ISBN 9780781794640,Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians: Choosing the Right Antibacterial Agent

Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians: Choosing the Right Antibacterial Agent



Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780781794640

ISBN-10 0781794641


Number of Pages 318 Pages
Language (English)

Computer software

Designed for quick, easy comprehension, this handbook reference will assist medical students in understanding the rationale behind antibiotic selection for common bacterial pathogens and infectious disease presentations. By supplying the rationale for choosing antibiotics, the book reduces the amount of memorization necessary for proper antibiotic prescribing.

The book is heavily illustrated with two-color figures and includes fact-anecdotes, interesting ancillary information, mnemonics, and questions to test understanding. Appendices include dosing in adults and children; antibacterial agents in pregnancy; generic and trade names of commonly used antibacterial agents; and treatment of infections caused by bacterial agents of bioterrorism.