Bacterial Infections of Humans: Epidemiology and Control

Hardcover | June 24, 2009

EditorPhilip S. Brachman, Elias Abrutyn

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The new Fourth Edition of Bacterial Infections of Humans reflects a decade of important discoveries, technological progress, and valuable new therapies as well as emerging and reemerging infections, resistant strains of bacteria, and threats of bioterrorism. It offers accessible, up-to-date information across the range of disease entities.As in previous editions, introductory chapters review general concepts of infection and epidemiology, and the chapters devoted to specific infections follow a consistent and highly useful format: historical background, methodology (diagnosis and pathology), biology, descriptive epidemiology, mechanism and routes of transmission, pathogenesis, host responses, methods of prevention and control, and areas for future research. All material has been thoroughly updated, and two chapters on molecular epidemiology and health care-acquired bacterial infections, are entirely new.A sampling of the 40 diseases and clinical syndromes covered in the Fourth Edition:AnthraxBacterial foodborne diseaseChlamydiaE. coliLegionellosisMeningitisQ feverTuberculosisBacterial Infections of Humans has been noted for ably complementing textbooks on the subject, and this most current edition remains a major reference for professionals in the field, including public health practitioners, microbiologists, immunologists, researchers studying pathogenic bacteria, clinicians working with infectious disease, and medical or nursing students.

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The new Fourth Edition of Bacterial Infections of Humans reflects a decade of important discoveries, technological progress, and valuable new therapies as well as emerging and reemerging infections, resistant strains of bacteria, and threats of bioterrorism. It offers accessible, up-to-date information across the range of disease entit...

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Bacterial Infections of HumansEpidemiology and ControlFourth EditionEdited by Philip S. Brachman, Emory University, and Elias Abrutyn, Drexel University. The new Fourth Edition of Bacterial Infections of Humans reflects a decade of important discoveries, technological progress, and valuable new therapies as well as emerging and reemerg...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:1620 pages, 10.98 × 8.27 × 0.27 inPublished:June 24, 2009Publisher:Springer US

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Concepts: Introduction; P.S. Brachman. 1. Epidemiological Concepts; A.S. Evans. 2. Public Health Surveillance; P.S. Brachman. Acute Bacterial Infections: 3. The Epidemiology of Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents; F.C. Tenover, J.E. McGowan Jr. 4. Anthrax; P.S. Brachman, A.R. Kaufmann. 5. Bacterial Foodborne Disease; G.L. Armstrong, et al. 6. Botulism; F.J. Angulo, M.E. St. Louis. 7. Brucellosis; E.J. Young, W.H. Hall. 8. Campylobacter Infections; B.M. Allos, D.N. Taylor. 9. Chancroid; G.P. Schmid. 10. Chlamydial Infections; J. Schachter, E.R. Alexander. 11. Cholera; R.V. Tauxe. 12. Clostridium difficile; D.N. Gerding, S. Johnson. 13. Diphtheria; I.R.B. Hardy. 14. Escherichia coli Diarrhea; H.L. DuPont, J.J. Mathewson. 15. Gonococcal Infections; J. DeMaio, J. Zenilman. 16. Haemophilus influenzae; J.I. Ward, C.M. Vadheim. 17. Helicobacter pylori; K.L. Smith, J. Parsonnet. 18. Legionellosis; J.C. Butler, R.F. Breiman. 19. Leprosy; R.R. Jacobson, L.J. Yader. 20. Leptospirosis; S. Faine. 21. Listeria monocytogenes Infections; D. Armstrong, B.G. Gellin. 22. Lyme Disease; K.A. Moore, et al. 23. Meningococcal Infections; R.S. Baltimore. 24. Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Other Human Mycoplasmas; H.M. Foy. 25. Nosocomial Bacterial Infections; L.M. Dembry, et al. 26. Pertussis; E.A. Mortimer, Jr. 27. Plague; J. Poland, D.T. Dennis. 28. Pneumococcal Infections; R.S. Baltimore, E.D. Shapiro. 29. Q Fever; P. Fiset, T.E. Woodward. 30. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; T.E. Woodward, J.S. Dumler. 31. Salmonellosis: Nontyphoidal; R.V. Tauxe, A.T. Pavia. 32. Shigellosis; G.T. Keutsch, M.L. Bennish. 33. Staphylococcal Infections; F.L. Ruben, R.R. Muder. 34. Streptococcal Infections; B.M. Gray. 35. Syphilis; W. Cates Jr. 36. Nonvenereal Treponematoses; P.L. Perine. 37. Tetanus; R.W. Sutter, et al. 38. Toxic Shock Syndrome (Staphylococcal); A.L. Reingold. 39. Tuberculosis; G.W. Comstock, R.J. O'Brien. 40. Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease; R.J. O'Brien, D.L. Cohn. 41. Tularemia; R.B. Hornick. 42. Typhoid Fever; M.M. Levine. 43. Yersinia enterocolitica Infections; G. Kapperud, S.B. Slome. Index.

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About previous editions:`Practically faultless ... recommended for purchase by all major hospital libraries.' The Lancet`Remarkable consistency... well written... a wealth of information... admirably fills the niche for which it was intended.' Journal of American Medical Association`Overall, this is a fine text, current, and concise, a useful reference that truly complements the more traditional textbooks of microbiology...This volume will find a place on many physicians bookshelves ...I hope that Dr. Brachman, his colleagues...will continue Bacterial Infections in Humans and its companion Viral Infections in Humans for many editions to come.' Journal of American Medical Association, 281:23 `All in all, the third edition of `Bacterial Infections of Humans' is a highly recommendable book and worth its price.' Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, 289:5-7 From the reviews of the fourth edition:"This book provides a focused appraisal of selected bacterial infections, detailing such timely subjects as healthcare-associated infections and organisms threatened in bioterrorism. . It is designed for physicians and scientists who encounter bacterial infections, including clinicians, microbiologists, immunologists, and researchers, as well as students training in the healthcare professions. . Each chapter is liberally appointed with up-to-date references and suggested readings. . This is an admirable update. It remains a succinct, useful, and practical reference for the bacterial pathogens delineated in the book." (John S. Czachor, Doody's Review Service, September, 2009)"Bacterial Infections of Humans: Epidemiology and Control . vividly illustrates recent advances in understanding the interface between bacterial pathogens and their hosts. . the importance of incorporating social and political efforts into global initiatives for tuberculosis control, emerge as additional thought-provoking ideas. . The book bridges biomedical and technological advances with clinical and public health applications and is a testimony to the increasing need to rely on a complex, multidisciplinary approach to understand the host-pathogen interface and to implement adequate prophylactic and therapeutic measures." (Richard A. Stein, Journal of the American Medical Association, April, 2011)