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Antibiotics Simplified, Fourth Edition

Author(s): Jason C. Gallagher, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor, Temple University School of Pharmacy
Conan MacDougall, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284111293
  • Spiral/paperback    352 pages      © 2018
Price: $34.95 US List
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 “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

Key Features:
  •Figures and Flow Charts
  •Drug Class Reviews
  •Spectra of Activity Chart
  •Case Studies
  •Index for Reference

The Fourth Edition will be revised and updated to include the following:
  •2 Color Design
  •Spiral Binding
  •Front Matter
  •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

Applicable Courses:
Ideal for courses in pharmacy and medical schools:
  •Infectious Disease
  •Pharmacology I & II
  •Therapeutics/Pharmacotherapy
  •Pharmacotherapy of Infectious Diseases
  •Drug Review /Capstone Clinical Rotations (PA)

Part  1  Considerations with Antibiotic Therapy
  Chapter  1  The Wonderful World of Microbiology
  Chapter  2  General Approach to Infectious Diseases
  Chapter  3  Antibiotic Pharmacokinetics
  Chapter  4  Antibiotic Pharmacodynamics
  Chapter  5  Adverse Consequences of Antibiotic Use
  Chapter  6  Antibiotic Resistance
Part  2  Antibacterial Drugs
  Chapter  7  Beta-Lactams
  Chapter  8  Glycopeptides and Short-Acting Lipoglycopeptides
  Chapter  9  Long-Acting Glycopeptides
  Chapter  10  Fluoroquinolones
  Chapter  11  Aminoglycosides
  Chapter  12  Tetracyclines and Glycylcyclines
  Chapter  13  Macrolides and Ketolides
  Chapter  14  Oxazolidinones
  Chapter  15  Nitroimidazoles
  Chapter  16  Nitrofurans and Fosfomycin
  Chapter  17  Streptogramins
  Chapter  18  Cyclic Lipopeptides
  Chapter  19  Folate Antagonists
  Chapter  20  Lincosamides
  Chapter  21  Polymyxins
  Chapter  22  Fidaxomicin
Part  3  Antimycobacterial Drugs
  Chapter  23  Antimycobacterial Drugs
  Chapter  24  Rifamycins
  Chapter  25  Isoniazid
  Chapter  26  Pyrazinamide
  Chapter  27  Ethambutol
Part  4  Antifungal Drugs
  Chapter  28  Antifungal Drugs
  Chapter  29  Polyenes
  Chapter  30  Antifungal Antimetabolites
  Chapter  31  Azoles
  Chapter  32  Echinocandins
Part  5  Antiviral Drugs
  Chapter  33  Antiviral Drugs
  Chapter  34  Anti-Herpes Simplex Virus and Varicella-Zoster Virus Agents
  Chapter  35  Anti-Cytomegalovirus Agents
  Chapter  36  Neuraminidase Inhibitors
  Chapter  37  Antiretrovial Drugs
  Chapter  38  Antiviral Interferons
  Chapter  39  Direct-Acting Anti-Hepatitis C Agents
  Chapter  40  Ribavirin
  Chapter  41  Hepatitis B Nucleoside Analogs
Part  6  Antiparasitic Drugs
  Chapter  42  Antiparasitic Drugs
  Chapter  43  Quinolines
  Chapter  44  Atovaquone
  Chapter  45  Benzimidazoles
  Chapter  46  Pentamidine
  Chapter  47  Ivermectin
Appendix  1  Selected Normal Human Flora
Appendix  2  Clinically Useful Spectra of Activity
Appendix  3  Empiric Regimens for Common Infections

Jason C. Gallagher, PharmD, BCPS-Associate Professor, Temple University School of Pharmacy

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.

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Conan MacDougall, PharmD, BCPS-Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco School of 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.

  • "Antibiotics Simplified," takes the complex world of antibiotics and breaks it down into easy to understand concepts and sections. I highly recommend this book as a study aid for pharmacy students and other pupils in the medical field." - Amazon Review

  •  “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

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BU- ANTIBIOTICS SIMPLIFIED 4E/FREQUENT PRESCRB MEDS 2E

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AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 15th, 2016 --- This special-value bundle includes one print copy of the brand-new Antibiotics Simplified, Fourth Edition and one print copy of the best-selling Frequently Prescribed Medications: Drugs You Need to Know, Second Edition.