Parasites and Infectious Disease: Discovery by Serendipity and Otherwise

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Mar 302020

This series of entertaining essays provides a unique insight into some of the key discoveries that have shaped the field of parasitology. Based on interviews with 18 of the world’s leading parasitologists and epidemiologists, the stories of their contributions to discovery in contemporary parasitology and infectious disease biology are told. Taken together, the essays provide a historical account of the development of the field, serving as a bridge between these discoveries and current research. The book provides a real insight into the thought processes and approaches taken in generating break through scientific discoveries, ranging from immunology to ecology and from malaria and trypanosomiasis to schistosomiasis and Lyme disease. This engaging and lively introduction to discovery in parasitology will be of interest to all those currently working in the field and will also serve to set the scene for future generations of parasitologists.
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Immunology of Fungal Infections

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Mar 262020

This text covers all aspects of the immunology of fungal infection. Beyond the basics, coverage includes recent developments in innate and adaptive immunological mechanisms involved in the host response to fungal infection. The volume’s topical sections provide an immunological perspective on the cells, soluble factors and receptors involved in recognising and combating fungal infections. Discussion includes descriptions of immunity to specific pathogens, immune-escape mechanisms used by fungi, and therapeutic strategies.
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The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy – 48th Edition

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Mar 202020

The 48th edition of the leading clinical reference on treatment of infectious diseases and anti-infective drug information will be released in late winter or early spring. Helpful in day-to-day practice and as a component of your organization’s antimicrobial stewardship program, the Sanford Guide provides valuable guidance in the age of antibiotic resistance. Popular with physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians, the Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy provides information that is convenient, concise, and reliable.

Available in print in pocket size, spiral bound and large library editions.

Coverage includes:

Clinical syndromes
Anti-infective agents
pediatric adjustments
renal adjustments
adverse affects
Preventative therapy

What’s new in 2018:
Table 1: meningitis, otitis media, diarrhea, cystitis, UTIs, endocarditis, CAP/HAP/VAP, SBP, appendicitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, bites, oroya fever/verruga peruna, necrotizing fasciitis, septic shock, thrombophlebitis, botulism
Table 2: resistant bacteria, including GNB
Table 3: duration of therapy updated throughout
Table 4: organism coverage expanded, drugs added (new and old)
Table 5B: complete update
Table 9A: recent drugs added
Table 10A: recent drugs added, e.g., mero-vabor, delaflox, pip-tazo dosing updated, colistin dosing updated, including inhalation (10F)
Table 11: Isavuconazole indications and dosing
Table 13: giardia, leishmaniasis, microsporidiosis, malaria, trematodes, cestodes; antiparasitic drug updates (13B, 13D)
Table 14A: MERS, enterovirus, HSV aseptic meningitis, influenza
Table 14B: new HCV, CMV drugs
Table 14C: new ARV drugs
Table 14F: updated HCV treatment regimens and recommendations
Table 15A: post-splenectomy bacteremia, asplenia, sickle cell disease
Table 15B: colorectal, OB-Gyn, ophthalmic and general comments
Table 16: added peds dosing for additional antibacterials, ARVs, antivirals
Table 17: renal adjustments for ceftaz-avi, mero-vabor, delaflox
Table 17C: updated obesity dose adjustments
Table 17D: NEW list of antibacterials with no need to adjust dose for obesity
Table 19: comprehensive update to treatment of CAPD peritonitis
Table 22: added recent drugs



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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Practical Guide for Primary Care

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Feb 272020

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Guide for Primary Care, second edition, covers the diagnosis and treatment of STDs and other information critical to patient care and reflects the last five years of significant changes in information about STDs. Updated to reflect the 2010 Center for Disease Control Guidelines on the Treatment of STDs, this book also contains new information about:
-the epidemiology of herpes virus infections
-expedited partner therapy
-changes in recommendations for HPV vaccination for men
-changes in resistance patterns for antimicrobial therapy for gonorrhea and chlamydia
-treatment recommendations for bacterial vaginosis
-treatment recommendations for genital warts
In order to better meet clinician needs, the book has been streamlined to quickly convey critical, evidence-based information. Whether seeking information about particular conditions (including HPV, herpes, syphilis, trichomoniasis, HIV and AIDS, and others) or related patient issues (such as STD exposure evaluation and evaluation of sexual assault), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, second edition, contains the knowledge doctors need in a friendly, to-the-point format.



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Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Virology: A Q&A Approach for Specialist Medical Trainees

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Feb 272020

An essential resource for practitioners in infectious diseases and microbiology, studying for the new FRCPath Part 1 infection examination accredited by the Royal College of Pathologists, and trainees sitting the membership exams of the Royal College of Physicians. Including over 300 multiple choice questions in an exam-style Q&A format, this guide provides an invaluable revision platform for domestic and international trainees alike, with scope to present infection-based support for other medical specialties, where infection forms a core component, including intensive care. Authored by leading specialists in infectious diseases and microbiology, this invaluable training guide is the first of its kind to cover both undergraduate and postgraduate material in infectious diseases. Mapping directly from the FRCPath and RCP infection curricula, students are able to explore areas of curriculum to gain knowledge and optimise decision-making skills, under pressure.



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West Nile Encephalitis Virus Infection: Viral Pathogenesis and the Host Immune Response

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Feb 252020

In West Nile Encephalitis Virus Infection, leading scientists and researchers discuss the West Nile virus, a neurotropic flavivirus that has emerged globally as a primary cause of viral encephalitis. Its appearance in the Western Hemisphere in 1999, and the corresponding increase in global disease burden over the last decade has been accompanied by intensive study, including the entry of many scientists into the field. Breakthroughs have been made in understanding the unique transmission pattern between the vector and the multiple avian and mammalian hosts and targets. While the topics in this book are focused on the West Nile virus, they are broad in scope ranging from understanding vector transmission patterns to the dynamics of structural transitions of proteins on the surface of the virion. The editor and contributors of West Nile Encephalitis Virus Infection offer their expertise in this up-to-date and cutting-edge anthology, which will be of broad use to readers from a variety of backgrounds including clinical infectious disease, epidemiology, virology, immunology, and vector biology.
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Infectious Causes of Cancer: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

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Feb 222020

Over 99% of the world’s population is infected with at least one potentially cancer-causing organism. It is vital for nurses and other healthcare professionals to be aware of the extent of infection-associated cancer and of how they can contribute to prevention of such cancers.
Infectious Causes of Cancer, aimed principally at nurses and other healthcare professionals, considers the epidemiology and biology of infectious causes of cancer. It examines each of the infectious agents associated with an increased risk of cancer, discussing epidemiology of the infection and cancer, pathophysiology of the cancer, mechanisms, associated risk factors, and prevention of the infection and cancer.
Key Features:

  • A comprehensive and accessible guide to infection associated cancer and how to contribute to prevention
  • A must-have for students or healthcare professionals working in oncology, primary care or health promotion
  • Brings together all the up-to-date science, evidence and research related to infections and cancer in one publication


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Burns, Infections and Wound Management

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Feb 092020

This book presents a comprehensive overview of recent clinical techniques and findings regarding wounds in burns, infections of wounds, and wound management in general. With the help of numerous high-quality illustrations, the first part of the book describes various approaches to treating patients with burn wounds. In turn, the second part focuses on infections of wounds. Here, the chapter authors summarize the most recent treatment options for wound infection in both children and adults. The third and last part addresses wound management in general, rounding out the content. Given the breadth of its coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for beginners and experienced plastic surgeons alike.
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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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