|Ebola, Culture and Politics: The Anthropology of an Emerging Disease (Case Studies on Contemporary Social Issues)
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Author: Barry S. Hewlett
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In this case study, readers will embark on an improbable journey through the heart of Africa to discover how indigenous people cope with the rapid-killing Ebola virus. The Hewletts are the first anthropologists ever invited by the World Health Organization to join a medical intervention team and assist in efforts to control an Ebola outbreak. Their account addresses political, structural, psychological, and cultural factors, along with conventional intervention protocols as problematic to achieving medical objectives. They find obvious historical and cultural answers to otherwise-puzzling questions about why village people often flee, refuse to cooperate, and sometimes physically attack members of intervention teams. Perhaps surprisingly, readers will discover how some cultural practices of local people are helpful and should be incorporated into control procedures. The authors shed new light on a continuing debate about the motivation for human behavior by showing how local responses to epidemics are rooted both in culture and in human nature. Well-supported recommendations emerge from a comparative analysis of Central African cases and pandemics worldwide to suggest how the United States and other countries might use anthropologists and the insights of anthropologists to mount more effective public health campaigns, with particular attention to avian flu and bioterrorism.
|The Blue Death: The Intriguing Past and Present Danger of the Water You Drink
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Author: Dr. Robert D. Morris
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During a devastating nineteenth-century cholera outbreak, English physician John Snow proved that the deadly disease could hide in a drop of water. In the twentieth century, burgeoning cities would subdue cholera and typhoid by building massive filtration plants and bubbling poisonous gas through their drinking water. But in the new millennium, the demon of waterborne disease is threatening to reemerge, and the results could be catastrophic.
In this fascinating, sobering account, Dr. Robert Morris depicts the epidemics that have shaken nations, celebrates the scientists who reached into the invisible and ultimately saved millions of lives, and sounds a timely warning we dare not ignore about the natural and man-made hazards present in the water we drink.
- The Blue Death The Intriguing Past and Present Danger of the Water You Drink
|Computational and Statistical Approaches to Genomics
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The second edition of this book adds eight new contributors to reflect a modern cutting edge approach to genomics. It contains the newest research results on genomic analysis and modeling using state-of-the-art methods from engineering, statistics, and genomics. These tools and models are then applied to real biological and clinical problems. The book’s original seventeen chapters are also updated to provide new initiatives and directions.
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|Manual of Clinical Microbiology (2 Volume Set)
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This is the 9th edition of the internationally recognized reference volume in the field of clinical microbiology. The revised edition continues as the definitive reference book for the laboratory diagnosis and therapeutic testing of clinically significant bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.
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|Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Fifth Edition (LANGE Basic Science)
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Author: Stephen J. McPhee
Now in its Fifth Edition, this trusted guide provides medical students with the link between basic science and clinical medicine. This concise text covers all the essentials in pathophysiology and 89 case studies allow students to apply their knowledge to actual clinical situations.
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|Cases in Human Parasitology
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Author: Judith S. Heelan
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|Human Parvovirus B19 (Monographs in Virology, Vol. 20)
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Parvovirus B19 is the only parvovirus that has been clearly linked to human disease. Since its discovery just over 20 years ago, our understanding of B19 at the molecular, cellular, epidemiological and clinical levels has developed rapidly: Today the link between B19 and erythema infectiosum, hydrops fetalis, chronic anemia and transient aplastic crisis is well established. This book provides the reader with comprehensive and detailed reviews of subjects important to understanding parvovirus B19, including - the structure and biochemistry of the virus - the clinical and epidemiological features of infection - the diagnosis of infection - the pathophysiology of disease - the host’s immune response - treatment and prevention of disease Its expert contributions make this publication an essential and timely resource for clinicians, epidemiologists and public health policymakers in their endeavor to optimize treatment and prevention. It will also be appreciated by laboratory researchers interested in the physical and biological properties of the virus and the pathogenesis of B19 disease.
|Statistical Methods in Cancer Research Vol. 1 : The Analysis of Case-Control Studies
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Author: Norman E. Breslow
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Book by Norman E. Breslow
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|Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence: Strategies for Study Design and Analysis
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Author: David A. Savitz
Evaluating the strength or persuasiveness of epidemiologic evidence is inherently challenging, both for those new to the field and for experienced researchers. There are a myriad of potential biases to consider, but little guidance about how to asses the likely impact on study results. This book offers a strategy for assessing epidemiologic research findings, explicitly describing the goals and products of epidemiologic research in order to better evaluate it successes and limitations. The focus throughout is on practical tools for making optimal use of available data to assess whether hypothesized biases are operative and to anticipate concerns at the point of study design in order to ensure that needed information is generated. Specific tools for assessing the presence and impact of selection bias in both cohort and case-control studies, bias from non-response, confounding, exposure measurement error, disease measurement error, and random error are identified and evaluated. The potential value of each approach as well as its limitations are discussed, using examples from the published literature. Such information should help those who generate and interpret epidemiologic research to apply methodological principles more effectively to substantive issues, leading to a more accurate appraisal of the current evidence and greater clarity about research needs.
|The Psychiatry of AIDS: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment
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Author: Glenn J. Treisman MD PhD
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HIV/AIDS has become a psychiatric epidemic. The disease causes or exacerbates such psychiatric disorders as depression, dementia, schizophrenia, and bipolar disease. At the same time, the presence of a psychiatric disorder can lead to increased risk for HIV infection and worsen the prognosis of patients once they are infected.
Dr. Glenn J. Treisman, who has been described as the "father of AIDS psychiatry," describes the relationship between psychiatric disorders and HIV/AIDS and demonstrates the ways in which effective recognition and treatment of mental disorders can increase a patient's ability to obtain better treatment, improve compliance with medical regimens, and reduce incidents of high-risk behavior.
The book provides HIV/AIDS professionals with overviews of psychiatric disorders, including mood and personality disorders, mental retardation, substance abuse and addiction, and sexual disorders and dysfunction. It also provides mental health professionals with essential information on how to care for patients with HIV and those at risk for the infection. The book discusses psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and counseling, as well as adherence and compliance issues, and the relationship between psychiatric disorders and other STDs. Containing the most up-to-date information on diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, this book draws on the authors' unrivaled experience and uses case studies to show HIV/AIDS professionals how psychiatric interventions benefit the patient, the medical team, and society as a whole. The cases are rich and engaging, and convey to the reader the intense disorder that can affect the lives of patients.
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