This resource on pediatric antimicrobial therapy provides instant access to reliable, up-to-the-minute recommendations for treatment of all infectious diseases in children. For each disease, the authors provide a commentary to help health care providers select the best of all antimicrobial choices. Drug descriptions cover all antimicrobial agents available today and include complete information about dosing regimens. The program also includes guidelines on when not to prescribe antimicrobials. The book is designed for those who take care of children and are faced with decisions every day.
* Includes practical, evidence-based recommendations from the experts in antimicrobial therapy.
* Includes at-a-glance tables of bacterial and fungal pathogen susceptibilities to commonly used antimicrobials.
* Examines treatment of parasitic infections and tropical medicine.
* Examines antibiotic therapy for obese children.
* Discusses antimicrobial prophylaxis and prevention of symptomatic infection.
* Includes maximal adult dosages and higher dosages of some antimicrobials commonly used in children.
John S. Bradley, MD, director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA; associate professor of pediatrics, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. John D. Nelson, MD, emeritus, professor emeritus of pediatrics, The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Southwestern Medical School.