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Tuberculosis

  • Tuberculosis and the Politics of Exclusionby Emily K. Abel

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    Though notorious for its polluted air today, the city of Los Angeles once touted itself as a health resort. After the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in 1876, publicists launched a campaign to portray the city as the promised land, circulating countless stories of miraculous cures for the sick and debilitated. As more and more migrants poured... more...

  • Current Diagnosis of Infant Tuberculosis Infectionby Paulo Renato Zuquim Antas; Dilvani Oliveira Santos; Roberta Olmo Pinheiro

    Bentham Science Publishers 2012; US$ 39.00

    One of the most extraordinary characteristics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is its capacity to remain within the host's tissues for a long period of time. There is an enormous reservoir of persons latently infected with tuberculosis (LTBI) estimated at about a third of the world's population. From this reservoir arise about 10 million... more...

  • Spitting Bloodby Helen Bynum

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    Tuberculosis is characterised as a social disease and few have been more inextricably linked with human history. There is evidence from the archaeological record that Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its human hosts have been together for a very long time. The very mention of tuberculosis brings to mind romantic images of great literary figures pouring... more...

  • Saving Sickly Childrenby Cynthia Connolly

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    Known as "The Great Killer" and "The White Plague," few diseases influenced American life as much as tuberculosis. Sufferers migrated to mountain or desert climates believed to ameliorate symptoms. Architects designed homes with sleeping porches and verandas so sufferers could spend time in the open air. The disease even developed... more...

  • The New Paradigm of Immunity to Tuberculosisby Maziar Divangahi

    Springer 2013; US$ 189.00

    This book illustrates the intimate relationship between alveolar macrophages and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb.), and the former’s role in both innate and adaptive immunity against M.tb. It covers research done over the last decade. It also explores the role of macrophage death following infection with M.tb. in determining whether successful... more...

  • Clinical Focus Series-Pulmonary Function Testing and Interpretationby J. E. Hansen

    Jaypee Brothers Pvt. Ltd. 2011; US$ 45.00

    Doody Rating : 4 stars : The primary target audiences for this volume are pulmonologists, allergists, graduate students, thoracic surgeons, and their assistants, in training and in practice, who evaluate and treat patients who have or may have respiratory damage or disease. Unique insights into the interpretation of spirometric, lung volume, diffusing... more...

  • TB/HIVby Anthony D. Harries; Dermot Maher; Stephen M. Graham; Charles Gilks; Paul Nunn

    World Health Organization 2005; US$ 15.00

    Developments since 1996, particularly in the TB/HIV field, have now prompted a second edition of this popular manual which provides a pocket-sized guide to the clinical management of TB, particularly in patients suffering from co-infection with HIV. Designed for use by busy clinicians, the manual aims to promote the best possible diagnosis and treatment... more...

  • Tuberculosisby Alan Hecht

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 34.95

    Tuberculosis is a serious infection caused most commonly by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium or one of three other organisms of the Mycobacterium genus. Tuberculosis primarily affects the lungs, but the infection can attack any part of the body. If left untreated, tuberculosis can cause lung damage, meningitis, and even death; the World Health... more...

  • X-Ray Appearances of Tuberculosis of the Spineby A.R. Hodgson; W. Wong; A. Yau

    Charles C Thomas 1969; US$ 27.95

    This book is profusely illustrated with the different x-ray appearances that can be found in tuberculosis of the spine at all stages, as well as illustrations of other spinal conditions which may closely mimic this condition on x-ray. Pathological changes of the vertebral body, intervertebral disc and the paravertebral abscess are dealt with. Each... more...