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Reichman and Hershfield's Tuberculosis

A Comprehensive, International Approach, 3rd Edition

By Lee B. Reichman, Earl S. Hershfield

CRC Press

1,400 pages | 140 B/W Illus.

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Thoroughly examining tuberculosis from historical, theoretical, and clinical perspectives, this Third Edition merges state-of-the-art research developments with principles of programmatic TB management. Each of the 50 chapters analyze current studies on TB mechanisms and treatment and will meet the needs of all who work in the field of TB control, whether in low-income, high-prevalence areas or in low-prevalence industrialized countries.


"…extraordinarily comprehensive and provides content beyond that required for practical application by the typical practitioner in

any geographic venue."

-Doody's Review Services

"…If any data were needed to commend continued vigilance in the battle against tuberculosis, this [book] is the place to find it."

-Thorax (for previous edition)

"…a stand-alone reference for anyone involved in the treatment, control, and prevention of tuberculosis, and it is highly recommended."

-Chest (for previous edition)

"…a veritable Who's Who in tuberculosis research and control."

-The New England Journal of Medicine (for previous edition)

Table of Contents

BASIC ASPECTS OF TUBERCULOSIS. The Global Tuberculosis Epidemic: Scale, Dynamics, and Prospects for Control. Bacteriology of Tuberculosis. Genomics and Evolution of the Tubercle Bacilli. Epidemiology of Tuberculosis. Overview of the Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis from A Cellular and Molecular Perspective. The Human Host: Immunology and Susceptibility. CLINICAL TUBERCULOSIS. Diagnosis of Pulmonary and Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis. Treatment of Tuberculosis. Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection. Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection. Childhood Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis in the Elderly. TB-HIV Co-infection: Epidemiology, Clinical Aspects, and Interventions. Diagnosis and Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. Surgical Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. CONTROL OF TUBERCULOSIS. Basic Principles and Tools. History of Tuberculosis Control. Tuberculosis Control Interventions: A Stepwise Approach. The Tuberculosis Laboratory Network in Low Income Countries. BCG Vaccines: History, Efficacy and Policies. The Role of Contact Tracing in Low and High Prevalence Countries. Managing Tuberculosis Patients: The Centrality of Nurses. Involving Community Members in Tuberculosis Care And Control. Molecular Epidemiology: Its Role in the Control of Tuberculosis. Global Tuberculosis Control: Economic and Financial Aspects. Advancing Tuberculosis Control Globally Through the Advocacy Network. The Global Drug Facility: A Revolution in Tuberculosis Control. Tailoring Tuberculosis Control. Fundamentals of Tuberculosis Control: The DOTS Strategy. Tuberculosis Control in the Countries of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Tuberculosis Control in Low Prevalence Countries of Europe. Tuberculosis in the USA: Towards Elimination? Tuberculosis Transmission and Infection Control in Congregate Settings. Tuberculosis Drug Resistance in the World. Programmatic Control of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis Control and Migration. Tuberculosis Control in Refugee and Displaced Populations. Tuberculosis Control in Prisons. Tuberculosis Control in Mines. NEW CHALLENGES FOR A NEW CENTURY. Programmatic Management of HIV-Associated Tuberculosis. Engaging Private Providers in Tuberculosis Control: Public-Private Mix for DOTS. Controlling Tuberculosis in Large Metropolitan Settings. Health Education and Social Mobilization in Tuberculosis Control. Workforce Constraints in Tuberculosis Control. Practical Approach to Lung Health: The PAL Strategy for Integrated Respiratory Care. The Responsibilities of Medical and Nursing Schools in Tuberculosis Care and Control. Countries with Medium and High Tuberculosis Incidence. Tuberculosis and Poverty: Considerations for Expanding TB Control. BUILDING THE FUTURE. New Diagnostics for Tuberculosis: An Essential Element for Global Control and Elimination. New Drugs for Tuberculosis. The Future of Tuberculosis Vaccinology. Research Priorities in Tuberculosis. Reaching the Global Targets: The New Stop TB Strategy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine