Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy

Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy
  • 20th Ed.
  • 2014
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • © 2014 John S. Bradley and John D. Nelson
  • 1581106548 / 9781581106541
  • John S. Bradley, MD and John D. Nelson, MD, Emeritus
  • Pediatrics, Infectious Disease


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New 20th Edition! This bestselling resource on pediatric antimicrobial therapy provides instant access to reliable, up-to-the-minute recommendations for treatment of all infectious diseases in children.

For each disease, the authors provide a commentary to help health care providers select the best of all antimicrobial choices. The inquiring physician can immediately link to the evidence for the recommendation in the ebook or mobile version. Drug descriptions cover all antimicrobial agents available today and include complete information about dosing regimens.

In response to growing concerns about overuse of antibiotics, the book includes guidelines on when not to prescribe antimicrobials.

Practical, evidence-based recommendations from the experts in antimicrobial therapy:

  • • Developed by distinguished editorial board
  • • Designed for those who take care of children and are faced with decisions every day
  • • Includes treatment of parasitic infections and tropical medicine
  • • Updated assessments regarding the strength of the recommendation and the level of evidence for treatment recommendations for major infections
  • • Anti-infective drug listing, complete with formulations and dosages
  • • Antibiotic therapy for obese children
  • • Antimicrobial prophylaxis/prevention of symptomatic infection
  • • Maximal adult dosages and higher dosages of some antimicrobials commonly used in children


Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is an excellent reference for antimicrobial therapy. The new rating system for strength of recommendation and level of supporting evidence that is new to this edition is very useful and assists in the decision-making process in the clinical setting."

-- Judy Moreau, MD (Ochsner for Children) Doody's Review - prior edition

"With an ever-increasing amount of literature becoming available for the treatment of pediatric infectious diseases, frequent updates of resources like this are necessary to keep providers informed about the most appropriate treatment."

-- Patricia Marshik, Pharm.D (University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy) Doody's Review - prior edition



Although written for practitioners in any specialty who may encounter patients with infectious diseases, the book is especially helpful for general pediatricians who, on a daily basis, care for children with infectious diseases.


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