American Trypanosomiasis Book

American Trypanosomiasis


  • Author : Jenny Telleria
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-09-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 870
  • ISBN 10 : 0123848776

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American Trypanosomiasis Excerpt :

Chagas disease causes severe socioeconomic impact and a high medical cost in Latin America. WHO and the World Bank consider Chagas disease as the fourth most transmittable disease to have a major impact on public health in Latin America: 120 million persons are potentially exposed, 16 to 18 million of whom are presently infected, causing 45,000 to 50,000 deaths per year. It has been calculated that approximately 2.4 million potential working years are lost because of incapacity and mortality due to the disease, for an annual cost estimated at 20 billion Euros. American Trypanosomiasis provides a comprehensive overview of Chagas disease and discusses the latest discoveries concerning the three elements that compose the transmission chain of the disease: The host: human and mammalian reservoirs The insect vectors: domestic and sylvatic vectors The causative parasite: Trypanosoma cruzi Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts

Human Emerging and Re emerging Infections Book

Human Emerging and Re emerging Infections


  • Author : Sunit Kumar Singh
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-10-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1072
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118644829

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Human Emerging and Re emerging Infections Excerpt :

Emerging and re-emerging pathogens pose several challenges to diagnosis, treatment, and public health surveillance, primarily because pathogen identification is a difficult and time-consuming process due to the “novel” nature of the agent. Proper identification requires a wide array of techniques, but the significance of these diagnostics is anticipated to increase with advances in newer molecular and nanobiotechnological interventions and health information technology. Human Emerging and Re-emerging Infections covers the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostics, clinical features, and public health risks posed by new viral and microbial infections. The book includes detailed coverage on the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, development of various diagnostic tools, diagnostic assays and their limitations, key research priorities, and new technologies in infection diagnostics. Volume 1 addresses viral and parasitic infections, while volume 2 delves into bacterial and mycotic infections. Human Emerging and Re-emerging Infections is an invaluable resource for researchers in parasitologists, microbiology, Immunology, neurology and virology, as well as clinicians and students interested in understanding the current knowledge and future directions of infectious diseases.

Chagas Disease Book

Chagas Disease


  • Author : Veeranoot Nissapatorn
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-09-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789236583

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Chagas Disease Excerpt :

This book contains 11 chapters of significant and updated materials on what we know and what we lack and need in better understanding of Trypanosoma cruzi - a parasite that never dies - and the consequences of Chagas disease as one of the most important neglected parasitic diseases threatening the global health and wellbeing. This book is intended to increase the readers' enthusiasm to explore the four sections of the contents: Section 1 begins with biochemistry, pathophysiology, histo-immunological study, and findings to assist in the diagnosis; Section 2 further investigates the role of vector in propagation of the parasite, the intensity on epidemiology, and the severity on clinical aspects, which help us to be well perceived on the course of disease; Section 3 is seeking beyond modern medicine and what lays in the nature that helps fight against this parasite; and the last section, Section 4, deals with the impacts of public health problem and the control strategies on Chagas disease.

Chagas Disease Book

Chagas Disease


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123858641

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Chagas Disease Excerpt :

This thematic volume provides authoritative, up-to-date reviews addressing recent advances as well as an overview for the research and clinical communities on the endemic infection of Chagas disease. Lead researchers discuss epidemiology and control measures as well as various diagnosis techniques, treatments, and therapies currently being used. The text includes a history of Chagas disease and an outlook for the next century. Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts

American Trypanosomiasis Book

American Trypanosomiasis


  • Author : Kevin M. Tyler
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441992062

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American Trypanosomiasis Excerpt :

American trypanosomiasis, or Chagas disease, is caused by the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi. Sixteen to eighteen million people are currently infected with this organism, and 45,000 deaths are attributed to the disease each year. Infection with T. cruzi is life-long, and 10-30% of persons who harbor the parasite chronically develop cardiac and gastrointestinal problems associated with the parasitosis. Although major progress has been made in recent years in reducing vector-borne and transfusion-associated transmission of T. cruzi, the burden of disability and death in persons chronically infected with the organism continues to be enormous. Eight to ten million persons born in countries in which Chagas disease is endemic currently reside in the United States, and epidemiologic and census data suggest that 50,000-100,000 are chronically infected with T. cruzi. The presence of these infected persons poses a risk of transmission of the parasite in the USA through blood transfusion and organ transplantation and several such cases have now been documented. American Trypanosomiasis, volume seven of World Class Parasites is written for students of tropical medicine, parasitology and public health, for researchers and practitioners alike who wish to bring themselves abreast of the status quo with respect to this disease. It is intended to supplement formal textbooks, in order to broaden and illuminate current areas of scientific and public health concern. Uniquely for T. cruzi, this book addresses parasite, vector and host biology, the pathogenesis of Chagas disease and current and prospective therapeutics and control strategies in a single volume.

Red Book Book

Red Book


  • Author : American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Infectious Diseases
  • Publisher : Amer Academy of Pediatrics
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 1058
  • ISBN 10 : 158110703X

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Red Book Excerpt :

Developed by the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases in conjunction with the CDC, the FDA, and other leading institutions with contributions from hundreds of physicians nationwide, the newly revised and updated 2012 "Red Book" continues the tradition of excellence with the latest findings and clinical recommendations on the manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 200 childhood conditions. Updated information and recommendations include: - Standardized approach to disease prevention through immunizations, antimicrobial prophylaxis, and infection control practices have been updated throughout - 2012 childhood and adolescent immunization schedules added - Updated information on hypersensitivity reactions after immunizations - The latest on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in adolescents and children - Updated coverage of adenovirus, arbovirus, candidiasis, clostridium infections, "Clostridium difficle, "cyclosporiasis, cytomegalovirus, enteroviruses, "Escherichia coli," diarrhea, human calicivirus infections, meningococcal infections, pediculosis capitis, pertussis, pneumococcal infections, rotavirus, and more - Updated information on hepatitis A and B - New chapter on dengue - Updated information on group B streptococcal infections - Updated section on drugs for parasitic infections - Significantly revised chapters on herpes simplex and HIV infection - Recommendations for using MMR or MMRV vaccines have been updated - Recommendations for screening females for HPV infection and for immunizing females and males with HPV vaccine are provided - And much more!

Chagas Disease Book

Chagas Disease


  • Author : Jaime Marcelo Altcheh
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-09-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030000547

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Chagas Disease Excerpt :

Chagas disease is a potentially life threatening condition that was historically mainly endemic to Latin America. Over the last decade, however, the disease has spread to and is increasingly prevalent in other continents such as North America and Europe, with an estimated 7 million people infected worldwide. It is primarily transmitted by insect vectors that carry the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, the disease agent. In areas where there is vector control and in non-endemic countries, it is mainly transmitted via congenital infection. Cardiac and gastrointestinal complications are common in untreated individuals. This book offers a comprehensive overview of Chagas disease, including its vectorial and congenital transmission, and molecular diagnosis, which is essential for screening, and developing and providing timely, effective anti-trypanosomal treatment. Written by experts working with infected patients on a daily basis, it discusses the pathogenesis of congenital, cardiac, gastrointestinal and oral Chagas disease, as well as its treatment and the pharmacological aspects of drug development in this area. Chapter "Chagas Disease Treatment Efficacy Biomarkers: Myths and Realities" is available open access under a via link.springer.com.

Chagas Disease Book

Chagas Disease


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35558003457302

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Clinical Infectious Diseases Study Guide Book

Clinical Infectious Diseases Study Guide


  • Author : Joseph Domachowske
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-08-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030508739

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Clinical Infectious Diseases Study Guide Excerpt :

This book is meticulously designed for the busy student, trainee, or seasoned physician looking to enhance or refresh skills in infectious diseases. It is intended to provide a solid resource for students and physicians in need of a concise yet comprehensive background of the material. Each chapter begins with a summary of the topic, a brief case description, definitions, critical teaching points, and tables, figures, photos, and other visual materials to reinforce learning. The chapters take a systems based approach to infections before concluding with the essentials of diagnostic microbiology to leave users with a practical toolkit for real-world clinics. Authored by two expert educators and dual infectious diseases and pediatrics specialists, Clinical Infectious Diseases Study Guide is the only updated study guide designed for medical students, fellows, residents, and trainees who need a strong foundation in infectious diseases. This includes infectious disease specialists in both adult and pediatric care, various internal medicine subspecialists, and hospitalists.

Chagas Disease Book

Chagas Disease


  • Author : María-Jesús Pinazo Delgado
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030440541

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Chagas Disease Excerpt :

This book provides a comprehensive resource on various aspects of the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi and the neglected tropical disease Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis), the disorder resulting from infection with the parasite. Topics include the biological description and taxonomy of the parasite, epidemiology and transmission routes, laboratory techniques in use when working with the parasite, as well as diagnostic measures and treatment of Chagas disease. Furthermore, a chapter with life stories of people in contact with the disease in endemic as well as non-endemic countries is included. The book is therefore a valuable source for individuals engaged in basic research as well as patient care and health management related to American trypanosomiasis.

Natural Remedies in the Fight Against Parasites Book

Natural Remedies in the Fight Against Parasites


  • Author : Hanem Khater
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535132899

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Natural Remedies in the Fight Against Parasites Excerpt :

This book emphasizes past and current research efforts about principles of natural control of major parasites affecting humans, animals, and crops. Each chapter is a complete and integrated subject that presents a problem and confers on the safe alternatives to chemicals. This book discusses and updates information about three major topics of natural remedies. The first topic is represented in a chapter outlining important information on biological control of parasites, the second topic is represented in three chapters dealing with botanicals as promising antiparasitic agents, and the last four chapters deal with miscellaneous control strategies against parasites. This easily readable book is designed precisely for students as well as professors linked with the field of parasitic control. We enhanced words with breathing areas in the form of graphical abstracts, figures, photographs, and tables.

Chagas Disease History of a Continent s Scourge Book

Chagas Disease History of a Continent s Scourge


  • Author : Francois Delaporte
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-14
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9780823242498

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Chagas Disease History of a Continent s Scourge Excerpt :

In Chagas Disease: History of a Continent's Scourge, Francois Delaporte describes how the interaction of public health policy with medical knowledge and epistemological transformations in the period 1900-1935 can account for the discovery of a continental endemic. It also deconstructs the myths that surround a number of major medical discoveries in both Brazil and Argentina.

Trypanosomes and Trypanosomiasis Book

Trypanosomes and Trypanosomiasis


  • Author : Stefan Magez
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-09-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9783709115565

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Trypanosomes and Trypanosomiasis Excerpt :

This new volume written by experts in the field of trypanosome research covers every aspect of trypanosome-vector-host biology. It is a must read for basic researchers working with trypanosomes and related organisms, infection and drug development as well as parasitology in a broader sense. ​

Arthropod Borne Diseases Book

Arthropod Borne Diseases


  • Author : Carlos Brisola Marcondes
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 645
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319138848

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Arthropod Borne Diseases Excerpt :

Arthropod borne diseases cause enormous morbidity and mortality in most countries, mostly in those situated in tropical areas, but also in temperate regions. This book provides organized information on all arthropod related diseases, to prevent suffering and deaths, for medical students and professionals. Since arthropod borne diseases are present in many regions of the world and can even surprise professionals and lays in non-endemic regions, like malaria in UK and Canada, the author and its many expert collaborators are sure that it will be essential in all hospitals, clinics and medical libraries around the world. As arthropod borne diseases of domesticated animals are very numerous and in some cases related to human diseases, they are also included in the book.