Handbook of Lower Extremity Infections, 3rd Edition

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Handbook of Lower Extremity Infections, 3rd Edition

By: Warren Joseph, DPM, FIDSA

Publication date: September 2009
SKU: 9781574001310
ISBN: 9781574001310
Subject: Medical, Podiatry

Dr. Warren S. Joseph's Handbook of Lower Extremity Infections, 3rd edition, features updates in the latest diagnostic testing, evidence-based treatments, and treatment guidelines, along with evolving pathogens and antibiotics all relevant to podiatric practice in a reference format built for fast, clinical use.

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Updates to the 3rd edition address:

  • A new chapter dedicated to MRSA
  • Further discussion of the latest theories on the diagnosis and treatment of osteomyelitis including antibiotic only regimens
  • The latest treatments for fungal diseases including what's new in drug and device therapy for onychomycosis.
  • Additional discussion in the chapter on Surgical Infections to include the latest evidence-based recommendations on antisepsis and prophylaxis.
  • Newly published guidelines for endocarditis prophylaxis
  • Evidence-based classification and treatment protocols for diabetic foot infections.
  • The Antibiotic Agents section has been updated to include all of the newest antibiotics, both on the market and likely to make the market in the near future.
  • The Microorganism chapter includes discussions on the latest resistance patterns found in various bugs including extended spectrum beta-lactamase production gram negative rods (ESBL) and updated antibiotic suggestions.
  • More emphasis is placed on the evidence basis of diagnosis and treatment.
  • Newly revised ""Recommended Reading"" list includes the latest scientific studies and Cochrane Collaboration systematic reviews where appropriate.
  • A companion blog, www.leinfections.com where Dr. Joseph keeps his readership updated on a regular basis to any new scientific publications of interest and his thoughts about their application to infections of the lower extremity.
Pages: 384
Language: English
Publisher: Data Trace Publishing Company
Edition: 3rd
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Warren Joseph, DPM, FIDSA

Dr. Warren S. Joseph is a doctor of podiatric medicine and infectious diseases attending at Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and in the section of podiatric medicine at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. He is also a nationally recognized specialist in the treatment of lower extremity infectious diseases.

He received his podiatric degree, magna cum laude from W.M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Joseph completed his postgraduate training in podiatric medicine/surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital, and a fellowship in infectious diseases in Hahnemann University School of Medicine, both in Philadelphia.

Dr. Joseph is a fellow of Infectious Diseases Society of America and sits on the IDSA Diabetic Foot Infection Guidelines Committee. He is also certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, and is the Editor of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.