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Microbiology of Skin, Soft Tissue, Bone and Joint Infections (Paperback) (Katheryna Kon & Mahendra Rai)
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The Microbiology of Skin, Soft Tissue, Bone and Joint Infections discusses modern approaches in diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of skin, soft tissue, bone and joint infections. The volume has been divided into three sections. The first section includes chapters on diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of skin and soft tissue infections. It discusses antimicrobial and surgical treatment of wounds, diabetic foot, and different soft tissue infections. Ten chapters are devoted to cutaneous and musculoskeletal infections in special groups of patients, which have their own specificity, i.e. in paediatric and in HIV-infected patients. Together with chapters on commonly present diseases, there are chapters which discuss interesting but not well studied pathologies (natal cleft pilonidal sinus) and pathogens (Malassezia and Shewanella spp.).
The second section reviews etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of bone and joint infections, mainly osteomyelitis and prosthetic joint infections. Also, one chapter in this section discusses newly emerging bacterial pathogen, which causes skeletal infections Kingella kingae.
The third section incorporates alternative and new approaches, such as nanotechnology, ultrasound, novel delivery approaches and phyto-derived medicines, to the treatment and prophylaxis of skin, soft tissue, bone and joint infections.
The book would be 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.
- Encompasses broad range of skin, soft tissue, bone and joint 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 skin, soft tissue, bone and joint infections