Acute Respiratory Infections

ISBN : 9780199588084

Wei Shen Lim
144 Pages
152 x 203 mm
Pub date
Aug 2012
Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library
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Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are the most common acute medical problem encountered in primary care. Not only are RTIs very common, the spectrum of disease is wide. Clinical management differs according to the characteristics of the infected host and infecting pathogen. Despite these features, there are currently no pocketbooks that bring together clinically relevant information on this broad and important subject area in an accessible and practical manner. This pocketbook offers a concise companion for health care professionals who manage patients with acute lung infections. The book covers aspects related to the diagnosis and initial management of these patients, with attention to specific infections which are notable for being difficult to manage, common or of particular clinical importance. The book will appeal to a wide variety of professionals in acute medicine, respiratory medicine, infectious diseases, primary care, and other internal medicine specialties.


1. Acute respiratory infections in primary care
2. Community acquired infections in secondary care
3. Hospital acquired pneumonia
4. The immunocompromised host (a) patients with HIV
5. The immunocompromised host - patients with haemotological disorders
6. Pleural infection
7. Influenza and other respiratory virus infections
8. Pneumococcal disease and vaccines
9. Legionnaires' disease
10. Less common and tropical respiratory tract infections
11. Antibiotics in respiratory tract infections

About the author: 

Wei Shen Lim is a respiratory physician who combines a busy clinical workload with a research interest in respiratory infections. He has been involved in the development of national guidelines in the area of respiratory infections including guidelines in relation to pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza, and was Chairman of the Guidelines Committee for the British Thoracic Society Guidelines for the Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Adults 2009. He is currently Chairman of the British Thoracic Society Respiratory Infection Specialist Advisory Group.

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