Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Infectious Disease: 49 Clinical Questions

by Angela, Ed. Myers Ed.

Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional pediatric infectious disease references? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for complicated cases or controversial decisions? Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Infectious Disease: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick answers to the tricky questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between pediatricians.

Dr. Angela L. Myers has designed this unique reference which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with pediatric infectious disease. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to pediatric infectious disease with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references allow readers to browse large amounts of information in an expedited fashion.

Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Infectious Disease: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert advice that even high-volume pediatricians will appreciate. Pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and family practitioners will benefit from the user-friendly, casual format and the expert advice contained within.

Some of the questions that are answered:
• When is imaging, such as VCUG and renal US, necessary for children with a first UTI?
• Are bleach baths or chlorhexidine plus mupirocin ointment useful to decolonize patients with recurrent MRSA infections? What topical recommendations are useful for patients with recurrent MRSA infections?
• What is the recommended specific treatment of otitis media due to multi-drug resistant pneumococcus?
• If I have a 5-week-old infant with positive rapid viral testing, who does not need hospital admission, is a sepsis evaluation necessary?
• What is likely to be the most common viral pathogens causing diarrhea, since the decrease in rotavirus cases with increase in vaccine uptake?
• When are tick borne infections typically seen in the US; and when does the peak time occur?

Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Infectious Disease: 49 Clinical Questions will help pediatricians to manage complex diseases and guide physicians through the maze of treatments available.

Ideal for practicing pediatricians and nurse practitioners, Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Infectious Disease: 49 Clinical Questions is sure to benefit anyone caring for patients with pediatric diseases.

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