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Gastrointestinal Diseases and Their Associated Infections
Author : Guy D. Eslick
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date : 2019-01-17
ISBN 10 : 032354844X
Pages : 400 pages
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Many bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi play key roles in the development of gastrointestinal diseases, and this practical reference brings you up to speed with this increasingly important area. Covering a broad range of GI diseases and cancers, this resource provides an expert overview of the field, ideal for all gastroenterologists and infectious disease physicians. Covers infections associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett’s esophagus, gallbladder disease, acute pancreatitis, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, appendicitis, Whipple Disease, Crohn’s Disease, and more. Discusses esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, and colorectal cancer. Includes chapters on gut microbiome, fecal transplants, and the molecular pathgenesis of gastrointestinal infections. Consolidates today’s available information on this timely topic into a single convenient resource.

Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Author : Martin J. Blaser,Phillip D. Smith,Jonathan I. Ravdin, M.D.,Harry B. Greenberg
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2002
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 1319 pages
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This updated second edition examines the gastrointestinal tract in relation to both immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts. Written by specialists in infectious diseases and gastroenterology, this edition features discussion on the many infections of the gastrointestinal tract faced by adult and pediatric populations. The text traces the historical and epidemiological aspects of these disorders and provides detailed discussions on diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control, and should be of interest to the infectious disease specialist, gastroenterologist, primary care provider, internist, paediatrician and surgeon.

Dietary Interventions in Gastrointestinal Diseases
Author : Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2019-01-10
ISBN 10 : 0128144696
Pages : 358 pages
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Dietary Interventions in Gastrointestinal Diseases: Foods, Nutrients and Dietary Supplements provides valuable insights into the agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions in the gastrointestinal system. It provides nutritional treatment options for those suffering from gastrointestinal diseases including Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Allergies, among others. Information is presented on a variety of foods, including herbs, fruits, soy and olive oil, thus showing that changes in intake can change antioxidant and disease preventing non-nutrients and affect gastrointestinal health and/or disease promotion. This book serves as a valuable resource for biomedical researchers who focus on identifying the causes of gastrointestinal diseases and food scientists targeting health-related product development. Provides information on agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions in the gastrointestinal tract Explores the impact of composition, including differences based on country of origin and processing techniques to highlight compositional differences and their effect on the gastrointestinal tract Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions using bioactive foods to impact gastrointestinal diseases, including reduction of inflammation and improved function of organs

CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel
Author : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2017-04-17
ISBN 10 : 0190628634
Pages : 672 pages
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THE ESSENTIAL WORK IN TRAVEL MEDICINE -- NOW COMPLETELY UPDATED FOR 2018 As unprecedented numbers of travelers cross international borders each day, the need for up-to-date, practical information about the health challenges posed by travel has never been greater. For both international travelers and the health professionals who care for them, the CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel is the definitive guide to staying safe and healthy anywhere in the world. The fully revised and updated 2018 edition codifies the U.S. government's most current health guidelines and information for international travelers, including pretravel vaccine recommendations, destination-specific health advice, and easy-to-reference maps, tables, and charts. The 2018 Yellow Book also addresses the needs of specific types of travelers, with dedicated sections on: · Precautions for pregnant travelers, immunocompromised travelers, and travelers with disabilities · Special considerations for newly arrived adoptees, immigrants, and refugees · Practical tips for last-minute or resource-limited travelers · Advice for air crews, humanitarian workers, missionaries, and others who provide care and support overseas Authored by a team of the world's most esteemed travel medicine experts, the Yellow Book is an essential resource for travelers -- and the clinicians overseeing their care -- at home and abroad.

Companion Guide to Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats
Author : National Research Council,Commission on Life Sciences,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Committee on Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release Date : 1991-02-01
ISBN 10 : 0309042836
Pages : 108 pages
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Committee on Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats, National Research Council This companion to Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats makes practical information on rodent diseases readily accessible to researchers. This volume parallels the three parts of the main volume. Part I, Principles of Rodent Disease Prevention, briefly examines the requirements for maintaining pathogen-free rodents, factors in designing health surveillance programs, and other laboratory management issues. Part II, Disease Agents, is an easy-to-use reference section, listing diagnosis and control methods, the potential for interference with research, and other factors for disease agents ranging from adenoviruses to tapeworms. It covers bacteria, viruses, fungi and common ectoparasites, and endoparasites. Part III, Diagnostic Indexes, presents alphabetical listings of clinical signs, pathology, and research complications and lists infectious agents that might be responsible for each.

Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas
Author : Robert D. Odze,John R. Goldblum
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date : 2009
ISBN 10 : 1416040595
Pages : 1368 pages
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This one-of-a-kind reference provides a comprehensive and practical guide to help you interpret endoscopic biopsies and resection specimens of all organs related to the digestive system. Plus, thanks to Expert Consult, you'll be able to access the entire contents of this title online and download all images, from anywhere there's an internet connection. The more than 2250 high quality illustrations, 30% more than in the first edition, help you recognize and diagnose any tissue sample under the microscope. Five new chapters, additional expert authors, expanded tables, and coverage of the current clinical approach to management and treatment options, particularly screening and surveillance recommendations for preneoplastic disorders, round out this unique reference. Acts as a one-stop resource for the entire gastrointestinal system, liver, biliary tract, and pancreas. Incorporates over 2250 high quality color illustrations so you can recognize and diagnose any tissue sample under the microscope. Provides all the necessary tools to make a comprehensive diagnostic workup including data from ancillary techniques and molecular findings whenever appropriate. Simplifies complex topics and streamlines decision-making using extensive tables, graphs, and flowcharts. Helps you avoid diagnostic errors thanks to practical advice on pitfalls in differential diagnosis. Uses a new "road map" at the beginning of each chapter, as well as a new, more clinical focus to help you navigate through the book more quickly. Reflects the latest classification and staging systems available so you can provide the clinician with the most accurate and up-to-date diagnostic and prognostic indicators, including key molecular aspects of tumor pathology. Includes access to the entire contents online, from anywhere there's an internet connection. Adds five new chapters including "Screening and Surveillance of the GI Tract", "Congenital and Developmental Disorders of the GI Tract", "Pediatric Enteropathies of the GI Tract", "Vascular Disorders of the GI Tract", and "Fatty Liver Disease". Expands appropriate chapters with new coverage of the normal histology of the GI tract, liver, biliary tract and pancreas. Uses expanded tables to outline specific differential diagnostic points helpful for surgical pathologists. Discusses the key molecular aspects of tumor progression and risk assessment in all chapters that cover neoplastic disorders. Helps you evaluate diagnostically challenging cases using diagnostic algorithms. Increases the number of high quality photographs by at least 30% to include even more normal and abnormal tissue samples. Updates all chapters to include the latest references, concepts, data, and controversies. Incorporates expanded coverage of the pancreas and liver, eliminating the need for a separate text. Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.

Microbiology
Author : Nina Parker,OpenStax,Mark Schneegurt,AnhHue Thi Tu,Brian M. Forster,Philip Lister
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2016-05-30
ISBN 10 : 9781938168147
Pages : 1301 pages
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"Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of the text make the material interesting and accessible while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter. Microbiology's art program enhances students' understanding of concepts through clear and effective illustrations, diagrams, and photographs. Microbiology is produced through a collaborative publishing agreement between OpenStax and the American Society for Microbiology Press. The book aligns with the curriculum guidelines of the American Society for Microbiology."--BC Campus website.

Pocket Guide to Bacterial Infections
Author : K Balamurugan,Prithika Udayakumar
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2019-02-07
ISBN 10 : 1351679805
Pages : 400 pages
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Pocket Guide to Bacterial Infections provides information pertinent to the behaviour of bacterial cells during their interactions with different cell types of multiple host systems. This book will present the role of various bacterial pathogens affecting the host system. The book is to be organized flexibly so that chapters and topics are arranged with continuity from the former chapters. Each chapter has been made as self-contained as possible to promote this flexibility. This book will discuss each of the virulence properties of the bacteria with reference to their interacting hosts in a larger perspective. Kwey selling features: Summarizes the role various bacterial pahtogens affect the host system Reviews recent advances for combating different types of bacterial infections that infect different body parts Designed as an effective teaching and research tool providing up to date information on bacterial infections Defines important terms Written in a readable and direct writing style

Healthcare-Associated Infections in Children
Author : J. Chase McNeil,Judith R. Campbell,Jonathan D. Crews
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2018-11-08
ISBN 10 : 9783319981215
Pages : 351 pages
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With advances in technology and medical science, children with previously untreatable and often fatal conditions, such as congenital heart disease, extreme prematurity and pediatric malignancy, are living longer. While this is a tremendous achievement, pediatric providers are now more commonly facing challenges in these medical complex children both as a consequence of their underlying disease and the delivery of medical care. The term healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) encompass both infections that occur in the hospital and those that occur as a consequence of healthcare exposure and medical complexity in the outpatient setting. HAIs are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality for the individual patient as well as seriously taxing the healthcare system as a whole. In studies from the early 2000s, over 11% of all children in pediatric intensive care units develop HAIs and this figure increases substantially if neonatal intensive care units are considered. While progress has been made in decreasing the rates of HAI in the hospital, these infections remain a major burden on the medical system. In a study published in 2013, the annual estimated costs of the five most common HAIs in the United States totaled $9.8 billion. An estimated 648,000 patients developed HAIs in hospitals within the US in 2011 and children with healthcare-associated bloodstream infection have a greater than three-fold increased risk of death. While a number of texts discuss HAIs in the broader context of infectious diseases or pediatric infectious diseases (such as Mandell’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases or Long and Pickering’s Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases) no single text specifically focuses on the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of HAI in children. Many infectious diseases texts are organized based on the microbiology of infection and from this starting point then discussing the clinical syndromes associated with the organism of interest. For instance, a chapter on Staphylococcus aureus may contain a brief discussion of the role of S. aureus in surgical site infections in the wider context of all staphylococcal disease. For clinicians caring for children at the bedside, however, the clinical syndrome is typically appreciated and intervention necessary prior to organism identification. We propose a text that details both the general principles involved in HAIs and infection prevention but also provides a problem oriented approach. Such a text would be of interest to intensivists, neonatologists, hospitalists, oncologists, infection preventionists and infectious diseases specialists. The proposed text will be divided into three principle sections: 1) Basic Principles of Infection Control and Prevention, 2) Major Infectious Syndromes and 3) Infections in Vulnerable Hosts. Chapters in the Major Infectious Syndromes section will include discussion of the epidemiology, microbiology, clinical features, diagnosis, medical management (or surgical management as appropriate) and prevention of the disease entity of interest. Chapters will seek to be evidenced based as much as possible drawing from the published medical literature as well as from clinical practice guidelines (such as those from the Infectious Diseases Society of America) when applicable. We intend to include tables, figures and algorithms as appropriate to assist clinicians in the evaluation and management of these often complex patients. Finally, we intend to invite authors to participate in this project from across a number of medical specialties including infectious diseases, infection control, critical care, oncology and surgery to provide a multidisciplinary understanding of disease. It is our intent to have many chapters be co-written by individuals in different subspecialties; for instance, a chapter on ventilator-associated pneumonia may be co-written by both infectious disease and critical care medicine specialists. Such a unique text has the potential to provide important guidance for clinicians caring for these often fragile children.

What You Need to Know about Infectious Disease
Author : Madeline Drexler
Publisher : N.A
Release Date :
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 329 pages
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Biofilms in Human Diseases: Treatment and Control
Author : Sunil Kumar,Niharika Chandra,Leena Singh,Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi,Ajit Varma
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2019-11-19
ISBN 10 : 3030307573
Pages : 311 pages
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This book highlights treatment strategies for bacterial biofilms in connection with a variety of human diseases. In particular, it reviews bacterial biofilm formation and its mechanism. Topics covered include biofilms in human health, the role of biofilms in mediating human diseases, and methods for testing bacterial biofilms. Further sections concentrate on biofilm-mediated diseases in different parts of the human gastrointestinal tract, while therapeutic strategies for biofilm control and natural agents that disrupt bacterial biofilms are also covered. Readers will also find the latest advances in probiotics and biofilms, as well as the use of probiotics to counteract biofilm-associated infections. Biofilms and antimicrobial resistance are discussed. Subsequent chapters address the management of inflammatory bowel disease via probiotics biofilms, as well as the role of probiotics bacteria in the treatment of human diseases associated with bacterial biofilms. The book is chiefly intended for clinicians/scientists in the fields of medical microbiology, applied microbiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology.

The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual E-Book
Author : Christopher A. Sanford,Elaine C. Jong,Paul S. Pottinger
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date : 2016-08-07
ISBN 10 : 0323417426
Pages : 682 pages
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Prevent, evaluate, and manage diseases that can be acquired in tropical environments and foreign countries with The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual. This pragmatic resource equips medical providers with the knowledge they need to offer effective aid, covering key topics in pre- and post-travel medicine, caring for immigrants and refugees, and working in low-resource settings. It's also the perfect source for travelers seeking quick, easy access to the latest travel medicine information. Dynamic images illustrate key concepts for an enhanced visual understanding. Evidence-based treatment recommendations enable you to manage diseases confidently. This eBook allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices. Highlights new evidence and content surrounding mental health and traveling. Covers emerging hot topics such as Ebola virus disease, viral hemorrhagic fevers, the role of point-of-care testing in travel medicine, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in returning travelers and students traveling abroad. Includes an enhanced drug appendix in the back of the book.