Mandell Douglas and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases 8th Edition PDF
The field of infectious diseases is undergoing an extraordinary expansion of knowledge. Now in its eighth edition, Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases remains dedicated to a clear, complete, up-to-date, and—most important—authoritative presentation of the current information. Frequent online updates will keep the text current. Since the previous edition there have been newly recognized infectious diseases, descriptions of new pathogens, development of novel antimicrobial agents, and advances in diagnosis. New infectious diseases include the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) caused by a new coronavirus, the Heartland virus carried by ticks in Missouri, and Exserohilum meningitis from contaminated corticosteroid injections. Details and rationales are provided for new treatments for a panoply of infections, including hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis, anthrax, genital herpes, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Clostridium difficile, as well as treatment options for increasingly antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Awareness of diseases imported from overseas on food, travelers, exotic pets, and immigrants has become even more imperative. The complexities of managing infections in patients immunosuppressed by new drugs and by stem cell or organ transplantation requires extensive updating, as well as issues arising in patients with implanted mechanical hearts or prosthetic joints. Improved diagnostic tests for C. difficile, norovirus, human herpesvirus 6, JC virus, respiratory pathogens, Tropheryma whipplei, and many other organisms are now broadly available.
In addition, there have been major advances in understanding of the human microbiome and of molecular microbiology, pathogenesis, and host responses; all of these are addressed as well. As before, Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases is divided into relevant sections that cover all of these areas and that are presented in an interrelated manner. For this edition, Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases is proud to have Martin Blaser, MD, as a new editor. He replaces Gerald Mandell, MD, one of the three founding editors of the book, who is stepping down from his duties after seven highly successful editions. Dr. Blaser is the Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor of Translational Medicine and Professor of Microbiology at New York Langone Medical Center, and is a distinguished infectious disease researcher, clinician, and educator. The authors who have been selected to write each of the individual chapters in the book are recognized experts in their fields, and, in turn, every chapter is carefully reviewed by all three editors to be placed into appropriate context and perspective. Thus, we believe that Principles and Practices of Infectious Diseases will be of interest and use to a wide audience of physicians, including infectious disease clinicians, internists, family practitioners, and HIV/AIDS specialists, as well as to other health care providers, public health experts, microbiologists, immunologists, and other medical scientists.