New 20th Edition! This bestselling and widely used 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. 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 program 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
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John S. Bradley, MD
Editor in Chief
Dr. Bradley has been the Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego since 1988, and is currently Professor and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases (Red Book Committee) 2004-2010, and the Council of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Council, 2007-2011 where he promoted the development of a PIDS Antimicrobial Stewardship program.
John D. Nelson, MD
Dr. Nelson is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Medical Center, the same institution since he started his career back in 1957. At UT Southwestern he established the first formal Pediatric Infectious Disease fellowship program with Dr. Kenneth Haltalin and later Dr. George McCracken. He also went on to establish the National Pediatric Infectious Disease Seminar with Dr. McCracken and in 1982 they founded the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal for which they continue as Chief Editors. In 1975 Dr. Nelson produced the first edition of the Pocket Book of Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy which has gone through 20 biennial editions and is now edited by Dr. John Bradley.
Review of 19th edition
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.
Doody's Review of 19th editon
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