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Clinical Tuberculosis

A Practical Handbook

Edited by Peter D O Davies, Ajit Lalvani, Muhunthan Thillai

Associate Editor: Jayant Banavaliker, Lovett Lawson, Chi-Chu Leung

CRC Press – 2015 – 320 pages

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Description

Clinical Tuberculosis: A Practical Guide will be invaluable for all junior doctors, nurses and TB workers who have to manage patients with tuberculosis, whether in the well-resourced or poorly-resourced healthcare setting. With extensive case studies, clinical pearls and down to earth practical advice, this book offers a clinical manual outlining day to day management of patients together with treatment and control of this important and ever-spreading global disease.

* Case studies, practical advice and clinical pearls of wisdom bring this text alive.

* Learn how to manage patients with tuberculosis in all sorts of settings - whether well resourced or poorly resourced.

* Provides a comprehensive, practical text detailing all you need to know to manage patients, their treatment and control of TB.

* A wealth of new diagrams and clinical photographs help make the information available at a glance.

Practical yet authoritative, this handbook contains all the background information and clinical advice that the healthcare worker needs to know for the step by step diagnosis, management and treatment of patients with tuberculosis in whatever circumstances and environment they might be.

Contents

Background

The history of Tuberculosis from Earliest Times to the Development of Drugs, Charlotte A. Roberts and Jane E. Buikstra

Epidemiology, Ted Cohen and Christopher Dye

Pathology and Immunology

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis – The Organism, John M. Grange

Genotyping and Its Implications for Transmission Dynamics and Tuberculosis Control, Laura Anderson

Histopathology, Helen C. Wainwright

Diagnosis

Immunodiagnosis of Tuberculosis Infection, Ajit Lalvani, Manish Pareek, and Katrina Pollock

Diagnosis of Tuberculosis, Luis E. Cuevas

Tuberculosis Clinical Immunology, Robert S. Wallis

Clinical Aspects

Respiratory Tuberculosis, Aravind Ponnuswamy

Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System, Guy Thwaites

Non-Respiratory Tuberculosis, Peter Ormerod

Tuberculosis in Childhood, Delane Shingadia

Treatment

Clinical Pharmacology of the Antituberculosis Drugs, Charles A. Peloquin and Abdullah Sultan

Chemotherapy Including Drug Resistant Therapy, Gerry Davies

New Developments in Treatment, Alexander Pym

The Surgical Management of Tuberculosis and Its Complications, Richard Steyn

Tuberculosis in Special Situations

Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Tuberculosis Co-Infection, Keertan Dheda and Greg Calligaro

Tuberculosis and Migration, Einar Heldal

Tuberculosis and Poverty, S. Bertel Squire

Multi and Extreme Drug Resistance: The Experience of India, Zarir F. Udwadia

Prevention

Preventive Therapy, Jean-Pierre Zellweger

BCG and Prospects for New Vaccines against Tuberculosis, Helen McShane

Control

Control in Low-Prevalence Countries, Ibrahim Abubakar and Robert Aldridge

Control in High-Prevalence Countries, Jayant N. Banavaliker

The Role of the TB Nurse Specialist, Christine E. Bell

Community Approaches to Tuberculosis Treatment, Kwonjune J. Seung and Michael L. Rich

Related Aspects

Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria, Jakko van Ingen

Animal Tuberculosis, Dirk U. Pfeiffer and Leigh A.L. Corner

Conclusions

Conclusions and Future Developments, Peter D.O. Davies, Stephen Gordon, and Gerry Davies

Index

Author Bio

Peter DO Davies MA DM FRCP Professor and Consultant Physician, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK

Jayant Banavaliker MD DTCD MBA Senior Consultant in Tuberculosis and Director, Rajan Babu Institute of Pulmonary Medicine, Delhi, India

WW. Yew MB, BS, MRCP, FRCP Chief, Tuberculosis and Chest Unit, Grantham Hospital, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, China

"Lovett Lawson MBBS (Lagos) DTM&H, MTropMed, PhD (Liverpool), DMP, KJW Visiting Associate Professor, Bingham University, Nasarrawa State, Nigeria. Chief Medical Director, Zankli Medical Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.
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Name: Clinical Tuberculosis: A Practical Handbook (Paperback)CRC Press 
Description: Edited by Peter D O Davies, Ajit Lalvani, Muhunthan ThillaiAssociate Editor: Jayant Banavaliker, Lovett Lawson, Chi-Chu Leung. Clinical Tuberculosis: A Practical Guide will be invaluable for all junior doctors, nurses and TB workers who have to manage patients with tuberculosis, whether in the well-resourced or poorly-resourced healthcare setting. With extensive case studies,...
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