Nuclear Medicine in Infectious Diseases

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Jan 232020
 

This book is designed as a reference manual that is exceptional in systematically discussing every aspect of nuclear medicine imaging of infections, with careful explanation of the most up-to-date concepts and recent guidelines on diagnostic flowcharts as shared between the EANM, ESR, ESNR, ESCMID, ESC, EACVI, ECCO, ESGAR and EBJIS. It is truly comprehensive, describing all methods, all acquisition parameters, and all interpretation criteria in all infectious diseases. The early chapters discuss currently available radiopharmaceuticals and nuclear medicine imaging technologies, including the hybrid modalities SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and PET/MRI. The remainder of the book is devoted to the nuclear medicine imaging of infections at different body sites as well as fever of unknown origin, fungal infections, and tuberculosis and AIDS-associated infections. Infections represent a real emergency globally, and early diagnosis and treatment follow-up will continue to pose huge challenges. In this context, Nuclear Medicine in Infectious Diseases will be a superb asset for nuclear medicine and infectious disease specialists and other clinicians everywhere.
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Salem Health: Infectious Diseases & Conditions, (3 Volume Set) – 2nd Edition (2019 Release)

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Jan 132020
 

An A-Z encyclopedia covering all aspects of infectious diseases and their prevention, offering historical and technical background with a balanced discussion of discoveries, developments, and prognoses. This second edition of Salem Health: Infectious Diseases & Conditions presents essays on a variety of topics in infectious, or communicable, diseases. Original articles have been updated and new articles added to bring the content up to date. Scope & Coverage This A-Z encyclopedia arranges 632 essays covering all aspects of infectious diseases. This title surveys infectious disease from a variety of perspectives, offering historical and technical (disease-specific) background with a balanced discussion of discoveries, developments, and prognoses. Essays on specific diseases and conditions constitute the core coverage and range from discussions of the common, such as acne and influenza, to the rare, such as prion diseases and necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacteria. The set also includes essays reflecting the global reach of infectious disease, exploring topics such as emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, developing countries, epidemics and pandemics, endemic diseases, tropical medicine, globalization, neglected tropical diseases, water quality and treatment, sanitation, and travel. Prominent in the set is discussion of the work of the World Health Organization and other such global health agencies. Organization & Format Essays vary in length from one to five pages. Every essay begins with ready-reference top matter: Category – lists the focus of the essay (Diagnosis, Diseases and conditions, Epidemiology, Immune response, Pathogen, Prevention, Transmission, and Treatment; Also Known As – provides alternative names used; Transmission Route – is listed for pathogen essays; Anatomy or System Affected – lists areas of the body affected for diseases and conditions essays; Definition – introduces, defines, and describes essay topic; Essays on disease and conditions provide information in the following text subsections: Causes Risk Factors Symptoms Screening and Diagnosis Treatment and Therapy Prevention and Outcomes Pathogen essays include Natural Habitat and Features as well as a sidebar providing the pathogen’s taxonomic classification, listing information on genus and species, among other ranks. Topical Subheads and explanation of Impact are included in essays covering diagnosis, epidemiology, immune response, prevention, and treatment. All essays conclude with Contributor Byline, Further Reading, Web Sites of Interest, and See Also. Special Features Key Terms and Facts Newsworthy Topics Questions to Ask One’s Health Care Provider Tables and Statistical Data Photographs, Charts and other Media Reference Tools (glossary, bibliography, resources, web sites, medical journals, pharmaceutical list) and Historical Resources (timeline of major developments in infectious disease, biographical dictionary of scientists in infectious disease, Nobel Prize for discoveries in infectious disease) finalize Volume 3, as well as three indexes for subject, category, and entries by anatomy or system affected. The essays were written for non-specialists by medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, clinical practitioners, researchers, and therapists, as well as professors in science and medicine and professional medical writers. Salem Health: Infectious Diseases & Conditions will interest science and premedical students, students of epidemiology and public health, students of global and tropical medicine, public library patrons, and librarians building collections in science and medicine.

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Graphic Guide to Infectious Disease

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Jan 112020
 

A unique mash-up of medical education and comic book-style illustration, Graphic Guide to Infectious Diseases uses memorable art and humorous text to provide a seriously effective way to enhance your knowledge of complex medical conditions and diseases. Emergency medicine physician Dr. Brian Kloss and illustrator Travis Bruce use pop culture references, nostalgia, and unconventional humor to bridge the gap between challenging microbiology content and clinical knowledge of infectious diseases.

  • Offers an innovative, concise, and fun way to learn about diseases, their signs and symptoms, and how to treat them – perfect for the busy medical student.
  • Improves understanding and retention of complex information by using high-quality graphic illustrations mixed with solid educational content – ensuring a high-interest, high-yield resource with a large dose of humor and an innovative writing style.
  • Uses visual learning to boost memorization, long-term retention, and exam performance.
  • Student Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Infectious Disease Epidemiology: Theory and Practice

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Dec 272019
 

Now in its third edition, this comprehensive volume is recognized as the most authoritative review of the epidemiology of infectious disease. Divided into five sections that cover methods in infectious disease epidemiology, airborne transmission, diarrheal diseases, blood and body fluid as a reservoir of infectious diseases, vectorborne and parasite disease, the book includes ‘state-of-the-art’ chapters on methodological issues, pathogenesis, and comprehensive reviews of virtually all known infectious diseases.
New to the Third Edition:
1. All chapters updated with significant new information
2. HIV chapter completely updated including results of trials of Male Circumcision, HIV-vaccines, female condoms, Microbicides and new drugs
3. New chapter on Infectious Disease Eradication (e.g. Smallpox, Polio, Measles)
4. New chapter on Pneumococcal Disease (with material on S. pneumonia moved from the ARI and Vaccine chapters)
5. Influenza chapter updated with new material on H1/N1 and control/prevention of Influenza during a pandemic
6. Consolidation of material from the chapters on Outbreaks and Surveillance.
7. Nosocomial Infection chapter is shortened and updated with a new section on nosocomial/community MRSA
8. Malaria chapter updated with new information on bed nets, prophylactic therapy of pregnant women and other high risk populations as well as new detailed examination of the organization, implementation, and accomplishments of the WHO–Roll-Back Malaria program; and a new description of the 5th Human Malaria parasite–P.knowlesi and its Epidemiology.
9. STD chapter is updated with new information on the rapid diagnosis of STDs using urine PCR-methods as well as new information on partner prophylacitic treatment of STDs
10. New information in Chickengunya virus, Enterovirus 71, Nipah and Hendra virus infections to the Emerging infections chapter.
11. Hepatitis chapter is revised with new information on HEV virus
12. New brief chapter discussing the various models of behavioral change that are useful in Infectious Diseases research–e.g. Health Belief model etc.

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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis: Molecular Infection Biology, Pathogenesis, Diagnostics and New Interventions

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Dec 162019
 

This book reviews recent advances in the molecular and infection biology, pathology, and molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, as well as the identification and validation of novel molecular drug targets for the treatment of this mycobacterial disease.
Despite being completely curable, tuberculosis is still one of the leading global causes of death. M. tuberculosis, the causative organism – one of the smartest pathogens known – adopts highly intelligent strategies for survival and pathogenesis.
Presenting a wealth of information on the molecular infection biology of M. tuberculosis, as well as nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), the book provides an overview of the functional role of the PE/PPE group of proteins, which is exclusive to the genus Mycobacteria, of host-pathogen interactions, and virulence. It also explores the pathogenesis of the infection, pathology, epidemiology, and diagnosis of NTM. Finally it discusses current and novel approaches in vaccine development against tuberculosis, including the role of nanotechnology.
With state-of-the-art contributions from experts in the respective domains, this book is an informative resource for practitioners as well as medical postgraduate students and researchers.

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Human Herpesviruses: Biology, Therapy, and Immunoprophylaxis

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Dec 142019
 

This definitive and comprehensive account of the human herpes viruses provides an encyclopedic overview of their basic virology and clinical manifestations. This group of viruses includes human simplex type 1 and 2, Epstein Barr virus, cytomegalovirus and varicella-zoster virus. The diseases they cause are significant and often recurrent. Their prevalence in the developed world accounts for a major burden of disease, and as a result there is a great deal of research into the pathophysiology if infection and immunobiology. Another important area covered within this volume concerns antiviral therapy and the development of vaccines. All these aspects are covered in depth and the volume is fully up to date both scientifically and in terms of clinical guidelines for patient care. The text is generously illustrated throughout and fully referenced to the latest research and developments.

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Moffet’s Pediatric Infectious Diseases: A Problem-Oriented Approach

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Dec 142019
 

Unlike many texts, which are organized by disease or pathogen, this unique resource presents a problem-oriented approach to the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases in children.
All chapters are organized by anatomic syndrome and guide you through each step in the management process from classifying the patient’s illness to recognizing life-threatening emergencies, developing a logical differential diagnosis, pinpointing the disease, and treating the patient.
All the features you’ve come to trust…
– Patient-oriented approach helps you focus on the patient rather than the pathogen, and offers a complete review of the diagnostic and treatment process.
– Step-by-step guidelines take you logically from evaluation and work-up to diagnosis and therapeutic decision-making.
– Expert authors combine the scientific integrity and practicality established by Dr. Moffet, with the latest advances and their own authoritative views.
Plus a wealth of NEW MATERIAL…
– More comprehensive coverage includes greater detail in all subject areas, as well as new material on pathogens identified since the last edition—including SARS-coronavirus, hantavirus, human metapneumovirus, West Nile virus, and potential agents of bioterrorism.
– More treatment-centered approach helps you focus on the therapeutic process—from diagnostic evaluation and testing to treatment selection.
– All chapters have been extensively revised and updated, and two new chapters have been added addressing HIV Infection and AIDS, and Congenital Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
Discover a patient-centered approach to pediatric infectious disease management. Order your copy of Moffet’s Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Fourth Edition today!

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Diseases of Poverty: Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, and Modern Plagues

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Dec 072019
 

Only a few decades ago, we were ready to declare victory over infectious diseases. Today, infectious diseases are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality throughout the world.

This book examines the epidemiology and social impact of past and present infectious disease epidemics in the developing and developed world. In the introduction, the authors define global health as a discipline, justify its critical importance in the modern era, and introduce the Millennium Development Goals, which have become critical targets for most of the developing world. The first half of the volume provides an epidemiological overview, exploring early and contemporary perspectives on disease and disease control. An analysis of nutrition, water, and sanitation anchors the discussion of basic human needs. Specific diseases representing both “loud” and “silent” emergencies are investigated within broader structures of ecological and biological health such as economics, education, state infrastructure, culture, and personal liberty. The authors also examine antibiotic resistance, AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and pandemic influenza, and offer an epilogue on diseases of affluence, which now threaten citizens of countries both rich and poor.

A readable guide to specific diseases, richly contextualized in environment and geography, this book will be used by health professionals in all disciplines interested in global health and its history and as a textbook in university courses on global health.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Fungal Infections, 2 edition

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Dec 052019
 

Diagnosis and Treatment of Fungal Infections, 2nd Edition is a thorough update to Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Mycoses. Globally recognized experts are brought together again to provide the latest research and clinical evidence on fungal infections and basic mycology. This concise text is divided into sections dedicated to the patient approach, laboratory and radiological diagnosis, antifungal agents, mycoses and instructive cases. Ideal for patient care or as a teaching guide, the busy infectious disease, hematology, oncology, pulmonology, or critical care specialist will find this resource to be a practical tool for diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with fungal infections.

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Neuroviral infections : RNA viruses and retroviruses

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Dec 022019
 

Neurovirology is an interdisciplinary field representing a melding of virology, clinical neuroscience, molecular pathogenesis, diagnostic virology, molecular biology, and immunology. Neuroviral Infections: RNA Viruses and Retroviruses presents an up-to-date overview of the general principles of infections and major neuroviral infections caused by R
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