This reference text is a must have for any current or future clinicians or students of microbiology. It is concisely organized to provide vital information on many of the microbes one will regularly encounter and the most efficacious ways of addressing associated infections. Discussion of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and measures to combat them are also one of the key features of this text. Whether you desire to utilize this book at the bedside for prompt treatment decisions or as a reference manual to be used at your leisure, you will find it to be a valuable addition to your library.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Clinical / diagnostic Microbiology. The Mighty World of Microbes. Connecting Microbiology with Clinical Medicine. Interpreting Routine Microbiology Results. Microbiological Diagnosis of Bacterial Diseases. Microbiological Diagnosis of Viral Disease. Microbiological Diagnosis of Fungal Diseases. Microbiological Diagnosis of Parasitic Diseases. Role of Microbiology Laboratory in Antibiotic Resistance Reduction, Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Prevention. Communication between Microbiology Laboratory and the Clinician.
Nancy Khardori is a Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, a Professor of Microbiology/Immunology in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology at Eastern Virginia Medical School.