This comprehensive, up-to-date volume defines the issues and offers potential solutions to the challenges of antimicrobial resistance. The chapter authors are leading international experts on antimicrobial resistance among a variety of bacteria, viruses including HIV and herpes, parasites and fungi. The chapters explore the molecular mechanisms of drug resistance, the immunology and epidemiology of resistance strains, clinical implications and implications on research and lack thereof, and prevention and future directions.
This award-winning guide provides child care directors, teachers, and caregivers with essential information on the prevention and management of infectious diseases in group care settings. The fully-revised 4th edition will help you rapidly identify infectious diseases such as chickenpox,fifth disease, and hand-foot-and-mouth disease with more than 50 quick reference sheets.Implement proven strategies for limiting the spread of infection. Know when to consult with health care professionals. Determine when to include, exclude, or readmit sick children. Communicate with parents about an outbreak with ready-to-use letters and forms. Avoid infection in the first place with medically based tips for prevention, including immunization schedules. Protect the children in your care, your staff, and your organization s liability and reputation. Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools is the best medical advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) presented in an easy-to-use format for your day care or school. The guidance and recommendations are aligned with the latest edition of the gold-standard AAP source of information on infectious diseases, Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 30th Edition, and Caring for Your Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition.New in the 4th Edition. Completely reviewed and updated throughout to reflect the latest guidance and recommendations, including alignment with most recent editions of Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases,30th Edition Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs,3rd Edition New infectious disease Quick Reference SheetsQuick Reference Sheets Clostridium difficile (Also Called C diff ) Norovirus Staphylococcus aureus (Methicillin-Resistant [MRSA] and Methicillin-Sensitive [MSSA]) New forms Child Health Assessment Special Care Plan Refusal to Vaccinate New Web links to suggested professional development materials added throughout
For epidemiologists, evolutionary biologists, and health-care professionals, real-time and predictive modeling of infectious disease is of growing importance. This book provides a timely and comprehensive introduction to the modeling of infectious diseases in humans and animals, focusing on recent developments as well as more traditional approaches. Matt Keeling and Pejman Rohani move from modeling with simple differential equations to more recent, complex models, where spatial structure, seasonal "forcing," or stochasticity influence the dynamics, and where computer simulation needs to be used to generate theory. In each of the eight chapters, they deal with a specific modeling approach or set of techniques designed to capture a particular biological factor. They illustrate the methodology used with examples from recent research literature on human and infectious disease modeling, showing how such techniques can be used in practice. Diseases considered include BSE, foot-and-mouth, HIV, measles, rubella, smallpox, and West Nile virus, among others. Particular attention is given throughout the book to the development of practical models, useful both as predictive tools and as a means to understand fundamental epidemiological processes. To emphasize this approach, the last chapter is dedicated to modeling and understanding the control of diseases through vaccination, quarantine, or culling. Comprehensive, practical introduction to infectious disease modeling Builds from simple to complex predictive models Models and methodology fully supported by examples drawn from research literature Practical models aid students' understanding of fundamental epidemiological processes For many of the models presented, the authors provide accompanying programs written in Java, C, Fortran, and MATLAB In-depth treatment of role of modeling in understanding disease control
This book will give you the information you need on Infectious Disease problems you will encounter in your residency. The most common antibiotics and signs of infections are easily illustrated. Managing pneumonia, urinary tract infections, bacteremia, sepsis, and common infections are summarized in a practical way in this guide.Praise for Internal Medicine: The Guide to Residency“A concise and easy-to-read manual designed to give insightful information to the medicine intern. A great reference book for night oat and wards. I would recommend this book to any PGY-1!”Ryan Keen, MDGeorgia Regents University Resident“Straightforward and covering all the essentials, this book is a must-have for any resident in internal medicine trying to build a good foundation but doesn’t know where to begin. I have found myself referencing Dr. Sayed’s book often; in fact, it will remain in my white coat pocket as a resident - a testament to its utility and practicality.”Brian Le, MDGeorgia Regents University Resident
The international public health scare that resulted last year when a man infected with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis flew overseas from the United States and back illustrates both the fear and the potential impact of highly infectious diseases in a global age. At a time when scientists warn of the potential for an influenza epidemic to rival the deadly outbreak of 1919 and newspapers feature alarming headlines about incidences of mad cow disease, infectious disease will be a critical area of concern and scientific study in the twenty-first century. Infectious Disease collects thirty of the most exciting, innovative, and significant articles on communicable illness published inthe pages of ScientificAmerican magazine since 1993. With sections devoted to viral infections, infectious disease, the immune system, and global management and treatment issues, Infectious Disease provides general readers and students with an excellent overview of recent research in the field. Roger I. Glass discusses a potential vaccine for the rotavirus—a leading cause of severe childhood diarrhea world wide and frequent killer of young children in developing nations. Jeffery K. Taubenberger and colleagues investigate the virulent strain of influenza that killed up to 40 million people in 1919 to suggest treatments and recommend preventative measures. And Paul R. Epstein looks into whether global warming could be harmful to our health, untangling research that suggests that many diseases will flourish as Earth’s atmosphere heats up. The prominence of disease in the ecology and evolution of human society has spurred investment in research and technology development, and, as a consequence, the topic is much discussed in the general and scientific media. Infectious Disease is the essential sourcebook for anyone looking for the solid science and compelling narrative behind the stories that make headlines.
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.
Gain a full understanding of clinical infectious diseases in just thirty days A Doody's Core Title for 2011! No other resource makes clinical infectious diseases more manageable and easy to master than Infectious Diseases: A Clinical Short Course. This one-of-a-kind self-instruction tool is organized by system/region as opposed to pathogens -- simulating how common pathogens and disorders would be encountered in rounds or in practice. For this reason, this remarkable resource is unsurpassed for learning how to associate pathogens with their corresponding impact on actual patients. Features: A true, concise “short course” format that can be read and understood in the span of a 30-day infectious disease rotation Numerous case examples -- appropriate for PBL and integrated curricula -- to further highlight clinical application of the content Key points summaries and Guiding Questions that drive home core concepts and aid comprehension 24 eye-catching color plates that depict major pathogens and reinforce the impact of clinical infection NEW! An even more concise and streamlined format designed to help you learn the most in the least amount of time
In Your Pocket, is a high yield rapid review book designed to master each section of the USMLE STEP 2 CK examination. This book series is subject based and allows you to focus on the Infectious Disease section of the USMLE and acquire the clinical knowledge required for your inpatient rotation. This book will provide you with the most detailed information with a step-by-step systematic approach for this section. We can guarantee your preparation with In Your Pocket.
The latest title in the Salem Heath series, Infectious Diseases and Conditions provides comprehensive, non-specialist information on an array of topics. Essays discuss prevention, diagnosis, treatment as well as epidemiology, history and social concerns. Plus, complimentary online access is provided through Salem Health.