|Author:||Gary L. Lattimer|
|Title:||Legionnaires' Disease: Clinical-Pathological Features of the Disease and Biological Characteristics of the Agent (Infectious diseases and antimicrobial agents)|
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|ePUB size:||1310 kb|
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|DJVU size:||1936 kb|
|Category:||Medicine and Health Sciences|
|Publisher:||Marcel Dekker Inc; First Edition edition (July 1, 1981)|
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Legionnaires’ disease (LD) is a systemic infectious disease caused by Legionella species. It mainly presents with lung involvement. The clinical, biological and radiological characteristics of the patients were investigated to determine factors associated with mortality. Two populations were defined and compared : patients who died within 28 days and those who survived. Eighty-five patients were included in this study. Legionella is a frequent etiologic agent in the development of both nosocomial and community acquired pneumonias. Involvement of the nervous system is common in Legionella infections. We present a case of Legionnaires' disease which illustrates distinctive neurologic findings including delirium and cerebellar dysfunction.
Similarly, Legionnaires disease is caused by Legionella pneumophila, a bacterium that lives within amoebae in moist locations like water-cooling towers. An individual may contract Legionnaires disease via contact with the contaminated water, but once infected, the individual cannot pass the pathogen to other individuals. In addition to the wide variety of noncommunicable infectious diseases, noninfectious diseases (those not caused by pathogens) are an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Infectious diseases can be contagious during all five of the periods of disease. Which periods of disease are more likely to associated with transmissibility of an infection depends upon the disease, the pathogen, and the mechanisms by which the disease develops and progresses.
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Anti-infective Agents; Tables of Antimicrobial Agent Pharmacology. Brian G. Blackburn, MD Clinical Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Clinical Services, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine; Attending Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, California.
Director, Department of Infectious Diseases, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Plainsboro, New Jersey. 1 Pharmacodynamics of Antimicrobials: General Concepts and Applications William A. Craig University of Wisconsin and William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin. 1. INTRODUCTION ‘‘. Pharmacodynamics’’ is the term used to reflect the relationship between measurements of drug exposure in serum, tissues, and body fluids and the pharmacological and toxicological effects of drugs . Although the MIC and MBC are excellent predictors of the potency of an antimicrobial against the infecting organism, they provide essentially no information on the time course of antimicrobial activity.
What does Infectious disease mean? Proper usage and sense of the phrase Infectious disease. Information about Infectious disease in the Titi Tudorancea encyclopedia: no-nonsense, concise definitions. An infectious disease is a clinically evident disease resulting from the presence of pathogenic microbial agents, including pathogenic viruses, pathogenic bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites, and aberrant proteins known as prions. These pathogens are able to cause disease in animals and/or plants.
A disease is a condition in which the presence of an abnormality of the body causes a loss of normal health (dis-ease). The mere presence of an abnormality is insufficient to imply the presence of disease unless it is accompanied by ill health, although it may denote an early stage in the development of a disease. Pathological and clinical manifestations: the structural and functional features of the disease. Complications and sequelae: the secondary, systemic or remote consequences of a disease. Some diseases are due to a combination of causes, such as genetic factors and infective agents, and are said to have a multifactorial aetiology. Sometimes the aetiology of a disease is unknown, but the disease is observed to occur more commonly in people with certain constitutional traits, occupations, habits or habitats; these are regarded as risk factors.
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Drug descriptions cover e antimicrobials and include complete information about dosing regimens.