Clinical Use of Anti-infective Agents

A Guide on How to Prescribe Drugs Used to Treat Infections

  • Robert W. Finberg
  • Roy Guharoy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction to Anti-infective Therapy, Structures and Mechanisms of Action of Commonly Used Antibacterial Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-4
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  3. The Clinician Approaches a Patient with an Infectious Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
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      Pages 81-84
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About this book

Introduction

          This book is an overview of the clinical approach to the use of anti-infective agents. A brief description of the drugs used to treat infections is followed by an analysis of approaches to diseases caused by different organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses). The final section consists of a series of cases in which the authors outline the rationale for the use of each drug in a clinical setting. A set of appendices provide dosing recommendations for oral and parenteral administration as well as a list of drug interactions for commonly used anti-infective drugs.

          For students of pharmacology and medical students, the illustrative cases describing how to approach patients, as well as organisms, are included along with a brief discussion of clinical approaches to making a diagnosis and treating a patient with an infection.

          The book is intended as an introduction for pharmacy students interested in applying their knowledge of drugs to patients, and for nurse practitioners, medical students, residents, and practicing physicians, who need to understand the basic principles of treating patients with infections.

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert W. Finberg
    • 1
  • Roy Guharoy
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical School, Dept. Biochemistry &University of MassachusettsWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.UMass Memorial Medical CenterWorcesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1068-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1067-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1068-3
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