Case Files Microbiology, Second Edition / Edition 2

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More than 50 clinical cases help you excel in your microbiology coursework and on the USMLE Step 1

The Case Files series is an award-winning learning system proven to improve exam scores. This series helps you to learn in the context of real patients instead of simply memorizing. Case Files: Microbiology: Second Edition presents 50+ clinical cases with open-ended questions which weave basic science concepts into the clinical scenario. Each case includes an extended discussion (including definitions and a pathophysiology discussion), key points, and 3-5 USMLE-style comprehension questions. The authors are experienced teachers from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School in Houston, Texas and Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California.

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Reviewer: Rebecca Horvat, PhD, D (ABMM) (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is a very well designed review book covering all areas of clinical microbiology that capitalizes on the need of trainees to refresh knowledge prior to taking standardized examinations.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a review of clinically relevant microbiology. This book would be helpful to medical students and residents as a review before board examinations.
Audience: This would be an excellent review book for medical students, medical technology students, and nursing students as well as medical residents preparing for examinations. With their vast amount of experience, the authors are well qualified to write on this subject.
Features: Although small enough to conveniently carry in a purse or bag, the book is well organized with a large amount of information. It has a unique organization that starts out with a clinical case, which is followed by questions relating to a basic science issue or a clinical issue. This introduction is followed by answers to the questions and a short synopsis of information about the infectious agent including clinical presentations, diagnostic issues based on clinical symptoms and laboratory detection, and then a final section on treatment and prevention. Each chapter also contains several multiple choice questions typical of board examinations, the answers to which are found at the end of the chapter. This is convenient for the reader who does not need to flip back and forth to the back of the book to find answers. At the end of each chapter is a box containing "Microbial pearls" or short statements of the most important issues regarding each infectious agent.
Assessment: This is a useful review book that I would use to prepare lectures and material for both medical students and residents. The presentation of material is easy to follow and it would rank very high compared to other review books.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071492584
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/11/2008
  • Series: LANGE Case Files Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 704,742
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Eugene C. Toy, MD is a dual certified family physician and ob/gyn and is Academic Chief and Program Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. He also oversees the ob/gyn clerkship at Christus-St. Joseph Hospital and is actively involved in teaching medical students.

Cynthia R. Skinner DeBord, PhD is Adjunct Faculty, Biology at Tomball College in Tomball, TX. She was formerly the microbiology course director at UT—Houston School of Medicine.

Audrey Wanger, PhD is Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at The University of Texas—Houston Medical School in Houston, TX.

Gilbert A. Castro, PhD is Vice President for Health Affairs and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The University of Texas at El Paso in El Paso, TX.

Donald Briscoe, MD is the Program Director, Family Practice Residency at The Methodist Hospital—Houston in Houston, TX.

James D. Kettering, PhD is Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at Loma Linda University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in Loma Linda, CA.

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Table of Contents

Section I: Applying the Basic Sciences to Clinical Medicine
Part 1: Approach to Learning Microbiology
Part 2: Approach to Disease
Part 3: Approach to Reading
Section II: Antimicrobial Therapy
Part 1: Antibacterial Agents
Part 2: Antiviral Agents
Part 3: Antifungal Agents
Part 4: Antiparasitic Agents
Section III: Clincal Cases
Fifty Case Scenarios
Section IV: Listing of Cases
Listing by Case Number
Listing by Disorder (Alphabetical)

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