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Drug Dosing in Obesity Volume I: Antimicrobials

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 28.10.2016
  • Verlag: Springer-Verlag
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Drug Dosing in Obesity

This book provides an up to date review on antimicrobials dosing in obese patients, including practice recommendations for clinical use. The book is written by a group of doctors and pharmacists working in infectious diseases practice and research. The introductory chapter outlines the important physiological changes in obesity including factors affecting the dosing of antimicrobials in obese patients. The introductory chapter is followed by ten chapters covering the major classes of antibiotics, antifungals, and antivirals. Each chapter briefly discusses the pharmacokinetics changes related to obesity and a summary of the relevant up-to-date literature. Specific dosing recommendations are provided for each class supplemented by real-life examples as clinical cases that are included as an appendix to the book. The book is a useful resource for clinicians, students and researchers needing up-to-date information on antimicrobial dosing in obese patients. Doctors, pharmacists, nurses working in hospital settings, and students of health courses (medical, pharmacy and nursing students) will find this book particularly useful. Dr Syed Tabish R. Zaidi is an experienced clinical pharmacist with special interest in Infectious Diseases and Translational Research. Dr. Zaidi is the course coordinator of postgraduate clinical pharmacy coursework at the University of Tasmania. He has a special interest in obesity research and currently supervising graduate students on examining medication use in obese patients within Australian hospitals. He is also leading several practice-based research projects in Australia, France and Middle East.
Professor Jason Roberts is a NHMRC Research Fellow at The University of Queensland, Consultant Clinical Pharmacist at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and Adjunct Professor with Queensland University of Technology. He is a clinician-scientist with a strong interest in research and his principal research theme is optimization of antibiotic dosing in the critically ill. Prof Roberts has published over 250 published papers and book chapters on this topic, has been awarded over $20 million in grants and supervises 16 higher research degree students.


    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 133
    Erscheinungsdatum: 28.10.2016
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9783319440347
    Verlag: Springer-Verlag
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