The Microbiology of Respiratory System Infections: Volume 1

The Microbiology of Respiratory System Infections: Volume 1

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The Microbiology of Respiratory System Infections reviews modern approaches in the diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis of respiratory system infections. The book is very useful for researchers, scientists, academics, medical practitioners, graduate and postgraduate students, and specialists from pharmaceutical and laboratory diagnostic companies. The book has been divided into three sections according to the types of respiratory pathogens.

The first section contains reviews on the most common and epidemiologically important respiratory viruses, such as influenza virus, severe acute respiratory system coronavirus, and recently discovered Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus.

The second section is devoted to bacterial and fungal pathogens, which discusses etiology and pathogenesis including infections in patients with compromised immune system, and infections caused by fungal pathogens, such as Aspergillus and Pneumocystis.

The third section incorporates treatment approaches against different types of bacterial infections of the lower respiratory tract. This section reviews classical antimicrobial and phytomedical approaches as well as the application of nanotechnology against respiratory pathogens.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 17.78mm | 630g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0128045434
  • 9780128045435
  • 2,132,575

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Influenza virus infections: clinical update, molecular biology, and therapeutic options

Chapter 2: Influenza viral infection in the respiratory system-potential ways of monitoring

Chapter 3: SARS coronavirus infections of the lower respiratory tract and their prevention

Chapter 4: The middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus respiratory infection: an emerging infection from the arabian peninsula

Chapter 5: Respiratory infections of the human bocavirus

Chapter 6: Circulation of respiratory pathogens at mass gatherings, with special focus on the Hajj pilgrimage

Chapter 7: Indoor air pollution due to mycoflora causing acute lower respiratory infections

Chapter 8: Is there a link between environmental allergens and parasitism?

Chapter 9: Respiratory infections in immunosuppressed patients

Chapter 10: Metallo-beta-lactamase producer Pseudomonas aeruginosa: an opportunistic pathogen in lungs

Chapter 11: Mycobacterium tuberculosis: clinical and microbiological aspects

Chapter 12: Pulmonary aspergillosis: diagnosis and treatment

Chapter 13: Laboratory diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia

Chapter 14: Antimicrobial approaches against bacterial pathogens which cause lower respiratory system infections

Chapter 15: Nanotechnological applications for the control of pulmonary infections

Chapter 16: Volatile oils: Potential agents for the treatment of respiratory infections

Chapter 17: Current therapeutics and prophylactic approaches to treat pneumonia
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About Mahendra Rai

Dr. Kateryna Kon, MD, PhD, currently works at the Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology at Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine as an Associate Professor. Dr. Kon received the Best Young Scientist of Kharkiv Award in 2007. She has ten years of teaching and fifteen years of research experience. She is an editorial board member of six international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Kon's scientific contributions include more than 100 publications, 6 books and 18 scientific articles. The main focus of Dr. Kon's research is antibiotic resistance in bacteria, coping with microbial resistance by plant essential oils and nanoparticles, microbiology of surgical and gynaecological infections, application of different statistical methods to analysis of biomedical data. Dr Mahendra Rai: Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at Amravati University in Maharashtra, India. He has published 210 research papers, more than 100 popular articles in Indian and foreign journals and 30 books from reputed publishers like Elsevier, Springer, CRC, Taylor and Francis and Scientific Publisher. He is a member of several scientific societies and has been a national Scholar for five years. He has received several prestigious awards, including the father T.A. Mathias award (1989) from the All India Association for Christian Higher Education, and the Medini award (1999) from the Department of Environment and Forest, Government of India. He also received SERC visiting fellowship by Department of Science and Technology (1996), INSA visiting fellowship by Indian National Science Academy (1998) and TWAS-UNESCO Associateship (2002), Italy. Dr. Rai serves as a referee for 20 international journals and is a member of editorial board of ten national and international journals. He has approximately three decades of teaching and research experience. The main focus of his research is plant and nanobased bioactives against human pathogenic microbes.
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