Meningococcal Disease by Andrew J. PollardMeningococcal Disease by Andrew J. Pollard

Meningococcal Disease

EditorAndrew J. Pollard, Martin C.J. Maiden

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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Andrew Pollard and Martin Maiden bring together a panel of leading authorities to produce a comprehensive, interdisciplinary survey of recent advances and knowledge about meneigococcal disease. The review and methods-based chapters collected here provide essential information for diagnosis in the clinical microbiology laboratory, isolate characterization, clinical management, and control of meningococcal disease. They also examine the immunopathological mechanisms occurring in the acutely ill, host-pathogen interactions, and the possible components of meningococcus responsible for virulence. Meningococcal Disease: Methods and Protocols integrates the basic science, clinical, and epidemiological aspects of this terrible infectious disease to promote the deeper understanding needed to identify novel targets for therapeutic interventions and vaccines.
Title:Meningococcal DiseaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:740 pagesPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617372218

ISBN - 13:9781617372216

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Table of Contents

Microbiology and Laboratory DiagnosisKeith CartwrightIsolation, Culture, and Identification of Meningococci from Clinical SpecimensPer Olcén and Hans FredlundPCR DiagnosisMalcolm Guiver and Ray BorrowDetection of Meningococcal Antigen by Latex AgglutinationMichael A. Sobanski, Rosemary A. Barnes, and W. Terence CoakleyMeningococcal SerologyStephen J. Gray, Ray Borrow, and Edward B. KaczmarskiAntibiotic Susceptibility TestingColin BlockMolecular Approach for the Study of Penicillin Resistance in Neisseria MeningitidisLuisa Arreaza and Julio A. VázquezOverview: Epidemiology, Surveillance and Population BiologyMartin C. J. Maiden and Norman T. BeggSerological CharacterizationBetsy Kuipers, Germie van den Dobbelsteen, Elisabeth Wedege, and Loek van AlphenPulsed-Field Gel ElectrophoresisMark Achtman and Giovanna MorelliNucleotide Sequencing of Antigen Genes of Neisseria MeningitidisRachel UrwinMulti-Locus Sequence TypingKeith A. JolleyCapsular OperonsUlrich Vogel, Heike Claus, and Matthias FroschMolecular Analysis of the Meningococcal LPS ExpressionMichael P. Jennings, Andrew W. Berrington, and E. Richard MoxonGenome Sequencing and AnnotationAlex C. Jeffries, Nigel J. Saunders, and Derek W. HoodRepresentational Difference AnalysisLucas D. Bowler, Aldert Bart, and Arie van der EndeManaging Outbreaks: The Public Health ResponseJames M. StuartGlobal Trends in Meningococcal DiseaseDominique A. CaugantEpidemiology, Surveillance, and Population Biology: Carriage StudiesKeith CartwrightSurveillance of Meningococcal Disease in EuropeNorman NoahGlobal Surveillance for Meningococcal DiseaseNancy E. RosensteinEpidemiology of Meningococcal Disease in North AmericaAndrew J. Pollard, David Scheifele, and Nancy RosensteinComputational Methods for Meningococcal Population StudiesKeith A. Jolley and Rachel UrwinClinical Studies and Host-Pathogen InteractionsF. Andrew I. Riordan and Andrew J. PollardClinical Scoring Systems in Meningococcal DiseaseMarino Festa and Bert DerkxQuantitative Detection of Bacterial Lipopolysaccharides in Clinical SpecimensPetter Brandtzaeg, Reidun Øvstebø, and Peter KierulfIsolation and Analysis of Radiolabeled Meningococcal EndotoxinPeter C. Giardina, Jerrold A. Weiss, Brad W. Gibson, and Michael A. ApicellaCytokine Measurement In Vivo and In VitroMarcel van Deuren and Petter BrandtzaegCytokine BioassaysNina-Beate Liabakk, Anders Waage, Egil Lien, Jørgen Stenvik, and Terje EspevikMolecular Analysis of Gene-Polymorphisms Affecting the Host Response to InfectionRudi G. J. Westendorp and Tom W.J. HuizingaCoagulation StudiesJan A. Hazelzet, C. Erik Hack, and Ronald de GrootComplement Pathways and Meningococcal Disease: Diagnostic AspectsAnders G. Sjöholm, Lennart Truedsson, and Jens C. JenseniusEvaluation of New Treatments for Meningococcal DiseaseSimon Nadel, Iain Macintosh, and Michael LevinStudies on the Effect of Neisserial Porins on Apoptosis of Mammalian CellsPaola Massari and Lee M. WetzlerMolecular Recognition Mechanisms of Meningococci: Identifying Receptor-Ligand Pairs Involved in Microbe-Host InteractionsMumtaz Virji and Laura SerinoExperimental Nasopharyngeal Colonization by Neisseria Meningitidis Using Explant Organ CultureRobert C. Read and Linda GoodwinInvasion of the Central Nervous System by Neisseria MeningitidisColin Tinsley and Xavier NassifInteractions of Meningococci with EndotheliumRobert S. Heyderman and Nigel J. KleinA Promoter Probe Plasmid Based on Green Fluorescent Protein: A Strategy for Studying Meningococcal Gene ExpressionSteven A. R. Webb, Paul R. Langford, J. Simon KrollSignature Tagged MutagenesisSharmila Bakshi, Yao-Hui Sun, Ronald Chalmers, and Christoph M. Tang

Editorial Reviews

"The editors invited the most skilled specialists in the world, 95 contributors, to share with the readers their knowledge of many aspects of meningococcal disease....The book is a brilliant and comprehensive review of the most recent methods for investigation of meningococcal disease and Neisseria meningitidis. It also includes detailed protocols, which should contribute to standardization of meningococcal investigation in the whole world and should allow different laboratories to obtain comparable results. The book is an excellent source of references. It is highly recommended to microbiologists, epidemiologists and clinicians dealing with meningococcal disease." - Folia Microbiologia"The book claims to be "a comprehensive and authoritative review of meningococcal biology", "an interdisciplinary survey of recent advances and knowledge", to give "cutting-edge methods for the diagnosis, epidemiology and treatment of meningococcal disease", and it fully meets these standards. It has achieved its aim to join basic science with epidemiological and clinical aspects of the disease." - International Journal of Medical Microbiology