The Antimicrobial Drugs

Paperback | June 15, 2000

EditorEric M. Scholar, William B. Pratt

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The is the third edition of a text that surveys the drugs used to treat bacterial, fungal, prarsitic, and viral infections. This book contains comprehensive presentations of the mechanisms for both the antimicrobial actions and for the adverse clinical effects of these drugs. Completediscussions of the pharmacology are highlighted by numerous charts and tables summarizing each drug's pharmacokinetic properties and microbial susceptibility. With 3500 reference citations, The Anitmicrobial Drugs provides a complete entry into the literature, making it an invaluable resource forinfectious disease specialists, clinical pharmacists, clinical microbiologists, medical students, pharmacy students, and graduate students in pharmacology and microbiology.

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The is the third edition of a text that surveys the drugs used to treat bacterial, fungal, prarsitic, and viral infections. This book contains comprehensive presentations of the mechanisms for both the antimicrobial actions and for the adverse clinical effects of these drugs. Completediscussions of the pharmacology are highlighted by n...

Eric M. Scholar is at University of Nebraska. William B. Pratt is at University of Michigan.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PART I: PRINCIPLES OF ANTIMICROBIAL DRUGS 1. Determinants of Bacterial Response to Antimicrobial Agents 2. Drug Resistance PART II: DRUGS EMPLOYED IN THE TREATMENT OF BACTERIAL INFECTIONS 3. The Inhibitors of Cell Wall Synthesis,I: Mechanisms of Action of the Penicillins, the Cephalosporins, Vancomycin and other inhibitors of cell wall synthesis 4. The Inhibitors of Cell Wall Synthesis,II: Pharmacology and Adverse Effects of the Penicillins, the Cephalosporins, Carbapenems, Monobactams, Vancomycin and Bacitracin 5. Bactericidal Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis: The Aminoglycosides 6. Bacteriostatic Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis: Chloramphenicol, Macrolides, Clindamycin, Spectinomycin, Tetracyclines and Streptogramins 7. The Antimetabolites: the Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim (Trimethoprim - sulfamthoxazole) 8. Antibiotics that Affect Membrane Permeability: Polymyxin B, Colistin, and Gramicidin A 9. The Urinary Tract Antiseptics: Nalidixic Acid and Cinoxacin; Nitrofurantoin; Methenamine; Fosfomycin 10. The Fluoroquinolones 11. Drugs that Act on Mycobacteria: Isoniazid, Rifampin, Ethambutol, Streptomycin and Pyrazinamide: The Secondard Antituberculosis Drugs; Drugs Effective Against Leprosy; Drugs Effective Against the Mycobacterium Complex PART III: DRUGS EMPLOYED IN THE TREATMENT OF FUNGAL INFECTIONS 12. Antifungal Drugs: The Polyene Antibiotics, Flucytosine, Azoles, Iodide, Grisefulvin, and Topical Agents PART IV: DRUGS EMPLOYED IN THE TREATMENT OF PARASITIC DISEASE 13. Chemotherapy of Malaria 14. Chemotherapy of Protozoal Diseases 15. Chemotherapy of Helminthic Diseases PART V: DRUGS EMPLOYED IN THE TREATMENT OF VIRAL INFECTIONS 16. Chemotherapy of Viral Infections, I: Drugs used to treat influenza virus, Herpesvirus infections and drugs with broad-spectrum antiviral activity 17. Chemotherapy of Viral Infections, II: Antiretroviral Agents

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"The Antimicrobial Drugs, 2nd edition, is an excellent reference for graduate students in microbiology as well as for medical students and pharmacy students, and practicing physicians. The authors have done well in including the most up-to-date information available at the time of publication.This text, covering in concise detail the plethora of agents used to treat infectious diseases, is very well written. It should be considered a valuable and reasonably priced addition to the library of any student or clinician involved in the study or treatment of infectious diseases." -- PaulHolder, PharmD, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 2001 April, Vol 35 illustrations that provide important supplemental information.