Internationally respected experts present authoritative, globally relevant guidance on all types of antimicrobial agents used in human medicine-antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiprotozoal and anthelmintic.
Provides structured descriptions of all antimicrobial agents in use worldwide. Discusses the increasing problem of multi-drug resistance. Explores the wide range of new antiviral therapies now available for the treatment of HIV and other viral infections. Reviews all of the latest antibacterial agents, including new quinolones, ketolides, oxazolidinones and streptogramins. Features clinically focused discussions of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, chemoprophylaxis and infection control policies. Describes new antifungal therapies including azoles, echinocandins and amphotericin B formulations. Includes sections on kidney failure, drug development and licensing, and implications of xenotransplantation. Offers expanded coverage of parasitic infections, including new antimalarial combination therapies.
Presents extensive tables of major drug interactions. A unique organization enables you to look up the answer to any clinical question either by specific antimicrobial agent or by infection type. Turn to Antibiotic and Chemotherapy, 8th Edition for the complete, current and authoritative information you need on the treatment of infection!