zika in focus postnatal clinical laboratorial and radiological aspects

maria de fatima vasco aragao


this book addresses the most important postnatal features of zika virus infection, providing important information on its epidemiology, pathology, clinical aspects, imaging and laboratory diagnosis. since the report of a zika virus infection epidemic in northeastern brazil in 2015, the world has paid close attention to this emergent disease. historically, this has been the third outbreak of zika infection described (preceded by outbreaks in micronesia and french polynesia), but for the first time the association with congenital microcephaly and other neurological co-morbidities in infants from women infected with the zika virus was observed. since then, government bodies, public health agencies, medical societies and scholars have joined forces to understand this disease, and to promote its prevention and management. currently, the relationship between zika virus and microcephaly is well established, as well as the most characteristic findings of congenital zika syndrome (e.g. microcephaly, arthrogryposis, ophthalmologic and hearing abnormalities). also, the spectrum of the disease's severity has broadened, with less severe cases (without microcephaly) being recently recognized.
even so, there is currently a dearth of material on zika virus infection for healthcare professional around the world. addressing that gap, zika in focus – postnatal aspects aims to help the medical community worldwide by presenting the most important features of zika virus infection from a postnatal perspective. it is intended to all professionals and researchers interested in this condition, especially paediatricians, radiologists and neurologists, offering them a practical guide to recognizing congenital zika syndrome in its many aspects and focusing on the radiological pattern of lesions that can be found from the mild to the most severe cases.show more

cases in clinical infectious disease practice

okechukwu ekenna


in the era of cost cutting and lack of adequate health insurance for many patients, clinical skills and time spent with patients are not adequately compensated. yet, these dwindling and underpaid skills good history taking, observation of and listening to patients, and physical examination of patients remain very essential to making and reaching a complete and accurate diagnosis. expensive laboratory and imaging diagnostics while very relevant, should not replace these age-old skills that have served to enhance and maintain the doctor-patient relationship and human connection, a connection that is often necessary for healing. cases in clinical infectious disease practice uses case studies to illustrate how the infectious disease clinician processes and integrates data to arrive at a diagnosis. this type of hands-on approach, invaluable in training programs, is utilized to take the reader through initial patient encounter, through the history and physical examination, to simple laboratory findings and stains, to a final diagnosis, in a way that is easily accessible to clinicians, students, and laboratory personnel working with clinical specimens.
* appeals to practitioners of all levels, with focus on patients with common problems or complications of common infections without heavy technical language * emphasizes basic clinical skills including history taking, observation, epidemiology, and physical exam, as well as simple laboratory tests, explaining how they lead to a reasonable diagnosis * presents cases seen first-hand within the community setting, reflective of cases or situations a resident or student is likely to encounter in the real world after training cases in clinical infectious disease practice is an essential resource for clinicians, graduate and medical school students, and others conducting medical and clinical microbiology or infectious disease research on real patients.show more

harrisons infectious diseases

dennis l. kasper


infectious diseases – as only harrison's can cover them featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to infectious diseases derived from harrison's principles of internal medicine, nineteenth edition (including content from the acclaimed harrison's dvd, now available here in print), this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined harrison's. you will find 137 chapters from more than 190 renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation. features: * current, complete coverage of need-to-know topics, including infections in organ systems, bacterial infections, viral infections, prion diseases, fungal infections, and protozoal infections * addresses underlying epidemiologic, pathophysiologic, and genetic factors * integration of pathophysiology with clinical management * includes special update on zika virus etiology, clinical manifestations, and complications * the chapter on hiv infections and aids by anthony fauci and dr. h.
clifford lane is widely considered to be a classic in the field * two chapters comprise atlases of images that will prove invaluable in clinical assessments * high-yield board review questions make this text ideal for keeping current and preparing for the boards * helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importanceshow more

transplant infections 2017

per ljungman


as the number of patients undergoing hematotopoietic or solid organ transplantation increases, a deep understanding of the field of transplant infectious diseases grows increasingly vital. with its extensively revised and updated review of surgical infections, treatment, prevention, and practice, this book is the ultimate guide to advances in the field of transplant infections that are rapidly implemented into practice both in diagnostic technologies, new therapies, new transplant practices, and challenges such as the threat of multiresistant bacteria and the increasing use of transplantation in the developing parts of the world. written by experts in their fields, this book is the only comprehensive source of cutting-edge information on transplant infections and has been a trusted guide to medical professionals worldwide for nearly two decades. transplant infections is of paramount value to infectious disease specialists, transplant physicians, medical students, fellows, residents, and all medical professionals working with surgical patients.show more

infectious disease and parasites

paul hofman


this book covers the complete field of the pathology of infectious disease and parasites- from acquired immunodeficiency disease to zygomycosis. the alphabetically arranged entries, each of which provides a detailed description of a specific pathological disease pattern, allow readers to quickly and easily find the information they need.show more

hepatitis c virus treatment highly effective therapy with direct acting antivirals and associated viral resistance

kazuaki chayama


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.show more

arthropod borne diseases 2016

carlos brisola marcondes


arthropod borne diseases cause enormous morbidity and mortality in most countries, mostly in those situated in tropical areas, but also in temperate regions. this book provides organized information on all arthropod related diseases, to prevent suffering and deaths, for medical students and professionals. since arthropod borne diseases are present in many regions of the world and can even surprise professionals and lays in non-endemic regions, like malaria in uk and canada, the author and its many expert collaborators are sure that it will be essential in all hospitals, clinics and medical libraries around the world. as arthropod borne diseases of domesticated animals are very numerous and in some cases related to human diseases, they are also included in the book.show more

holistic approaches to infectious diseases

joshy k. s.


this book takes a holistic approach to the prevention and control of infectious diseases from enteric pathogens, covering different concepts and approaches to address these challenging diseases, with special emphasis on hiv and aids. it examines several different approaches, such as ayurvedic, bioinformatic, and fungal- and metal-based treatment of diseases in the first section. the remaining chapters fully focus on various approaches specifically to hiv and aids, one of the most challenging infectious disease known to mankind. the book also discusses recent trends in hiv and aids research, ongoing treatments, case studies, and major achievements.show more

the travel and tropical medicine manual

christopher a. sanford


prevent, evaluate, and manage diseases that can be acquired in tropical environments and foreign countries with the travel and tropical medicine manual. this pragmatic, pocket-sized resource equips medical providers with the knowledge they need to offer effective aid, covering key topics in pre- and post-travel medicine, caring for immigrants and refugees, and working in low-resource settings. it's also the perfect source for travelers seeking quick, easy access to the latest travel medicine information.show more

mandell douglas and bennetts infectious disease essentials

john e. bennett; raphael dolin; martin j. blaser

brought to you by the expert editor team from “principles and practice of infectious diseases,” this brand-new handbook provides a digestible summary of the 241 disease-oriented chapters contained within the parent text. boasting an exceptionally templated design with relevant tables and illustrations, it distills the essential, up-to-date, practical information available in infectious disease. this high-yield manual-style reference will prove useful for a wide variety of practitioners looking for quick, practical, and current infectious disease information.

core concepts in clinical infectious diseases cccid

carlos franco-paredes

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 diseasesuses tables and charts for easy understanding and applicationcontains 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 cliniciansprovides an up-to-date discussion of core concepts in clinical infectious diseases

crash course infectious diseases

infectiousby emma nickerson

covering all aspects of the syllabus, crash course offers students a fast way to recap on what they need to know to get through the exams with ease. styled in an easy-to-follow, readily accessible format, each book is prepared by senior medical students or junior doctors – under faculty supervision – to give them the correct level of information perfectly tailored to current curricula requirements. the series now includes improved pedagogic features and a fully revised self-assessment section, updated to meet current examination needs.

  • welcome to crash course – the revision aid to get you the results you need!
  • crash course is a complete revision guide designed specifically to save you time by providing everything you could be asked in the exam in one place!
  • each book in the series has been specially written either by senior medical students or junior doctors – carefully supervised by faculty advisors – to ensure that it exactly matches your needs by having been prepared by someone who has just been in the exam situation!
  • fully updated with improved layout, the first part of each volume covers a comprehensive series of common presentations while the second part addresses specific diseases and disorders. the third part of the book is given to a detailed exploration of the role of history, examination, and common investigations in the relevant speciality providing all of the facts you need to get things right!
  • new features include ‘learning objectives’ at the start of each chapter, improved ‘hints and tips’ boxes, ‘communication’ boxes and a completely revised self-assessment section tailored to the current exam formats!
  • crash course – an easier way to get through the exam!

chronic pain and hiv

jessica s. merlin

chronic pain pain that lasts for more than 3 months, beyond the period of normal tissue injury is common in individuals with hiv. chronic pain significantly impacts physical function, quality of life, and hiv health behaviors such as adherence to antiretroviral therapy and retention in hiv primary care, and is associated with significant psychological/social distress and substance use disorders.

chronic pain and hiv: a practical approach is a guide to diagnosis, evaluation, and management of the individual with hiv and chronic pain. key topics include:

– pathophysiology of chronic pain in individuals with hiv
– musculoskeletal pain in individuals with hiv
– psychiatric and substance use comorbidities among individuals with hiv and chronic pain
– treatment of chronic pain syndromes in the hiv-infected person
– potential benefit and harm of prescription opioids in hiv, including safer opioid prescribing practices
– communicating about chronic pain assessment, diagnostic testing, and management in individuals with hiv
– the difficult patient with hiv and chronic pain
– pain at the end of life in individuals with aids

edited by an outstanding team with extensive experience with hiv, chronic pain, and palliative care, every chapter is written by an expert in their chosen topic who provides a thorough review of the relevant literature, and practical strategies relevant to the front-line clinician.

cases in medical microbiology and infectious diseases

peter h. gilligan; daniel s. shapiro; melissa b. miller
>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.

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infections in the immunosuppressed patient an illustrated case based approach

pranatharthi h. chandrasekar
>infections in the immunosuppressed patient offers an illustrated, case-based matrix for treatment of infections across all types of immunosuppressed patients. as the challenges of managing these infections continues to evolve, this collection offers lucid, authoritative guidance to diagnosing and treating these infections effectively.
comprising 81 cases from leading experts across specialties, this collection offers a guide to both common and uncommon presentations of infections in:
. cancer patients
. solid-organ transplant recipients
. stem-cell recipients
. patients on immunosuppressive drugs
. patients with other immunosuppressive conditions
supplemented with rich color illustrations and insights from more than 100 experts, infections in the immunosuppressed patient is the new benchmark reference work for treatment of these difficult cases.”

human emerging and re emerging infections set

sunit kumar singh

emerging and re-emerging pathogens pose several challenges to diagnosis, treatment, and public health surveillance, primarily because pathogen identification is a difficult and time-consuming process due to the “novel” nature of the agent. proper identification requires a wide array of techniques, but the significance of these diagnostics is anticipated to increase with advances in newer molecular and nanobiotechnological interventions and health information technology.

“human emerging and re-emerging infections “covers the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostics, clinical features, and public health risks posed by new viral and microbial infections. the book includes detailed coverage on the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, development of various diagnostic tools, diagnostic assays and their limitations, key research priorities, and new technologies in infection diagnostics. volume 1 addresses viral and parasitic infections, while volume 2 delves into bacterial and mycotic infections. “human emerging and re-emerging infections” is an invaluable resource for researchers in parasitologists, microbiology, immunology, neurology and virology, as well as clinicians and students interested in understanding the current knowledge and future directions of infectious diseases.

essential travel medicine

m.d. jane n. zuckerman; m.d. gary w. brunette; m.d. peter a. leggat, ph.d.

this 1st edition of essential travel medicine provides an excellent concise introduction to the specialty of travel medicine. this core text will enable health care practitioners particularly those new to the clinical practice of travel medicine, to gain a fundamental understanding of the diverse and complex issues which can potentially affect the health of the many millions of people who undertake international travel.

jane n zuckerman is joined by gary w brunette from cdc and peter a leggat from australia as editors. leading international specialists in their fields have contributed authoritative chapters reflecting current knowledge to facilitate best clinical practice in the different aspects of travel medicine.

the aim of essential travel medicine is to provide a comprehensive guide to travel medicine as well as a fundamental knowledge base to support international undergraduate and postgraduate specialty training programmes in the discipline of travel medicine.

the 1st edition of essential travel medicine offers an indispensable resource of essential information for travel health practitioners, infectious disease specialists, occupational health specialists, public health specialists, family practitioners, pharmacists and other allied health professionals. this core text will appeal similarly to those training in travel medicine and to those who want a concise introduction to the subject or an ideal revision companion.

how pathogenic viruses think

lauren sompayrac, phd-retired professor, university of colorado, boulder, coloradopdr. lauren sompayrac was born in jacksonville, florida, on september 4, 1941. he attended the massachusetts institute of technology and received a b.s. degree in physics in 1963, and a ph.d. degree in elementary particle physics in 1969. after two years of postdoctoral research in particle physics, he moved to copenhagen where he was a postdoctoral fellow for two years at the microbiology institute. returning to the united states in 1973, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of pathology at the harvard medical school where he studied tumor viruses. in 1976, he moved to the department of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology at the university of colorado to continue his work on tumor viruses, eventually rising to the rank of research professor before his retirement in 1998. in retirement, he writes science books, and is the author of how the immune system works, published by blackwell science in 1999, and how pathogenic viruses work, published by jones and bartlett in 2001.
additional titles by this authorhow cancer worksisbn-13: 9780763718213how pathogenic viruses work isbn-13: 9780763720827


over the past decade, the amount of data on viruses has grown dramatically. how can a virology student possibly make sense of all this information  in how pathogenic viruses think, second edition, dr. sompayrac introduces an “organizing principle” – a paradigm to use to cut through all the details and focus on what’s important.  he demonstrates the use of this paradigm by “interviewing” twelve medically important viruses. during these interviews, each virus is encouraged to disclose not only what it does, but why it does it. and when a “talking virus” reveals its secrets, they are hard to forget!

hiv essentials 2014

paul e. sax, md-clinical director, division of infectious diseases and hiv program, brigham and women’s hospital, boston, massachusetts, associate professor of medicine, harvard medical school, boston, massachusettspaul e. sax, md is clinical director of the division of infectious diseases and the hiv program at brigham and women’s hospital (bwh) in boston.  he has been on the faculty at harvard medical school since 1992, where he is currently an associate professor of medicine.  dr. sax received his md from harvard medical school in 1987, served his residency in internal medicine at bwh, and continued his postdoctoral education with a fellowship in the infectious disease unit of masschusetts general hospital.  dr. sax is editor-in-chief of aids clinical care, is on the peer review board of the hiv/aids section of uptodate, and is the hiv disease section editor for infectious diseases special edition and antibiotic essentials.  he is also on the core faculty of the international aids society – usa and the new england aids education and training center.  he is actively involved in patient care, teaching and hiv research, and his main research interests include clinical trials of antiretroviral therapies, cost effectiveness of management strategies for hiv, toxicity of antiretroviral treatment, and identification, treatment and outcome of primary hiv infection.  he is presently the principal investigator at the bwh aids clinical trials unit and a member of the cost-effectiveness of preventing aids complications (cepac) research group.  dr. sax lectures nationally and internationally on hiv therapy and has contributed many hiv-related publications to the medical literature.  he was awarded the edward h. kass award in clinical excellence in 1993, the harvard-longwood infectious disease fellowship award in clinical teaching in 1997, and a distinguished faculty resident mentoring award in 2003.calvin j. cohen, md, ms-clinical director, division of infectious diseases and hiv program, brigham and women’s hospital, associate professor of medicine, harvard medical school, boston, massachusettsdaniel r. kuritzkes, md-professor of medicine and director of aids research, brigham and women’s hospital, boston, massachusetts, principal investigator and chair, aids clinical trials group executive committee, associate editor, journal of infectious diseasesdaniel r. kuritzkes, md, received his bs and ms degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from yale university in 1978, and his md from harvard medical school in 1983. he completed his clinical and research training in internal medicine and infectious disease at massachusetts general hospital, and was a visiting scientist at the whitehead institute for biomedical research before joining the faculty at the university of colorado health sciences center in 1990. dr. kuritzkes returned to harvard medical school in 2002, where he is currently professor of medicine and director of aids research, brigham & women’s hospital. dr. kuritzkes has written widely on antiretroviral therapy and on the problem of drug resistance in hiv-1 infection. he currently serves as principal investigator and chair of the aids clinical trials group executive committee. dr. kuritzkes also is an associate editor of the journal of infectious diseases. his research interests focus on antiretroviral therapy and drug resistance.

the world's leading experts provide all the 'essentials' needed to manage hiv patients in the office, on the ward, and in the icu.
completely revised and updated, hiv essentials 2014 incorporates the latest clinical guidelines into a step-by-step guide to the diagnosis, evaluation, management, and prevention of hiv infection and its complications. topics include: opportunistic infections and other hiv complications, treatment of hiv and pregnancy, antiretroviral drug summaries, post-exposure prophylaxis, as well as commercially available dosage forms for all arvs.

sexually transmitted infections diagnosis management and treatment

jonathan m. zenilman, md-professor of medicine, johns hopkins university school of medicine, chief, infectious diseases division, johns hopkins bayview medical center, baltimore, maryland 
dr. jonathan zenilman is professor of medicine and chief of the infectious diseases division at johns hopkins bayview medical center. his career in stis started at the centers for disease control, where he was responsible for developing the national gonococcal isolate surveillance system. his sti-related activities have included being the director of clinical services at the baltimore city health department, and a translational research program in the epidemiology of goncoccal resistance, behavioral interventions, and hiv/sti interactions. he is a former president of the american std association.

instructor resources: image bank

from one of the nation’s leading authorities on infectious disease, this practical resource is designed for clinicians involved in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of sexually transmitted and reproductive tract infections. sexually transmitted infections: diagnosis, management, and treatment begins with chapters on taking a sexual history and the examination of the male and female patient, followed by over 40 chapters that cover the complete range of sexually transmitted infections (e.g., gonorrhea, chlamydia, hiv, hpv, scabies, genital ulcer disease); as well as patient counseling; care following rape; and sexually transmitted infections in homosexual men and women, in commercial sex workers, during pregnancy, and in the military. with contributions from an international author team from the united states, united kingdom, australia, and several other countries, the book also offers clinical and public health case studies as well as ample figures, illustrations, and photographs. key references are provided at the end of each chapter.

preventing hospital infections real world problems realistic solutions

sanjay saint; sarah l. krein; robert w. stock
>nearly 2 million americans develop a healthcare-associated infection each year, and some 100,000 of them die as a result. such infections are highly preventable, particularly through the adoption and implementation of evidence-based methods for reducing patient infection at the point of care. in cases where hospitals fall short of their goals for improving infection prevention, their failures are often rooted in a low rate of staff adherence to the new prevention policies. in easy-to-read, user-friendly language, preventing hospital infections leads readers through a step-by-step description of a quality improvement intervention as it might unfold in a model hospital, pinpointing the likely obstacles and offering practical strategies for how to overcome them. the text draws on the extensive personal clinical experience of the authors, including examples, anecdotes, and down-to-earth, practical guidance. whereas most books focus on the technical aspects of healthcare- associated infections, this book offers the first manual for effecting real, practical change. whether resistance comes from physicians who distrust change, nurses who want to protect their turf, or infection preventionists who avoid the wards, preventing hospital infections offers an innovative and accessible approach that focuses on navigating the human element in a hospital quality improvement initiative.

infections of the central nervous system

by w. michael scheld, richard j. whitley, christina m. marra

tap into the gold standard on central nervous system infections: infections of the central nervous system, 4e is now fully revised and updated to accommodate the wealth of new cns information discovered over the past decade. more than 90 leading experts contribute chapters, providing comprehensive, up-to-date information. with a broad scope and thorough detail, the text addresses pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and therapy of various cns infections and related conditions.


  • every chapter has been extensively revised and updated, nearly half with new author teams
  • new chapter on acute encephalitis
  • new clinical information on treatment of tuberculosis, non-tubercular mycobacterial infections, brain abscess, and lyme disease
  • new color design and color images
  • numerous diagrams, figures, tables, illustrations and photographs demonstrate the content
  • evidence-based references

now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive ebook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:

  • complete content with enhanced navigation
  • a powerful search that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future reference

bennett brachmans hospital infections 6th edition

bennett brachman hospital infections 6by

  • william r jarvis md president, jason and jarvis associates, hilton head island, sc, port orford, or, san francisco, ca; division of healthcare quality promotion, national center for infectious diseases, us centers for disease control and prevention, atlanta, ga

for over three decades, bennett & brachman’s hospital infections has been a respected and influential resource in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (hais). now in its sixth edition, the book continues to provide readers with the latest information in the field of healthcare epidemiology, infection control, patient safety, and the prevention and control of hais. many of the current contributors are or were employed by or trained at the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) and have a thorough knowledge of healthcare epidemiology.

topics covered include hai epidemiology; surveillance; control programs; antimicrobial stewardship;antimicrobial resistance; mechanisms of resistance; sterilization and disinfection; food-borne diseases; the role of the laboratory, intensive care unit, operating room, dialysis, and nursery settings; and specific hospital-acquired infections.

new to the sixth edition…

  • three main sections address general considerations of hospital infections; functional areas of both endemic and epidemic hospital infections
  • coverage of automated room terminal disinfection (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation or hydrogen peroxide gas or vapor)
  • new chapters on surgical site infection, dialysis, prevention of hais in intensive care units, mechanisms of resistance, the role of the environment in pathogen transmission, the role of the laboratory in infection prevention, prevalence vs. incidence hai surveillance, infection prevention and control in countries with limited resources, the latest isolation procedures and sterilization and disinfection.
  • new details define the role of environment in pathogen transmission
  • evidence-based data on the control of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, such as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, and pandemic influenza viruses
  • full-color format to improve visual reference and retention of material.

gantzs manual of clinical problems in infectious disease 6th edition

gantz manual of clinical problems in infectious disease 6by

  • james w myers md associate professor of medicine, division of infectious disease, east tennessee state university, johnson city, tn
  • jonathan p moorman md
  • cassandra d salgado md

since publication of the first edition in 1979, much has changed in the way we view, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases. the sixth edition of this respected reference focuses on challenging clinical situations faced by practitioners of all levels who deal with infectious diseases. the latest advances in the field are covered—from descriptions of newly recognized infectious agents, to the latest diagnostic tests and emerging treatments.

topics of interest include: diagnostic and resistance testing in patients with aids, management of west nile virus, malaria in travelers, pacemaker-related infections, needlestick injuries in healthcare workers, antibiotic dosing of obese patients, interpretation of mics, and planning for bioterrorism defense.

look inside and discover…

  • actionable information from respected authors focused on the areas that trainees most often find challenging.
  • thoroughly revised and updated content—virtually all chapters are new to this edition.
  • selected annotated references focus on papers that provide clinical guidance.
  • problem-oriented approach promotes critical thinking.

atlas of travel medicine and health

jane chiodini; lorna boyne
>this third edition of the atlas of travel medicine and health provides the latest travel health information in a visual format that will aid the healthcare professional when discussing travel health and educating the traveler regarding the risks and precautions that should be considered before and during travel in disease risk areas. the authors have extensive experience in travel medicine, and both are engaged in clinical practices in the field. carefully drawn maps and icons provide much information at a glance in this attractive reference. the atlas is organized around three sections: * section 1: general travel advice on topics such as water, food, personal hygiene, accidents, animal and insect bites, parasitic infection, sun and heat, casual sex, altitude, and medical coverage and insurance. * section 2: travel-related diseases and their global distribution for diseases such as malaria, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, influenza, cholera, typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis, schistomomiasis (bilharzia infection), dengue, polio, japanese b encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis, rabies, and traveler’s diarrhea, and several more. * section 3: country-specific advice, maps, and weather, which includes immunization recommendations, malaria advice and precautions, and other health considerations. sections 1 and 2 are written with the healthcare professional in mind, and section 3 serves as a resource for both the professional and the traveler. the atlas is filled with up-to-date, easily accessed travel health information.

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