Utilizing a syndrome-based approach, Respiratory Infections provides pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, and immunologists with essential and thorough knowledge of respiratory infections and the multitude of diseases that make us these infections, including pneumonia, tuberculosis, HIV, and cystic fibrosis. The only source to bridge the gap between respiratory infections and infectious disease, this text advises the clinician on how to easily and rapidly identify, treat, and manage respiratory infections.
Key features of this integral resource include:
The Scope of Respiratory Tract Infections Michael S. Niederman Host Defense Against Infection in the Airways Pieter S. Hiemstra Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis in Respiratory Tract Infection Timothy F. Murphy Acute Bronchitis Thomas J. Kufel Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Himanshu Desai and Sanjay Sethi Bronchiectasis Paul King Exacerbations of Cystic Fibrosis Ruxana T. Sadikot Community-Acquired Pneumonia Elbio Mariano Esperatti and Antoni Torres Marti Health Care-Associated Pneumonia Ali A. El Solh Managing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Antibiotic Therapy and Targeted Prevention Alexandra Chroneou, Nikolaos Zias, and Donald E. Craven Pneumonia in ARDS Jean-Damien Ricard, Didier Dreyfuss, and Damien Roux Pulmonary Infections in Immunosuppressed Patients Rana Kaplan and Dorothy A. White Respiratory Infections in HIV-Positive Patients Rosemary Boyton and Clare Sander Tuberculosis Chi-Chiu Leung and Wing-Wai Yew Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Respiratory Infections Brendan J. Clark and Charles L. Daley Fungal Infections Tom Lim, John H. MacGregor, and Christopher H. Mody Emerging Infections: Influenza, Avian Influenza, and Pandemic Influenza Alan J. Lesse Emerging Modalities for Diagnosis (Including Biomarkers) David R. Murdoch New Management Modalities Thomas M. File, Jr.