Infectious Diseases: Epidemiology and Management

From bacterial and fungal infections to Zika virus, HIV and Hepatitis this collection will to guide you through the epidemiology and successful management of some of the most common Infectious Diseases among different populations including adults, children and immunocompromised patients.

 

  Resources

Oxford Specialist Handbook of Infection in the Immunocompromised Host

Simon Fox, Brian Angus, Angela Minassian, and Thomas Rawlinson

The Oxford Specialist Handbook of Infection in the Immunocompromised Host is the first clinical handbook for medical staff caring for immunocompromised patients in a hospital setting. It is the ideal source for clear, up-to-date information needed on the ward.

Read a free chapter on bacterial infections, to which immunocompromised patients have increased susceptibility.

Mayo Clinic Antimicrobial Therapy: Quick Guide (3 ed.)

John W. Wilson and Lynn L. Estes

Infectious diseases experts at Mayo Clinic provide a coordinated, unified approach to infectious disease treatment for the general patient population as well as the complex patients seen at this internationally renowned destination medical center. Over twenty contributors represent the spectrum of infectious disease experience within the Mayo Clinic framework of patient-centered care.

Explore our free chapter on a four-step clinical approach to successful management of infectious diseases in adults.

Congenital and Perinatal Infections

Edited by Jennifer S. Read and Mark R. Schleiss

This volume offers comprehensive information on the spectrum of viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections that can manifest in mother or child. Written with the busy clinician in mind, it combines easy accessibility with state-of-the-art information on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital and perinatal infections.
 
Read a free chapter on Zika Virus, which can be transmitted from mother-to-child.

Tropical Medicine Notebook

Philippa C. Matthews

 

The Tropical Medicine Notebook provides a concise overview of the key topics in tropical medicine, using short notes, diagrams, maps, and tables to present the material in an accessible, engaging, memorable, and interesting way. It covers infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and helminths.

More on fungal infections can be found in this free chapter.

Infectious Diseases Emergencies

Edited by Arjun S. Chanmugam, Richard Rothman, Sanjay Desai, and Shannon Putman

 

Infectious Diseases Emergencies is a compact reference that summarizes the key topics of those infectious disease processes that are most commonly seen in practice. This title provides quick access to over 65 infectious diseases & outlines the most useful elements of diagnosis and treatment.
The epidemiology of all types of Hepatitis is discussed in this free chapter.

A better way to prevent the spread of HIV

Richard A. Crosby and Ralph J. DiClemente

Read a blog post that looks at how structural interventions — changes to environment aimed at influencing health behaviours — are the most universal and cost-effective tool in preventing new incidences of HIV.

HIV testing and counselling couples together for affordable HIV prevention in Africa

Kristin M Wall. et al.

 

Read this article from the International Journal of Epidemiology to discover how couples’ voluntary HIV counselling and testing can be a cost-effective and feasible HIV prevention strategy in Zambia.

Infectious diseases at different stages of migration: an expert review

Christina Greenaway et al.

 

In this free article from the Journal of Travel Medicine find out how to limit the burden and transmission of infectious diseases among migrants with tailored health promotion, screening and accessible health systems, regardless of legal status.

Genome-based epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance determinants of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates with decreased susceptibility and resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins in Argentina in 2011–16

Ricardo A Gianecini et al.

Discover why dual antimicrobial therapy for gonorrhoea needs to be considered in Argentina. Read more in this free article by the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

A polymer-based anti-quorum catheter coating to challenge MDR Staphylococcus aureus: in vivo and in vitro approaches

Sahana Vasudevan et al.

In this free article authors discuss a strategy to prevent catheter-associated infections.