Antibiotics Simplified 3rd Edition
by Jason C. Gallagher (Author), Conan MacDougall (Author)
Antibiotics Simplified is included in the 2015 edition of the essential collection of Doody’s Core Titles.
Antibiotics Simplified, Third 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.
Antibiotics Simplified, Third Edition 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.
With helpful figures and flow charts, Drug Class Reviews, a Spectra of Activity chart, and an index for reference, this is an ideal handbook for students as well as practicing pharmacists, physicians, and other clinicians!
New to the Third Edition
• Expanded Appendix 2
• New Drugs: Fidaxomicin, Rilpirvirine, Hepatitis C drugs, Interferon, Ribavirin,
Telapravir,Bocepravir, Hepatitis B drugs (most for HIV, few alone – Adefovir,
• New Topics:
o Interpreting MICs and susceptibility results
MICs – the concept and the reality [The MIC (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration) is the lowest concentration of antimicrobial agent which inhibits the growth of the microorganism]
Susceptibility – PK
o Pharmacokinetics of Antimicrobials