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Antibiotics have vastly changed the way we fight diseases. History is replete with examples of infectious diseases that have killed millions of people worldwide in the past and continues to do so in the present. However, there is one major difference. In the past there were novel classes of antibiotics that were being discovered at regular intervals, and in the present we are running out of options. Moreover, whatever antibiotics we have, microbes have developed resistance, which could primarily be attributed to the injudicious usage of antibiotics, not only for humans but also for veterinary purposes. A previous report from World Health Organization (WHO, 2017) suggests that antimicrobial resistance is a serious hazard and antibiotics under clinical development may not be sufficient (or efficient enough) to treat these emerging resistant pathogens. That report had identified 51 antibiotics and 11 biologicals. Of those, only 12 were found to be active against WHO classified critical priority pathogens and only two of them were found to be active against more than one specific pathogen. Starting with the sulphonamides in the 1930's to lipopeptides in the early 2000's, research and development on novel antibiotics is usually a slow and painful process and currently it will suffice to say that it is on the decline. As per the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), we are facing what is known as an antibiotic paradox that is pushing against the development of novel antibiotics. Interestingly, though there are studies that keep reporting on antibiotics, most of these are on combinatorial use of antibiotics. What could be their effectiveness and more importantly what could be their biotoxicity in the long run, remains unknown. Microbial antibiotic resistance is not a new phenomenon and there are numerous studies that have demonstrated the various mechanisms underlying it. An interesting study by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has shown that commensals in the gastrointestinal tract of humans might be responsible for the increasing ineffectiveness of antibiotics, at least in Indians. This makes it clear that microbes will keep on producing resistance to antibiotics at a faster rate compared to our ability to develop them. Under these circumstances, natural compounds, primarily plant-based, have become valuable tools and could be our answer to not only effective antimicrobial principles, but also to antimicrobial resistance. These compounds are abundant in nature and there is already a very rich literature on their usage and efficacy based on the various traditional systems of medicine. These natural compounds have been shown to be effective against both Gram positive and Gram-negative pathogens and interestingly microbes have a limited chance (as far as studies show) of developing resistance towards them. This is primarily attributed to the fact that most of these compounds are used as polyherbal formulations. Another advantage in studying these natural compounds is that there is a better probability of hitting upon that ajackpot' molecule or molecules for antimicrobial applications. Being relatively safe and inexpensive makes them very attractive areas for clinical research. This book, in line with others in the field, is a small attempt to highlight the developments related to the antimicrobial compounds from natural sources and their mechanisms of action, particularly against ESKAPE pathogens. This book, we believe, will serve as a small but important piece of source material for students and researchers interested in this particular area of research. The chapters are divided to showcase the relevance and importance of natural compounds as novel antimicrobials, inhibitors of antimicrobial resistance and immunomodulators and we hope that the topics will kindle the interest of young researchers in these lines. In the end, we are grateful and whole heartedly acknowledge the authors for their valuable contribution and reviewers for their valuable suggestions and critical review of the manuscripts.
An emphasis on a self-instructional approach provides a concise, systematic introduction to the biology and epidemiology of human parasitic diseases. Superb color plates, line drawings, and black-and-white photographs enhance the text. This book is unparalleled as a learning tool for students of medical technology, biology, medicine, and public health, and can be used as a laboratory manual. I like the concise, clear text. The tests are good. Color plates are excellent. Overall, an excellent textbook. -- Lynn Hale, MT(ASCP)SM, MBA, Medical Technology Program, Pathologists Associated, Muncie, Indiana Nice self-study. Tables very valuable with key information in organized manner. Study questions and case studies very useful. -- Carol Larson, MSEd, MY(ASCP), Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Technology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Digenetic trematodes constitute a major helminth group that parasitize human and animals and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The diseases caused by trematodes have been neglected for years, especially as compared with other parasitic diseases. However, the geographical limits and the populations at risk are currently expanding and changing in relation to factors such as growing international markets, improved transportation systems, and demographic changes. This has led to a growing international interest to the trematode infections, although factors such as the difficulties entailed in the diagnosis, the complexity of human and agricultural practices, the lack of assessments of the economic costs, or the limited number of effective drugs are preventing the development of control measures of these diseases in humans and livestock. In-depth studies are needed to clarify the current epidemiology of these helminth infections and to identify new and specific targets for both effective diagnosis and treatments. The main goal of the second edition of this book is to present the major trematodes and their corresponding diseases in the framework of modern parasitology, considering matters such as the application of novel techniques and analysis of data in the context of host-parasite interactions and to show applications of new techniques and concepts for the studies on digenetic trematodes. This is an ideal book for parasitologists, microbiologists, zoologists, immunologists, professional of public health workers, clinicians and graduate and post-graduate students.
National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China: 70 Years and Beyond, Volume 110 covers the major achievements gained in the research and control of parasitic diseases in China, e.g. schistosomiasis, malaria, lymphatic filariasis, echinococcosis, visceral leishmaniasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, foodborne clonorchiasis, angiostrongyliasis, taeniasis and cysticercosis, etc. The book introduces approaches that can be developed with big data analytic tools, how to use surveillance-response systems at national and regional levels, and tactics to promote the national parasitic resources center to support various research and control activities. Finally, a chapter on the roadmap for parasitic diseases control in China from 2020 to 2030 is presented.
A must-have for parasite identification. Coverage is complete, including well-recognized species of parasites as well as information on those less commonly encountered. This complete expansion of the classic Atlas of Human Parasitology is the perfect reference to have at hand when you need to view the unknown and assimilate your findings into a clinical context. Number of plates has nearly doubled from 110 (in 5th Edition Atlas) to 213 in the new book 1,500 images, including clinical and gross photos Comprehensive information on over 100 parasites of humans Illustrates parasites in feces, blood and lab preps, and also parasites in tissue sections where morphology can be the most challenging Discusses where serology and molecular methods are useful (in conjunction with or in place of morphology) Covers microanatomy of parasites as an aid to tissue diagnosis Additional treatment of artifacts, and illustrates arthropods responsible for transmission Incorporates illustrated keys for quick diagnosis of protozoa, helminth eggs, microfilariae and filariform larvae
Toxocara and Toxocariasis, Volume 109 in the Advances in Parasitology series, includes medical studies of parasites of major influence, along with reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy and life history, all topics which help to shape current thinking and applications. This latest release includes chapters on organism and the recognition of the disease, dogs (and cats) disease, diagnosis, prevalence of infection, and treatment, and more.
The Advances in Parasitology series includes medical studies of parasites of major influence, along with reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy and life history, all topics which help to shape current thinking and applications. This latest release includes chapters on the discovery of selected compounds with anthelmintic activity against the barber's pole worm - where to from now?, zoonotic transmission of intestinal parasites: implications for control and elimination, taenia asiatica with a historical overview of taeniasis and cysticercosis, advances on the use of automated image analysis of parasite larval assays, and much more.