This fifth edition of the bestselling Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy is now completely updated and revised to include subcutaneous, sublingual, and oral immunomodulator treatments of allergic disease.
The redesigned book continues to provide comprehensive coverage of all types of allergens and allergen vaccines, giving clinicians the essential information they need to accurately make a diagnosis and offer the best possible treatments.
The fifth edition contains many new and revised chapters?particularly in the fields of skin testing?and extensive updates to the sublingual and oral immunotherapy chapters.
Comprehensive – covers a vast range of allergens and allergen immunotherapies, providing all the necessary information in one volume
Synoptic – supplies the essential information using figures and tables for instant access
Up-to-date – includes the very latest information on subcutaneous, sublingual and oral allergen immunotherapies to offer the best possible treatments
Reliable – provides basic information that all clinicians need to know about cross-reactivity among allergens and how it influences diagnosis and treatment, as well as the key information necessary to carry out any form of immunotherapy in a safe and effective manner
Supplemental forms – contains template forms that can be used by the clinician in daily practice
The fifth edition of this classic text continues to be an essential touchstone for any practitioner who conducts skin tests and prescribes subcutaneous, sublingual, and oral immunotherapies.
This book provides an essential update on the startling array of novel insecticidal toxins and drugs produced by the fascinating bacterium Photorhabdus. The respective chapters describe everything from the detailed molecular biology of the ‘Toxin complexes’ or Tc’s to the complexity of insect immune response in relation to both the bacterium and its nematode vector. The volume covers both primary (toxin production and regulation) and secondary (natural product synthesis and regulation) metabolism and emphasises the potential use of toxins and drugs in both agriculture and medicine. It also discusses in detail two totally novel quorum sensing mechanisms and the likely role of LuxR solos in sensing the presence of different bacterial hosts. Lastly, the book explores the unique case of P. asymbiotica, which seems to have evolved the ability to infect both insects and humans. This synthesis proves that Photorhabdus truly does offer a ‘gold mine’ for the discovery of novel insecticidal proteins and novel natural products with potential uses in agriculture and medicine alike.
This volume focuses on apoptotic and non-apoptotic programmed cell death, including necroptosis, pyroptosis, and ferroptosis, and presents recent findings in the field. It discusses the crucial role that apoptotic and non-apoptotic cell death play in various pathological conditions, such as skin diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, and virus infections. Further, it highlights the mechanisms underlying the recognition and clearance of dead cells, and the subsequent biological responses triggered by phagocytosed macrophages and factors released from dying cells. Offering insights into cell death, it is a valuable resource for researchers and clinicians developing novel strategies to treat various diseases that are closely associated with cell death.
Features: Basic Immunology Functions and Disorders of the Immune System By (author): Abul K. Abbas MBBS, Andrew H. H. Lichtman MD PhD, Shiv Pillai MBBS PhD
In this updated edition of Basic Immunology, the authors continue to deliver a clear, modern introduction to immunology, making this the obvious choice for today’s busy students. Their experience as teachers, course directors, and lecturers helps them to distill the core information required to understand this complex field. Through the use of high-quality illustrations, relevant clinical cases, and concise, focused text, it’s a perfectly accessible introduction to the workings of the human immune system, with an emphasis on clinical relevance.
Concise, clinically focused content
is logically organized by mechanism for efficient mastery of the material.
Features an appendix of clinical cases and CD molecules.
Includes numerous full-color illustrations, useful tables, and chapter outlines.
Focus questions within each chapter are ideal for self-assessment and review.
Key points bolded throughout the text make it easy to locate important information.
Presents information in a format and style that maximizes usefulness to students and teachers studying medicine, allied health fields, and biology.
Fully updated content equips you with the latest relevant advances in immunology.
Revised and updated artwork enhances your visual learning of important principles and reduces the excessive factual details found in larger textbooks.
Twelve brand-new animations available on Student Consult help further explain complex concepts.
Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience gives you access to the text, figures, images, glossary of immunology terms, self-assessment questions, and references on a variety of devices.
The importance of specific antibodies for the clearance of and long-term resistance to many infectious pathogens has long been appreciated. In the last five years, data from these areas of research has coalesced, resulting in the emergence of a new and more complete understanding of how antibody-mediated resistance to pathogens is elaborated. This volume will highlight this new perspective on antibody responses to infection and convey its practical implications.
Maintaining the high standard of quality that made previous editions so successful, this totally revised and updated text incorporates the most recent advances in basic and clinical immunology-emphasizing diagnostic and clinical applications as well as state-of-the-art discussions of the principles and strategies for modulation of the immune response and treatment of hypersensitivity, autoimmune, and immune deficiency diseases. Includes clinical case studies as well as end-of-chapter questions-in the USML multiple choice format-for self-evaluation and preparation for licensure and specialty boards! Continuing as the only textbook providing a balanced discussion of basic and clinical immunology, the Fifth Edition of Medical Immunology offers
a current review of the basic principles that govern the immune response
an updated review of phagocytic cell physiology and functional deficiencies
a new comprehensive section on diagnostic immunology
extensively revised and updated discussions on tolerance, autoimmunity, and hypersensitivity diseases
state-of-the-art discussion of immunosuppression and immunomodulation
a modern overview of cancer immunology
current discussions on the diagnosis, pathogenesis, and management of primary and secondary immune deficiency diseases
and more! Written by seasoned experts in the field, the Fifth Edition of Medical Immunology is an exceptional text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in immunology in departments of medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science; medical fellows, residents, and interns; and practicing physicians taking seminars in clinical immunology.
This updated volume provides a “user-friendly” reference for dermatologists, dermatology residents and students, as well as for health care workers in related fields to better understand immune-mediated skin diseases and their therapies.
The focus is on what is needed by the physician/resident or student for betting understanding the pathophysiology of the disease as well as the mechanisms of action of the therapies. The reader can easily read about groups of related diseases as well as groups of related therapies.
The level of complexity of the book is such that it has practical applications on a daily basis but can also be used by the resident as a teaching tool and as a handy source of review for the boards. In addition, it can be used the practicing dermatologist to study for recertification.
The scope of the book is immunology, immunogenetics, immunopathology and immunopharmacology as they relate to clinical dermatology.