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Infectious Diseases of the Respiratory Tract

Infectious Diseases of the Respiratory Tract

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M. Kalin, M. Grandien, B. Petrini, J.Weir, N. Waravdekar, H. Reynolds, P. Venkatesan, M. Wood, M. Ellis, R. Frothingham, G. Douglas, J. Watson, J. MacFarlane, J. Friend, D. McKinsey, G. Miller, J. Khan, G. Donowitz, E. Ong, J. Couriel, A. Webb, J. Morecroft, M. Dodd, P. McArthur, C. Parry, A. Harries, H. Rea, A. Wells
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  • Date Published: May 2012
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  • isbn: 9781139242875

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  • From common cold to many life-threatening conditions like TB, infectious disease of the respiratory tract is a serious and widespread problem. Within three sections this text provides a complete and highly illustrated dossier of information and practical advice on both pathogens and major syndromes. It also includes coverage of key support and highly specialised areas such as paediatrics, foreign travel, intensive care management etc. Care of patients presenting with major infection ideally involves coordinated multidisciplinary teamwork. Such teams are managed by physicians with a breadth of knowledge spanning numerous specialities which include infectious disease, radiology, microbiology, surgery, intensive care, thoracic medicine and tropical medicine. Collecting together expertise from these fields and beyond, this text forms a comprehensive and invaluable reference resource for all involved in the care and diagnosis of respiratory infection.

    • Well integrated, comprehensive and highly illustrated reference resource
    • Up to date international, multidisciplinary contributions
    • Includes specific coverage of support systems and special cases
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    ' … fills an essential niche for a comprehensive reference book … the text provides a wealth of factual information on disparate aspects of pulmonary infections. Several chapters are excellent reviews of important topics and should be read by trainees in infectious diseases and respiratory medicine. This book should be readily available for reference in all respiratory and infectious disease departments, and physicians with a specific interest in respiratory infections would probably want to have a copy of it on their own desks.' Jeremy Brown, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139242875
    • contains: 272 b/w illus. 5 colour illus. 1 map 140 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Diagnosis, Host, Defence and Antimicrobials:
    1. Laboratory diagnosis of respiratory infections M. Kalin, M. Grandien and B. Petrini
    2. Radiological aspects of lung infection J. Weir
    3. Respiratory defences against infection N. Waravdekar and H. Reynolds
    4. General principles of antimicrobial therapy P. Venkatesan and M Wood
    Part II. Respitatory Infections due to Major Respiratory Pathogens:
    5. Pneumococcal pneumonia M. Kalin
    6. Staphylococcal pneumonia M. Ellis
    7. Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella infections M. Kalin
    8. Gram negative bacillary pneumonia M. Ellis
    9. Viral lower respiratory tract infections M. Ellis
    10. Cytomegalovirus pneumonia M. Ellis
    11. Non-tuberculous mycobacteria M. Ellis and R. Frothingham
    12. Actinomycosis and nocardiosis M. Ellis
    13. Pneumonia due to small bacterial organisms G. Douglas
    14. Legionellosis J. Watson and J. MacFarlane
    15. Tuberculosis J. Friend
    16. Fungal respiratory disease M. Ellis
    Part III. Major Respiratory Syndromes:
    17. Community acquired pneumonia J. Friend
    18. Community acquired fungal pneumonias D. McKinsey
    19. Hospital acquired pneumonia G. Miller and M. Ellis
    20. Anaerobic lung infection, lung abscess and empysema J. Khan and M. Ellis
    21. Pneumonia in the immunocompromised G. Donowitz
    22. HIV associated respiratory infections E. Ong
    23. Lower respiratory infection in children J. Couriel
    24. Pulmonary infection in cystic fibrosis A. Webb, J. Morecroft and M. Dodd
    25. Upper respiratory tract infections M. Ellis and P. McArthur
    26. Respiratory infections associated with foreign travel C. Parry and A. Harries
    27. Intensive care management of the critically ill patient with pneumonia G. Miller
    28. Diseases associated with persistant or recurrent pulmonary infiltrates M. Ellis
    29. Chronic air flow obstruction, acute and chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis H. Rea and A. Wells
    30. Miscellaneous pneumonic agents and others causing lower respiratory tract infection M. Ellis.

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    Michael E. Ellis, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

    Contributors

    M. Kalin, M. Grandien, B. Petrini, J.Weir, N. Waravdekar, H. Reynolds, P. Venkatesan, M. Wood, M. Ellis, R. Frothingham, G. Douglas, J. Watson, J. MacFarlane, J. Friend, D. McKinsey, G. Miller, J. Khan, G. Donowitz, E. Ong, J. Couriel, A. Webb, J. Morecroft, M. Dodd, P. McArthur, C. Parry, A. Harries, H. Rea, A. Wells

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