Schaechter's Mechanisms of Microbial Disease

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781787440

Category: Medical

Page: 826

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Schaechter's Mechanisms of Microbial Disease provides students with a thorough understanding of microbial agents and the pathophysiology of microbial diseases. The text is universally praised for "telling the story of a pathogen" in an engaging way, facilitating learning and recall by emphasizing unifying principles and paradigms, rather than forcing students to memorize isolated facts by rote. The table of contents is uniquely organized by microbial class and by organ system, making it equally at home in traditional and systems-based curricula. Case studies with problem-solving questions give students insight into clinical applications of microbiology, which is ideal for problem-based learning.

Schaechter's Mechanisms of Microbial Disease

Author: Moselio Schaechter,N. Cary Engleberg,Victor J. DiRita,Terence Dermody

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781753425

Category: Medical

Page: 762

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Now in full color, the Fourth Edition of this text gives students a thorough understanding of microbial agents and the pathophysiology of microbial diseases. The text facilitates learning and recall by emphasizing unifying principles and paradigms, rather than forcing students to memorize isolated facts by rote. Case studies with problem-solving questions give students insight into clinical applications of microbiology. Each chapter ends with review and USMLE-style questions. For this edition, all schematic illustrations have been re-rendered in full color and new illustrations have been added. A new online site for students includes animations, USMLE-style questions, and all schematic illustrations and photographs from the text.

Schaechter's Mechanisms of Microbial Disease

Author: N. Cary Engleberg,Victor J. DiRita,Terence Dermody

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781451100051

Category: Medical

Page: 826

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Schaechter's Mechanisms of Microbial Disease provides students with a thorough understanding of microbial agents and the pathophysiology of microbial diseases. The text is universally praised for "telling the story of a pathogen" in an engaging way, facilitating learning and recall by emphasizing unifying principles and paradigms, rather than forcing students to memorize isolated facts by rote. The table of contents is uniquely organized by microbial class and by organ system, making it equally at home in traditional and systems-based curricula. Case studies with problem-solving questions give students insight into clinical applications of microbiology, which is ideal for problem-based learning.

Mechanisms of Microbial Disease

Author: Moselio Schaechter

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780683076059

Category: Medical

Page: 733

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This textbook contains material about microbial agents and how the host responds to them. By focusing on common features of all host-parasite relationships, facts can be organized on a predictable conceptual framework which, in turn, facilitates learning and recall. Key concept boxes appear at the beginning of each chapter; history boxes are included throughout the text; and case studies add greater understanding of clinical applications. Lecturers - Click here to order a FREE Review Copy of this title !

Fundamentals of Molecular Virology, 2nd Edition

Author: Nicholas H. Acheson

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118213823

Category: Science

Page: 500

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Designed for students learning about viruses for the first time at the undergraduate or graduate level, Fundamentals of Molecular Virology is presented in a style which relates to today's students and professors. This book is also a valuable, up-to-date source of information for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research scientists working with viruses. Chapters contributed by prominent virologists were edited to conform to a clear and accessible style. The text provides a thorough presentation of basic and contemporary concepts in virology for a student's first exposure to the field.

Clinical Studies in Medical Biochemistry

Author: Robert H. Glew,Miriam D. Rosenthal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199749096

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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This text uses a case-study approach to present core principles of biochemistry and molecular biology in the context of human disease. The thirty-three cases have been carefully chosen to cover key concepts and common diseases. Each chapter provides a specific patient report that includes relevant history, pertinent clinical laboratory data, physical findings, and subsequent diagnosis. This is followed by a comprehensive discussion of normal biochemical processes and reactions pertaining to the case, along with the pathophysiological mechanisms of the disease. In this third edition of the book, a new co-editor has aided in the substantially revised and more targeted selection of cases. The whole volume is now clearly focused on intermediary metabolism and other topics central to biochemistry. There are new chapters on topics such as collagen structure, mitochondrial metabolism, and hyperhomocysteinemia and vascular disease. There is also more coverage of nutritional biochemistry, including new chapters on protein-calorie malnutrition, obesity, vitamin A deficiency, and iron metabolism. The best cases were retained from the previous edition, and have been completely rewritten and updated to include recent advances in diagnostic biochemistry and the status of current therapies. Although the first edition was intended primarily for medical students, through the years the book has proven useful for a wide variety of students interested in the health science professions.

Problem-Based Microbiology

Author: Swapan K. Nath,Sanjay G. Revankar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455705330

Category: Medical

Page: 548

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This concise, problem-based textbook covers 91 of the most common infectious diseases, using case studies to promote interactive learning and to build a foundation of knowledge for clinical practice. It presents an overview of how infectious diseases affect a particular organ system. Then, it provides clinical case scenarios, differential diagnosis tables, and succinct explanations of the infectious process, with treatment options and outcomes. Crisp, full-color images and USMLE-style practice questions round out the text. Presents a detailed clinical case study for each infectious disease covered, including treatment and outcomes. Integrates basic and clinical sciences. Covers the most common infectious diseases, including bioterrorism agents and emerging infectious diseases. Promotes active learning by presenting the case study as an unknown, and then providing differential diagnosis tables and rationales. Features over 350 full-color illustrations and images of clinical disease to reinforce written material. Highlights key symptoms, microbiology, epidemiology, and pathogenesis for rapid review. Provides summary tables of important diseases caused by the infecting organism. Includes practice questions to help prepare for the USMLE step 1 and 2 exams.

Molecular Genetics of Bacteria

Author: Larry Snyder,Joseph E. Peters,Tina M. Henkin

Publisher: Amer Society for Microbiology

ISBN: 9781555816278

Category: Science

Page: 707

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Molecular Genetics of Bacteria is the single most comprehensive and authoritative textbook on bacterial molecular genetics. Perfect for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses, the text presents the latest research on the subject in a clearly written and well-illustrated style. This book is intended for students and professionals in the fields of microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, bioengineering, medicine, molecular biology, and biotechnology.

Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases

Author: John H. Klippel,John H. Stone,L eslie J. Crofford,Patience H. White

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387685663

Category: Medical

Page: 721

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This is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive texts on arthritis and related diseases, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, lupus and more than one hundred others. It offers medical students and physicians a concise description of the current science, diagnosis, clinical consequences, and principles of management. New and expanded chapters heighten the translational nature of this edition. Students, trainees, and practicing clinicians all need a standard textbook that can change with the times and reflect recent strides taken in understanding and treating rheumatic disease. The Primer fills that need.

Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities

Author: David Satcher,Rubens Pamies

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007178151X

Category: Medical

Page: 500

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Specific skills, answers, and guidance to clinical issues raised by management of patients of varied cultural and economic backgrounds. Covers the principles of cultural medicine, which medical schools are addressing in physical exam sessions, and specific diseases, disorders, and clinical entities that have genetic and cultural issues associated with them. Includes case studies and evidence-based recommendations and guidelines.

Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques

Author: Alexander S. Nicholas,Evan A. Nicholas

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781763714

Category: Medical

Page: 506

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Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques is the only comprehensive full-color atlas of osteopathic manipulative techniques currently available. Richly illustrated with over 1,300 full-color photographs professionally shot for this atlas, this comprehensive, practical reference provides step-by-step instructions for 368 osteopathic manipulative techniques. Primary and secondary indications, relative and absolute contraindications, and general considerations are also discussed in well-organized textual sections preceding each technique. The fully searchable online text will be available on thePoint.

Essentials of Clinical Immunology

Author: Helen Chapel,Mansel Haeney,Siraj Misbah,Neil Snowden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118487877

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Essentials of Clinical Immunology provides the most up-to-date, core information required to understand diseases with an immunological basis. Clinically focussed, the sixth edition of this classic text presents theoretical and practical information in a simple yet thorough way. Essentials of Clinical Immunology covers the underlying pathophysiology, the signs and symptoms of disease, the investigations required and guidance on the management of patients. Perfect for clinical medical students, junior doctors and medical professionals seeking a refresher in the role of immunology in clinical medicine, this comprehensive text features fully updated clinical information, boxes with key points, real-life case histories to illustrate key concepts and an index of contents at the start of each chapter. A companion website at www.immunologyclinic.com provides additional learning tools, including more case studies, interactive multiple-choice questions and answers, all of the photographs and illustrations from the book, links to useful websites, and a selection of review articles from the journal Clinical and Experimental Immunology. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

High-yield Acid-base

Author: J. Craig Longenecker

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781796552

Category: Medical

Page: 88

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The goal of this book is to provide a bridge between the acid-base physiology taught in the classroom and the evaluation of the patient on the wards. This book will enable the reader to develop a practical and reasoned approach to the patient with an acid-base disorder. Additional resources at the back of the book include an abbreviation list to familiarize readers with common terms associated with acid-base pathophysiology and a comprehensive list of suggested readings.

Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Author: Anthony A. Nash,Robert G. Dalziel,J. Ross Fitzgerald

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123977819

Category: Medical

Page: 364

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Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease is the landmark book in the field of infectious disease. The new, revised edition of this work provides a comprehensive, up-to-date description of the mechanisms of microbial infection and the pathogenesis of infectious disease. Presented in a clear, accessible style, it deals in an integrated manner with the spectrum of microorganisms, describing the factors common to all infectious diseases. Molecular biology, pathology, and immunology are brought together to explain the mechanisms for spread, immune response, and recovery. Describes the origin and molecular biology of pandemic influenza, HIV1, and HIV2 as well as the recent work on papillomaviruses, herpesviruses, BSE, and variant CJD Contains the latest data on tuberculosis, microbial evasion of immune defenses, and the spread of antibiotic resistance genes among bacteria Provides an update on vaccines, prions, immune evasion, and microbial ligands and receptors Gives an up-to-date picture of the global burden of infectious diseases

Basic Immunology

Functions and Disorders of the Immune System

Author: Abul K. Abbas,Andrew H. Lichtman,Shiv Pillai

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032339082X

Category: Allergy

Page: 352

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Understand all the essential concepts in immunology with this book that provides you with an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the workings of the human immune system. This book enables you to efficiently master the immunology information you need through clinically focused content, logically organized by mechanism. You can apply what you have learned to real-world situations by referencing the appendix of clinical cases. It can enhance your learning with the help of numerous full-color illustrations and useful tables, as well as summary boxes, review questions, and a glossary of immunology terms. -- Publisher description.

Microbial Physiology and Metabolism

Author: Daniel R. Caldwell

Publisher: Star Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780898632088

Category: Science

Page: 403

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MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY & METABOLISM (Second Edition), by Daniel Caldwell. Although microbes & larg life forms differ physiologically in many ways -- when considered as a group, microbes display, at the cellular level, the physiological possibilities of nature. And their small size, rapid reproduction, relatively simple nutrition requirements, & metabolic diversity & adaptability make them ideal for research. Because metabolism & physiology overlap, this unique book waves a tapetry uniting & blending the explanations to yield a thorough discussion of both. Moreove, the author explores the role of genetics in microbial physiology & metabolism, with the perspective of understanding the coordinated operation of all the cell's structures & molecules (not just genetic molecules & expression of genetic potential). Chapters: The Nature of Microbial Physiology; The Subcellular Structures of Microbes; Structure Formation; The Physiological Implications of Nutrition; Growth; Transport; Catabolic Metabolism; Fermentation; Energy Generation; Small Molecules; Protein Synthesis; Nucleic Acid Metabolism; Regulation; Genetics; The Effects of Environmental Factors on Microbes; The Physiology of Antimicrobial Chemicals; The Autotrophs; Differentiation; The Physiology of Microbial Ecology; Molecular Microbial Physiology; The Archaeobacteria. Hardcover. ISBN: 0-89863-208-0; LCCN: 98-053183 2nd edition. Revised 4/ 1999 Star Publishing Company, P.O. Box 68, Belmont, CA 94002. Phone (650) 591-3505; fax (650) 591-3898; email [email protected]

Big Chicken

The Incredible Story of how Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

Author: Maryn McKenna

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217668

Category: Science

Page: 400

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"Americans eat chicken more than any other meat. But our nation's favorite food comes with an invisible cost: its insidious effect on our health. In this extraordinary narrative, acclaimed journalist Maryn McKenna reveals how antibiotic use has altered the way we consume industrially raised meat, and its impact on our daily lives. Drawing on decades of research, as well as interviews with entrepreneurs, epidemiologists, and other specialists, McKenna spins an astonishing story of science gone wrong. In the middle of the last century, antibiotics fueled the rapid rise of chicken from local delicacy to everyday protein source. But with that spectacular growth came great risk. As resistance to new wonder drugs crept into the farming process, bacterial outbreaks became harder to treat. And the consequences-to agriculture, to human health, and to modern medicine-were devastating. Beginning with the push to make chicken the affordable entrée of choice and tracing its evolution to a global commodity and carrier of foodborne illness, McKenna shines a light on the hidden forces of industrialization, the repercussions of runaway antibiotic use, and the outcome for future generations. Taking readers from the first poultry farms on the Delmarva Peninsula to the little-known lab where the chicken nugget was invented and into today's factory farms, McKenna reveals that the history of chicken is as much about economics, politics, and culture as it is about what we eat. In these vivid pages, she gives voice to a vanguard of farmers, chefs, and activists who are seeking to return poultry to an honored place at the table-and are changing the way we think about food. Incisive and beautifully written, Big Chicken is a cautionary tale of an industry that lost its way-and shows us the way back to healthier eating"--Back cover.

In the Company of Microbes

Ten Years of Small Things Considered

Author: Moselio Schaechter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781555819590

Category: Science

Page: 292

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With more than 1,000 posts and 2 million views, the esteemed blog Small Things Considered has been sparking the imagination of microbiologists for an entire decade. Throughout the years, Elio Schaechter and his team of dedicated bloggers have shared exciting, unexpected, and unusual stories from the microbial world.