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AM:STARs: Social Networking & New Technologies, Vol. 25, No. 3

Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews

By American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health
Edited by Victor C. Strasburger, MD and Megan A. Moreno, MD, MSED, MPH

Today's teens are often referred to as Digital Natives due to their upbringing immersed in technological tools including smartphones and social media, while most of us who provide healthcare for this group remain at best, digital immigrants. These technologies present both new opportunities and challenges to teens' health, as well as their education and life experiences.

Pediatricians can play a key role in helping teens and their families navigate critical issues such as balancing online and offline lives, as well as understand links between media and health. This issue, Social Networking & New Technologies is meant to provide pediatricians with knowledge and updates so they feel prepared to have these conversations with patients and families in the busy clinical office setting.

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 book includes guidelines on when not to prescribe antimicrobials.

Key 21st edition features!

*New at-a-glance tables that provide a quick overview of bacterial and fungal pathogen susceptibilities to commonly used antimicrobials

*New information on neonatal developmental pharmacology

*Information on the strength and level of evidence for all treatment recommendations

*Therapies for specific pathogens - bacterial, fungal, viral, parasitic

*Chapter on antibiotic therapy for children who are obese

*Chapter on antimicrobial prophylaxis and prevention of symptomatic infection

*Balanced information on safety, efficacy, and tolerability

*Updated drug cost and availability data

*Maximal adult dosages and higher dosages of some antimicrobials commonly used in children

*Guidelines on when not to use antimicrobials


1. Choosing Among Antibiotics Within a Class: Beta-lactams, Macrolides, Aminoglycosides, and Fluoroquinolones

2. Choosing Among Antifungal Agents: Polyenes, Azoles, and Echinocandins

3. How Antibiotic Dosages Are Determined Using Susceptibility Data, Pharmacodynamics, and Treatment Outcomes

4. Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

5. Antimicrobial Therapy for Newborns

A. Recommended Therapy for Selected Newborn Conditions

B. Antimicrobial Dosages for Neonates

C. Aminoglycosides

D. Vancomycin

E. Use of Antimicrobials During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

6. Antimicrobial Therapy According to Clinical Syndromes

A. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

B. Skeletal Infections

C. Eye Infections

D. Ear and Sinus Infections

E. Oropharyngeal Infections

F. Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

G. Cardiovascular Infections

H. Gastrointestinal Infections

I. Genital and Sexually Transmitted Infections

J. Central Nervous System Infections

K. Urinary Tract Infections

L. Miscellaneous Systemic Infections

7. Preferred Therapy for Specific Bacterial and Mycobacterial Pathogens

A. Common Bacterial Pathogens and Usual Pattern of Susceptibility to Antibiotics (Gram Positive)

B. Common Bacterial Pathogens and Usual Pattern of Susceptibility to Antibiotics (Gram Negative)

C. Common Bacterial Pathogens and Usual Pattern of Susceptibility to Antibiotics (Anaerobes)

D. Preferred Therapy for Specific Bacterial and Mycobacterial Pathogens

8. Preferred Therapy for Specific Fungal Pathogens

A. Overview of Fungal Pathogens and Usual Pattern of Susceptibility to Antifungals

B. Systemic Infections

C. Localized Mucocutaneous Infections

9. Preferred Therapy for Specific Viral Pathogens

A. Overview of Non-HIV Viral Pathogens and Usual Pattern of Susceptibility to Antivirals

B. Preferred Therapy for Specific Viral Pathogens

10. Preferred Therapy for Specific Parasitic Pathogens

11. Alphabetic Listing of Antimicrobials

A. Systemic Antimicrobials With Dosage Forms and Usual Dosages

B. Topical Antimicrobials (Skin, Eye, Ear)

12. Antibiotic Therapy for Obese Children

13. Sequential Parenteral-Oral Antibiotic Therapy (Oral Step-down Therapy) for Serious Infections

14. Antimicrobial Prophylaxis/Prevention of Symptomatic Infection

A. Postexposure Prophylaxis

B. Long-term Symptomatic Disease Prophylaxis

C. Preemptive Treatment/Latent Infection Treatment ("Prophylaxis of Symptomatic Infection")

D. Surgical/Procedure Prophylaxis

15. Adverse Reactions to Antimicrobial Agents

16. Drug Interactions

Appendix: Nomogram for Determining Body Surface Area

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