The Febrile Patient
Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Infections
Central Nervous System Infections
Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Infections
Genitourinary Tract Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Osteomyelitis, Prosthetic Joint Infections, Diabetic Foot Infections, and Septic Arthritis
Parasitic Infections: A Global Challenge
Emerging Bacterial Infections (Including Zoonotic Pathogens and Biological Weapons)
Serious Viral Illnesses in the Adult Patient
Infections in the Immunocompromised Host
A proven way to learn the principles of clinical infectious diseases in just thirty days.
Infectious Diseases: A Clinical Short Course, Fourth Edition is a concise overview of this important field designed to help the busy physician, medical student, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant to understand, diagnose, and treat common infectious diseases. This unique self-instruction book is organized by system/region as opposed to pathogens simulating how common pathogens and disorders would be encountered in rounds or in practice. This new edition will include key content updates, and ensure that content aligns itself with information tested on the USMLE Step 2.
By indicating the number of days that should be allotted to the study of each chapter, the author has created a schedule for completion of each lesson. A wide array of tables that summarize the methods of clinical assessment, anti-infective agent doses, and drug toxicities--facts that do not require memorization, but do need to be referred to when caring for patients--facilitate this condensed learning schedule. There is no better resource for learning to associate pathogens with the corresponding impact on patients than Infectious Diseases.
- Key Points summarize the most important facts when managing each infection and facilitate board review
- Guiding Questions begin each chapter*An estimate of the potential severity of each disease gives you a sense of how quickly you should initiate treatment
- Numerous case examples highlight real-world clinical application of the content
- Dozens of color plates depict major pathogens
- All chapters have been updated to reflect the most current treatment and diagnostic guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Dr. Southwick is considered one of the pioneers in ID research, as he has in recent years spearheaded work on two national studies to help understand the roots and progression of inflammation upon exposure to an infectious agent. He has also published over 100 articles on this and other topics in major peer-review journals. He is also the author of our Infectious Disease in Thirty Days.