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Main description:

A comprehensive textbook on tuberculosis that covers all aspects of the disease: epidemiology, microbiology, diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention. The main part of the book comprises very detailed and richly illustrated clinical chapters. The copious images are the advantage of this book. Chapters on new methods and treatments and on animal tuberculosis are included.


The material is based on a wealth of experience in tuberculosis as seen in endemic countries such as Saudi Arabia that enjoy free access to advanced investigative and therapeutic facilities. This coexistence of endemicity of the disease and state-of-the-art facilities is rare in poor and developing countries or in rich and developed nations. This multidisciplinary volume is ideal for all clinicians, laboratory and research workers, epidemiologists, university teachers and students, health care planners and international organizations involved in world health and infectious disease.


Feature:

The use of advanced and up-to-date technology in the investigation on the one hand and the conditions of a developing country where tuberculosis is common on the other hand


Very detailed clinical material with many illustrations, especially imaging findings


Contents:

Historical Background.- 1 Tuberculosis in Ancient Egypt.- 2 Historical Aspects of Tuberculosis.- Epidemiology.- 3 Global Epidemiology of Tuberculosis.- 4 Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Saudi Arabia.- 5 The Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis.- 6 Molecular Epidemiology of Mycobacterium bovis.- 7 Tuberculosis in Special Groups and Occupational Hazards.- Microbiology, Immunology, Pathogenesis and Pathology.- 8 Microbiology of Tuberculosis.- 9 The Immunology and Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis.- 10 Pathology of Tuberculosis.- 11 Nontuberculous Mycobacteria.- Diagnosis.- 12 Serologie Testing for Tuberculosis.- 13 PCR and Diagnosis of Tuberculosis.- 14 Hematologic Findings in Mycobacterial Infections Among Immunosuppressed and Immunocompetent Patients.- 15 Immunodiagnostics for Latent Tuberculosis Infection.- Organ-related Chapters.- 16 Childhood Tuberculosis.- 17 Primary Tuberculosis in Adults.- 18 Miliary/Disseminated Tuberculosis.- 19 Tuberculosis and Pregnancy.- 20 Post-primary Pulmonary Tuberculosis.- 21 Endobronchial Tuberculosis.- 22 Pleural Tuberculosis.- 23 Radiology of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.- 24 Pulmonary Function Test and Tuberculosis.- 25 Thoracic Surgery for Tuberculosis.- 26 Radionuclides in Pulmonary and Extra-Pulmonary Tuberculosis.- 27 Tuberculosis of the Heart and Pericardium.- 28 Mycobacterial Lymphadenitis.- 29 Tuberculosis and Co-infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.- 30 Spinal Tuberculosis.- 31 Surgical Management of Spinal Tuberculosis.- 32 Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System.- 33 Imaging of Brain and Spinal Cord Tuberculosis.- 34 Extraspinal Musculoskeletal Tuberculosis.- 35 Imaging of Musculoskeletal Tuberculosis.- 36 Tuberculosis of the Skin.- 37 Abdominal Tuberculosis.- 38 Imaging of Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis.- 39 Genitourinary Tuberculosis.- 40 Ocular Manifestations of Tuberculosis.- 41 Otorhinolaryngeal Aspects of Tuberculosis.- 42 Endocrine and Metabolie Manifestations of Tuberculosis.- 43 Tuberculous Vasculitis and Mycotic Aneurysms.- Treatment.- 44 Treatment of Tuberculosis.- 45 Directly Observed Treatment for Tuberculosis Control.- 46 Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis.- 47 Monitoring Treatment Efficiacy.- Control and Prevention.- 48 Tuberculosis Control in Developing and Developed Countries.- 49 BCG and New Tuberculosis Vaccines.- 50 Tuberculosis in Animals.- About the Editor.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9783642623653
Publisher: Springer (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)
Publication date: November, 2012
Pages: 929
Weight: 2023g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Dermatology, Diseases and Disorders, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Radiology

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The New England Journal of Medicine (USA) November 04, 2004: "..The strenght of the book is in its detailed look at the pathology and clinical aspects of tuberculosis on an organ-by-organ basis. Of its 50 chapters, 32 are devoted to the clinical, pathological, and treatment-related aspects of tuberculosis and provide many helpful diagrams, photographs of clinical specimens, and radiographs...this book is an adition to the several comprehensive textbooks on the clinical manifestaions of tuberculosis and may be of value to clinicians with a particular interest in the disease."

"The international orientation of the book gives it an interesting point of view in the discussion of the historical aspects of tuberculosis. … The strength of the book is in its detailed look at the pathology and clinical aspects … . Included are extensive diagnostic images … . The book also delves into the global epidemiology of tuberculosis, diagnostic methods, and molecular epidemiology of the disease. … Comprehensive in its scope, this book … of value to clinicians with a particular interest in the disease." (Renée Ridzon, N Engl J Med, 2004)

"..this is the definitive textbook on all aspects of tuberculosis.. In spite of the varied authors, coverage of each topic is clinically oriented and excellent. The illustrations in the clinical section are supberb and are of great value to those who do not have an extensive TB experience... it is, in my view, the most comprehensicve and most clinically relevant book available on tuberculosis. ..most extensive reference encyclopedic text. ...should be in every medical library...(B.A. Cunha, IDP-Infectious Disease Practice for Clinicians, 2005 August-Sept., p. 437)

"This is the definitive textbook on all aspects of tuberculosis … . coverage of each topic is clinically oriented and excellent. The illustrations in the clinical section are superb … . the most comprehensive and most clinically relevant book available on tuberculosis. … the most extensive reference encyclopedic text. … The figures are well produced … . is well worth the price and should be in every medical library and be purchased by all clinicians and researchers with an interest in tuberculosis." (Burke A. Cunha, IDP – Infectious Disease Practice for Clinicians, August-September, 2005)

"This book … concentrates mainly on the clinical aspects and treatment of tuberculosis. … The international orientation of the book gives it an interesting point of view in the discussion of the historical aspects of tuberculosis. … The strength of the book is in its detailed look at the pathology and clinical aspects of tuberculosis on an organ-by-organ basis. … Comprehensive in its scope, this book … may be of value to clinicians with a particular interest in the disease." (Renée Ridzon, The New England Journal of Medicine, Issue 4, 2004)

"Dr. Madkour presents a very thorough and complex textbook on tuberculosis, which is the most prevalent of all bacterial infections, existing … in a third of the world’s population. … The rich clinical material provided in the book is based on a wealth of experience from some of the world’s most distinguished medical scientists. … the present book provides an excellent overview on tuberculosis and is an ideal reference book for epidemiologists, scientists, clinicians, health care planners and international organizations who deal with infectious disease." (T. J. Vogl, European Radiology, Vol. 16, 2006)