Red Book 2012: 2012 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases

By Sarah S Long (Editor)
Consult the gold standard ID problem-solver. Extending a 7 decade tradition of excellence, the 2012 Red Book provides page after page of "must-know" information and practice-proven guidelines for state-of-the-art pediatric care. Turn here for today's most up to date, most reliable, most clinically useful findings on the manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 200 childhood infectious diseases. Stay in step with all the latest and best. The new 29th edition's timely, topical coverage spans health...blood safety...STIs...drug therapy...antimicrobial prophylaxis...diseases from anthrax and smallpox to West Nile virus, tuberculosis, influenza, and pneumococcal much more. Rely on today's most trustworthy sources. Developed by the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, the Red Book includes contributions from hundreds of experienced practitioners. And its content is carefully reviewed by the CDC and FDA. So it is a resource you can always use with total confidence.

5 Star Doody's Review! The Red Book, updated every three years by the Committee on Infectious Diseases (COID) of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), is a concise summary of over 200 pediatric infectious diseases and current AAP recommendations regarding prevention, diagnosis, and management. It provides evidence-based guidance to practicing clinicians on pediatric infections and vaccinations based on the recommendations of the committee as well as the combined expertise of hundreds of physician contributors. The Red Book is larger and more comprehensive than a handbook, but is indispensible for the rapid location of information about pediatric infectious diseases and vaccines. As a single reference, it is unmatched in the field in terms of practical applicability and usefulness. This edition offers substantial revisions and additions. This publication is essential for pediatric infectious diseases specialists and general pediatricians, and is useful for family medicine and emergency medicine physicians as well. Public health and school health providers, medical residents and students also will find it a high-yield source of pediatric infectious disease and vaccine information. Available in both a hard copy and a digital version that can be downloaded onto mobile devices, this dual platform offers flexibility. The digital version contains many useful direct links to supplemental materials including recommendations and guidelines from other agencies, and an extensive collection of images depicting disease features. The book is divided into sections that cover active and passive immunization, disease summaries, antimicrobial therapy for treatment and prophylaxis, and care of children in special situations. This is an essential reference for practicing pediatricians and pediatric infectious diseases specialists. The AAP COID has done an exceptional job of keeping it timely and updated, evidence-based, and comprehensive, while also re


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Publisher American Academy of Pediatrics
Publish date 09/30/2014
Pages 1000
ISBN-13 9781581107036
Language English