Since publication of the First Edition in 1979, much has changed in the way
we view, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases. The Sixth Edition of this
respected reference focuses on challenging clinical situations faced by practitioners
of all levels who deal with infectious diseases. The latest advances in the
field are covered—from descriptions of newly recognized infectious agents,
to the latest diagnostic tests and emerging treatments.
Topics of interest include: diagnostic and resistance testing in patients with AIDS, management of West Nile virus, malaria in travelers, pacemaker-related infections, needlestick injuries in healthcare workers, antibiotic dosing of obese patients, interpretation of MICs, and planning for bioterrorism defense.
Look inside and discover…
• Actionable information from respected authors focused on the areas that trainees most often find challenging.
• Thoroughly revised and updated content—virtually all chapters are new to this edition.
• Selected annotated references focus on papers that provide clinical guidance.
• Problem-oriented approach promotes critical thinking.
Table of contents
Section I. AIDS 1 Role of HIV Resistance Testing in the Treatment of HIV Infection Melanie Gerrior and Christopher H. Parsons 2 Opportunistic Infections in AIDS Yasir Ahmed, Sean Cook, and Helmut Albrecht 3 Drug Interactions in Patients with HIV Infection Christopher H. Parsons and M. Sean Boger 4 Primary Care in HIV Sabena Ramsetty 5 HIV-Infection and Pregnancy Oluwatosin Jaiyeoba and J. Michael Kilby Section II. Viral Hepatitis 6 Diagnosis of Viral Hepatitis Zhi Q. Yao 7 Treatment of Viral Hepatitis Zhi Q. Yao 8 Prevention of Viral Hepatitis Zhi Q. Yao Section III. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 9 Syphilis Lamis Ibrahim and James W. Myers 10 Gonorrhea James W. Myers and Lamis Ibrahim 11 Chlamydia trachomatis James W. Myers and Lamis Ibrahim 12 Genital Herpes Simplex Lamis Ibrahim and James W. Myers 13 HPV Infections James Myers and Emmanuel Okon 14 Vaginitis Emmanuel Okon and James W. Myers 15 Other STDs Lamis Ibrahim and James W. Myers Section IV. Central Nervous System Infections 16 Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis James W. Myers and Sunanda Mangraj 17 Acute Infections of the Central Nervous System: Meningitis and Brain Abscess Jonathan P. Moorman 18 Encephalitis Lamis Ibrahim and James W. Myers 19 Prevention and Treatment of Herpes Zoster and Post Herpetic Neuralgia Lamis Ibrahim and James W. Myers Section V. Travel-related Infections 20 Prophylaxis of Infection in Travelers James W. Myers and Paras Patel 21 Fever in the Returning Traveler Paras Patel and James W. Myer 22 Infectious Diarrhea Jonathan P. Moorman and James W. Myers Section VI. Tickborne and Related Illnesses 23 Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) Dima Youssef and James W. Myers 24 Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis and Ehrlichia Ewingii Ehrlichiosis James W. Myers and Dima Youssef 25 Babesiosis Dima Youssef and James W. Myers 26 Q fever Dima Youssef and James W. Myers 27 Tularemia Dima Youssef and James W. Myers Section VII. Cardiovascular Infections 28 Infective Endocarditis: Diagnosis Michael Davis and Jonathan P. Moorman 29 Infective Endocarditis: Treatment and Prophylaxis Hana Saleh and Jonathan P. Moorman 30 Cardiac Device Infections Abdel kareem Abu Malouh and Jonathan P. Moorman Section VIII. Nosocomial Infections 31 Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections David B. Banach, Michael J. Satlin, and David P. Calfee 32 Healthcare-associated Urinary Tract Infection Evgenia Kagan and Joseph F. John, Jr. 33 Pneumonia in Healthcare Curtis J. Coley, II and Melissa A. Miller 34 Surgical Site Infections Ioana Chirca and Camelia E. Marculescu 35 Management of Occupational Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Ivar L. Frithsen 36 Healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile Infection Carlene A. Muto 37 Epidemiologically Important Resistant Gram Positive Bacteria in Healthcare Cassandra D. Salgado 38 Multidrug Resistant Gram Negative Bacteria Ramzy H. Rimawi and Paul Cook 39 Candidemia Keith W. Hamilton and Ebbing Lautenbach 40 Scabies Stephan Albrecht and Helmut Albrecht Section IX. Zoonoses 41 Animal Bites Paras Patel and James W. Myers 42