Unconditionally established through previous editions as the leading and most authoritative work in its field, this major reference work provides in a systematic and concise manner all the information that the clinician requires when treating infections susceptible to, or diseases that respond to, antibiotic therapy. More than doubled in length for this new sixth edition in order to cover all new and existing therapies, including emerging drugs not yet fully licensed, the content is divided into sections for ease of reference. Opening with a consideration of antibacterial agents, the book goes on to cover antifungals, antivirals, and antiparasitic and antimalarial drugs. Within these sections, each chapter is structured according to a standard template to cover susceptibility, formulations and dosing, both adult and paediatric, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, toxicity and drug distribution, a feature unique to this title.
Recommended in previous editions by the American College of Physicians for Infectious Diseases Physicians in training, the expanded team of internationally renowned editors, each expert in the area covered by their section, have ensured that the sixth edition of The Use of Antibiotics will remain invaluable for anyone using antimicrobial agents in their clinical practice, as well as an essential library reference.
Supervising Editors: M. Lindsay Grayson, Professor, Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia; and Alvis Kucers, Formerly Infectious Diseases Physician, University of Melbourne, Australia Section Editors: Suzanne Crowe, James McCarthy, John Mills, Johan Mouton, Ragnar Norrby, David Paterson, Michael Pfaller