Acute Respiratory Infections

Paperback | September 2, 2012

EditorWei Shen Lim

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Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are the most common acute medical problem encountered in primary care. Not only are RTIs very common, the spectrum of disease is wide. Clinical management differs according to the characteristics of the infected host and infecting pathogen. Despite thesefeatures, there are currently no pocketbooks that bring together clinically relevant information on this broad and important subject area in an accessible and practical manner. This pocketbook offers a concise companion for health care professionals who manage patients with acute lung infections. The book covers aspects related to the diagnosis and initial management of these patients, with attention to specific infections which are notable for being difficult to manage,common or of particular clinical importance. The book will appeal to a wide variety of professionals in acute medicine, respiratory medicine, infectious diseases, primary care, and other internal medicine specialties.

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Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are the most common acute medical problem encountered in primary care. Not only are RTIs very common, the spectrum of disease is wide. Clinical management differs according to the characteristics of the infected host and infecting pathogen. Despite thesefeatures, there are currently no pocketbooks th...

Wei Shen Lim is a respiratory physician who combines a busy clinical workload with a research interest in respiratory infections. He has been involved in the development of national guidelines in the area of respiratory infections including guidelines in relation to pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza, and was Chairman of the Guidelines Co...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pagesPublished:September 2, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199588082

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1. Claire Blacklock and Matthew Thompson: Acute respiratory infections in primary care2. Santiago Ewig: Lung infections in secondary care - community acquired infections3. John Simpson: Lung infections in secondary care - hospital acquired pneumonia4. Morgan Evans and Pradhib Venkatesan: The immunocompromised host5. Jeremy M Brown and James S Brown: The immunocompromised host - patients with haemotological disorders6. Nick Maskell and Clare Hooper: Pleural infection7. Jonathan S. Nguyen-Van-Tam: Influenza and other respiratory virus infections8. Thomas Bewick and Wei Shen Lim: Pneumococcal disease and vaccines9. John Macfarlane: Legionnaire's Disease10. Wei Shen Lim: Less common and tropical respiratory tract infections11. Wei Shen Lim: Antibiotics in respiratory tract infections