Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 4th Edition

Preface

Note on the use of drug names

General properties of antimicrobial agents

CHAPTER 1. Inhibitors of bacterial cell wall synthesis

CHAPTER 2. Inhibitors of bacterial protein synthesis

CHAPTER 3. Synthetic antibacterial agents and miscellaneous antibiotics

CHAPTER 4. Antifungal agents

CHAPTER 5. Antiprotozoal and anthelminthic agents

CHAPTER 6. Antiviral agents

CHAPTER 7. Antiretroviral agents

Laboratory aspects of antimicrobial therapy

CHAPTER 8. Antibiotic sensitivity testing and assay

CHAPTER 9. Antibiotic interactions

CHAPTER 10. Use of the laboratory

Resistance to antimicrobial agents

CHAPTER 11. The problem of resistance

CHAPTER 12. Mechanisms of acquired resistance

CHAPTER 13. The genetics of resistance

CHAPTER 14. Control of the spread of resistance

General principles of usage of antimicrobial agents

CHAPTER 15. General principles of the treatment of infection

CHAPTER 16. Pharmacokinetics

CHAPTER 17. Prescribing for children and the elderly

CHAPTER 18. Adverse reactions to antibiotics

CHAPTER 19. Chemoprophylaxis

The therapeutic use of antimicrobial agents

CHAPTER 20. Respiratory tract infections

CHAPTER 21. Urinary infections

CHAPTER 22. Gastrointestinal infections

CHAPTER 23. Bacteraemia and endocarditis

CHAPTER 24. Skin and soft-tissue infections

CHAPTER 25. Bone and joint infections

CHAPTER 26. Mycobacterial disease

CHAPTER 27. Meningitis and brain abscess

CHAPTER 28. Viral infections

CHAPTER 29. Infection in immuno-compromised patients

CHAPTER 30. Sexually transmitted infections

CHAPTER 31. Parasitic diseases

CHAPTER 32. Topical use of antimicrobial

CHAPTER 33. Postscript: The development and marketing of antimicrobial drugs

Recommendations for further reading