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Biologic Response Modifiers in Infectious Diseases, an Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics

Biologic response modifiers (BRMs) are substances that stimulate the body’s response to infection and disease.  The body naturally produces small amounts of these substances. Scientists can produce some of them in the laboratory in large amounts for use in treating infections and other diseases.  This issue reviews the use of BRMs to treat infectious diseases as well as the infectious complications of BRMs used to treat non-infectious diseases.  Articles on vaccines, antibodies, interferon, and other substances are included.

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Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases

The fully updated Second Edition of this case-led text provides an excellent introduction to evidence-based Clinical Practice for the major areas of infectious disease management. The new edition takes on a brand new design and focus, making the book more accessible to junior doctors in infectious diseases and microbiology and general internists.

Edited and written by the world’s leading infectious disease specialists, Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases contains thoroughly revised clinical chapters, reporting on all new major trials and is ideal for; trainees and clinical instructors in infectious diseases and microbiology, internal medicine physicians and public health physicians.

 

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Nuclear Medicine in the Management of Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases

As chairman of the European Association of Nuclear Medi cine (EANM) 2001 annual meeting, I tried to reach two goals: a “universal nuclear medicine” congress where all people could speak and learn using the same language, and a full exploration of the possibility of making a diagnosis through global imaging. I am personally convinced that nuclear med icine techniques in the detection of infection and inflamma tion are essential, and in the near future their role and clinical impact will be impressive. As stated during the meeting, this topic will be one of the major and expanding fields of interest for nuclear medicine. During the post-congress meetings organized in Capri by Alberto Signore and Mauro Liberatore for each topic, there was a leading expert for the clinical, radiological and nuclear medicine aspects. This interaction was crucial for the quality of the discussion and the definition of flow charts that will be useful for all the medical community. These meetings, where for each topic there is full coverage of all the aspects of imaging, are, in my opinion, the most fruitful and useful for the progression and diffusion of nu clear medicine procedures. May 2002 Prof. Marco Salvatore Chairman of the EANM Congress 2001 Some 35 years ago, a French singer sold millions of records with a song, trying to tell the world “Capri c’est fini” – Capri is over.

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The 5 Minute Infectious Diseases Consult

The 5-Minute Infectious Diseases Consult features the same two-page outline format that has distinguished other titles in the 5-Minute Consult series. Specialists in infectious disease, family practitioners, and residents will appreciate this first-line resource filled with clinical pearls on diagnosing and treating common and uncommon infectious diseases. Definitions, etiology, epidemiology, risk factors, clinical manifestations, laboratory/imaging/pathology, microbiology, differential diagnosis, management, prognosis, and follow-up are all presented in the fast-access format that has made the other 5-Minute titles so popular among busy clinicians.

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Reese and Betts’ a Practical Approach to Infectious Diseases

Now in its thoroughly revised, updated Fifth Edition, this handbook is a practical, easily accessible, and authoritative guide to the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Leading experts present realistic clinical approaches to infectious disease problems seen in hospital and outpatient settings and offer up-to-the-minute advice on antimicrobial use–including specific recommendations on dosages, routes of administration, and duration of therapy. Chapters are written in a user-friendly outline format that is ideal for quick reference.This edition includes complete information on new diseases, new antibiotics, and HIV antiviral agents.

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Transplant Infections

Transplant Infections is a practical, clinically focused reference covering the common and more unusual bacterial, viral, and fungal infections affecting patients who have received stem cell or solid organ transplants. It provides a comprehensive review of the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of opportunistic infections and presents strategies for infection prevention and control. Highlights of the Third Edition include a chapter on new immunosuppressive agents and expanded coverage of tropical infections and West Nile virus.

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Review of Medical Microbiology

The perfect tool for course review and exam preparation! This brand-new resource is a companion to Dr. Murray’s best-selling Medical Microbiology, 5th Edition. It features more than 550 USMLE-style questions, with answers and rationales that examine bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology. Like its parent text, this review guide focuses on how microbes cause disease in humans and emphasizes facts vital to clinical practice. Readers will find the latest knowledge and advances in the field … page references to the 5th Edition … and full-color illustrations.

  • Makes an excellent study tool for the microbiology portion of the USMLE Step 1 exam.
  • Presents questions in the USMLE style to familiarize readers with the exam format.
  • Includes correct answers for every questions, plus rationales that explain why those answers are correct.
  • Features page references to the main text for each answer, making more information easy to find.
  • Integrates 70 color illustrations that demonstrate complex concepts and the appearance of disease.
  • Considers etiology, epidemiology, host defenses, identification, diagnosis, prevention, and control for a broad range of pathogens.
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CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Infectious Diseases

This book offers health care providers and students a wide-ranging sou rce of information on infectious diseases, covering the recognition, d iagnosis, treatment, and prevention of many emerging and reemerging in fections. Designed for quick & easy access to pertinent material, the book examines basic principles of host defense and microbial virulence, hospital infection control, and laboratory tests[and discusses clini cal syndromes ranging from eye and respiratory tract infections to sex ually transmitted diseases. It includes comprehensive coverage of all major viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, plus discussions of spe cial patient populations such as those with AIDS and transplant recipi ents.

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Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Infection

The Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Infection is selected from the infection section of the renowned Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Fifth Edition. The book is an authoritative resource on infectious diseases. Comprehensive in its coverage and beautifully illustrated in full colour, it is an essential guide to the present-day management and prevention of a wide variety of infectious diseases. Covering diseases that are both familiar and tropical as well as those that continue to emerge, medical professionals will find it immensely valuable when diagnosing and preventing infection in their day-to-day practice. In 121 chapters, experts in infectious diseases from across the world review the essentials of current infectious disease practice and provide a wealth of practical advice that medical professionals can use in clinical situations. In addition, background information on epidemiology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology encourages a fuller understanding of conditions, and over 250 full colour images help with diagnosis when treating patients. A commanding discussion of infectious diseases from both Western and tropical countries, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Infection provides detailed information on a extensive range of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and helminths. Vast in scope and truly global in reach, chapters span a variety of topics including, pathogenic microorganisms and the host, the patient with suspected infection, travel and expedition medicine, and non-venomous arthropods. They reflect the globalization of disease that has resulted from the unprecedented increase in international travel and immigration, as well as natural/man-made disasters that demand massive international aid efforts. This up-to-date and essential reference tool, supports all medical professionals in the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. It will be of particular value to clinicians working in, or seeing patients from the developing world, due to the wide range of pathogens discussed. It also supports those taking diploma courses in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and HIV medicine. No infectious disease specialist or trainee should be without a copy of this definitive resource.