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Mathematical Models for Neglected Tropical Diseases: Essential Tools for Control and Elimination, Part B

Mathematical Models for Neglected Tropical Diseases: Essential Tools for Control and Elimination, Part B

Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2016

Mathematic Modelling: Improving the Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Interventions, Part B, the latest volume in the Advances in Parasitology series contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews in the field of mathematic modeling and its implementation within parasitology. The series includes medical studies of parasites of major influence, such as Plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes, along with reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, all of which shape current thinking and applications.

The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual

The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual

Author: Christopher A., MD, MPH, DTM&H Sanford, Elaine C. Jong, Paul S., MD Pottinger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2016

Prevent, evaluate, and manage diseases that can be acquired in tropical environments and foreign countries with The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual. This pragmatic, pocket-sized resource equips medical providers with the knowledge they need to offer effective aid, covering key topics in pre- and post-travel medicine, caring for immigrants and refugees, and working in low-resource settings. It's also the perfect source for travelers seeking quick, easy access to the latest travel medicine information. Dynamic images illustrate key concepts for an enhanced visual understanding. Evidence-based treatment recommendations enable you to manage diseases confidently. Pocket-sized format provides access to need-to-know information quickly and easily. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices. Evidence-based appendix, available at Expert Consult, helps to validate treatments. Highlights new evidence and content surrounding mental health and traveling. Covers emerging hot topics such as Ebola virus disease, viral hemorrhagic fevers, the role of point-of-care testing in travel medicine, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in returning travelers and students traveling abroad. Includes an enhanced drug appendix in the back of the book.

Cholera Outbreaks

Cholera Outbreaks

Author: G. Balakrish Nair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2016

The most feared attribute of the human pathogen Vibrio cholerae is its ability to cause outbreaks that spread like wildfire, completely overwhelming public health systems and causing widespread suffering and death. This volume starts with a description of the contrasting patterns of outbreaks caused by the classical and El Tor biotypes of V. cholerae. Subsequent chapters examine cholera outbreaks in detail, including possible sources of infection and molecular epidemiology on three different continents, the emergence of new clones through the bactericidal selection process of lytic cholera phages, the circulation and transmission of clones of the pathogen during outbreaks and novel approaches to modeling cholera outbreaks. A further contribution deals with the application of the genomic sciences to trace the spread of cholera epidemics and how this information can be used to control cholera outbreaks. The book closes with an analysis of the potential use of killed oral cholera vaccines to stop the spread of cholera outbreaks.

Blutsauger

Blutsauger

Author: Nadja Podbregar Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2016

Wer freut sich nicht uber laue Abende und wohlig warmes T-Shirt-Wetter. Doch mit steigenden Temperaturen und langer werdenden Tagen beginnt auch die Saison fur Zeitgenossen der unangenehmeren Art: Mucken, Zecken und andere Blutsauger sind aus ihrer Winterruhe erwacht und begeben sich auf die Suche nach einer Blutmahlzeit. Die Stiche der Minivampire sind jedoch nicht nur lstig, sie knnen auch gefhrliche Krankheiten bertragen. Bis heute rtseln Forscher, wie die Tiere es schaffen, immer wieder zielsicher einen geeigneten Wirt anzusteuern, noch immer ist nicht bis ins Letzte geklrt, welche Faktoren ihnen dabei helfen. Abwehrmittel gegen die Blutsauger gibt es heute zwar einige, doch auch hier wei man nur, dass sie wirken, aber nicht genau warum....

Clinical Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Drug Interactions Associated with Antimalarials

Clinical Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Drug Interactions Associated with Antimalarials

Author: Tony K. L. Kiang, Kyle John Wilby, Mary H. H. Ensom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2016

This comprehensive review provides a systematic, unbiased analysis, critique and summary of the available literature and generates novel clinical decision-making algorithms which can aid clinicians and scientists in practice management and research development. Potential mechanisms for the identified drug interactions are deduced from available preclinical and in vitro data which are interpreted in the context of the in vivo findings. Current limitations and gaps in the literature are summarized, and potential future research directions / experimentations are also suggested. In addition to the main objective to review the available clinical pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug interactions associated with WHO-recommended antimalarial drugs on the market today (i.e. chloroquine, amodiaquine, sulfadoxine, pyrimethamine, mefloquine, artemisinin, artemether, artesunate, dihydroartemisinin, artemotil, lumefantrine, primaquine, atovaquone, proguanil, piperaquine and quinine), this book also provides succinct chapter summaries on the epidemiology of malaria infection, diagnosis and therapeutics, in vivo pharmacology and chemistry, preclinical pharmacology, in vitro pharmacodynamics, in vitro reaction phenotyping, and in vitro drug-drug interaction data associated with the identified antimalarial drugs.

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Sub-Saharan Africa

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: John Gyapong Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/01/2016

This book provides an overview on the major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as Leishmaniasis, Buruli Ulcer and Schistosomiasis. In well-structured chapters epidemiology and biology of these parasitic diseases will be discussed in detail. Further, diagnostics and therapeutic approaches as well as prevention strategies will be reviewed. The book will be of interest to basic researchers and clinicians engaged in infectious disease, tropical medicine, and parasitology, and a must-have for scientists specialized in the characteristics of the Sub-Saharan region.

Peters' Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

Peters' Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

Author: Nick Beeching Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2015

Newly organized and featuring new editors and hundreds of new images, Peters' Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Seventh Edition, brings you up to date with today's greatest challenges in tropical medicine. Increased global travel, climate change, human conflict, short-term/large-scale human assemblies, potent therapeutic agents, drug resistance, and vaccine misinformation have contributed to a greatly changed landscape in this complex field. This practical, highly visual guide provides more than 1,300 stunning illustrations, making it an authoritative parasitology resource for accurate diagnosis of complex diseases. Contains hundreds of new images, including more than 50 completely revised life cycles and epidemiological maps. Provides current information on Zika virus, chikungunya virus, Ebola virus, SARS and MERS-CoV caused by enzootic corona virus, tuberculosis, ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea, malaria, and much more. Features a completely updated and significantly streamlined text, now organized not only by primary mode of disease transmission, but extended to define disease more strictly according to the route of acquisition - a logical change that reflects the principles applied to control measures for most infections. Presents the knowledge and expertise of new editors Drs. Laura Nabarro, Stephen Morris-Jones, and David A. J. Moore. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Latin America and the Caribbean

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Carlos Franco-Paredes Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2015

This book addresses the major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) - based on their prevalence and the years of healthy life lost to disability - in Latin American and Caribbean countries. These include Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, hookworm infection, and other soil-transmitted helminth infections, followed by dengue, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, leprosy, cysticercosis, bartonellosis, Plasmodium vivax malaria, and onchocerciasis. Topics like disease burden, major manifestations and approaches to the control and elimination of NTDs in Latin America and the Caribbean are discussed in detail. As such, the book will be of general interest to basic researchers and clinicians engaged in infectious disease, tropical medicine, and parasitology, and a must-have for scientists specialized in the characteristics of this region of the world.

Tropical Medicine

Tropical Medicine

Author: Charline Ryler Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/03/2015

Handbook of Tropical Medicine

Handbook of Tropical Medicine

Author: Charline Ryler Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2015

Amebiasis

Amebiasis

Author: Tomoyoshi Nozaki Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2014

This book documents and presents new developments in the study of amebiasis, one of the neglected tropical diseases. Nearly 50 million people worldwide are infected with the pathogen Entamoeba histolytica, causing large-scale morbidity and mortality particularly in developing countries. This book will help clinicians for better diagnosis and management of the disease, researchers for initiating research projects on some of the poorly understood aspects of the disease and the pathogen, and students for updating their knowledge. The subjects covered range from genomics and molecular and cell biology to drug resistance and new drug development, highlighting major advances in recent years in our understanding due to rapid progress in genomic and other biomedical technologies, such as visualization of molecular processes. Most of the chapters provide recent information based on latest publications. A few chapters describe some of the critical methodological issues that will be helpful for students and researchers interested in getting into the field. The contributing authors include almost all the active researchers and clinicians from around the world. This book will be a useful primary material and a valuable source of information for anyone interested in understanding amebiasis, its diagnosis, and treatment. It will also be useful to those who are interested in learning about the biology of early branching eukaryotes and protist pathogens.

Clinical Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Drug Interactions Associated with Antimalarials

Clinical Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Drug Interactions Associated with Antimalarials

Author: Tony K. L. Kiang, Kyle John Wilby, Mary Ensom Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2014

This comprehensive review provides a systematic, unbiased analysis, critique and summary of the available literature and generates novel clinical decision-making algorithms which can aid clinicians and scientists in practice management and research development. Potential mechanisms for the identified drug interactions are deduced from available preclinical and in vitro data which are interpreted in the context of the in vivo findings. Current limitations and gaps in the literature are summarized, and potential future research directions / experimentations are also suggested. In addition to the main objective to review the available clinical pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug interactions associated with WHO-recommended antimalarial drugs on the market today (i.e. chloroquine, amodiaquine, sulfadoxine, pyrimethamine, mefloquine, artemisinin, artemether, artesunate, dihydroartemisinin, artemotil, lumefantrine, primaquine, atovaquone, proguanil, piperaquine and quinine), this book also provides succinct chapter summaries on the epidemiology of malaria infection, diagnosis and therapeutics, in vivo pharmacology and chemistry, preclinical pharmacology, in vitro pharmacodynamics, in vitro reaction phenotyping, and in vitro drug-drug interaction data associated with the identified antimalarial drugs.