Antibiotics Flash Cards
Mechanism of action
Mechanism of resistance
FDA Approved indications and off-label uses
Significant drug interactions
Dosage for routine
Content for the app authored by:
David Schlossberg, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Professor of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Tuberculosis Control Program
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Rafik Samuel, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Temple University School of Medicine
This app is intended to fill a particular niche in the clinician’s arsenal.
It is a compilation of 188 flash cards, each dedicated to a specific antimicrobial.
Take voice notes with each antibiotic and access it from action menu to hear them later. All voice notes are organized under My Voice notes Section.
Take comments/notes with each antibiotic for later review and discussion with your friends. All comments are organized under My Comments Section.
Users have ability to bookmark specific cards for later review.
Full-text search (Even inside the description of each drug), retrieval function, and index make this app a very useful, quick reference source.
Each antimicrobial flash card lists the drug’s class, mechanism of action, mechanism of resistance, metabolic route, indications and off-label uses, pertinent toxicities, significant drug interactions, and dosage for routine and special populations.
This app does not recommend individual drugs for specific organisms or clinical syndromes; rather, it is a reference for the clinician to consult.
For many agents, the toxicities and drug interactions are numerous and complex; frequently, the clinician must research several sites or even multiple locations in the drug label itself to identify significant toxicities. We have tried to organize the most frequent and important toxicities and drug interactions in a convenient, user-friendly format.
Dosage information includes the special populations of renal failure, hepatic dysfunction, pediatrics, pregnancy, and breastfeeding; and each chapter concludes with a list of clinical pearls, adding practical tips to the preceding discussion.
When possible, the official drug label was used as a primary source of information, supplemented by the various print and electronic sources.
In addition to FDA-approved indications, we have also listed off-label uses of selected agents.
We hope this app will help the clinician navigate, in a convenient and clinically oriented format, the increasingly complex details of antimicrobial prescribing.
Notice: The authors and publisher have made every effort to ensure that the patient care recommended herein, including choice of drugs and drug dosages, is in accord with the accepted standard and practice at the time of publication. However, since research and regulation constantly change clinical standards, the reader is urged to check the product information sheet included in the package of each drug, which includes recommended doses, warnings, and contraindications. This is particularly important with new or infrequently used drugs. Any treatment regimen, particularly one involving medication, involves inherent risks that must be weighed on a case-by-case basis against the benefits anticipated. The reader is cautioned that the purpose of this book is to inform and enlighten; the information contained herein is not intended as, and should not be employed as, a substitute for individual diagnosis and treatment.
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