This book provides an easy to use, practical, yet comprehensive resource for family practitioners to use in the daily struggle against infectious diseases. It discusses vaccines and preventive measures as well as information on how to reduce the incidence of antimicrobial-resistant organisms by judiciously prescribing antibiotics and informing patients about the appropriate use of these agents. This up-to-date overview is a one stop source for evidence-based guidelines.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 498 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
From the reviews:
"This well written and comprehensive book reviews evidence-based approaches to the most common and important infectious illnesses encountered by primary care physicians. ... Medical students and primary care residents will find this a useful, quick review. Experienced practitioners may use some of the algorithms and treatment tables as a rapid point of care reference. ... The content is accurate and up to date, with useful figures summarizing treatment options and decision algorithms. The index is easy to use." (Michael Ohl, Doody's Review Service, September, 2008)
"This well-written and well-organized book offers a practical tool for the primary care physician caring for patients with common infectious diseases ... . this timely book should be embraced by primary care clinicians as a key reference text for quick clinical decision-making. ... It provides valuable discussion of specific diagnostic and treatment issues ... and some infectious disease physicians also may find this book suitable as a quick reference guide for their daily clinical practice, given the updated information and easy-to-use format." (Carlos Franco-Paredes, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 300 (13), October, 2008)
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