A comprehensive and cutting-edge review of how practicing physicians can best treat multiple drug resistance in bacterial, viral, protozoal, and helminthic infections. The authors focus on the major hospital and community-acquired pathogens, including S. aureus, S. pneumoniae, Enterococcus, Acinetobacter, and M. tuberculosis, and on the management of such common problems as multiple drug-resistant urinary tract infections and gonorrhea. Among the resistant tropical organisms covered are Salmonella typhi, malaria, and Burkholderia pseudomalei. Resistance to such important antiviral classes as antiretrovirals and anticytomegalovirals is also discussed, as are those measures necessary to prevent the spread of infections patients.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 403
Weight: 2070 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm
Edition: 2004 ed.
"...highlights include excellent chapters on the management of multidrug-resistant malaria and drug-resistant infections caused by the human immunodeficiency virus...a book that will be an enjoyable and useful reference for physicians and microbiologists who are interested in developing a better grasp of this complex and rapidly changing field." -The New England Journal of Medicine
"...excellent, concise discussions of treatment of resistant urinary tract infections, Salmonella infections, melioidosis, and malaria." - American College of Physicians