Apr 272015

Alcamo's Fundamentals Of Microbiology (Hardcover)

By (author): Jeffrey C. Pommerville

The ninth edition of award-winning author Jeffrey Pommerville's classic text provides nursing and allied health students with a firm foundation in microbiology, with an emphasis on human disease. An educator himself, Dr. Pommerville incorporates accessible, engaging pedagogical elements and student-friendly ancillaries to help students maximize their understanding and retention of key concepts. Ideal for the non-major, the ninth edition includes numerous updates and additions, including the latest disease data and statistics, new material on emerging disease outbreaks, an expanded use of concept maps, and may other pedagogical features. With an inviting "Learning Design" format and Study Smart notes to students, Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology, Ninth Edition ensures student success as they delve into the exciting world of microbiology.
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Apr 202015

A comprehensive and updated volume for the clinical virologist.

  • Details laboratory procedures for detecting and handling viruses, from specimen requirements and quality assurance to virus detection and identification, from the fundamentals through the latest molecular methods.
  • Presents the most current knowledge on the wide range of specific viral pathogens.
  • Includes information on services provided by federal and state public health virology laboratories.
  • Provides essential information for clinicians and laboratory virologists.
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Apr 202015

Review series including other PGMEE questions (1990-2009) have been added along with explanations. Each chapter has been divided into subtopics to make the subject easier, References from latest editions of Bailey and Love (25/e), Sabiston (18/e), Harrison (17/e), Maingott (11/e), Campbell, etc. with new papers including AI 2009, AIIMS 2009 and PGI 2009. A separate unit on Trauma and a separate chapter on Surgical Nutrition have also been added. Each chapter is reviewed by super-specialized faculty including AIIMS doctors to provide error-free text. Includes special notes by faculty teachers for frequently asked things, viz bileduct injury, uretheral injury, etc. Focus is on the topics which are considered important by AIIMS teachers, so as to ensure to solve new questions. Salient Features: Chapterwise arranged explanatory series of AlPGMEE, AIIMS and PGI. A complete format, i.e. Theory followed by questions of AIPGMEE, AIIMS, PGI with explanations; Review series consisting of questions from other PGMEE (1990 onwards) along with explanations of difficult questions after each unit. Over 600 tables and 300 mnemonics to make the subject easier. Informative index for easy search. Ensures that one will not need any additional book after reading this text for both professional and PGMEE examination. SECTION A: REVISION AT A GLANCE, 1. Basics of Bacteriology, 2. Basics of Virology, 3. Basics of Mycology, 4. Basics of Clinical Microbiology, 5. Culture and Sterilisation, SECTION B: UNIT I BACTERIOLOGY, 1. Staphylococci, 2. Streptococci, 3. Neisseria, 4. Clostridium, 5. Corynebacterium, 6. Actinomycetes and Bacillus, 7. Listeria Monocytogenes, 8. Mycobacteria, 9. Enterobacteriaceae, 10. Vibrio, 11. Pseudomonas and Yersinia, 12. Hemophilus, Bordetella and Brucella, 13. Campylobacter and Helicobacter, 14. Legionella, 15. Rickettsiaceae and Chlamydiae, 16. Spirochetes, 17. Mycoplasma, UNIT II VIROLOGY, 1. DNA Virus, 2. RNA Virus, 3. Slow Virus Diseases, 4. Hepatitis Viruses, 5. HIV and Other Retroviruses, UNIT III MYCOLOGY, 1. Dermatophytes, 2. Yeast and Yeast like Fungus, 3. Aspergillus and Mucormycosis, 4. Dimorphic Fungi, UNIT IV PARASITOLOGY, 1. Basics of Parasitology, 2. Protozoa, 3. Helminths, UNIT V IMMUNOLOGY, 1. Basics of Immune System, 2. Antigen and Antibody, 3. Hypersensitivity 464.
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Mar 132015

Handbook of Microbiological Media, Fourth Edition is an invaluable reference for every medical, veterinary, diagnostic, and academic laboratory, and now in its fourth edition, it is even more complete. This edition carries on the tradition of CRC Press handbook excellence, listing the formulations, methods of preparation, and uses for more than 7,000 microbiological media. With 1,500 more entries than any previous edition, the handbook includes both classic and modern media used for the identification, cultivation, and maintenance of diverse bacteria, archaea, and fungi.

The breadth of culture media in this comprehensive resource is enormous and has greatly expanded in recent years with the exploration of extreme habitats and the use of molecular methods to identify new lineages of bacteria and archaea. The media also represent significant advances in the ability to use chromogenic substrates to identify specific species and strains of bacteria, e.g., E. coli O157 and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). These media are extremely useful for clinical diagnostics and for the protection of the food supply from pathogenic microorganisms.

With over 7,000 formulations, this new edition includes all the media used for:

  • Routine examination of food and water
  • Cultivating specific strains of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and protists, including many anaerobes and extremophiles
  • Cultivating the numerous microorganisms currently available from the world’s global bioresource centers (BRCs)

Additionally, many culture media are now available that are free of animal components. Plant-based media eliminate possible contamination with prions, which is important for production of vaccines and pharmaceuticals.

The entries are arranged alphabetically by medium name and include composition, instructions for preparation, commercial sources, safety cautions, uses, and more. This reference contains the most comprehensive compilation of microbiological media available in a single volume. The only resource you need for all media types, it makes finding media for culturing diverse microorganisms quick and simple. With uniform presentations of media formulations and preparations, it presents easy-to-follow directions and cookbook recipes for preparing media. You won’t find a more complete or user-friendly microbiology reference anywhere.

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Mar 122015

Case Files: Microbiology, 2nd Edition (Paperback)

By (author): Eugene C. Toy, Cynthia DeBord, Audrey Wanger, Gilbert Castro, James D. Kettering, Donald Briscoe

More than 50 clinical cases help you excel in your microbiology coursework and on the USMLE Step 1

The Case Files series is an award-winning learning system proven to improve exam scores. This series helps you to learn in the context of real patients instead of simply memorizing. Case Files: Microbiology: Second Edition presents 50+ clinical cases with open-ended questions which weave basic science concepts into the clinical scenario. Each case includes an extended discussion (including definitions and a pathophysiology discussion), key points, and 3-5 USMLE-style comprehension questions. The authors are experienced teachers from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School in Houston, Texas and Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California.

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Mar 112015

This outstanding overview sets a new standard for a methods book on pathogen detection. The first chapter provides an outline of currently used routine methods, including their background, strengths and weaknesses, as well as comparing them to newer methods. The following chapters then cover novel methods already in wide use and which are still more experimental for routine purposes.
An invaluable resource for all medical laboratories and clinical institutions dealing with infectious diseases.
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Feb 272015

The fifth edition retains all the strengths that have made Microbiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals a best-selling title:
A sound scientific orientation
Continual application to the clinical setting
Coverage of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
Current statistical information of disease patterns
Up-to-date terminology
An emphasis on Australian and New Zealand data and clinical settings
A central theme of highlighting the relevance of microbiology to patient care
Full colour photographs and illustrations throughout
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Jan 242015

This book examines the two major parasite groups that are transmitted via water or foods: the single-celled protozoa, and the helminths: cestodes (tapeworms), nematodes (round worms), and trematodes (flukes). Each chapter covers the biology, mechanisms of pathogenesis, epidemiology, treatment, and inactivation of these parasites. This important new text offers a better understanding of the biology and control of parasitic infections necessary to reduce or eliminate future outbreaks in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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Oct 112014

Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Paperback)

By (author): Peter H. Gilligan, Daniel S. Shapiro, Melissa B. Miller

Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases challenges students to develop a working knowledge of the variety of microorganisms that cause infections in humans. This valuable, interactive text will help them better understand the clinical importance of the basic science concepts presented in medical microbiology or infectious disease courses.

The cases are presented as “unknowns” and represent actual case presentations of patients the authors have encountered. Each case is accompanied by several questions to test knowledge in four broad areas including the organism’s characteristics and laboratory diagnosis; pathogenesis and clinical characteristics of the infection; epidemiology; and prevention and, in some cases, drug resistance and treatment.

This new fourth edition includes:

  • an entirely new section, “Advanced Cases,” which includes newly recognized disease agents as well as highly complex cases where the interaction of the immune system and human pathogens can be more closely examined
  • a revised “Primer on the Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases” section that reflects the increasing importance of molecular-based assays
  • Forty-two new cases that explore the myriad advances in the study of infectious disease in the past decade
  • Thirty-two updated cases that reflect the current state of the art as it relates to the organism causing the infection

This textbook also include specific tools to assist students in solving the cases, including a table of normal values, glossary of medical terms, and figures illustrating microscopic organism morphology, laboratory tests, and clinical symptoms. Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases is a proven resource for preparing for Part I of the National Board of Medical Examiners Exam and an excellent reference for infectious disease rotations.

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Sep 152014

Fundamental Medical Mycology (Hardcover)

By (author): Errol Reiss, H. Jean Shadomy, G. Marshall Lyon

Medical mycology deals with those infections in humans, and animals resulting from pathogenic fungi. As a separate discipline, the concepts, methods, diagnosis, and treatment of fungal diseases of humans are specific. Incorporating the very latest information concerning this area of vital interest to research and clinical microbiologists,Fundamental Medical Mycology balances clinical and laboratory knowledge to provide clinical laboratory scientists, medical students, interns, residents, and fellows with in-depth coverage of each fungal disease and its etiologic agents from both the laboratory and clinical perspective. Richly illustrated throughout, the book includes numerous case presentations.
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