Antiinfectives in the Elderly (Paperback)James Cooper (author)
Paperback 78 Pages / Published: 17/04/1997
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Antiinfectives in the Elderly is a concise guide to the treatment of the most common bacterial infections found in the elderly. Chapters detail how to treat the usual and atypical presentation of respiratory tract, gastrourinary tract, and skin infections. The elderly patient with multiple disease states and conditions requires careful usage of antiinfectives to both treat the underlying infection and prevent adverse drug reaction. This reference offers a concise and careful approach to such usage.In addition to an overview of primary bacterial infections seen in the elderly patient, the contributors detail use of antiinfectives to treat each entity. Antiinfectives in the Elderly makes reference quick and accurate for appropriate usage of antibacterials in the older patient. It provides a straightforward approach to diagnosis and treatment of infections common in the geriatric population. Specifically, chapter cover important pharmacokinetic considerations for antimicrobials used in the elderly diagnostic criteria for infections in the elderly treatment guidelines for bronchitis, pneumonia, skin, and urinary tract infections in older adults review of clinical studies of drug efficacy for infection in the elderly considerations of underlying conditions that predispose the elderly to infectionThis review of infectious diseases and antiinfectives provides special diagnosis and treatment considerations for physicians, pharmacists, and nurses involved in the care of bacterial infections in the elderly.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 78
Weight: 136 g
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