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  • The dissection of CD8 T cells during liver-stage infection / U. Krzych and R.J. Schwenk -- Early interactions between blood-stage Plasmodium parasites and the immune system / B.C. Urban, R. Ing, and M.M. Stevenson -- Longevity of the immune response and memory to blood-stage malaria infection / A.H. Achtman ... [et al.] -- Experimental models of cerebral malaria / C. Engwerda ... [et al.] -- Glycosylphosphatidylinositols in malaria pathogenesis and immunity : potential for therapeutic inhibition and vaccination / C.S. Boutlis ... [et al.] -- The immunology and pathogenesis of malaria during pregnancy / J.G. Beeson and P.E. Duffy.
  • Immunosenescence 2012
    Springer
  • 1. Origins -- 2. The Art and Science of Germs -- 3. A Singular Disease -- 4. A Very Mortal Disease -- 5. Early Approaches at Therapy -- 6. Antibiotics and Survival of the Fittest -- 7. A Brief History of Vaccines -- 8. That Soluble Specific Substance -- 9. Towards a Vaccine -- 10. Success for Half -- 11. The Future of a Killer.
  • The Eye as a model for immune privilege -- Immune privilege of the testis: meaning, mechanisms, and manifestations -- The Role of intrauterine immune privilege in perinatal infectious diseases -- The Liver as an immune-privileged site -- Immune homeostasis of the lung: the role of regulatory NKT cells in asthma -- Immune homeostasis of the gut.
  • Infections in critically ill patients are more common than in most other parts of the hospital, and are often the most complicated to manage. Underlying disease and the reasons for admission make the diagnosis, management and prevention of infection challenging. Developments in technology, the treatment of previously untreatable malignancies, complex surgery procedures, and an increasing age profile result in more patients vulnerable to infection and a greater number of patients needing critical care support. Infections in the Adult Intensive Care Unit is designed to help trainee and practicising physician, surgeon or other medical professional manage the acutely ill patient in the critical care unit, before transfer from the emergency department, or on the hospital ward where effective management may avoid admission to the critical care unit. It has been co-authored by a clinical microbiologist, intensivist and clinical infectious diseases physician to cover some of the major infections presenting in the adult critical care unit. It provides broad principles to be used based on the latest evidence combined with common sense and the results of many years of combined experience.
  • "This clinical reference on central nervous system infections is now in its thoroughly revised, updated Fourth edition. Over 70 leading experts provide comprehensive, current information on all infections--both neural-specific and systemic--that involve the central nervous system. Areas with significant new clinical information include treatment of tuberculosis, non-tubercular mycobacterial infections, brain abscess, and Lyme disease"--Provided by publisher.
  • While advances in both the treatment of cancer and the management of its complications have led to significant improvement in patient survival, infections remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with neoplastic disease. In this patient population, infection risk results from a complex interplay between the host's underlying immunodeficiencies, local tumor effects, and treatment-induced immunosuppression. New chemotherapeutic approaches and antimicrobial prophylaxis and treatment practices continue to shape the spectrum of infections in these patients. Clinicians who treat infections in cancer patients are continually challenged by the emergence of new pathogens and by the increasing antimicrobial resistance of established ones. The aim of this book, is to emphasize unique aspects of management of infectious diseases in the cancer patient. With the increasing complexity of this patient population, optimal management requires a multidisciplinary approach, and this fact is fully reflected in the contributions, all from recognized authorities in the field. Ultimately, it is hoped that this volume will assist specialists in infectious diseases and haematology/oncology in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of infection and optimization of the overall care of patients with malignancies.
  • Concepts and principles of infections and aging -- Epidemiology of aging and infectious diseases -- Factors predisposing to infection -- Clinical features of infection -- Role and importance of functional assessment in infections -- Principles of antimicrobial therapy -- Common infections -- Sepsis -- Bronchitis and pneumonia -- Tuberculosis in older adults -- Infective endocarditis -- Intra-abdominal infections -- Infectious diarrhea -- Urinary tract infection -- Bacterial meningitis and brain abscess -- Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis -- Skin and soft tissues infections -- Herpes zoster -- Orofacial and odontogenic infections in the elderly -- Ocular infections -- Otitis externa, otitis media, and sinusitis -- Prosthetic joint infections in elderly patients -- Staphylococcal and enterococcal infections -- Fungal infections -- Viral infections -- Unique infectious disease problems -- Infections in the long-term care setting -- Infection control programs in nursing homes -- Infections in diabetes -- Vaccinations -- Nutrition and infection -- Sexually transmitted diseases -- Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome -- SARS and West Nile virus.
  • Informatics for infectious disease research and control -- Bioinformatics of microbial sequences -- Mining databases for microbial gene sequences -- Comparative genomics of pathogens -- Systems microbiology: gaining insights in transcriptional networks -- Host-pathogen systems biology -- Text mining for discovery of host-pathogen interactions -- Network approach to understanding pathogen population structure -- Computational epitope mapping -- Pangenomic reverse vaccinology -- Immunoinformatics: the next step in vaccine design -- Understanding the shared bacterial genome -- Computational grammars for interrogation of genomes -- In silico discovery of chemotherapeutic agents -- Informatics for healthcare epidemiology -- Automated, high-throughput surveillance systems for public health -- Microbial genotyping systems for infection control -- Temporal and spatial clustering of bacterial genotypes -- Infectious disease ontology -- Populations, patients, germs and genes: ethics of genomics and informatics in communicable disease control.
  • This fully updated edition of Infectious Disease Surveillance is for frontline public health practitioners, epidemiologists, and clinical microbiologists who are engaged in communicable disease control. It is also a foundational text for trainees in public health, applied epidemiology, postgraduate medicine and nursing programs. The second edition portrays both the conceptual framework and practical aspects of infectious disease surveillance. It is a comprehensive resource designed to improve the tracking of infectious diseases and to serve as a starting point in the developme.
  • v. 2 Springer
    The volumes address the interdisciplinary scientific approach for the systemic understanding of connections between major human diseases and their treatment regime by applying the tools and techniques of nanotechnology. It also highlights the interdisciplinary collaborative researches for innovation in Biomedical Sciences.
  • "THE INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF HAITI is one in a series of GIDEON e-books which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON database (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology; 2. Summary of clinical features; 3. Status of the disease in Haiti ; 4. References. The initial items in the first section, Descriptive epidemiology, are defined as follows: Agent: Classification (e.g., virus, parasite) and taxonomic designation; Reservoir: Any animal, arthropod, plant, soil or substance in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies, on which it depends primarily for survival, and where it reproduces itself in such a manner that it can be transmitted to a susceptible host; Vector: An arthropod or other living carrier which transports an infectious agent from an infected organism or reservoir to a susceptible individual or immediate surroundings; Vehicle: The mode of transmission for an infectious agent. This generally implies a passive and inanimate (i.e., non-vector) mode. There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 198 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Haiti. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Haiti and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, we have included all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from this country. The availability and quality of literature regarding specific infectious diseases varies from country to country. As such, you may find that many of the sections in this book are limited to a general discussion of the disease itself - with no data regarding the country under review. Since this book focuses on Geographic Medicine, it does not include detailed information on diagnostic testing, pathogenesis, therapy or molecular biology. Many of the diseases are generic. For example, such designations as Pneumonia bacterial and Urinary tract infection include a number of individual diseases. These appear under the subheading, Synonyms, listed under each disease. The entire book will be updated on a regular basis.
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  • Infectious Diseases: Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology presents authoritative, peer-reviewed contributions from leading experts on a wide range of major infectious diseases of global importance. Infectious diseases account for more than 17 million deaths each year worldwide. While modern medicine and technology have diminished the threat of many of these pathogens in high-income countries, the ever present threats of re-emerging infections, population mobility, natural disasters, and pathogen genetic variability are but some of the reasons for the dynamic threat of this broad category of risks to human health. An indispensable resource for students and scientists, the volume also covers some of the new technologies currently under development for infectious disease prevention, treatment, and eradication. The greater part of the infectious disease burden remains in the tropics, where low and middle-income countries lack the resources, infrastructure, and health systems to mount or sustain control efforts. Many contributions describe the efforts of the scientific research community and international donor agencies to achieve the integrated goals of vigilant surveillance, improved and cost-effective diagnostics, and treatment for sustainable disease control.Describes the dynamic nature of infectious disease agents and their complex interactions with the environment and their human and animal hosts Covers new technologies for antibiotics, vaccines, and treatment Features several contributions on waterborne infectious diseases, including enteric viruses and bacterial pathogens in the ocean Provides an excellent introduction for those entering the field, as well as new insights for advanced researchers and industry experts
  • Influenza surveillance 2014
    Future Med
    Influenza surveillance / John S. Oxford -- Surveillance of influenza in swine and wildfowl / Ian H. Brown -- Global influenza surveillance: advances in technology / Mila C. González & Stephen S. Morse -- Ask the expert : origins of recent pandemics and lessons for surveillance / John S. Oxford -- Global seroepidemiology : value and limitations / Karen L. Laurie, Othmar G. Engelhardt, John Wood & Maria D. Van Kerkhove -- Influenza surveillance : interrupting transmission / Alan P. Zelicoff -- Pandemic influenza preparedness / Chloe Sellwood -- Multiple choice questions : answers.
  • pt. 1. Evolution and epidemiology -- pt. 2. Immunity and vaccine strategies -- pt. 3. Economic and social implications.
  • Influenza. 1st ed. 2002
    ScienceDirect
  • "The purpose and scope of the International Health Regulations (2005) are "to prevent, protect against, control and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease in ways that are commensurate with and restricted to public health risks, and which avoid unnecessary interference with international traffic and trade". Because the IHR (2005) are not limited to specific diseases but apply to new and ever-changing public health risks, they are intended to have long-lasting relevance in the international response to the emergence and spread of disease. The IHR (2005) also provide the legal basis for important health documents applicable to international travel and transport and sanitary protections for the users of international airports, ports, and ground crossings. This second edition contains the text of the IHR (2005), the text of World Health Assembly resolution WHA58.3, the version of the Health Part of the Aircraft General Declaration that entered into force on 15 July 2007, appendices containing a list of States Parties and State Party reservations and other communications in connection with the IHR (2005)."-- back cover.
  • "While the public health philosophy of the 20th Century -- emphasizing prevention -- is ideal for addressing natural disease outbreaks, it is not sufficient to confront 21st Century threats where adversaries may use biological weapons agents as part of a long-term campaign of aggression and terror. Health care providers and public health officers are among our first lines of defense. Therefore, we are building on the progress of the past three years to further improve the preparedness of our public health and medical systems to address current and future BW [biological warfare] threats and to respond with greater speed and flexibility to multiple or repetitive attacks." Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 Bioterrorism is not a new threat in the 21st century -- thousands of years ago the plague and other contagious diseases were used in warfare -- but today the potential for catastrophic outcomes is greater than it has ever been. To address this threat, the medical and public health communities are putting various measures in place, including systems designed to pro-actively mon- itor populations for possible disease outbreaks"--Provided by publisher.
  • Iron Acquisition by the Genus Mycobacterium summarizes the early evidence for the necessity of iron in mycobacteria and the discovery of the mycobacterial siderophores mycobactin, carboxymycobactin, and exochelin. The structural characterization of the mycobacterial siderophores is described. The genes so far identified as essential for iron acquisition and maintenance of an infection by pathogenic mycobacteria are discussed. The potential role of siderocalin in iron gathering by M. tuberculosis is featured. Because new drugs for M. tuberculosis are needed, this brief also emphasizes the design of antibiotics that interfere with siderophore biosynthesis and the use of siderophore analogs and/or conjugates.
  • Leishmania-related illnesses remain among the world s deadliest neglected tropical diseases, affecting approximately 12 million people in 88 countries. The mortality rate is substantial, contributing to nearly two million disability-adjusted life years. As more is understood about this parasite and its effects, work toward prevention, control, and treatment continues apace. Leishmania and Leishmaniasis will address the parasite and its attendant disease, which manifests in three syndromes: Visceral (VL), Cutaneous (CL) and Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis (ML). The morphology and life cycles of the various species will be among the topics addressed in Part One. Part Two will focus on immunology, including host-immune response to Leishmania infection, cross-immunity between the different species and adoptive transfer of immunity. Parts Three and Four will address how Leishmania invade and survive, the clinical features of the disease, and its diagnosis. Drugs, vaccines and treatment will be thoroughly explored, including experimental models of therapeutics. Leishmania and Leishmaniasis will provide a thorough examination of a parasite, the illnesses it causes and the misery it continues to visit upon large segments of the population.
  • Part 1. GENERAL SECTION / History and Phylogeography of Leprosy / Stewart T. Cole and Pushpendra Singh -- Microbiology / Andrea Clapasson and Silvia Canata -- Genetics of Leprosy / Vinicius Medeiros Fava and Marcelo Távora Mira -- Host Response to M. leprae / Rodrigo Ribeiro-Rodrigues -- Pathogenesis / Cesare Massone and Enrico Nunzi -- Classification / Cesare Massone and Alexandra M. G. Brunasso -- Part 2. PATIENT'S EXAMINATION -- Patient History / Enrico Nunzi, Cesare Massone and Salvatore Noto -- Laboratory Investigations / Andrea Clapasson and Silvia Canata -- Part 3. SKIN -- Physical Examination: Skin / Enrico Nunzi, Cesare Massone and Salvatore Noto -- Clinical Features / Enrico Nunzi, Cesare Massone and Salvatore Noto -- Lucio-Latapí Leprosy / Mario Magaña -- Histopathology of the Skin / Cesare Massone -- Differential Diagnosis: Skin / Enrico Nunzi and Salvatore Noto -- Part 4. NERVES -- Peripheral Nerves in Leprosy / Bernard Naafs and José Antônio Garbino -- The Leprosy Neuropathy / Lizia Reni, Salvatore Noto and Pieter A. M. Schreuder -- Primary Neural Leprosy / José Antônio Garbino and Bernard Naafs -- Chronic Neuropathic Pain in Leprosy / José Antônio Garbino, Bernard Naafs and Pedro Schestatsky -- Electrodiagnostic Studies / Lizia Reni -- Imaging / Carlo Martinoli, Leila Oppezzi and Alberto Tagliafico -- Differential Diagnosis: Nerves / Lizia Reni -- Part 5. Reactions in Leprosy / Reactions in Leprosy / Bernard Naafs and Salvatore Noto -- Lucio's Phenomenon / Mario Magaña -- Part 6. SYSTEMIC INVOLVEMENT -- Ocular Involvement in Leprosy / Susan Lewallen and Paul Courtright -- Otolaryngological Manifestations of Leprosy / Sinésio Talhari, Camila Bandeira de Oliveira and Carolina Talhari -- Other Organs / Enrico Nunzi and Salvatore Noto -- Part 7. PATIENT'S MANAGEMENT -- Diagnostic Work-Up / Enrico Nunzi, Cesare Massone and Salvatore Noto -- Drugs in Leprosy / Sinésio Talhari and Mahreen Ameen -- Treatment and Prophylaxis / Pierre Bobin -- Prognosis / Enrico Nunzi -- Neurolysis / Sergio S. G. Gennaro -- Prevention of Disability and Ulcer Care / J. Wim Brandsma and Hugh Cross -- Surgical and Social Rehabilitation / J. Wim Brandsma and Sunil Deepak -- Part 8. LEPROSY AND COMMUNITY -- Leprosy in Pregnancy / Elizabeth Duncan -- Leprosy and HIV/AIDS Co-infection / Sinésio Talhari and Carolina Talhari -- Epidemiology of Leprosy / Salvatore Noto and Pieter A. M. Schreuder -- Leprosy Control / Sunil Deepak and Giovanni Gazzoli -- Teledermatology / Cesare Massone and Antonio Pedro Mendes Schettini -- The Leprosy Mailing List / Salvatore Noto.
  • Malaria vaccine development : over 40 years of trials and tribulations / Giampietro Corradin & Howard Engers -- Malaria vaccines : reflections on 40 years of basic research and translation applications / Giampietro Corradin -- Challenges for the stakeholders / Howard Engers -- Plasmodium vivax vaccine surrogate markers of protection : dawning of a new era / Mary R. Galinski, Rabindra M. Tirouvanziam & Alberto Moreno -- Plasmodium vivax vaccine development in Colombia : advances and challenges / Myriam Arevalo-Herrera & Sócrates Herrera-Valencia -- Progress towards development of a vaccine for Plasmodium vivax malaria / Ahmad Rushdi Shakri & Chetan E. Chitnis -- Correlates of protection for Plasmodium falciparum malaria vaccine development : current knowledge and future research / James G. Beeson, Freya J.I. Fowkes, Linda Reiling, Faith H. Osier, Damien R. Drew & Graham V. Brown -- Plasmodium falciparum RTS,S vaccines and future development / Tom Egwang -- Plasmodium falciparum pre-erythrocytic vaccines : previous experience and the challenge of selecting new candidates / Thomas L. Richie & Joanne M. Lumsden -- Plasmodium falciparum whole-parasite malaria vaccines / Else M. Bijker & Robert W. Sauerwein -- Index.
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    Vol. 1. -- Part I - Basic principles in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases -- Microbial virulence factors -- Host defense mechanisms -- Epidemiology of infectious diseases -- Clinical microbiology -- Anti-infective therapy -- Part II - Major clinical syndromes -- Fever -- Upper respiratory tract infections -- Pleuropulmonary and bronchial infections -- Urinary tract infection -- Sepsis -- Intra-abdominal infection -- Cardiovascular infections -- Central nervous system infections -- Skin and soft tissue infections -- Gastrointestinal infections and food poisoning -- Bone and joint infections -- Diseases of the reproductive organs and sexually transmitted diseases -- Eye infections -- Hepatitis -- Acquired immunodeficiency syndromes -- Miscellaneous syndromes -- Vol. 2. -- Part III - Infectious diseases and their etiologic agents -- Viral diseases -- Prion diseases -- Chlamydial diseases -- Mycoplasma diseases -- Rickettsioses and ehrlichioses -- Bacterial diseases -- Mycoses -- Protozoal diseases -- Diseases due to toxic algae -- Diseases due to helminths -- Ectoparasitic diseases -- Diseases of unknown etiology -- Part IV - Special problems -- Nosocomial infections -- Infections in special hosts -- Surgical- and trauma-related infections -- Immunization -- Biodefense -- Zoonoses -- Protection of travelers -- The Internet.
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  • "WHO has developed this manual in order to strengthen the laboratory diagnosis and virological surveillance of influenza infection by providing standard methods for the collection, detection, isolation and characterization of viruses"--Publisher's description.
  • John F. Enders and measles virus vaccine : a reminiscence / S.L. Katz -- Measles virus receptors / Y. Yanagi ... [et al.] -- Measles virus and CD46 / C. Kemper and J.P. Atkinson -- Measles virus glycoprotein complex assembly, receptor attachment, and cell entry / C.K. Navaratnarajah, V.H.J. Leonard and R. Cattaneo -- The measles virus replication cycle / B.K. Rima and W.P. Duprex -- Nucleocapsid structure and function / S. Longhi -- Reverse genetics of measles virus and resulting multivalent recombinant vaccines : applications of recombinant measles viruses / M.A. Billeter, H.Y. Naim and S.A. Udem -- Measles virus interaction with host cells and impact on innate immunity / D. Gerlier and H. Valentin.
  • Making it to the synapse : measles virus spread in and among neurons / V.A. Young and G.F. Rall -- Modeling subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in a transgenic mouse system : uncoding pathogenesis of disease and illuminating components of immune control / M.B.A. Oldstone -- Measles studies in the macaque model / R.L. de Swart -- Ferrets as a model for morbillivirus pathogenesis, complications, and vaccines / P. Pillet, N. Svitek and V. von Messling -- Current animal models : cotton rat animal model / S. Niewiesk -- Current animal models : transgenic animal models for the study of measles pathogenesis / C.I. Sellin and B. Horvat -- Molecular epidemiology of measles virus / P.A. Rota, D.A. Featherstone, and W.J. Bellini -- Human immunology of measles virus infections / D. Naniche -- Measles control and the prospect of eradication / W.J. Moss -- Measles : old vaccines, new vaccines / D.E. Griffin and C.-H. Pan -- Measles virus for cancer therapy / S.J. Russell and K.W. Peng -- Measles virus-induced immunosuppression / S. Schneider-Schaulies and J. Schneider-Schaulies -- Hostile communication of measles virus with host innate immunity and dendritic cells / B. Hahm.
  • Clinical, epidemiologic, and laboratory aspects of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections / Elizabeth Palavecino -- MRSA case studies / Kurt D. Reed, Mary E. Stemper, and Sanjay K. Shukla -- MIC analysis and susceptibility testing of MRSA / German Bou -- ITS-PCR identification of MRSA / Shin-ichi Fujita -- Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus / Kurt D. Reed, Mary E. Stemper, and Sanjay K. Shukla -- Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) of Staphylococcus aureus / Nicholas A. Saunders and Anne Holmes -- Staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) analysis of MRSA / Teruyo Ito, Kyoko Kuwahara, and Keiichi Hiramatsu -- Targeted gene disruption for the analysis of virulence of Staphylococcus aureus / J. Ross Fitzgerald -- Molecular analysis of staphylococcal superantigens / Patrick M. Schlievert and Laura C. Case -- Investigation of biofilm formation in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus / James E. Cassat, Chia Y. Lee, and Mark S. Smeltzer -- Comparative analysis of staphylococcal adhesion and internalization by epithelial cells / Xudong Liang and Yinduo Ji -- Comparative analysis of MRSA / Fumihiko Takeuchi, Tadashi Baba, and Keiichi Hiramatsu -- Genomic analysis of gene expression of Staphylococcus aureus / Chuanxin Yu ... [et al.] -- Proteomic approach to investigate methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus / Patrice Francois ... [et al.] -- Environmental surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus / J. Scott Weese -- The control and prevention of MRSA infections / Liangsu Wang and John F. Barrett -- Treatment of infections due to resistant Staphylococcus aureus / Gregory M. Anstead, Gabriel Quinones-Nazario, and James S. Lewis II.
  • Type of human disease by source of the infectious agent -- A history of zoonoses and sapronoses and research into them -- The infection process in zoonoses and sapronoses -- The epidemic process in zoonoses and sapronoses -- Haematophagous arthropods as vectors of diseases -- Vertebrates as hosts and reservoirs of zoonotic microbial agents -- Systematic survey of zoonoses and sapronoses microbial agents.
  • The second edition of Microbiology of Waterborne Diseases describes the diseases associated with water, their causative agents and the ways in which they gain access to water systems. The book is divided into sections covering bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. Other sections detail methods for detecting and identifying waterborne microorganisms, and the ways in which they are removed from water, including chlorine, ozone, and ultraviolet disinfection. The second edition of this handbook has been updated with information on biofilms and antimicrobial resistance. The impact of global warming and climate change phenomena on waterborne illnesses are also discussed. This book serves as an indispensable reference for public health microbiologists, water utility scientists, research water pollution microbiologists environmental health officers, consultants in communicable disease control and microbial water pollution students. Focuses on the microorganisms of most significance to public health, including E. coli, cryptosporidium, and enterovirus. Highlights the basic microbiology, clinical features, survival in the environment, and gives a risk assessment for each pathogen. Contains new material on antimicrobial resistance and biofilms. Covers drinking water and both marine and freshwater recreational bathing waters.
  • Biotechnology and the public health response to bioterrorism -- Historical perspectives of microbial bioterrorism -- The infectious disease physician and microbial bioterrorism -- Modulation of innate immunity to protect against biological weapon threat -- Smallpox: pathogenesis and host immune responses relevant to vaccine and therapeutic strategies -- Bacillus anthracis: agent of bioterror and disease -- Tularemia pathogenesis and immunity -- Brucella and bioterrorism -- Pneumonic plague -- Coxiella burnetii, Q fever, and bioterrorism -- Genomic and proteomic approaches against Q fever -- Rickettsia rickettsii and other members of the spotted fever group as potential bioweapons.
  • Using a clinically relevant, systems-based approach, this medical textbook accessibly explains the microbiology of the agents that cause diseases and the diseases that affect individual organ systems. With lavish illustrations and straightforward, accessible explanations, Richard Goering makes this complex subject simple to understand and remember. 150 multiple choice review questions. "Pathogen Parade" and many other features to enhance learning and retention. Enhance your learning and absorb complex information in an interactive, dynamic way. Deepen your understanding of epidemiology and the important role it plays in providing evidence-based identification of key risk factors for disease and targets for preventive medicine. A completely re-written chapter on this topic keeps abreast of the very latest findings.
  • Part 1. Challenges -- The Global Burden of Infectious Diseases / Paulo Pinheiro, Colin D. Mathers and Alexander Krämer -- Global Challenges of Infectious Disease Epidemiology / Alexander Krämer and Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan -- Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases / Thomas Löscher and Luise Prüfer-Krämer -- Infectious Disease Control Policies and the Role of Governmental and Intergovernmental Organisations / Gérard Krause -- Part 2. General concepts and methods -- Principles of Infectious Disease Epidemiology / Alexander Krämer, Manas Akmatov and Mirjam Kretzschmar -- Social Risk Factors / Klaus Krickeberg and David Klemperer -- Molecular Typing and Clustering Analysis as a Tool for Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases / Sylvia M. Bruisten and Leo Schouls -- Epidemiologic Surveillance / Ralf Reintjes and Klaus Krickeberg -- Outbreak Investigations / Ralf Reintjes and Aryna Zanuzdana -- Geographic Information Systems / Patrick Hostert and Oliver Gruebner -- Methods and Concepts of Epidemiology / Rafael Mikolajczyk -- Mathematical Models in Infectious Disease Epidemiology / Mirjam Kretzschmar and Jacco Wallinga -- Immunity to Infectious Diseases / Timo Ulrichs -- Principles and Practice of Vaccinology / Richard Pebody and Mirjam Kretzschmar -- Health Economics of Infectious Diseases / Robert Welte, Reiner Leidl, Wolfgang Greiner and Maarten Postma -- Part 3. Epidemiology of particular infectious diseases -- Airborne Transmission: Influenza and Tuberculosis / Timo Ulrichs -- Infectious Childhood Diarrhea in Developing Countries / Charles P. Larson, Lars Henning, Stephen Luby and Asg Faruque -- Bloodborne and Sexual Transmission: HIV/AIDS / Charlotte van den Berg, Karen Lindenburg and Roel Coutinho -- Blood Borne and Sexual Transmission: Hepatitis B and C / Freke Zuure, Susan Hahné, Thijs van de Laar, Maria Prins and Jim van Steenbergen -- Sexual Transmission: Chlamydia trachomatis / Robert E. Johnson and Stuart M. Berman -- Vector-Borne Transmission: Malaria, Dengue, and Yellow Fever / Tomas Jelinek -- Nosocomial Transmission: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) / M.J.M. Bonten and M.C.J. Bootsma -- Infectious Diseases and Cancer: HPV / Helen Trottier and Eduardo L. Franco.
  • The diagnosis and management of infectious diseases -- Nose and throat syndromes -- Infectious mononucleosis and mononucleosis-like syndromes -- Mouth and salivary gland syndromes -- Eye, ear, and sinus syndromes -- Face and neck syndromes -- Middle respiratory syndromes -- Pneumonia syndromes -- Neurologic syndromes -- Fever and shock syndromes -- Rash syndromes -- Gastrointestinal syndromes -- Hepatitis syndromes -- Urinary syndromes -- Genital syndromes -- Orthopedic syndromes -- Skin syndromes -- Cardiovascular syndromes -- Perinatal syndromes -- HIV infection and AIDS -- Exposure problems -- Infections complicating chronic diseases -- The child with frequent, severe, or unusual infections: congenital immunodeficiency syndromes.
  • Genetic analysis of bacterial pathogenesis -- Genetic exchance in bacteria and the modular stucture of mobile DNA elements -- Genomics and the use of genomic tools to study pathogenic bacteria -- Pathogenicity islands and bacterial virulence -- Capsules -- Bacterial cell walls -- Mechanisms of bacterial adhesion and consequences of attachment -- Bacterial invasion into non-phagocytic cells -- Bacterial protein secretion mechanisms -- Toxins as host cell modulators -- Quorum sensing: coordinating group behavior through intercellular signals -- The role of sigma factors in regulating bacterial stress responses and pathogenesis -- Two-component regulatory systems -- Oxidative stress systems in bacteria: four model organisms -- Bacterial biowarfare agents.
  • The application of modern molecular genetic and biologic techniques to infectious disease epidemiology dramatically improves measurement of disease and putative risk factors increasing our ability to detect and track outbreaks, identify risk factors and detect new infectious agents. However, integration of these techniques into epidemiologic studies also poses new challenges in the design, conduct, and analysis. We examine these opportunities and methodologic challenges giving specific examples. The book will be written for the reader with limited understanding of genetics, biology and epidemiology. *Presents the key points of consideration when integrating molecular biology and epidemiology *Discusses how using molecular tools in epidemiologic research affects program design and conduct *Considers the ethical concerns that arise in molecular epidemiologic studies *Provides a context for understanding and interpreting scientific literature as a foundation for subsequent practical experience in the laboratory and in the field.
  • Molecular virology 2013
    Springer
    The book gives a comprehensive overview on the knowledge of virus infection relevant for humans and animals. For each virus family the molecular details of the virus particle and the viral replication cycle are described. In the case of virus types with relevance for human and/or animal health the data on molecular biology, genetics and virus-cell interaction are combined with those concerning, pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinics, prevention and therapy.
  • In contrast to the substantial literature that focuses upon innate immune signaling in the gut, there is remarkably less known about the response of the airway to bacterial pathogens. The purpose of this book will be to review the current status of theunderstanding of the pathogenesis of acute bacterial pneumonia, slanted toward the mucosal immunology of these infections. It will describe, in general, the signaling cascades that control the proinflammatory response to bacterial infection in the lung. How innate immune signaling is orchestrated in response to specific common airway pathogens is addressed, targeting Staphylococus aureus (including MRSA), Streptococcus pneumoniae and Klebsiella pneumoniae. By describing the general immunological responses to conserved bacterial components and then detailing how specific organisms cause infection, this book provides a targeted but comprehensive review of this important topic.
  • v. 2, 2009 Springer
    v. 3, 2010 Springer
    v. 1. Frontiers in research -- v. 2. Impact on Global Health -- v. 3. Intramural research.
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases in children and adolescents: -- Introduction to vaccine-preventable diseases in children and adolescents / ChrisAnna M. Mink -- Diphtheria and tetanus / Bruce D. Meade, Kristin E. Meade -- Bordetella pertussis and pertussis (whooping cough) / Sylvia H. Yeh , ChrisAnna M. Mink -- Haemophilus influenzae type b / Sylvia H. Yeh -- Pneumococcal disease: infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae / R. Douglas Pratt -- Infections caused by Neisseria meningitidis / Margaret C. Bash, Anjali N. Kunz -- Poliomyelitis (polio) and polioviruses / ChrisAnna M. Mink -- Influenza / Sylvia H. Yeh -- Rotavirus infection / S. Michael Marcy, Susan Partridge -- Measles / Alison Margaret Kesson -- Mumps / Alison Margaret Kesson -- Rubella / Alison Margaret Kesson -- Varicella-zoster virus infections / Sylvia H. Yeh -- Hepatitis A infection and prevention / Dean A. Blumberg -- Hepatitis B infection / Dean A. Blumberg -- Human papillomavirus infections and prevention / Dean A. Blumberg -- Skin and soft-tissue infections: -- Introduction to skin and soft-tissue infections / Dennis L. Stevens -- Impetigo / Dennis L. Stevens -- Erysipelas and cellulitis / Dennis L. Stevens -- Folliculitis, furuncles, and carbuncles / Dennis L. Stevens -- Life-threatening skin and soft-tissue infections / Dennis L. Stevens, Amy E. Bryant -- Superficial dermatophyte infections of the skin / Gregory Raugi, Thao U. Nguyen -- Herpes simplex virus infection / John D. Kriesel, Christopher M. Hull -- Nontuberculous mycobacterial skin infections / Luis G. Tulloch -- Respiratory tract infections: -- Introduction to respiratory tract infections / Thomas M. File, Jr. -- Community-acquired pneumonia, bacterial / Thomas M. File, Jr. -- Hospital-acquired pneumonia / Lee E. Morrow, Marin H. Kollef -- Atypical pneumonia / Thomas M. File, Jr. -- Aspiration pneumonia / John G. Bartlett -- Viral respiratory infections / Michael J. Tan -- Sinus infections / Anthony W. Chow -- Acute otitis media / Blaise L. Congeni -- Pharyngitis / John R. Bower -- Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / Sanjay Sethi -- Systemic infections: -- Introduction to systemic infections / Dennis L. Stevens -- Endocarditis / Sky R. Blue, Casi M. Wyatt, Thomas J. Coffman -- Meningitis / Thomas A. Kurrus, Martin G. Tauber -- Osteomyelitis / Russell W. Steele -- Urinary tract infections / Dimitri M. Drekonja, James R. Johnson -- Systemic fungal infections / Carol A. Kauffman -- Surgical infections: -- Surgical infections: introduction and overview / E. Patchen Dellinger -- Acute appendicitis / Heather M. Vasser, Daniel A. Anaya -- Acute ascending cholangitis and suppurative, toxic cholangitis / Patrick S. Wolf, James O. Park -- Acute diverticulitis / Natasha S. Becker, Daniel A. Anaya -- Hydatid cyst disease (Echinococcosis) / Austin L. Spitzer, Paul S. Pottinger, James O. Park -- Intraabdominal abscess / Christopher M. Watson, Robert G. Sawyer -- Liver abscess: pyogenic and amebic hepatic abscess / Patrick S. Wolf, James O. Park -- Necrotizing soft-tissue infections / Daniel A. Anaya, E. Patchen Dellinger -- Anorectal abscess and fistula in ano / Arden M. Morris -- Peritonitis / Christopher M. Watson, Robert G. Sawyer -- Pyomyositis (pyomyositis tropicans) / Joseph F. Woodward, James O. Park, E. Patchen Dellinger -- Surgical site infections / E. Patchen Dellinger -- Sexually transmitted infections: -- Introduction to sexually transmitted infections / Jeanne M. Marrazzo -- Trichomoniasis / Jill S. Huppert -- Herpes simplex virus genital infection / Nicholas J. Moss, Anna Wald -- Human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome / Shireesha Dhanireddy -- Human papillomavirus / Eileen F. Dunne -- Infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, including lymphogranuloma venereum / William M. Geisler -- Infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae / Lori Marie Newman, Kimberly Workowski -- Syphilis (Treponema pallidum) / Stephanie E. Cohen, Joseph Engelman, Jeffrey D. Klausner -- Related syndromes and less common sexually transmitted infections / John F. Toney -- Infections associated with international travel and outdoor activities: -- Introduction to infections associated with international travel and outdoor activities / Elaine C. Jong -- Malaria / Elaine C. Jong -- Yellow fever / Mark D. Gershman, J. Erin Staples -- Travelers' diarrhea / Martin S. Wolfe -- Enteric fever: typhoid and paratyphoid fever / Elaine C. Jong -- Viral hepatitis / Michael James Babineaux, Miriam J. Alter -- Rabies / Kis Robertson, Nina Marano, Katherine J. Johnson -- Arboviruses of medical importance / Theodore F. Tsai -- Leptospirosis / Vernon Ansdell -- Lyme disease / Christopher Sanford -- Tick-borne encephalitis / Martin Haditsch -- Primary amebic meningoencephalitis / Govinda S. Visvesvara, Jonathan S. Yoder, Michael J. Beach -- Parasitic diseases: -- Introduction to parasitic diseases / Elaine C. Jong -- Amebiasis / Martin S. Wolfe -- Giardiasis / Martin S. Wolfe -- Other intestinal protozoa / Martin S. Wolfe -- Soil-transmitted helminths and other intestinal roundworms / Elaine C. Jong -- Intestinal cestodes (tapeworms) / Douglas William MacPherson -- Cysticercosis / Raul E. Isturiz, Hector H. Garcia -- Food-borne trematodes: liver, lung, and intestinal flukes / Elaine C. Jong -- Echinococcosis: cystic and alveolar disease / Christina M. Coyle -- Trichinellosis / Zvi Shimoni, Paul Froom -- Filarial diseases / Jan Agosti -- Schistosomiasis / Elaine C. Jong -- Chagas disease / Fabiana Simão Machado, Herbert B. Tanowitz -- Emerging infectious diseases and pandemics: -- Introduction to emerging infectious diseases and pandemics / Jo Hofmann -- Novel influenza / Jo Hofmann -- Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) / Eileen Schneider -- Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis / Christopher Edward Spitters -- West Nile virus disease / Grant L. Campbell ... [et al.] -- Anthrax / Benjamin D. Moser, Sean V. Shadomy, Theresa L. Smith -- Tularemia / Jo Hofmann.
  • Herpes viruses -- Myxoviruses -- Picornaviruses -- Arboviruses -- Togaviruses -- Rhabdoviruses -- Adenoviruses -- Arenaviruses -- Orthopoxviruses -- Retroviruses -- Neurological consequences of antiretroviral treatment -- Papovaviruses -- Bacterial meningitis -- Focal bacterial infections and parameningeal infections -- Streptococcus pyogenes -- Bordetella petussis -- Shigella species -- Campylobacter species -- Brucella species -- Clostridium tetani -- Clostridium botulinum -- Corynebacterium diphtheriae -- Bartonella species -- Mycobacterium tuberculosis -- Mycobacterium leprae -- Rickettsia rickettsii -- Ehrlichia and Anaplasma species -- Borrelia burgdorferi -- Treponema pallidum -- Candida species -- Cryptococcus neoformans -- Histoplasma capsulatum -- Coccidiodes species -- Phaeohyphomycoses -- Protozoal infections -- Babesia species -- Helminth infections -- Neurological disease and primary immunodeficiency -- Basic principles of selective neurological treatments.
  • Immunology of the CNS / Pragati Nigam and Maciej Lesniak -- Microbiological diagnosis of CNS / Yuriko Fukuta and Karin E. Byers -- Antibiotics and development of resistance / Peter D. Kim and Walter A. Hall -- Radiology of infections of the CNS / Kunal M. Patel and Charles L. Truwit -- Viral infections of the CNS -- Joseph B. Domachowske and Manika Suryadevara -- Fungal infections of the CNS / Walter A. Hall and Peter D. Kim -- Parasitic infections of the CNS / Ali Akhaddar and Mohamed Boucetta -- Bacterial brain abscess / Peter D. Kim and Walter A. Hall -- Meningeal infections / Manika Suryadevara and Joseph B. Domachowske -- Epidural and subdural infections / Sandi K. Lam and Peter C. Warnke -- Intracranial vascular infections / Hoon Choi, Walter A. Hall, and Eric M. Deshaies -- Vertebral column infections / Kyle I. Swanson and Daniel K. Resnick -- Spinal canal infections / Ian E. McCutcheon -- Neurosurgical antibiotic prophylaxis / DaraspreetKainth, Dino Terzic, and Stephen J. Haines -- Postoperative intracranial infections / Arya Nabavi, Friederike Knerlich-Lukoschus, and Andreas M. Stark -- Implanted devices and CNS infection / Ramesh Grandhi, Gillian Harrison, and Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara -- Pediatric CNS infections / Ian Mutchnick and Thomas Moriarty -- Immune compromise and CNS infections / Ouzi Nissim ... [et al.] -- Systemic infections in neurocritical care / Michael F. Regner ... [et al.].
  • Neuroviral infections : a historical perspective -- Neuroviral infections and immunity -- Controlling neuroinflammation : lessons from rabies virus -- Laboratory diagnosis of CNS viral infections -- New trends in antiviral therapy of CNS infections -- Animal models of viral encephalitis -- Herpes simplex virus and human CNS infections -- CNS, neurological infections caused by the herpes virus Varicella zoster virus (VZV) and models of VZV-neurotropism -- Epstein- Barr virus and CNS infections -- Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection -- Human herpesvirus 6A, 6B, and 7 encephalitis -- The human polyomavirus JC and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.
  • Alphavirus neurovirulence -- Neurological chikungunya : lessons from recent epidemics, animal models, and other alphavirus family members -- Arenaviruses and neurovirology -- Bunyaviruses -- Human coronaviruses : respiratory pathogens revisited as infectious neuroinvasive, neurotropic, and neurovirulent agents -- Non-polio enteroviruses, polioviruses, and human CNS infections -- Neurovirulence of West Nile Virus -- Murray Valley encephalitis virus -- Japanese encephalitis virus and human CNS infection -- Tick Borne Encephalitis Virus (TBEV) infection -- Saint Louis encephalitis -- Powassan virus infection -- Neurological Dengue -- Influenza virus and CNS infections -- Human paramyxoviruses and infections of the central nervous system -- Rabies virus neurovirulence -- Rubella virus infections -- Human T-lymphotropic virus -- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) neuropathogenesis.
  • Methods and tools in molecular epidemiology -- Molecular typing of bacterial pathogens: a tool for the epidemiological study and control of infectious diseases -- Contribution of population genetics -- Molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics of infectious diseases -- Population genetics and molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases -- Contribution of population and evolutionary epidemiology -- Modelling the dynamics of host-parasite interactions: basic principles -- Evolution of virulence: intuitions and models -- Case studies -- Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis -- Pneumocystis molecular phylogeny: a way to understand both pneumocystosis natural histry and host taxonomy -- Hantavirus genetic diversity -- New integrations -- Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylocococci: a reservoir of mecA gene for Staphylococcus aureus -- Molecular knowledge of mechanisms of helminth resistance: importance for diagnostic and epidemiology -- Molecular epidemiology of disease resistance genes with perspectives for researches on biological invasions and hybrid zones -- How does biodiversity influence the ecology of infectious disease? -- Epidemiological interaction at the wildlife/livestock/human interface: can we anticipate emerging infectious diseases in their hotspots? A framework for understanding emerging diseases processes in their hot spots.
  • The past few decades have seen major impacts of different pandemics and mass casualty events on health resource use in terms of rising healthcare costs and increased mortality. In this context, the development of acute respiratory failure in patients requires the use of mechanical ventilation, either invasive or noninvasive. Recently, noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has proved to be a valuable strategy to reduce mortality rates in patients. This is the first book to describe the clinical indications of NIV in patients who have been hospitalized with high-risk infections as well as in the prehospital management of mass casualty incidents, including chemical or biological disasters and pandemics. Compiled by internationally respected experts, it offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of noninvasive mechanical ventilation in public health emergencies, such as equipment needs and guidelines for health organizations. Considering recent events (SARS, H1N1 influenza pandemic), the book concludes with a critical review of current studies and future prospects for the use of NIV, offering a valuable resource for all practitioners managing mass casualty incidents and disasters.
  • Ocular infections 2014
    Springer
    Ocular infections remain an important cause of ocular morbidity and loss of vision, yet many are preventable or curable. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment help in the control of such infectious disorders and the prevention of blindness. There are many infectious diseases of the eye and adnexa, and knowledge of their diagnosis and management is essential to an optimal therapeutic outcome. This book provides the practitioner with the important information required to ensure appropriate diagnosis and management of ocular infectious diseases. Specific clinical signs and symptoms are outlined, and the role of specific diagnostic tests, including molecular biology techniques, is explained. All of the most common microorganisms are considered and current knowledge on the antimicrobial therapy of ocular infections is clearly summarized. Ocular Infections will be a great help to physicians as a guide to the care of patients with ocular infectious diseases.
  • Influenza pandemics are unpredictable but recurring events that can have severe consequences on societies worldwide. This revised WHO guidance publication on pandemic influenza preparedness and response acknowledges that pandemic preparedness is centered around health sectors planning but must also be broader. WHO therefore advocates a "whole-of-society" approach to sustainable and ethical pandemic preparedness while focusing in more detail on the role of the health sector. The roles of WHO and national governments are outlined to create a better understanding of how health and non-health sectors, both public and private, all contribute to pandemic preparedness.--Publisher's description.
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis is one of the most notorious pathogens on earth, causing the death of approximately 1.5 million people annually. A major problem in the fight against tuberculosis is the emergence of strains that have acquired resistance to all available antibiotics. One key to the success of M. tuberculosis as a pathogen is its ability to circumvent host immune responses at different levels. This is not only a result of the special makeup of M. tuberculosis in terms of genetic diversity and DNA metabolism and its possession of specialized secretion systems, but also of its ability to hijack the host's innate immune defence mechanisms. In this volume, researchers from different disciplines provide a topical overview of the diverse mechanisms that contribute to the virulence of M. tuberculosis, ranging from their genetic, metabolic and molecular makeup, as well as the complex strategies these bacteria utilize to escape immune destruction within infected hosts.
  • Ch. 1. Enteroviruses -- Ch. 2. Rhinoviruses -- Ch. 3. Influenza viruses -- Ch. 4. Parainfluenza viruses -- Ch. 5. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) -- Ch. 6. Herpesviruses: general principles -- Ch. 7. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 -- Ch. 8. Cytomegalovirus -- Ch. 9. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) -- Ch. 10. Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV) -- Ch. 11. Herpesvirus type 6 (HHV-6) -- Ch. 12. Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV, HHV-8) -- Ch. 13. Herpesvirus simiae virus (Herpes B) -- Ch. 14. Adenoviruses -- Ch. 15. Retroviruses: general principles -- Ch. 16. Human immunodeficiency viruses -- Ch. 17. Human T cell leukemia/lymphoma viruses (HTLV-1 and -2) -- Ch. 18. Hepatitis viruses -- Ch. 19. Hemorrhagic fever viruses -- Ch. 20. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) -- Ch. 21. Papillomaviruses -- Ch. 22. Papovaviruses -- Ch. 23. Parvoviruses -- Ch. 24. Neurotropic arthropod-transmitted viruses -- Ch. 25. Rabieviruses -- Ch. 26. Poxviruses -- Ch. 27. Mumps -- Ch. 28. Rubellavirus -- Ch. 29. Rubeola (measles) -- Ch. 30. Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy -- Ch. 31. Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) -- Ch. 32. Enteric viral disease.
  • Pathology of Infectious Diseases, by Gary W. Procop, MD, packs all of today's most essential information on infectious disease pathology into a compact, high-yield format! Well-organized and segmented by type of infectious organism, the book's pragmatic approach complemented by abundant full-color, high-quality photomicrographs and clinical photos, and at-a-glance tables makes it easy to access the information you need to quickly and accurately detect and identify pathogenic organisms. Chapters on immunohistochemical and molecular techniques as well as artifacts and pitfalls guide you to accurate detection and identifications.
  • Often, information in review books can raise as many questions as it answers. This interferes with the study process, because the learner must either look up additional information or skip ahead without truly comprehending what he or she has read. As an alternative, Pediatric Infectious Disease: A Practically Painless Review presents bite-size chunks of information that can be read and processed rapidly, helping learners to stay active while studying and to pick up new information the first time they read it. This book's question and answer format allows for self-testing or study with a partner or a group. The format also facilitates dipping into the book during a few minutes of downtime at the hospital or office. Pediatric Infectious Disease: A Practically Painless Review is a quick and easy way to master tricky infectious disease topics and is suitable for those studying for the pediatric board exam, practicing physicians brushing up their skills, and any busy clinician who wants to learn more about this topic while on the go.
  • This new volume in the Requisites in Pediatrics series offers expert advice in the assessment and treatment of infectious diseases in children. An emphasis on common conditions enables you to address the cases you₂re most likely to encounter, and discussions of unusual infections helps you determine when to seek additional information or consultation. It delivers all this information designed in a way that compliments your practice and in the proven ₃high-yield₄ Requisites format--equipping you to master the material quickly. Perfect for quick review, everyday practice, and exam preparation, this is one resource you₂ll consult time and time again! Examines infections in terms of their effects on specific body sites or organs to mirror how diagnoses are often made in real practice. Highlights infections in specific patient populations including newborns, transplant patients, travelers, and children with HIV to equip you to address special scenarios. Discusses immunization and basic infection control in doctors₂ offices and child-care facilities to reduce the risk of the spread of infections. Presents chapters on fevers of unknown origin and febrile syndromes characterized by rashes to prepare you for difficult-to-diagnose cases. Summarizes basic information and vocabulary concerning microorganisms and antimicrobials essential for the interpretation of laboratory reports. Follows a logical, consistent chapter format to facilitate quick and easy reference. Offers practice-proven guidance on differential diagnoses, lab values / radiologic studies, treatment / therapy recommendations, and advice on when to refer to a specialist. Features a wealth of illustrations and tables that make details clearer, and illuminate important information. Includes highlighted boxes that emphasize relevant case studies - key points of each section - current controversies - and other important topics that can affect your practice.
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines / Ger T. Rijkers -- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines overview / Michael E. Pichichero -- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in children / Ingeborg S. Aaberge -- Pneumococcal vaccination in elderly / Ger T. Rijkers -- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in immunocompromised individuals / Marta C. Nunes & Shabir A. Madhi -- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in developing countries / Ener Cagri Dinleyici -- Current and future guidelines for pneumococcal conjugate vaccination / Elske van Gils, Ger Rijkers & Elisabeth Sanders -- Antibody response to pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination in patients treated with biologicals / Minke Rab & Ger T. Rijkers -- Index.
  • Bridging the divide: population mobility and the emergence of disease. Demographic and epidemiological perspectives of human movement / Yorghos Apostolopoulos and Sevil Sönmez -- Key themes pertinent to migration, health, and disease. Population mobility and the geography of microbial threats / Mary E. Wilson -- Health barriers and inequities for migrants / Elizabeth Ioannidi-Kapolou -- Social networks, social capital, and HIV risks among migrants / Varda Soskolne -- Labor induced migration and disease diffusion. Economic migrants and health vulnerability / Mark N. Lurie -- Military personnel: on the move and vulnerable/AIDS to HIV and other STIs / Stuart J. Kingma and Rodger D. Yeager -- Selling sex in the era of AIDS: mobile sexworkers and STI/HIV risks / Natalya Timoshkina, Anthony P. Lombardo, and Lynn McDonald -- Tracing the diffusion of infectious diseases in the transport sector / Yorghos Apostolopoulos and Sevil Sönmez -- Forced migration: a public health catastrophe. War, refugees, migration, and public health: do infectious diseases matter? / Frederick M. Burkle -- Natural disasters, climate change, and the health of mobile populations / Jonathan D. Mayer -- Leisure migration and health concerns: a paradox or inevitability? Casual sex in the sun makes the holiday: young tourists' perspectives / Eugenia Wickens and Sevil Sönmez -- In search of the exotic: sex tourism and disease risks / Sevil Sönmez, Eugenia Wickens, and Yorghos Apostolopoulos -- New directions in migration health and medicine. Mapping and modeling disease risk among mobile populations / Henry G. Mwambi and Khangelani Zuma -- Ethical and legal issues impacting migrant health / Sana Loue -- Migration in a mobile world: health, population mobility, and emerging disease / Brian D. Gushulak and Douglas W. MacPherson.
  • Poxviruses 2007
    Springer
  • Community-acquired pneumonia : a common illness that continues to evolve / Thomas J. Marrie -- Etiology and pathophysiology / Jennie Johnstone & Mark Loeb -- Symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis / Werner Albrich, Philipp Schuetz, Beat Müller & Mirjam Christ-Crain -- Community-acquired pneumonia in children / Matti Korppi -- Primary care treatment in adults : outpatients / Michael R. Jacobs & Thomas M. File -- Primary-care treatment in adults : hospitalization / Charles Feldman & Ronald Anderson -- Complications / Juan F. Fernandez, Bo Chen & Marcos I. Restrepo -- Prevention of lower respiratory tract infections via vaccination / David R.P. Guay -- Emerging drug resistance and future directions of CAP management / Donald E. Low.
  • Infections in patients with cancer : overview / Amar Safdar, Gerald Bodey, and Donald Armstrong -- Infections in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients / Georg Maschmeyer and Per Ljungman -- Infections in patients with hematologic malignancies / Genovefa Papanicolaou and Jayesh Mehta -- Infections in solid tumor patients / Alison G. Freifeld -- Infections in patients with hematologic malignancies treated with monoclonal antineoplastic therapy / André Goy and Susan O'Brien -- Postsurgery infections in cancer patients / Emilio Bouza ... [et. al] -- Management of infections in critically ill cancer patients / Henry Masur -- Management of the neutropenic patient with fever / Kenneth V. I. Rolston and Gerald P. Bodey -- Controversies in empiric therapy of febrile neutropenia / John R. Wingard -- Catheter-related infections in cancer patients / Iba Al Wohoush, Anne-Marie Chaftari, and Issam Raad -- Intravascular device-related infections : catheter salvage strategies and prevention of device-related infection / Nasia Safdar and Dennis G. Maki -- Pneumonia in the cancer patient / Scott E. Evans and Amar Safdar -- Noninfectious lung infiltrates that may be confused with pneumonia in the cancer patient / Rana Kaplan ... [et. al] -- Mucosal barrier injury and infections / Nicole M. A. Blijlevens and J. Peter Donnelly -- Bacterial colonization and host immunity / Coralia N. Mihu, Karen J. Vigil, and Javier A. Adachi -- Neutropenic enterocolitis and clostridium difficile infections / Amar Safdar ... [et. al] -- Management of reactivation of hepatitis B and hepatitis C during antineoplastic therapy / Marta Davila and Harrys A. Torres -- Management of genitourinary tract infections / Amar Safdar and Maurie Markman -- Central nervous system infections in cancer patients / Victor Mulanovich and Amar Safdar -- Endocarditis in oncology patients / Sara E. Cosgrove and Aruna Subramanian -- Skin disorders difficult to distinguish from infections / Sharone Hymes, Susan Chon, and Ana Ciurea -- Overview of invasive fungal disease in oncology patients / Amar Safdar -- Diagnosis of invasive fungal disease / Dionissios Neofytos and Kieren Marr -- Invasive candidiasis in management of infections in cancer patients / Matteo Bassetti ... [et. al] -- Management of aspergillosis, zygomycosis, and other clinically relevant mold infections / Konstantinos Leventakos and Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis -- Cryptococcal disease and endemic mycosis / Johan A. Maertens and Hélène Schoemans -- Current controversies in the treatment of fungal infections / Christopher D. Pfeiffer, John R. Perfect, and Barbra D. Alexander -- Fungal drug resistance and pharmacologic considerations of dosing newer antifungal therapies / Russell E. Lewis and David S. Perlin -- Immunotherapy for difficult-to-treat invasive fungal diseases / Brahm H. Segal, Amar Safdar, and David A. Stevens -- Cytomegalovirus in patients with cancer / Morgan Hakki, Per Ljungman, and Michael Boeckh -- Epstein-Barr virus, varicella zoster virus, and human herpes viruses-6 and -8 / Mini Kamboj and David M. Weinstock -- Respiratory viruses / Roy F. Chemaly, Dhanesh B. Rathod, and Robert Couch -- BK, JC and parvovirus infections in patients with hematologic malignancies / Véronique Erard and Michael Boeckh -- Antiviral resistance and implications for prophylaxis / Robin K. Avery -- Management of gram-positive bacterial disease : staphylococcus aureus, streptococcal, pneumococcal, and enterococcal infections / Samuel Shelburne and Daniel M. Musher -- Infections caused by aerobic and anaerobic gram-negative bacilli / Kenneth V. I. Rolston, David E.Greenberg, and Amar Safdar -- Listeriosis and nocardiosis / Heather E. Clauss and Bennett Lorber -- Antibacterial distribution and drug-drug interactions in cancer patients / Ursula Theuretzbacher and Markus Zeitlinger -- Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection / Michael Glickman -- Nontuberculous mycobacterial infections / Amar Safdar -- Parasitic infections in cancer patients : toxoplasmosis, strongyloidiasis and other parasites / Brian G. Blackburn and José G. Montoya -- Zoonoses in cancer patients / Donald Armstrong -- Antibiotic stewardship : considerations for a cancer Center / Coralia N. Mihu, Alla Paskovaty, and Susan K. Seo -- Controversies in antimicrobial stewardship / Graeme N. Forrest -- Prevention of antimicrobial resistance : current and future strategies / Cesar A. Arias and Adolf W. Karchmer -- Antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral prophylaxis / Marcio Nucci and John R. Wingard -- Controversies in antimicrobial prophylaxis / Ben de Pauw and Marta Stanzani -- Infection prevention : protected environment and infection control / J. Peter Donnelly -- Prevention of tropical and parasitic infections : the immunocompromised traveler / Francesca F. Norman and Rogelio López-Vélez -- Prophylactic vaccination of cancer patients and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients / William Decker and Amar Safdar.
  • Pt. 1. Understanding, controlling, and preventing infectious diseases. -- Pt.2. Clinical syndromes and cardinal features of infectious diseases: approach to diagnosis and initial management. -- Pt.3. Etiologic agents of infectious diseases. -- Pt.4. Laboratory diagnosis and therapy of infectious diseases.
  • Thirty years since Estelle v. Gamble: looking forward, not wayward / Robert B. Greifinger -- Impact of incarceration on community public safety and public health / Todd R. Clear -- Litigating for better medical care / Jon Wool -- Accommodating disabilities in jails and prisons / R. Samuel Paz -- Growing older: challenges of prison and reentry for the aging population / Brie Williams, Rita Abraldes -- International public health and corrections: models of care and harm minimization / Michael Levy -- The medicalization of execution: lethal injection in the United States / Mark Heath -- HIV and viral hepatitis in corrections: a public health opportunity / Joseph A. Bick -- Prevention of viral hepatitis / Cindy Weinbaum, Karen A. Hennessey -- HIV prevention: behavioral interventions in correctional settings / Barry Zack -- Prevention and control of tuberculosis in correctional facilities / Farah M. Parvez -- Controlling chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis through targeted screening and treatment in correctional settings / Charlotte K. Kent, Gail A. Bolan -- Health promotion in jails and prisons: an alternative paradigm for correctional health services / Megha Ramaswamy, Nicholas Freudenberg -- Screening for public purpose: promoting an evidence-based approach to screening of inmates to improve the public health / Joshua D. Lee, Marshall W. Fordyce, Josiah D. Rich -- Written health informational needs for reentry / Jeff Mellow -- Reducing inmate suicides through the mortality review process / Lindsay M. Hayes -- Blinders to comprehensive psychiatric diagnosis in the correctional system / Richard L. Grant -- Juvenile corrections and public health collaborations: opportunities for improved health outcomes / Michelle Staples-Horne, Kaiyti Duffy, Michele T. Rorie -- Female prisoners and the case for gender-specific treatment and reentry programs / Andrea F. Balis -- Building the case for oral health care for prisoners: presenting the evidence and calling for justice / Henrie M. Treadwell, Mary E. Northridge, Traci N. Bethea -- Treatment of mental illness in correctional settings / Raymond F. Patterson, Robert B. Greifinger -- Treatment and reentry approaches for offenders with co-occurring disorders / Roger H. Peters, Nicole M. Bekman -- Pharmacological treatment of substance abuse in correctional facilities: prospects and barriers to expanding access to evidence-based therapy / R. Douglas Bruce, Duncan Smith-Rohrberg, Frederick L. Altice -- Health research behind bars: a brief guide to research in jails and prisons / Nicholas Freudenberg -- Reentry experiences of men with health problems / Christy A. Visher, Kamala Mallik-Kane -- Providing transition and outpatient services to the mentally ill released from correctional institutions / Steven K. Huge -- Sexual predators: diversion, civil commitment, community reintegration, challenges, and opportunities / Karen Terry -- Electronic health records systems and continuity of care / Ralph P. Woodward -- Community health and public health collaborations / Thomas Lincoln, John R. Miles, Steve Scheibel -- Improving the care for HIV-infected prisoners: an integrated prison-release health model / Sandra A. Springer, Frederick L. Altice.
  • "Increasing problems of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, brought about, at least in part, by vectors fueled by increased worldwide travel and commerce, make this a highly timely book for anyone in the public practice of medical and veterinary entomology, including entomologists, public health officials, and pest control technicians and managers. Employing a reader-friendly style with bulleted texts, scenarios, and case history boxes, it targets the major vectors and pests of medical and public health importance, addresses regulatory and academic medical entomology, and discusses disease vector control with worldwide application"--Provided by publisher.
  • Rabies 2002
    ScienceDirect
  • Rabies is the deadliest zoonotic disease that threatens humans and animals on all continents except Antarctica. Asia and Africa are worst affected as more than 95 per cent of rabies associated human deaths occur in these regions. India alone bears about 36 per cent of the global human rabies burden. Dogs are the main transmitters of rabies that potentially threaten over 3 billion people in Asia and Africa. Many developed nations have been able to successfully control dog rabies but continue to face the risk from wildlife including bats.
  • History of rabies research -- Rabies virus -- Epidemiology -- Molecular epidemiology -- Rabies in terrestrial animals -- Bat rabies -- Human disease -- Pathogenesis -- Pathology -- Immunology -- Laboratory diagnosis of rabies -- Measures of rabies immunity -- Rabies vaccines -- Next generation of rabies vaccines -- Public health management of humans at risk -- Therapy of human rabies -- Dog rabies and its control -- Rabies control in wild carnivores -- Blueprint for rabies prevention and control -- Future developments and challenges.
  • A novel strain of influenza A (H1N1) virus emerged and an outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) occurred worldwide in 2009 and 2010, posing a severe threat to the health of human beings. The two Editors work together in Beijing You An Hospital, to combat this type of influenza. This book, Radiology of Influenza A (H1N1), is intended to provide first-hand clinical data and its scientific analysis, thus supporting sound clinical practice for influenza A (H1N1) prevention and treatment as well as related scientific research. The authors have collected over 100 critical influenza A (H1N1) virus-infected cases. For cases of influenza A (H1N1) that resulted in death, autopsies were performed for 8 cases after receiving their families' informed consent. Over 200 reports on pathological and histological analysis as well as immunohistochemical and electroscopic analysis were brought together. This book was then compiled by comparing the published data with the present first-hand data. This book includes a wealth of content, including DR, CT and MRI images, pathological and histological figures, and immunohistochemical and electroscopic figures. Related research, clinical and educational needs can be readily satisfied by its detailed data, texts and figures, as well as typical case reports. Li Hongjun, is professor and director of the diagnostic radiology department in Beijing You An Hospital, affiliated with Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. Li Ning, is professor and president of Beijing You An Hospital, affiliated with Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
  • The Rapids are a series of reference and revision pocket books that cover key facts in a simple and memorable way. Each book contains the common conditions that students and newly qualified nurses encounter on the wards, in the community, and on placements. Only the basic core relevant facts are provided to ensure that these books are perfect and concise rapid refreshers. Rapid Infection Control Nursing is an essential read for all frontline nursing staff working in hospitals or community settings. Designed for quick reference, it explores the essential principles of infection.
  • "Get the most from your study time, and experience a realistic USMLE simulation with Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology, 3rd Edition, by Drs. Ken S. Rosenthal and Michael J. Tan. This new reference in the highly rated Rapid Review Series is formatted as a bulleted outline with photographs, tables and figures that address all the microbiology and immunology information you need to know for the USMLE. And with Student Consult functionality, you can become familiar with the look and feel of the actual exam by taking a timed or a practice test online that includes 400 USMLE-style questions."--Publisher's website.
  • Red book online
    Silverchair
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