Pathogenesis Treatment and Prevention of Leishmaniasis

Pathogenesis  Treatment and Prevention of Leishmaniasis
Author: Mukesh Samant,Satish Chandra Pandey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-08-18
ISBN 10: 0128227982
ISBN 13: 9780128227985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathogenesis Treatment and Prevention of Leishmaniasis Book Review:

Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease that is known to be transmitted by 90 different species of sandflies which carry 20 Leishmania species that cause human infection particularly in endemic countries. Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention of Leishmaniasis aims to provide information on this vector-borne disease and explore strategies for diagnosis and treatment. The book begins with an overview of leishmaniasis which includes historical and future perspectives of the disease. It also discusses the clinical manifestation of the disease, mechanisms of infection, therapeutic strategies, diagnostics, prevention, and cure of Leishmania parasite. The book goes on to explain new insights and challenges in the development of promising drug targets, biomarkers identification and advance vaccination strategies against leishmaniasis. Chapter contributions brings together diverse areas of expertise making Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention of Leishmaniasis aims to bring together elements of leishmaniasis into one place and be a valuable resource for researchers, health care professionals, and graduate students, working in the field of leishmaniasis. Provides an overview Leishmania and leishmanisis which include its history, transmission, clinical picture, and treatment Discusses novel approaches to study parasite infection and treatment Explores recent advances in the development of diagnostic kits, drug development and various vaccination strategies

Pathogenesis of Leishmaniasis

Pathogenesis of Leishmaniasis
Author: Abhay Satoskar,Ravi Durvasula
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2014-04-19
ISBN 10: 1461491088
ISBN 13: 9781461491088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathogenesis of Leishmaniasis Book Review:

This book discusses recent developments in several laboratories studying leishmaniasis. Sequencing of the human genome, as well as of the leishmania genome, has led to significant advances in our understanding of host-immune responses against leishmania, and mechanisms of infection-induced pathology, which is responsible for morbidity and mortality. Pathogenesis of Leishmaniasis focuses on the latest basic research into leishmaniasis, but also addresses how advances in understanding can be applied to prevention, control and treatment of what the WHO has classified a neglected tropical disease.

Parasitology and Microbiology Research

Parasitology and Microbiology Research
Author: Gilberto Antonio Bastidas Pacheco,Asghar Ali Kamboh
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2020-06-17
ISBN 10: 1789859018
ISBN 13: 9781789859010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parasitology and Microbiology Research Book Review:

The study of both unicellular and multicellular living beings and the diseases they produce from a biological point of view requires constant review of their relationship with their host and environment, given their indisputable sanitary importance. In this sense, in parasitology and microbiology, updated and concise information on life cycle, taxonomic classification, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiological behavior, and control measures is of vital importance. This is what we pursue with this book. The approach to parasitology and microbiology and the research that is carried out on it is unquestionable because the associations between life forms have been present from the very beginning of life.Research in parasitology and microbiology is necessary and indispensable for controlling diseases that affect much of the world with serious economic and social consequences. The challenge is to promote research to keep these diseases at bay. This book shows what has been done up to now and what can be done in the future to combat infectious diseases.

Imported Infectious Diseases

Imported Infectious Diseases
Author: Fernando Cobo
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 1908818735
ISBN 13: 9781908818737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imported Infectious Diseases Book Review:

The increase of immigrant population in developed countries (mainly in Europe and North America) together with an important increase of international travel worldwide are the two most important causes that have contributed to the introduction and diagnosis of imported/tropical infectious diseases in these countries. These factors have had an important impact in developed countries in both social and economic aspects. Imported Infectious Diseases focuses not only on describing the infections, but also in evaluating the current epidemiology, the economic and social impact and the possibility to apply immunization measures and vaccines. The main purpose of this book is to give an overview of the current most important and frequent imported infectious diseases in developed countries. The first chapter informs about the medical services that are being offered to the immigrants in the main developed countries depending on the legal situation. Following chapters describe the main surveillance systems for these kinds of diseases, mainly in Europe and North America. Finally, remaining chapters contain sections on epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis
Author: David Claborn
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2014-03-19
ISBN 10: 9535112325
ISBN 13: 9789535112327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leishmaniasis Book Review:

Of all the parasitic diseases, leishmaniasis is one of the most diverse, with a variety of manifestations, from relatively minor cutaneous lesions to deadly visceral infections. It is also widespread, causing human disease in the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa. The environments in which this disease occurs range from desert to tropical jungle to urban habitats. Not surprisingly, the literature on this disease is written in a variety of languages including Portuguese, Arabic, English and French among others. This book provides a synopsis in English of much of the recent research on leishmaniasis, with a focus on the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of the disease as described by researchers around the world, but with a focus on the research from Brazil and the Middle East.

Drug Resistance in Leishmania Parasites

Drug Resistance in Leishmania Parasites
Author: Alicia Ponte-Sucre,Emilia Diaz,Maritza Padrón-Nieves
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN 10: 3709111250
ISBN 13: 9783709111253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drug Resistance in Leishmania Parasites Book Review:

One of the main problems concerning therapeutic tools for the treatment of parasitic diseases, including leishmaniasis, is that some field parasites are naturally resistant to the classical drugs; additionally, current therapies may select parasites prone to be resistant to the applied drugs. These features are (at least partially) responsible for the disappointing persistence of the disease and resultant deaths worldwide. This book provides a comprehensive view of the pathology of the disease itself, and of parasitic drug resistance, its molecular basis, consequences and possible treatments. Scientists both from academic fields and from the industry involved in biomedical research and drug design, will find in this book a valuable and fundamental guide that conveys the knowledge needed to understand and to improve the success in combating this disease worldwide.

Hunter s Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases E Book

Hunter s Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases E Book
Author: Edward T Ryan,David R Hill,Tom Solomon,Timothy P Endy,Naomi Aronson
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1264
Release: 2019-03-25
ISBN 10: 0323625509
ISBN 13: 9780323625500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunter s Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases E Book Book Review:

New emerging diseases, new diagnostic modalities for resource-poor settings, new vaccine schedules ... all significant, recent developments in the fast-changing field of tropical medicine. Hunter’s Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10th Edition, keeps you up to date with everything from infectious diseases and environmental issues through poisoning and toxicology, animal injuries, and nutritional and micronutrient deficiencies that result from traveling to tropical or subtropical regions. This comprehensive resource provides authoritative clinical guidance, useful statistics, and chapters covering organs, skills, and services, as well as traditional pathogen-based content. You’ll get a full understanding of how to recognize and treat these unique health issues, no matter how widespread or difficult to control. Includes important updates on malaria, leishmaniasis, tuberculosis and HIV, as well as coverage of Ebola, Zika virus, Chikungunya, and other emerging pathogens. Provides new vaccine schedules and information on implementation. Features five all-new chapters: Neglected Tropical Diseases: Public Health Control Programs and Mass Drug Administration; Health System and Health Care Delivery; Zika; Medical Entomology; and Vector Control – as well as 250 new images throughout. Presents the common characteristics and methods of transmission for each tropical disease, as well as the applicable diagnosis, treatment, control, and disease prevention techniques. Contains skills-based chapters such as dentistry, neonatal pediatrics and ICMI, and surgery in the tropics, and service-based chapters such as transfusion in resource-poor settings, microbiology, and imaging. Discusses maladies such as delusional parasitosis that are often seen in returning travelers, including those making international adoptions, transplant patients, medical tourists, and more.

Leishmaniasis Control and Elimination

Leishmaniasis  Control and Elimination
Author: Om Prakash Singh,Rajiv Kumar,Christy Petersen,Shyam Sundar,Epke Le Rutte
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-07
ISBN 10: 2889743454
ISBN 13: 9782889743452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Vectors and Vector Borne Zoonotic Diseases

Vectors and Vector Borne Zoonotic Diseases
Author: Sara Savic
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2019-02-20
ISBN 10: 1789852935
ISBN 13: 9781789852936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vectors and Vector Borne Zoonotic Diseases Book Review:

Vectors and Vector-Borne Zoonotic Diseases is about a group of diseases that can infect humans and animals, and that are transmitted by vectors. These diseases are called vector-borne zoonotic diseases. This book is meant to be used by veterinarians, medical doctors, entomologists, and other experts, as well as students, animal owners, nature lovers, etc. The book has several sections: "Introduction," "Vectors", "Vector-Borne Diseases and Pathogens," and "Vector Control." Each of the sections concerns one stage of a vector-borne disease. Each group of authors has dedicated their work to one of the topics with key roles on pathogens or vectors that are of great public health interest in their country or region. In this book, the authors have tried to show which vectors and diseases are the most interesting, having in mind that their spreading represents a danger to health. With this book, we hope to broaden readers' knowledge by sharing experiences with vector-borne diseases,with the aim to upgrade the knowledge of general public health from a One Health perspective.

Drug Discovery for Leishmaniasis

Drug Discovery for Leishmaniasis
Author: Carmen Gil
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2017-11-02
ISBN 10: 1782628894
ISBN 13: 9781782628897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Leishmaniases as Re emerging Diseases

Leishmaniases as Re emerging Diseases
Author: Farhat Afrin,Hassan Hemeg
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-10-10
ISBN 10: 1789841011
ISBN 13: 9781789841015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leishmaniases as Re emerging Diseases Book Review:

Leishmania parasites plague the mammalian host causing high morbidity and mortality. The parasites persist in the hostile milieu, crippling its defensive arsenal. In the face of mounting resistance to an antiquated drug arsenal, new approaches are urgently desired to keep the infection at bay. Furthermore, to strengthen the leishmaniasis elimination drive, particular emphasis has to be laid on identification of new targets and vaccination strategies. This book gives a brief glimpse of the epidemiology of leishmaniasis, immune evasion, vaccination, and therapeutic modalities that may work by untangling the immunological cross-wires of pathogenic cross-talk. The Conventional treatment and its drawbacks, the prospects of phytotherapy and nanomedicines, are also discussed. The identification of drug targets with the aim of designing inhibitors is also exemplified.

The Epidemiology and Ecology of Leishmaniasis

The Epidemiology and Ecology of Leishmaniasis
Author: David Claborn
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN 10: 9535129716
ISBN 13: 9789535129714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epidemiology and Ecology of Leishmaniasis Book Review:

Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne, parasitic disease with tremendous variety in presentation, biology, and epidemiology. Any book on this disease must acknowledge the nearly impossible task of providing an exhaustive account of leishmaniasis simply because the epidemiology of the disease is so very complex. This book addresses some of this variety with chapters on the epidemiology of leishmaniasis in North Africa, Central America, and South America. The purpose of the book is not to specifically address diagnosis and treatment of the disease, but rather to provide a sample of the differing epidemiologies of leishmaniasis that occur due to variations in local habitats; the presence of different vectors, reservoirs, and agents; and the wide variety of cultures in which this disease occurs.

Neglected Tropical Diseases Sub Saharan Africa

Neglected Tropical Diseases   Sub Saharan Africa
Author: John Gyapong,Boakye Boatin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2016-01-13
ISBN 10: 3319254715
ISBN 13: 9783319254715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neglected Tropical Diseases Sub Saharan Africa Book Review:

This book provides an overview on the major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as Leishmaniasis, Buruli Ulcer and Schistosomiasis. In well-structured chapters epidemiology and biology of these parasitic diseases will be discussed in detail. Further, diagnostics and therapeutic approaches as well as prevention strategies will be reviewed. The book will be of interest to basic researchers and clinicians engaged in infectious disease, tropical medicine, and parasitology, and a must-have for scientists specialized in the characteristics of the Sub-Saharan region.

Anthrax in Humans and Animals

Anthrax in Humans and Animals
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9241547537
ISBN 13: 9789241547536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthrax in Humans and Animals Book Review:

This fourth edition of the anthrax guidelines encompasses a systematic review of the extensive new scientific literature and relevant publications up to end 2007 including all the new information that emerged in the 3-4 years after the anthrax letter events. This updated edition provides information on the disease and its importance, its etiology and ecology, and offers guidance on the detection, diagnostic, epidemiology, disinfection and decontamination, treatment and prophylaxis procedures, as well as control and surveillance processes for anthrax in humans and animals. With two rounds of a rigorous peer-review process, it is a relevant source of information for the management of anthrax in humans and animals.

Molecular Advancements in Tropical Diseases Drug Discovery

Molecular Advancements in Tropical Diseases Drug Discovery
Author: Gauri Misra,Vijay Kumar Srivastava
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2020-05-12
ISBN 10: 0128213973
ISBN 13: 9780128213971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Advancements in Tropical Diseases Drug Discovery Book Review:

Molecular Advancements in Tropical Diseases Drug Discovery presents in-depth knowledge relating to the detection of infection, epidemiology, drugs against various tropical diseases, new target sites for drug discovery and multidrug resistance issues using bioinformatics tools and approaches. The book's chapters are written by experts in their respective fields so that each disease is covered in a rational manner and with a solid foundation on existing facts and prospective research ideas. Updates knowledge about tropical diseases with recent advancements in the field Presents an overview of new research covering detection, infection, epidemiology and risk factors of the most common tropical diseases using bioinformatics tools Encompasses a detailed description of developments in drug discovery, new drugs and their molecular mechanisms of action

Feline Dermatology

Feline Dermatology
Author: Chiara Noli,Silvia Colombo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 653
Release: 2020-06-15
ISBN 10: 3030298361
ISBN 13: 9783030298364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feline Dermatology Book Review:

This richly-illustrated handbook covers all aspects of modern feline dermatology, from the approach to different signs and symptoms to the description of the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestation, diagnosis and current treatment of each feline dermatological disease. Thus this manual serves as essential practical guide to the busy practitioner to quickly and surely tackle cats with dermatological conditions, and offers a current and complete reference tool for the feline veterinarian and the veterinary dermatologist.

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
Author: Oscar H. Del Brutto,Hector H. Garcia
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-07-03
ISBN 10: 012807969X
ISBN 13: 9780128079690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology Book Review:

Cysticercosis, an infection caused by the cystic larvae of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium, is one of the most frequent parasitic infections of the human nervous system (neurocysticercosis). It is endemic in most of Latin America, the sub-Saharan Africa, and vast parts of Asia, including the Indian subcontinent. It has also been increasingly diagnosed in developed countries because of migration of people from endemic zones and exposure in travelers. The life cycle involves the development of the adult tapeworm in the human small intestine (after ingesting infected pork with cysts) and larval infection in pig tissues (after ingesting human stools containing the eggs of the tapeworm). Humans get infected by the fecal-oral route, most often from a direct contact with an asymptomatic Taenia carrier. Most common clinical presentations are seizures (particularly late-onset seizures), chronic headaches, and intracranial hypertension. However, cysticerci can locate anywhere in the human nervous system, thus potentially causing almost any neurological syndrome and making clinical diagnosis a difficult task. Neuroimaging is the main diagnostic tool, and specific serology confirms the diagnosis and helps to define the diagnosis when images are unclear. Factors such as location (extraparenchymal versus intraparenchymal), number, size and evolutive stage of the parasites determine the clinical manifestations, therapeutic approach, and prognosis. Management includes symptomatic drugs (analgesics, antiepileptic drugs, anti-inflammatory agents) and in many cases cysticidal drugs, either albendazole or praziquantel. In recent years, efforts have focused on transmission control and potential elimination in endemic regions.

Field Trials of Health Interventions

Field Trials of Health Interventions
Author: Richard H. Morrow,David A. Ross
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-06-11
ISBN 10: 0198732864
ISBN 13: 9780198732860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Trials of Health Interventions Book Review:

Before new interventions can be used in disease control programmes, it is essential that they are carefully evaluated in "field trials", which may be complex and expensive undertakings. Descriptions of the detailed procedures and methods used in trials that have been conducted in the past have generally not been published. As a consequence, those planning such trials have few guidelines available and little access to previously accumulated knowledge. In this book the practical issues of trial design and conduct are discussed fully and in sufficient detail for the text to be used as a "toolbox" by field investigators. The toolbox has now been extensively tested through use of the first two editions and this third edition is a comprehensive revision, incorporating the many developments that have taken place with respect to trials since 1996 and involving more than 30 contributors. Most of the chapters have been extensively revised and 7 new chapters have been added.

Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2015-08-05
ISBN 10: 9241564865
ISBN 13: 9789241564861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases Book Review:

This report repositions a group of 17 neglected tropical diseases on the global development agenda at a time of profound transitions in the economies of endemic countries and in thinking about the overarching objectives of development. In doing so it reinvigorates the drive to prevent control eliminate or eradicate diseases that blind maim and disfigure making life miserable for more than a billion people. Undetected and untreated several almost invariably kill. The burden of these diseases is further amplified by the fact that many require chronic and costly care underscoring the economic as well as the health benefits of preventive chemotherapy and early detection and care. The report brings a new dimension to long-term thinking about the future approach to these diseases. For the first time it sets out financing needs options and targets for meeting WHO Roadmap goals by 2020 but also for reaching universal coverage of all people in need by 2030. The report makes one investment case for cost-effectiveness and a second investment case where equity is the focus. It sets targets for ending catastrophic health expenditures and as part of the drive to strengthen health systems for getting services closer to where people live.

Leishmania and Leishmaniasis

Leishmania and Leishmaniasis
Author: Awanish Kumar
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1461488699
ISBN 13: 9781461488699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leishmania and Leishmaniasis Book Review:

​Leishmania-related illnesses remain among the world’s deadliest neglected tropical diseases, affecting approximately 12 million people in 88 countries. The mortality rate is substantial, contributing to nearly two million disability-adjusted life years. As more is understood about this parasite and its effects, work toward prevention, control, and treatment continues apace. Leishmania and Leishmaniasis will address the parasite and its attendant disease, which manifests in three syndromes: Visceral (VL), Cutaneous (CL) and Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis (ML). The morphology and life cycles of the various species will be among the topics addressed in Part One. Part Two will focus on immunology, including host-immune response to Leishmania infection, cross-immunity between the different species and adoptive transfer of immunity. Parts Three and Four will address how Leishmania invade and survive, the clinical features of the disease, and its diagnosis. Drugs, vaccines and treatment will be thoroughly explored, including experimental models of therapeutics. Leishmania and Leishmaniasis will provide a thorough examination of a parasite, the illnesses it causes and the misery it continues to visit upon large segments of the population.​