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Deja Review: Microbiology and Immunology, 3th Edition

by Eric Chen (Author), Sanjay Kasturi (Author)

This high-yield, rapid-fire Q&A book simulates flashcards in a book to help medical students review microbiology and immunology for their course exams as well as prepare for the USMLE Step 1. It is also a great review for students in basic courses in other health-related programs. Readers will find an at-a-glance, two-column “flashcard” Q&A format, which reinforces familiar material, while accelerating mastery of commonly tested topics. The Q&As help readers efficiently absorb a large amount of pertinent information and streamlines study time by focusing only on the correct answers. Ideal for last-minute cramming, this quick-reference also enables students to pinpoint their weaknesses and strengths so they can fine-tune their preparation―and tackle the most difficult exam questions with confidence. • First and second year US and Canadian medical students in their basic science courses • Provides a flashcard experience with the convenience of a book • USMLE® -style vignettes deliver review material in a board-simulating clinical presentation • Active recall questions allow readers to understand, not just memorize, the subject matter • Clinical correlations of basic science help readers gear up for coursework and board exams • Compact and easy to carry for on-the-spot studying

Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple 6th Edition

by Gladwin

A brief, clear, thorough, and highly enjoyable approach to clinical microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, summary charts and illustrations, from Ebola to AIDS to flesh-eating bacteria to mad cow disease, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, etc. Significant updates. Excellent Board review. The 6th edition adds updates to Clostridium difficile diagnosis and treatment; treatment of gonorrhea in light of growing antimicrobial resistance; Tuberculosis diagnostics, new drugs for treatment of latent TB infection and MDR TB; the latest antibiotics; update on pandemic flu, including H7N9; report on the recently discovered SARS-like coronavirus; the latest hepatitis C treatment options; the latest HIV diagnostics and recently approved HIV meds; and emerging drug resistant bacteria.

Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology 4th Edition

by Christopher D. Doern

Quick reference to clinical microbiology If you work in the clinical laboratory, this pocket guide will help you confidently identify most organisms you could encounter. This useful updated edition continues to present valuable quick-reference information to the clinical microbiology community in a small package. Along with specifics on pathogenic microorganisms, there is updated information on effectively using essential molecular diagnostic techniques for today's challenges. You will find guidance on:

  • MALDI-TOF MS performance for individual bacteria, mycobacteria, and fungi
  • Nucleic acid amplification testing/PCR and help interpreting genetic sequencing results
  • Susceptibility testing, with methods and interpretive criteria for most organism/antibiotic combinations
  • Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and resistance profiles for common organisms

Unifying Microbial Mechanisms: Shared Strategies of Pathogenesis

by Michael F. Cole

Microbial pathogenesis is the study of the mechanisms by which microbes (bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and multicellular parasites) cause infectious disease and make their hosts (humans) ill. Bacterial infections we thought were easily treatable are again a huge cause for concern with the well-publicized rise of antibiotic resistance. There are very few effective antiviral drugs and we live with the threat of epidemics such as bird flu and the outbreaks of viruses such the recent (and ongoing) Ebola crisis. Parasitic diseases such as malaria continue to pose a heavy burden in the developing world and with climate change could spread into the developed world. There is therefore an urgent need to understand microbial mechanisms, with research programmes and university courses dedicated to the subject

Outbreak: Cases in Real-World Microbiology

Rodney P. Anderson

Outbreak: Cases in Real-World Microbiology, 2nd Edition, is the newest edition of this fascinating textbook designed for introductory microbiology students and instructors. Thoroughly revised, this collection of case studies of real-world disease outbreaks, generously illustrated in full color, offers material that directly impacts college-level students, while the book's unique presentation offers instructors the flexibility to use it effectively in a number of ways. More than 90 outbreak case studies, organized into six sections according to the human body system affected, illustrate the wide range of diseases caused by microbial pathogens. The studies are presented at differing levels of difficulty and can be taught at all undergraduate levels. Each case study includes questions for students to think about, discuss, and answer, and the book includes an appendix that directs students to the specific reference material on which each case was based, providing the opportunity to investigate further and to apply the reference content to the case being studied. Each of the six sections of the book concludes with a College Perspective and a Global Perspective case study. The College Perspective provides a direct and practical link between the microbiology course and the daily lives of students. The Global Perspective connects students with outbreaks that have occurred in countries around the world to facilitate understanding of the social, religious, economic, and political values at play in the treatment and prevention of infectious disease. At the end of every section, detailed descriptions offer concise yet complete information on each disease involved in that section.

Krasner’s Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective 4th Edition

by Teri Shors

Krasner's Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective is a unique resource unlike any other introductory microbiology textbook. Combining strong scientific grounding with a conversational writing style, it covers the subject through a public health lens and uses current events students encounter in the media, such as disease outbreaks, to engage and educate. The essentials to a foundational understanding of microbiology are fully covered, including bacteria, viruses and prions, microbial genetics, the human microbiome, and immunity combined with a focus on epidemiology and current challenges faced in public health. Now in a modernized fourth edition and featuring the voice of new lead author, Dr. Shors’ research and extensive virology knowledge complements the late Dr. Krasner’s student-friendly approach crafted from 50 years of teaching microbiology. The ideal introductory text for nursing programs, non-majors microbiology, allied health, and public health programs, Krasner’s Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective, Fourth Edition is user-friendly, dynamic, and humorous. Its conversational style is certain to engage students and enhance their understanding of the ongoing interactions between microbes and their human hosts.

Oral Microbiology and Immunology

by Richard J. Lamont

The field of oral microbiology has seen fundamental conceptual changes in recent years. Microbial communities are now seen as the fundamental etiological agent in oral diseases through their interface with host inflammatory responses. Study of structured microbial communities has increased our understanding of the roles of each member in the pathogenesis of oral diseases, principles that apply to both periodontitis and dental caries. Against this backdrop, the third edition of Oral Microbiology and Immunology has been substantially expanded and rewritten by an international team of authors and editors. Featured in the current edition are:

  • links between oral infections and systemic disease
  • revised and updated overview of the role of the immune system in oral infections
  • thorough discussions of biofilm development and control
  • more extensive illustrations and Key Points for student understanding
Graduate students, researchers, and clinicians as well as students will find this new edition valuable in study and practice. The field of oral microbiology has seen fundamental conceptual changes in recent years. Microbial communities are now seen as the fundamental etiological agent in oral diseases through their interface with host inflammatory responses. Study of structured microbial communities has increased our understanding of the roles of each member in the pathogenesis of oral diseases, principles that apply to both periodontitis and dental caries. Against this backdrop, the third edition of Oral Microbiology and Immunology has been substantially expanded and rewritten by an international team of authors and editors. Featured in the current edition are:
  • links between oral infections and systemic disease
  • revised and updated overview of the role of the immune system in oral infections
  • thorough discussions of biofilm development and control
  • more extensive illustrations and Key Points for student understanding
Graduate students, researchers, and clinicians as well as students will find this new edition valuable in study and practice.

Microbiology: Basic and Clinical Principles

by Lourdes P. Norman-McKay

For pre-nursing and allied health students (including mixed-majors courses).   Building tomorrow’s health care leaders   Lourdes Norman-McKay wrote Microbiology: Basic and Clinical Principles to equip tomorrow’s allied health professionals with necessary critical thinking skills. In the first and only introductory microbiology text developed from the ground up with this student population in mind, Norman-McKay teaches not only the fundamentals of microbiology, but also how to apply critical thinking to real-world healthcare scenarios.   The author introduces her unique “S.M.A.R.T.” problem-solving framework (Summarize known and unknown, Make connections, Avoid distractors, Read and re-read, Thoroughly answer) that helps students tackle clinical cases online and throughout the book. This textbook is the first on the market written to align with the American Society of Microbiology’s nursing-centric learning outcomes, as well as NCLEX learning outcomes,and emphasizes topics that are medically relevant. The author’s conversational writing style employs accessible analogies and humor to engage students in their reading, while the artwork incorporates new research-based learning design principles to focus learners on what is truly important.   Online videos of clinical cases, tutorials, and animations coach students through tough concepts in Mastering™ Microbiology, complementing Microbiology: Basic and Clinical Principles and helping students think clinically and critically.   Also available with Mastering Microbiology Mastering  Microbiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment platform designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.  An expanded, robust Mastering Microbiology program works with the text to provide an interactive and personalized learning experience that ensures students learn microbiology both in and out of the classroom. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Microbiology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Microbiology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and Mastering Microbiology, search for: 0321929632 / 9780321929631  Microbiology: Basic and Clinical Principles Plus MasteringMicrobiology with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of:

  • 0134796152 / 9780134796154 MasteringMicrobiology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Microbiology: Basic and Clinical Principles
  • 0321928296 / 9780321928290 Microbiology: Basic and Clinical Principles
   

Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology: Volume 2: Applications

by Yi-Wei Tang

In recent years, advanced molecular techniques in diagnostic microbiology have been revolutionizing the practice of clinical microbiology in the hospital setting. Molecular diagnostic testing in general and nucleic acid-based amplification methods in particular have been heralded as diagnostic tools for the new millennium. This third edition covers not only the most recent updates and advances, but details newly invented omic techniques, such as next generation sequencing. It is divided into two distinct volumes, with Volume 1 describing the techniques, and Volume 2 addressing their applications in the field. In addition, both volumes focus more so on the clinical relevance of the test results generated by these techniques than previous editions.

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