Offering an authoritative overview of all infection management protocols currently utilized by infectious disease specialists, geriatricians, and infection control practitioners, this Second Edition examines current strategies to diagnose, treat, control, and prevent common infectious diseases in long-term care geriatric facilities. Covering a wide

chapter 1|14 pages

Demographics and Economics of Long-Term Care

ByA. Jefferson Lesesne, Joseph G. Ouslander

chapter 2|6 pages

Epidemiology and Special Aspects of Infectious Diseases in Aging

ByThomas T. Yoshikawa

chapter 4|18 pages

Role of Functional Assessment in Evaluating and Managing Infections in Long-Term Care

ByBarbara J. Messinger-Rapport, Robert M. Palmer

chapter 5|22 pages

Impaired Immunity and Increased Risk of Infections in Older Adults: Impact of Chronic Disease on Immunosenescence

BySteven C. Castle, Koichi Uyemura, Takashi Makinodan

chapter 6|16 pages

Nutrition and Infection

ByKevin P. High

chapter 7|18 pages

Ethical Issues of Infectious Disease Interventions

ByElizabeth L. Cobbs

chapter 8|10 pages

Clinical Manifestations of Infections

ByDean C. Norman, Megan Bernadette Wong

chapter 9|16 pages

Establishing an Infection Control Program

ByLona Mody

chapter 10|18 pages

Epidemiologic Investigation of Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities

ByChesley L. Richards, Jr. and William R. Jarvis

chapter 11|20 pages

An Approach to Antimicrobial Therapy

ByJay P. Rho

chapter 12|22 pages

Urinary Tract Infection

ByLindsay E. Nicolle

chapter 14|18 pages

Pneumonia and Bronchitis

ByJoseph M. Mylotte

chapter 15|18 pages


ByShobita Rajagopalan

chapter 16|26 pages

Infected Pressure Ulcers

BySteven C. Reynolds, Anthony W. Chow

chapter 17|20 pages

Herpes Zoster, Cellulitis, and Scabies

ByKenneth E. Schmader, Jack Twersky

chapter 18|14 pages

Infectious Diarrhea

ByAbbasi J. Akhtar, Made Sutjita

chapter 19|24 pages

Hepatitis in Long-Term Care Facilities

ByDarrell W. Harrington, Peter V. Barrett

chapter 20|14 pages

Conjunctivitis, Otitis, and Sinusitis

ByDeborah Moran, Made Sutjita, Kathleen Daretany

chapter 21|20 pages

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in the Nursing Home

ByAllen S. Funnye´

chapter 22|22 pages


ByRex Biedenbender, Stefan Gravenstein, Arvydas Ambrozaitis

chapter 25|18 pages

Gram-Negative Bacteria

ByVinod K. Dhawan

chapter 26|20 pages

Fungal Infections

ByCarol A. Kauffman, Sara A. Hedderwick

chapter 27|8 pages

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

ByMark B. Loeb

chapter |4 pages


chapter |2 pages

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