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I am trying to find the diagnosis figure for different bacteria where phases are illustrated.
I am using at the moment: 1) First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2013 and 2) Medical Microbiology by Murray et al, 7e.
What is a good review source for basic microbiological diagnosis?
I would suggest:
Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology
by Elmer W. Konema
Nature Reviews Microbiology publishes the highest-quality reviews and perspectives highlighting important developments in our understanding of bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi and protozoa, their interaction with their environments, how these organisms are harnessed in human endeavor and their impact on society.
Clinical Microbiology Reviews (CMR) analyzes the latest developments in clinical microbiology and immunology, providing the current state of knowledge in the field, as well as balanced, thought-provoking perspectives on controversial issues.
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7. Microbiologics Blog Where Microbiologists Go To Grow
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9. Microbiology Nuts & Bolts - The Bug Blog
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11. American Society for Microbiology
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15. The MicroscopeMaster Blog | Microbiology, Cell Biology and Microscopy Research
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18. Learn Microbiology Online
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19. Small Things Considered
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20. Microbiology Note
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21. Microbiology Notes
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23. Ask Microbiology
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What is a good review book/source for microbiological diagnosis? - Biology
Paramyxoviruses are a diverse family of non-segmented negative strand RNA viruses that include many important human, animal, and zoonotic pathogens. Despite their enormous importance, the nature of the viral genome had proved an obstacle to research, with the result that paramyxoviral research had lagged behind that of other viruses. The advent of reverse genetics in recent years has changed this, enabling great strides to be made in our understanding of the genomics, molecular biology and viral pathogenesis.
This book provides a timely and comprehensive review of current knowledge of all paramyxoviruses and is written by renowned scientists who have made seminal contributions in their respective paramyxovirus fields of expertise. Topics include: mumps virus, simian virus 5, parainfluenza viruses, Newcastle disease and related avian paramyxoviruses, Sendai virus, Hendra virus, Nipah virus, measles virus, canine distemper virus, rinderpest virus, peste des petits ruminants virus, human respiratory syncytial virus, metapneumoviruses, and new and emerging paramyxoviruses. Each chapter covers our current knowledge on history, genome organization, viral proteins, reverse genetics, epidemiology, pathogenesis, immunity, diagnosis, prevention and control and future challenges.
This book is an invaluable reference source of timely information for virologists, microbiologists, immunologists, physicians, veterinarians and scientists working on paramyxoviruses. It is also strongly recommended for all medical and veterinary school libraries.
"an up-to-date reference on a diverse family of viruses" from Ref. Res. Book News (August 2011)
"This is a broad, expert overview of new information on paramyxoviruses . a very comprehensive book on paramyxoviruses that will be a great source of information for many years" from Doodys
". the editor has compiled an encyclopedic reference that encompasses almost every known member of the Paramyxoviridae family . this volume is not only timely, it is a testament to the remarkable progress we have made in studying this challenging family of viruses . I recommend that The Biology of Paramyxoviruses be in all biomedical libraries this volume will certainly find a welcome spot in my personal one." from Q. Rev. Biol. (2012) 87: 392
15 Kb non-segmented negative sense RNA (NNS) genomes that are encapsidated by the viral nucleocapsid protein (N) are transcribed and replicated by the associated viral polymerase heterocomplex - the large protein (L) and the phosphoprotein (P). The newly replicated RNA genomes are concomitantly encapsidated by the N protein and with the help of the matrix proteins (M), assemble and bud out as mature virions containing the viral glycoproteins and the polymerase along with the host cell membrane envelope. The P gene of PIVs characteristically encodes several accessory proteins, viz C, V, W, D, which are expressed by mRNA editing or alternative translation mechanisms. Despite significant ongoing efforts, no suitable vaccine or antiviral compounds are available to date against these clinically and economically important viruses.
(EAN: 9781904455851 9781912530649 Subjects: [microbiology] [virology] [medical microbiology] )
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease keeps you informed of the latest developments in clinical microbiology and the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Packed with rigorously peer-reviewed articles and studies in bacteriology, immunology, immunoserology, infectious diseases, mycology.
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease keeps you informed of the latest developments in clinical microbiology and the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Packed with rigorously peer-reviewed articles and studies in bacteriology, immunology, immunoserology, infectious diseases, mycology, parasitology, and virology. The journal examines new procedures, unusual cases, controversial issues, and important new literature.
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease's distinguished independent editorial board, consisting of experts from many medical specialties, ensures you extensive and authoritative coverage.
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease features:
&ndash Informed commentaries on new antibiotics
&ndash Rapid and cost-effective methods in the laboratory
&ndash Instructive case studies with emphasis on complex circumstances
&ndash Insightful editorials on important current issues
&ndash Book reviews that keep you up-to-date on recently published literature.
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease also covers such areas as laboratory and clinical management of microbial diseases, epidemiology and pathogenesis of infections, automation in the diagnostic microbiology laboratory, and antibiotic susceptibility testing.
Fungal Infections: Classification and Laboratory Diagnosis
Dermatophytosis caused by: Trichophyton, Epidermophyton and Microsporum species.
Pityriasis versicolor: Malassezia furfur.
White piedra: Trichosporon beigelii.
Black piedra: Piedraia hortaie.
Tinea nigra: Exophiala werneckii.
Candidiasis: Candida albicans and other species of Candida.
The specimens from this group include — skin, hair and nails.
B. Subcutaneous Mycoses:
Eumycetoma caused by: Madurella mycetomatis, Madurella grisea.
Black or dark grains: Leptosphaeria senegalensis, Exophiala jeanselmei, Pseudallescheria boydii.
White or yellow grains: Acremonium species.
Eumycetomas require to be differentiated from actinomycotic mycetomas.
1. Chromoblastomycosis: Fonsecaea pedrosoi (Pig­mented fungi).
2. Sporotrichosis: Sporothrix schenckii.
3. Rhinosporidiosis: Rhinosporidium seeberi.
Specimens from this group include pus from abscesses, exudate from lesions, aspirated fluid from sinus tracts and tissue from biopsy.
C. Systemic Mycoses caused by ‘Pathogenic Fungi’:
1. Histoplasmosis: Histoplasma capsulatum.
2. Blastomycosis: Blastomyces dermatitidis.
3. Paracoccidioidomycosis: Paracoccidioides brasi- liensis.
4. Coccidioidomycosis: Coccidioides immitis.
D. Systemic Mycoses caused by ‘Opportunistic Fungi’:
1. Cryptococcosis: Cryptococcus neoformans.
2. Aspergillosis: Aspergillus fumigatus and other aspergillus species.
3. Zygomycosis: Mucor, Rhizopus and Basidiobolus species.
4. Systemic candidiasis: Candida albicans.
Specimen from this group include pus or exudate, cerebrospinal fluid, respiratory secretions, bone marrow, blood, urine and tissue from biopsy or autopsy.
Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections:
1. Skin scrapings, nail clippings and hairs can be transported in an envelope, Petri dish, or other con­venient conveyance.
2. Specimens from mucous membrane may be directly inoculated in culture medium or smeared on clean slide by swab or culture loop.
3. Scrapings, crusts, aspirated pus and tissue bi­opsies are to be collected aseptically from subcuta­neous infections.
4. In suspected systemic infections, specimens are to be collected from as many sites as possible, such as blood and CSF.
The specimen is divided into two parts, one for microscopy and other for culture. Yeasts are handled in the same way as bacteria. Moulds, however, require some special procedures.
1. Potassium hydroxide (KOH) mount:
KOH dissolves keratin and cellular material but does not affect fungi. Specimens are placed on a slide to which a drop of 10-20% potassium hydroxide is added and then covered by a cover slip and left for 20 minutes in incubator at 37°C to digest keratin. Microscopical examination shows fungal structure.
Gram stain, Papani­colaou (usually performed in cytopathology labora­tory), Periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) staining and methenamine silver staining stain most fungi well. Giemsa staining is useful for yeasts and cells of Histoplasma capsulatum because of their small size. All fungi are gram-positive though of little value.
3. Direct immunofluorescence:
DFAT is useful to identify fungi in tissues and smears.
Examination of biopsy specimens of tissue provide firm evidence of invasive disease. Tissue sections prepared from paraffin block are stained by Gomori methenamine silver and periodic acid-Schiff stain. Such staining indicates only the presence of fungi in tissues and not the species.
Detection of cryptococcal polysaccharide antigen in CSF and serum by latex agglutination test is routinely done. The test is sensitive, specific and simple to perform. Methods for detection of Candida and Histoplasma antigens have also been described.
Culture and isolation:
Pathogenic fungi grow on Sabouraud dextrose agar (pH 5.6, slight acidic pH which does not allow bacterial growth) contains 4% dextrose, 1% peptone, and 2% agar. Chloram­phenicol (50 mg/L), cycloheximide (500 mg/L), or other antibiotic is often added to the medium to further prevent bacterial or saprophytic fungal contamination.
Two cultures with the specimens are done and incubated at room temperature (25°C) and at body temperature (37°C) to reveal dimor­phism. Tube, Petri dish and slide are used for cul­ture. Slide culture is useful for studying mor­phology of fungus. Cultures are incubated for at least 2 to 3 weeks and in some cases up to 6 weeks.
Culture provides an unequi­vocal evidence of fungal infection.
(a) Macroscopic appearance (colony character) (Fig. 14.1):
(i) Dimorphic fungi produce colonies of 1-2 mm diam, delicate hyphae which give the mould form of the colonies a cobweb or hair-like appear­ance (Fig. 14.1A).
(ii) Trichophyton rubrum produces wine-red diffusible pigment.
(b) Microscopic morphology (Tease mount):
A small portion of the colony including some of the surface agar is dug out with a pair of dissecting needles or pointed applicator sticks. The colony fragment is placed on a microscope slide in a drop of lacto-phenol aniline blue.
The colony is teased apart using dissecting needles, and then a cover slip is positioned over the drop and gently pressed on the surface with the eraser end of a pencil to facilitate microscopic examination.
Yeasts are unicellular. On the other hand, moulds are filamentous (hyphae), produce specialised conidia, and grow slowly.
The following fungal structures may be seen:
(i) Mycelium: Presence of septate or aseptate hyphae (Fig. 14.2), or pseudo hyphae.
(ii) Mycelium may be vegetative (portion exten­ding into culture medium) or aerial (portion above the medium/substrate).
(iii) Presence of specialised structures, e.g. chlamydospores, or yeasts, etc. may be present.
Genetic probes are avail­able for detection of Blastomyces dermatitidis, Coccidioides immitis, Cryptococcus neoformans, and Histoplasma capsulatum.
Indirect methods based on host immune response:
Skin test once a popular diagno­stic test is now almost abandoned because of false-positive results. However, those tests are useful to study patient’s immune status.
Serologic tests like ELISA for histoplasmosis, latex agglutination test and CFT have been devised.
Features of Prescott’s Microbiology 11th Edition:
- Written by a collaboration of professors Joanne M Willey, Kathleen M. Sandman, and Dorothy H. Wood
- One of the most reputable and widespread sources of integrated medical, pharmaceutical, and clinical microbiology used by all new students in their first years with microbiology.
- Providing efficient and effective studying as saving your time and better grades.
- It represents a new leap in the medical microbiology approach with broad coverage of microbiological ecology.
- High condensed content beginning from introduction to entire microbiological world from structure and properties of each group, viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
- 11 edition is updated with molecular microbiology and immunology in genetics, biotechnology, genomics, immunology, and human microbiome with a great linkage between adaptive and innate immunity.
- Updated with the latest guideline of laboratory safety of the American society of microbiology.
- Each chapter begins with a microfocus, Readiness check, learning outcomes supported by comprehension check questions to help students mastered the topic. Animation icons in the pages refer that the text is provided with illustrated animation on the website.
- High-quality images and figures, some figures are selected to be accompanied by a micro inquiry for critical thinking.
- The book’s most popular thing is vivid instructional art, three-dimensional renditions and attractive colors, Annotated figures for all metabolic pathways.
- At the end of each chapter, Key concepts are organized by numbering headings to summarize and conclude the major and essential information. You are given critical questions to be answered.
What is a good review book/source for microbiological diagnosis? - Biology
Here&rsquos master post of some great MCAT study materials and resources. Click on the bold titles to open links to folders containing the files listed below. Good luck.
2015 KAPLAN MCAT REVIEW BOOKS (pdf links listed below)
- Molecular Biology Cellular Respiration
- The Eukaryotic Cell The Nervous System
- The Endocrine System
- The Digestive and Excretory Systems
- The Cardiovascular System The Respiratory System
- Muscle, Bone and Skin
- The Berkeley MCAT Review - Biology Part 1 (2011)
- The Berkeley MCAT Review - Biology Part 2 (2011)
- Atoms, Molecules and Quantum Mechanics
- Gases, Kinetics, and Chemical Equilibrium
- Heat Capacity/Phase Change/Colligative Properties
- Acids & Bases
- Intro to Chemistry
- Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry
- The Berkeley MCAT Review - General Chemistry Part 1 (2011)
- Molecular Structure
- Hydrocarbons, Alcohols, Substitutions
- Carbonyls and Amines
- MCAT Physics Book (2015)
- Translation Motion
- Equilibrium, Torque and Energy
- Momentum, Machines, and Radioactive Decay
- Fluids and Solids
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Light & Optics
- Linear Momentum
OTHER MCAT STUDY MATERIALS
These materials will help build your knowledge and test taking skills, they may not fit the current MCAT exam criteria but it will definitely build your knowledge of the subjects being tested.
Clinical Microbiology Newsletter
Highly respected for its ability to keep pace with advances in this fast moving field, Clinical Microbiology Newsletter has quickly become a benchmark for anyone in the lab. Twice a month the newsletter reports on changes that affect your work, ranging from articles on new diagnostic techniques, to surveys.
Highly respected for its ability to keep pace with advances in this fast moving field, Clinical Microbiology Newsletter has quickly become a benchmark for anyone in the lab. Twice a month the newsletter reports on changes that affect your work, ranging from articles on new diagnostic techniques, to surveys of how readers handle blood cultures, to editorials questioning common procedures and suggesting new ones.
Clinical Microbiology Newsletter brings you:
&ndash Minireviews on pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology, therapy of infectious diseases
&ndash Practical and brief articles on laboratory techniques
&ndash Indispensable updates on important clinical problems
&ndash Editorials and opinions on controversial issues in laboratory medicine
&ndash Helpful tips on improving the laboratory workplace
In these days of cost containment and high expectations, Clinical Microbiology Newsletter can help you streamline procedures and improve results.
Computers in Biology and Medicine
Computers in Biology and Medicine, a companion title to Informatics in Medicine Unlocked, is a medium of international communication of the revolutionary advances being made in the application of the computer to the fields of bioscience and medicine. The Journal encourages the exchange of important research.
Computers in Biology and Medicine, a companion title to Informatics in Medicine Unlocked, is a medium of international communication of the revolutionary advances being made in the application of the computer to the fields of bioscience and medicine. The Journal encourages the exchange of important research, instruction, ideas and information on all aspects of the rapidly expanding area of computer usage in these fields. The Journal will focus on such areas as (1) Analysis of Biomedical Systems: Solutions of Equations (2) Synthesis of Biomedical Systems: Simulations (3) Special Medical Data Processing Methods (4) Special Purpose Computers and Clinical Data Processing for Real Time, Clinical and Experimental Use and (5) Medical Diagnosis and Medical Record Processing. Also included are the fields of (6) Biomedical Engineering and (7) Medical Informatics as well as Bioinformatics. The journal is expanding to include (8) Medical Applications of the Internet and World Wide Web (9) Human Genomics (10) Proteomics and (11) Functional Brain Studies.
The publication policy is to publish (1) New, original articles that have been appropriately reviewed by competent scientific people, (2) Surveys of developments in the fields, (3) Pedagogical papers covering specific areas of interest, and (4) Book reviews pertinent to the field.
Articles which examine the following topics of special interest are being featured in Computers in Biology and Medicine: Computer aids to the analysis of biochemical systems, computer aids to biocontrol-systems engineering, neuronal simulation by digital-computer gating components, automatic computer analysis of pictures of biological and medical importance, use of computers by commercial pharmaceutical and chemical organizations, radiation-dosage computers, and accumulating and recalling individual medical records, real-time languages, interfaces to patient monitors, clinical chemistry equipment, data handling and display in nuclear medicine and therapy.