Nutrition, Immunity, and Infection

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Sep 172018
 

Both nutrition deficiency and overnutrition can have a significant effect on the risk of infection. Nutrition, Immunity, and Infection focuses on the influence of diet on the immune system and how altering one’s diet helps prevent and treat infections and chronic diseases. This book reviews basic immunology and discusses changes in immune function throughout the life course. It features comprehensive chapters on obesity and the role of immune cells in adipose tissue; undernutrition and malnutrition; infant immune maturation; pre- and probiotics; mechanisms of immune regulation by various vitamins and minerals; nutrition and the aging immune system; nutrition interactions with environmental stress; and immunity in the global health arena.

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Practical Approaches to Infection Control in Residential Aged Care

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Aug 222018
 

The overwhelming success of the first edition of Infection Control has lead to this new revised edition. Presented in a no-nonsense, straightforward style, this easy-to-read book is a comprehensive guide to infection control and prevention.

Despite significant advances in prevention and therapy, infectious disease is an ever-present threat. And the changing nature of infectious disease means that nurses, health-care staff, and ancillary staff must continually update their knowledge and skills with regard to the sources, transmission, prevention, and treatment of infections. This book provides this essential knowledge in an easily accessible format. The book features a clear division into logical sections, generous use of bullet points for ease of understanding, frequently asked questions and answers, a comprehensive glossary, a readily accessible index, and lists of useful contacts, notifiable infectious diseases and references. It is thus a comprehensive and practical guide to this vital subject.

Many people remain at risk in the workplace, and infection control is only as strong as the weakest link. Management and staff members alike share responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of their colleagues and those in their care. Uncontrolled infection can cause unnecessary human suffering and poses significant financial and legal risks to health care facilities, as well as placing the reputation of the facility in jeopardy.

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Pocket Guide to Fungal Infection (2nd edition)

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Aug 102018
 
The Pocket Guide to Fungal Infection presents, in a convenient and practical format, the major features of fungal infections in humans, providing visual information for each pathogen and the infections they cause. The second edition has been extensively revised. In each chapter the clinical manifestations and management sections have been revised and updated to include recently developed antifungal drugs. New sections include; Emerging yeast and filamentous fungal pathogens Antifungal susceptibility testing Antifungal assays Molecular methods in medical mycology Mycological aspects of the indoor environment. Medical Mycology lends itself to illustration and as such there are over 40 additional images in this edition. Recent references have been added and the list of online resources has been updated. This Guide presents a succinct account of the clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis and management of fungal infections world–wide. It is an ideal publication for those who encounter fungal infections as part of their everyday practice, including medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, dermatologists and general practitioners.
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Drinking Water and Infectious Disease: Establishing the Links

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Aug 102018
 

In many countries, considerable uncertainty still exists about the contribution of drinking water to sporadic cases of disease. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), led the Workshop on Molecular Technologies for Safe Drinking Water in 1998 to address the role of water in the transmission of infectious disease. One of the results was a call for improved surveillance and outbreak investigation. Drinking Water and Infectious Disease: Establishing the Links, derived from an OECD workshop hosted by the UK government in Basingstoke, addresses that crucial recommendation. Unlike books that give a broad view on the public health issues regarding water and health, this book focuses on the tools available to identify the links between drinking water and infectious disease and how they might be used. It gathers state-of-the-art information from an international team of experts, including most of the world’s leading authorities on waterborne disease epidemiology and investigation, to provide an overview of current best practices and direction for assessing the safety of drinking water and responding to adverse events. Organized into three sections, this user-friendly text is the only book to put forward clear guidance on the surveillance for and investigation of waterborne infectious disease at the local, national, and international levels. Based on an OECD international meeting, each section is introduced by the relevant session chairs, and includes research approaches using models and innovative field experiences to provide a wide selection of ideas for others to field test or modify. Researchers will be able to use this information not only to study the epidemiology of infectious diseases, but also to investigate and prevent waterborne diseases. Drinking Water and Infectious Disease is a landmark text in both the field of waterborne disease and more generally in infectious disease epidemiology.

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Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 5th Edition (July 2017 Release)

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Jul 132018
 

Comprehensive in scope, yet concise and easy to manage, Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 5th Edition, by Drs. Sarah Long, Charles Prober, and Marc Fischer, is your go-to resource for authoritative information on infectious diseases in children and adolescents. A veritable “who’s who” of global authorities provides the practical knowledge you need to understand, diagnose, and manage almost any pediatric infectious disease you may encounter.

  • Features a consistent, easy-access format with high-yield information boxes, highlighted key points, and an abundance of detailed illustrations and at-a-glance tables.
  • Allows quick look-up by clinical presentation, pathogen, or type of host.
    • Includes coverage of the latest vaccine products, recommendations, and effectiveness as well as expanded diagnostics and therapies for autoinflammatory/periodic fever syndromes.
    • Covers emerging viruses such as Zika, Ebola, and EV-D68, as well as infectious risks of immunomodulating drugs and expanding antimicrobial resistance patterns.
    • Discusses expanding antimicrobial resistance patterns and new therapies for viral and fungal infections and resistant bacterial infections.

  • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, videos (including video updates), glossary, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases (Evidence-Based Medicine) – 3rd Edition (July 2018 Release)

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Jun 292018
 

From the Back Cover

EVIDENCE-BASED INFECTIOUS DISEASES

THIRD EDITION

An accessible, evidence-based guide to the management of infectious diseases

Now in its Third Edition, Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases draws on the latest and most instructive evidence available to provide healthcare professionals of all levels with a revised and expanded guide to the appropriate management of major infectious diseases. By addressing those issues that clinicians encounter in their daily work, the authors have produced an essential and practical resource, the foundation of which is its case-specific and patient-focused approach. Each chapter systematically works through a set of clinical questions and enhances its insights with a contextualizing literature search, a GRADE assessment of evidence quality, and a breakdown of the benefit–harm ratio of relevant treatment options.

Made up of contributions from an international selection of experts, the book features detailed examinations of specific diseases and disease groups, as well as information on disease control and prevention in special populations. This Third Edition also includes four newly authored chapters, extending its coverage to encompass such key topics as healthcare-associated pneumonia and antimicrobial stewardship. The text:

  • Answers everyday clinical questions about the prevention, diagnosis, and management of major infectious diseases
  • Supports and illustrates its guidance with recent and relevant evidence
  • Looks at case-specific scenarios from a patient-focused perspective
  • Features four newly authored chapters
  • Contextualizes its content with literature searches, evidence assessments, and benefit–harm ratio reports on treatment options

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases deftly translates key data into an accessible and highly usable reference guide for all those involved with microbiology, clinical management, and the care and treatment of patients with infectious diseases.

Written by an international team of authors specializing in microbiology and infectious disease, this new edition of Evidenced-based Infectious Diseases presents practical, up-to-date information on the care of individual patients suffering from infectious diseases. Each chapter addresses a series of focused clinical questions addressed in a systematic fashion, including a comprehensive literature search, and a rating of the quality of evidence using principles of the GRADE framework. Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases is the ideal reference work for all those involved with microbiology, infectious diseases, and clinical management.

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The Microbiome in Rheumatic Diseases and Infection

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Jun 212018
 


This book discusses the role of the microbiome in rheumatic diseases and details its implications for patient treatment. Recently, with technological advances, there has been significant research into the microbiome. This has enabled us to more profoundly understand its role in our immune system maturation as well as the role played by microorganisms in autoimmunity and the deeply related rheumatic diseases. This book comprehensively explains the emerging microbiome research through the interrelationships of biomedical sciences, including: immunology, microbiology, bioinformatics, and, with special emphasis, the clinical aspect of rheumatology.
It examines the interplay between infectious organisms and major autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, juvenile arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and vasculitis, and explains how to apply that knowledge to diagnostic techniques and treatment decisions. The international team of expert authors provides insight into current therapies and future interventions specifically targeting the microbiota and explores the impact of our deeper understanding on enhancing personalized medicine. The Microbiome in Rheumatic Diseases and Infection is an essential resource for rheumatologists, pediatricians, internists, microbiologists, and critical care providers caring for children and adults with rheumatic diseases.

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Red Book 2018: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases – 31st Edition (June 2018 Release)

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Jun 192018
 

Extending an 8-decade tradition of excellence, Red Book® provides the most reliable and clinically useful information on the manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of more than 200 childhood infectious diseases.

The 31st edition provides evidence-based guidance to practicing clinicians on pediatric infections and vaccinations based on the recommendations of the committee as well as the combined expertise of the CDC, the FDA, and hundreds physician contributors.

New in Red Book 2018:

All chapters were assessed for relevance given the dynamic environment in pediatric medicine today and every chapter has been modified since the last edition

  • 3 new chapters added (Chikungunya, Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcal Infections, and Zika).
  • Standardized approaches to disease prevention through immunizations, antimicrobial prophylaxis, and infection-control practices have been updated throughout
  • Recommendations for the use of doxycycline have been liberalized.
  • References to evidence-based policy recommendations have been recommended
  • Appropriate chapters have been updated to be consistent with 2018 AAP and CDC vaccine recommendations, CDC recommendations for immunization of health care personnel, and drug recommendations from 2018 Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy.

Red Book® is an indispensable reference for pediatricians and pediatric infectious disease specialists and is useful for family medicine and emergency medicine physicians as well. Public health and school health professionals, medical residents, and students also will find it a high-yield source of pediatric infectious disease and vaccine information

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Feigin and Cherry’s Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases: 2-Volume Set, 8th Edition (February 2018 Release)

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Jun 172018
 

Offering unparalleled coverage of infectious diseases in children and adolescents, Feigin & Cherry’s Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 8th Edition, continues to provide the information you need on epidemiology, public health, preventive medicine, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and much more. This extensively revised edition by Drs. James Cherry, Gail J. Demmler-Harrison, Sheldon L. Kaplan, William J. Steinbach, and Peter J. Hotez, offers a brand-new full-color design, new color images, new guidelines, and new content, reflecting today’s more aggressive infectious and resistant strains as well as emerging and re-emerging diseases

  • Discusses infectious diseases according to organ system, as well as individually by microorganisms, placing emphasis on the clinical manifestations that may be related to the organism causing the disease.
  • Provides detailed information regarding the best means to establish a diagnosis, explicit recommendations for therapy, and the most appropriate uses of diagnostic imaging.
    • Features expanded information on infections in the compromised host; immunomodulating agents and their potential use in the treatment of infectious diseases; and Ebola virus.
    • Contains hundreds of new color images throughout, as well as new guidelines, new resistance epidemiology, and new Global Health Milestones.

 

    • Includes new chapters on Zika virus and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

 

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Water Quality: Guidelines, Standards and Health – Assessment of Risk and Risk Management for Water-related Infectious Diseases

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Jun 152018
 

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