Antibiotic Manual

A Guide to Commonly Used Antimicrobials

Author: David Schlossberg,Rafik Samuel

Publisher: PMPH-USA

ISBN: 9781607950844

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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Management of antibiotic therapy is one of the most complex and important areas in medicine. Once the clinician has selected an antimicrobial to use, this guide provides all the essential information required to administer the antimicrobial safely and effectively: dosing schedules, side effects/toxicity, drug-drug interactions, use in renal failure, hepatic dysfunction, paediatrics and pregnancy, and recommendations for breastfeeding. The information is organised in a visually attractive, user-friendly format. This book is an essential tool for everyone who prescribes antimicrobials and needs convenient, practical yet comprehensive information on their use, including Primary Care Physicians, Hospitalists, Surgeons, Infectious Disease Specialists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurses, students, and others.
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Antibiotics Manual

A Guide to Commonly Used Antimicrobials

Author: David L. Schlossberg,Rafik Samuel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119220750

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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A comprehensive compendium of all commonly used antibiotics, including indications, side effects, dosage information, and drug/food interactions Antibiotics Manual: A Guide to Commonly Used Antimicrobials, Second Edition is a unique, user-friendly guide made for all who prescribe antibiotics. It’s the only book available that takes a 100% drug-listed approach to 200 of the most common antibiotics prescribed to patients each day. Presented in full color, it’s also a convenient reference for every clinician to consult once the decision to use a particular antibiotic has been reached. This edition of Antibiotics Manual includes newer antibiotics that have been released since the publication of the First Edition and updates prescribing information for the older antibiotics. This all-new Second Edition: Has a color-coded interior design which provides quick and easy point of care access for the user Includes 200 of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics, listed by both brand and generic names Features important recently-released antibiotics such as ceftaroline, tedizolid, and bedaquiline Antibiotics Manual: A Guide to Commonly Used Antimicrobials, Second Edition is a welcome book for physicians in all specialties of medicine who prescribe antibiotics. It is also a handy tool for pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who want more information on the drugs they administer.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation

[previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual]

Author: Timothy L. Kauffman,Ronald W. Scott,John O. Barr,Michael L. Moran

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702060585

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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Now in its third edition, this trusted clinical guide enables both the busy practitioner and student to review or to learn about a range of pathologies, conditions, examinations, diagnostic procedures, and interventions that can be effectively used in the physical rehabilitation of older people. It presents a broad overview of age-related physiological changes as well as specific professional discipline perspectives. Organized into eleven distinct and interrelated units, the first unit begins with key anatomical and physiological considerations seen with aging which have significant impact on the older person. The second and third units go on to review important aging-related conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular/neurological systems respectively. Neoplasms commonly encountered in older people are the focus of the fourth unit; while aging-related conditions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary and sensory systems are presented in units five through seven. Unit eight highlights a range of specific clinical problems and conditions commonly encountered with older patients. Critically, all of these units emphasize important examination and diagnostic procedures needed for a thorough evaluation and stress interventions that can be of significant benefit to the older patient. The ninth unit presents select physical therapeutic interventions that are especially important in managing rehabilitative care. Key societal issues related to aging are discussed in the tenth unit. Finally, the concluding eleventh unit focuses on the successful rehabilitation team that includes both professional and non-professional caregiver members. A trusted guide to the conditions and problems faced when evaluating and treating geriatric patients Extensive coverage over 84 chapters, each written by an expert in the field Includes imaging, vision and the aging ear Cross-referenced - providing the complexity and inter-relatedness of co-morbidities common to aging patients Collaborative international perspective Chapters on the aging spine; frailty; safe pilates for bone health; health care for older people Additional renowned editor - Ronald W. Scott Revised title to reflect the comprehensive scope of content covered (previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual)
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Manual of Childhood Infections

The Blue Book

Author: Mike Sharland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199573581

Category: Medical

Page: 881

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Endorsed by the RCPCH and ESPID, and packed with helpful tips and practical guidance, The Blue Book is an easy to use, easily-accesible, but fully comprehensive and evidence-based reference guide, helping busy paediatricians recognise, investigate and manage both common and rare infectious diseases in children and babies.
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The Surgeon's Guide to Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Author: John Smith,Thomas Berne,John Payne

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780340741962

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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The management of sepsis has an essential role in surgical care and surgeons are major users of antimicrobial agents. Indeed, the development of antimicrobial drugs has enabled the development of modern surgery, free of the morbidity and mortality associated with septic complications. To use antimicrobial agents effectively, the surgeon needs an understanding of the microbiological and pharmacological basis of their role as well as their clinical use. This book is a manual of good practice giving essential advice on the choice of agent for the full range of surgical infections - taking both optimal clinical use and cost-effectiveness into account. The book provides a succinct and up-to-date account of those antimicrobial agents (including antiviral agents) more commonly used in surgery. It is structured both to review antimicrobial agent by type and by their mode of use in various surgical subspecialties. Extensive cross-referencing, tabulation and a good index ensure that the optimal treatment regimen for any given clinical situation can be found quickly. There is also an extensive bibliography. Antimicrobial resistance - an ever increasing problem worldwide - is highlighted and there are major sections on the use of antifungal agents and antibiotic use in immunocompromized patients. The book is designed as a guide to good practice for trainee surgeons and will also be useful to postgraduate and professional surgeons in all subspecialties faced with difficult surgical infection.
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The Washington Manual Otolaryngology Survival Guide

Author: Michael Layland,Washington University School of Medicine Department of Medic

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781743648

Category: Medical

Page: 187

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The Washington Manual® Otolaryngology Survival Guide includes an overview of the residency, a breakdown of common floor calls, consults, and emergency room calls, a typical daily routine, examination of the head and neck, and chapters on otology, rhinosinusitis, surgical treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disease, antimicrobial therapy, and pediatric otolaryngology.
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Goodman and Gilman's Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Author: Laurence Brunton,Louis Sanford Goodman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071443436

Category: Medical

Page: 1219

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Put the authority of Goodman & Gilman's in the palm of your hand! 5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "...the most authoritative and trusted source of pharmacological information, has now spawned a portable pocket drug guide....This manual extracts the essential core drug information from the eleventh edition of the parent book, referring the reader to the online version of the parent book for historical aspects, many chemical and clinical details, and additional figures and references. This makes G & G a very useful book. This will be of use to individuals in training or practice in the fields of pharmacy, medicine, nursing, or allied health disciplines where knowledge of drug actions are important....Each chapter provides the core essential information provided in the parent book in a very readable format. Readers can use this easy to handle and read manual for essential information along with the online version of the parent book as a reference for more in-depth specific information on drugs."--Doody's Review Service The Goodman & Gilman Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics offers the renowned content of Goodman & Gilman's Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Eleventh Edition, condensed into an ultra-handy, streamlined reference. More than just a pocket drug guide, this indispensable resource offers: A carry-along source of essential fundamental information, with all the authority of Goodman & Gilman's Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Eleventh Edition The benefits of the world's leading pharmacology text in a convenient, portable format Comprehensive, yet streamlined and clinically relevant coverage of the pharmacological basis of therapeutics High-yield overview of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the foundations of pharmacology Expert insights into the properties, mechanisms, and uses of all the major drug classes Considerations of vital patient-specific issues
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Mosby's Canadian Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests - E-Book

Author: Kathleen Deska Pagana,Timothy J. Pagana,Sandra A. Pike-MacDonald

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1927406889

Category: Medical

Page: 1368

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The very first resource of its kind, written exclusively for Canada, Mosby’s Canadian Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests provides clear, concise coverage of more than 700 of the most commonly performed tests, with Canadian lab values, SI units, Canadian cultural considerations, and more unique Canadian content. Its many user-friendly features include an easy-to-understand writing style, full-colour illustrations, and a logical organization. Each test entry is presented in a consistent format to provide quick access to information on specimen collection, normal findings, indications, test explanation, procedure and patient care, and test results and clinical significance, as well as any applicable contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, and related tests. UNIQUE! Test Results and Clinical Significance sections explain pathophysiology and how test results may indicate certain disease processes. Critical values are emphasized to alert you to situations requiring immediate intervention. UNIQUE! Related Tests sections list tests that provide similar information or are used to evaluate the same body system, disease process, or symptom. UNIQUE! SI units in the Normal Findings section of appropriate tests offer quick and easy reference (conventional units also included). UNIQUE! Cultural Considerations boxes highlight important aspects of working with people from the diverse cultural and racial backgrounds of the Canadian population, such as First Nations communities. Includes Canadian generic and trade drug names to comply with Health Canada and the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS). Addresses Canadian privacy laws and legislation (including PHIPA and PIPEDA), the Canadian Labour Code, and policies for DNA collection, reporting of infections such as Chlamydia, and much more. Provides information on Canadian test-tube colouring classifications and guidelines for the correct order and process of collecting blood samples in Canada. Follows Canadian standard precautions and procedures such as those set forth by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, as well as Canadian screening protocols such as those set out in the Canadian Cancer Society Screening Guidelines. Canadian statistics are provided for topics such as STDs and C. difficile. New full-colour photographs and enhanced illustrations clarify key concepts and reflect the latest procedures, equipment, and techniques. Completely updated content covers 30 new tests, including ductoscopy, thyroglobulin, lactoferrin, and human papillomavirus.
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Laboratory Procedures in Clinical Microbiology

Author: J.A. Washington

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461250706

Category: Science

Page: 885

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Although there are a number of comprehensive books in clinical micro biology, there remains a need for a manual that can be used in the clinical laboratory to guide the daily performance of its work. Most of the existing publications provide detailed and precise information, for example, by which a microorganism can be characterized and identified beyond any doubt; however, the number of tests involved in this process exceeds the capabilities and resources of most clinical laboratories and are irrele vant for patient care. It is, therefore, necessary in any clinical laboratory to extract from reference manuals, textbooks, and journals those tests and procedures that are to be used to complete the daily workload as efficiently and accurately as possible. It is also essential in the clinical laboratory to determine, on the basis of the kind of specimen being exam ined, which microorganisms are clinically relevant and require isolation and identification and which should either be excluded selectively or simply regarded as indigenous flora and, therefore, not specifically identi fied. Cost and time limit a laboratory's resources, and priorities must be established for handling the workload. The procedures described in the second edition of this manual are those selected by our staff for use in the clinical laboratory on the basis of clinic~l relevance, accuracy, reproducibility, and efficiency. Alternative procedures, when considered equivalent on the basis of personal or pub lished experience, have been included where appropriate.
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