Infectious Disease: Pathogenesis, Prevention, and Case Studies

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Infectious Disease: Pathogenesis, Prevention, and Case Studies

Format:  Hardcover,

674 pages

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Publish Date: May 2009

ISBN-13: 9781405135436

ISBN-10: 1405135433

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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

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Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish Date: May 2009
ISBN-13: 9781405135436
ISBN-10: 1405135433
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 674
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 4.75
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.6 x 1.4 x 10.9

About the author

Biography of Andrews, Julie

Julie Andrews was born in Walton-on-Thames, England, on October 1, 1935. She is a film and stage actress. She came to the United States at the age of 19 to star in The Boyfriend on Broadway. Some of her other stage performances include My Fair Lady, Camelot and Victor/Victoria. She has starred is numerous movies including The Sound of Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 10, Victor/Victoria, The Princess Diaries, and Shrek.

She won an Oscar for Mary Poppins, her very first motion picture appearance. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Academy of Film and Television and in 2000 the title of Dame was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II for lifetime achievements in the arts and humanities. She is the author or co-author of numerous children's books including Mandy, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, Dumpy the Dump Truck, Dumpy Saves Christmas, Little Bo: The Story of Bonnie Boadicea, Little Bo in France and The Very Fairy Princess Series. She also published an autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, in 2008.

Chapter outline

General Principles of Infectious Diseases
Microbial etiology of disease
Structure and function of microbes
Host defence versus microbial pathogenesis and the mechanisms of microbial escape
Diagnosis of microbial infection
General Principles of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Basic concepts of the epidemiology of infectious diseases
A Systems Based Approach to Infectious Diseases
Infections of the skin, soft tissue, bone and joint
Gastroenteritis
Cardiac and Respiratory Tract infections
Infections of the Central Nervous System
Infections of the Genito-urinary System
Infections in Special Groups
Obstetric, Congenital and Neonatal Infections
Infections in the immunocompromised host (HIV, solid organ transplant recipients, haematological malignancies)
Health care associated infections
The fever and rash conundrum: rashes of childhood
Infections of Global Impact
Tuberculosis
Malaria
HIV/AIDS
Hepatitis
Influenza
Infections in the returning traveler
Emerging and Resurgent Infections
Viral hemorrhagic fevers
Emerging infections I (Human monkeypox, Hantaviruses, Nipah virus, Japanese encephalitis, Chikungunya)
Emerging infections II (West Nile virus, Dengue, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Associated Coronavirus)
Diphtheria
Agents of Bioterrorism
Index

Book description

“… 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

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