Online Medical Microbiology Textbook
Medical Microbiology is effectively two books in one: a comprehensive textbook of microbiology and a concise review text under General Concepts. Each chapter opens with a General Concepts section that distills the key information in the chapter and is designed to be used as a rapid review or study guide. The chapters themselves are comprehensive yet free of unnecessary detail. Another form of overview is provided by the illustrations, which are uniform, telegraphic, and self-explanatory. The natural history of major infectious diseases, for example, is summarized in an "everyperson" figure with a consistent format.The book is written at a level appropriate for both medical students, physicians and infectious disease scientists. Medical relevance is emphasized throughout. Sections describe the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of each infection, and the book concludes with a series of chapters that summarizes the infectious diseases in the context of the functioning organ systems.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=mmed.TOC&depth=10
Online Polymicrobial Diseases Textbook
Polymicrobial Diseases is a collection of chapters from investigators researching a variety of diseases with multiple etiologies. These diseases can be categorized as those originating from polyviral infections, polybacterial infections, viral and bacterial infections, and polymicrobial mycotic infections, and those that result in immunosuppression. The book begins with a section on an integrated view of polymicrobial diseases in animals and humans, including a representative list of these diseases, the etiologic agents, and the underlying mechanisms of pathogenesis (chapter 1). Also included in this section is a chapter on the in vitro methods for the study of polymicrobial diseases (chapter 2). Section II contains information on polyviral infections in animals (chapter 3), infections with multiple hepatotropic viruses (chapter 4), multiple retroviral infections (chapter 5), and viruses associated with multiple sclerosis (chapter 6). Section III discusses polybacterial infections, including bacterial vaginosis (chapter 7), periodontal disease (chapter 8), abscesses (chapter 9), and atrophic rhinitis in swine (chapter 10). Section IV comprises polymicrobial diseases involving viruses and bacteria. These are infections seen in respiratory diseases in humans (chapter 11) and animals (chapters 12 and 13), otitis media (chapter 14), and intestinal disorders (chapter 15). The emerging role of viruses in periodontal disease is also discussed (chapter 16). Section V discusses polymicrobial infections involving fungi (chapter 17) and Candida interactions with bacterial biofilms (chapter 18). Section VI focuses on polymicrobial diseases that result from microbe-induced immunosuppression (chapter 19), which often allows other microbes to become established (chapter 20). In conclusion, section VII summarizes the state of polymicrobial infections in animals and humans (chapter 21).
CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases
DPDx - Laboratory Identification of Parasites of Public Health Concern
Microbiology and Immunology Textbook & Audio-Video Lectures Accessible Online
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine hosts an online textbook at no charge to the user. The textbook covers all aspects of microbiology and immunology and is based on one of the University's courses for second year medical students. There are more than 80 audio-video lectures in various formats available on-line at this site.
The Web-based Interactive Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know This course was designed to provide the clinicians with basic information about TB, including the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of latent TB infection and TB disease. http://www.cdc.gov/tb/webcourses/corecurr/index.htm
This Web-based course consists of nine interactive chapters:
Chapter 1 - Tuberculosis in the United States
Chapter 2 - Transmission and Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis
Chapter 3 - Testing for Tuberculosis Disease and Infection
Chapter 4 - Diagnosis of Tuberculosis
Chapter 5 - Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection
Chapter 6 - Treatment of Tuberculosis Disease
Chapter 7 - Infection Control in Health Care Settings
Chapter 8 - BCG Vaccination
Chapter 9 - Community Tuberculosis Control
Medical Management of Tuberculosis
Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center announced the launch of an online audio-based course, "Medical Management of Tuberculosis: An Online Presentation." This 30-minute lecture, conducted by Karen Smith M.D., M.P.H., covers the general principles of TB treatment, the drugs used to cure TB, alternative regimens, monitoring, and potential adverse reactions to therapy
CDC Bioterrorism/Emergency Preparedness and Response
Infectious Substances MSDS
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
Library of Mycology PowerPoint Slides
Available for Download On the University of Adelaide's web site. You can find hundreds of high-quality digital images downloadable as PowerPoint slides covering the clinical and mycological features of most pathogenic fungi encountered in the world.
ARUP Consult is a free laboratory test-selection tool that provides diagnostic and interpretive information that can be viewed online or downloaded to mobile devices. http://www.arupconsult.com Updated quarterly, it is maintained by medical experts at the University of Utah School of Medicine and ARUP Laboratories. It is intended primarily for professionals but much of its information is understandable for laypersons.
Lab Tests Online offers noncommercial patient education on blood, urine, and other lab tests to help health care consumers better manage their care.
Novel Influenzae A (H3N2) Resources
Novel Influenzae A (H1N1) Resources
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