Detailing concise yet comprehensive coverage of immunology at an undergraduate level, this text provides easy access to the core information in the field. It covers all important areas in immunology in a format which should be ideal for learning and rapid revision.
Provides resource on pathology and pathophysiology to helps students adapt their technique to ease pain and discomfort, promote healing, and avoid treatment when contraindicated. This book discusses 300 pathologies and conditions organized by the body system. It also covers sanitation procedures and hygiene.
Covers: microbial biology; infection and immunity; bacterial pathogens and associated diseases; viral pathogens and associated diseases; fungal pathogens and parasitic infections; and, diagnosis, treatment and control of infection.
Offers an introduction to the principles of the human immune system. This book includes: updates on the pathophysiology of immunology; more than 20 figures outlining key concepts; and, questions that help to simulate classroom discussion.
Health protection professionals need rapid access to authoritative and easy-to-use information to ensure their actions are based on international best practice. This is precisely what the Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbook does.
A user friendly book that breaks down a complex subject into clear and understandable chapters providing appropriate depth for busy nursing students. It integrates both pathology and pharmacology to help students understand the relationship between the two.
Safe and Clean Care is the responsibility of all those working in Health and Social Care and this book will provide much-needed guidance on responsibility, accountability and good practice with respect to infection prevention and control.
Written specifically for case managers, this reference presents a practical integration of disease management and case management to ensure comprehensive coverage of these two rapidly evolving and expanding fields. It explains and clarifies these two areas with in-depth expert commentary that offers a fresh, contemporary approach.
Presents an accessible account of immunology. This title covers all the key concepts med students need with no gaps. It can be used either as an introduction to a topic, or as a revision aid. It depicts difficult concepts using cartoon-strip illustrations, which enable rapid understanding and assimilation of information.
Clinical Immunology gives an insight into the function of the immune system, the front line of defence against pathological disease, and the diagnostic techniques used to identify associated malfunctions and disorders.
This volume provides a concise introduction to the diverse ideas about disease and its treatment throughout the world. Drawing on case studies from ancient Egypt to 21st-century America and Europe, this survey discusses concepts of sickness and forms of treatment in different cultures.
Provides a contemporary approach to the use of lifestyle, herbal, and nutritional interventions in health care. This book demonstrates the biological plausibility of using supplements in clinical care, and supports the scientific validity of such interventions by referring to clinical trials. It is useful to health professionals.
The perfect way to assess knowledge for the USMLE Step 1 and pathology course exams, this review features 500 USMLE-format questions, answers, and concise but comprehensive explanations of both correct and incorrect answer options.
Helps you to review the essential concepts of microbiology. This title also helps you learn the medically important aspects of the subject and covers the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and infectious diseases. It teaches medical microbiology in the context of clinical cases.
This book presents a research-based perspective on patient safety, drawing together the most recent ideas and thinking from researchers on how to research and understand patient safety issues, and how research findings are used to shape policy and practice.
Provides a clear explanation of the science as well as the practical and clinical aspects of infection prevention and control; giving students a more robust knowledge base to better prepare them for taking on future leadership roles in this area.
Provides information on the fundamentals of infection prevention and control and its management in a health care setting. This title outlines the role of the medical consultant, consultant nurse / specialist infection control nurse, hospital matron, ward link nurse, ward sister, staff nurse, trust management.
Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's, with more men having the disease than women. Yet it remains an enigma, with doctors, researchers hunting for a cure. This title chronicles how scientists have laboured to crack the mystery of what was once called the 'shaking palsy', from the clinical descriptions to the neuroscience.
In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. The search is on to find Ebola's elusive host animal. And until we find it, Ebola will continue to strike. In this book, the author tells the story of Ebola, its past, present and its unknowable future.
Aims to challenge fundamentally the way health and social care professionals, supervisors and managers approach infection control and hygiene. This book reaches beyond a prescriptive approach to infection control behavior, examining the psychosocial forces that affect individual and group behaviors in practice.
Takes an integrated approach to both infectious disease and microbiology. Referenced to national frameworks and current legislation, it covers the basic principles of bacteriology and virology, specific information on diseases and conditions, and material on 'hot topics' such as bioterrorism and preventative medicine.
The new edition of this unique handbook continues to provide an accessible and comprehensive, signs-and-symptoms based source of information on medical problems commonly seen in the tropics. A practical guide to diagnosis and management for medical practitioners and students, it provides vital information at the reader's fingertips.
Suitable for nursing students and those studying on other Allied Health Professional fields, this title covers the relevant areas of pathophysiology. It focuses on UK related conditions, and includes chapters on reproductive diseases and complaints, and on skin.
Gives a perfectly balanced overview of te field, describing the key infectious agents our bodies encounter and how our immune system responds to them. It also explains how diseases are spread and what measures we can take to control this spread, from vaccination to increasing public awareness.
A text of pathophysiology that emphasizes 'concepts' of altered health states, as opposed to factual descriptions of diseases and disorders. It ensures a comprehension of the whole of body function and both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health.
Nursing students quite often find it difficult to relate what they learn with respect to normal and abnormal physiology to patient care. In this useful text Roger Watson and Tonks Fawcett clearly explain the concept of homeostasis and the relevance of physiology to common disorders.
This book explores epidemiology, its knowledge base, ideology and practice. Topics covered include: principles, concepts and research designs in epidemiology; the developing relationship between epidemiology and nursing; and a critical appraisal of disease, illness, sickness and health.
Presents a visual tour through disease in an age before colour photography. This volume combines detailed illustrations of afflicted patients from some of the worlds rarest medical books, that forms a profoundly human reminder of mankinds struggle with disease. It features historic maps, pioneering charts and contemporary case notes.
Contains material on emerging pathogens, antimicrobial agents and resistance, and infection control guidance. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of infection control and prevention, and the basic elements of microbiology and epidemiology that underpin them.
Aimed at undergraduate students intending to pursue a career in the medical support services, this book covers specific areas which include haematology, immunology, and microbiology, along with chapters on the major body systems, genetic diseases, ageing and cancer. It also contains examples and case studies of common diseases.
Examines physiology as it relates to the pathology of conditions encountered in the clinical environment. It provides coverage that includes information relevant to physical therapists and occupational therapists, that focuses on the knowledge and skills required for successful patient interaction and rehabilitation.
Presents pathophysiology information in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-remember, and practical manner. This title includes chapters that cover cancer, infection, immune disorders, genetics, blood, and disorders of each body system, highlighting pathophysiologic processes, signs and symptoms, diagnostic test findings, and other treatments.
Both health care practitioners and health planners are beginning to recognize the importance of differences between lay and professional concepts of health and illness. The editors of this volume, having themselves worked in this field, have brought together writings by scholars from Britain, France, the United States, Germany and Poland.
* An all--new introduction to electrical signaling in the nervous system. * Expanded coverage of synaptic transmission and synaptic plasticity. * A quantitative overview of the electrical properties of cells. * New detailed illustrations. .
Microbiology is one of the core subjects for veterinary students, and since its first publication in 2002, Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease has become an essential text for students of veterinary medicine.
This second edition of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention summarizes the natural history of the major disease groups, explaining and applying core epidemiological principles and practices with the help of case studies, questions, and references to the most important sources of information in the field.
Helps nurses revise and prepare for their pathophysiology exams. This book covers a range of conditions common to nursing practice including pneumonia, diabetes, asthma, eczema and more. It includes chapters on: Integumentary system; Musculoskeletal system; Nervous system; Endocrine system; Urinary system; and, Reproductive system.
This comprehensive reference provides a complete historical and clinical background of influenza, describing all aspects of its development. It covers genetically modified vaccines and antiviral drugs, with a greater emphasis on laboratory diagnosis to take account of newer techniques, such as near patient tests.