Antibiotic And Chemotherapy 8th Edition

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Chemotherapy 3% absolute benefit ITT: intent-to-treat population CT: chemotherapy CI: confidence Interval 52 Patients With Low-Risk 70-Gene Assay Results Showed a Consistent Improvement When Randomized to Chemotherapy Risk Group, Outcome, and Treatment Strategy. Chemotherapy No. Of Events Percentage With Outcome of 5 Years (95% CI). Antibiotic and Chemotherapy: Anti-infective Agents and Their Use in Therapy, Eighth Edition Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Volume 52, Issue 4.

  1. Part I: General Aspects
  2. 1. Historical Introduction
  3. 2. Modes of Action
  4. 3. The Problem of Resistance
  5. 4. General Principles of Pharmockinetics and Pharacodynamics
  6. 5. Antibiotics in Renal Failure
  7. 6. Drug Interactions Involving Antomicrobial Agents
  8. 7. Antibiotics and Immune System
  9. 8. General Principles of Chemotherapy
  10. 9. Laboratory Control of Antimicrobial Therapy
  11. 10. Principles of Chemoprophylaxis
  12. 11. Antibiotic Policies
  13. 12. Drug discoveries - pre - clinical
  14. 13. Drug discoveries - clinical trail stage
  15. Part II: Agents
  16. 14. Aminoglycosides and aminocyclitols
  17. 15. Beta-lactams: Cephalosporins
  18. 16. Beta-lactams: Penicillins
  19. 17. Other Beta-lactams
  20. 18. Chloramphenicol and Thiamphenicol
  21. 19. Diaminopyrimidines
  22. 20. Fosfomycin and Fosmidomycin
  23. 21. Fusidanes
  24. 22. Glycopepties
  25. 23. Lincosamides
  26. 24. Macrolides and ketolides
  27. 25. Mupirocin
  28. 26. Nitrofurans
  29. 27. Nitroimidazoles
  30. 28. Oxazolidinones
  31. 29. Quinolones
  32. 30. Rifamycins
  33. 31. Streptogramins
  34. 32. Sulphonamides
  35. 33. Tetracyclines
  36. 34. Other antibacterial agents (coumairns, cyclic petides, amino acid analogues & oligopeptides
  37. 35. Antifungal Agents
  38. 36. Antimycobacterial Agents
  39. 37. Anthelmintics
  40. 38. Antiprotozoal Agents
  41. 39. Antiviral Agents - anti-HIV
  42. 40. Antiviral Agents - other
  43. Part III: Treatment
  44. 41. Sepsis
  45. 42. Abdominal and Other Surgical Infections
  46. 43. Infections Associated with Neutropenia
  47. 44. Infections in Intensive Care Patients
  48. 45. Infections Associated with Implanted Devices
  49. 46. HIV and AIDS
  50. 47. Infections of the Upper Respiratory
  51. 48. Infections of the Lower Respiratory Tract
  52. 49. Endocarditis
  53. 50. Infections of the Gastro - Intestinal Tract
  54. 51. Hepatitis
  55. 52. Infections of the Skin and Soft Tissues
  56. 53. Infections of the Central Nervous System - Bacterial
  57. 54. Infections of the Central Nervous System - Viral
  58. 55. Bone and Joint Infections
  59. 56. Infections of the Eye
  60. 57. Urinary Tract Infections
  61. 58. Infections of Obstetrics
  62. 59. Sexually Transmitted Infections
  63. 60. Leprosy
  64. 61. TB and other Mycobacterial Infections
  65. 62. Fungal Infections
  66. 63. Zoonoses
  67. 64. Malaria
  68. 65. Other Protozoal Infections
  69. 66. Helminthic Infections

R. Finch, D. Greenwood, S. R. Norrby & R. J. Whitley, Eds. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, UK, 2003. ISBN 0-443071-29-2. £115.00, 1000 pp.

As a regular user of the previous edition of this book, I very much welcome the arrival of this new edition, which reflects the advances in the subject that have occurred in recent years. The general format of the previous edition, comprising three sections on general aspects of antimicrobial chemotherapy, antimicrobial agents, and treatment of infection, respectively, has been retained, but there are, nonetheless, marked changes. Interestingly, although the titles of some of the chapters remain the same, in quite a few instances the authors have changed, with an increased proportion of authors from outside the UK. A number of chapters have been re-written to take account of advances in specific areas. For example, the chapter on quinolones is now structured around grouping quinolones on the basis of their spectrum of antimicrobial activity, information being provided on newer agents with enhanced anti-pneumococcal activity such as moxifloxacin and gemifloxacin. Similarly, the chapters on macrolides and tetracyclines have been updated and now include discussion of the ketolides and glycylcyclines, respectively. Importantly, there are a number of new chapters covering topics not included in the previous edition, such as pharmacodynamics, drug discovery, and the strategic and regulatory aspects of drug development. With regard to new agents, there is now a chapter on oxazolidinones, while a chapter on miscellaneous antibacterial agents includes the lipopeptide daptomycin.

Apart from its size and weight, which precludes carrying it around in your briefcase on a regular basis, the book is extremely user friendly. All the chapters are lavishly supplied with high quality figures and tables, and the text is generally easy to read due to the judicious use of headings and sub-headings. There is an extensive index.


This book should appeal to a wide readership, as it caters for diverse interests. Students seeking an introduction to the subject should enjoy reading the chapters in the ‘General Aspects’ section, which essentially comprise a series of mini-reviews on various topics such as modes of action of antimicrobials, mechanisms of resistance, laboratory control of antimicrobial therapy, and principles of chemotherapy. Personally, I found the section on antimicrobial agents particularly interesting and useful. For individual agents within each class, there is information on the chemical structure, spectrum of antimicrobial activity (often supplemented with tables showing MICs for a range of relevant pathogens), pharmacokinetics, toxicity and side effects, and clinical use. For each agent, there is also a text box, which lists the proprietary name, the types of preparation available, the recommended dosage, and the availability in different countries or continents, which should prove helpful to clinical microbiologists. Infectious disease specialists are also catered for with a series of authoritative reviews in the ‘Treatment’ section. These comprise chapters on particular clinical infections (e.g. upper and lower respiratory tract, endocarditis, hepatitis, eye infections), particular types of patients (e.g. neutropenic patients, transplant recipients, ICU patients), and patients infected with particular pathogens (e.g. fungi, mycobacteria, protozoa, helminths). Because of the diverse nature of the topics covered in this section of the book, the formats of the individual chapters vary, but all appeared well structured with sections on diagnosis, aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatments options, as appropriate. The chapters are all extensively referenced, with several providing lists of recommended additional reading.

In the preface, the Editors state that their aim was to provide a reliable reference source to the properties of antimicrobial agents and an authoritative user’s guide to antimicrobial chemotherapy, relevant to clinical practice around the world. The Editors, together with the contributing authors, are to be congratulated on achieving their aim.

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