This new work updates the highly regarded first edition...and is equally excellent. It offers a wealth of timely information about a variety of emerging and reemerging infections...This is an excellent reference for anyone interested in emerging infections, and will be a valuable resource for health science students, especially those in nursing and public health....Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners."--Choice Emerging, re-emerging, and antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases continue to increase at an alarming rate throughout the world. Written for a wide range of health professionals, particularly nurses, this revised edition provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of these diseases: their epidemiology, clinical manifestations, prevention, and treatment. With contributions by a multidisciplinary team of nurses, physicians, and infectious disease specialists, the book includes material on the most recent and important new emerging infectious diseases: Avian influenza and SARS Issues of demographics and microbial resistance Special topics, including bioterrorism Behavioral and cultural factors Infectious etiologies of chronic diseases Travel and recreational exposure Each chapter is amply illustrated with clinical case examples to demonstrate the pitfalls in differential diagnosis and elucidate proper management and treatment. Valuable appendices provide critical reference information for each of the bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic diseases.
Self-directed learning and revision guide to clinical microbiology and infectious diseases for student doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. This eBook contains self-assessment questions in a range of exam formats (MCQ, ECQ, data interpretation and discussion/oral), worked answers and detailed text in an accessible format. The contents follow three main themes: introductory concepts, diseases and syndromes in clinical practice, and thematic glossaries (bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology, antimicrobial chemotherapy agents and laboratory tests).
Findings from the field of evolutionary biology are yielding dramatic insights for health scientists, especially those involved in the fight against infectious diseases. This book is the first in-depth presentation of these insights. In detailing why the pathogens that cause malaria, smallpox, tuberculosis, and AIDS have their special kinds of deadliness, the book shows how efforts to control virtually all diseases would benefit from a more thorough application of evolutionary principles. When viewed from a Darwinian perspective, a pathogen is not simply a disease-causing agent, it is a self-replicating organism driven by evolutionary pressures to pass on as many copies of itself as possible. In this context, so-called "cultural vectors"--those aspects of human behavior and the human environment that allow spread of disease from immobilized people--become more important than ever. Interventions to control diseases don't simply hinder their spread but can cause pathogens and the diseases they engender to evolve into more benign forms. In fact, the union of health science with evolutionary biology offers an entirely new dimension to policy making, as the possibility of determining the future course of many diseases becomes a reality. By presenting the first detailed explanation of an evolutionary perspective on infectious disease, the author has achieved a genuine milestone in the synthesis of health science, epidemiology, and evolutionary biology. Written in a clear, accessible style, it is intended for a wide readership among professionals in these fields and general readers interested in science and health.
Infectious Disease Epidemiology provides a concise reference for practicing epidemiologists, and provides trainee readers with a thorough understanding of basic the concepts which are critical to understanding specialist areas of infectious disease epidemiology.Divided into two sections, part one of the book covers a comprehensive list of methods relevant to the study of infectious disease epidemiology, organised in order of increasing complexity, from a general introduction, to subjects such as mathematical modelling and sero-epidemiology. Part two addresses major infectious diseases that are of global significance due to their current burden or their potential for causing morbidity and mortality. The examples have been selected and grouped into chapters based on the route of transmission. This practical guide will be essential reading for postgraduate students in infectious disease epidemiology, health protection trainees.
Thoroughly updated and now featuring more than 100 full-color illustrations, the Fifth Edition of this comprehensive reference provides current, complete diagnostic and therapeutic information on infectious diseases of the female genital tract. This edition includes new chapters on human papillomavirus and the new vaccines and on infection as a cause of neonatal brain damage. The book emphasizes an evidence-based approach to recommendations and presents current guidelines for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. The presentation of material has been streamlined to produce a smaller, more user-friendly text, and the format has been modified to include additional algorithms and tables. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.
From the star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills comes an emotional and eye opening behind-the-scenes look at her descent into uncovering the mystery of chronic Lyme disease.In early 2011, Yolanda was struck by mysterious symptoms including brain fog, severe exhaustion, migraines and more. Over the months and years that followed, she went from being an outspoken, multi-tasking, hands-on mother of three, reality TV star, and social butterfly, to a woman who spent most of her time in bed. Yolanda was turned inside out by some of the country’s top hospitals and doctors, but due to the lack of definitive diagnostic testing, she landed in a dark maze of conflicting medical opinions, where many were quick to treat her symptoms but could never provide clear answers to their possible causes.In this moving, behind the scenes memoir, Yolanda Hadid opens up in a way she has never been able to in the media before. Suffering from late stage Lyme, a disease that is an undeniable epidemic and more debilitating than anyone realizes, Yolanda had to fight with everything she had to hold onto her life. While her struggle was lived publicly, it impacted her privately in every aspect of her existence, affecting her family, friends and professional prospects. Her perfect marriage became strained and led to divorce. It was the strong bond with her children, Gigi, Bella and Anwar, that provided her greatest motivation to fight through the darkest days of her life. Hers is an emotional narrative and all-important read for anyone unseated by an unexpected catastrophe. With candor, authenticity and an unwavering inner strength, Yolanda reveals intimate details of her journey crisscrossing the world to find answers for herself and two of her children who suffer from Lyme and shares her tireless research into eastern and western medicine. Believe Me is an inspiring lesson in the importance of having courage and hope, even in those moments when you think you can’t go on.
The 47th edition of the leading clinical reference on treatment of infectious diseases and anti-infective drug information. 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 pathogens bacterial fungal mycobacterial parasitic viral Anti-infective agents dosing pediatric adjustments renal adjustments adverse affects activity pharmacology interactions Preventative therapy
Antique Map: ENGLAND & WALES Phthisis (TB)/Zymotic (infectious) diseases death rate. Title: 'Average death rate from Phthisis in England & Wales; Average death rate from Zymotic diseases in England & Wales'. Type: Antique colour map. Date of printing: 1904. Size: 15.0 x 22.5cm, 6 x 9 inches (Medium), 351 sq cm. Artist, cartographer or engraver: John Bartholomew . Condition: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this map than that which is offered for sale. The map you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image which may include some light spotting. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Verso: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain. Provenance: "The Survey Gazetteer of the British Isles"; edited by J.G. Bartholomew, published by George Newnes, London. Subject categories: Great Britain Bartholomew.
The ideal accompaniment to any microbiology, virology, human biology and allied health course, The Guide to Infectious Diseases by Body System, Second Edition is a mini atlas of microbial diseases afflicting humans. Organized by body system, each unit presents a brief introduction to the anatomical system and the bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic organisms infecting the system. Full-color anatomical illustrations are labeled with the diseases' signs and symptoms. Each unit also provides brief descriptions of each disease, their cause, and treatments. This book makes an excellent infectious disease primer and quick reference for any microbiology, anatomy and physiology, or human biology student. Introduction by Jeffrey Pommerville: For many students entering the allied health and nursing fields, connecting infectious diseas with anatomy is a very necessary and rewarding experience. As I write this second edition, I have seen how important it is for my students to understand how an infectious agent causes a change from good health (disease) in the human body. Therefore, I have put together this short Guide to Infectious Diseases by Body System to help students understand the relationships between infectious agents and human body systems. Since some disease affect more than one body system, I have tried to match diseases with the more likely body system affected. The 16 anatomical units can be used with any text. Each unit begins with Background material. Then, the relationship between Signs and Symptoms and the body part affected is indicated in a body system illustration. The important section on Pathogenesis describes the cause, development, and effects of an infectious disease. Each unit ends with a brief synopsis of Treatment options for the infection.