The sixth edition of this best-selling text has been revised and updated to included current information on today's most important topics including, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C. This updated resource will help users successfully perform common microbiology procedures and increase their knowledge of important clinical infections. Learning aids in the text include objectives, key words, chapter summaries, and a variety of review questions. Supplements Instructor's Manual 0-7668-0918-8
While medical and hygienic developments have driven down the mortality rates of infectious diseases, pathogenic microorganisms are still a major factor in everyday clinical practice. They are still the most frequent cause of death in Third World countries. New and incurable infectious diseases are a worldwide problem. It is inescapable, therefore, that modern medicine must redouble its efforts to understand the relationship between microorganisms and humans and continue to lead the search for new therapies. The following five subject areas are covered:
This book provides a clearly focused and richly detailed review of the entire field of medical microbiology. It is both a textbook for students of medicine and dentistry and a useful companion for medical technicians and laboratory assistants, both at school and in the laboratory. It will also serve as a handy work of reference for clinical practitioners. The book is structured with teachability in mind: The many color illustrations and microscopic images render complex themes readily accessible. Summaries at the beginning of every chapter, a color-coded reference guide and detailed diagnostic tables make this an excellent sourcebook for rapid learning and quick reference. A list of important internet addresses in the appendix will help the book's users keep abreast of cutting-edge research.
This compact color atlas is an ideal reference for the identification of medically important bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Over 460 superb full-color photographs and electron micrographs, with concise explanatory text and captions, provide a clear framework for understanding and recognizing the pathogens that infect humans. This 2nd Edition has been updated to include the latest information on molecular diagnostics as well as new and zoonotic pathogens. It is invaluable both as a hands-on clinical reference tool, and as a self-testing resource for exam review.
- Offers more than 460 excellent, full-color electron micrographs and micrographs depicting microbiological samples.
- Uses short, clear captions and explanatory text to make important information easy to access in the laboratory setting.
- Features a convenient pocket size, perfect for benchside consultation or portable review.
- Reflects the latest advances in our understanding of microbial pathogenesis, such as the discovery of bacterial pathogenicity islands and Type III secretion systems that inject bacterial effectors directly into the host-cell cytoplasm.
- Describes many new, emerging, and re-emerging infections and pathogens, including SARS.
- Presents expanded coverage of diagnostic bacteriology to include more automated and molecular diagnostic methods.
- Includes a new discussion of biofilms and quorum sensing.
The development of medical mycology in the United States is assessed within the context of scientific progress as demonstrated by the creativity and scholarly contributions from research, technological activities, and training toward the management of fungal diseases. Although it focuses on American figures and events, it covers the origins of the discipline in Europe and Latin America. It describes historically significant scientific, technological and educational development and the narrative description is accompanied by an analysis of the causes of these and their perceived impact on the development of the discipline from the late 1880s into the 1990s. The development was conceptualised into five eras: "the era of discovery", "the formative years", "the advent of antifungal and immunosuppressive therapies", "the years of expansion" and "the era of transition".