Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple
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Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple

by C. Scott Mahan, M.D., Mark T. Gladwin, M.D., William Trattler, M.D.,

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COVID-19 EDITION!

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A brief, clear, thorough, and highly enjoyable updated approach to clinical microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, summary charts and illustrations, from Ebola to AIDS to flesh-eating bacteria; to mad cow disease, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, Clostridium difficile diagnosis and treatment; treatment of gonorrhea in light of growing antimicrobial resistance; Tuberculosis diagnostics, drugs for treatment of latent TB infection and MDR TB; the latest antibiotics; pandemic flu, including H7N9; SARS-like coronavirus; the latest hepatitis C treatment options; the latest HIV diagnostics and approved HIV meds; Zika virus; Measles and a new chapter on the latest emerging infectious diseases and drug resistant bacteria.

*The major update to this book is the addition of a brand new chapter on the SARS-COV-2 Virus and COVID-19 disease. This chapter delves into the nature of the virus such as:

  • SARS-COV-2 Virus genetic makeup
  • SARS-COV-2 Virus structural components
  • Infectivity within the body
  • Transmission between individuals
  • Timeline of infectivity
  • Symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Different laboratory testing methods
  • Radiology findings in the infected
  • Different PPE and their usefulness
  • Therapeutics for COVID-19 such as: antiviral therapies, plasma treatment, monoclonal antibody therapy, anticoagulation and anti-inflammatory therapy
  • Names and method of actions of all vaccines approved for use.

 

Companion Digital Download of Atlas of Microbiology program (Win/Mac).

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  • Pages: 448
  • Publication: Edition 8 (September 20, 2021)
  • Language: English
  • Digital: Includes interactive Atlas of Microbiology download
  • ISBN: 9781935660453 / 9781935660484 (Spiral-bound)

About the Authors

C. Scott Mahan, M.D.

C. Scott Mahan, M.D. is Division Head of Infectious Disease at Charles George VA in Asheville, NC.

Mark T. Gladwin, M.D.

Mark T. Gladwin, M.D. is Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine and Director, Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood and Vascular Medicine Institute UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

William Trattler, M.D.

William Trattler, M.D. is Director of Cornea Center For Excellence In Eye Care Miami, FL, Volunteer Faculty Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Miami, FL.

COVID-19 EDITION!

Excellent for USMLE Board Review!

A brief, clear, thorough, and highly enjoyable updated approach to clinical microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, summary charts and illustrations, from Ebola to AIDS to flesh-eating bacteria; to mad cow disease, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, Clostridium difficile diagnosis and treatment; treatment of gonorrhea in light of growing antimicrobial resistance; Tuberculosis diagnostics, drugs for treatment of latent TB infection and MDR TB; the latest antibiotics; pandemic flu, including H7N9; SARS-like coronavirus; the latest hepatitis C treatment options; the latest HIV diagnostics and approved HIV meds; Zika virus; Measles and a new chapter on the latest emerging infectious diseases and drug resistant bacteria.

*The major update to this book is the addition of a brand new chapter on the SARS-COV-2 Virus and COVID-19 disease. This chapter delves into the nature of the virus such as:

  • SARS-COV-2 Virus genetic makeup
  • SARS-COV-2 Virus structural components
  • Infectivity within the body
  • Transmission between individuals
  • Timeline of infectivity
  • Symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Different laboratory testing methods
  • Radiology findings in the infected
  • Different PPE and their usefulness
  • Therapeutics for COVID-19 such as: antiviral therapies, plasma treatment, monoclonal antibody therapy, anticoagulation and anti-inflammatory therapy
  • Names and method of actions of all vaccines approved for use.

 

Companion Digital Download of Atlas of Microbiology program (Win/Mac).

Download Now
  • Pages: 448
  • Publication: Edition 8 (September 20, 2021)
  • Language: English
  • Digital: Includes interactive Atlas of Microbiology download

About the Authors

C. Scott Mahan, M.D.

C. Scott Mahan, M.D. is Division Head of Infectious Disease at Charles George VA in Asheville, NC.

Mark T. Gladwin, M.D.

Mark T. Gladwin, M.D. is Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine and Director, Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood and Vascular Medicine Institute UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

William Trattler, M.D.

William Trattler, M.D. is Director of Cornea Center For Excellence In Eye Care Miami, FL, Volunteer Faculty Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Miami, FL.

Table of Contents

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  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    PART 1. BACTERIA
    1. Bacterial Taxonomy
    2. Cell Structures, Virulence Factors, and Toxins
    3. Bacterial Genetics (Sex)

    GRAM-POSITIVE BACTERIA
    4. Streptococcus
    5. Staphylococcus
    6. Bacillus and Clostridium (Spore-Forming Rods)
    7. Corynebacterium and Listeria (Non-Spore-Forming Rods)

    GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA
    8. Neisseria
    9. The Enterics
    10. Hospital-Acquired Gram Negatives
    11. Haemophilus, Bordetella, and Legionella
    12. Yersinia, Francisella, Brucella, and Pasteurella
    13. Chlamydia, Rickettsia, and Friends
    14. Spirochetes

    ACID-FAST BACTERIA
    15. Mycobacterium

    BACTERIA WITHOUT CELL WALLS
    16. Mycoplasma

    ANTI-BACTERIAL MEDICATIONS
    17. Penicillin Family Antibiotics
    18. Anti-ribosomal Antibiotics
    19. Anti-Tb and Anti-leprosy Antibiotics
    20. Miscellaneous Antibiotics

    PART 2. FUNGI
    21. The Fungi
    22. Anti-fungal Medications

    PART 3. VIRUSES
    23. Viral Replication and Taxonomy
    24. Orthomyxo and Paramyxoviridae
    25. Hepatitis Viridae
    26. Retroviridae, HIV, and AIDS
    27. Herpseviridae
    28. Rest of the DNA Viruses
    29. Rest of the RNA Viruses
    30. Anti-viral Medications

    PART 4. PARASITES
    31. Protozoans
    32. Helminths

    PART 5. VERY STRANGE CRITTERS
    33. Prions

    PART 6. THE END
    34. Antimicrobial Resistance: One Step Toward the Post-antibiotic Era
    35. The Agents of Bioterrorism
    36. Emerging Infectious Diseases
    37. SARS-2 COV-2 Infection and COVID-19 Disease

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