Marlene L. Durand Infections of the Ears, Nose, Throat, and Sinuses Ebook PDF download
Infections of the Ears, Nose, Throat, and Sinuses Ebook PDF download Infections of the ears, nose, throat, and sinuses include some of the most common
infections worldwide. Many of these infections are self-limited, while others
require immediate treatment to prevent complications or even death.
Understanding the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of various com-
mon and rare infections in otolaryngology will lead to better patient care, and it is
our hope that this textbook will add to that understanding.
The purpose of the textbook is to serve as a comprehensive and useful
resource to clinicians who see patients with ear or upper respiratory tract
infections. To that end, the chapters include focused discussions and many
helpful tables, references, diagrams, illustrations, and clinical photographs.
The intended audience includes primary care practitioners, internists, ears,
nose, and throat (ENT) specialists, and infectious disease specialists.
Infections of the Ears, Nose, Throat, and Sinuses Ebook PDF download authors of the individual chapters are experts in the field, and senior
authors include department chairs and staff members of over 20 different institu-
tions on four continents. The textbook begins with a discussion of antibiotics,
resistant bacteria, and biofilms (Chaps. 1–3), followed by a discussion of various
infections of the ears (Chaps. 4–10), sinuses (Chaps. 11–15), nose (Chap. 16),
throat (Chaps. 17–21), mandible (Chap. 22), salivary glands (Chaps. 23 and 24),
lymph nodes (Chaps. 25 and 26), and deep neck spaces (Chap. 27). The final
chapters pertain to human papillomavirus-related conditions (head and neck can-
cers, Chap. 28, and recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, Chap. 29), and the text-
book concludes with a discussion of antibiotic prophylaxis in ENT surgery
(Chap. 30). Some chapters are devoted to common infections, such as acute otitis
media, pharyngitis, and sinusitis, while others focus on rare but important ENT
infections such as malignant external otitis and Lemierre’s syndrome. Infections
that have caused outbreaks, such as mumps and diphtheria, are also discussed.
We are grateful to the chapter authors for their expertise and their contri-
butions to this textbook. We would also like to acknowledge the help of
Lorraine Coffey, developmental editor at Springer International Publishing
Company. Finally, we would like to thank our families and friends (Marlene:
Brooke, Jennifer, and Laura Swearingen, James Van Strander, Taki Bitounis,
Diane, Bob, and Jessica Rosenberg, Becky and Brad Renick; and Dan: Eileen
Reynolds, Jack and Will Deschler, Sharon Derosa, and Theresa Wilson) for
their ongoing encouragement and support