This book is clinically relevant and uses the theme of infection as its foundation, covering all standard topics taught in a pre-nursing/allied health microbiology course. It includes chapters on emerging infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, and bioterrorism.
[Microbiology: A Clinical Approach] is true to its title, providing an up-to-date overview of infection from a clinical perspective!.The main advantage of this book is that it is organized by systems: linking the clinical syndrome to its microbiology!.The easily navigable chapters are enriched with outstanding illustrations and informative tables, and finished with salient summary points. In fact, the learning aids presented far exceeded my expectations for a textbook!.The opening pages of the book contain a wealth of guidance on how to use these features, with further complimentary resources available on-line and in the form of accompanying software for those who wish to apply for them!.it is an interesting book that has been well researched and the format makes it fun to read. In addition, it is relatively inexpensive as far medical textbooks go and thus it would be appropriate for individual purchase as well as library collections. Microbiology Today, June 2010
PART I FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 1: What Is Microbiology and Why Does It Matter?
Chapter 2: Fundamental Chemistry for Microbiology
Chapter 3: Essentials of Metabolism
Chapter 4: An Introduction to Cell Structure and Host--Pathogen Relationships
PART II DISEASE MECHANISMS
Chapter 5: Requirements for Infection
Chapter 6: Transmission of Infection, the Compromised Host, and Epidemiology
Chapter 7: Principles of Disease
Chapter 8: Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases
PART III CHARACTERISTICS OF DISEASE-CAUSING MICROORGANISMS
Chapter 9: The Clinical Significance of Bacterial Anatomy
Chapter 10: Bacterial Growth
Chapter 11: Microbial Genetics and Infectious Disease
Chapter 12: The Structure and Infection Cycle of Viruses
Chapter 13: Viral Pathogenesis
Chapter 14: Parasitic and Fungal Infections
PART IV HOST DEFENSE
Chapter 15: The Innate Immune Response
Chapter 16: The Adaptive Immune Response
Chapter 17: Failures of the Immune Response
PART V CONTROL AND TREATMENT
Chapter 18: Control of Microbial Growth with Disinfectants and Antiseptics
Chapter 19: Antibiotics
Chapter 20: Antibiotic Resistance
PART VI MICROBIAL INFECTIONS
Chapter 21: Infections of the Respiratory System
Chapter 22: Infections of the Digestive System
Chapter 23: Infections of the Genitourinary System
Chapter 24: Infections of the Central Nervous System
Chapter 25: Infections of the Blood
Chapter 26: Infections of the Skin and Eyes
PART VII THE BEST AND THE WORST; IMPORTANT ISSUES IN MICROBIOLOGY
Chapter 27: Biotechnology
Chapter 28: Bioterrorisma
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Anthony J. Strelkauskas, PhD: After earning a PhD from the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Tony Strelkauskas completed postdoctoral research at the Sidney Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, before becoming a professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he taught immunology and microbiology to medical students. He is now the lead instructor for the microbiology course at Trident Technical College, Charleston, South Carolina, where his students have repeatedly nominated him for the Who's Who Among American Teachers.
Jennifer E. Strelkauskas, DVM: She earned her DVM from Auburn University, Alabama, and is currently practicing veterinary medicine in Hood River, Oregon.
Danielle Moszyk-Strelkauskas, MD: Danielle Strelkauskas earned her MD from the Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences and then completed an internal medicine internship at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California. She is currently the Chief Academic Resident in Emergency Medicine at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California.