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  • 207.00 lei

    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.


  • 207.00 lei

     

    • Concise pocketbook designed to support physicians, virologists, and immunologists in their day-to-day practice
    • Written and edited by key thought leaders and developed using the latest clinical evidence and guidelines
    • High quality full-color supportive illustrations, tables and graphs enable complicated concepts to be made clear to readers with different levels of background understanding

    About this book

    This concise pocketbook will provide readers with an overview and background of meningococcal disease, treatment options and emerging therapies, and methods of prevention. The book was originally commissioned due to recent developments in vaccinations to prevent meningococcal disease.

    This book reviews the disease progression and associated risk factors; its pathogenesis and diagnosis; methods of treatment and prevention, both current and emerging; and the future directions of meningococcal disease management. The book is ideal for busy healthcare professionals, as it covers all aspects of the disease and its treatment in a condensed and manageable format, whilst including the most up-to-date treatment guidelines and algorithms.

     

    Table of contents (7 chapters)

     

    ·         Introduction and epidemiology of meningococcal disease

    Trotter, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

    ·         Carriage and transmission of

    Trotter, Caroline L. (et al.)

    Pages 15-23

    ·         Pathogenesis of invasive disease

    Øvstebo, Reidun (et al.)

    Pages 25-43

    ·         Diagnosis of meningococcal disease

    Tsang, Raymond (et al.)

    Pages 45-55

    ·         Clinical aspects of meningococcal disease

    Pelton, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 57-73

    ·         Treatment of meningococcal disease

    Nadel, Simon (et al.)

    Pages 75-90

    ·         Prevention of meningococcal disease through vaccination

    Pollard, Andrew J. (et al.)

    Pages 91-103

  • 40000lei 285.00 lei

     Transplant and oncology patients present a challenge to the infectious disease specialist because many of the entities that infect them are hard to diagnose.  Chemotherapy may further complicate the situation, since it may contraindicate a biopsy or interfere with antibiotic therapy. This issue of Infectious Disease Clinics provides specific information on several entities with the purpose of helping physicians to best treat these difficult infections.

  • Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections
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    34900lei 315.00 lei

    Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections is expertly written by David Isaacs, an experienced author renowned for his knowledge in both pediatric infections and evidence-based medicine. It critically analyses the evidence for decision making in neonatal infections. Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections * The first evidence-based text on neonatal infections * Provides practical guidance where evidence is poor * Complements David Isaacs Evidence-Based Pediatric Infectious Diseases (9781405148580) Practical and evidence-based, Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections is designed to help the clinician with day-to-day decisions on the care of newborn babies with possible, probable or proven infections. It considers clinical questions relevant to neonatologists, analysing the evidence carefully and providing recommendations for optimum management of neonatal infectious diseases, whilst reflecting on: * Efficacy and safety * Antibiotic resistance * Cost effectiveness * Adverse effects * Ethical considerations Evidence-Based Neonatal Infections provides a unique reference for neonatologists, pediatricians, trainees, specialist nurses; general practitioners, microbiologists, infection control doctors, and all staff in neonatal units.

  • Asthma and Infections
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    334.00 lei

    An invaluable resource, this book covers the full range of respiratory infections and explores the techniques used to detect the pathogens involved in asthma. Fifteen international experts representing the range of specialties involved in treating asthma examine the relationship between asthma and infection. They provide authoritative, time-tested guidance clinicians and researchers can utilize and trust. They cover bacterial and viral respiratory infections and pathogen detection, examining how microbes, infections, and antibiotic and anti-inflammatory agents affect asthma. The book helps readers identify the basic, translational, clinical aspects of asthma bacterial infection, inflammation, and allergic response. Not only does it present the facts but raises questions that will stimulate the clinical and research communities to explore new avenues that may provide clear answers to old questions.

  • Diagnosis of Fungal Infections
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    335.00 lei

    Analyzing a key cause of infectious morbidity in immunosuppressed and immunocompromised patients, this source spans the most recent strategies to improve and expedite the diagnosis, identification, and treatment of fungal infections.

    With authoritative contributions from experienced clinicians in the field, this reference tracks developments in imaging, susceptibility testing, and strain typing to combat these conditions in transplant, surgical, oncology, and intensive care units.

    Cover

    Half Title

    Infectious Disease and Therapy

    Title Page

    Copyright Page

    Preface

    Contents

    Contributors

      Part I: General Considerations of Diagnostic Methods in Systemic Fungal Infections

      1. Pearls in Establishing a Clinical Diagnosis: Signs and Symptoms

      2. The Role of Conventional Diagnostic Tools

      3. The Role of Radiology in the Diagnosis of Fungal Infections

      4. Serodiagnosis: Antibody and Antigen Detection

      5. Detection of Fungal Metabolites

      6. Molecular Diagnostics: Present and Future

      Part II: Diagnostic Approaches to Specific Fungal Infections

      7. Superficial and Mucosal Fungal Infections

      8. Invasive Mold Infections

      9. Invasive Yeast Infections

      10. Diagnosis of Cryptococcosis

      11. A Diagnostic Approach to Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia

      12. The Diagnosis of Endemic Mycoses

      13. Hypersensitivity and Allergic Fungal Manifestations: Diagnostic Approaches

      Part III: Moving Forward: “Futuristic” Issues

      14. Molecular Mycology and Emerging Fungal Pathogens

    Index

    About the Editors

  • 39600lei 358.00 lei

    CONGENITAL AND PERINATAL INFECTIONS provides a concise and clinically-oriented primer on the congenital and perinatal infections likely to present in clinical practice. Written with the busy clinician in mind, it combines easy accessibility with state-of-the-art information on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital and perinatal infections.

    Eschewing the notion that congenital and perinatal infections only encompass agents from the TORCH group of pathogens, this volume offers comprehensive information on the spectrum of viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections that can manifest in mother or child. Combined with its brevity and emphasis on clinical management, CONGENITAL AND PERINATAL INFECTIONS is a definitive new guide to understanding this challenging group of infections.

  • 46300lei 415.00 lei

    Written by an international, interdisciplinary team of physicians, veterinarians, virologists, medical microbiologists, and parasitologists, Zoonoses: Infectious Diseases Transmissible from Animals to Humans covers zoonotic pathogens as agents of emergence and reemergence of zoonotic diseases, opportunistic zoonotic infections, risks of iatrogenic transmission and xenotransplantation, imported zoonotic infections, food-borne zoonoses, transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, and of warfare. Zoonoses is a valuable physician's reference that covers all aspects of epidemiology, diagnosis and differential diagnosis as well as therapy and prophylaxis of zoonotic diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. Today, more than 200 diseases occurring in humans and animals are known to be mutually transmitted. Classic infectious diseases such as rabies, plague, and yellow fever have not been eradicated despite major efforts. New zoonotic diseases are appearing due to global conditions such as overpopulation, wars, and food scarcity, which facilitate human contact with rodents, stray animals, and their parasites. In addition, humans are unwittingly becoming accidental hosts and new links in an infectious chain by engaging in activities such as survival training, which involves camping in open areas, and consumption of raw or insufficiently cooked food. Zoonotic infections cause a variety of symptoms that often do not provide clear evidence of a known disease. Zoonoses, Fourth Edition, describes most occurring worldwide zoonoses and facilitates the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of zoonotic infections. Written by a team of doctors, medical microbiologists and veterinarians, this revised and updated edition—translated from the noted German reference Zoonosen—covers all aspects of the epidemiology and prevention of zoonotic diseases supported by clear descriptions of various illnesses. Specifically, this fourth edition covers zoonoses caused by: • Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites • infections caused by animal bites • infections and intoxications by animal foods • iatrogenic transmission of zoonotic pathogens

  • 46700lei 421.00 lei

    This book aims to fill knowledge gap among healthcare workers about Clostridium difficile (also known as C.difficile and CDI) among aging patients, especially those in long-term care facilities (LTCFs).  Written by experts in infectious diseases and geriatric medicine, this book provides comprehensive information on all aspects of CDI pertaining to LTCF settings, including epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, management and the unique challenges faced by LTCFs with regards to the CDI problem.

    The book begins by introducing the topic as it relates to aging patients before delving into the various aspects of CDI management.  Topics include infection control and prevention, treatment of CDI, and the establishment of antibiotic stewardship programs to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use and reduce CDI rates. The book also features a chapter on probiotics for the prevention of CDI and new strategies to monitor environmental cleaning practices of CDI patient rooms that do not appear in any other resource.

    Clostridium Difficile Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities is an excellent resource for geriatricians, infectious diseases specialists, long-term care administrators, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, and all clinicians working with infections in long-term care settings.

    Cover

    Front Matter

      1. Introduction

      2. Epidemiology of Clostridioides difficile Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities

      3. Role of Asymptomatic Carriers in Long-Term Care Facility Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile Transmission

      4. Clostridium difficile (Clostridioides difficile) Infection Surveillance in Long-Term Care Facilities

      5. Clostridium difficile Diagnostics in Long-Term Care Facilities

      6. Control of Clostridium (Clostridioides) difficile Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities/Nursing Homes

      7. Antibiotic Stewardship Related to CDI in Long-Term Care Facilities

    Back Matter

  • 48700lei 440.00 lei

    Written by an international team of authors specializing in microbiology and infectious disease, this new edition of Evidenced-based Infectious Diseases presents practical, up-to-date information on the care of individual patients suffering from infectious diseases. Each chapter addresses a series of focused clinical questions addressed in a systematic fashion, including a comprehensive literature search, and a rating of the quality of evidence using principles of the GRADE framework. Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases is the ideal reference work for all those involved with microbiology, infectious diseases, and clinical management. 

    Table of contents

    List of Contributors vii

    Preface xi

    1 Introduction to Evidence‐based Infectious Diseases 1

    Dominik Mertz, Nick Daneman, and Fiona Smaill

    Part 1 Specific Diseases 11

    2 Skin and Soft‐tissue Infections 13

    Douglas Austgarden and Guilio DiDiodato

    3 Bone and Joint Infections 23

    Nora Renz and Andrej Trampuz

    4 Infective Endocarditis 37

    Bahareh Ghadaki and Deborah Yamamura

    5 Meningitis and Encephalitis 53

    Christopher E. Kandel and Wayne L. Gold

    6 Community‐acquired Pneumonia 73

    Mark Downing and Jennie Johnstone

    7 Healthcare‐associated Pneumonia 81

    Jennie Johnstone and Mark Downing

    8 Tuberculosis 87

    Peter Daley and Marek Smieja

    9 Clostridium Difficile Infection in Adults 99

    Louis Valiquette

    10 Urinary Tract Infections 107

    Thomas Fekete

    11 Sexually Transmitted Infections 127

    Courtney A. Thompson, Darrell H. S. Tan, and Kaede Sullivan

    12 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 149

    Ali Amini, Monique Andersson, Ravindra Gupta, and Brian Angus

    13 Hepatitis 181

    Lise Bondy and Michael S. Silverman

    14 Influenza 193

    Ashley Roberts and Joanne M. Langley

    15 Critical Care 201

    Bram Rochwerg and Jocelyn A. Srigley

    Part 2 Special Populations 215

    16 Infection Prevention and Control 217

    Graham M. Snyder and Eli N. Perencevich

    17 Antimicrobial Stewardship 235

    Alainna J. Jamal and Andrew M. Morris

    18 Infections in Neutropenic Hosts 251

    Eric J. Bow

    19 Infections in General Surgery 269

    Paul A. Moroz and Christine H. Lee

    20 Infections in Healthcare Workers 279

    Gregory W. Rose

    Index 287

  • 49500lei 445.00 lei

    This book is designed to present a comprehensive and state-of the-art update that covers the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of the most frequently encountered STIs in adolescence and young adulthood. The introductory sections discuss more general themes including approaches to obtaining a sexual history and exam, concerns of sexual minority youth, ethical and legal considerations, and health disparities in STIs in this population. Subsequent chapters are organized by pathogen such as herpes simplex virus, and human immunodeficiency virus, or clinical syndrome including pelvic inflammatory disease, and vaginitis. Each chapter begins with a case study to illustrate key characteristics of the disease process in question and includes rich illustrations, resources, and guidelines. Written by experts in the field, the text includes a review of epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment, prevention, and adolescent-specific considerations that is vital to working with this important population.

  • 53100lei 475.00 lei

    This volume serves as a reference for the dissemination of advances made in the study of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). Hepatitis B Virus: Methods and Protocols details protocols and techniques ranging from cell culture studies to in vivo and clinical immunology. The chapters in this book discuss treatments of in vitro infection systems, analysis and quantification of cccDNA and its mutations; in vitro polymerase activity assays; cellular trafficking of core proteins; intracellular calcium metabolism; detection, cloning, and sequencing of HBV markers; and new strategies aimed at exploiting new mechanisms for drug discovery. The book also covers classical methods for resolution of extracellular viral particles by native gel electrophoresis, and methods for detecting HBV antigens in drug discovery. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

    Cutting-edge and comprehensive, Hepatitis B Virus: Methods and Protocols is a valuable tool for researchers to use toward their advanced studies in HBV.

  • Hepatitis C Virus Treatment
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    53100lei 475.00 lei

    This book introduces readers to Direct Acting Antiviral (DAAs) agents, newly developed drugs to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infection, which have an excellent anti-viral effect on virus replication. These drugs have been developed to enhance the effect of interferon and ribavirin, as the resistant strains against each drug have been described both in vitro and in vivo and the existences of naturally occurring variants have been reported. However, since the combination of different classes of DAAs is sufficient to completely eradicate the virus without the need for interferon or ribavirin, the current treatment regimen does not include interferon. Ribavirin is used in combination with sofosbuvir, a potent polymerase inhibitor, to enhance its antiviral effects.

    Hepatitis C Virus Treatment offers readers a comprehensive guide to hepatitis C; describing the resistance profiles against these drugs and shedding light on the difficulties involved in DAA therapy and the direction of future treatments, it will equip doctors to understand the essentials of treating the disease. It also describes in detail new and innovative DAA treatments, the effects of the agents, and the characteristics of resistance, providing cutting-edge information not only for hepatologists, but also for researchers, clinical residents, and medical students.

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