Medical Microbiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 7

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Overview

Quickly learn the microbiology fundamentals you need to know with Medical Microbiology, 7th Edition, by Dr. Patrick R. Murray, Dr. Ken S. Rosenthal, and Dr. Michael A. Pfaller. Newly reorganized to correspond with integrated curricula and changing study habits, this practical and manageable text is clearly written and easy to use, presenting clinically relevant information about microbes and their diseases in a succinct and engaging manner.


• Master the essentials of medical microbiology
, including basic principles, immunology, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology.
Progress logically through consistently formatted chapters that examine etiology, epidemiology, disease presentation, host defenses, identification, diagnosis, prevention, and control for each microbe.
Grasp complex material quickly with summary tables and text boxes that emphasize essential concepts and issues.
Access the complete text, additional images, 200 self-assessment questions, animations, and more online at studentconsult.com.


• Learn the most up-to-date and relevant
information in medical microbiology.
Study efficiently thanks to a reorganized format that places review chapters at the beginning of each section and review questions at the end of each chapter.
Focus on clinical relevance with new interactive case presentations to introduce each of the microbial pathogens that illustrate the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases.
Visualize the clinical presentations of infections with new and updated clinical photographs, images, and illustrations.

Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"As someone who has used this book in the past, I know it is excellent for teaching medical students. It also is reasonably priced for students who are dealing with the high cost of medical education. The most valuable features are the excellent pictures and figures that enhance the understanding of complex issues. Each chapter is followed by a few thought-provoking questions that can be used during teaching to encourage deeper understanding of the material.

Although written for medical students in the first years of training, the book also is very useful for students in advanced training such as residency or fellowships." - Rebecca T. Horvat, PhD, D(ABMM)(University of Kansas Medical Center), from Doody's Reviews

Charles E. Edmiston
This is an outstanding first text for a course on medical microbiology. In addition to various well-organized chapters on bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic pathogens, the authors have included an excellent section on basic principles of medical microbiology. The last edition of this text was published in 1990. The book has been written as a introductory level text covering the epidemiology, clinical syndrome, laboratory diagnosis, and treatment of a broad range of microbial pathogens responsible for causing clinical disease. The primary audience for this text includes medical students, medical technology students, and upper-level undergraduate microbiology students interested in the field of medical microbiology. The book has several outstanding features. Each chapter has many excellent figures and tables, enhancing the overall instructional value of the text. Within each chapter, the authors have also carefully highlighted key words or phrases. This facilitates the student's e fforts to sort out the important facts or concepts associated with the various microbial pathogens. In addition, at the end of each chapter is a list of sentinel/recent literature citations that the student can use for further study. The text has only one minor shortcoming and that is a superficial coverage of the opportunistic mycoses. Yeast infections have emerged as a major problem in the critical care populations and I am sure that the authors will rectify this omission in future editions. The authors of medical microbiology in this third edition have again successfully developed a first-rate text covering the broad discipline of medical microbiology. Each chapter is well organized, containingnumerous figures and tables. The authors are themselves outstanding educator-scientists and their collective experiences have been combined to produce an outstanding teaching text.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Rebecca T. Horvat, PhD, D(ABMM)(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is the sixth edition of a popular microbiology textbook for medical students first published almost 20 years ago, in 1990. With the rapid changes that occur in infectious agents, this new edition is necessary to update the 2005 edition.
Purpose: The primary goal is to provide a comprehensive textbook for medical students on infectious agents that cause disease in humans. This is clearly very important as new physicians are trained in the importance of diseases caused by microorganisms. This is one of the better textbooks to use for teaching medical students.
Audience: Although written for medical students in the first years of training, the book also is very useful for students in advanced training such as residency or fellowships. The authors who have compiled and organized this book are all experienced teachers and excellent medical diagnosticians.
Features: The textbook is organized in a traditional manner, beginning with some fundamentals on the classification and lifestyles of infectious agents. This is followed by chapters on the host immune responses and how a laboratory diagnosis is made. This prepares readers for the meat of the book, which contains details on specific microbial pathogens. The most valuable features are the excellent pictures and figures that enhance the understanding of complex issues. The short clinical cases that are scattered throughout allow for the practical application of the information presented in the book. Each chapter is followed by a few thought-provoking questions that can be used during teaching to encourage deeper understanding of the material. Also adding value to the book is the online material that includes practice questions so students can test their comprehension.
Assessment: As someone who has used this book in the past, I know it is excellent for teaching medical students. It also is reasonably priced for students who are dealing with the high cost of medical education
Booknews
A comprehensive textbook providing the medically important information that students need to know--in a format of concise presentations supplemented with numerous tables, color illustrations, and summary boxes. This revised edition (1st ed., 1990) greatly expands the topics, with the addition of three new sections and 13 additional chapters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323086929
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/17/2012
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 888
  • Sales rank: 222,685
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction

1. Overview of Medical Microbiology

2. Commensal and Pathogenic Microbial Flora in Humans

3. Sterilization, Disinfection, and Antisepsis

Section 2: General Principles of Laboratory Diagnosis

4. Microscopy and Microbial Isolation

5. Molecular Diagnosis

6. Serologic Diagnosis

Section 3: Basic Concepts in the Immune Response

7. Elements of Host Protective Responses

8. Innate Host Responses

9. Humoral and Cellular Immune Responses

10. Immune Responses to Infectious Agents

11. Antimicrobial Vaccines

Section 4: Bacteriology

12. Bacterial Classification, Structure, and Replication

13. Bacterial Metabolism and Genetics

14. Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis

15. Role of Bacteria in Disease

16. Laboratory Diagnosis of Bacterial Diseases

17. Antibacterial Agents

18. Staphylococcus and Related Gram-Positive Cocci

19. Streptococcus

20. Enterococcus and Other Gram-Positive Cocci

21. Bacillus

22. Listeria and Erysipelothrix

23. Corynebacterium and Other Gram-Positive Rods

24. Nocardia and Related Bacteria

25. Mycobacterium

26. Neisseria and Related Bacteria

27. Enterobacteriaceae

28. Vibrio and Aeromonas

29. Campylobacter and Helicobacter

30. Pseudomonas and Related Bacteria

31. Haemophilus and Related Bacteria

32. Bordetella

33. Francisella and Brucella

34. Legionella

35. Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Rods

36. Clostridium

37. Anaerobic, Non-Spore-Forming, Gram-Positive Bacteria

38. Anaerobic Gram-Negative Bacteria

39. Treponema, Borrelia, and Leptospira

40. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

41. Rickettsia and Orientia

42. Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and Coxiella

43. Chlamydia and Chlamydophila

Section 5: Virology

44. Viral Classification, Structure, and Replication

45. Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis

46. Role of Viruses in Disease

47. Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Diseases

48. Antiviral Agents

49. Papillomaviruses and Polyomaviruses

50. Adenoviruses

51. Human Herpesviruses

52. Poxviruses

53. Parvoviruses

54. Picornaviruses

55. Coronaviruses and Noroviruses

56. Paramyxoviruses

57. Orthomyxoviruses

58. Rhabdoviruses, Filoviruses, and Bornaviruses

59. Reoviruses

60. Togaviruses and Flaviviruses

61. Bunyaviridae and Arenaviridae

62. Retroviruses

63. Hepatitis Viruses

64. Unconventional Slow Viruses: Prions

Section 6: Mycology

65. Fungal Classification, Structure, and Replication

66. Pathogenesis of Fungal Disease

67. Role of Fungi in Disease

68. Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Diseases

69. Antifungal Agents

70. Superficial and Cutaneous Mycoses

71. Subcutaneous Mycoses

72. Systemic Mycoses Due to Dimorphic Fungi

73. Opportunistic Mycoses

74. Fungal and Fungal-Like Infections of Unusual or Uncertain Etiology

75. Mycotoxins and Mycotoxicoses

Section 7: Parasitology

76. Parasitic Classification, Structure, and Replication

77. Pathogenesis of Parasitic Diseases

78. Role of Parasites in Disease

79. Laboratory Diagnosis of Parasitic Disease

80. Antiparasitic Agents

81. Intestinal and Urogenital Protozoa

82. Blood and Tissue Protozoa

83. Nematodes

84. Trematodes

85. Cestodes

86. Arthropods

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