Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2012-05-15
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.
Author: P. J. Quinn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-10-07
Microbiology is one of the core subjects for veterinary students, and since its first publication in 2002, Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease has become an essential text for students of veterinary medicine. Fully revised and expanded, this new edition updates the subject for pre-clinical and clinical veterinary students in a comprehensive manner. Individual sections deal with bacteriology, mycology and virology. Written by an academic team with many years of teaching experience, the book provides concise descriptions of groups of microorganisms and the diseases which they cause. Microbial pathogens are discussed in separate chapters which provide information on the more important features of each microorganism and its role in the pathogenesis of diseases of animals. The international and public health significance of these pathogens are reviewed comprehensively. The final section is concerned with the host and is organized according to the body system affected. Tables, boxes and flow diagrams provide information in an easily assimilated format. This edition contains new chapters on molecular diagnostics and on infectious conditions of the skin, cardiovascular system, urinary tract and musculoskeletal system. Many new colour diagrams are incorporated into this edition and each chapter has been updated. Key features of this edition: Twelve new chapters included Numerous new illustrations Each chapter has been updated Completely re-designed in full colour Fulfils the needs of veterinary students and academics in veterinary microbiology Companion website with figures from the book as Powerpoints for viewing or downloading by chapter: www.wiley.com/go/quinn/veterinarymicrobiology Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease remains indispensable for all those studying and teaching this essential component of the veterinary curriculum.
Emerging infectious diseases may be defined as diseases being caused by pathogens only recently recognized to exist. This group of diseases is important globally, and the experience of the last 30 years suggests that new emerging diseases are likely to bedevil us. As the global climate changes, so changes the environment, which can support not only the pathogens, but also their vectors of transmission. This expands the exposure and effects of infectious disease and, therefore, the importance of widespread understanding of the relationship between public health and infectious disease. This work brings together chapters that explain reasons for the emergence of these infectious diseases. These include the ecological context of human interactions with other humans, with animals that may host human pathogens, and with a changing agricultural and industrial environment, increasing resistance to antimicrobials, the ubiquity of global travel, and international commerce. * Features the latest discoveries related to influenza with a newly published article by Davidson Hamer and Jean van Seventer * Provides a listing of rare diseases that have become resurgent or spread their geographic distribution and are re-emergent * Highlights dengue and malaria, as well as agents such as West Nile and other arboviruses that have spread to new continents causing widespread concerns * Includes discussions of climate influencing the spread of infectious disease and political and societal aspects
Author: Karl Otto Bergmann
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Mit der Einführung des Gesetzes zur Verbesserung der Rechte von Patientinnen und Patienten ist im Jahre 2013 der ärztliche Behandlungsvertrag in das Bürgerliche Gesetzbuch aufgenommen worden. Diese Rechtsgrundlage ist Anlass der vierten Auflage des Leitfadens für Mediziner und Juristen. Für die Juristen bietet das Werk nach wie vor eine fallbezogene Einführung in das Arzthaftungsrecht unter Einbeziehung der neuen Regelungen des BGB. Daneben wird es auch für Ärzte und die Verantwortlichen im Krankenhausbereich immer wichtiger, sich mit den rechtlichen Grundlagen ihrer Arbeit auseinander setzen. Nicht nur die nunmehr im Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuch aufgeführten Pflichten und Beweislastregeln, sondern beispielsweise auch die neuen Verantwortlichkeiten nach dem 2011 reformierten Infektionsschutzgesetz steigern die Bereitschaft von Juristen und Medizinern, rechtliche Grundlagen der ärztlichen Tätigkeit zu beleuchten und die Qualität der Krankenbehandlungen im deutschen Gesundheitswesen zu steigern. Die Haftungsfragen der arbeitsteiligen Medizin, der Organisation und Patientenaufklärung wie auch der Dokumentation stehen im Mittelpunkt der Aufarbeitung. Beispielsfälle und Schaubilder verdeutlichen die Denkweise der Gerichte und schaffen einen Überblick sowohl für Juristen als auch für Ärzte und Medizinstudenten.
Author: Michele Leonardi Darby
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-11-30
Your one-stop review for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE), Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene, 7th Edition is the most trusted review and study tool on the market. A total of 2,500 review questions including four online timed practice exams -- all with answers and rationales for remediation -- make this book stand out as a student favorite. Already known for its in-depth coverage, an easy-to-use outline format, and expert authorship, this review parallels the NBDHE with case studies, the "testlet" format for community health and research content, an emphasis on computer-based testing, and coverage of dynamic areas such as infection control and local anesthesia administration. Expert author Michele Darby provides the NBDHE review tool you cannot afford to be without! A comprehensive review includes all the necessary content for the NBDHE, with 2,500 review questions including four simulated exams. A logical organization covers the three main areas of the NBDHE: (1) the scientific basis for dental hygiene practice, (2) the provision of clinical dental hygiene services, and (3) community health and research principles. NBDHE-style review questions offer practice and self-assessment relating to key content. A new 350-question examination complete with Components A and B mimics the format of the NBDHE and is included in the back of the book and on the companion Evolve website; it provides answers, rationales, and a timer function. Three additional timed simulated practice examinations are provided on the companion website for additional test-taking experience. Case-based questions prepare you for the case studies and scenarios emphasized on the NBDHE. An outline format allows for easy review and study. Illustrations, diagrams, clinical photographs, and radiographs help in recognizing suspected pathologic processes and interpreting radiographs. Tables and boxes summarize concepts and procedures. Unique! Website tables in each chapter provide a quick reference to key sites for further research and study. Expert authors are leading educators, researchers, and practitioners, each of whom has an in-depth knowledge of what it takes to succeed on the NBDHE. 1,450 NEW practice questions are added to this edition for a more complete review. Updated content reflects changes and advances in areas such as infection control, pharmacology, digital imaging, and local anesthesia administration. Expanded case studies promote critical thinking and provide practice with the complex cases that make up Component B of the examination. NEW full-color photographs, illustrations, and radiographs accurately represent dental conditions. Labeling and identification exercises are included, with electronic flashcards for added vocabulary practice.
Kompakte Einführung in komplexe Ökosysteme mit zahlreichen Beispielen: Wie können Pflanzen unter speziellen Lebensbedingungen wachsen und sich vermehren? Wie verlanden Gewässer? Wie wirken sich Sukzessionen oder Störungen nach Stürmen, Bränden, Klimaänderungen aus? Organismen interagieren mit ihrer Umwelt auf verschiedenen Ebenen. Die fundamentale Einheit geobotanischer Studien ist der individuelle pflanzliche und mikrobielle Organismus. Seine evolutive Entwicklung ist das Ergebnis eines selektiven Prozesses und seiner Einnischung in spezifische Lebensräume. Die Autoren stellen die Beziehung von Klima, Boden und biotischen Interaktionen dar.
Author: Erika Isolauri
Publisher: S Karger Ag
Release Date: 2004
During the last two decades the increase in allergic diseases in children, such as atopic dermatitis and asthma, has been drastic. However, this is not true for the entire world: the incidence of allergies in children has risen only in developed countries. The observation of this socio-geographic discrepancy has led to careful study of the environmental differences that exist between the diverse settings in which children are born and has resulted in the so-called 'hygiene hypothesis': the 'sterility' of modern hospitals and birth places in the developed world might lead to a lack of microbial stimulation required for the development of a balanced mucosal immune response, including expansion of T-helper (Th) cell subsets that can mediate immune responses. Therefore, this workshop was held to consider in depth the environmental factors that influence the changing pattern of worldwide childhood allergy. This publication is a valuable source of knowledge and update for nutritionists, pediatricians, immunologists, microbiologists, as well as professionals concerned with preventive medicine.
Author: Gordon R. Carter
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 1995
Intended for veterinarians, this book covers all major aspects of veterinary microbiology. It aims to give typical morphologic and descriptive information on bacteria, fungi and viruses which have to be understood by students.