Current and Emerging Technologies for the Diagnosis of Microbial Infections

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128033312
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Current and Emerging Technologies in Microbial Diagnostics, the latest volume in the Methods in Microbiology series, provides comprehensive, cutting-edge reviews of current and emerging technologies in the field of clinical microbiology. The book features a wide variety of state-of-the art methods and techniques for the diagnosis and management of microbial infections, with chapters authored by internationally renowned experts. This volume focuses on current techniques, such as MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopy and molecular diagnostics, along with newly emerging technologies such as host-based diagnostics and next generation sequencing. Written by recognized leaders and experts in the field Provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge review of current and emerging technologies in the field of clinical microbiology, including discussions of current techniques such as MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopy and molecular diagnostics Includes a broad range and breadth of techniques covered Presents discussions on newly emerging technologies such as host-based diagnostics and next generation sequencing

Automation and Emerging Technology in Clinical Microbiology an Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine

Author: Carey-Ann D. Burnham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323188605
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The field of Clinical Microbiology is evolving at a rapid pace, perhaps more so than any other arm of laboratory medicine. This can be attributed to new technology, including high throughput gene sequencing, multiplex molecular assays, rapid evolution of antimicrobial resistance, and discovery of new pathogens. In addition, modern medical procedures, such as solid organ and stem cell transplantation, have resulted in an explosion of infections with agents that historically have been considered to be of low virulence. This issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine will highlight some of the advances in diagnostic microbiology, including MALDI-TOF MS, pathogen discovery, and personalized antimicrobial chemotherapy. In addition, one of the papers will focus on implementation of new technologies and how to maximize patient impact of these new methods.

Automation and Emerging Technology in Clinical Microbiology An Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine

Author: Carey-Ann D. Burnham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323188613
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The field of Clinical Microbiology is evolving at a rapid pace, perhaps more so than any other arm of laboratory medicine. This can be attributed to new technology, including high throughput gene sequencing, multiplex molecular assays, rapid evolution of antimicrobial resistance, and discovery of new pathogens. In addition, modern medical procedures, such as solid organ and stem cell transplantation, have resulted in an explosion of infections with agents that historically have been considered to be of low virulence. This issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine will highlight some of the advances in diagnostic microbiology, including MALDI-TOF MS, pathogen discovery, and personalized antimicrobial chemotherapy. In addition, one of the papers will focus on implementation of new technologies and how to maximize patient impact of these new methods.

Emerging Technologies in Meat Processing

Author: Enda J. Cummins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118350766
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Meat is a global product, which is traded between regions,countries and continents. The onus is on producers, manufacturers,transporters and retailers to ensure that an ever-demandingconsumer receives a top quality product that is free fromcontamination. With such a dynamic product and market place, newinnovative ways to process, package and assess meat products arebeing developed. With ever increasing competition and tighter costmargins, industry has shown willingness to engage in seeking novelinnovative ways of processing, packaging and assessing meatproducts while maintaining quality and safetyattributes. This book provides a comprehensive overview on the application ofnovel processing techniques. It represents a standard referencebook on novel processing, packaging and assessment methods of meatand meat products. It is part of the IFST Advances in FoodScience book series.

Imaging Bacterial Molecules Structures and Cells

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128096241
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Imaging Bacterial Molecules, Structures and Cells, the latest volume in the Methods in Microbiology series, provides comprehensive, cutting-edge reviews of current and emerging technologies in the field of clinical microbiology. The book features a wide variety of state-of-the art methods and techniques for the diagnosis and management of microbial infections, with chapters authored by internationally renowned experts. This particular volume focuses on current techniques, such as MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopy and molecular diagnostics, along with newly emerging technologies, such as host-based diagnostics and next generation sequencing. Written by recognized leaders and experts in the field Provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge review of current and emerging technologies in the field of clinical microbiology, including discussions of current techniques like MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopy and molecular diagnostics Includes a broad range and breadth of techniques covered Presents discussions on newly emerging technologies, such as host-based diagnostics and next generation sequencing

Infectious Diseases Diagnosis

Author: H. V. Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521785075
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Examines methods for diagnosis of infectious agents in humans and animals and detection of pathogens in food and water.

Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology

Author: Yi-Wei Tang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387328920
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Clinical microbiologists are engaged in the field of diagnostic microbiology to determine whether pathogenic microorganisms are present in clinical specimens collected from patients with suspected infections. If microorganisms are found, these are identified and susceptibility profiles, when indicated, are determined. During the past two decades, technical advances in the field of diagnostic microbiology have made constant and enormous progress in various areas, including bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology, and virology. The diagnostic capabilities of modern clinical microbiology laboratories have improved rapidly and have expanded greatly due to a technological revolution in molecular aspects of microbiology and immunology. In particular, rapid techniques for nucleic acid amplification and characterization combined with automation and user-friendly software have significantly broadened the diagnostic arsenal for the clinical microbiologist. The conventional diagnostic model for clinical microbiology has been labor-intensive and frequently required days to weeks before test results were available. Moreover, due to the complexity and length of such testing, this service was usually directed at the hospitalized patient population. The physical structure of laboratories, staffing patterns, workflow, and turnaround time all have been influenced profoundly by these technical advances. Such changes will undoubtedly continue and lead the field of diagnostic microbiology inevitably to a truly modern discipline. Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of advanced methods that have evolved for the diagnosis of infectious diseases in the routine clinical microbiology laboratory. The book is divided into two sections. The first techniques section covers the principles and characteristics of techniques ranging from rapid antigen testing, to advanced antibody detection, to in vitro nucleic acid amplification techniques, and to nucleic acid microarray and mass spectrometry. Sufficient space is assigned to cover different nucleic acid amplification formats that are currently being used widely in the diagnostic microbiology field. Within each technique, examples are given regarding its application in the diagnostic field. Commercial product information, if available, is introduced with commentary in each chapter. If several test formats are available for a technique, objective comparisons are given to illustrate the contrasts of their advantages and disadvantages. The second applications section provides practical examples of application of these advanced techniques in several "hot" spots in the diagnostic field. A diverse team of authors presents authoritative and comprehensive information on sequence-based bacterial identification, blood and blood product screening, molecular diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases, advances in mycobacterial diagnosis, novel and rapid emerging microorganism detection and genotyping, and future directions in the diagnostic microbiology field. We hope our readers like this technique-based approach and your feedback is highly appreciated. We want to thank the authors who devoted their time and efforts to produce their chapters. We also thank the staff at Springer Press, especially Melissa Ramondetta, who initiated the whole project. Finally, we greatly appreciate the constant encouragement of our family members through this long effort. Without their unwavering faith and full support, we would never have had the courage to commence this project.

Tropical Diseases An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics E Book

Author: Alimuddin Zumla
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455744107
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Tropical diseases pose an increasing problem for US and international travellers who travel to tropical regions. Physicians need to be aware of the wide spectrum of tropical, infectious, and parasitic diseases that patients may be exposed to. This issue of Infectious Disease Clinics includes articles written by global experts and includes topics such as range/classification of tropical diseases, venomous bites and stings, malaria, and bacterial gastrointestinal infections.

Medizinische Mykologie

Author: Siegfried Nolting
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 366208631X
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Erkrankungen durch Pilze beanspruchen in der täglichen Praxis ei nen breiten und ständig wachsenden Raum. Man hört und liest von einem unaufbaItsamen Vormarsch der Pilze und ihrer zunehmenden Gefährdung für den Menschen. Diese Behauptung gilt sicher nicht so allgemein für alle Erkrankungen durch Pilze. Jedoch müssen wir langsam lernen, die Gefahr, die von diesen Erregern ausgeht, richtig einzuschätzen. Wenn man heute von einer wachsenden Bedeutung der Pilzerkrankungen spricht, so sind in erster Linie Mykosen als Er krankungen durch parasitäre Pilze gemeint. Die Kenntnis der Mykosen ist für den praktisch tätigen Arzt ebenso wichtig wie die Kenntnis von Erkrankungen durch Bakterien oder Viren. Auf den ersten Blick erscheint dieses Gebiet der Mikrobiolo gie sicher außerordentlich verwirrend. Unser Anliegen ist es daher, den mykologisch Interessierten nicht durch eine Vielfalt unüber schaubarer Begriffe zu verunsichern und ihm die Unzulänglichkeit seines Tuns immer wieder zu beweisen, sondern es geht uns darum, Hilfen zu geben bei der Diagnostik, der Therapie und den prophy laktischen Maßnahmen in der Mykologie. Am Beginn der Mikrobiologie stand ohne Zweifel die Mykologie. Vor der Entdeckung der Bakterien wurden bereits 1836 von Remark in den Krusten des Favus verzweigte Fäden gesehen, die er zu die sem Zeitpunkt jedoch wohl nicht als Ursache für die Erkrankung an sah. 1839 erkannte dann Schönlein den Zusammenhang zwischen Pilzfäden und der Entstehung des Favus. Virchow führte schon den Begriff der Dermatomykosen in die Humanpathologie ein. Die My kologie erhielt jedoch ihre entscheidenden Impulse und Bedeutung durch die Arbeiten von Sabouraud.

Molecular Microbiology

Author: David H. Persing
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ISBN: 9781555819088
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Presents the latest molecular diagnostic techniques to support clinical care and basic and clinical research. Encapsulates the current state of the science and points to new avenues for research that will broaden the application and usefulness of molecular diagnostics.