"This book focuses on key points of basic microbiology and antimicrobial pharmacotherapy and organizes them into a concise guide … must have antimicrobial reference guide for all medical and pharmacy students." Lindsay McDonnell, PharmD for Doody''s Review Service
Antibiotics Simplified, Fourth Edition is a best selling, succinct guide designed to bridge knowledge gained in basic sciences courses with clinical practice in infectious diseases. This practical text reviews basic microbiology and how to approach the pharmacotherapy of a patient with a presumed infection. It also contains concise Drug Class Reviews with an explanation of the characteristics of various classes of antibacterial drugs and antifungal drugs.
This text simplifies learning infectious disease pharmacotherapy and condenses the many facts that are taught about antibiotics into one quick reference guide. This guide will help students learn the characteristics of antibiotics and why an antibiotic is useful for an indication. With an understanding of the characteristics of the antibiotics, students will be able to make a logical choice to treat an infection more easily.
The Fourth Edition will be revised and updated to include the following:
•2 Color Design
•Principles of Antibiotic Stewardship
•Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria
•Chapters on new antibacterials
•New Chapter of Lipoglycopeptides
•Additional HIV Agents
•Chapters on New HCV drugs (2 new classes)
•New TB medications
•Antifungal Spectra of Activity Appendix
•Figures and Flow Charts
•Drug Class Reviews
•Spectra of Activity Chart
•Index for Reference
Ideal for courses in pharmacy and medical schools:
•Pharmacology I & II
•Pharmacotherapy of Infectious Diseases
•Drug Review /Capstone Clinical Rotations (PA).
Jason C. Gallagher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Temple University, and a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases at Temple University Hospital (TUH). His clinical service is with the Infectious Diseases Consult team at TUH where he also serves on committees related to antibiotic use and guideline preparation. He lectures on the pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases and the practice of clinical pharmacy at Temple and also teaches antibiotic pharmacology at Drexel University School of Medicine, where he has an adjunct appointment. Dr. Gallagher’s research interests focus on the treatment of resistant Gram-negative and Gram-positive infections and on antifungal pharmacotherapy. He is a past-president of the Mid-Atlantic College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Conan MacDougall is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. He provides clinical service to the Infectious Diseases Consult Service at UCSF Medical Center and participates in UCSF''s antimicrobial management program. His research interests include the pharmacoepidemiology of antimicrobial use in hospitals and communities, associations between antimicrobial use and resistance, and the clinical use of antifungal agents. Dr. MacDougall co-coordinates the clinical pharmacy therapeutics course in infectious diseases and oncology, precepts students on the infectious diseases rotation, and lectures on antimicrobial agent pharmacology.