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Инфекционные заболевания, детские и взрослые

Brian R. Shmaefsky
Rubella and Rubeola
Publisher: Chelsea House Publications | 2009-02-28 | ISBN: 1604132302 |118 pages

Rubella and rubeola were once commonly thought of as childhood diseases. In the last few decades, these illnesses have been largely brought under control in developed nations through widespread vaccinations. In developing areas, however, these viral infections still pose a threat to children and adults alike. Although both diseases are known commonly as the measles, the viruses that cause them are not closely related. "German measles" (rubella) is caused rubivirus, and the red measles (rubeola) is caused by morbilivirus. "Rubella and Rubeola" takes a look at the history, pathology, potential complications, prevention, and treatment of these diseases.The chapters include: An Ancient Plague; Viral Diseases; Rubeola: The Red Measles; Rubella: The "German Measles"; Epidemiology; and, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention.

Heiman F.L. Wertheim, Peter Horby
Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases  
2012 | ISBN: 140518440X | PDF | 304 pages

The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases provides a much needed practical and visual overview of the current distribution and determinants of major infectious diseases of humans. The comprehensive full-color maps show at a glance the areas with reported infections and outbreaks, and are accompanied by a concise summary of key information on the infectious agent and its clinical and epidemiological characteristics. Since infectious diseases are dynamic, the maps are presented in the context of a changing world, and how these changes are influencing the geographical distribution on human infections.

This unique atlas:

Contains more than 145 high quality full-color maps covering all major human infectious diseases

Provides key information on the illustrated infectious diseases

Has been compiled and reviewed by an editorial board of infectious disease experts fr om around the world

The result is a concise atlas with a consistent format throughout, wh ere material essential for understanding the global spatial distribution of infectious diseases has been thoughtfully assembled by international experts. Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases is an essential tool for infectious disease specialists, medical microbiologists, virologists, travel medicine specialists, and public health professionals.

The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases is accompanied by a FREE enhanced Wiley Desktop Edition - an interactive digital version of the book with downloadable images and text, highlighting and note-taking facilities, book-marking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and glossary terms.

Michael S. Diamond

"West Nile Encephalitis Virus Infection: Viral Pathogenesis and the Host Immune Response"
English | 2008 | ISBN: 0387798390 | 485 pages

West Nile virus is a neurotropic flavivirus that has emerged globally as a significant cause of viral encephalitis in humans. Infection of humans is associated with a febrile illness that can progress to meningitis and encephalitis with symptoms including cognitive dysfunction and flaccid paralysis. Following its introduction to the United States in 1999, West Nile virus rapidly disseminated across North America. Outbreaks of West Nile virus fever and neuroinvasive disease now occur annually in the United States, with about 23,000 diagnosed human cases between 1999 and 2006, and likely millions of undiagnosed infections. At present no vaccines or specific therapies for West Nile virus are currently approved for humans.
The emergence of West Nile virus in the Western hemisphere and the corresponding increase in disease burden has been accompanied by intensive study. West Nile Encephalitis Virus Infection: Viral Pathogenesis and the Host Immune Response focuses on recent studies that have identified key steps in the molecular pathogenesis of West Nile virus infection. After introducing the scale of the global problem, the genetic diversity, and the clinical syndromes, the initial chapters describe our most up-to-date understanding of the pathogenesis steps in animals and the viral sequence determinants that mediate virulence. Subsequent chapters focus on the earliest innate host immune response that controls West Nile virus spread and include recent experiments on pathogen recognition receptors, IFN antiviral cascades, and mechanisms of West Nile virus antagonism. The book explores in detail the host-pathogen interface, and analyzes the latest data describing how a balance between host protective responses, host immunopathology, West Nile-induced pathology, and West Nile virus immune evasion determines infection outcome. Finally, the book concludes with novel approaches and prospects for human vaccines and therapeutics

John Jay Halperin
Lyme Disease: An Evidence-Based Approach
Published: 2011-11 | ISBN: 1845938046 | 296 pages

Providing the medical practitioner with a broad scientific understanding, this book discusses the causative organism, its requisite ecosystem, disease epidemiology, host-Borrelia interactions, diagnostic testing, clinical manifestations, therapeutic options, and long term prognosis. It explicitly reviews both the basic biology of the infection and practical clinical aspects, linking the two to demonstrate what is and is not attributable to this infection. It is an authoritative guide for medics and researchers involved with diagnosing and treating Lyme, covering biology, epidemiology and therapeutics.

Carol Shoshkes Reiss

"Neurotropic Viral Infections"
English | 2008 | ISBN: 0521869641 | 484 pages

Viral infections of the central nervous system or neurotropic viruses are often lethal. These diseases range from polio and measles, to rabies, Varicella-zoster, Herpes, West Nile, Japanese encephalitis, and AIDS. Such infections have profound public health consequences, and the understanding of these diseases involves understanding the interaction between the nervous system and the immune system. This book shows each individual virus, discussing the diseases they cause and the mechanisms by which they cause and spread those diseases. Detection, treatment and prevention are also discussed. Included is coverage of novel and beneficial uses of neurotropic viruses for gene therapy and tumor lysis. Neurotropic Viral Infection has been written in a style suitable for a wide professional audience, and will appeal to anyone from graduate students and postdocs to clinicians and public health professionals.

"Encephalitis"

ed. by Sergey Tkachev
InTeOp | 2013 | ISBN: 9535109259 9789535109259 | 292 pages

In this book the different aspects of encephalitises of different etiology are discussed such as diagnostics, treatment and clinical management of patients. Also, the data on epidemiology, monitoring, pathology and diagnostics of different viral causative agents are discussed.

Encephalitises are a group of inflammatory human and animal diseases of brain caused essentially by different pathogens. In spite of evident success in approaches for prevention, diagnostics and treatment during the last decades, the encephalitises of different etiology still constitute a menace for thousands of people all around the world.

Contents
Preface
Section 1 Encephalitis Clinical Diagnostics and Treatment
1 The Clinical Management of the Patient with Encephalitis
2 Cerebrospinal Fluid Abnormalities in Viral Encephalitis
3 Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension: What An Infectious Disease Physician Should Know?
4 Acute Viral Encephalitis/Encephalopathy in an Emergency Hospital in Japan: A Retrospective Study of 105 Cases in 2002 - 2011
5 Review on Japanese Encephalitis Outbreak Cases in Nepal During the Year 2011
Section 2 Encephalitis Causative Agents
6 Arboviral Encephalitis
7 Genetic and Biological Properties of Original TBEV Strains Group Circulating in Eastern Siberia
8 The Pathomorphology of Far Eastern Tick-Borne Encephalitis
9 Active Natural Foci of Tick-Borne Neuroinfection in the North-West Region of Ukraine
10 Japanese Encephalitis Virus: The Complex Biology of an Emerging Pathogen
11 Development of Japanese Encephalitis Attenuated Live Vaccine Virus SA14-14-2 and its Charcteristics
12 Yellow Fever Encephalitis: An Emerging and Resurging Global Public Health Threat in a Changing Environment
13 The Fatal Case of Lyssavirus Encephalitis in the Russian Far East
14 Pathogenesis of Encephalitis Caused by Persistent Measles Virus Infection
15 Viral Encephalitis with Focus on Human Enteroviruses

Stefan H. E. Kaufmann, Dieter Kabelitz

"Immunology of Infection, Volume 37, Third Edition (Methods in Microbiology)"
English | ISBN 10: 0123748429 | 2010 | 544 pages

Focusing on the methods most useful for the Microbiologist interested in analysing host-pathogen relationships, this volume will be essential reading for all researchers working in microbiology, immunology, virology, mycology and parasitology.

This new edition of Immunology of Infection provides ready-to-use "recipes", and the latest emerging techniques as well as novel approaches to the tried and tested, established methods included in the successful first edition. Methods in Microbiologyis the most prestigious series devoted to techniques and methodology in the field. Established for over 30 years, Methods in Microbiology will continue to provide you with tried and tested, cutting edge protocols to directly benefit your research.

Fernando Cobo, "Human Papillomavirus Infections: From the Laboratory to Clinical Practice"
2012 | ISBN-10: 1907568743 | 168 pages

Human papillomavirus infections provides readers with a discussion of the current state of the art and an overview of this infection, which is one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted diseases worldwide, both in men and women. This handbook provides the scientific background needed to understand the natural history and pathogenesis of this important infection. The text is composed of chapters that explore the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of HPV infections. Also, the book provides a special section focused on the new vaccines recently introduced, their efficacy, their application worldwide and, above all, the new epidemiological perspectives for this infection in the future after the application of the vaccines.

Key Features: covers all the important issues relating to both male and female HPV infection; provides overview of the current knowledge about epidemiology, basic virology, pathogenesis and diagnosis methods; explores the relationship between HPV and cancer.

Contents: Introduction and epidemiological data; Basic virology: Structure and nomenclature; Natural history and transmission: Anatomic distribution; Pathogenesis and clinical features; HPV infection and association with cancer; Diagnosis of HPV infection; Clinical utility of HPV testing; Treatment; Prevention: HPV vaccines.

Hepatitis C Virus Disease: Immunobiology and Clinical Applications By Emilio Jirillo
2007 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 0387713751


Despite numerous hepatitis C virus infection studies, its pathogenesis and medical treatment have not been fully explained. This comprehensive volume, written by experts in the field, covers the most recent advances in the study of HCV, moving from basic research to clinical applications. The first chapters of this volume analyze the full spectrum of immune responses to HCV. The volume also includes contributions that explain the state of the art in IFN-alpha treatment of HCV patients.

Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn: Expert Consult - Online and Print, 7e by Jack S. Remington MD, Jerome O. Klein MD, Christopher B. Wilson MD and Victor Nizet
English | ISBN: 1416064001 | edition 2010 | 1260 pages

Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant, written and edited by Drs. Remington, Klein, Wilson, Nizet, and Maldonado, remains the definitive source of information in this field.
The 7th edition of this authoritative reference provides the most up-to-date and complete guidance on infections found in utero, during delivery, and in the neonatal period in both premature and term infants. Special attention is given to the prevention and treatment of these diseases found in developing countries as well as the latest findings about new antimicrobial agents, gram-negative infections and their management, and recommendations for immunization of the fetus/mother. Nationally and internationally recognized in immunology and infectious diseases, new associate editors Nizet and Maldonado bring new insight and fresh perspective to the book.

• Get the latest information on maternal infections when they are pertinent to the infant or developing fetus, including disease transmission through breastfeeding
• Diagnose, prevent, and treat neonatal infectious diseases with expert guidance fr om the world's leading authorities and evidence-based recommendations.
• Incorporate the latest findings about infections found in utero, during delivery, and in the neonatal period.
Find the critical answers you need quickly and easily thanks to a consistent, highly user-friendly format
• Get fresh perspectives fr om two new associate editors-Drs. Yvonne Maldonado, head of the Pediatric Infectious Disease program at Stanford, and Victor Nizet, Professor of Pediatrics & Pharmacy at University of California, San Diego and UCSD School of Medicine.
• Keep up with the most relevant topics in fetal/neonatal infectious disease including new antimicrobial agents, gram- negative infections and their management, and recommendations for immunization of the fetus/mother.
• Overcome the clinical challenges in developing countries wh ere access to proper medical care is lim ited.
• Apply the latest recommendations for H1N1 virus and vaccines.
Search the full text online including references linked to pub med abstracts.
Identify and treat infections with the latest evidence-based information on fighting life-threatening diseases in the fetus and newborn infants.

Howard C. Thomas, "Viral Hepatitis"
ISBN: 0470672951 | 2013 |  624 pages

Written and edited by world's leading authorities, the new edition of this leading textbook features new chapters covering the very latest developments in extrahepatic manifestations and new anti-viral treatments for HBV and HCV. With individual sections on each strain of hepatitis, the text offers a level of detail unmatched by any other reference.

The War Within Us: Everyman's Guide to Infection and Immunity by Cedric A. Mims
English | 1 edition | July 11, 2000 | ISBN-10: 0124982514 | 288 pages

Infectious diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. In The War Within Us, well-known author and infectious disease specialist Cedric Mims makes the intricacies of the immune system and infectious diseases less baffling for the general reader and answers the questions of how things work and why.

The story is told in terms of the ancient conflict between the invader (the infectious disease) and the defender (the body's immune system) and the strategies and counter-strategies used by both sides, making it a book that is both informative and interesting to read.
The War Within Us is an ideal introduction to the basics of immunity and infection for general readers and students. It also serves as a quick reference book for physicians, researchers, and other health workers.
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