Mandell, Douglas and Bennett’s Infectious Disease Essentials 1st Edition (2017) (PDF) Raphael Dolin

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Basic Information:

  • Year: 2017
  • Page Number: 560
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 12.67 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Raphael Dolin

Description:

Brought to you by the expert editor team from Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, this brand-new handbook provides a digestible summary of the 241 disease-oriented chapters contained within the parent text. Boasting an exceptionally templated design with relevant tables and illustrations, it distills the essential, up-to-date, practical information available in infectious disease. This high-yield manual-style reference will prove useful for a wide variety of practitioners looking for quick, practical, and current infectious disease information.

Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices

Provides a digestible summary of the 241 disease-oriented chapters contained within Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 8th Edition

User’s Review:

“This shortened version of what is considered the staple for instruction and practice in the field of infectious diseases features summaries of the 241 disease-oriented chapters from that book…the purpose is twofold: to serve as an introduction to the study of infectious diseases and to provide a more accessible source of information. Given that the main textbook is extensive and impractical to transport, the objective of this book is laudable.”

-Leopoldo Alberto Dobronski Jacome, MD (Creighton University Medical Center) for Doody’s Review Service

While I really liked the idea for this book, it is far too small and lacking in detail to make it useful. Unfortunately I am returning it. The first section has syndromes (pharyngitis, UTI etc) and the second section is 1-2 page synopses of specific bacteria and viruses. It is not detailed enough to use to expand your differential diagnosis. It is not detailed enough to use to look up a specific bacteria to really help understand clinical presentation. It is definitely not detailed enough to help use to guide therapy (for example, for legionella spp it says “macrolides, tetracyclines, and quinolones can all be used”) and one would need to pull out another reference for dosage/duration/etc. There are some nice charts (ie possible etiologies of encephalitis) which I do like, but not enough to keep the book. I cannot really imagine how this might be useful in anyone’s practice.

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