With the expanding aging population in both the United States and worldwide, health issues associated with aging are major personal and public health concerns. Although cardiovascular diseases, cancers, strokes, dementia, pulmonary disease, and diabetes mellitus are listed as major causes of death in older adults, in many instances the final cause of demise is complications associated with infections. Dr. Jump and Dr. Canady have assembled top authors to present the current clinical knowledge on the following topics: Urinary Tract Infections; Clostrdium difficile; Wounds/SSTI; Influenza; Other Respiratory Viruses; HIV; Antimicrobial Stewardship for Older Adults; Antibiotics at the End of Life; Sepsis in Older Adults; Antimicrobial Therapy in Older Adults; Norovirus/Viral outbreaks; and Bone and Joint Infections. Readers should have a solid understanding of the current clinical information needed to effectively manage infections in older adults.
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Infections in Older Adults
Preface: Aging Has Unique Effects on the Risks, Presentation, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis of Infectious Diseases
Influence of Aging and Environment on Presentation of Infection in Older Adults
Antimicrobial Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics in Older Adults
Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Facilities
Antimicrobial Use at the End of Life
Breaking the Chain of Infection in Older Adults: A Review of Risk Factors and Strategies for Preventing Device-Related Infections
Urinary Tract Infection and Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Older Adults
Bacterial Pneumonia in Older Adults
Septic Arthritis and Prosthetic Joint Infections in Older Adults
Sepsis in Older Adults
Clostridium difficile in Older Adults
Influenza in Older Adults
Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Other Noninfluenza Respiratory Viruses in Older Adults
Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Aging in the Era of Effective Antiretroviral Therapy
Herpes Zoster in the Older Adult
Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the Older Patient
Norovirus Infection in Older Adults: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and
Opportunities for Prevention and Control
David H. Canaday Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.