Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple

Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple

Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple


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Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple

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A brief, clear, thorough, and highly enjoyable approach to clinical microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, summary charts and illustrations, from AIDS to “flesh-eating bacteria” to ebola, mad cow disease, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, etc. New chapter on hospital-acquired infections.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1. BACTERIA

1. Bacterial Taxonomy
2. Cell Structures, Virulence Factors, and Toxins
3. Bacterial Genetics (Sex)

GRAM-POSITIVE BACTERIA
4. Streptococcus
5. Staphylococcus
6. Bacillus and Clostridium (Spore-Forming Rods)
7. Corynebacterium and Listeria (Non-Spore-Forming Rods)

GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA
8. Neisseria
9. The Enterics
10. Hospital-Acquired Gram Negatives
11. Haemophilus, Bordetella, and Legionella
12. Yersinia, Francisella, Brucella, and Pasteurella
13. Chlamydia, Rickettsia, and Friends
14. Spirochetes

ACID-FAST BACTERIA
15. Mycobacterium

BACTERIA WITHOUT CELL WALLS
16. Mycoplasma

ANTI-BACTERIAL MEDICATIONS
17. Penicillin Family Antibiotics
18. Anti-ribosomal Antibiotics
19. Anti-Tb and Anti-leprosy Antibiotics
20. Miscellaneous Antibiotics

PART 2. FUNGI
21. The Fungi
22. Anti-fungal Medications

PART 3. VIRUSES
23. Viral Replication and Taxonomy
24. Orthomyxo and Paramyxoviridae
25. Hepatitis Viridae
26. Retroviridae, HIV, and AIDS
27. Herpseviridae
28. Rest of the DNA Viruses
29. Rest of the RNA Viruses
30. Anti-viral Medications

PART 4. PARASITES
31. Protozoans
32. Helminths

PART 5. VERY STRANGE CRITTERS
33. Prions

PART 6. THE END
34. Antimicrobial Resistance: One Step Toward the Post-antibiotic Era
35. The Agents of Bioterrorism

About the Author
Dr. Gladwin is Division Chief, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Director, Vascular Medicine Institute of the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Trattler is in private practice.

Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple

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