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Bobbi S. Pritt
304 pages, $120, CAP (2018)
Posted May 29, 2018
With more than 300 pages and 800 images, this resource book is rich in detailed information and real-world examples to help anatomic pathologists identify infectious organisms in tissue, study patterns of inflammation for clues, understand which stains are best for detecting specific microorganisms, spot infectious disease mimics, and select ancillary methods of detection such as molecular diagnosis.
258 pages, $89, Springer (2017)
Posted May 15, 2017
Infectious diseases may be encountered in nearly every aspect of pathology. This atlas provides an informative reference for the identification of the common and esoteric pathogens, presenting in a wide array of specimen types. The focus of the presented images is on the hematoxylin and eosin-stained appearances of these infections and highlight common special stains that can be used to aid in the diagnosis of the infectious agent. Where appropriate, commentary regarding additional testing such as immunohistochemistry and molecular-based methods is supplied.
14th ed, 1136 pages, 800+ illus, $121, Elsevier (2016)
Posted December 16, 2016
Perfect your lab skills with the gold standard in microbiology! Serving as both the #1 bench reference for practicing microbiologists and as a favorite text for students in clinical laboratory science programs, Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th Edition covers all the topical information and critical thinking practice you need for effective laboratory testing. This new edition also features hundreds step-by-step procedures, updated visuals, new case studies, and new material on the latest trends and equipment in clinical microbiology - including automation, automated streaking, MALDI-TOF, and incubator microscopes.
Douglas Richman, Richard Whitley, Frederick Hayden
4th ed, 1416 pages, $256, ASM (2016)
Posted November 15, 2016
Clinical Virology, Fourth Edition, has been extensively revised and updated to incorporate the latest developments and relevant research. Chapters written by internationally recognized experts cover novel viruses, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Michael Loeffelholz, Richard Hodinka, Benjamin Pinsky, Stephen Young
5th ed, $725 pages, $70 list, ASM (2016)
Posted May 16, 2016
Up-to-date information on the diagnosis of viral infections, including Ebola, HIV, and HPV. Covers state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies, including next-generation sequencing and nucleic acid amplification methods. Includes new information on the taxonomy of clinically important viruses such as polyomaviruses and zoonotic viruses.
Gordon L. Love, Julie A. Ribes
388 pages, $180, CAP (2018)
Posted October 16, 2018
Built upon a foundation of more than 15 years of proficiency testing data, this resource book is designed to assist pathologists and medical technologists in the laboratory identification of fungi using the most recent taxonomic classifications. Comprehensive and complete, this book merges in vitro mycology (colonies on plated media/LPAB preparations) with in vivo mycology (histology/cytology). Yeast, hyaline molds, dimorphic fungi, dermatophytes, mucormycetes, and dematiaceous molds are included.
2nd ed, 450 pages, $57, Demos (2018)
Posted April 19, 2018
Updated second edition of the concise but comprehensive handbook of clinical infectious disease for students, residents, primary care medical providers, nurses, and PAs. Written in outline format with short, focused chapters, the book presents a systematic method for understanding basic mechanisms, establishing a diagnosis, and implementing appropriate treatment for commonly encountered problems.
627 pages, $16 list, Jaypee (2015)
Posted July 19, 2016
Essentials of Microbiology is an extensive guide to all aspects of microbiology covering immunology, bacteriology, virology, medical mycology, diagnostic medical microbiology, and many miscellaneous infections. The book is divided into 89 chapters across seven sections. Each chapter begins with an outline and concludes with key points, multiple choice, short and long questions.
Dominik Mertz, Fiona Smaill, Nick Daneman
3rd ed, 320 pages, $94, Wiley (2018)
Posted August 14, 2018
Written by an international team of authors specializing in microbiology and infectious disease, this new edition of Evidenced-based Infectious Diseases presents practical, up-to-date information on the care of individual patients suffering from infectious diseases. Each chapter addresses a series of focused clinical questions addressed in a systematic fashion, including a comprehensive literature search, and a rating of the quality of evidence using principles of the GRADE framework. Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases is the ideal reference work for all those involved with microbiology, infectious diseases, and clinical management.
David Carter, Jeffery Tomberlin, M. Eric Benbow, Jessica Metcalf
424 pages, $108, Wiley (2017)
Posted May 15, 2017
Forensic Microbiology focuses on newly emerging areas of microbiology relevant to medicolegal and criminal investigations: postmortem changes, establishing cause of death, estimating postmortem interval, and trace evidence analysis. Recent developments in sequencing technology allow researchers, and potentially practitioners, to examine microbial communities at unprecedented resolution and in multidisciplinary contexts. This detailed study of microbes facilitates the development of new forensic tools that use the structure and function of microbial communities as physical evidence.
344 pages, $359 list, Springer (2016)
Posted June 13, 2016
This book covers the complete field of the pathology of infectious disease and parasites- from Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease to Zygomycosis. The alphabetically arranged entries, each of which provides a detailed description of a specific pathological disease pattern, allow readers to quickly and easily find the information they need.
Jonathan Cohen, William Powderly, Steven Opal
4th ed, 2,016 pages, $334, Elsevier (2016)
Posted August 16, 2016
Drs. Cohen, Powderly and Opal, three of the most-respected names in infectious disease medicine, lead a diverse team of international contributors to bring you the latest knowledge and best practices. Extensively updated, the fourth edition includes brand-new information on advances in diagnosis of infection; Hepatitis C; managing resistant bacterial infections; and many other timely topics. An abundance of photographs and illustrations; a practical, clinically-focused style; highly-templated organization; and robust interactive content combine to make this clinician-friendly resource the fastest and best place to find all of the authoritative, current information you need.
Luke S.P. Moore, James C. Hatcher
1st ed, 528 pages, $30, Cambridge (2020)
Posted March 9, 2020
An essential resource for practitioners in infectious diseases and microbiology, studying for the new FRCPath Part 1 infection examination accredited by the Royal College of Pathologists, and trainees sitting the membership exams of the Royal College of Physicians. Including over 300 multiple choice questions in an exam-style Q&A format, this guide provides an invaluable revision platform for domestic and international trainees alike, with scope to present infection-based support for other medical specialties, where infection forms a core component, including intensive care. Authored by leading specialists in infectious diseases and microbiology, this invaluable training guide is the first of its kind to cover both undergraduate and postgraduate material in infectious diseases. Mapping directly from the FRCPath and RCP infection curricula, students are able to explore areas of curriculum to gain knowledge and optimise decision-making skills, under pressure.
Nigel Dimmock, Andrew J. Easton, Keith N. Leppard
7th ed, 476 pages, $68 list, Wiley (2015)
Posted August 31, 2015
Praised for its clarity of presentation and accessibility, Introduction to Modern Virology has been a successful student text for over 30 years. It provides a broad introduction to virology, which includes the nature of viruses, the interaction of viruses with their hosts and the consequences of those interactions that lead to the diseases we see.
John Bennett, Raphael Dolin, Martin Blaser
560 pages, $68 list, Elsevier (2016)
Posted March 4, 2016
Brought to you by the expert editor team from Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, this brand-new handbook provides a digestible summary of the 241 disease-oriented chapters contained within the parent text. Boasting an exceptionally templated design with relevant tables and illustrations, it distills the essential, up-to-date, practical information available in infectious disease. This high-yield manual-style reference will prove useful for a wide variety of practitioners looking for quick, practical, and current infectious disease information.
2nd ed, 616 pages, $147, Wiley (2016)
Posted November 16, 2017
The Manual of Commercial Methods in Clinical Microbiology 2nd Edition, International Edition reviews in detail the current state of the art in each of the disciplines of clinical microbiology, and reviews the sensitivities, specificities and predictive values, and subsequently the effectiveness, of commercially available methods – both manual and automated. This text allows the user to easily summarize the available methods in any particular field, or for a specific pathogen – for example, what to use for an Influenza test, a Legionella test, or what instrument to use for identification or for an antibiotic susceptibility test.
Medical Microbiology: A Guide to Microbial Infections: Pathogenesis, Immunity, Laboratory Investigation and Control
Michael R. Barer, Will L Irving, Andrew Swann, Nelun Perera
760 pages, $59, Elsevier (2018)
Posted November 18, 2019
Now in a fully revised and updated 19th edition, Medical Microbiology provides comprehensive coverage of infection from the microbial perspective, combining a clear introduction to key principles with a focus explicitly geared to modern clinical practice. It provides ideal coverage for medical and biomedical students – with ‘Key Points’ boxes throughout to highlight the essentials – and sufficient detail to also inform specialists in training.
Eric Vivier, James Di Santo, Alessandro Moretta
247 pages, $189 list, Springer (2016)
Posted March 4, 2016
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the discovery of Natural Killer (NK) cells, this volume focuses on the recent advances in our understanding of NK cell development and differentiation and their acquisition of functional properties, as well as the latest models for NK-cell analysis in mice and applications in clinical medicine. NK cells have travelled a circuitous path from their initial description as ‘spontaneous killers’ (for some simply an experimental artifact) to being a bona fide subset of innate lymphoid cells with a complementary mode of action in immune defense and an important mediator of immune reactivity in health and disease.
Ramesh Gupta, Pallav Gupta
172 pages, $199, Springer (2016)
Posted October 18, 2016
This book presents the morphological details of various opportunistic pathogens for prompt identification, which is essential for the proper management of various bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections encountered in immunocompromised patients.
15th ed, 832 pages, $63 list, McGraw-Hill (2018)
Posted October 23, 2018
Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology is a succinct, high-yield review of the medically important aspects of microbiology and immunology. It covers both the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology and also discusses important infectious diseases using an organ system approach. The book emphasizes the real-world clinical application of microbiology and immunology to infectious diseases and offers a unique mix of narrative text, color images, tables and figures, Q&A, and clinical vignettes.
Connie R. Mahon, Donald C. Lehman
1088 pages, $83, Elsevier (2018)
Posted November 18, 2019
The Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 6th Edition, uses a reader-friendly "building-block" approach to the essentials of diagnostic microbiology. This updated edition has new content on viruses like Zika, an expanded molecular chapter, and the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines. Updated photos offer clear examples of automated lab instruments, while case studies, review questions, and learning objectives present information in an easy-to-understand, accessible manner for students at every level.
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