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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.



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.



Essential Microbiology

Essential Microbiology Author Stuart Hogg
ISBN-10 9781118688144
Release 2013-04-25
Pages 456
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Essential Microbiology is a comprehensive introductory text aimed at students taking a first course in the subject. Covering all aspects of microbiology, it describes the structure and function of microbes before considering their place in the the living world. The second half of the book focuses on applied aspects such as genetic engineering, industrial microbiology and the control of microorganisms. Adopting a modern approach and with extensive use of clear comprehensive diagrams, Essential Microbiology explains key topics through the use of definition boxes and end of chapter questions. This book is invaluable for undergraduate students in the biological, food and health sciences taking a first course in Microbiology. comprehensive introduction covering all aspects of this exciting subject. includes numerous examples and applications from a wide range of fields. definition boxes, key points and self-test questions enhance student understanding.



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.



Medical Microbiology

Medical Microbiology Author Michael Ford
ISBN-10 9780199655137
Release 2014-02
Pages 484
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Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, and research into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible.The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series has been written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analytical approaches that lead to diagnosis. Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a Biomedical Scientist may be exposed - from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science. Medical Microbiology covers a range of key laboratory techniques used in the diagnosis of important human diseases caused by microorganisms. From sample collection, through to analysis and laboratory investigation, the text covers a wide range of procedures and highlights how and why results are generated. The second edition has been expanded to cover a wider range of topics, and includes new chapters on parasitology, pathogenesis, and molecular diagnostics and investigation.New to this editionNew introductory chapter covers the basic principles and features of microorganisms, which underpin the rest of the book.New chapters on parasitology and pathogenesis make the text an even more comprehensive resource for students.New chapter on molecular diagnostics and investigation reflects the increasing use of molecular technologies to detect pathogens in clinical microbiology.



MCQs in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

MCQs in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Author Philip W. Ross
ISBN-10 190060308X
Release 2000
Pages 106
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The third edition of this widely used book has been substantially updated to take into account changes since the last edition. It covers a wide range of topics in medical microbiology and infectious diseases. Questions are accompanied by extended answers, making them ideal for both revision and self study. It will be particularly suitable for candidates for the MRCP, FRCS/MRCS, MRCOG and MRCGP examinations, as well as for medical undergraduates.



Vaccinology

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.



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.



Antibiotics Simplified

Antibiotics Simplified Author Jason C. Gallagher
ISBN-10 9781284130065
Release 2016-11-21
Pages 352
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Antibiotics Simplified, Fourth Edition is a best-selling, succinct guide designed to bridge knowledge gained in basic sciences courses with clinical practice in infectious diseases. This practical text reviews basic microbiology and how to approach the pharmacotherapy of a patient with a presumed infection. It also contains concise Drug Class Reviews with an explanation of the characteristics of various classes of antibacterial drugs and antifungal drugs. This text simplifies learning infectious disease pharmacotherapy and condenses the many facts that are taught about antibiotics into one quick reference guide. This guide will help students learn the characteristics of antibiotics and why an antibiotic is useful for an indication. With an understanding of the characteristics of the antibiotics, students will be able to make a logical choice to treat an infection more easily.



Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Author David Greenwood
ISBN-10 9780198570165
Release 2007-01
Pages 485
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The fifth edition of this successful book encourages good prescribing habits in doctors throughout the world, by describing the basic properties of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents, and discussing the principles underlying the rational use of antimicrobial agents in the management of infection.



Infectious Diseases A Clinical Short Course 3 E

Infectious Diseases A Clinical Short Course 3 E Author Frederick Southwick
ISBN-10 9780071789264
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 480
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LEARN THE PRINCIPLES OF CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN JUST THIRTY DAYS Infectious Diseases: A Clinical Short COURSE is a concise overview of this important field designed to help the busy physician, medical student, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant to understand, diagnose, and treat common infectious diseases. This unique self-instruction book is organized by system/region as opposed to pathogens—simulating how common pathogens and disorders would be encountered in rounds or in practice. By indicating the number of days that should be allotted to the study of each chapter, the author has created a schedule for completion of each lesson. A wide array of tables that summarize the methods of clinical assessment, anti-infective agent doses, and drug toxicities--facts that do not require memorization, but do need to be referred to when caring for patients--facilitate this condensed learning schedule. There is no better resource for learning to associate pathogens with the corresponding impact on patients than Infectious Diseases. FEATURES Key Points summarize the most important facts when managing each infection and facilitate board review Guiding Questions begin each chapter An estimate of the potential severity of each disease gives you a sense of how quickly you should initiate treatment Numerous case examples highlight real-world clinical application of the content Dozens of color plates depict major pathogens All chapters have been updated to reflect the most current treatment and diagnostic guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America NEW! Antibiograms for each major antibiotic class provide a visual depiction of the spectrum of each individual antibiotic; a table listing the most commonly used outpatient antibiotics and their dosing; and much more



Biotechnology and Infectious Diseases

Biotechnology and Infectious Diseases Author Brooke A. Jude
ISBN-10 9781606509043
Release 2017-01-26
Pages 145
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World populations are increasing, as are pathogens capable of causing human disease. These infectious diseases contribute to global “wicked problems.” As infection numbers rise, and dangerous pathogens evolve, the complexity of these problems increase. Current biotechnological advances can be used to design more effective methods of combatting infectious diseases. This text, Biotechnology and Infectious Disease, will document a core set of infectious agents, as a method of describing ways to update diagnostic and therapeutic tools. The book begins with an introduction to the pathogenic mechanisms displayed by various diseases. Pathogen descriptions of are followed up by such topics as use assays for low-level detection, application of nanosized agents for drug delivery, and design of vaccines for emerging infections, including Ebola and Zika. New technologies are being developed as fast as infectious evolve. The key to taming these wicked pathogens will be in finding commonalities between organisms and applying biotechnological advances.



Ayliffe s Control of Healthcare Associated Infection Fifth Edition

Ayliffe s Control of Healthcare Associated Infection Fifth Edition Author Adam Fraise
ISBN-10 9780340914519
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.



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.



Human Cytomegalovirus

Human Cytomegalovirus Author Thomas E. Shenk
ISBN-10 3540773495
Release 2008-05-09
Pages 479
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This volume has gathered some of the experts in the field to review aspects of our understanding of CMV and to offer perspectives of the current problems associated with CMV. The editors and authors hope that the chapters will lead to a better understanding of the virus that will assist in the development of new and unique antivirals, a protective vaccine, and a full understanding of CMV's involvement in human disease.



Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Author Peter H. Gilligan
ISBN-10 1555818684
Release 2014-08-27
Pages 589
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An interactive text, Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, helps students 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 title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.



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.