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Academic & Professional Books  Organismal to Molecular Biology  Microbiology

Microbiology: A Clinical Approach

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By: Anthony J Strelkauskas(Author), Jennifer E Strelkauskas(Author), Angela Edwards(Author), Beatrix Fahnert(Author), Gregory Pryor(Author)
650 pages, 1260 colour illustrations
Publisher: Garland Science
Microbiology: A Clinical Approach
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About this book

As with the successful first edition, the new edition of Microbiology: A Clinical Approach is written specifically for pre-nursing and allied health students. It is clinically-relevant throughout and uses the theme of infection as its foundation. Microbiology is student-friendly: its text, figures and electronic resources have been carefully designed to help students understand difficult concepts and to keep them interested in the material.

Microbiology: A Clinical Approach, Second Edition is supported with a robust ancillary package for instructors which will easily allow them to incorporate the book's unique approach into their lectures. Students working towards careers in the healthcare professions will achieve success with Microbiology: A Clinical Approach, Second Edition

Major changes to the second edition:
- Human stories added to the start of each chapter
- Section on the clinical identification of microbes added
- Coverage of microbiomes, emerging infectious disease, vaccines, and antibiotic resistance has been updated
- Coverage of chemistry, genetics, and immunology has been simplified
- Relevant information in the final section (bioterrorism and biotechnology) merged into other chapters
- End of chapter questions revised

Contents

Learning Skills

PART I FOUNDATIONS
1. What Is Microbiology and Why Does It Matter?
2. Fundamental Chemistry for Microbiology
3. Essentials of Metabolism
4. An Introduction to Cell Structure and Host-Pathogen Relationships

PART II DISEASE MECHANISMS
5. Requirements for Infection
6. Transmission of Infection, the Compromised Host, Epidemiology, and Diagnosing Infections
7. Principles of Disease
8. Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases

PART III CHARACTERISTICS OF DISEASE-CAUSING MICROORGANISMS
9. The Clinical Significance of Bacterial Anatomy
10. Bacterial Growth
11. Microbial Genetics and Infectious Disease
12. The Structure and Infection Cycle of Viruses
13. Viral Pathogenesis
14. Parasitic and Fungal Infections
 

PART IV HOST DEFENSE
15. The Innate Immune Response
16. The Adaptive Immune Response
17. Failures of the Immune Response

PART V CONTROL AND TREATMENT
18. Control of Microbial Growth with Disinfectants and Antiseptics
19. Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Drugs
20. Antibiotic Resistance

PART VI MICROBIAL INFECTIONS
21. Infections of the Respiratory System
22. Infections of the Digestive System
23. Infections of the Genitourinary System
24. Infections of the Central Nervous System
25. Infections of the Blood
26. Infections of the Skin and Eyes

Answers to Questions
Glossary
Pathogen List

Customer Reviews

Biography

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 Jennifer Strelkauskas is pictured here with a 6 day old baby Alpaca (called a Cria) after giving the newborn its first examination. She earned her DVM from Auburn University, Alabama, and is currently practicing veterinary medicine in Hood River, Oregon.

Textbook
By: Anthony J Strelkauskas(Author), Jennifer E Strelkauskas(Author), Angela Edwards(Author), Beatrix Fahnert(Author), Gregory Pryor(Author)
650 pages, 1260 colour illustrations
Publisher: Garland Science
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