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Mims' Medical Microbiology, 5th Edition

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Mims' Medical Microbiology, 5th Edition

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Mims’ Microbiology makes it easy for you to learn the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know for your courses and USMLE. Using a clinically relevant, systems-based approach, this popular medical textbook accessibly explains the microbiology of the agents that cause diseases and the diseases that affect individual organ systems. With lavish illustrations and straightforward, accessible explanations, Mims’ Microbiology makes this complex subject simple to understand and remember.

    • Learn about infections in the context of major body systems and understand why these are environments in which microbes can establish themselves, flourish, and give rise to pathologic changes. This systems-based approach to microbiology employs integrated and case-based teaching that places the "bug parade" into a clinical context.

    • Grasp and retain vital concepts easily thanks to a user-friendly color-coded format, succinct text, key concept boxes, and dynamic illustrations.

    • Effectively review for problem-based courses with the help of chapter introductions and "Lessons in Microbiology" text boxes that highlight the clinical relevance of the material, offer easy access to key concepts, and provide valuable review tools.

    • Approach microbiology by body system or by pathogen through an extensively cross-referenced "Pathogen Review" section.

    • Access the complete contents online at studentconsult.com, along with downloadable illustrations…150 multiple choice review questions... "Pathogen Parade"...and many other features to enhance learning and retention.
      • Enhance your learning and absorb complex information in an interactive, dynamic way with Pathogen Parade – a quickly searchable online glossary of viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

      • Deepen your understanding of epidemiology and the important role it plays in providing evidence-based identification of key risk factors for disease and targets for preventive medicine. A completely re-written chapter on this topic keeps abreast of the very latest findings.

      Introduction: A contemporary approach to microbiology

      SECTION 1 THE ADVERSARIES – MICROBES

      1. Microbes as parasites

      2. The bacteria

      3. The viruses

      4. The fungi

      5. The protozoa

      6. The helminths and arthropods

      7. Prions

      8. The host–parasite relationship

      SECTION 2 THE ADVERSARIES – HOST DISEASES

      9. The innate defenses of the body

      10. Adaptive responses provide a ‘quantum leap’ in effective defense

      11. The cellular basis of adaptive immune responses

      SECTION 3 THE CONFLICTS

      12. Background to the infectious diseases

      13. Entry, exit and transmission

      14. Immune defenses in action

      15. Spread and replication

      16. Parasite survival strategies and persistent infections

      17. Pathologic consequences of infection

      SECTION 4 CLINICAL MANIFESTATION AND DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIONS BY BODY SYSTEM

      18. Upper respiratory tract infections

      19. Lower respiratory tract infections

      20. Urinary tract infections

      21. Sexually transmitted infections

      22. Gastrointestinal tract infections

      23. Obstetric and perinatal infections

      24. Central nervous system infections

      25. Infections of the eye

      26. Infections of the skin, soft tissue, muscle and associated systems

      27. Vector-borne infections

      28. Multisystem zoonoses

      29. Fever of unknown origin

      30. Infections in the compromised host

      SECTION 5 – DIAGNOSIS AND CONTROL

      31. Diagnosis of infection and assessment of host defense mechanisms

      32. Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases

      33. Attacking the enemy: antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy

      34. Protecting the host: vaccination

      35. Passive and non-specific immunotherapy

      36. Hospital infection, sterilization and disinfection

      Richard Goering, BA MSc PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, Hazel Dockrell, BA (Mod) PhD, Professor of Immunology, Department of Immunology and Infection, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, Mark Zuckerman, BSc (Hons) MB BS MRCP MSc FRCPath, Consultant Virologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, South London Specialist Virology Centre, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College London School of Medicine, London, UK, Ivan Roitt, DSc HonFRCP FRCPath FRS, Hon Director, Middlesex Centre for Investigative & Diagnostic Oncology, School of Health & Social Sciences, Middlesex University, London, UK and Peter L. Chiodini, BSc, MBBS, PhD, MRCS, FRCP, FRCPath, FFTMRCPS(Glas), Honorary Professor, Infectious & Tropical Diseases, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Consultant Parasitologist, Dept. of Clinical Parasitology, Hospital for Tropical Diseases
      Honorary Professor, Infectious & Tropical Diseases, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical, Medicine, Consultant Parasitologist, Department of Clinical Parasitology, Hospital for Tropical Diseases

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