.
  • Questions and answers improve your ability to choose the right antibacterial agent.
  • Appendices include dosing for adults and children, use of antibacterial agents in pregnancy, and treatment of bioterrorism agents.

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Electronic Media Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians: The ABCs of Choosing the Right Antibacterial Agent (Book with Access Code) , 2nd Edition

$61.00  
Format Softcover
Medium Electronic Access
ISBN 9781451112214
Copyright Year 2012
Edition 2
Length 336 Pages
Illustrations 100 Illustrations


Edition: 2
ISBN/ISSN: 9781451112214
Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Pages: 336
Pub Date: March 09, 2012
Weight: 1.25

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