Bacteriology Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases

Bacteriology Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases
Author: Rowena Jenkins,Sarah Maddocks
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 0128152222
ISBN 13: 9780128152225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bacteriology Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases Book Review:

Bacteriology Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases provides knowledge, understanding and experience of contemporary, robust methodologies for studies into the pathogenicity and virulence of human/animal bacterial pathogens. This book presents contemporary, yet widely utilized methodologies, for the study of pathogenicity and virulence in bacterial pathogens of human and/or animal origin. Protocols are clearly outlined, with lists of required equipment and reagents, alongside underpinning theory. This text will provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with practical guidance for dissertation projects with protocols for individual project ideas that can be developed further, hence a starting point for additional literature searches is also provided. Helps users research dissertations and interdisciplinary research projects Presents a valuable resource that enables researchers from diverse backgrounds to undertake research within the field of infectious diseases Summarizes protocols that give a fundamental start to research, but are highly adaptable or can be built upon and integrated into other methodologies Provides knowledge, understanding and experience of contemporary, robust methodologies for studies into the pathogenicity and virulence of human/animal bacterial pathogens

Bacteriology Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases

Bacteriology Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases
Author: Rowena Jenkins,Sarah Maddocks
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 0128152230
ISBN 13: 9780128152232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bacteriology Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases Book Review:

Bacteriology Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases provides knowledge, understanding and experience of contemporary, robust methodologies for studies into the pathogenicity and virulence of human/animal bacterial pathogens. This book presents contemporary, yet widely utilized methodologies, for the study of pathogenicity and virulence in bacterial pathogens of human and/or animal origin. Protocols are clearly outlined, with lists of required equipment and reagents, alongside underpinning theory. This text will provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with practical guidance for dissertation projects with protocols for individual project ideas that can be developed further, hence a starting point for additional literature searches is also provided. Helps users research dissertations and interdisciplinary research projects Presents a valuable resource that enables researchers from diverse backgrounds to undertake research within the field of infectious diseases Summarizes protocols that give a fundamental start to research, but are highly adaptable or can be built upon and integrated into other methodologies Provides knowledge, understanding and experience of contemporary, robust methodologies for studies into the pathogenicity and virulence of human/animal bacterial pathogens

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Author: Ibrahim Abubakar,Helen R. Stagg,Ted Cohen,Laura C. Rodrigues
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-04-07
ISBN 10: 0191030546
ISBN 13: 9780191030543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Book Review:

Infectious Disease Epidemiology is a concise reference guide which provides trainees and practicing epidemiologists with the information that they need to understand the basic concepts necessary for working in this specialist area. Divided into two sections, part one comprehensively covers the basic principles and methods relevant to the study of infectious disease epidemiology. It is organised in order of increasing complexity, ranging from a general introduction to subjects such as mathematical modelling and sero-epidemiology. Part two examines key major infectious diseases that are of global significance. Grouped by their route of transmission for ease of reference, they include diseases that present a particular burden or a high potential for causing mortality. This practical guide will be essential reading for postgraduate students in infectious disease epidemiology, health protection trainees, and practicing epidemiologists.

Challenging Concepts in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology

Challenging Concepts in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology
Author: Amber Arnold,George E. Griffin
Publsiher: Challenging Concepts
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0199665753
ISBN 13: 9780199665754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenging Concepts in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Book Review:

This volume details over 30 challenging cases from a wide area of infectious diseases, medical microbiology and virology and includes topics ranging from typhoid fever to secondary syphilis. Each case is supported by the commentary of a renowned expert in the field, allowing readers to improve their own management of these patients.

Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
Author: Michel Tibayrenc
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 686
Release: 2017-01-12
ISBN 10: 0128001534
ISBN 13: 9780128001530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Book Review:

Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, Second Edition, discusses the constantly evolving field of infectious diseases and their continued impact on the health of populations, especially in resource-limited areas of the world. Students in public health, biomedical professionals, clinicians, public health practitioners, and decisions-makers will find valuable information in this book that is relevant to the control and prevention of neglected and emerging worldwide diseases that are a major cause of global morbidity, disability, and mortality. Although substantial gains have been made in public health interventions for the treatment, prevention, and control of infectious diseases during the last century, in recent decades the world has witnessed a worldwide human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic, increasing antimicrobial resistance, and the emergence of many new bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral pathogens. The economic, social, and political burden of infectious diseases is most evident in developing countries which must confront the dual burden of death and disability due to infectious and chronic illnesses. Takes an integrated approach to infectious diseases Includes contributions from leading authorities Provides the latest developments in the field of infectious disease

Janeway s Immunobiology

Janeway s Immunobiology
Author: Kenneth Murphy,Paul Travers,Mark Walport,Peter Walter
Publsiher: Garland Science
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN 10: 9780815344575
ISBN 13: 0815344570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Janeway s Immunobiology Book Review:

The Janeway's Immunobiology CD-ROM, Immunobiology Interactive, is included with each book, and can be purchased separately. It contains animations and videos with voiceover narration, as well as the figures from the text for presentation purposes.

Eras in Epidemiology

Eras in Epidemiology
Author: Mervyn Susser,Zena Stein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-08-13
ISBN 10: 0199719772
ISBN 13: 9780199719778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eras in Epidemiology Book Review:

At its core, epidemiology is concerned with changes in health and disease. The discipline requires counts and measures: of births, health disorders, and deaths, and in order to make sense of these counts it requires a population base defined by place and time. Epidemiology relies on closely defined concepts of cause - experimental or observational - of the physical or social environment, or in the laboratory. Epidemiologists are guided by these concepts, and have often contributed to their development. Because the disciplinary focus is on health and disease in populations, epidemiology has always been an integral driver of public health, the vehicle that societies have evolved to combat and contain the scourges of mass diseases. In this book, the authors trace the evolution of epidemiological ideas from earliest times to the present. Beginning with the early concepts of magic and the humors of Hippocrates, it moves forward through the dawn of observational methods, the systematic counts of deaths initiated in 16th-century London by John Graunt and William Petty, the late 18th-century Enlightenment and the French Revolution, which established the philosophical argument for health as a human right, the national public health system begun in 19th-century Britain, up to the development of eco-epidemiology, which attempts to re-integrate the fragmented fields as they currently exist. By examining the evolution of epidemiology as it follows the evolution of human societies, this book provides insight into our shared intellectual history and shows a way forward for future study.

Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
Author: Lee W. Riley
Publsiher: Amer Society for Microbiology
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060116020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases Book Review:

Designed as both a textbook and a reference, this book outlines the principles, methods, and application of this new discipline of public health. Techniques used in the field of molecular biology have been recognized as critical tools in solving infectious disease problems. This introductory volume, distinguishing molecular epidemiology from taxonomy and phylogeny, will familiarize epidemiologists with molecular biology and molecular biologists with epidemiology, and presents vocabulary and concepts of both fields to infectious disease clinicians.

Infectious Microecology

Infectious Microecology
Author: Lanjuan Li
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2015-11-16
ISBN 10: 3662438836
ISBN 13: 9783662438831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infectious Microecology Book Review:

"Infectious Microecology: Theory and Applications" firstly introduces microecology in the study of infection and proposes new anti-infection methods and strategies and then provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of research on infectious microecology. It concludes with a new theory for studying infectious diseases. This book presents the basic theories and fundamentals of infectious microecology, covering all the microecological systems relevant to clinical work. It also describes a new strategy and method to combat infectious diseases and provides detailed descriptions of studies and techniques in infectious microecology. The book discusses utilizing 10 years’ worth of research and clinical practice, referring to recent literature on the relationship between infection and microecology and combined with the latest research findings on liver microecology. In addition, it outlines the latest advances in the theory and techniques in the field of infectious microecology. It is intended for doctors, researchers and graduate students in the fields of infectious disease and microecology. Dr. Lanjuan Li is member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, she is also a Professor and Chief Physician at Zhejiang University, China.

Molecular Tools and Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Molecular Tools and Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Author: Betsy Foxman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-12-28
ISBN 10: 9780080920849
ISBN 13: 0080920845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Tools and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Book Review:

Molecular Tools and Infectious Disease Epidemiology examines the opportunities and methodologic challenges in the application of modern molecular genetic and biologic techniques to infectious disease epidemiology. The application of these techniques dramatically improves the measurement of disease and putative risk factors, increasing our ability to detect and track outbreaks, identify risk factors and detect new infectious agents. However, integration of these techniques into epidemiologic studies also poses new challenges in the design, conduct, and analysis. This book presents the key points of consideration when integrating molecular biology and epidemiology; discusses how using molecular tools in epidemiologic research affects program design and conduct; considers the ethical concerns that arise in molecular epidemiologic studies; and provides a context for understanding and interpreting scientific literature as a foundation for subsequent practical experience in the laboratory and in the field. The book is recommended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying infectious disease epidemiology and molecular epidemiology; and for the epidemiologist wishing to integrate molecular techniques into his or her studies. Presents the key points of consideration when integrating molecular biology and epidemiology Discusses how using molecular tools in epidemiologic research affects program design and conduct Considers the ethical concerns that arise in molecular epidemiologic studies Provides a context for understanding and interpreting scientific literature as a foundation for subsequent practical experience in the laboratory and in the field

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Molecular Biology of the Cell
Author: Bruce Alberts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780815332183
ISBN 13: 0815332181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Author: Estée Török,Fiona J. Cooke,Ed Moran
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 879
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 019967132X
ISBN 13: 9780199671328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Book Review:

Takes an integrated approach to both infectious disease and microbiology. Referenced to national frameworks and current legislation, it covers the basic principles of bacteriology and virology, specific information on diseases and conditions, and material on 'hot topics' such as bioterrorism and preventative medicine.

Microbial Threats to Health

Microbial Threats to Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Committee on Emerging Microbial Threats to Health in the 21st Century
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2003-08-25
ISBN 10: 9780309185547
ISBN 13: 0309185548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Threats to Health Book Review:

Infectious diseases are a global hazard that puts every nation and every person at risk. The recent SARS outbreak is a prime example. Knowing neither geographic nor political borders, often arriving silently and lethally, microbial pathogens constitute a grave threat to the health of humans. Indeed, a majority of countries recently identified the spread of infectious disease as the greatest global problem they confront. Throughout history, humans have struggled to control both the causes and consequences of infectious diseases and we will continue to do so into the foreseeable future. Following up on a high-profile 1992 report from the Institute of Medicine, Microbial Threats to Health examines the current state of knowledge and policy pertaining to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases from around the globe. It examines the spectrum of microbial threats, factors in disease emergence, and the ultimate capacity of the United States to meet the challenges posed by microbial threats to human health. From the impact of war or technology on disease emergence to the development of enhanced disease surveillance and vaccine strategies, Microbial Threats to Health contains valuable information for researchers, students, health care providers, policymakers, public health officials. and the interested public.

Microbial Evolution and Co Adaptation

Microbial Evolution and Co Adaptation
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2009-05-10
ISBN 10: 0309131219
ISBN 13: 9780309131216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Evolution and Co Adaptation Book Review:

Dr. Joshua Lederberg - scientist, Nobel laureate, visionary thinker, and friend of the Forum on Microbial Threats - died on February 2, 2008. It was in his honor that the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Microbial Threats convened a public workshop on May 20-21, 2008, to examine Dr. Lederberg's scientific and policy contributions to the marketplace of ideas in the life sciences, medicine, and public policy. The resulting workshop summary, Microbial Evolution and Co-Adaptation, demonstrates the extent to which conceptual and technological developments have, within a few short years, advanced our collective understanding of the microbiome, microbial genetics, microbial communities, and microbe-host-environment interactions.

The Patient as Victim and Vector

The Patient as Victim and Vector
Author: M. Pabst Battin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 561
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 019533583X
ISBN 13: 9780195335835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Patient as Victim and Vector Book Review:

Bioethics emerged at a time when infectious diseases were not a major concern. Thus bioethics never had to develop a normative framework sensitive to situations of disease transmission. The Patient as Victim and Vector explores how traditional and new issues in clinical medicine, research, public health, and health policy might look different in infectious disease were treated as central. The authors argue that both practice and policy must recognize that a patient with a communicable infectious disease is not only a victim of that disease, but also a potential vector- someone who may transmit an illness that will sicken or kill others. Bioethics has failed to see one part of this duality, they document, and public health the other: that the patient is both victim and vector at one and the same time. The Patient as Victim and Vector is jointly written by four authors at the University of Utah with expertise in bioethics, health law, and both clinical practice and public health policy concerning infectious disease. Part I shows how the patient-centered ethic that was developed by bioethics- especially the concept of autonomy- needs to change in the context of public health, and Part II develops a normative theory for doing so. Part III examines traditional and new issues involving infectious disease: the ethics of quarantine and isolation, research, disease screening, rapid testing, antibiotic use, and immunization, in contexts like multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis, syphilis, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and HPV. Part IV, beginning with a controversial thought experiment, considers constraint in the control of infectious disease, include pandemics, and Part V 'thinks big' about the global scope of infectious disease and efforts to prevent, treat, or eradicate it. This volume should have a major impact in the fields of bioethics and public health ethics. It will also interest philosophers, lawyers, health law experts, physicians, and policy makers, as well as those concerned with global health.

Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Author: Peter H. Gilligan,Daniel S. Shapiro,Melissa B. Miller
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2020-08-06
ISBN 10: 1555818676
ISBN 13: 9781555818678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Book Review:

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.

Molecular Bacteriology

Molecular Bacteriology
Author: Neil Woodford,Alan Johnson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 704
Release: 1998-04-30
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040158795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Bacteriology Book Review:

The enormous advances in molecular biology that have been witnessed in . Not recent years have had major impacts on many areas of the biological sciences least of these has been in the field of clinical bacteriology and infectious disease . Molecular Bacteriology: Protocols and ClinicalApplications aims to provide the reader with an insight into the role that molecular methodology has to play in modern medical bacteriology. The introductory chapter ofMolecular Bacteriology: ProtocolsandCli- cal Applications offers a personal overview by a Consultant Medical Microbio- gist of the impact and future potential offered by molecular methods. The next six chapters comprise detailed protocols for a range of such methods . We believe that the use of these protocols should allow the reader to establish the various methods described in his or her own laboratory. In selecting the methods to be included in this section, we have concentrated on those that, arguably, have greatest current relevance to reference clinical bacteriology laboratories; we have deliberately chosen not to give detailed protocols for certain methods, such as multilocus enzyme electrophoresis that, in our opinion, remain the preserve of specialist la- ratories and that are not currently suited for general use. We feel that the methods included in this section will find increasing use in diagnostic laboratories and that it is important that the concepts, advantages, and limitations of each are th- oughly understood by a wide range of workers in the field .

Infectious Disease A Very Short Introduction

Infectious Disease  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Marta Wayne,Benjamin Bolker
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-06-25
ISBN 10: 0191002828
ISBN 13: 9780191002823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infectious Disease A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

As doctors and biologists have learned, to their dismay, infectious disease is a moving target: new diseases emerge every year, old diseases evolve into new forms, and ecological and socioeconomic upheavals change the transmission pathways by which disease spread. By taking an approach focused on the general evolutionary and ecological dynamics of disease, this Very Short Introduction provides a general conceptual framework for thinking about disease. Ecology and evolution provide the keys to answering the 'where', 'why', 'how', and 'what' questions about any particular infectious disease: where did it come from? How is it transmitted from one person to another, and why are some individuals more susceptible than others? What biochemical, ecological, and evolutionary strategies can be used to combat the disease? Is it more effective to block transmission at the population level, or to block infection at the individual level? Through a series of case studies, Benjamin Bolker and Marta L. Wayne introduce the major ideas of infectious disease in a clear and thoughtful way, emphasising the general principles of infection, the management of outbreaks, and the evolutionary and ecological approaches that are now central to much research about infectious disease. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology

Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology
Author: Yi-Wei Tang,Charles W. Stratton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2018-11-09
ISBN 10: 3319951114
ISBN 13: 9783319951119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology Book Review:

In recent years, advanced molecular techniques in diagnostic microbiology have been revolutionizing the practice of clinical microbiology in the hospital setting. Molecular diagnostic testing in general and nucleic acid-based amplification methods in particular have been heralded as diagnostic tools for the new millennium. This third edition covers not only the most recent updates and advances, but details newly invented omic techniques, such as next generation sequencing. It is divided into two distinct volumes, with Volume 1 describing the techniques, and Volume 2 addressing their applications in the field. In addition, both volumes focus more so on the clinical relevance of the test results generated by these techniques than previous editions.

A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology

A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology
Author: W. D. Foster
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN 10: 1483162451
ISBN 13: 9781483162454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology Book Review:

A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology provides the account of the history of bacteriology from the year 1900 to 1938. This book presents details about the discovery of the important pathogenic bacteria of man, of how they were shown to be causally related to disease, and of the use of these discoveries in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Other topics discussed include the development of the germ theory of infectious diseases; contribution of Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch to medical bacteriology; and discovery of the more important human pathogenic bacteria. This text also discusses the scientific basis and practical application of immunology to medicine; main developments in bacteriology during the early 20th century; and chemotherapy of bacterial disease. This medically oriented text is beneficial for students and individuals conducting study on medical bacteriology and immunology.