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Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases

Impact of Antibiotic Resistance

  • Arch G. Mainous III
  • Claire Pomeroy

Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Significant Pathogens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Craig A. Martin
      Pages 45-59
    3. Vidya Sundareshan, Martin E. Evans
      Pages 61-77
    4. Chris Parsons
      Pages 79-107
    5. Christian Sandrock
      Pages 109-126
    6. Javeed Siddiqui
      Pages 127-147
  3. Evidence-Based Management of Infectious Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 148-148
    2. Arch G. Mainous III, William J. Hueston
      Pages 151-168
    3. Hien H. Nguyen
      Pages 169-182
    4. Dimitri M. Drekonja, James R. Johnson
      Pages 183-194
    5. Alice C. Thornton, Bojana Stevich, Janet N. Arno, Barbara Van Der Pol
      Pages 195-229
    6. Robert E. Post, Barry L. Hainer
      Pages 231-265
    7. Eric Matheson
      Pages 267-281
    8. Nicoline Schiess, Avindra Nath
      Pages 283-300
    9. Ivar L. Frithsen, Cassandra D. Salgado
      Pages 301-312
    10. Camelia E. Marculescu
      Pages 313-325

About this book


Optimal antimicrobial use is essential in this era of escalating antibiotic resistance. Clinicians, particularly those on the frontlines of care, need an understanding of the management of common infectious diseases and the appropriate use of antimicrobials in the context of resistant pathogens. In Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases, Arch Mainous, PhD and Claire Pomeroy, MD and a group of antimicrobial experts and experienced clinicians provide an eminently practical summary of the most effective evidence-based antimicrobial treatments encountered in both the hospital and outpatient settings. At the forefront of this book is the clinical impact of appropriate diagnosis and treatment, as well as an emphasis on the newer aspects of infectious disease management necessitated by the increasing problem of resistant pathogens. Further, the book provides useful information on major pathogens to help practicing clinicians not only diagnose but treat effectively infections and their concomitant complications.

Multidisciplinary and highly practical, Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases offers busy clinicians, nurse practitioners, as well as residents and medical students a comprehensive and informed guide for management and treatment in the contemporary environment fraught with resistant pathogens.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Arch G. Mainous III
    • 1
  • Claire Pomeroy
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Family MedicineMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonU.S.A.
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of California, DavisDavisU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases
  • Book Subtitle Impact of Antibiotic Resistance
  • Editors Arch G. Mainous III
    Claire Pomeroy
  • Series Title Infectious Disease
  • Series Abbreviated Title Infectious Disease
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-60327-238-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61779-681-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-60327-239-1
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages X, 399
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Infectious Diseases
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Public Health
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews of the second edition:

"This book is designed as a resource for those who use evidence-based medicine in the treatment of infectious diseases in both inpatient and outpatient settings....provide in one place a good overview of the problem with sufficient detail to meet its goal as a resource book." -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases is primarily focused on providing evidence based clinical recommendations. At the conclusion of each chapter the author or authors present the "Key Points" by providing bulleted highlights they feel are important and allows the reader a process in which to review and retain the topic in a concise manner. . .useful for practicing community pharmacists with a background in infectious diseases, but would not be helpful as a quick reference. Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in infectious disease would benefit most from this textbook. However, clinical pharmacy generalists who treat patients with infections would also benefit from this fine book. Pharmacists who serve on infection control committees would find this book an asset. Other members of infection controls committees would also benefit from this text. For practicing hospital pharmacists and drug information centers Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases should be added to the reference library as it not only provides excellent recommendations for treating common infectious diseases commonly seen in a hospital setting, but an extensive list of reference articles for each chapter as well. Clinical pharmacists may find this textbook useful when researching a specific disease treatment." -Journal of Pharmacy Practice

"This book emphasizes the importance of taking into account the development of resistance to antimicrobials. Several chapters appropriately emphasize the effects of the addition of antibiotics to livestock feeds and processed meat products. The antibiotics used in such processes, ...It is well suited for microbiologists and infectious disease clinicians interested in basic science aspects of antibiotic resistance...Mainous and Pomeroy's book is important because it is more likely to be read by practitioners prescribing antibiotics than are the other two more specialized texts. Infectious disease clinicians interested in antimicrobials or the emergence of antimicrobial resistance often fail to communicate the significance of their basic science findings to their colleagues who work in the clinical setting...Pomeroy's book, although basic and not perfect, nonetheless reminds the practitioners who prescribe most of the antibiotics used in the world that, before they select an antibiotic to treat a particular patient, they should carefully consider the agent's potential to foster the emergence of resistance...Importantly, it is addressed to clinicians, who are the main prescribers of antibiotics worldwide...Drs. Mainous and Pomeroy are to be congratulated for making an important attempt to reach those whose prescribing habits will influence resistance trends." - Clinical Infectious Diseases

“The distinguished contributors provide a practical summary of the most effective evidence-based antimicrobial treatments encountered in both hospital and outpatient settings and emphasize the influence of appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Increasing problems with resistant pathogens are troublesome to comprehensive therapists, both for outpatients and for hospitalized patients … receiving the greater attention. … ‘A myriad or new or increased disease management issues with implications for antibiotic resistance have appeared upon the landscape and many continue to challenge us. Consequently this book has been updated substantially.’” (William H. Wehrmacher and Harry Messmore, Comprehensive Therapy, August, 2010)

“This is a relatively expensive mini-textbook on infectious diseases. The information contained therein is generally accurate … the level of detail potentially pitches the text somewhere between the main two stated target audiences (general physicians and infectious diseases specialists). … The use of key points for each chapter is useful … .” (Mark H. Wilcox, Microbiology Today, 2010)

“Antimicrobial resistance poses a daily challenge in clinical practice. … In this new book the authors briefly discuss the epidemiology and diagnosis of the main infectious diseases seen in daily clinical practice, helping the clinician to rapidly review these matters, before they go into antimicrobial therapy. … The book is structured in a highly readable format and is a very useful resource for medicine students, generalist physicians, and for those embarking on their infectious disease specialization.” (Jorge Luiz Mello Sampaio and Elsa Mamizuka, Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, May, 2010)

“Covers a wide variety of pathogens and clinical syndromes using up-to-date clinical information on problematic as well as resistant microbes. … written with clinicians in mind, ranging from the most experienced infectious diseases physicians to students involved in clinical care. … useful to any practitioner who routinely cares for patients with infections. … this book has merit by coupling the most recently available evidence-based guidelines with difficult-to-treat organisms. … easy to read and reward clinicians with useful information in a minimal amount of time.” (John S. Czachor, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2010)