- Portable, accessible format for quick-reference
- 2-colour printing throughout
- Helpful "Key Points" sections at the start of each chapter
Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are the most common acute medical problem
encountered in primary care. Not only are RTIs very common, the spectrum of
disease is wide. Clinical management differs according to the characteristics
of the infected host and infecting pathogen. Despite these features, there are
currently no pocketbooks that bring together clinically relevant information
on this broad and important subject area in an accessible and practical manner.
This pocketbook offers a concise companion for health care professionals who manage patients with acute lung infections. The book covers aspects related to the diagnosis and initial management of these patients, with attention to specific infections which are notable for being difficult to manage, common or of particular clinical importance. The book will appeal to a wide variety of professionals in acute medicine, respiratory medicine, infectious diseases, primary care, and other internal medicine specialties.
Readership: This book is relevant to all respiratory trainees, GPs, specialist nurses, and general nurses. It will also be of interest to all related health care professionals in respiratory medicine, nursing students, ambulance crews and other interested paramedical staff.
Table of Contents
1: Claire Blacklock and Matthew Thompson: Acute respiratory infections in primary
2: Santiago Ewig: Lung infections in secondary care - community acquired infections
3: John Simpson: Lung infections in secondary care - hospital acquired pneumonia
4: Morgan Evans and Pradhib Venkatesan: The immunocompromised host
5: Jeremy M Brown and James S Brown: The immunocompromised host - patients with haemotological disorders
6: Nick Maskell and Clare Hooper: Pleural infection
7: Jonathan S. Nguyen-Van-Tam: Influenza and other respiratory virus infections
8: Thomas Bewick and Wei Shen Lim: Pneumococcal disease and vaccines
9: John Macfarlane: Legionnaire's Disease
10: Wei Shen Lim: Less common and tropical respiratory tract infections
11: Wei Shen Lim: Antibiotics in respiratory tract infections