1st Edition

Human Respiratory Viral Infections

ISBN 9781466583207
Published June 23, 2014 by CRC Press
698 Pages - 25 Color & 70 B/W Illustrations

USD $195.00

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Book Description

Using a multidisciplinary approach, Human Respiratory Viral Infections is set at the level between the definitive reference work and an essential clinical manual. Exploring recent advances in human respiratory viral research, the text builds on the basic sciences of epidemiology, virology, molecular biology, and immunology to cover clinical diagnosis, mechanism of pathogenesis, manifestations of disease, impact, treatment, and management strategies.

  • Provides a comprehensive review of all the major human respiratory viral infections
  • Supplies a detailed description of the anatomy of the respiratory system
  • Discusses the salient features of specific viruses
  • Examines the latest diagnostic tools
  • Covers risk factors associated with incidence of respiratory viral infections in children and adults in different occupational and environmental settings

Presenting the latest knowledge in human respiratory viral infections, this text will be immensely valuable for pulmonologists, biomedical scientists, research scholars, virologists, vaccinologists, immunologists, clinicians, pharmacologists, and public health specialists.

Table of Contents

Human Respiratory System and Disease Management

Overview on Anatomy of Human Respiratory System; Anoop Kumar Sinha and Sunit K. Singh

Lung Defenses: An Overview; Laurent P. Nicod

Airway Epithelial and Early Innate Immune Responses to Virus Infections; Alan Chen-Yu Hsu, Su-Ling Loo, Faezeh Fathi Aghdam, Kristy Parsons, Philip M. Hansbro, and Peter A. B. Wark

Pulmonary Endothelium in Health and Viral Infections; Nikolaos Manitsopoulos, Frantzeska Frantzeskaki, Anastasia Kotanidou, and Stylianos E. Orfanos

Cough Formation in Viral Infections in Children; Kerry-Ann F. O’Grady, Ian M. Mackay, and Anne B. Chang

Aerosol Spread and Communicability of Respiratory Viruses; Samira Mubareka, Thomas G. Voss, Daniel Verreault, and Chad J. Roy

Environmental Variables in the Transmission of Respiratory Viruses; Nicole M. Bouvier

Animal Models of Human Respiratory Viral Infections; Kayla A. Weiss, Cory J. Knudson, Allison F. Christiaansen, and Steven M. Varga

Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis of Human Respiratory Viral Infections; Cristina Costa, Francesca Sidoti, and Rossana Cavallo

Potential of Antibody Therapy for Respiratory Virus Infections; Tze-Minn Mak, Ruisi Hazel Lin, and Yee-Joo Tan

Measures for Infection Control in Respiratory Viral Infections; W. H. Seto

Controlling Epidemic of Human Respiratory Viral Infections; Grant Waterer and Sheree Smith

Common Viral Infections of Human Respiratory System

Overview of Human Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Viral Infections; Fleur M. Moesker, Pieter L.A. Fraaij, and Ab D.M.E. Osterhaus

Viral-Induced Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Lena Uller and Carl Persson

Pediatric Viral Pneumonia; Matti Korppi

Pulmonary Bacterial Coinfection with Viral Respiratory Infection in Children; Kentigern Thorburn and Andrew Riordan

Mixed Respiratory Viral Infections; Jonathan Hoffmann and Gláucia Paranhos-Baccalà

Respiratory Viral Infections in Immunocompromised Patients; Ellie Walker and Michael G. Ison

Human Adenovirus: A Respiratory Virus Causing Systemic Disease; Joseph P. Lynch, III, Adriana E. Kajon, and Marcela Echavarria

Human Rhinovirus Infections; Stephen B. Greenberg

Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections; Marcello Lanari, Silvia Vandini, and Giacomo Faldella

Contents Human Influenza Virus Infections; Judith M. Fontana, Daniel P. Eiras, and Mirella Salvatore

Human Parainfluenza Virus Infections; Eric T. Beck and Kelly J. Henrickson

Emergence and Pathogenesis of Avian Influenza in Humans; Jennifer R. Plourde and Kevin S. Harrod

Emergence and Pathogenesis of Swine Influenza Viruses in Humans; Jennifer L. Smith, Frederick T. Koster, and Robert J. Hogan

Measles Virus: A Respiratory Virus Causing Systemic Disease; Rory D. de Vries and Rik L. de Swart

Human Coronavirus Respiratory Infections; Thomas Edward Cecere, Stephanie Michelle Todd,

and Owen Benjamin Richmond

SARS-CoV Infections in Humans; K. F. To and Anthony W. I. Lo

Human Bocavirus Infections; Verena Schildgen and Oliver Schildgen

Human Metapneumovirus Infections; Jennifer Elana Schuster and John V. Williams

Enterovirus 68 and Human Respiratory Infections; Janette C. Rahamat-Langendoen and Hubert G.M. Niesters

Henipaviruses: Emerging Zoonotic Respiratory Viral Infections; Olivier Escaffre, Viktoriya Borisevich, and Barry Rockx

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Dr. Sunit K. Singh completed his PhD at the University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany in the area of molecular infection biology. His main areas of research interest are molecular virology and immunology. He has received several awards, including the Skinner Memorial Award, Travel Grant Award, NIH-Fogarty Fellowship, and Young Scientist Award. Dr. Singh is associated with several international journals of repute as an associate editor and an editorial board member.

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