CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases PDF Free Download
Each of these new elements for managing the infections caused by the nearly 30 organisms that are principally transmitted sexually provides clinicians with new tools for efficient, effective STD management. We hope that the busy clinician, whether the experienced subspecialist, recently trained graduate, or hardworking mid-level practitioner, will find the up-to-date, practical, and evidence-based chapters in Current Diagnosis Management of Sexually Transmitted Diseases a useful and easy reference guiding the day-to-day clinical care of the patients they surely see who are at risk for STDs. Students of medicine and physicians in training will note the informative discussions of epidemiology and pathogenesis in certain chapters and tables summarizing the differential diagnosis of syndromes, lists of etiologic organisms, and clinical practice points. Leading experts in medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics have joined together to create this first edition to further the appropriate and timely diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Highlights of this edition include current U.S. STD and HIV screening guidelines, syndromic-based evaluations and rapid point-of-care tests, new evidence of the role of certain infections like Mycoplasma genitalium, and the renewed recognition of old diseases like lymphogranuloma venereum. Attention should be paid to chapters that focus on prevention—risk-reduction counseling and partner notification—which can enable the clinician to serve in his or her larger role as a potential agent of individual change and public health advocate. Lastly, recognizing the unique role of behavior and development in the risk and management of STDs, we have included specific chapters dedicated to special populations.