Editors: Julia A. McMillan, Carlton K.K. Lee, George K. Siberry, and Karen C. Carroll
Publisher: Elsevier | Saunders – 613 pages

Book Review by: Nano Khilnani

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This handy book, which can be carried in a lab coat pocket, is part of the Mobile Medicine series by this publisher.

This may be a small book, but it is powerful. It is filled to the brim, so to speak, packed with needed information on dosing, drugs, therapies, formularies, protocols, reactions, resistance, and treatments.

It is indispensable for the busy pharmacist or physician-on-the-move, who occasionally wants to take a quick look on an issue and get the answer pronto. Within its tightly compartmentalized 10 chapters you will find data on a lot of drugs, ranging from abacavir sulfate to zidovudin, and many in between. Generic names with their corresponding trade names are provided to you.

The four editors named above have painstakingly compiled material contributed by 12 specialists (six each pharmacists and physicians) and put them in easily usable form.

To give you a quick overview, these are the chapters in the book:

• Infectious Agents and Drugs of Choice
• Recommended Empiric Antimicrobial Therapy for Selected Clinical Syndromes
• Drug Dosing in Special Circumstances
• Mechanisms of Action and Routes of Administration
• Mechanisms of Drug Resistance
• Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
• Adverse Drug Reactions
• Recommended Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Selected Infectious Agents and Conditions
• Antimicrobial Desensitization Protocols
• Formulary

Purchasers of this pocket guide on pediatric medications can access the contents of this book online on www.ExpertConsult.com from their desktop, laptop computer or mobile device. You can refer to content on this guide and all other Elsevier titles you own. You can also do rapid searches on any topic.

This pocket-sized resource is highly regarded in the pediatric field. With online access, you can also get the latest evidence-based recommendations you need to provide adequate care to your patients and clients. In short, it is easily accessible, handy, and very useful. And with online access enabling you to get the latest information on a given drug or topic, I will say that this book is essential to have.

Julia A. McMillan, MD is professor of pediatrics and associate dean for graduate medical education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

Carlton K.K. Lee, PharmD, MPH is a clinical pharmacy specialist in pediatrics and program director of Pediatric Pharmacy Residency in the Department of Pharmacy at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is also an associate professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

George K. Siberry, MD, MPH is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Karen C. Carroll, MD is professor of pathology, director of the Division of Medical Microbiology and director of the Medical Microbiology Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.