2012

Clinical Use of Anti-infective Agents

A Guide on How to Prescribe Drugs Used to Treat Infections

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-1067-6 (Print) 978-1-4614-1068-3 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Introduction to Anti-infective Therapy, Structures and Mechanisms of Action of Commonly Used Antibacterial Agents

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      Introduction and History

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      Pages 5-14

      Basic Principles of Drug Delivery and Dosing

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      Pages 15-19

      Sulfonamides

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      Pages 21-30

      Penicillins

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      Pages 31-36

      Cephalosporins

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      Pages 37-39

      Monobactams

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      Pages 41-44

      Carbapenems

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      Pages 45-56

      Glycopeptides and Other Agents Used to Treat Gram-Positive Cocci

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      Pages 57-62

      Aminoglycosides

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      Pages 63-66

      Macrolides

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      Pages 67-70

      Metronidazole and Clindamycin

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      Pages 71-74

      Quinolones

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      Pages 75-78

      Tetracyclines

  3. The Clinician Approaches a Patient with an Infectious Disease

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      Pages 79-79

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      Pages 81-84

      Clinical Approach to the Treatment of Infectious Diseases

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      Pages 85-96

      Understanding Drug Allergies and Drug Toxicities

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      Pages 97-98

      Principles of Antibiotic Resistance

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      Pages 99-101

      Clinical Approach to Treatment of Bacterial Infections

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      Pages 103-104

      Clinical Approach to Treatment of Mycobacterial Infections

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      Pages 105-110

      Clinical Approach to Treatment of Fungal Infections

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      Pages 111-116

      Clinical Approach to Treatment of Viral Infections

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 127-181

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