Antibiotic Manual: A Guide to Commonly Used Antimicrobials

Antibiotic manual a guide to commonly used antimicrobialsBy

  • David Schlossberg, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , Medical Director, Tuberculosis Control Program, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Rafik Samuel, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Management of antibiotic therapy is one of the most complex and important areas in medicine.  Once the clinician has selected an antimicrobial to use, this guide provides all the essential information required to administer the antimicrobial safely and effectively: dosing schedules, side effects/toxicity, drug-drug interactions, use in renal failure, hepatic dysfunction, pediatrics and pregnancy, and recommendations for breastfeeding. The information is organized in a visually attractive, user-friendly format.

This book is an essential tool for everyone who prescribes antimicrobials and needs convenient, practical yet comprehensive information on their use, including Primary Care Physicians, Hospitalists, Surgeons, Infectious Disease Specialists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurses, students, and others.
Key Features
  • Fast retrieval of need-to-know data on all commonly used agents
  • Clinical pearls for all 191 antimicrobials listed
  • Black box warnings
  • Includes FDA indications as well as off-label applications
  • Dosing recommendations in patients with renal or hepatic dysfunction
  • Includes information relevant for treating pediatric and pregnant patients
  • Lists resources for hard-to-find drugs

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