For each disease, the authors provide a commentary to help health care providers select the best of all antimicrobial choices. Drug descriptions cover pediatric-appropriate antimicrobials and include complete information about dosing regimens. In response to growing concerns about overuse of antibiotics, the program includes guidelines on when not to prescribe antibiotics.
Now in color to help you find the best options quickly!
New in the 25th edition:
• Provides options for treatment of increasing resistance in Escherichia coli for urinary tract infections.
• Includes updates for management of diarrhea, including recommendations for Giardia with tinidazole and nitazoxanide as drugs of choice, based on the new Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines.
• Clarifies specific, new, and evolving recommendations about antifungal therapeutic drug levels for several invasive fungal infections, particularly in immunocompromised children.
• Reorganizes antiviral table for easier reading: common viral pathogens are in one table and HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are in a second table.
• Provides guidance for neonates during the ongoing cefotaxime shortage, including alternatives to achieve similar antibacterial activity in similar tissue sites, with a similar safety profile.
• Includes updates, such as new information on drug therapy and steroid therapy for neurocysticercosis, incorporating the new IDSA and American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene guidelines.
• Incorporates new IDSA coccidioidomycosis guidelines in updated recommendations.
• Simplifies navigation with color-coded tabs and tables that make it easier to find the best treatment options for susceptibility of bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic pathogens.
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Among the most helpful and popular features of the Red Book are its tables, algorithms, charts, and graphs. To make these tools more accessible and user-friendly at the point of care, the American Academy of Pediatrics is pleased to introduce the new Red Book Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinical Decision Support Chart.
This handy resource collects many of the most clinically useful tables, algorithms, and other items from the latest edition of Red Book and presents them in an enlarged, enhanced, colorized format that is lightweight, portable, and easy to navigate.
Additionally, new tables have been created exclusively for this chart, synthesizing important clinical information from the Red Book text.
15 information-rich topics include:
– Staphylococcal Infections
– Streptococcal Infections
– Diarrheal Infections
– Antibiotic Prophylaxis
– Immune Globulin
– Kawasaki Disease
– Lyme Disease
– Fungal Infections
– Genital and Neonatal Herpes
– Immunocompromised Children and Adolescents
The content featured in these 15 tabs has been reviewed by the Red Book editors to ensure consistency with AAP policy.
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