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Clinical Tuberculosis: A Practical HandbookClinical Tuberculosis: A Practical Handbook is a much-needed portable clinical reference providing practical guidance on key aspects of the disease. This pocket-sized book is a useful “how-to” handbook for the clinician managing patients with tuberculosis in either a well-resourced or poorly-resourced setting. Packed with case studies, clinical pearls of wisdom, and practical advice, this clinical manual outlines day-to-day management of patients as well as treatment and control of this importan…

Clinical Tuberculosis, Fifth EditionCompletely updated and revised, Clinical Tuberculosis continues to provide the TB practitioner―whether in public health, laboratory science or clinical practice―with a synoptic and definitive account of the latest methods of diagnosis, treatment and control of this challenging and debilitating disease. New in the Fifth Edition: Gamma interferon-based blood tests for the screening of latent infection New molecular techniques for diagnosing the species of Mycobacterium and identifying th…

Clinical Tuberculosis 4th Edition (Hodder Arnold Publication)Over three previous editions, Clinical Tuberculosis has established itself as an indispensable guide to all aspects of tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment. This fully revised and updated fourth edition provides practical guidance to healthcare professionals involved in any aspect of patient management or disease control; chapters are included on epidemiology, pathology, immunology, disease presentation, diagnosis, treatment and management options. The problem of TB associated with HIV infection…

The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure TuberculosisThe riveting history of tuberculosis, the world’s most lethal disease, the two men whose lives it tragically intertwined, and the birth of medical science. In 1875, tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in the world, accountable for a third of all deaths. A diagnosis of TB—often called consumption—was a death sentence. Then, in a triumph of medical science, a German doctor named Robert Koch deployed an unprecedented scientific rigor to discover the bacteria that caused TB. Koch soon emba…

Spitting Blood: The history of tuberculosisTuberculosis is characterized as a social disease and few have been more inextricably linked with human history. There is evidence from the archaeological record that Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its human hosts have been together for a very long time. The very mention of tuberculosis brings to mind romantic images of great literary figures pouring out their souls in creative works as their bodies were being decimated by consumption. It is a disease that at various times has had a certain glam…

Handbook of Child and Adolescent TuberculosisTuberculosis remains one of the most prevalent, deadly, and underdiagnosed infectious diseases in the world. In children, this burden is doubly problematic because of the disease’s unique clinical characteristics and its need for special public health and diagnostic techniques. After decades of relative inattention to these factors, childhood tuberculosis has now grown into an important area of competency for child health programs in low-burden areas, including the United States. The Handbook of…

TuberculosisThis comprehensive clinical reference is edited by experts from the NYU-Bellevue Chest Service, which through its influence in tuberculosis care and education has been an integral part of the formation of the entire specialty of pulmonary medicine. The book draws on this extensive experience to present an authoritative account of the history, epidemiology, microbiology, immunology, clinical treatment, pharmacology, and prevention or control of tuberculosis. The book will serve as a definitive re…

Tuberculosishis comprehensive clinical reference originated largely from Bellevue Hospital, one of the world’s leading tuberculosis treatment centers and the source of much current research. The book draws on this extensive experience to present an authoritative account of the history, epidemiology, microbiology, immunology, clinical treatment, pharmacology, and prevention or control of tuberculosis. The book will serve as a definitive reference for specialists in pulmonary medicine, infectious disease, and…

Tuberculosis: A Comprehensive Clinical ReferenceTuberculosis is a common, and in many cases lethal, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis.Tuberculosis typically attacks the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. The classic symptoms are a chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. Tuberculosis — A Comprehensive Clinical Reference serves as a useful reference for individuals working in biomedical laboratories, and for clinical profession…

Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System: Pathogenesis, Imaging, and ManagementWritten and edited by leading international authorities in the field, this book provides an in-depth review of knowledge of tuberculosis of the central nervous system, with emphasis on clinical, diagnostics, and therapeutic features. Tuberculosis, one of the most lethal diseases in human history, still poses a serious threat in the world together with economic and social problems, although a great progress in the fight against this infectious disease in the last century. It covers the full range…