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American Society for Microbiology

Guide to Clinical and Diagnostic Virology

editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 311

The explosion in clinical testing has been especially rapid in virology, where emerging viruses and growing numbers of viral infections are driving advances. The Guide to Clinical and Diagnostic Virology offers a digestible view of the breadth and depth of information related to clinical virology, providing a practical, working knowledge of the wide array of viruses that cause human disease. Introductory chapters cover the basics of clinical virology and laboratory diagnosis of infections, including virus structure, life cycle, transmission, taxonomy, specimen types and handling, and a comparison of assays used for detection. Detailed sections on important topics include Viral pathogens and their clinical presentations Diagnostic assays and techniques, including culture-based, immunological, and molecular Prevention and management of viral infections, with guidance on biosafety, vaccines, and antiviral therapies The regulatory environment for laboratory testing, including regulatory requirements and assay performance and interpretation Critical concepts are carefully curated and concisely summarized and presented with detailed illustrations that aid comprehension, along with important highlights and helpful hints. These features, plus question sections that reinforce significant ideas and key concepts, make this an invaluable text for anyone looking for an accessible route through clinical and diagnostic virology. Laboratory technologists, medical students, infectious disease and microbiology fellows, pathology residents, researchers, and everyone involved with viruses in the clinical setting will find the Guide to Clinical and Diagnostic Virology an excellent text as well as companion to clinical virology references.
129,00 122,55

Clinical Virology

Douglas D. Richman, Frederick G. Hayden
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editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 1416

Informs scientists and health care professionals about all the medically relevant aspects of this rapidly evolving field. Covers novel viruses, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Addresses infections and syndromes related to particular organ systems, as well as the fundamentals of modern medical virology. Includes crucial information on immune responses and vaccinology, diagnostics, antivirals, and the nascent field of gene therapy. Provides agent-specific chapters that detail the virology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and prevention and treatment of important viral pathogens. This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.
205,00 194,75

Therapeutic Microbiology

Probiotics and Related Strategies

James Versalovic, Michael Wilson

editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 420

Breaks new ground in explaining the breakthroughs possible with therapeutic microbiology. Explores the potential and actual uses of the many methods for altering the microbiotas of humans and animals: probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, bacteriophages, and replacement therapy. Describes the biological principles underlying the manipulation of the indigenous microbiota and the biology of the effector organisms that have been utilized for this purpose. Discusses the many microbes that can potentially be used therapeutically and prophylactically. Serves as a reference to medical, dental and veterinary practitioners with an interest in alternative approaches to the prevention and treatment of microbial diseases. This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.
125,00 118,75

Antisepsis, Disinfection, and Sterilization

Types, Actions, and Resistance

Gerald E. McDonnell

editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 361

An examination of the various chemical and physical antisepsis, disinfection, and sterilization methods used for infection prevention and contamination control. * Presents a comprehensive review of the various chemical and physical antisepsis, disinfection, and sterilization methods, including types, practical uses, the spectrum of activity, advantages, disadvantages, and modes of action. * Offers background information on microbiology, including a discussion of the spectrum of action, determination of efficacy, and common variables that affect the performance of antisepsis, disinfection, and sterilization methods. * Covers the mechanisms of action of biocides in four general groups: oxidizing agents, cross-linking agents, action by transfer of energy, and other structure-disrupting agents. * Explores the demonstrated natural and acquired mechanisms that microorganisms employ to resist the biocidal effects of chemical and physical processes. * Serves as a reference for microbiologists, chemists, facilities managers, health care professionals, infection and contamination control practitioners, application engineers, and students. This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.
135,00 128,25

Oral Microbiology and Immunology

Donald Leblanc, Marilyn Lantz
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editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 484

This text is constructed within the context of modern concepts of bacteriology and pathogenicity, and integrates basic and applied aspects of oral microbiology to provide a cogent and comprehensive treatment of the subject.
80,00 76,00

Pathogenesis of Human Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Insights from the Rabbit Model

Arthur Dannenberg

editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 453

Examines the pathogenesis of human pulmonary tuberculosis in all of its stages, with a primary focus on the rabbit model. * Reviews the interplay of delayed-type hypersensitivity and cell-mediated immunity, clearly showing how both are needed to control the growth of the tubercle bacillus and how antibodies contribute to these cellular immune responses. * Covers the histochemistry of macrophage activation; the roles of various cytokines; the effects of glucocorticoids, estrogens, thyroid hormones, and irradiation on the disease; and principles of immunization against tuberculosis, including vaccine development. * Focuses on areas of future research that could contribute to the knowledge, treatment, and control of this disease. * Serves as a resource for clinicians, public health investigators, and laboratory researchers in tuberculosis and immunology.
175,00 166,25

Food Allergy

A. Wesley Burks, Ricki M. Helm
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editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 344

Provides clinicians, scientists, educators, and regulators with an authoritative review of the field. * Combines our knowledge and hypotheses about food allergy treatments, research directions, bioinformatics tools, and industry and governmental regulation guidelines into one valuable reference. * Examines the identification and characterization of allergenic proteins within food sources, the underlying mechanisms of action, and treatment options. * Emphasizes clinical aspects of food allergy and advances in diagnosis; cutting edge immunochemical theories and molecular mechanisms; immunotherapy and the role of animal models in advancing food allergy research; the effects of food processing on allergenicity; and methods for preparing hypoallergenic foods. * Features in-depth coverage of bioinformatics tools.
136,00 129,20

The Spectrum of Neuro-AIDS Disorders

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Ashok Verma, Karl Goodkin
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editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 566

A review of the full scope of research on the neurological and neurobehavioral implications of neuro-AIDS including the fields of microbiology and immunology. Considers the broad scope of effects of HIV/AIDS on the brain and peripheral nervous system (neuro-AIDS), both pre- and post-HAART era. Links basic pathology and pathophysiology research with clinical findings, diagnostic, and assessment techniques in both the CNS and the periphery. Examines the wide range of HIV-associated comorbidities including fungal, viral, syphilitic, and Toxoplasma infections. Covers neurological and neurobehavioral syndromes (dementia, delirium, depressive disorders, fatigue, and peripheral nervous and muscular dysfunction), including diagnosis and treatment. Presents specific information on neuro-AIDS in special populations including women, children, minorities, and older individuals. Explores medico-legal issues, including end-of-life concerns specific to neuro-AIDS patients. Examines the status of neuro-AIDS conditions at the global level. This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.
180,00 171,00

Immunology, Infection, and Immunity

Gerald B. Pier, Jeffrey B. Lyczak
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editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 750

This is a text with CD study guide. With a focus on the relatedness of immunology and microbiology, "Immunology, Infection, and Immunity" covers both the foundation concepts of immunology, among the most exciting in modern biology and medicine, and their application to the real world of diseases and health. This new text combines clear narratives of how the immune system functions relying in many instances on supporting data from experiments. The editors use examples and illustrations depicting basic immunologic processes in conjunction with their role in infectious or other diseases in order to teach both basic and applied aspects of immunology. A chapter on antibody-antigen interactions and measurements of immunologic reactions familiarizes students with the tools of experimental immunology. In addition to an emphasis on infectious diseases, the book focuses strongly on those areas where the immune system does not act when it should - primary and acquired immunodeficiency, and the failure to control cancer - as well as areas where the over-activity or dysregulation of the immune system is a cause of pathology - hypersensitivity reactions, including allergy and asthma, autoimmunity and the unwanted immune responses to transplanted tissues and organs. To bring the full flavor and excitement of immunology to new students, the editors have assembled an outstanding group of contributors with expertise in the multiple areas of immunology who provide the most up-to-date information in this quickly moving field. All of the chapters have standardized thematic and structural aspects to provide critical information in a comprehensive style. "Immunology, Infection, and Immunity" is ideally suited for upper division and graduate level students as well as medical and dental students with a good background in basic biology, biochemistry, genetics, and cell biology. The text complements traditional views and dogmas about immunology with today's cutting edge ideas and experimental data describing how the immune system works, some of which are challenging and changing some long-held beliefs about the function of the immune system. It examines the basic molecular and cellular components of the immune system relative to the pathogenesis and prevention of infectious diseases. It concentrates on the way in which the immune system is critical to the pathogenesis and prevention of infectious diseases. It focuses on primary and acquired immunodeficiency and immune system dysregulation as causes of pathology. It includes contributions from multiple areas of immunology present current information in a rapidly moving field. All chapters have standardized thematic and structural aspects to provide critical information in a comprehensible style. It features examples and illustrations that depict basic immunologic processes in conjunction with their role in infectious or other diseases. About the Electronic Study Guide - "The DLG CD-ROM" is an interactive, automated program that organizes each chapter from "Immunology, Infection and Immunity" into questions, answers, and extensive explanations. The software helps students first through reviewing the book and then helps them quiz themselves and assess their progress. Students can print out or even stop a study session and resume exactly where they left off at their convenience. With the "DLG", students will be able to quickly learn new information, retain it longer, and improve their test scores. Students can work at their own pace, measure their performance, and make the most efficient use of their study time. It is prepared by Mary J. Ruebush. Recommended system requirements: Windows 98/98SE/ME/NT4/2000/XP; Pentium Class Processor, 166 MHz or greater 64 MB of RAM 300 MB free disk space; and internet connection for registration/activation only.
110,00 104,50

Cases in Human Parasitology

Judith S. Heelan

editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 256

An important educational reference source for health care scientists active in the field of parasitology. * Includes more than 60 case studies focusing on intestinal protozoa, blood and tissue protozoa, cestodes, trematodes, and intestinal nematodes, as well as blood and tissue nematodes. * Features cases with patient history and symptoms, relevant clinical findings and laboratory data, and in most cases relevant full-color images; proceed with discussion questions; and conclude with answers to the questions. * Presents students with unusual patient histories and symptoms. * Serves as a resource for pathology residents and infectious disease fellows in preparing for board exams and in continuing the education of medical technologists involved in diagnostic parasitology. This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.
70,00 66,50

Antibiotics

Actions, Origins, Resistance

Christopher Walsh

editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 272

This is the first comprehensive book on antibiotics since the 1981 classic by Gale et al. It focuses on the increased interest in antibiotics due to emerging bacterial diseases and resistance. It shows how antibiotics work on targets; gives new insights into antibiotic modification and design; and reviews strategies for finding novel antibiotics.
140,00 133,00

Granulomatous Infections and Inflammations

Dov L. Boros

editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 342

A comprehensive summary of knowledge on experimental and clinical granulomatoses. * Covers the major aspects of the granulomatous response, providing the basis for the understanding of the overall granulomatous immune response and its resolution. * Provides an in-depth discussion of the mechanistic basis of inflammation in a number of representative granulomatous diseases, illustrates different cellular responses and immune mechanisms within the framework of the general granulomatous response. * Examines experimental treatments of mice by cell transfer between donor and recipient, infection of inflammatory/regulatory cytokines or cytokine-neutralizing antibodies, and use of mice genetically deficient in cytokine/chemokine production or cytokine/chemokine receptor expression. This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.
140,00 133,00

Manual of Clinical Laboratory Immunology

N. Rose

editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 1348

Featuring the latest on standard and cutting-edge immunological tests and procedures in clinical laboratory immunology, the much-awaited sixth edition of this classic reference manual reflects the continued evolution of clinical immunology. The best features of earlier editions have remained in this update, including a step-by-step interpretive approach to methodology, with emphasis on clinical applications and interpretation. Thoroughly indexed and fully illustrated, this much heralded reference has been called "a clear reflection of the practice of clinical laboratory immunology" (Current Microbiology). Its key features are: revises, updates, and expands standard and cutting-edge immunological tests and procedures; redefines the field of modern clinical immunology with less detailed methodology, more lab tests and interpretation; includes a broad range of immunologic procedures; and emphasizes the interpretation of immunologic findings.
219,65 208,67

Legionella

Reinhard Marre

editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 444

A comprehensive overview on Legionella research, covering all aspects of pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and surveillance of Legionnaires' disease.
171,80 163,21

Diagnostic Medical Parasitology

L Garcia

editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 718

This major reference, now in its fourth edition, updates and advances the field of diagnostic medical parasitology and reports on the dramatic changes that have occurred in this field. Newly recognized parasites, alternative diagnostic techniques defined by new regulatory requirements, implementation of testing based on molecular techniques, expanded tables and photographs, and new information on parasitic infections are included. The first section of this book includes comprehensive discussions of individual parasites and provides information related to life cycles, morphology, clinical disease in both immunocompetent and compromised patients, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, and prevention.The second half of the book offers clear, concise, comprehensive, and well-organized diagnostic procedures for use in the clinical laboratory, including techniques for parasite identification that are relevant throughout the world. The pros and cons of various test options are included throughout the diagnostic section of the book. New in the Fourth Edition: Expanded life cycles and algorithms; new photographs and illustrations; expanded, updated text; new tables; new diagnostic procedures; expanded information on diagnostic kits; review of test order options/relevance; product/method photographs; expanded 'Late-Breaking' published information.
191,09 181,54

Manual of Clinical Microbiology

Twelfth Edition

a cura di Michael A. Pfaller, Karen C. Carroll

editore: American Society for Microbiology

pagine: 2468

Revised by a collaborative, international, interdisciplinary team of editors and authors, this edition includes the latest applications of genomics and proteomics and is filled with current findings regarding infectious agents, leading-edge diagnostic methods, laboratory practices, and safety guidelines. This edition also features three new chapters on accreditation, Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, and human herpesvirus 8. This seminal reference of microbiology continues to set the standard for state-of-the-science laboratory practice as the most authoritative reference in the field of microbiology.
310,00 294,50

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