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Infectious Disease in the Aging
A Clinical Handbook
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Because aging is accompanied by a steady decline in resistance to infectious diseases, the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases in the elderly is not only much more complex, but also often quite different from that for younger patients. In the second edition of Infectious Disease in the Aging: A Clinical Handbook, a panel of well known and highly experienced geriatric physicians and infectious disease experts review the most important common infections affecting the elderly and delineate their well-proven diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive techniques. Among the illnesses discussed are urinary tract infections, pneumonia, ocular infections, tuberculosis, and fungal and viral infections. In addition, there are detailed discussions of sepsis, infective endocarditis, intraabdominal infections, bacterial meningitis, osteomyelitis and septic arthritis, and prosthetic device infections.


Comprehensive, informative, and easily accessible, Infectious Disease in the Aging: A Clinical Handbook offers all physicians treating geriatric patients the quickest and most up-to-date guide to the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease problems in the elderly today.


Feature:

An easily accessible guide for practicing physicians who diagnose, treat, and prevent infectious and infectious disease-related problems in the elderly


Written by leading experts in the field


Second edition includes new and updated chapters covering the most important and common infectious diseases encountered in elderly patients


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Because aging is accompanied by a steady decline in resistance to infectious diseases, the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases in the elderly is not only much more complex, but also often quite different from that for younger patients. In Infectious Disease in the Aging: A Clinical Handbook, 2nd Edition, a panel of well-known and highly experienced geriatric physicians and infectious disease experts review the most important common infections affecting the elderly and delineate their well-proven diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative techniques. Among the illnesses discusses are urinary tract infections, pneumonia, ocular infections, tuberculosis, and fungal and viral infections. There are detailed discussion of sepsis, infective endocarditis, intraabdominal infections, bacterial meningitis, osteomyelitis and septic arthritis, and prosthetic device infections. In addition, this 2nd edition includes new chapters on Herpes zoster, HIV/AIDS, and SARS and West Nile Virus.
Comprehensive, informative, and easily accessible, Infectious Disease in the Aging: A Clinical Handbook, 2nd Edition, offers all physicians treating geriatric patients the quickest and most up-to-date guide to understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease problems in the elderly today.


Contents:

Concepts and Principles of Infections and Aging.- Epidemiology of Aging and Infectious Diseases.- Factors Predisposing to Infection.- Clinical Features of Infection.- Role and Importance of Functional Assessment in Infections.- Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy.- Common Infections.- Sepsis.- Bronchitis and Pneumonia.- Tuberculosis in Older Adults.- Infective Endocarditis.- Intra-abdominal Infections.- Infectious Diarrhea.- Urinary Tract Infection.- Bacterial Meningitis and Brain Abscess.- Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis.- Skin and Soft Tissues Infections.- Herpes Zoster.- Orofacial and Odontogenic Infections in the Elderly.- Ocular Infections.- Otitis Externa, Otitis Media, and Sinusitis.- Prosthetic Joint Infections in Elderly Patients.- Staphylococcal and Enterococcal Infections.- Fungal Infections.- Viral Infections.- Special or Unique Infectious Disease Problems.- Infections in the Long-Term Care Setting.- Infection Control Programs in Nursing Homes.- Infections in Diabetics.- Vaccinations.- Nutrition and Infection.- Sexually Transmitted Diseases.- Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.- SARS and West Nile Virus.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781603275347
Publisher: Springer (Humana Press)
Publication date: March, 2009
Pages: 540

Subcategories: Epidemiology, Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases