Infectious Disease in the Aging : A Clinical Handbook

Because aging is accompanied by a steady decline in resistance to infectious diseases, the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases in the elderly is not only much more complex, but also often quite different from that for younger patients. In Infectious Disease in the Aging: A Clinical Handbook, 2...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Yoshikawa, Thomas (Editor), Norman, Dean (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Totowa, NJ Humana Press 2009, 2009
Edition:2nd ed. 2009
Series:Infectious Disease
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Concepts and Principles of Infections and Aging
  • Epidemiology of Aging and Infectious Diseases
  • Factors Predisposing to Infection
  • Clinical Features of Infection
  • Role and Importance of Functional Assessment in Infections
  • Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy
  • Common Infections
  • Sepsis
  • Bronchitis and Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis in Older Adults
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Intra-abdominal Infections
  • Infectious Diarrhea
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Bacterial Meningitis and Brain Abscess
  • Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis
  • Skin and Soft Tissues Infections
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Orofacial and Odontogenic Infections in the Elderly
  • Ocular Infections
  • Otitis Externa, Otitis Media, and Sinusitis
  • Prosthetic Joint Infections in Elderly Patients
  • Staphylococcal and Enterococcal Infections
  • Fungal Infections
  • Viral Infections
  • Special or Unique Infectious Disease Problems
  • Infections in the Long-Term Care Setting
  • Infection Control Programs in Nursing Hom