Infectious Disease Secrets

By

  • Robert Gates, MD, FACP, Chief, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

The daily headlines continue to reflect and emphasize the necessity for expertise in the field of infection. "E. coli contaminated meat", "West Nile Virus spreads", "White Powder discovered", "Bacteria specific viral lysins may hold key to new class of antibiotics", "Hope for new AIDS vaccine trial" are just a few examples. New chapters are devoted to the rapidly emerging technologies that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of infection, the horrifying but real threat of biowarfare, and the role of the entire medical team, not just the ID doc. in combating infections. Content has been revised and updated to reflect current knowledge and understanding of infectious disease processes. The emphasis on the sound foundation of how to explore and discover new information is retained.
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Audience

Internists, Infectious Disease Physicians, Pulmonary Physicians, Medical Students

 

Book information

  • Published: March 2003
  • Imprint: HANLEY AND BELFUS MEDICAL PUBLISHERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-56053-543-0


Table of Contents

I. THE APPROACH TO THE INFECTIONS
1. Clinical Use of the Microbiology Laboratory
2. Taxonomy for the Nomenclature Challenged
3. The Right Questions: The History and Infectious Diseases
4. Clues from the Physical Examination

II. MAJOR SYNDROMES
5. Fever and Fever of Unknown Origin: The "Who Dunnit" of Infectious Disease
6. Sepsis in Adults
7. Abscesses and Anaerobic Infections
8. Ulceroglandular Infections
9. Tick-borne Diseases
10. Bite Wound Infections
11. Nosocomial Infections
12. Does Age Make a Difference? Infections and the Elderly

III. CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF INFECTIONS IN THE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED
13. Primary Immunodeficiencies
14. Natural History of HIV Infection, Antiretroviral Therapy, and Preventive Care
15. Diagnosis and Treatment of Common HIV-related Complications
16. Rheumatic Syndromes Associated with HIV Infection
17. Infections after Chemotherapy
18. Posttransplant Infections

IV. ANTIBIOTICS
19. Choice of Antibiotics for Prophylaxis and Therapy
20. Antiinfective Therapy

V. BACTERIAL INFECTIONS
21. Clinical Considerations in Gram-positive Infections
22. Clinical Considerations in Gram-negative Infections

VI. MYCOBACTERIAL INFECTIONS
23. Tuberculosis: The White Plague Revisited
24. Mycobacteria Other than Tuberculosis

VII. FUNGAL INFECTIONS
25. Candidiasis
26. Coccidioidomycosis
27. Histoplasmosis
28. North American Blastomycosis
29. Sporotrichosis

VIII. PARASITIC INFECTIONS
30. Important Parasitic Infections in the United States

IX. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
31. Urethritis
32. Management of Syphilis
33. Clinical Considerations in Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
34. Genital Warts and Blisters: Friends for Life
35. Infectious Vaginitis

X. BONE AND JOINT INFECTIONS
36. Bone and Periarticular Infections
37. Infections of Nonvascular Implanted Devices
38. Infectious Arthritis
39. Rheumatic Syndromes Associated with Infectious Diseases

XI. GASTROINTESTINAL INFECTIONS
40. Infectious Hepatitis
41. Food Poisoning
42. Infectious Diarrhea

XII. HEAD AND NECK INFECTIONS
43. Ocular Infections
44. Otitis
45. Pharyngitis

XIII. CARDIAC INFECTIONS
46. Infective Endocarditis

XIV. RESPIRATORY SYNDROMES
47. Sinusitis
48. Community-acquired Pneumonia: Public Enemy No. 1
49. Nosocomial Pneumonia in Nonintubated Patients
50. Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

XV. CEREBROSPINAL INFECTIONS
51. Meningitis

XVI. SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE INFECTIONS
52. Ectoparasites
53. Secrets Lurking Under the Skin: Fasciitis
54. Fever with Dermatitis
55. Pyodermas
56. Wound Infections

XVII. URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
57. Urinary Tract Infections


XVIII. MATERNAL AND PEDIATRIC INFECTIONS
58. Infections in Pregnancy
59. Neonatal Infections

XIX. EMPORIATRICS
60. Travel Medicine: Emporiatrics
61. Malaria
62. Leptospirosis
XX. EMERGING PATHOGENS
63. Hantaviruses
64. Cat Scratch Disease

XXI. OTHER TOPICS OF INTEREST
65. Adult Immunization
66. Infectious Causes of Noninfectious Diseases
67. Famous People with Infectious Disease