The Use of Antibiotics, 5Ed: A Clinical Review of Antibacterial, Antifungal and Antiviral Drugs
- Publish Date: 1997-08-13
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Alvis Kucers;Suzanne Crowe;M Grayson;Jennifer Hoy
Unconditionally established as the leading and most authoritative work in its field, this major reference book provides, in a systemic and concise manner, all the information the clinician requires when treating infections susceptible to antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agents, as well as parasitic diseases which respond to antibiotics. Appreciation of the prevalence of infectious diseases, and knowledge of available drugs or drug combinations to which they are sensitive, are essential for successful patient management.
Many new drugs have been developed since the previous edition: cephalosporins, macroslides, numerous new quinalones, antifungal and especially new antiviral drugs. Resistance to many antimicrobials is now a serious universal problem and antibiotic-resistant strains of many bacteria have spread throughout the world. The sections on penicillin G, third generation cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, vancomycin, synthetic antibacterials, drugs for tuberculosis, antifungal and some antiviral drugs have all been thoroughly updated to take contemporary data into account.
Presented in a clear and concise way, indexed and cross-referenced for ready access, this considerably expanded text has been completely rewritten and revised, creating a comprehensive and pertinent reference book for those who prescribe antibiotics, antivirals and antifungals or advise on their proper usage.