Publication Year: 2014
Edition: 3rd Ed
Authors/Editor: Gallagher, Jason C. ; MacDougall, Conan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
This practical text reviews basic microbiology and how to approach the pharmacotherapy of a patient with a presumed infection. It also contains concise Drug Class Reviews with an explanation of the characteristics of various classes of antibacterial drugs and antifungal drugs.
The book simplifies learning infectious disease pharmacotherapy and condenses the many facts that are taught about antibiotics into one quick reference guide. It helps students learn the characteristics of antibiotics and why an antibiotic is useful for an indication. With an understanding of the characteristics of the antibiotics, students will be able to make a logical choice to treat an infection more easily.
With helpful Figures and Flow Charts, Drug Class Reviews, a Spectra of Activity chart, Case Studies, and an index for reference, this is an ideal handbook for students as well as practicing pharmacists, physicians, and other clinicians!