Bacterial and Fungal Infections.- Issues in Central Nervous System Infections.- Emerging Issues in Head and Neck Infections.- Emerging Trends in Pulmonary Infection.- Current Issues in Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.- Emerging Issues in Pulmonary Infections of Cystic Fibrosis.- Re-Emergence of Childhood Respiratory Infections in Adults (RSV & Pertussis).- Re-Emergence of Childhood Respiratory Infections in Adults (RSV&Pertussis).- New Concepts and Trends.- New Concepts and Emerging Issues in Sepsis.- Febrile Neutropenia: Management Issues.- Emerging Issues and Trends In Clostridium Difficile Colitis.- Probiotics in Infectious Diseases.- Device-Related Infections.- Current Concepts of Orthopedic Implants and Prosthetic Joint Infections.- Combination Antimicrobial Therapies.- Erratum.
In this edition of the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century Series, the editor reviews the research, diagnosis, and treatment of some common infections facing researchers, clinicians and family physicians such as sinusitis, otitis media and pertussis in adults. Recent studies and surveys have shown that these conditions are often over diagnosed and treated unnecessarily with antibiotics. The approach and guidelines for diagnosis and management are reviewed in this volume. Other more complicated but less common conditions challenging internists, clinical infectious disease consultants and other specialists are also reviewed (i.e. meningitis, ventilator associated pneumonia, sepsis, hepatitis C, B, etc.).
Written by a world renowned researcher with up to date information on new emerging diseases which have attracted public attention