Infections in Older Adults, An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323552806, 9780323552813

Infections in Older Adults, An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, Volume 31-4

1st Edition

Authors: Robin Jump David Canaday
eBook ISBN: 9780323552813
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323552806
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 31st October 2017

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Table of Contents

Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Infections in Older Adults

Preface: Aging Has Unique Effects on the Risks, Presentation, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis of Infectious Diseases

Influence of Aging and Environment on Presentation of Infection in Older Adults

Antimicrobial Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics in Older Adults

Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Facilities

Antimicrobial Use at the End of Life

Breaking the Chain of Infection in Older Adults: A Review of Risk Factors and Strategies for Preventing Device-Related Infections

Urinary Tract Infection and Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Older Adults

Bacterial Pneumonia in Older Adults

Septic Arthritis and Prosthetic Joint Infections in Older Adults

Sepsis in Older Adults

Clostridium difficile in Older Adults

Influenza in Older Adults

Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Other Noninfluenza Respiratory Viruses in Older Adults

Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Aging in the Era of Effective Antiretroviral Therapy

Herpes Zoster in the Older Adult

Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the Older Patient

Norovirus Infection in Older Adults: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and

Opportunities for Prevention and Control


With the expanding aging population in both the United States and worldwide, health issues associated with aging are major personal and public health concerns. Although cardiovascular diseases, cancers, strokes, dementia, pulmonary disease, and diabetes mellitus are listed as major causes of death in older adults, in many instances the final cause of demise is complications associated with infections. Dr. Jump and Dr. Canady have assembled top authors to present the current clinical knowledge on the following topics: Urinary Tract Infections; Clostrdium difficile; Wounds/SSTI; Influenza; Other Respiratory Viruses; HIV; Antimicrobial Stewardship for Older Adults; Antibiotics at the End of Life; Sepsis in Older Adults; Antimicrobial Therapy in Older Adults; Norovirus/Viral outbreaks; and Bone and Joint Infections. Readers should have a solid understanding of the current clinical information needed to effectively manage infections in older adults.


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About the Authors

Robin Jump Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Case Western Reseve University, Cleveland, OH

David Canaday Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH