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Author Davey, Peter G., author

Title Antimicrobial chemotherapy / Peter Davey, Mark Wilcox, William Irving, Guy Thwaites
Edition Seventh edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (x, 419 pages) : black and white illustrations, charts
Contents Part 1. General properties of antimicrobial agents. 1. Mechanisms of action and resistance to modern antibacterial with a history of their development ; 2. Inhibitors of bacterial cell wall synthesis ; 3. Inhibitors of bacterial protein synthesis ; 4. Synthetic antibacterial agents and miscellaneous antibiotics ; 5. Antiviral agents ; 6. Antiretroviral agents ; 7. Drugs used in the treatment of viral hepatitis ; 8. Antifungal agents ; 9. Antiprotozoal and anthelminthic agents -- Part 2. Resistance to antimicrobial agents. 10. The problem of resistance ; 11. The genetics and mechanisms of acquired resistance -- Part 3. General principles of usage of antimicrobial agents. 12. Laboratory investigations and the treatment of infection ; 13. General principles of the treatment of infection ; 14. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics principles ; 15. Prescribing in special groups : effects of age, pregnancy, body weight, hepatic and renal impairment 16: Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy ; 17. Adverse drug reactions and patient safety ; 18. Chemoprophylaxis and immunisation ; 19. Guidelines, formularies, and antimicrobial policies ; 20. Antimicrobial stewardship, surveillance of antimicrobial consumption and its consequences -- Part 4. Therapeutic use of antimicrobial agents. 21. Respiratory tract infections ; 22. Topical use of antimicrobial agents ; 23. Urinary tract infections ; 24. Sexually transmitted infections ; 25. Gastrointestinal infections ; 26. Serious bacterial bloodstream infections ; 27. Bone and joint infections ; 28. Infections of the central nervous system ; 29. Skin and soft tissue infections ; 30. Tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases ; 31. Infections in immunocompromised patients including HIV/AIDs ; 32. Viral infections ; 33. Management of HIV infection ; 34. Treatment of chronic viral hepatitis ; 35. Parasitic disease ; 36. The development and marketing of antimicrobial drugs
Summary "A valuable resource for undergraduates and graduates providing a thorough grounding in the scientific basis and clinical application of antimicrobial drugs. The new edition has been thoroughly updated to include the most recently licensed agents, including the treatment of HIV and contains guidance on prescribing and infection control practices."--Provided by publisher
Notes Preceded by: Antimicrobial chemotherapy / Roger Finch [and others]. Sixth edition. 2012
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Anti-Infective Agents -- pharmacology
Anti-Infective Agents -- therapeutic use
Antineoplastic Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Infection -- drug therapy
Anti-infective agents
Communicable diseases -- Chemotherapy
Anti-infective agents.
Communicable diseases -- Chemotherapy.
Genre/Form Charts
Internet Resources
Form Electronic book
Author Irving, William L., author
Thwaites, Guy., author
Wilcox, Mark H., author
Oxford University Press, publisher
ISBN 0191004006