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Core Concepts in Clinical Infectious Diseases CCCID

Core Concepts in Clinical Infectious Diseases  CCCID  Book
Author : Carlos Franco-Paredes
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-03-16
ISBN : 0128044802
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Core Concepts in Clinical Infectious Diseases (CCID) provides medical students and researchers, infectious disease fellows, and practicing clinicians with key clinical concepts in the differential diagnosis and workup of infectious diseases. With the use of tables, charts, and problem-oriented medical diagnosis, it will provide a way of organizing and thinking about commonly seen clinical presentations of infectious diseases. Instead of discussing each disease process or any particular infectious process, this book will assist clinicians in seeing the forest and not focusing on the leaf. Graphs and tables have been constructed over 14 years of taking notes, teaching clinical infectious diseases, and discussing real clinical cases. This book is not about acquiring the structure of infectious diseases that is presented in classic textbooks of infectious disease; instead, it is about refining the process of putting the pieces together in clinical thinking to achieve an accurate clinical diagnosis and thus improved patient care. Assists the reader in connecting the dots (process of accumulating real-time knowledge) during the thinking process of clinical decision-making in the area of infectious diseases Uses tables and charts for easy understanding and application Contains a manual style that targets different audiences, such as medical students, hospital medicine specialists, outpatient internal medicine practitioners, infectious disease fellows in training, and practicing clinicians Provides an up-to-date discussion of core concepts in clinical infectious diseases

Introduction to Clinical Infectious Diseases

Introduction to Clinical Infectious Diseases Book
Author : Joseph Domachowske
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-02-14
ISBN : 3319910809
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Infectious diseases as a specialty suffers from many unique challenges stemming from lower salaries compared to other medical specialties and difficulty keeping the younger demographic within the field. With emerging infections, new diagnostic and research tools, and changing migration patterns, these problems are amplified; infectious disease specialists are in higher demand than ever with fewer and fewer specialists available to support patients and colleagues outside of the field. To meet these increasing challenges, it is vital for the workforce of the future to have the best training possible. This book aims to provide this support. As trainees, all physicians face clinical infectious disease scenarios on a daily basis. They receive basic training in common infections, giving them the tools needed for initial diagnostic studies and empiric treatment. This approach, however, still leaves them struggling with nuances of treating common infections, infections that masquerade as other diseases, rare infection, advanced diagnostics, complicating medical conditions, and a wide range of medical complexities. Important clinical microbiology details and host susceptibility risks will be highlighted when discussing uncommon infections. Each chapter begins by defining a distinct clinical infectious disease problem and the most common cause(s). The next section of each chapter identifies the key questions to consider, including other possible pathogens, medical history, alternate microbiologic diagnoses, instances of unexpected result. This book is the only academic text designed specifically to meet this challenge by targeting learners at all levels. To do this, the text incorporate 30-40 common clinical infectious disease scenarios in both adult and pediatric hosts. It includes easy-to-access “tips and tricks” for when to look further or consider possibilities that are unusual that is useful for someone who is new to the information or has limited experience within infectious diseases. The text heavily features teaching and learning tools, including call out boxes that prioritizes infectious etiologies, host risk factors, important microbiologic clues, and important clinical history clues. The text also includes review questions and quiz-like challenges to reinforce the concepts. Written by experts in the field Clinical Infectious Diseases is the most cutting-edge academic resource for all medical students, fellows, residents, and trainees, including infectious disease specialists in both adult and pediatric care, internal medicine specialists, and hospitalists.

Infectious Diseases A Clinical Short Course Second Edition

Infectious Diseases  A Clinical Short Course  Second Edition Book
Author : Frederick Southwick
Publisher : Mcgraw-hill
Release : 2007-12-10
ISBN : 9780071477222
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Clinical Infectious Diseases Book
Author : Richard K. Root,Francis Waldvogel,Lawrence Corey,Walter E. Stamm
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780195081039
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This practically-oriented volume presents the principles and practice of infectious disease medicine, focusing on management diagnosis and treatment. Appealing to internists and general clinicians as well as the specialist, basic concepts and applications are stressed with references provided in a user-friendly annotated style. A color plate section highlights on key clinical entities.

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Book
Author : Frederick S. Southwick
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2007-10-22
ISBN : 9780071593786
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN 30 DAYS

INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN 30 DAYS Book
Author : Frederick S. Southwick
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2003-03-11
ISBN : 9780071428521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With this self-teaching reference residents learn a disease per day. Covers epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical presentations, diagnostic approaches, and treatment of adult human infections. Includes lucid accounts of each syndrome, clinical vignettes to illustrate common and complicated clinical points, key pathogenic characteristics of organisms, and useful figures and radiographs. An innovative bridge between general medicine textbooks and encyclopedic presentations. Perfect for the 30 day infectious disease clerkship

Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Book
Author : Peter H. Gilligan,Daniel S. Shapiro,Melissa B. Miller
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-08-01
ISBN : 1683673433
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Sixteenth Edition

Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology  Sixteenth Edition Book
Author : Warren E. Levinson
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2020-04-22
ISBN : 1260116727
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Technological advances have taken testing and imaging to remarkable new places—yet establishing patient history and performing physical examinations are more important now than ever. This classic guide has been showing students and clinicians how to approach the diagnostic process thoughtfully and systematically for decades—and this revised edition brings you completely up to date. Part physical examination primer, part differential diagnosis tool, DeGowin's Diagnostic Examination provides the information and insights you need to make accurate, evidence-based diagnostic hypotheses. Covering all physical exam techniques and procedures, this updated edition shows how to collect clinical findings gleaned from the physical examination and synthesize them into a differential diagnosis. • Covers the latest developments in evidence-based physical examinations • Explains how to obtain a complete patient history and perform a thorough physical exam • Organized by signs, symptoms, and syndromes to make finding what you need quick and easy • Connects symptoms and signs with disease pathophysiology • Facilitates efficient, cost-effective diagnostic testing using focused differential diagnoses This classic guide continues to effectively combine current diagnostic practices with the unchanging aspects of clinical medicine.

Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease Book
Author : Nandini Shetty,Julian W Tang,Julie Andrews
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-04-03
ISBN : 9781444311921
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“... a fun and readable book that engages the imagination and retains the interest of the clinically oriented reader while conveying an understanding of the direct implications of molecular characteristics of infectious agents to the practice of medicine..” –Emerging Infectious Diseases, January 2010 “... provides a valuable overview of the basic principles and issues pertaining to the pathogenesis and prevention of infectious diseases. The illustrations, the chapter summaries with relevant information, and the case studies are all particularly useful for the targeted readers. The book is well designed and manages to convey the general concepts of the various aspects of infectious diseases without overwhelming the reader with too much information... recommended for students, trainees, or physicians who desire a well-illustrated textbook that is easy to read and that addresses the basic aspects of infectious disease.” –Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2010 The study of infectious diseases has undergone major changes since its infancy when it was largely a documentation of epidemics. It has now evolved into a dynamic phenomenon involving the ecology of the infectious agent, pathogenesis in the host, reservoirs and vetors, as well as the complex mechanisms concerned in the spread of infection and the extent to which this spread occurs. Rapid globalization has led to unprecedented interest in infectious diseases worldwide and their effect on complex population dynamics including migration, famine, fire, war, and terrorism. It is now essential for public health officials to understand the basic science behind infectious disease and, likewise, students studying ID must have a broader understanding of the implications of infectious disease in a public health context as well as clinical presentation and prevention. The clear demand for an integrated approach has led to the publication of this text. Check out the student companion site at www.wiley.com/go/shettyinfectiousdisease

Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology 15E

Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology 15E Book
Author : Warren E. Levinson,Peter Chin-Hong,Elizabeth Joyce,Jesse Nussbaum,Brian Schwartz
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
Release : 2018-05-10
ISBN : 9781259644498
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The most concise, clinically relevant, and current review of medical microbiology and immunology Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology is a succinct, high-yield review of the medically important aspects of microbiology and immunology. It covers both the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology and also discusses important infectious diseases using an organ system approach. The book emphasizes the real-world clinical application of microbiology and immunology to infectious diseases and offers a unique mix of narrative text, color images, tables and figures, Q&A, and clinical vignettes. • Content is valuable to any study objective or learning style • Essential for USMLE review and medical microbiology coursework • 650 USMLE-style practice questions test your knowledge and understanding • 50 clinical cases illustrate the importance of basic science information in clinical diagnosis • A complete USMLE-style practice exam consisting of 80 questions helps you prepare for the exam • Pearls impart important basic science information helpful in answering questions on the USMLE • Concise summaries of medically important organisms • Self-assessment questions with answers appear at the end of each chapter • Color images depict clinically important findings, such as infectious disease lesions • Gram stains of bacteria, electron micrographs of viruses, and microscopic images depict fungi, protozoa, and worms • Chapters on infectious diseases from an organ system perspective

Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology Book
Author : Alexander Krämer,Mirjam Kretzschmar,Klaus Krickeberg
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-01-23
ISBN : 9780387938356
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hardly a day goes by without news headlines concerning infectious disease threats. Currently the spectre of a pandemic of influenza A|H1N1 is raising its head, and heated debates are taking place about the pro’s and con’s of vaccinating young girls against human papilloma virus. For an evidence-based and responsible communication of infectious disease topics to avoid misunderstandings and overreaction of the public, we need solid scientific knowledge and an understanding of all aspects of infectious diseases and their control. The aim of our book is to present the reader with the general picture and the main ideas of the subject. The book introduces the reader to methodological aspects of epidemiology that are specific for infectious diseases and provides insight into the epidemiology of some classes of infectious diseases characterized by their main modes of transmission. This choice of topics bridges the gap between scientific research on the clinical, biological, mathematical, social and economic aspects of infectious diseases and their applications in public health. The book will help the reader to understand the impact of infectious diseases on modern society and the instruments that policy makers have at their disposal to deal with these challenges. It is written for students of the health sciences, both of curative medicine and public health, and for experts that are active in these and related domains, and it may be of interest for the educated layman since the technical level is kept relatively low.

Essential Readings in Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Essential Readings in Infectious Disease Epidemiology Book
Author : Manya Magnus
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0763738786
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essential Readings in Infectious Disease Epidemiology is a collection of readings and practice exercises designed to complement the methods training presented in the main text, Essentials of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Where the parent text focuses on methods, this book provides actual readings and examples on which to practice new skills. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases

Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases Book
Author : William F. Wright
Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
Release : 2013-02-12
ISBN : 1936287919
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This quick-reference handbook on clinical infectious diseases is intended for a broad medical audience. Written in outline format with 45 short focused chapters covering core infectious disease topics, the book provides a basic introduction to identifying and managing commonly encountered problems. Organized by system, each section begins with a general framework covering clinical presentation, laboratory and diagnostic evaluation, and empirical antibiotic therapy. Individual chapters within sections are devoted to particular problems and cover pathogenesis and risk factors, microbial causes, clinical manifestations, approach to the patient (history, examination, diagnostic studies), diagnostic criteria, and medical, antimicrobial, and surgical management.

Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases Second Edition

Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases  Second Edition Book
Author : William F. Wright, DO, MPH
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2018-04-28
ISBN : 0826127827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Praise for the previous edition: “Approaches near perfection...This is an excellent introduction to infectious diseases by a group of authors who take a straightforward and bullet-point approach to thinking and talking about clinical issues...”—Doody’s Reviews Updated second edition of the concise but comprehensive handbook covering clinical infectious disease for students, residents, primary care medical providers, nurses, and PAs. Written in outline format with short, focused chapters, the book presents a systematic method for understanding basic mechanisms, establishing a diagnosis, and implementing appropriate treatment for commonly encountered problems. Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Second Edition begins with a general framework covering basics of clinical reasoning, antimicrobial agents and microbiology, and antimicrobial stewardship. Individual chapters devoted to the broad range of infectious diseases and topics are organized by body system and feature targeted presentation of pathogenesis and risk factors, microbial causes, clinical manifestations, patient work-up, diagnostic criteria, and medical, antimicrobial, and surgical management. The book also addresses important related topics including fever and neutropenia, approach to evaluating ectoparasite-related infections, infectious diseases approach to sepsis, travel medicine, and basics of infection control and hospital epidemiology. Designed for busy practitioners at any level looking to sharpen the clinical problem-solving skills required to provide the highest quality care to patients with infectious diseases. Key Features: Includes a new bonus chapter that addresses severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), also known as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Presents core clinical infectious disease topics in concise easy-to-read format Revised and updated to reflect recent developments in the field consistent with evidence-based literature and current clinical practice guidelines 6 new chapters on lyme disease, anorectal infections, travel medicine, dental infections, antimicrobial stewardship, and clinical reasoning and statistics Focus on the approach to evaluation and management of the patient Incorporates essential antimicrobial therapy information with adult, pediatric, and OB-GYN dosing considerations

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Book
Author : Ibrahim Abubakar,Helen R. Stagg,Ted Cohen,Laura C. Rodrigues
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-04-07
ISBN : 0191030554
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Infectious Disease Epidemiology is a concise reference guide which provides trainees and practicing epidemiologists with the information that they need to understand the basic concepts necessary for working in this specialist area. Divided into two sections, part one comprehensively covers the basic principles and methods relevant to the study of infectious disease epidemiology. It is organised in order of increasing complexity, ranging from a general introduction to subjects such as mathematical modelling and sero-epidemiology. Part two examines key major infectious diseases that are of global significance. Grouped by their route of transmission for ease of reference, they include diseases that present a particular burden or a high potential for causing mortality. This practical guide will be essential reading for postgraduate students in infectious disease epidemiology, health protection trainees, and practicing epidemiologists.

USMLE Road Map Microbiology Infectious Disease

USMLE Road Map  Microbiology   Infectious Disease Book
Author : Timothy J. Bos,Timothy Bos,Kenneth D. Somers
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2004-09-12
ISBN : 9780071435079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ideal for USMLE preparation and course review, the streamlined, easy-to-follow hierarchical outline format guides students through the most important aspects of microbiology and infectious diseases. The text is extensively illustrated to convey difficult-to-understand concepts. Clinical correlations, numerous tables and charts, and USMLE-style questions in clinical vignette format help students evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.

Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance

Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance Book
Author : Stephen Gillespie,Kathleen B. Bamford,Kathleen Bamford
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-04-23
ISBN : 0470655712
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Concepts and Methods in Infectious Disease Surveillance

Concepts and Methods in Infectious Disease Surveillance Book
Author : Nkuchia M. M'ikanatha
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-11-17
ISBN : 0470659394
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Infectious disease surveillance has evolved at an extraordinary pace during the past several decades, and continues to do so. It is increasingly used to inform public health practice in addition to its use as a tool for early detection of epidemics. It is therefore crucial that students of public health and epidemiology have a sound understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin modern surveillance of infectious disease. Written by leaders in the field, who have vast hands–on experience in conducting surveillance and teaching applied public health, Concepts and Methods in Infectious Disease Surveillance is comprised of four sections. The first section provides an overview, a description of systems used by public health jurisdictions in the United States and legal considerations for surveillance. The second section presents chapters on major program–area or disease–specific surveillance systems, including those that monitor bacterial infections, foodborne diseases, healthcare–associated infections, and HIV/AIDS. The following section is devoted to methods for conducting surveillance and also approaches for data analysis. A concluding section summarizes communication of surveillance findings, including the use of traditional and social media, in addition to showcasing lessons learned from the New York City Department of Health’s experience in surveillance and epidemiology training. This comprehensive new book covers major topics at an introductory to intermediate level, and will be an excellent resource for instructors. Suitable for use in graduate level courses in public health, human and veterinary medicine, and in undergraduate programs in public–health–oriented disciplines, Concepts and Methods in Infectious Disease Surveillance is also a useful primer for frontline public health practitioners, hospital epidemiologists, infection control practitioners, laboratorians in public health settings, infectious disease researchers, and medical and public health informaticians interested in a concise overview of infectious disease surveillance.

Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Sixteenth Edition

Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology  Sixteenth Edition Book
Author : Warren E. Levinson
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
Release : 2020-04-22
ISBN : 9781260116717
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Ace your medical courses and pass the Boards with the most up-to-date review of medical microbiology and immunology Covering everything you need to know for academic and career success, Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology delivers a high-yield review of the most important aspects of the topic in a concise yet comprehensive style. It explores both the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology and discusses important infectious diseases using an organ system approach. With an effective mix of engaging text, color images, tables, figures, Q&As, and clinical vignettes, this is the proven, one-stop guide to mastering the application of microbiology and immunology to infectious diseases. • Facilitates any study objective or learning style • Essential for USMLE review and medical microbiology coursework • 650 USMLE-style practice questions • Complete USMLE-style practice exam • Pearls impart basic science necessary for passing the USMLE • 50 clinical cases illustrate the importance of basic science information in clinical diagnosis • Concise summaries of medically important organisms • Chapter-ending self-assessment questions with answers • Color images depict clinically important findings, such as infectious disease lesions • Gram stains of bacteria, electron micrographs of viruses, and microscopic images depict fungi, protozoa, and worms • Chapters on infectious diseases from an organ system perspective

Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease Book
Author : Nandini Shetty,Julian W Tang,Julie Andrews
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2009-05-04
ISBN : 9781405135436
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“… a fun and readable book that engages the imagination and retains the interest of the clinically oriented reader while conveying an understanding of the direct implications of molecular characteristics of infectious agents to the practice of medicine..” –Emerging Infectious Diseases, January 2010 “… provides a valuable overview of the basic principles and issues pertaining to the pathogenesis and prevention of infectious diseases. The illustrations, the chapter summaries with relevant information, and the case studies are all particularly useful for the targeted readers. The book is well designed and manages to convey the general concepts of the various aspects of infectious diseases without overwhelming the reader with too much information… recommended for students, trainees, or physicians who desire a well-illustrated textbook that is easy to read and that addresses the basic aspects of infectious disease.” –Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2010 The study of infectious diseases has undergone major changes since its infancy when it was largely a documentation of epidemics. It has now evolved into a dynamic phenomenon involving the ecology of the infectious agent, pathogenesis in the host, reservoirs and vetors, as well as the complex mechanisms concerned in the spread of infection and the extent to which this spread occurs. Rapid globalization has led to unprecedented interest in infectious diseases worldwide and their effect on complex population dynamics including migration, famine, fire, war, and terrorism. It is now essential for public health officials to understand the basic science behind infectious disease and, likewise, students studying ID must have a broader understanding of the implications of infectious disease in a public health context as well as clinical presentation and prevention. The clear demand for an integrated approach has led to the publication of this text. Check out the student companion site at www.wiley.com/go/shettyinfectiousdisease