Infectious Diseases

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Aug 012020
 

Outbreaks of infectious disease pose some of the greatest public health risks to humans across the globe. Although an increasing number of preventative measures and cures are available against a number of these threats, many are still untreatable or have no remedy. However, the human response to these diseases has matured as increasing awareness and new scientific research emerges. This volume examines the many causes and effects of bacterial, viral, and other forms of disease, as well as the various steps taken over time to mitigate the damaging consequences of infection.

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Infectious Diseases Case Study Approach (McGraw-Hill Education / Medical – March 2020 Release)

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Aug 012020
 

A new case-based approach to teaching infectious disease pharmacotherapy to pharmacy students

Reflecting the growing demand for healthcare providers versed in infectious disease pharmacotherapy, this innovative new text provides an essential examination of the subject through patient cases seen in actual practice. Assuming little prior knowledge of infectious diseases on the reader’s part, the text covers both common and uncommon presentations, as well as disease states not found in similar textbooks.

Infectious Diseases: A Case Study Approach includes multiple-choice questions along with detailed explanations for both correct and incorrect answer choices, and valuable insight into each disease state. With this valuable resource, pharmacy students will learn how to apply pharmacotherapy concepts to real-world situations.

Features:

    • • Coverage of myriad disease states, including bacterial infections, prosthetic joint infections, bite wounds, encephalitis, and sexually transmitted diseases
    • • Students will learn how to apply concepts to real-world situations
    • • Includes enlightening clinical pearls for numerous disease states
  • • Multiple-choice questions with complete answers, and more

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Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critical Care Medicine – 4th Edition (July 2020 Release)

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Jul 242020
 

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Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critical Care Medicine 4E has been fully updated and revised. The clinical diagnostic approach to common infectious disease problems in the CCU is the underlying theme in the book. Emphasized throughout is the importance of formulating an accurate early presumptive clinical syndromic diagnosis which is the basis for selecting optimal initial antimicrobial therapy in the CCU. Without an accurate presumptive clinical diagnosis, effective therapy is unlikely at best. Based on the most probable clinical diagnosis, optimal antibiotic empiric therapy, based on antimicrobial stewardship principles, minimizes resistance and antibiotic complications in the CCU.

This new edition features chapters that explain the tenets of differential diagnostic reasoning, differential diagnostic characteristics of fever patterns in the CCU. The proper interpretation of rapid diagnostic tests, in the appropriate clinical context, is included. The diagnostic importance of cardinal clinical findings, particularly when combined, in the appropriate clinical context is emphasized and remains the basis for clinical problem solving in the CCU. Uniquely, critical diagnostic physical findings in the CCU, including color atlas of diagnostic eye findings, are included as important diagnostic determinants in the CCU.

Written by infectious disease clinicians for CCU consultants, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critical Care Medicine 4E remains a useful evidence based and experience tempered key clinical resource for infectious disease problems in the CCU.

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  • Essentials of the tenets of clinical diagnostic reasoning is explained as it relates to formulating a rapid and accurate clinical syndromic diagnosis in the CCU
  • The diagnostic significance of fever patterns and their relationship to the pulse rate in the proper

clinical context is explained in depth as related to the CCU setting

  • Formulating an accurate early clinical syndromic diagnosis is presented as essential since it is the

basis of effective empiric antibiotic therapy in the CCU

  • How to combine key non-specific laboratory and imaging findings to increase diagnostic specificity and diagnostic probability in the CCU is presented
  • Clinical perspective on the proper interpretation of the clinical significance of rapid diagnostic test results in the CCU is included
  • A clinical approach to apparent “antibiotic failure” in the CCU is presented either due to actual antibiotic failure or seeming but unrelated non-antibiotic failure
  • Section focuses on the practical aspects of antimicrobial stewardship particularly as related to optimizing dosing effectiveness while minimizing resistance and adverse effects in the CCU

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Infectious Diseases: A Clinical Short Course, 4th Edition

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Jul 192020
 

Infectious Diseases: A Clinical Short Course, Fourth Edition is a concise overview of this important field designed to help the busy physician, medical student, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant to understand, diagnose, and treat common infectious diseases. This unique self-instruction book is organized by system/region as opposed to pathogens―simulating how common pathogens and disorders would be encountered in rounds or in practice. This new edition will include key content updates, and ensure that content aligns itself with information tested on the USMLE Step 2.

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Transplant Infections: Fourth Edition

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Jun 262020
 

As the number of patients undergoing hematotopoietic or solid organ transplantation increases, a deep understanding of the field of transplant infectious diseases grows increasingly vital. With its extensively revised and updated review of surgical infections, treatment, prevention, and practice, this book is the ultimate guide to advances in the field of transplant infections that are rapidly implemented into practice both in diagnostic technologies, new therapies, new transplant practices, and challenges such as the threat of multiresistant bacteria and the increasing use of transplantation in the developing parts of the world. Written by experts in their fields, this book is the only comprehensive source of cutting-edge information on transplant infections and has been a trusted guide to medical professionals worldwide for nearly two decades.
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Handbook of Infectious Disease Data Analysis

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Jun 262020
 

Recent years have seen an explosion in new kinds of data on infectious diseases, including data on social contacts, whole genome sequences of pathogens, biomarkers for susceptibility to infection, serological panel data, and surveillance data. The Handbook of Infectious Disease Data Analysis provides an overview of many key statistical methods that have been developed in response to such new data streams and the associated ability to address key scientific and epidemiological questions. A unique feature of the Handbook is the wide range of topics covered.

Key features

Contributors include many leading researchers in the field

Divided into four main sections: Basic concepts, Analysis of Outbreak Data, Analysis of Seroprevalence Data, Analysis of Surveillance Data

Numerous case studies and examples throughout

Provides both introductory material and key reference material

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Infectious Disease Movement in a Borderless World: Workshop Summary

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Jun 152020
 

Modern transportation allows people, animals, and plants–and the pathogens they carry–to travel more easily than ever before. The ease and speed of travel, tourism, and international trade connect once-remote areas with one another, eliminating many of the geographic and cultural barriers that once limited the spread of disease. Because of our global interconnectedness through transportation, tourism and trade, infectious diseases emerge more frequently; spread greater distances; pass more easily between humans and animals; and evolve into new and more virulent strains. The IOM’s Forum on Microbial Threats hosted the workshop “Globalization, Movement of Pathogens (and Their Hosts) and the Revised International Health Regulations” December 16-17, 2008 in order to explore issues related to infectious disease spread in a “borderless” world. Participants discussed the global emergence, establishment, and surveillance of infectious diseases; the complex relationship between travel, trade, tourism, and the spread of infectious diseases; national and international policies for mitigating disease movement locally and globally; and obstacles and opportunities for detecting and containing these potentially wide-reaching and devastating diseases. This document summarizes the workshop.
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Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases: 2-Volume Set 9th Edition

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Jun 132020
 

For four decades, physicians and other healthcare providers have trusted Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases to provide expert guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of these complex disorders. The 9th Edition continues the tradition of excellence with newly expanded chapters, increased global coverage, and regular updates to keep you at the forefront of this vitally important field. Meticulously updated by Drs. John E. Bennett, Raphael Dolin, and Martin J. Blaser, this comprehensive, two-volume masterwork puts the latest information on challenging infectious diseases at your fingertips.

    • Provides more in-depth coverage of epidemiology, etiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology, and treatment of infectious agents than any other infectious disease resource.
    • Features an increased focus on antibiotic stewardship; new antivirals for influenza, cytomegalovirus, hepatitis C, hepatitis B., and immunizations; and new recommendations for vaccination against infection with pneumococci, papillomaviruses, hepatitis A, and pertussis.
    • Covers newly recognized enteroviruses causing paralysis (E-A71, E-D68); emerging viral infections such as Ebola, Zika, Marburg, SARS, and MERS; and important updates on prevention and treatment of C. difficile infection, including new tests that diagnose or falsely over-diagnose infectious diseases.
    • Offers fully revised content on bacterial pathogenesis, antibiotic use and toxicity, the human microbiome and its effects on health and disease, immunological mechanisms and immunodeficiency, and probiotics and alternative approaches to treatment of infectious diseases.
    • Discusses up-to-date topics such as use of the new PCR panels for diagnosis of meningitis, diarrhea and pneumonia; current management of infected orthopedic implant infections; newly recognized infections transmitted by black-legged ticks in the USA: Borrelia miyamotoi and Powassan virus; infectious complications of new drugs for cancer; new drugs for resistant bacteria and mycobacteria; new guidelines for diagnosis and therapy of HIV infections; and new vaccines against herpes zoster, influenza, meningococci.
    • PPID continues its tradition of including leading experts from a truly global community, including authors from Australia, Canada and countries in Europe, Asia, and South America.
    • Includes regular updates online for the life of the edition.
    • Features more than 1,500 high-quality, full-color photographs―with hundreds new to this edition.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase, which allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases Edition 2

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Jun 082020
 

The fully updated Second Edition of this case-led text provides anexcellent introduction to evidence-based Clinical Practice for themajor areas of infectious disease management. The new edition takeson a brand new design and focus, making the book more accessible tojunior doctors in infectious diseases and microbiology and generalinternists.
Edited and written by the world’s leading infectiousdisease specialists, Evidence-Based Infectious Diseasescontains thoroughly revised clinical chapters, reporting on all newmajor trials and is ideal for; trainees and clinical instructors ininfectious diseases and microbiology, internal medicine physiciansand public health physicians.
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Musculoskeletal Infections: A Clinical Case Book

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May 292020
 

This book aims to concisely present the most common types of musculoskeletal infections and demonstrate the key components of accurate diagnosis, treatment, and management. Written by experts in both infectious diseases and orthopaedics, the text takes a reader-friendly approach that is ideal for medical professionals in training as students or as seasoned practitioners strengthening their skills. Case chapters include a color clinical image as well as radiographic images for superior visual support. They conclude with 4-6 bulleted high yield points for quick reference and reader retention. The cases presented in Musculoskeletal Infections: A Clinical Case Bookprovide relevant and challenging diagnostic and management issues in musculoskeletal infectious disease, with an emphasis on clinical pearls and medical-surgical collaboration.
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