Drug Dosing in Obesity

Volume I: Antimicrobials

  • Syed Tabish R. Zaidi
  • Jason A. Roberts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Syed Tabish R. Zaidi
    Pages 1-12
  3. Iain J. Abbott, Kelly A. Cairns
    Pages 13-26
  4. Carmela Corallo, Syed Tabish R. Zaidi
    Pages 27-38
  5. Janattul-Ain Jamal, Jason A. Roberts
    Pages 39-44
  6. Renee Dimond, Rahul P. Patel, Syed Tabish R. Zaidi
    Pages 45-52
  7. Tara Anderson
    Pages 53-62
  8. Syed Tabish R. Zaidi, Brett Janson
    Pages 63-76
  9. Nicolette R. Holt, Karin A. Thursky
    Pages 77-96
  10. Tara Anderson
    Pages 97-107
  11. Janattul-Ain Jamal, Jason A Roberts
    Pages 109-115
  12. Eleanor van Dyk, Rahul P. Patel, Syed Tabish R. Zaidi
    Pages 117-125
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 127-133

About this book


This book provides an up to date review on antimicrobials dosing in obese patients, including practice recommendations for clinical use. The book is written by a group of doctors and pharmacists working in infectious diseases practice and research.

The introductory chapter outlines the important physiological changes in obesity including factors affecting the dosing of antimicrobials in obese patients. The introductory chapter is followed by ten chapters covering the major classes of antibiotics, antifungals, and antivirals. Each chapter briefly discuss the pharmacokinetics changes related to obesity and a summary of the relevant up-to-date literature. Specific dosing recommendations are provided for each class supplemented by real-life examples as clinical cases that are included as an appendix to the book. The book is a useful resource for clinicians, students and researchers needing up-to-date information on antimicrobial dosing in obese patients. Doctors, pharmacists, nurses working in hospital settings, and students of health courses (medical, pharmacy and nursing students) will find this book particularly useful.


Pharmacokinetics Infectious diseases Physiological changes in obesity Antibiotics Antifungals

Editors and affiliations

  • Syed Tabish R. Zaidi
    • 1
  • Jason A. Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Pharmacy, School of MedicineUniversity of Tasmania School of MedicineHobartAustralia
  2. 2.School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy, Burns, Trauma and Critical Care Res CntrUniversity of Queensland Burns, Trauma and Critical Care Res CntrBrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44032-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44034-7
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