American Trypanosomiasis

American Trypanosomiasis
Author: Jenny Telleria,Michel Tibayrenc
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 870
Release: 2010-09-03
ISBN 10: 9780123848772
ISBN 13: 0123848776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Trypanosomiasis Book Review:

Chagas disease causes severe socioeconomic impact and a high medical cost in Latin America. WHO and the World Bank consider Chagas disease as the fourth most transmittable disease to have a major impact on public health in Latin America: 120 million persons are potentially exposed, 16 to 18 million of whom are presently infected, causing 45,000 to 50,000 deaths per year. It has been calculated that approximately 2.4 million potential working years are lost because of incapacity and mortality due to the disease, for an annual cost estimated at 20 billion Euros. American Trypanosomiasis provides a comprehensive overview of Chagas disease and discusses the latest discoveries concerning the three elements that compose the transmission chain of the disease: The host: human and mammalian reservoirs The insect vectors: domestic and sylvatic vectors The causative parasite: Trypanosoma cruzi Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts

American Trypanosomiasis

American Trypanosomiasis
Author: Kevin M. Tyler,Michael A. Miles
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1441992065
ISBN 13: 9781441992062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Trypanosomiasis Book Review:

American trypanosomiasis, or Chagas disease, is caused by the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi. Sixteen to eighteen million people are currently infected with this organism, and 45,000 deaths are attributed to the disease each year. Infection with T. cruzi is life-long, and 10-30% of persons who harbor the parasite chronically develop cardiac and gastrointestinal problems associated with the parasitosis. Although major progress has been made in recent years in reducing vector-borne and transfusion-associated transmission of T. cruzi, the burden of disability and death in persons chronically infected with the organism continues to be enormous. Eight to ten million persons born in countries in which Chagas disease is endemic currently reside in the United States, and epidemiologic and census data suggest that 50,000-100,000 are chronically infected with T. cruzi. The presence of these infected persons poses a risk of transmission of the parasite in the USA through blood transfusion and organ transplantation and several such cases have now been documented. American Trypanosomiasis, volume seven of World Class Parasites is written for students of tropical medicine, parasitology and public health, for researchers and practitioners alike who wish to bring themselves abreast of the status quo with respect to this disease. It is intended to supplement formal textbooks, in order to broaden and illuminate current areas of scientific and public health concern. Uniquely for T. cruzi, this book addresses parasite, vector and host biology, the pathogenesis of Chagas disease and current and prospective therapeutics and control strategies in a single volume.

American Trypanosomiasis Chagas Disease

American Trypanosomiasis   Chagas  Disease
Author: C.A. Santos-Buch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 38
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:301183988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease
Author: Veeranoot Nissapatorn,Helieh S. Oz
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2018-09-12
ISBN 10: 1789236584
ISBN 13: 9781789236583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chagas Disease Book Review:

This book contains 11 chapters of significant and updated materials on what we know and what we lack and need in better understanding of Trypanosoma cruzi - a parasite that never dies - and the consequences of Chagas disease as one of the most important neglected parasitic diseases threatening the global health and wellbeing. This book is intended to increase the readers' enthusiasm to explore the four sections of the contents: Section 1 begins with biochemistry, pathophysiology, histo-immunological study, and findings to assist in the diagnosis; Section 2 further investigates the role of vector in propagation of the parasite, the intensity on epidemiology, and the severity on clinical aspects, which help us to be well perceived on the course of disease; Section 3 is seeking beyond modern medicine and what lays in the nature that helps fight against this parasite; and the last section, Section 4, deals with the impacts of public health problem and the control strategies on Chagas disease.

CDC Yellow Book 2020

CDC Yellow Book 2020
Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 0190928956
ISBN 13: 9780190928957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CDC Yellow Book 2020 Book Review:

The definitive reference for travel medicine, updated for 2020! "A beloved travel must-have for the intrepid wanderer." -Publishers Weekly "A truly excellent and comprehensive resource." -Journal of Hospital Infection The CDC Yellow Book offers everything travelers and healthcare providers need to know for safe and healthy travel abroad. This 2020 edition includes: · Country-specific risk guidelines for yellow fever and malaria, including expert recommendations and 26 detailed, country-level maps · Detailed maps showing distribution of travel-related illnesses, including dengue, Japanese encephalitis, meningococcal meningitis, and schistosomiasis · Guidelines for self-treating common travel conditions, including altitude illness, jet lag, motion sickness, and travelers' diarrhea · Expert guidance on food and drink precautions to avoid illness, plus water-disinfection techniques for travel to remote destinations · Specialized guidelines for non-leisure travelers, study abroad, work-related travel, and travel to mass gatherings · Advice on medical tourism, complementary and integrative health approaches, and counterfeit drugs · Updated guidance for pre-travel consultations · Advice for obtaining healthcare abroad, including guidance on different types of travel insurance · Health insights around 15 popular tourist destinations and itineraries · Recommendations for traveling with infants and children · Advising travelers with specific needs, including those with chronic medical conditions or weakened immune systems, health care workers, humanitarian aid workers, long-term travelers and expatriates, and last-minute travelers · Considerations for newly arrived adoptees, immigrants, and refugees Long the most trusted book of its kind, the CDC Yellow Book is an essential resource in an ever-changing field -- and an ever-changing world.

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2011-08-03
ISBN 10: 012385864X
ISBN 13: 9780123858641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chagas Disease Book Review:

This thematic volume provides authoritative, up-to-date reviews addressing recent advances as well as an overview for the research and clinical communities on the endemic infection of Chagas disease. Lead researchers discuss epidemiology and control measures as well as various diagnosis techniques, treatments, and therapies currently being used. The text includes a history of Chagas disease and an outlook for the next century. Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35558003457302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Current Topics in Neglected Tropical Diseases

Current Topics in Neglected Tropical Diseases
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2019-12-04
ISBN 10: 1789238897
ISBN 13: 9781789238891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Topics in Neglected Tropical Diseases Book Review:

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries. NTDs affect more than one billion people and cost developing economies billions of dollars every year. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), NTDs mainly affect populations living in poverty, without adequate sanitation, and in close contact with infectious vectors, domestic animals, and livestock. Migration, as well as climate change and variability, are key factors in NTD prevalence. Therefore, NTDs deserve more study. Recently, viruses transmitted by vectors (arboviruses) that affect not only people living in the tropics, but also travelers and migrating populations, have been causing epidemics. Examples of these viruses include Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika, Mayaro, and encephalitis viruses. These viruses emerge and reemerge in multiple regions of the world, as occurred in the Americas recently (2013-2017) with Chikungunya and Zika. This book aims to update the significant epidemiological and clinical research of NTDs in many aspects with a multinational perspective.

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease
Author: María-Jesús Pinazo Delgado,Joaquim Gascón
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2020-07-20
ISBN 10: 3030440540
ISBN 13: 9783030440541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chagas Disease Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive resource on various aspects of the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi and the neglected tropical disease Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis), the disorder resulting from infection with the parasite. Topics include the biological description and taxonomy of the parasite, epidemiology and transmission routes, laboratory techniques in use when working with the parasite, as well as diagnostic measures and treatment of Chagas disease. Furthermore, a chapter with life stories of people in contact with the disease in endemic as well as non-endemic countries is included. The book is therefore a valuable source for individuals engaged in basic research as well as patient care and health management related to American trypanosomiasis.

Trypanosomes and Trypanosomiasis

Trypanosomes and Trypanosomiasis
Author: Stefan Magez,Magdalena Radwanska
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN 10: 3709115566
ISBN 13: 9783709115565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trypanosomes and Trypanosomiasis Book Review:

This new volume written by experts in the field of trypanosome research covers every aspect of trypanosome-vector-host biology. It is a must read for basic researchers working with trypanosomes and related organisms, infection and drug development as well as parasitology in a broader sense. ​

Human Emerging and Re emerging Infections

Human Emerging and Re emerging Infections
Author: Sunit Kumar Singh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1072
Release: 2015-10-29
ISBN 10: 1118644824
ISBN 13: 9781118644829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Emerging and Re emerging Infections Book Review:

Emerging and re-emerging pathogens pose several challenges to diagnosis, treatment, and public health surveillance, primarily because pathogen identification is a difficult and time-consuming process due to the “novel” nature of the agent. Proper identification requires a wide array of techniques, but the significance of these diagnostics is anticipated to increase with advances in newer molecular and nanobiotechnological interventions and health information technology. Human Emerging and Re-emerging Infections covers the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostics, clinical features, and public health risks posed by new viral and microbial infections. The book includes detailed coverage on the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, development of various diagnostic tools, diagnostic assays and their limitations, key research priorities, and new technologies in infection diagnostics. Volume 1 addresses viral and parasitic infections, while volume 2 delves into bacterial and mycotic infections. Human Emerging and Re-emerging Infections is an invaluable resource for researchers in parasitologists, microbiology, Immunology, neurology and virology, as well as clinicians and students interested in understanding the current knowledge and future directions of infectious diseases.

Historical aspects of American trypanosomiasis Chagas disease

Historical aspects of American trypanosomiasis  Chagas  disease
Author: Matthias Perleth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:75754561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Trypanosomiases

The Trypanosomiases
Author: Ian Maudlin,P. H. Holmes,Michael A. Miles
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2004-07-09
ISBN 10: 9780851990347
ISBN 13: 0851990347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trypanosomiases Book Review:

This state-of-the-art reference book includes comprehensive coverage of the biology and control of African, Asian and South American trypanosomiasis ("sleeping sickness") in man and animals. It describes recent research developments in the biology and molecular biology of trypanosomes (the protozoan parasite) and their vectors, and methods in diagnosis and control, such as trapping tsetse fly vectors. Different sections of the book are devoted to biology of trypanosomes, vector biology, epidemiology and diagnosis, pathogenesis, disease impact, chemotherapy and disease control, and vector control. The book contains contributions from leading experts from Europe, North and South America, and Africa.

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease
Author: Jaime Marcelo Altcheh,Hector Freilij
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2019-09-09
ISBN 10: 3030000540
ISBN 13: 9783030000547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chagas Disease Book Review:

Chagas disease is a potentially life threatening condition that was historically mainly endemic to Latin America. Over the last decade, however, the disease has spread to and is increasingly prevalent in other continents such as North America and Europe, with an estimated 7 million people infected worldwide. It is primarily transmitted by insect vectors that carry the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, the disease agent. In areas where there is vector control and in non-endemic countries, it is mainly transmitted via congenital infection. Cardiac and gastrointestinal complications are common in untreated individuals. This book offers a comprehensive overview of Chagas disease, including its vectorial and congenital transmission, and molecular diagnosis, which is essential for screening, and developing and providing timely, effective anti-trypanosomal treatment. Written by experts working with infected patients on a daily basis, it discusses the pathogenesis of congenital, cardiac, gastrointestinal and oral Chagas disease, as well as its treatment and the pharmacological aspects of drug development in this area. Chapter "Chagas Disease Treatment Efficacy Biomarkers: Myths and Realities" is available open access under a via link.springer.com.

Cardiomyopathies

Cardiomyopathies
Author: Kaan Kırali
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2017-04-12
ISBN 10: 9535130390
ISBN 13: 9789535130390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiomyopathies Book Review:

Cardiomyopathies are the most featured cardiac pathologies in the twenty-first century, that threaten public health and burden healthcare budgets. This book is composed of the main topics on pathophysiology, general forms and specific types of cardiomyopathies and it also introduces new research in the field. Specific forms with or without genetic inheritance are discussed separately to attract the readers' attention on these topics. Well-known medical follow-up strategies occur ineffective at the end-stage heart failure, however, new surgical approaches can be an alternative for these patients to get a chance at the last crossroad and to improve their life quality and survival and also to gain or prolong time until possible heart transplantation.

American Trypanosomiasis Chagas Disease

American Trypanosomiasis  Chagas Disease
Author: Scott Spendlove
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:181372213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Trypanosomiasis Chagas Disease Book Review:

An overview of how the disease is spread and the distribution and drugs used to treat the disease.

Trypanosoma cruzi as a Foodborne Pathogen

Trypanosoma cruzi as a Foodborne Pathogen
Author: Belkisyolé de Noya,Oscar González,Lucy J. Robertson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2015-10-29
ISBN 10: 3319234102
ISBN 13: 9783319234106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trypanosoma cruzi as a Foodborne Pathogen Book Review:

This Brief provides a comprehensive overview of Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite that is traditionally considered as exclusively vectorborne, but can be foodborne, and may lead to outbreaks of Chagas disease in consumers. The characteristics of Trypanosoma cruzi and the clinical effects of the disease are covered, including documented outbreaks, regional patterns, and epidemiology. The various transmission routes are outlined, but with specific focus on foodborne transmission. A major emphasis of this text is contamination of fruit juices with Trypanosoma cruzi in, a transmission vehicle with increasing significance in the spread of this parasite. Also outlined is the difficulty of establishing a protocol for detection in food samples. Results on survival of Trypanosoma cruzi in food matrices is considered, as well as current risk assessment procedures and regulations. Different approaches to preventing transmission, including inactivation and decontamination are introduced, but also the importance of targeted educational initiatives, and also with a focus on future detection, prevention, and prevention of contamination of foods with this parasite.

Netter s Infectious Diseases E Book

Netter s Infectious Diseases E Book
Author: Elaine C. Jong,Dennis L. Stevens
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2011-09-09
ISBN 10: 1455712256
ISBN 13: 9781455712250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Netter s Infectious Diseases E Book Book Review:

Netter’s Infectious Diseases provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of current global infectious disease concerns. Elaine Jong and Dennis Stevens cover the basics of the field using beautiful Netter illustrations and accessible "need to know" information on major conditions and problems— including multi-drug-resistance, Staph infections, Chagas disease, and the flu. In print and online, it’s a great tool for quick review or for sharing with patients and staff. Review the basics of infectious disease through comprehensive coverage contained in a single volume reference. Apply "need to know" information from the uniformly concise text and instructive Netter paintings. View detailed Netter illustrations that provide a quick and memorable overview of microbiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation. Stay current on modern infectious disease concerns—such as multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis, Staph aureus, Chagas disease, and the flu—with new illustrations in the Netter tradition specifically created to address new topics. Access a companion website at www.netterreference.com featuring the complete searchable text, an Image Bank containing all of the book’s illustrations...downloadable for your personal use, plus 25 printable patient education brochures.

The Kissing Bug A True Story of a Family an Insect and a Nation s Neglect of a Deadly Disease

The Kissing Bug  A True Story of a Family  an Insect  and a Nation s Neglect of a Deadly Disease
Author: Daisy Hernández
Publsiher: Tin House Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN 10: 1951142535
ISBN 13: 9781951142537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kissing Bug A True Story of a Family an Insect and a Nation s Neglect of a Deadly Disease Book Review:

Named a Best Books of Summer by BuzzFeed and Newsweek “Lyrical, unflinching…. Hernández expertly skates the line between memoir and science tome, showing the personal effects of a disease perpetuated by a cascade of systemic failures.” —The Washington Post “A necessary read for anyone concerned about health crises across the world.” —The Boston Globe “Part memoir, part investigative thriller….. Her book shines a light on [a] neglected harm.” —The San Francisco Chronicle Growing up in a New Jersey factory town in the 1980s, Daisy Hernández believed that her aunt had become deathly ill from eating an apple. No one in her family, in either the United States or Colombia, spoke of infectious diseases. Even into her thirties, she only knew that her aunt had died of Chagas, a rare and devastating illness that affects the heart and digestive system. But as Hernández dug deeper, she discovered that Chagas—or the kissing bug disease—is more prevalent in the United States than the Zika virus. After her aunt’s death, Hernández began searching for answers. Crisscrossing the country, she interviewed patients, doctors, epidemiologists, and even veterinarians with the Department of Defense. She learned that in the United States more than three hundred thousand people in the Latinx community have Chagas, and that outside of Latin America, this is the only country with the native insects—the “kissing bugs”—that carry the Chagas parasite. Through unsparing, gripping, and humane portraits, Hernández chronicles a story vast in scope and urgent in its implications, exposing how poverty, racism, and public policies have conspired to keep this disease hidden. A riveting and nuanced investigation into racial politics and for-profit healthcare in the United States, The Kissing Bug reveals the intimate history of a marginalized disease and connects us to the lives at the center of it all.

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease
Author: Sandra R. Wall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2017-12-13
ISBN 10: 9781536129236
ISBN 13: 1536129232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chagas Disease Book Review:

The authors begin reviewing the characterization of American trypanosomiasis, or Chagas Disease, noting that although the disease has become less prevalent in recent decades, it is estimated that 8-10 million people are currently infected. Next, authors present a study wherein the dynamics of Trypanosoma cruzi infection (which causes Chagas disease) were mathematically modelled. This model assumed three clinical stages of the disease; acute, chronic indeterminate, and chronic with determinate pathology. Following this, cysteine proteases, ergosterol metabolic pathways, thiol-dependent mechanisms (trypanothione reductase), glycolytic pathways, trans-sialidase enzymes, the transport and metabolism of polyamines, and examples from literature are described in the context of therapeutic targets. The book goes on to discuss the history of nifurtimox and benznidazole, two drugs used in an effort combat Chagas disease. Additionally, the chapter addresses new therapies in clinical research to develop new treatments for Chagas' disease. In closing, the authors discuss the idea of targeting the cell cycle of T. cruzi in chemotherapy because the parasite undergoes several morphological changes to adapt to its vertebrate and invertebrate hosts.