The Microbiology of Central Nervous System Infections - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128138069

The Microbiology of Central Nervous System Infections, Volume 3

1st Edition

Series Volume Editors: Kateryna Kon Mahendra Rai
Paperback ISBN: 9780128138069
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 2018
Page Count: 300
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Table of Contents

1. The current perspectives and wide spectrum of meningitis: the overall management morbidity and mortality
2. Imaging of CNS infections
3. Molecular diagnosis of CNS viral infections
4. Vaccines against CNS infections: Past achievements and future challenges
5. Metal nanoparticles in management of diseases of CNS
6. Diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of bacterial meningitis
7. Pneumococcal meningitis
8. Mycobacterial diseases afflicting the CNS
9. Tuberculosis of central nervous system
10. Chikungunya and Zika at Central Nervous System
11. Immunological determination of host-vector contact for arboviral diseases
12. Diagnosis of central nervous infections with rare and emerging microorganisms
13. Herpesviridae CNS infections: A focus on HSV-1, HSV-2, and VZV
14. Tick borne infections of the CNS
15. Recent advances in fungal infections of the CNS: From Etiology to diagnosis and management
16. Brain injuries in toxoplasmosis
17. Transmissable spongiform encephalopathies: Advancements and Hurdles in Clinical microbiology


Description

The Microbiology of Central Nervous System Infections discusses modern approaches in diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of the central nervous system (CNS) infections. The volume has been divided into five sections including introductory chapters on the overall treatment strategies, imaging, molecular diagnosis, and management of CNS infections with metal nanoparticles and prophylaxis of the CNS infections, bacterial, viral and fungal infections. The last section contains a chapter on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, the modern trends in its diagnosis and treatment.

The book is useful for teachers of universities, medical practitioners, graduate and postgraduate students, researchers in microbiology, in different medical specialties, pharmacology, biotechnology, and specialists from pharmaceutical and laboratory diagnostic companies

Key Features

  • Encompasses broad range of central nervous system infections, including questions of etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prophylaxis, which provides maximally complex look into the topic
  • Written by highly professional and eminent surgeons, microbiologists and infectious disease specialists
  • Discusses topics according to modern insight, not giving only superficial opinion but providing all necessary scientific information on each aspect
  • Includes scientific understanding and practical guidelines, which makes it interesting for both research scientists and practitioners working with central nervous system infections

Readership

Teachers of universities, medical practitioners, graduate and postgraduate students, researchers in microbiology, in different medical specialties, pharmacology, biotechnology, and specialists from pharmaceutical and laboratory diagnostic companies


Details

No. of pages:
300
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128138069

About the Series Volume Editors

Kateryna Kon Series Volume Editor

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology, Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Mahendra Rai Series Volume Editor

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Amravati University, Maharashtra, India