Our aim has been to provide guidelines, protocols and clinical algorithms, while avoiding pedantic clinical instruction in order to help you make therapeutic choice of drugs offering the best likelihood of pathogen eradication and clinical cure.
Table of Contents:
1. Antimicrobial Choice for Disease Conditions, Central Nervous System, Ophthalmic Infections, Ear, Nose, and Throat Infections, Cardiovascular Infections, Respiratory Infections, Gastrointestinal Infections, Urogenital Infections, Skin and Soft Tissue Infections, Systemic Febrile Illnesses, 2. Basic Pharmacotherapeutics, Adult Dosing of Common Antibacterials, Pediatric Dosing of Common Antibacterials, Dosing of Antimicrobials in Renal Failure, Antibiotic Spectrum, Drug-Drug Interactions, Common Antibiotic Side Effects, Organisms and Disease State Relationship, 3. Antimicrobials for Specific Pathogen, Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis: Case Definitions, Features of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Features of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: Common Causes Features of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: Less Common Causes, Drugs for Tuberculosis, First Line Drugs, Modes of Action and Recommended Doses, Principles for Management of Tuberculosis, General Treatment of Tuberculosis, Alternate Treatment Regimens, Treatment Regimens in Special Situations, Duration of Treatment for Tuberculosis, Management of Drug Toxicity, Management of Hepatitis, Management of Cutaneous Reactions, Management of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis, The WHO Recommendations, Treatment and Follow-up of Smear-positive cases, Treatment and Follow-up of Smear-negative cases, Diagnostic Algorithm for Pediatric Pulmonary TB, Treatment Card for Tuberculosis (RNTCP), Malaria, General Guidelines in the Treatment of Malaria, Treatment for Malaria, Antimalarial Drugs in Pregnancy, Drugs for Management of Malaria, Treatment of Malaria in Children, Artemisinin based Combined Therapy (ACsT) for Treatment of Multi-drug Resistant Falciparum malaria and mixed infectious including falciparum, Management of Complications of Malaria, Recognizing HIV Infection in Adults, HIV Testing Methods with Advantages, Disadvantages and Interpretation, Presumptive and Definitive Criteria for Recognizing HIV related Clinical Events, Principles of Antiretroviral Therapy, Antiretroviral Drugs, When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy, Monitoring and Management of Adverse Effects, Common Drug-drug Interactions with ARVs, Current Guidelines for Resistance Testing, Follow up of Patients on HAART, Syndromic Approach to Management of Infections Associated with HIV/AIDS, Use of Antiretrovirals in Perinatal Care, Treatment Regimes for Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, Initiation of ART in Patients with TB, Cryptococcal Meningitis and Syphilis, When to Suspect HIV among Patients with Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis and HIV Antiretroviral Treatment, Basic and Expanded Regimens for PEP, CDC Guidelines for Evaluating the Risk of HIV Transmission following Occupational Exposure, Antiviral Therapy, Antiviral Agents, Management of Fungal Infections, Antifungal Agents, Management of Parasitic Infections, Antiparasitic Agents, 4. Antimicrobial Prophylaxis and Immunizations, Prophylaxis for Medical Conditions, Prophylaxis for Prevention of Endocarditis, Childhood Immunization Schedule, Rabies Vaccination, Prophylaxis in Surgical Patients, 5. Algorithmic Tables: Antimicrobial Choice Based on Syndrome, Acute Diarrhea, Fever: Community Acquired, Fever: Hospital Acquired, Jaundice, Febrile Neutropenia Fungal Parasitic Viral, Meningitis, Pneumonia, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Surgical Site Infection, Urinary Tract Infection, Management of Severe Malaria, 6. Basic Microbiology, Gram Stain, AFB Smear, Malaria Smear, 7. Antimicrobial Name: Generic and Trade Drug Listing by Brand Name.
About the Author
MD MPH Infectious Disease Counsultant Adjunct Assistant Professor Rollins School of Public Health at Emory Unversity, Atlanta, GA USA, Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Infectious Diseases University of Tennessee Memphis, TN USA.