Antibiotic Essentials

by Burke A. Cunha, Cheston B. Cunha

The new edition of this highly successful annual pocket guide “Antibiotic Essentials” presents clinicians with the most recent information in the field of antimicrobial therapy and infectious diseases. This book comprises of 11 chapters that provide therapeutic recommendations based on the contributors’ clinical expertise and experience as well as the literature and clinical guidelines. First chapter provides overview of antimicrobial therapy that includes antibiotic selection as well as its dosing. Second chapter discusses empiric therapy for conditions, such as CNS infections, HEENT infections, lower respiratory tract infections, cardiovascular infections, gastrointestinal tract infections, genitourinary tract infections, etc. Third chapter tabulate antibiotic susceptibility profiles and initial therapy of isolates. Fourth chapter highlights parasites, fungi and other unusual organism that inhabits different parts of the body. Fifth chapter describes HIV infection; sixth chapter is on prophylaxis and immunizations; seventh chapter describes pediatric infectious diseases, and chapter eight is chest X-ray atlas. Rest three chapters are on the differential diagnosis of infectious disease; antibiotic pearls & pitfalls, and antimicrobial drug summaries, respectively. Completely new sections on antibiotic stewardship, IV-to-PO switch therapy, and differentiation of colonization and infection, are also included.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Cunha Burke A.
Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, New York; State University of New York, School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York
2. Cunha Cheston B. Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
ISBN 9789389776317
Speciality Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18844
Edition 17/e
Publishing Year 2020
Pages 862
Book Type Professional


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