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Microbiology Nuts and Bolts

Microbiology Nuts and Bolts Author David Garner
ISBN-10 1484123913
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 288
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--- Please note there is a newer edition of this book, published July 2014 --- Click + sign by the word "Paperback" in the "formats box" above to get the latest edition. Sorry but this is the only way Amazon can link to the 2nd edition...Crazy hey! A clinically focused, no nonsense pocket book to the key elements of microbiology and infection. A must have guide to stop common and often unnecessary mistakes that occur in everyday medicine and antibiotic prescribing. Microbiology Nuts & Bolts has been written to provide doctors and healthcare staff with the ability to confidently identity the micro-organisms that are the cause of a patient's infection and how to treat them. The book is set out by condition rather than micro-organism allowing for quick reference in a clinical setting. However, it is not an all-encompassing reference text and has deliberately not been referenced extensively in order to keep its presentation simple. It is intended to be concise enough to be of use on a daily basis, be it on a ward or in a clinic, yet detailed enough to promote a thorough understanding of micro-organisms, their management and ultimately patient treatment. The book is divided into six parts: Basic Concepts, Microbiology, Infection Control, Clinical Scenarios, Antibiotics and Emergencies. It is best to read Basic Concepts and Microbiology thoroughly first, as this will give the building blocks to understanding infections. After that, dipping into the Clinical Scenarios and Antibiotics sections will aid diagnosing and managing patients with specific infections. Emergencies have been separated into their own section to ensure they can be found quickly. Flowcharts help guide initial emergency treatment, which often needs to be implemented immediately in order to save lives, although they are not a replacement for experienced senior support. Infection Control does not go in to depth regarding policies and politics but gives practical advice about preventing the spread of infections and what to do when you have too many patients for the side rooms available. The ultimate aim of the book is to empower doctors and healthcare staff to manage patients with infections better, if it achieves this then it will be a success.

Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance

Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance Author Stephen Gillespie
ISBN-10 9780470655719
Release 2012-04-23
Pages 128
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This textbook encapsulates the essential principles of modern clinical medical microbiology. It examines the diagnostic path, from the infecting agent through the clinical disease to diagnosis and patient management.

Clinical Microbiology Second Edition

Clinical Microbiology  Second Edition Author J. Keith Struthers
ISBN-10 9781498787062
Release 2017-07-14
Pages 282
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This concise, beautifully illustrated book provides a convenient introduction to the basic science of medical microbiology and how this relates to clinical practice. Expanded from the prize-winning first edition to cover virology and parasitology in addition to bacteriology, this second editions explains the essentials of microbial infection and continues to provide a sound basis for developing logical diagnostic and management strategies, including the critical area of antibiotic usage. Section One focuses on the clinical with chapters centred around infections of the organ systems, while full coverage of the scientific aspects underpinning microbial disease follows in Section Two.

Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Author Estée Török
ISBN-10 9780199671328
Release 2017
Pages 912
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Fully reviewed and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology maintains its position as the must-have guide to all aspects of infectious diseases and microbiology. Reflecting the current approach to joint postgraduate training programmes, the handbook takes an integrated approach to both subjects. It covers the basic principles of bacteriology and virology, along with specific guidance on individual diseases and conditions, all in the accessible Oxford Handbook style. Now including new topics on important subjects such as microbiology specimen collection, commonly used media, molecular diagnostics, and antimicrobials in pregnancy, as well as incorporating new guidelines from WHO, NICE, and BASHH among others, this handbook ensures that the informaiton you need is accessible, clear, and easy-to-understand. Practical and comprehensive, this handbook includes coverage of National Frameworks and current legislation, together with information on topical issues such as bioterrorism and preventative medicine. Fully reviewed by specialist senior readers, and with useful links to up-to-date clinical information and online resources, this is an important addition to the Oxford Handbook Series.


Vaccinology Author W. John W. Morrow
ISBN-10 9781118345344
Release 2012-06-12
Pages 552
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Covering all aspects of vaccine research and development in one volume, this authoritative resource takes a comprehensive and systematic approach to the science of vaccinology focusing not only on basic science, but also on the many stages required to commercialize and navigate the regulatory requirements for human application, both in the United States and Europe. Reviews in detail the process of designing a vaccine, from the initial stages of antigen discovery to human application Includes evaluation of vaccine efficacy and safety Details clinical trial design, including regulatory requirements Discusses the emerging field of active cellular immunotherapy Vaccinology: Principles and Practice provides an invaluable resource for clinicians, scientific and medical researchers, lecturers and postdoctoral fellows working in the field of vaccines.

Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians

Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians Author Alan R. Hauser
ISBN-10 9781451112214
Release 2012-03-06
Pages 336
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Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians, Second Edition, shows you how to apply your knowledge of pharmacology and microbiology in order to select the appropriate antibiotic. Rather than rely on rote memorization, you’ll learn the underlying rationale for treatment of common infectious diseases and pathogens. The text focuses on antibacterial agents, examining individual antibiotics and antibiotic classes as well as definitive and empiric therapies—providing a framework for prescription and clinical preparation for students training to be physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacologists, or medical technologists. Clinicians also rely on Antibiotic Basics for quick reference or review. The Second Edition includes current research and new approaches to emerging resistant organisms such as community-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing bacteria. In addition, the book has been updated to reflect changes in treatment guidelines, including new guidelines for Clostridium difficile colitis and urinary tract infections.

Infectious Diseases A Clinical Short Course 3 E

Infectious Diseases A Clinical Short Course 3 E Author Frederick Southwick
ISBN-10 9780071789257
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 480
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"A concise, thorough review of microorganisms and the diseases they cause No other resource makes clinical infectious diseases more manageable and easy to master than Infectious Diseases: A Clinical Short Course, Third Edition. This self-teaching tool is organized by system/region as opposed to pathogens -- simulating how common pathogens and disorders would be encountered in rounds or in practice. Unsurpassed for learning how to associate pathogens with their corresponding impact on actual patients Coverage of the entire field of infectious diseases in a concise presentation than can be read during a 30 day rotation Color photos show clinical manifestations of infectious diseases "--Provided by publisher.

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial Stewardship Author Matthew Laundy
ISBN-10 9780198758792
Release 2016-08-18
Pages 176
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenges the treatment of clinical infections. Despite the decline in infectious diseases mortality rates, infections are more difficult to eliminate or contain in the host, resulting in poorer outcomes to treatment, longer hospital inpatient stays, and increased mortality. Written by international experts in the field and supported by the review of the available evidence, including example case studies, Antimicrobial Stewardship provides a practical how-to guide on this growing area. Divided into three sections, the first sets the scene, looking at the key problems of antimicrobial resistance. Section two examines and identifies the key components of an antimicrobial stewardship program. Finally, the book explores specialist areas of antimicrobial stewardship ranging from antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and dynamics, to near patient testing, and infection biomarkers. Antimicrobial Stewardship will be a valuable and practical resource for infection trainees, as well as specialists from the medical, pharmacy, and nursing professions.

Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Author W. John Spicer
ISBN-10 9780443103032
Release 2008
Pages 251
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Rev. ed. of: Clinical bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology / W. John Spicer. 2000.

Principles of Microbiological Troubleshooting in the Industrial Food Processing Environment

Principles of Microbiological Troubleshooting in the Industrial Food Processing Environment Author Jeffrey Kornacki
ISBN-10 1441955186
Release 2010-05-19
Pages 140
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Written with the in-plant food safety/quality assurance professional in mind, this reference offers proven approaches and suggestions for finding sources of microbiological contamination of industrially produced products.

Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance

Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance Author Debbie Weston
ISBN-10 9781118973554
Release 2016-11-30
Pages 144
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Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students, as well as qualified nurses and medical students. Infection prevention and control is one of the key five ‘essential skills clusters’ that is incorporated into all pre-registration nursing programmes. This highly visual and dynamic book is a thorough resource for nurses wanting to consolidate and expand their knowledge of this important part of nursing. Written by experienced infection prevention and control specialist nurses, it provides a concise and simple approach to a vast and complex subject, and equips the reader with key information in relation to various aspects of infection prevention and control practice. Provides a snap-shot of the application of infection prevention and control in practice and the key infections affecting patients in both acute and primary care A uniquely visual and accessible overview of a topic of relevance to all nursing staff Includes key points for clinical practice, patient management, and signposting of key national guidance documents and websites Available in a wide-range of digital formats - perfect for 'on the go' study and revision

Ayliffe s Control of Healthcare Associated Infection Fifth Edition

Ayliffe s Control of Healthcare Associated Infection Fifth Edition Author Adam Fraise
ISBN-10 9781444113075
Release 2009-05-29
Pages 520
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The fifth edition of this classic text is the definitive, clinically orientated guide to a critical area within healthcare practice, full of sound, practical advice for all those involved in the control of infection in a variety of settings. Known in previous editions as Control of Hospital Infection, the new Ayliffe's Control of Healthcare-Associated Infection has again been brought up to date and thoroughly revised to emphasise the broader range of its coverage, from the hospital setting - including the ward, operating theatres, kitchens and laundry facilities - to health care provision in the community. Returning readers will find that the content has also been restructured, improving access to related topics. Part One discusses the basic principles of infection control, including administrative issues, surveillance and reporting, sterilization, disinfection and decontamination, with an emphasis on the key area of hand hygiene. Part Two covers the specific areas of prophylaxis and treatment of infections. In Part Three prevention in different healthcare settings is presented, including issues particular to special wards and departments such as paediatric and neonatal units, intensive care, the elderly and those being treated or working within allied health areas such as x-ray, physiotherapy and the laboratory setting. Ayliffe's Control of Healthcare-Associated Infection remains essential reading for all infection control practitioners, nurses, doctors, surgeons, allied health professionals, hospital managers and administrators, and public health personnel.

Lange Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Flash Cards Second Edition

Lange Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Flash Cards  Second Edition Author Kenneth D. Somers
ISBN-10 9780071794145
Release 2010-07-13
Pages 416
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The fun, fast, portable way to review microbiology and infectious diseases Market: Medical Students (18,750); Physician Assistant Students (3,000); Nurse Practitioner Programs Great review tool for the boards and course exams Every card includes a board-style clinical vignette Format allows students to compare and contrast diseases 220 High Yield Cards Kenneth D. Somers, Ph.D. Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, and Stephen Morse, Center for Infectious Diseases, Center of Disease Control, Atlanta GA

The Hidden Half of Nature The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

The Hidden Half of Nature  The Microbial Roots of Life and Health Author David R. Montgomery
ISBN-10 9780393244410
Release 2015-11-16
Pages 320
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A riveting exploration of how microbes are transforming the way we see nature and ourselves—and could revolutionize agriculture and medicine. Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. Good health—for people and for plants—depends on Earth’s smallest creatures. The Hidden Half of Nature tells the story of our tangled relationship with microbes and their potential to revolutionize agriculture and medicine, from garden to gut. When David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé decide to restore life into their barren yard by creating a garden, dead dirt threatens their dream. As a cure, they feed their soil a steady diet of organic matter. The results impress them. In short order, the much-maligned microbes transform their bleak yard into a flourishing Eden. Beneath their feet, beneficial microbes and plant roots continuously exchange a vast array of essential compounds. The authors soon learn that this miniaturized commerce is central to botanical life’s master strategy for defense and health. They are abruptly plunged further into investigating microbes when Biklé is diagnosed with cancer. Here, they discover an unsettling truth. An armada of bacteria (our microbiome) sails the seas of our gut, enabling our immune system to sort microbial friends from foes. But when our gut microbiome goes awry, our health can go with it. The authors also discover startling insights into the similarities between plant roots and the human gut. We are not what we eat. We are all—for better or worse—the product of what our microbes eat. This leads to a radical reconceptualization of our relationship to the natural world: by cultivating beneficial microbes, we can rebuild soil fertility and help turn back the modern plague of chronic diseases. The Hidden Half of Nature reveals how to transform agriculture and medicine—by merging the mind of an ecologist with the care of a gardener and the skill of a doctor.

An Introduction to Microbiology

An Introduction to Microbiology Author P. Tauro
ISBN-10 0852268785
Release 1986
Pages 412
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This book has been primarily designed for the undergraduate beginners in microbiology, who have little information about this subject. It contains all basic concepts and principles that a student should know about the different aspects of microbiology including recent developments in the area. This book also provides a comprehensive account of the microbial world including both general and applied aspects. The text, which has been organised into 20 chapters, includes historical aspects; general organization; structure and function of microbial cell; basic principles of microbial nutrition and growth; metabolism; biosynthesis of cellular components; microbial genetics and gene manipulation. Besides these topics, it also covers viruses and differentiation in micro-organisms and various aspects of applied microbiology such as mineral transformations in soil; microbes in industry; food microbiology and dairy microbiology. The book is also well illustrated.

Missing Microbes

Missing Microbes Author Martin Blaser
ISBN-10 9781780744421
Release 2014-02-06
Pages 288
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A clarion call to save humanity’s most essential fellow creatures – and our health Far beneath our skin exists an unfathomable, ancient universe – an internal ecosystem that is critical to our health. Dr Martin Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human ‘microbiome’, unfurling its inner workings and evolution. For thousands of years, bacteria and human cells have co-existed in a relationship that has ensured the health and equilibrium of our body. But now, much like the natural world outside of us, our internal environment is being irrevocably destroyed. The culprit: some of our most revered medical advances – antibiotics – which appear to be linked to the epidemics of asthma, eczema, obesity, certain forms of cancer, and other diseases plaguing modern society. In a book that stands as the Silent Spring of its day, Blaser sounds a provocative alarm that we ignore at our peril.

Watermark An Essay on Venice

Watermark  An Essay on Venice Author Joseph Brodsky
ISBN-10 9780241962022
Release 2013-02-28
Pages 144
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'Reading Brodsky's essays is like a conversation with an immensely erudite, hugely entertaining and witty (and often very funny) interlocutor' Wall Street Journal Watermark is Joseph Brodsky's witty, intelligent, moving and elegant portrait of Venice. Looking at every aspect of the city, from its waterways, streets and architecture to its food, politics and people, Brodsky captures its magnificence and beauty, and recalls his own memories of the place he called home for many winters, as he remembers friends, lovers and enemies he has encountered. Above all, he reflects with great poetic force on how the rising tide of time affects city and inhabitants alike. Watermark is an unforgettable piece of writing, and a wonderful evocation of a remarkable, unique city. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature