Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases: Impact of Antibiotic Resistance by Arch G. Mainous IIIManagement of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases: Impact of Antibiotic Resistance by Arch G. Mainous III

Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases: Impact of Antibiotic Resistance

EditorArch G. Mainous III

Paperback | May 3, 2012

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Recent evidence suggests an increasing rate of antimicrobial resistant pathogens throughout the world. Pathogens like Staphylococcus aureus are showing substantial prevalence of resistance to antibiotics.Thus, we think that given these developments, clinicians would welcome an updated version of this book. A resource indicating appropriate, evidence-based antimicrobial treatment of infectious diseases encountered in both the hospital and outpatient settings would be of significant value to practicing clinicians. The book would focus on the clinical importance of appropriate diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases particularly in terms of antibiotic-resistance. The resource would be valuable to countless numbers of junior-level practitioners (residents, nurse practitioners, physician-assistants). Moreover, the book could be a resource for generalists as well as infectious disease specialists.
Title:Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases: Impact of Antibiotic ResistanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:409 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:May 3, 2012Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:Overview(J. Todd Weber)Chapter 1 - Importance and Implications of Appropriate Use of Antimicrobials/Principles1. Epidemiology of resistant pathogens2. Implications for morbidity and mortality3. Issues in measurement and surveillance4. Challenges to infection control5. Impact of antimicrobial use on developing resistance6. Importance of vectors beyond physician prescription (OTC antibiotics, antibacterial soaps and other household products, and animal feed).Significant Pathogens(Laurel Prehien - to be confirmed)Chapter 2 - Gram-positive bacteria1. Streptococcus pneumoniae2. Enterococci3. Staphylococcus aureus4. Other gram-positive bacteriaChapter 3 - Gram-negative bacteria1. Enteric gram - negatives2. Salmonella3. Gonococcus/meningococcus4. Other gram-positive bacteria(Martin Evans)Chapter 4 - Tuberculosis(Preston Church)Chapter 5 - Viruses1. Herpesviruses2. SARS3. Childhood viral diseases4. Other viral diseases(Claire Pomeroy, Christian Sandrock )Chapter 6- Influenza 1. Influenza2. Avian Influenza(Javed Siddiqui)Chapter 7 - Fungi1. Candida2. Other fungi(TBN)Chapter 8 - Parasites1. Malaria2. Trichomonas3. GiardiaEvidence-Based Management of Infectious Diseases(Arch Mainous, Bill Hueston)Chapter 9 - Upper Respiratory Conditions1. Adult URI, sinusitis, acute bronchitis, pharyngitis, chronic bronchitis2. Children URI, otitis media, pharyngitis, purulent rhinitis(Hier Nguyen)Chapter 10 - Pneumonia1. Community acquired2. Nosocomial(Jim Johnson - to be confirmed) Chapter 11- UTI(Alice Thornton)Chapter 12. STDs 1. GC2.syphilis3. Chlamydia4. Others(Laura Hass)Chapter 13 - Gastrointestinal conditions1. Peptic ulcer2. Diarrhea3. Hepatitis(TBN)Chapter 14 - Endocarditis(Avi Nath- to be confirmed)Chapter 15 - CNS infections1. Meningitis2. Encephalitis3. Abscess4. Prion diseases(Cassandra Salgado)Chapter 16 - Skin and Bone Infections1. Skin and soft tissue - inc. necrotizing fasciitis2. Bone and joint infections(Frank Romanelli)Chapter 17 - HIVSpecial Considerations(Paul Little and Arch Mainous)Chapter 18 - Strategies for Optimal Antimicrobial Use 1. Practice guidelines2. Diagnostic tests and cost-effectiveness3. Profiling and feedback of practices 4. Immunizations(TBN)Chapter 19 - Antimicrobial flora in the hospital(Vicki Morrison - to be confirmed)Chapter 20 - Immunocompromised patients - transplant, post-surgical, spinal cord, burns, elderly(Claire Pomeroy and Arch Mainous)Chapter 21- Future trends

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:"This book is designed as a resource for those who use evidence-based medicine in the treatment of infectious diseases in both inpatient and outpatient settings....provide in one place a good overview of the problem with sufficient detail to meet its goal as a resource book." -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal"Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases is primarily focused on providing evidence based clinical recommendations. At the conclusion of each chapter the author or authors present the "Key Points" by providing bulleted highlights they feel are important and allows the reader a process in which to review and retain the topic in a concise manner. . .useful for practicing community pharmacists with a background in infectious diseases, but would not be helpful as a quick reference. Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in infectious disease would benefit most from this textbook. However, clinical pharmacy generalists who treat patients with infections would also benefit from this fine book. Pharmacists who serve on infection control committees would find this book an asset. Other members of infection controls committees would also benefit from this text. For practicing hospital pharmacists and drug information centers Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases should be added to the reference library as it not only provides excellent recommendations for treating common infectious diseases commonly seen in a hospital setting, but an extensive list of reference articles for each chapter as well. Clinical pharmacists may find this textbook useful when researching a specific disease treatment." -Journal of Pharmacy Practice"This book emphasizes the importance of taking into account the development of resistance to antimicrobials. Several chapters appropriately emphasize the effects of the addition of antibiotics to livestock feeds and processed meat products. The antibiotics used in such processes, ...It is well suited for microbiologists and infectious disease clinicians interested in basic science aspects of antibiotic resistance...Mainous and Pomeroy's book is important because it is more likely to be read by practitioners prescribing antibiotics than are the other two more specialized texts. Infectious disease clinicians interested in antimicrobials or the emergence of antimicrobial resistance often fail to communicate the significance of their basic science findings to their colleagues who work in the clinical setting...Pomeroy's book, although basic and not perfect, nonetheless reminds the practitioners who prescribe most of the antibiotics used in the world that, before they select an antibiotic to treat a particular patient, they should carefully consider the agent's potential to foster the emergence of resistance...Importantly, it is addressed to clinicians, who are the main prescribers of antibiotics worldwide...Drs. Mainous and Pomeroy are to be congratulated for making an important attempt to reach those whose prescribing habits will influence resistance trends." - Clinical Infectious Diseases"The distinguished contributors provide a practical summary of the most effective evidence-based antimicrobial treatments encountered in both hospital and outpatient settings and emphasize the influence of appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Increasing problems with resistant pathogens are troublesome to comprehensive therapists, both for outpatients and for hospitalized patients . receiving the greater attention. . 'A myriad or new or increased disease management issues with implications for antibiotic resistance have appeared upon the landscape and many continue to challenge us. Consequently this book has been updated substantially.'" (William H. Wehrmacher and Harry Messmore, Comprehensive Therapy, August, 2010)"This is a relatively expensive mini-textbook on infectious diseases. The information contained therein is generally accurate . the level of detail potentially pitches the text somewhere between the main two stated target audiences (general physicians and infectious diseases specialists). . The use of key points for each chapter is useful . ." (Mark H. Wilcox, Microbiology Today, 2010)"Antimicrobial resistance poses a daily challenge in clinical practice. . In this new book the authors briefly discuss the epidemiology and diagnosis of the main infectious diseases seen in daily clinical practice, helping the clinician to rapidly review these matters, before they go into antimicrobial therapy. . The book is structured in a highly readable format and is a very useful resource for medicine students, generalist physicians, and for those embarking on their infectious disease specialization." (Jorge Luiz Mello Sampaio and Elsa Mamizuka, Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, May, 2010)"Covers a wide variety of pathogens and clinical syndromes using up-to-date clinical information on problematic as well as resistant microbes. . written with clinicians in mind, ranging from the most experienced infectious diseases physicians to students involved in clinical care. . useful to any practitioner who routinely cares for patients with infections. . this book has merit by coupling the most recently available evidence-based guidelines with difficult-to-treat organisms. . easy to read and reward clinicians with useful information in a minimal amount of time." (John S. Czachor, Doody's Review Service, July, 2010)