Schaechter s Mechanisms of Microbial Disease

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ISBN-10 9780781787444
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 826
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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.



Schaechter s Mechanisms of Microbial Disease

Schaechter s Mechanisms of Microbial Disease Author Moselio Schaechter
ISBN-10 0781753422
Release 2007
Pages 762
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Now in full color, the Fourth Edition of this text gives students a thorough understanding of microbial agents and the pathophysiology of microbial diseases. The text facilitates learning and recall by emphasizing unifying principles and paradigms, rather than forcing students to memorize isolated facts by rote. Case studies with problem-solving questions give students insight into clinical applications of microbiology. Each chapter ends with review and USMLE-style questions. For this edition, all schematic illustrations have been re-rendered in full color and new illustrations have been added. A new online site for students includes animations, USMLE-style questions, and all schematic illustrations and photographs from the text.



Schaechter s Mechanisms of Microbial Disease

Schaechter s Mechanisms of Microbial Disease Author N. Cary Engleberg
ISBN-10 1451100051
Release 2013
Pages 826
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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.



Mechanisms of Microbial Disease

Mechanisms of Microbial Disease Author Moselio Schaechter
ISBN-10 0683076051
Release 1998
Pages 733
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This textbook contains material about microbial agents and how the host responds to them. By focusing on common features of all host-parasite relationships, facts can be organized on a predictable conceptual framework which, in turn, facilitates learning and recall. Key concept boxes appear at the beginning of each chapter; history boxes are included throughout the text; and case studies add greater understanding of clinical applications. Lecturers - Click here to order a FREE Review Copy of this title !



Essential Bioinformatics

Essential Bioinformatics Author Jin Xiong
ISBN-10 9781139450621
Release 2006-03-13
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Essential Bioinformatics is a concise yet comprehensive textbook of bioinformatics, which provides a broad introduction to the entire field. Written specifically for a life science audience, the basics of bioinformatics are explained, followed by discussions of the state-of-the-art computational tools available to solve biological research problems. All key areas of bioinformatics are covered including biological databases, sequence alignment, genes and promoter prediction, molecular phylogenetics, structural bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics. The book emphasizes how computational methods work and compares the strengths and weaknesses of different methods. This balanced yet easily accessible text will be invaluable to students who do not have sophisticated computational backgrounds. Technical details of computational algorithms are explained with a minimum use of mathematical formulae; graphical illustrations are used in their place to aid understanding. The effective synthesis of existing literature as well as in-depth and up-to-date coverage of all key topics in bioinformatics make this an ideal textbook for all bioinformatics courses taken by life science students and for researchers wishing to develop their knowledge of bioinformatics to facilitate their own research.



Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities

Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities Author David Satcher
ISBN-10 9780071781510
Release 2005-10-13
Pages 500
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Specific skills, answers, and guidance to clinical issues raised by management of patients of varied cultural and economic backgrounds. Covers the principles of cultural medicine, which medical schools are addressing in physical exam sessions, and specific diseases, disorders, and clinical entities that have genetic and cultural issues associated with them. Includes case studies and evidence-based recommendations and guidelines.



Problem Based Microbiology

Problem Based Microbiology Author Swapan K. Nath
ISBN-10 9781455705337
Release 2005-12-07
Pages 548
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This concise, problem-based textbook covers 91 of the most common infectious diseases, using case studies to promote interactive learning and to build a foundation of knowledge for clinical practice. It presents an overview of how infectious diseases affect a particular organ system. Then, it provides clinical case scenarios, differential diagnosis tables, and succinct explanations of the infectious process, with treatment options and outcomes. Crisp, full-color images and USMLE-style practice questions round out the text. Presents a detailed clinical case study for each infectious disease covered, including treatment and outcomes. Integrates basic and clinical sciences. Covers the most common infectious diseases, including bioterrorism agents and emerging infectious diseases. Promotes active learning by presenting the case study as an unknown, and then providing differential diagnosis tables and rationales. Features over 350 full-color illustrations and images of clinical disease to reinforce written material. Highlights key symptoms, microbiology, epidemiology, and pathogenesis for rapid review. Provides summary tables of important diseases caused by the infecting organism. Includes practice questions to help prepare for the USMLE step 1 and 2 exams.



Medical Microbiology E Book

Medical Microbiology E Book Author Patrick R. Murray
ISBN-10 9780323359528
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 888
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Turn to Medical Microbiology, 8th Edition for a thorough, clinically relevant understanding of microbes and their diseases. This succinct, easy-to-use text presents the fundamentals of microbiology and immunology in a clearly written, engaging manner—effectively preparing you for your courses, exams, and beyond. Coverage of basic principles, immunology, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology help you master the essentials. Review questions at the end of each chapter correlate basic science with clinical practice to help you understand the clinical relevance of the organisms examined. Clinical cases illustrate the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases, reinforcing a clinical approach to learning. Full-color clinical photographs, images, and illustrations help you visualize the clinical presentations of infections. Summary tables and text boxes emphasizing essential concepts and learning issues optimize exam review. Additional images, 200 self-assessment questions, NEW animations, and more. Thoroughly updated chapters include the latest information on the human microbiome and probiotics/prebiotics; including a new chapter on Human Microbiome In Health and Disease NEW chapter summaries introduce each microbe chapter, including trigger words and links to the relevant chapter text (on e-book version on Student Consult), providing a concise introduction or convenient review for each topic. Full-color clinical photographs, images, and illustrations help you visualize the clinical presentations of infections. Additional images, 200 self-assessment questions, NEW animations, and more.



Principles of Pharmacology

Principles of Pharmacology Author David E. Golan
ISBN-10 1451191006
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 1024
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Highly regarded by both students and instructors, Principles of Pharmacology: The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy, 4th Edition, offers an integrated mechanism-based and systems-based approach to contemporary pharmacology and drug development. An easy-to-follow format helps first- and second-year students grasp challenging concepts quickly and efficiently. Each section presents the pharmacology of a physiologic or biochemical system, followed by the pharmacology of a particular aspect of that system; a clinical vignette; a discussion of the biochemistry, physiology, and pathophysiology of the system; and the drugs and drug classes that activate or inhibit the system by interacting with specific molecular and cellular targets. Clear, concise illustrations highlight key points, and drug summary tables offer quick access to essential information. The Fourth Edition features: Comprehensive updates to all chapters, including recently approved drugs Nearly 40 popular and practical Drug Summary Tables with state-of-the-art information on clinical applications, serious and common adverse effects, contraindications, and therapeutic considerations A new chapter on drug transporters, and extensively revised information on drug-receptor interactions, pharmacodynamics, drug toxicity, and pharmacogenomics Key changes to Section 1: Fundamental Principles of Pharmacology, which now provides a comprehensive framework for material in all subsequent chapters.[MH1] Hundreds of meticulously updated and colorized illustrations, including many that are new or substantially modified to highlight new understanding of physiologic, pathophysiologic, and pharmacologic mechanisms



Textbook of Physical Diagnosis

Textbook of Physical Diagnosis Author Mark H. Swartz
ISBN-10 9781455704156
Release 2009-03-03
Pages 928
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Despite the advanced technologies at our disposal today, a complete health history and physical examination remain the most crucial diagnostic tools in any healthcare practitioner's arsenal. And no one teaches these all-important skills better than Mark H. Swartz, MD, FACP. For nearly two decades, Dr. Swartz's textbook has shown readers how to derive the maximum diagnostic information from interviewing and examining patients. Using a compassionate, humanistic approach, Dr. Swartz explores how cultural differences can influence communication, diet, family relationships, and health practices and beliefs, and demonstrates that your interpersonal awareness is just as essential in physical diagnosis as your level of technical skill. In this 6th Edition, a new chapter on the focused physical exam prepares you for the USMLE Step 2 CS and the OSCE. You can access the complete contents of the book online at www.studentconsult.com. Discussions of special considerations emphasize cultural differences that may affect your approach to patients ... guide you through assessment of nutritional status ... and inform you of things to look for and remember when examining children, pregnant women, older patients, and acutely ill patients. Pathophysiology explanations help you understand the causes of the symptoms you encounter. Abundant color photographs capture the real appearance of various diseases. Coverage of complementary and alternative medicine alerts you to the clinical implications of these increasingly popular modalities. An appendix on examination of the Spanish-speaking patient provides translations for commonly used medical phrases and questions is available on www.studentconsult.com Over 3 hours of video on DVD demonstrate the complete physical exam of an adult male patient, the breast and pelvic exam of an adult female patient, and the examination of pediatric and geriatric patients. Student Consult access lets you reference the complete contents of the book online, anywhere you go ... perform quick searches ... and add your own notes and bookmarks. A new chapter on the focused physical exam prepares you for the USMLE Step 2 CS and OSCEs.



Medical Microbiology

Medical Microbiology Author David Greenwood
ISBN-10 9780702051197
Release 2012-07-17
Pages 672
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Medical microbiology concerns the nature, distribution and activities of microbes and how they impact on health and wellbeing, most particularly as agents of infection. Infections remain a major global cause of mortality and in most hospitals around one in ten of those admitted will suffer from an infection acquired during their stay. The evolution of microbes presents a massive challenge to modern medicine and public health. The constant changes in viruses such as influenza, HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and SARS demand vigilance and insight into the underlying process. Building on the huge success of previous editions, Medical Microbiology 18/e will inform and inspire a new generation of readers. Now fully revised and updated, initial sections cover the basic biology of microbes, infection and immunity and are followed by a systematic review of infective agents, their associated diseases and their control. A final integrating section addresses the essential principles of diagnosis, treatment and management. An unrivalled collection of international contributors continues to ensure the relevance of the book worldwide and complementary access to the complete online version on Student Consult further enhances the learning experience. Medical Microbiology is explicitly geared to clinical practice and is an ideal textbook for medical and biomedical students and specialist trainees. It will also prove invaluable to medical laboratory scientists and all other busy professionals who require a clear, current and most trusted guide to this fascinating field.



Basic Immunology

Basic Immunology Author Abul K. Abbas
ISBN-10 9781455707072
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 320
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This text provides you with an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the workings of the human immune system. Efficiently master the immunology information you need through clinically focused content, logically organized by mechanism. Apply what you've learned to real-world situations by referencing the appendix of clinical cases. Enhance your learning with the help of numerous full-color illustrations and useful tables, as well as summary boxes, review questions, and a glossary of immunology terms. Study immunology anywhere!



Fundamentals of Molecular Virology

Fundamentals of Molecular Virology Author Nicholas H. Acheson
ISBN-10 0470900598
Release 2011-08-30
Pages 500
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This new, fully revised second edition of Fundamentals of Molecular Virology is designed for university students learning about virology at the undergraduate or graduate level. Chapters cover most of the major virus families, emphasizing the unique features of each virus family. These chapters are designed to tell stories about the viruses covered, and include information on discovery, diseases and pathogenesis, virus structure, steps in viral replication, and interaction with cellular signaling pathways. This approach portrays the “personality” of each virus, helping students to learn the material and to build up their knowledge of virology, starting with smaller and simpler viruses and proceeding to more complex viruses.



Medical Genetics

Medical Genetics Author Lynn B. Jorde
ISBN-10 9780323075763
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 368
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Medical Genetics is the clearest and most concise text on the subject, providing state-of-the-art coverage of clinically relevant molecular genetics. Lynn B. Jorde, PhD; John C. Carey, MD; and Michael J. Bamshad, MD integrate recent developments with clinical practice and emphasize the central principles of genetics and their clinical applications. Now in full color, this edition provides you with the stunning visual clarity so important in this field. Get the very latest on hot topics like gene identification, cancer genetics, gene testing and gene therapy, common diseases, ethical and social issues, personalized medicine, and much more. This is an indispensable resource that should be on every reading list. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. . Features mini-summaries, study questions, suggested reading, and a detailed glossary to supplement and reinforce what you learn from the text. Demonstrates clinical relevance through over 230 photographs, illustrations, and tables, along with boxes containing patient/family vignettes. Enhances the visual impact of the material with full-color illustrations throughout the text for easier and more effective learning and retention. Presents a new chapter on genomics and personalized medicine for the latest on these hot topics. Provides you with the latest knowledge and research on gene identification, cancer genetics, gene testing and gene therapy, common disorders, ethical and social issues, and much more so you can keep up with current developments in genetics. Includes study questions at the end of every chapter so you can test yourself and retain the material. Features additional clinically commentary boxes throughout the text to show the relevance of genetics to everyday patient problems to prepare you for problem-based integrated courses.



Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology

Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology Author Moselio Schaechter
ISBN-10 008047246X
Release 2003-12-11
Pages 1152
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The Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology aims to provide an affordable and ready access to a large variety of microbiological topics within one set of covers. This handy desk-top reference brings together an outstanding collection of work by the top scientists in the field. Covering topics ranging from the basic science of microbiology to the current "hot" topics in the field. * Provides a broad, easily accessible perspective on a wide range of microbiological topics * A synthesis of the broadest topics from the comprehensive and multi-volumed Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Second Edition * Helpful resource in preparing for lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications



Immunology

Immunology Author Richard Coico
ISBN-10 9781118396896
Release 2015-01-28
Pages 432
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Immunology: A Short Course, 7th Edition introduces all the critical topics of modern immunology in a clear and succinct yet comprehensive fashion. The authors offer uniquely-balanced coverage of classical and contemporary approaches and basic and clinical aspects. The strength of Immunology: A Short Course is in providing a complete review of modern immunology without the burden of excessive data or theoretical discussions. Each chapter is divided into short, self-contained units that address key topics, illustrated by uniformly drawn, full-color illustrations and photographs. This new edition of Immunology: A Short Course: • Has been fully revised and updated, with a brand new art program to help reinforce learning • Includes a new chapter on Innate Immunity to reflect the growth in knowledge in this area • Highlights important therapeutic successes resulting from targeted antibody therapies • Includes end of chapter summaries and review questions, a companion website at www.wileyimmunology.com/coico featuring interactive flashcards, USMLE-style interactive MCQs, figures as PowerPoint slides, and case-based material to help understand clinical applications



Virology

Virology Author John Carter
ISBN-10 9780470023860
Release 2007-08-15
Pages 358
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Virology is a clear and accessible introduction to this fast moving field, providing a comprehensive resource enabling students to understand the key concepts surrounding this exciting subject. The authors have produced a text that stimulates and encourages the student through the extensive use of clear, colour-coded diagrams. Taking a modern approach to the subject, the relevance of virology to everyday life is clearly emphasised and discussion on emerging viruses, cancer, vaccines, anti-viral drugs gene vectors and pesticides is included. This title: Provides an introduction to the theories behind the origins of viruses and how they are evolving with discussion on emerging viruses Includes numerous diagrams with standard colour coding for different types of molecule such as DNA, messenger RNA, other virus RNA’s proteins – all diagrams are carefully developed and clearly labelled to enhance student understanding Features self-contained descriptions of the complete replication cycles of a selection of viruses Introduces the relevance of virology to the modern world including the latest developments in the field - HIV, Foot and Mouth disease, Ebola, SARS and MMR Presents summary boxes, further reading and an associated website to include the latest developments Virology is an essential textbook for all undergraduate students of biology, microbiology and biomedical sciences taking courses in virology. It is also an invaluable resource for MSc level students who have previously done little or no virology and are looking for an accessible introduction to the subject.