Disinfection and Decontamination: A Practical Handbook
by Jeanne Moldenhauer
This book describes various methods of decontamination and how the methods work. There is a discussion of the various cleaning and disinfection methods utilized, along with details of how to qualify these methods. It also describes new technologies that may be useful in the battle for decontamination across industries. Finally, this book provides a single resource on how one can address contamination issues for a variety of manufacturing processes and industries. Explores new technologies that may be useful in the battle for decontamination Examines various methods of decontamination and how the methods work Addresses contamination issues for a variety of manufacturing processes and industries Describes how to detect contaminants as well as how to deal with contaminants that are present Includes methods for both decontamination (reaction) and preventing contamination (proactive)
Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Virology: A Q&A Approach for Specialist Medical Trainees
by Luke S. P. Moore
An essential resource for practitioners in infectious diseases and microbiology, studying for the new FRCPath Part 1 infection examination accredited by the Royal College of Pathologists, and trainees sitting the membership exams of the Royal College of Physicians. Including over 300 multiple choice questions in an exam-style Q&A format, this guide provides an invaluable revision platform for domestic and international trainees alike, with scope to present infection-based support for other medical specialties, where infection forms a core component, including intensive care. Authored by leading specialists in infectious diseases and microbiology, this invaluable training guide is the first of its kind to cover both undergraduate and postgraduate material in infectious diseases. Mapping directly from the FRCPath and RCP infection curricula, students are able to explore areas of curriculum to gain knowledge and optimise decision-making skills, under pressure.
The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 48th Edition
by M.D. Gilbert, David N.
The 48th edition of the leading clinical reference on treatment of infectious diseases and anti-infective drug information will be released in late winter or early spring. Helpful in day-to-day practice and as a component of your organization's antimicrobial stewardship program, the Sanford Guide provides valuable guidance in the age of antibiotic resistance. Popular with physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians, the Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy provides information that is convenient, concise, and reliable. Available in print in pocket size, spiral bound and large library editions. Coverage includes: Clinical syndromes pathogens bacterial fungal mycobacterial parasitic viral Anti-infective agents dosing pediatric adjustments renal adjustments adverse affects activity pharmacology interactions Preventative therapy What's new in 2018: Table 1: meningitis, otitis media, diarrhea, cystitis, UTIs, endocarditis, CAP/HAP/VAP, SBP, appendicitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, bites, oroya fever/verruga peruna, necrotizing fasciitis, septic shock, thrombophlebitis, botulism Table 2: resistant bacteria, including GNB Table 3: duration of therapy updated throughout Table 4: organism coverage expanded, drugs added (new and old) Table 5B: complete update Table 9A: recent drugs added Table 10A: recent drugs added, e.g., mero-vabor, delaflox, pip-tazo dosing updated, colistin dosing updated, including inhalation (10F) Table 11: Isavuconazole indications and dosing Table 13: giardia, leishmaniasis, microsporidiosis, malaria, trematodes, cestodes; antiparasitic drug updates (13B, 13D) Table 14A: MERS, enterovirus, HSV aseptic meningitis, influenza Table 14B: new HCV, CMV drugs Table 14C: new ARV drugs Table 14F: updated HCV treatment regimens and recommendations Table 15A: post-splenectomy bacteremia, asplenia, sickle cell disease Table 15B: colorectal, OB-Gyn, ophthalmic and general comments Table 16: added peds dosing for additional antibacterials, ARVs, antivirals Table 17: renal adjustments for ceftaz-avi, mero-vabor, delaflox Table 17C: updated obesity dose adjustments Table 17D: NEW list of antibacterials with no need to adjust dose for obesity Table 19: comprehensive update to treatment of CAPD peritonitis Table 22: added recent drugs
Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fourth Edition
Carol J. Baker, MD
The fourth edition of this best-selling Red Book® image companion aids in the diagnosis and treatment of more than 160 of the most commonly seen pediatric infectious diseases. This edition features Zika virus, chikungunya, serious bacterial infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae, Moraxella catarrhalis, human parechovirus, rhinovirus, staphylococcal food poisoning, Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylococcal infections, Ureaplasma urealyticum, and Ureaplasma parvum. Streamline disease recognition and clinical decision-making with hundreds of finely detailed color images, combined with updated step-by-step guidelines. Concise text descriptions walk the reader through the diagnosis, evaluation, and management essentials for each condition.
- Clinical manifestations
- Diagnostic tests
- Incubation period
- Adenovirus Infections
- Bacteroides and Prevotella Infections
- Bartonella henselae (Cat-Scratch Disease)
- Cystosporiasis (formerly Isosporiasis)
- Epstein-Barr Virus Infections (Infectious Mononucleosis)
- Giardia intestinalis Infections (Giardiasis)
- Human Herpesvirus 6 (including Roseola) and 7
- Lyme Disease (Lyme borreliosis, Borrelia burgdorferi Infection)
- Meningococcal Infections
- Onchocerciasis (River Blindness, Filariasis)
- Human Papillomaviruses
- Pediculosis Capitis (Head Lice)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Pneumococcal Infections
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Salmonella Infections
- Shigella Infections
- Group A Streptococcal Infections
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Tinea Corporis (Ringworm of the Body)
- Trichinellosis (Trichinella spiralis)
- Endemic Typhus (Flea-borne Typhus or Murine Typhus)
- West Nile Virus
- Zika virus
Emerging and Reemerging Viral Pathogens: Volume 1: Fundamental and Basic Virology Aspects of Human, Animal and Plant Pathogens
by Moulay Mustapha Ennaji (Editor)
Emerging and Reemerging Viral Pathogens: Fundamental and Basic Virology Aspects of Human, Animal and Plant Pathogens, Volume One presents new research information on viruses and their impact on the scientific community. It provides a reference book on certain viruses in humans, animals and vegetal, along with a comprehensive discussion on interspecies interactions. The book then looks at the drug, vaccine and bioinformatical strategies that can be used against these viruses, giving the reader a clear understanding of transmission. The book's end goal is to create awareness that the appearance of newly transmissible pathogens is a global risk that requires shared/adoptable policies for prevention and control.
Virus as Populations: Composition, Complexity, Quasispecies, Dynamics, and Biological Implications 2nd Edition
by Esteban Domingo
Virus as Composition, Complexity, Quasispecies, Dynamics, and Biological Implications, Second Edition, explains the fundamental concepts surrounding viruses as complex populations during replication in infected hosts. Fundamental phenomena in virus behavior, such as adaptation to changing environments, capacity to produce disease, and the probability to be transmitted or respond to treatment all depend on virus population numbers. Concepts such as quasispecies dynamics, mutations rates, viral fitness, the effect of bottleneck events, population numbers in virus transmission and disease emergence, and new antiviral strategies are included. The book's main concepts are framed by recent observations on general virus diversity derived from metagenomic studies and current views on the origin and role of viruses in the evolution of the biosphere.
Hunter’s Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases 10th Edition
by Edward T Ryan
New emerging diseases, new diagnostic modalities for resource-poor settings, new vaccine schedules … all significant, recent developments in the fast-changing field of tropical medicine. Hunter’s Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10th Edition, keeps you up to date with everything from infectious diseases and environmental issues through poisoning and toxicology, animal injuries, and nutritional and micronutrient deficiencies that result from traveling to tropical or subtropical regions. This comprehensive resource provides authoritative clinical guidance, useful statistics, and chapters covering organs, skills, and services, as well as traditional pathogen-based content. You’ll get a full understanding of how to recognize and treat these unique health issues, no matter how widespread or difficult to control.
- Includes important updates on malaria, leishmaniasis, tuberculosis and HIV, as well as coverage of Ebola, Zika virus, Chikungunya, and other emerging pathogens.
- Provides new vaccine schedules and information on implementation.
- Features five all-new chapters: Neglected Tropical Diseases: Public Health Control Programs and Mass Drug Administration; Health System and Health Care Delivery; Zika; Medical Entomology; and Vector Control – as well as 250 new images throughout.
- Presents the common characteristics and methods of transmission for each tropical disease, as well as the applicable diagnosis, treatment, control, and disease prevention techniques.
- Contains skills-based chapters such as dentistry, neonatal pediatrics and ICMI, and surgery in the tropics, and service-based chapters such as transfusion in resource-poor settings, microbiology, and imaging.
- Discusses maladies such as delusional parasitosis that are often seen in returning travelers, including those making international adoptions, transplant patients, medical tourists, and more.
- Enhanced eBook version included with purchase, which allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Peters’ Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 7th Edition
by Laura Nabarro
- Contains hundreds of new images, including more than 50 completely revised life cycles and epidemiological maps.
- Provides current information on Zika virus, chikungunya virus, Ebola virus, SARS and MERS-CoV caused by enzootic corona virus, tuberculosis, ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea, malaria, and much more.
- Features a completely updated and significantly streamlined text, now organized not only by primary mode of disease transmission, but extended to define disease more strictly according to the route of acquisition – a logical change that reflects the principles applied to control measures for most infections.
- Presents the knowledge and expertise of new editors Drs. Laura Nabarro, Stephen Morris-Jones, and David A. J. Moore.