Current Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
OverviewGet problem-oriented and disease-specific guidance in treating STDs - in one quick-access source. For more than 70 years, professors, students, and clinicians have trusted LANGE for high-quality, current, concise medical information in a convenient, affordable, portable format. Whether for coursework, clerkships, USMLE prep, specialty board review, or patient care, there's a LANGE book that guarantees success. Featuring the trusted, practical format of the CURRENT series, this authoritative, quick-access guide delivers a top-to-bottom overview of STDs commonly encountered in clinical practice. The book begins with an insightful introduction to the field that emphasizes the patient-doctor relationship, and then explores clinical problems with STDs in terms of diagnostic, management, and treatment considerations. It offers A-to-Z, up-to-the-minute coverage of common STDs - filled with crucial point-of-care guidelines. It has a focus on prevention interventions, including counseling, in recognition of the need to change high-risk sexual behaviors. It features: practical diagnostic algorithms that summarize key protocols and facilitate patient management; detailed, easy-to-locate treatment tables that list specific drugs (generic and trade names), doses, and schedules; a thought-provoking final chapter that includes a brief discussion of the latest STD research, plus unresolved questions and future concerns; useful appendices that include diagnostic protocols, treatment tables, and websites for further information; and, authoritative, on-the-spot information you can quickly apply to your practice - without sifting through pages of data. It is an essential clinical companion for internists, family physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, obstetricians-gynecologists, HIV care specialists, and other healthcare professionals who see patients with STDs. Turn to any chapter on specific STDs, and you'll find expert perspectives on biology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and issues related to special populations.