Medicine » Infectious Diseases

  • Anopheles mosquitoes - New insights into malaria vectors
    Anopheles mosquitoes - New insights into malaria vectors
    Editor Sylvie Manguin
    ISBN 978-953-51-1188-7
    828 pages, July, 2013
    Anopheles mosquitoes are highly important insects due to their involvement in the transmission of human malaria and its devastating consequences in endemic countries worldwide. In 2010 alone, malaria was responsible for an estimated 660,000 deaths. A ...
  • Current Topics in Tropical Medicine
    Current Topics in Tropical Medicine
    Editor Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
    ISBN 978-953-51-0274-8
    576 pages, March, 2012
    Tropical Medicine has emerged and remained as an important discipline for the study of diseases endemic in the tropic, particularly those of infectious etiology. Emergence and reemergence of many tropical pathologies have recently aroused the interes ...
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Editor Nancy Malla
    ISBN 978-953-51-0258-8
    256 pages, March, 2012
    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that are spread primarily through person to person sexual contact. There are more than 30 different sexually transmissible bacteria, viruses and parasites. STIs lead to high morbidity and complica ...
  • Zoonosis
    Editor Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
    ISBN 978-953-51-0479-7
    448 pages, April, 2012
    Zoonotic diseases are mainly caused by bacterial, viral or parasitic agents although "unconventional agents" such as prions could also be involved in causing zoonotic diseases. Many of the zoonotic diseases are a public health concern but also affect ...
  • Evidence Based Medicine - Closer to Patients or Scientists?
    Evidence Based Medicine - Closer to Patients or Scientists?
    Editor Nikolaos M. Sitaras
    ISBN 978-953-51-0504-6
    176 pages, April, 2012
    Evidence-based medicine (EBM) was introduced to the best benefit of the patient. It has transformed the pathophysiological approach to the outcome approach of today's treatments. Disease-oriented to patient-oriented medicine. And, for some, daily med ...
  • Tuberculosis - Current Issues in Diagnosis and Management
    Tuberculosis - Current Issues in Diagnosis and Management
    Editor Bassam H. Mahboub and Mayank G. Vats
    ISBN 978-953-51-1049-1
    478 pages, March, 2013
    Data are rapidly accumulating from all over the world regarding the efficacy of standardized treatment regimens for drug-sensitive, drug-resistant TB and latent TB infection. While we are facing the menace of multi drug-resistant TB [MDR-TB], extens ...
  • Contemporary Issues in Bioethics
    Contemporary Issues in Bioethics
    Editor Peter A. Clark
    ISBN 978-953-51-0169-7
    162 pages, March, 2012
    The main strength of this book is the international exchange of ideas that will not only highlight many of these crucial bioethical issues but will strengthen the discipline of bioethics both nationally and globally. A critical exchange of ideas allo ...
  • Pancreatic Cancer - Molecular Mechanism and Targets
    Pancreatic Cancer - Molecular Mechanism and Targets
    Editor Sanjay K. Srivastava
    ISBN 978-953-51-0410-0
    444 pages, March, 2012
    This book provides the reader with an overall understanding of the biology of pancreatic cancer, hereditary, complex signaling pathways and alternative therapies. The book explains nutrigenomics and epigenetics mechanisms such as DNA methylation, whi ...
  • Schistosomiasis
    Editor Mohammad Bagher Rokni
    ISBN 978-953-307-852-6
    322 pages, January, 2012
    In the wake of the invitation by InTech, this book was written by a number of prominent researchers in the field. It is set to present a compendium of all necessary and up-to-date data to all who are interested. Schistosomiasis or blood fluke disease ...
  • Clinical Management of Complicated Urinary Tract Infection
    Clinical Management of Complicated Urinary Tract Infection
    Editor Ahmad Nikibakhsh
    ISBN 978-953-307-393-4
    304 pages, September, 2011
    Complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs) are a major cause of hospital admissions and are associated with significant morbidity and health care costs. Knowledge of baseline risk of urinary tract infection can help clinicians make informed diagnos ...
  • Salmonella - A Dangerous Foodborne Pathogen
    Salmonella - A Dangerous Foodborne Pathogen
    Editor Barakat S. M. Mahmoud
    ISBN 978-953-307-782-6
    450 pages, January, 2012
    More than 2,500 serotypes of Salmonella exist. However, only some of these serotypes have been frequently associated with food-borne illnesses. Salmonella is the second most dominant bacterial cause of food-borne gastroenteritis worldwide. Often, mos ...
  • Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria - A Continuous Challenge in the New Millennium
    Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria - A Continuous Challenge in the New Millennium
    Editor Marina Pana
    ISBN 978-953-51-0472-8
    586 pages, April, 2012
    Antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains remain a major global threat, despite the prevention, diagnosis and antibiotherapy, which have improved considerably. In this thematic issue, the scientists present their results of accomplished studies, in orde ...
  • Advanced Topics in Neurological Disorders
    Advanced Topics in Neurological Disorders
    Editor Ken-Shiung Chen
    ISBN 978-953-51-0303-5
    254 pages, March, 2012
    This book presents recent advances in the field of Neurological disorders research. It consists of 9 chapters encompassing a wide range of areas including bioengineering, stem cell transplantation, gene therapy, proteomic analysis, alternative treatm ...
  • Biomarker
    Editor Tapan Kumar Khan
    ISBN 978-953-51-0577-0
    402 pages, April, 2012
    Clinicians, scientists, and health care professionals use biomarkers or biological markers as a measure of a person’s present health condition or response to interventions. An ideal -biomarker should have the following criteria: (I) ability to dete ...
  • Toxoplasmosis - Recent Advances
    Toxoplasmosis - Recent Advances
    Editor Olgica Djurković Djaković
    ISBN 978-953-51-0746-0
    198 pages, September, 2012
    A ubiquitous organism able to infect all mammals and birds, which has been estimated to infect one third of the global human population, Toxoplasma gondii is the most successful parasite on Earth, and toxoplasmosis a major zoonotic disease. A current ...
  • Renal Failure - The Facts
    Renal Failure - The Facts
    Editor Momir Polenakovic
    ISBN 978-953-51-0630-2
    282 pages, May, 2012
    The book "Renal Failure - The Facts" consists of some facts about diagnosis, etiopathogenis and treatment of acute and chronic renal failure. Acute, as well as chronic renal failure is great medical problems and their treatment is a burden for the bu ...
  • Anemia
    Editor Donald S. Silverberg
    ISBN 978-953-51-0138-3
    480 pages, February, 2012
    This book provides an up- to- date summary of many advances in our understanding of anemia, including its causes and pathogenesis, methods of diagnosis, and the morbidity and mortality associated with it. Special attention is paid to the anemia of ch ...
  • Bronchitis
    Editor Ignacio Martin-Loeches MD, PhD
    ISBN 978-953-307-889-2
    200 pages, August, 2011
    Lung parenchyma has been extensively investigated. Nevertheless, the study of bronchial small airways is much less common. In addition, bronchitis represents, in some occasions, an intermediate process that easily explains the damage in the lung pare ...
  • Urinary Tract Infections
    Urinary Tract Infections
    Editor Peter Tenke
    ISBN 978-953-307-757-4
    370 pages, October, 2011
    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections worldwide, and they are also the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. Therefore, the appropriate management of UTIs is a major medical and financial issue. This ...
  • Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection
    Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection
    Editor Bernhard Resch
    ISBN 978-953-307-718-5
    246 pages, November, 2011
    In this online Open Access book on "Human RSV Infections", several distinguished authors contribute their experience in respiratory syncytial virology. A major focus lies on the fascinating pathophysiology of RSV and represents recent and actual work ...