Saturday, 23 September 2017
Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians Second edition by Alan R.Hauser
Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians Second edition by Alan R.Hauser by Alan R.Hauser. Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians, the ABCs of choosing the right antibacterial agents Second edition by Alan R.Hauser by Alan R.Hauser. Most health care training programs consist of an initial phase of classroom lectures and small group sessions in which the intricacies of cranial nerves, the Krebs cycle, and renal physiology are mastered. Following this phase, trainees suddenly are immersed in the real world of patients who present with complaints of a cough, a painful lower back, or a fever. As an infectious disease subspecialist. Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians Second edition by Alan R.Hauser book is meant to be a guide to antibiotics not only for students studying to be physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacologists, or medical technologists, but will also prove useful for residents, fellows, and practicing clinicians. It is designed to serve as a bridge between the book knowledge acquired during the initial phase of training and the reflexive prescribing habits of experienced practitioners. Just as the initial bewildering complexities of electrocardiograms and chest radiographs disappear when the first principles underlying these tests are appreciated and understood, so too do the difficulties of antibiotic selection. By supplying the rationale behind antibiotic selection for many common bacterial pathogens and infectious disease presentations, much of the memorization (and magic and mystery) that usually accompanies proper prescribing of antibiotics is eliminated. Where memorization is unavoidable, learning aids are presented that will make the process as painless as possible. This book can be easily read and comprehended in 1 or 2 weeks by a busy student or practitioner. As a result, it is not a comprehensive guide to the antibiotic metropolis but merely an outline of the major thoroughfares of antibiotic therapy so that readers can more easily fill in the residential streets and alleys as they gain experience. In terms of the war analogy used throughout the book, the emphasis is on strategy, not tactics. Thus, only commonly used antibiotics are mentioned, and some oversimplification and omissions are unavoidable. It is hoped that the reader will be able to master the major concepts and rules so that with subsequent clinical exposure and practice, the nuances and exceptions to these rules may be assimilated. The scope of this volume is limited to antibacterial agents, arguably the most complex and frequently encountered antibiotics that must be mastered by health care practitioners. Future volumes will address antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents. Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians Second edition by Alan R.Hauser second edition has been updated and expanded to include newer antibiotics that have become available during the past 3 years. In addition, several older antibiotics that have enjoyed renewed popularity e.g., colistin and nitrofurantoin) are now also discussed.