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Drug Dosing in Obesity

Volume I: Antimicrobials

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This book provides an up to date review on antimicrobials dosing in obese patients, including practical dosing recommendations for the dosing of antimicrobials for clinical use. The book is written by a group of doctors and pharmacists working in infectious diseases practice and research and it presents the limited information that is available on the dosing of antimicrobials in obese patients.

The introductory chapter outlines the important physiological changes in obesity followed by various factors affecting the dosing of antimicrobial in obese patients. The introductory chapter is followed by ten chapters covering the major classes of antibiotics, antifungals, and antivirals. Each chapter briefly discuss the pharmacokinetics changes related to obesity, followed by a summary of the relevant literature. Specific dosing recommendations are provided for each class and practice cases using real-life examples are included as an appendix.

The book is a useful resource to clinicians, students and researchers needing up to date information on antimicrobial dosing in obese patients. Doctors, pharmacists, nurses working in hospital settings, and students of health courses (medical, pharmacy and nursing students) will find this book particularly useful.

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