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Author Struthers, J. Keith.

Title Clinical Bacteriology
Published London, GBR : CRC Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents 880-01 Preface; Abbreviations; Normal Ranges and Conversion of Units; UK and US Drug Names; 1 Structure and Function of Bacteria; Introduction; Cell wall; Bacterial physiology; Synthesis of DNA, RNA and proteins; Protein synthesis; Cytoplasmic membrane and some of its functions; Protein synthesis; Adhesin proteins; Flagellum; Capsules; Sporulation; Genetic exchange in bacteria; Comment; 2 How Bacteria Cause Disease; Introduction; Defences of the body; Non-specific defences; Active defences; Acute reaction to infection; Markers of the cytokine response; Acute phase proteins; Complement
880-01 Comment4 Use of Antibiotics; Introduction; Antibiotic susceptibility tests; Minimum inhibitory concentration; Minimum bactericidal concentration; Disc susceptibility test; Etest™; Antibiotic kinetics; Pharmacokinetics of the β-lactams; Pharmacokinetics of the aminoglycosides; Importance of estimating renal function; Antibiotics assays; Commonly used antibiotics, their range of action and bacterial resistance mechanisms; Benzylpenicillin, ampicillin/amoxycillin, co-amoxiclav, piperacillin/tazobactam and flucloxacillin; Cephalosporins; Carbapenems; Glycopeptides vancomycin and teicoplanin
880-02 6 Infections of the Alimentary CanalIntroduction; Organisms; Pathogenesis; Dental infections; Infections of the upper gastrointestinal tract; Infections of the lower gastrointestinal tract; Diagnosis; Treatment; Public health issues; Comment; 7 Infections of the Respiratory Tract; Introduction; Organisms; Pathogenesis; Otitis media, mastoiditis and sinusitis; Pharyngitis; Pneumonia; Lung abscess; Cystic fibrosis; Diagnosis; Treatment; Hospital-acquired pneumonia; Lung abscess; Cystic fibrosis; Public health issues; Comment; 8 Tuberculosis; Introduction; Organisms; Pathogenesis; Diagnosis
880-02 AminoglycosidesMetronidazole; The fluorinated quinolones; Macrolides; Clindamycin; Rifampicin; Chloramphenicol; Tetracyclines; β-lactamase test; Allergies to antibiotics; Comment; 5 Infections of the Blood: Bacteraemia and Endocarditis; Introduction; Organisms; Pathogenesis; Bacterial endocarditis; Diagnosis; Bacterial endocarditis; Molecular diagnostic methods: the polymerase chain reaction; Treatment; Treatment of endocarditis; Septic shock; Prevention, prophylaxis and public health issues; Prevention; Public health issues; Antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent endocarditis; Comment
Pathogenic properties of bacteriaStructural features; Secreted proteins; Endotoxin; Superantigens; Immune-mediated diseases; Comment; 3 Characterization of Bacteria from Clinical Specimens; Introduction; Processing of a specimen; Identification of gram-positive bacteria; Differentiation of streptococci and staphylococci; Differentiation of staphylococci; Identification of streptococci; Identification of gram-negative bacteria; Oxidase test; X and V test; Enterobacteriaceae; Anaerobic bacteria; Bacteriophage typing; Enzyme immunoassay; Complement fixation test; Polymerase chain reaction
Summary In this concise, beautifully illustrated book, the authors introduce the reader to the basic science of medical bacteriology and relate this to clinical practice. By integrating the text with over 270 full-colour diagrams and selected photomicrographs, the book explains the essentials of bacterial infection, and it also provides the basis for logical diagnostic and management strategies, including the use of antibiotics.Following introductory chapters on the nature, structure and function of bacteria, diagnostic methods and antibiotic use, the principles are then applied to each organ system. Here relevant aspects of epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and public health are covered. There are chapters on infection is a modern society, including the immuncompromised patient, and infection control in the hospital and community.In the context of new problem-based curricula, this book will be welcomed especially by medical students, trainee physicians and microbiologists, laboratory biomedical scientists and nurses working in infection control
Notes Treatment
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Subject Bacterial Infections -- diagnosis
Bacterial Infections -- therapy
Diagnostic bacteriology
Form Electronic book
Author Westran, Roger P.
ISBN 1840765631