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Infectious Disease Secrets

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.

Audience
Internists, Infectious Disease Physicians, Pulmonary Physicians, Medical Students

Paperback, 471 Pages

Published: March 2003

Imprint: Hanley And Belfus Medical Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-56053-543-0

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

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