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4th Edition

The Essentials, Fourth Edition

ISBN 9781138117662
Published May 31, 2017 by CRC Press
408 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Every second a new person is exposed to tuberculosis (TB). Each untreated TB-infected person will infect 10-15 people every year. Following the success of its predecessor, this new edition of Tuberculosis: The Essentials scrutinizes the new discoveries and observations of the key aspects of the disease. Recognized world experts provide a concise, state-of-the-art review of the 15 essential elements of TBsupply an international, current view of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment methodsdiscuss the emerging threat of XDR-TB and the HIV/AIDS factorassess advances in TB research such as new drugs and vaccinesreflect on the progress of the "Stop TB" strategy.

See What’s New in the Fourth Edition:

  • Updated chapters on epidemiology and pathogenesis provide new insights on TB infection and disease
  • Updated chapters on diagnosis and treatment cover new tests and molecular detection methods
  • Information on developing effective regiments and discussion of situations deserving specific precautions
  • Coverage of adherence issues

The book book is an essential guide for everybody working in the field of TB, from specialists to nurses and students, both from a clinical and public health perspective.

Table of Contents

The Global Tuberculosis Epidemic: Scale, Dynamics, and Prospects for Control
The Epidemiology of Tuberculosis
Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis: New Insights
Diagnosis of Pulmonary and Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis
Treatment of Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis/HIV Coinfection: Epidemiology, Clinical Aspects, and Programmatic Interventions
Achieving Higher Case Detection and Cure Rates: National Programs and Beyond
Antituberculosis Drug Resistance in the World: The Latest Information
Programmatic Control of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Programmatic Management of HIV-Associated Tuberculosis
WHO's Stop TB Strategy: Progress and Prospects
New Drugs for Tuberculosis
The Future of Tuberculosis Vaccinology

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<p><em>"35 leading experts on Tuberculosis have contributed to this updated edition and the exhaustive reference list they provide at the end of each chapter will be an excellent resource for clinicians, researchers, and public health specialists alike.This concise and easy-to-read text is the sort of book I will certainly use for a quick reference to Stop TB tables, epidemiology data, clinical best practice, and latest pathogenesis models and theories."</em> The Lancet, May 2010</p>

<p><em>"[The author] has done a fantastic job in this edition. 'Tuberculosis: The Essentials' is well worth having whether you are a tuberculosis physician or just someone who wants to know more about this disease."</em> The Lancet, May 2010</p>