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A Rational Approach to Clinical Infectious Diseases. A Manual for House Officers and Other Non-Infectious Diseases Clinicians

  • ID: 5204064
  • Book
  • June 2021
  • Elsevier Health Science
Written specifically for non-infectious disease specialists in both inpatient and outpatient settings, A Rational Approach to Clinical Infectious Diseases provides concise, practical guidance that mimics the decision-making process and reasoning employed by an ID physician. Using clear, understandable language, Dr. Zelalem Temesgen and his esteemed colleagues at the Mayo Clinic present the art and the context of infectious diseases together with the science, helping non-specialists apply a rational approach to the diagnosis and treatment of infectious conditions.
  • Clearly explains the rationale of opting for one particular treatment or length of course over another in order to arrange appropriate management and follow-up. 

  • Provides focused ID decision support to questions such as: 

    • What diagnostic test should I order? 

    • What is the correct antibiotic for this patient/geographical region? 

    • Are IV or oral antibiotics most appropriate? 

    • How long should the antibiotic course be and when should it be de-escalated? 

    • What special considerations should be taken in immunocompromised patients? 

    • How often should complex infections be followed up? 

  • Uses a succinct, easy-to-read writing style, following a consistent format: Important characteristics/epidemiology; Clinical related data; Rash characteristics; Ancillary diagnostic studies; Treatment; and Other. 

  • Provides visual and quick-reference support with dozens of figures and tables throughout the text. 

  • Contains invaluable guidance to help non-specialists provide the best care for patients, stem antibiotic misuse and resistance, avoid adverse drug events, and avoid unnecessary costs. 

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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. General Approach to Infectious Diseases Evaluation

2. Interacting with the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

3. A Primer on Microbiology

4. General Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy

5. A Primer on Antimicrobials

6. Fever of Unknown Origin

7. Fever and Rash

8. Ear, Nose, Throat and Neck Infections

9. Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

10. Select Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Infections

11. Urinary Tract Infections

12. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

13. Bone and Joint Infections

14. Diagnostic Approach to a Patient with Suspected Central Nervous System Infection

15. Vector-Borne Infections

16. Sepsis

17. Sexually Transmitted Infections

18. HIV Infection

19. Bacteremia

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Zelalem Temesgen Professor of Medicine,
Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis, a World health Organization Collaborating center in Digital health and Precision Medicine for Tuberculosis,
Director, HIV Program
Division of Infectious Diseases
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Editor-in-chief, Journal of Clinical tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases. Larry M. Baddour Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. Stacey A. Rizza Professor of Medicine
Executive Medical Director of Practice, Mayo Clinic International
Associate Dean, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
Division, Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic Rochester.
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