Community-Acquired Pneumonia

  • Thomas J. Marrie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Jock Murray
    Pages 1-12
  3. IIrma Helena Koivula
    Pages 13-27
  4. Rpss J. Davidson, Kelly S. Macdonald
    Pages 35-43
  5. Gerry Schaller, Mark Logan
    Pages 55-100
  6. Claudia Molina, David H. Walker
    Pages 101-129
  7. Thomas J. Marrie
    Pages 131-141
  8. Andrew E. Simor
    Pages 143-162
  9. Mark Woodhead
    Pages 163-178
  10. Thomas J. Nolan, David G. McCormack
    Pages 193-204
  11. Kenneth Rockwood, Colin Powell
    Pages 205-220
  12. Jay C. Butler, Keiji Fukuda, Robert F. Breiman
    Pages 221-238
  13. Marcio Sa-Borges, Jordi Rello
    Pages 239-255
  14. Joanne M. Langley
    Pages 283-291
  15. Elaine E. Wang, Herbert Dele Davoes
    Pages 293-303

About this book

Introduction

Pneumonia (along with influenza) is the sixth leading cause of death in adults. About 4 million adults develop pneumonia each year in the US, resulting in 64 million days of restricted activity, 39 million days of bed confinement, and 10 million days of lost work. Yet the admission rates to hospital, length of stay, investigations, antimicrobial therapy and prevention strategies vary greatly from one geographic area to the next, and the scientific basis for many of our management strategies for pneumonia is weak to nonexistent. There are over 100 microbial agents that can cause pneumonia and many of these, especially Streptococcus pneumoniae, Group A streptococcus, and Staphylococcus aureus, are in a state of flux in terms of changing antimicrobial resistance. This book is designed to provide new information about pneumonia and identify critical research questions that will come to the fore as we enter the 21st century.

Keywords

Atmen HIV Virus antimicrobial antimicrobial resistance antimicrobial therapy bacteria

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas J. Marrie
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b111487
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46432-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-46834-6
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