Handy - concise - clear
The "always on-hand" pocket guide to the treatment of infectious diseases.
- The most important antibiotics and antimycotics:
Spectrum - dosage - side-effects
- Numerous tables sorted by substances, pathogens, indications
- Administration of antibiotics during pregnancy, renal and hepatic insufficiency, dialysis
- Including statements on the cost of therapy
Numerous tips and troubleshooting guides on topics such as:
- Potential mistakes
- Therapy failures
- Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis
Adjusted to European standards:
Up-to-date substances, authorizations, resistances and trade names.
The first guide to antibiotic therapy for Europe!
All in all, an approach that looks towards the future in which antimicrobial resistance will certainly represent an ever-growing obstacle for the medical class, and for which books like this will undoubtedly represent a precious resource.
Giuseppe Cornaglia, MD, PhD
President, European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)
This book will most certainly be a valuable asset for all those treating patients with infections. While primarily aimed at the hospital setting, most of the very useful information can certainly be used in other healthcare settings, too.
Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Uwe Frank, Evelina Tacconelli: The Daschner Guide to In-Hospital Antibiotic Therapy Uwe Frank, MD, PhD Professor of Clinical Microbiology Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Freiburg University Medical Center Evelina Tacconelli, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases Institute of Infectious Diseases at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
1 Classification of the Antibiotics.- 2 Generic and Trade Names - Trade Names and Generics.- 3 Principles of Antibiotic Therapy.- 4 The Most Common Errors in Antibiotic Therapy.- 5 Important Infections and Their Microbiological Diagnosis.- 6 Cooperation with Microbiologists.- 7 Resistance of Major Clinical Pathogens.- 8 The Most Frequent Pathogens - Choice of Antibiotics.- 9 Antibiotics, Antimycotics: Spectrum - Dosage - Adverse Effects - Costs.- 10 Antibiotic Therapy of the Principal Infections in Children and Adults.- 11 Treatment of the Most Frequent Types of Bacterial Endocarditis.- 12 Minimal Duration of Treatment for Bacterial Infections.- 13 Failure of Antibiotic Therapy.- 14 Fever of Unknown Origin: Differential Diagnosis.- 15 Dosage of Antibiotics in Impaired Renal Function.- 16 Antibiotic Therapy in Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, and Continuous Hemofiltration.- 17 Antibiotic Therapy During Pregnancy and Lactation.- 18 Antibiotics in Liver Diseases.- 19 Diffusion of Antibiotics in Cerebrospinal Fluid and in Cerebral Abscesses.- 20 Local Antibiotics.- 21 Prophylactic Antibiotic Therapy.- 22 Physical Incompatibility of Antibiotics and Antimycotics in Infusion Solutions.- 23 Useful Websites.- Subject Index.