Encyclopedia of Infection Research (3 Volume Set)


Jonathan M. Randbone (Editor)

Series: Bacteriology Research Developments
BISAC: SCI006000

This book presents current research in the study of infections, with a particular focus on bacterial endocarditis, e. coli infections, eye infections and infectious pregnancy complications. Topics discussed include e. coli infections in urology; prevention in e. coli infections using organic acids; infective endocarditis; periannular complications associated with infective endocarditis; surgical treatment for myopic mascular retinoschisis; ocular bacterial infections; limitations of current antiobiotics for ocular infections; complications of infections in pregnancy and infection-related recurrent late abortions and preterm birth. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Volume 1


Volume 1

Uropathogenic Escherichia coli: The Pre-Eminent Urinary Tract Infection Pathogen
(David W. Hilbert, Women’s Health Research Center, Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, Hamilton, New Jersey, USA)pp.1-66

E. coli Infections in Urology: Causes, Treatment and Prevention
(Chelsea N. Elwood, Peter Cadieux, Dirk Lange, The Stone Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and others) pp.67-90

Aptamer-Based Detection and Therapeutics to Prevent and Treat E. coli Infections
(John G. Bruno, Maria P. Carrillo, Taylor Phillips, Alissa Savage, Joseph R. Koke, Operational Technologies Corporation, San Antonio, Texas, USA, and others) pp.91-112

Lactoferrin – A Novel Natural Host Defense Protein against Escherichia coli Infection
(Chih-Ching Yen, Hsiao-Ling Chen, Chuan-Mu Chen, Department of Life Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, and others)pp.113-124

Perinatal Antibiotic Use and Antimicrobial Resistance: Examining Escherichia coli as a Model
(Nevio Cimolai, Program of Microbiology, Virology, and Infection Control, Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and others)pp.125-138

Implication of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Pathogenicity from the Human Perspective
(Iram Liaqat, University of Western Australia)pp.139-148

Prevention of E. coli Infections using Organic Acids
(Eva Skøivanová, Milan Marounek, Institute of Animal Science, Department of Physiology of Nutrition and Quality of Animal Products, Pøátelství, Prague, Czech Republic) pp.149-158

Simulation of Enhanced Growth and Metabolism of Intestinal Escherichia Coli in the Portable Microbe Enrichment Unit (PMEU)
(Elias Hakalehto, PhD, Adjunct Professor in Biotechnical Microbe Analytics, Department of Biosciences, University of Eastern Finland, Finland) pp.159-176

Food Microbiology Research Trends: Current Status on the Etiology, Epidemiology, Food Safety Implications and Control Measures in Escherichia coli 0157:H7 Infections
(G. Normanno, Department of Health and Animal Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Valenzano (Ba), Italy)pp.177-200

Bacterial DNA, DNA Polimerase and DNA Helicases
Maillard Reaction and Spontaneous Mutagenesis in Escherichia coli
(Roumyana Mironova, Yordan Handzhiyski, Toshimitsu Niwa, Alfredo Berzal-Herranz, Kirill A. Datsenko, Barry L. Wanner, Ivan Ivanov, Department of Gene Regulations, Institute of Molecular Biology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, and others)pp.201-238

Infective Endocarditis
(Ioannis Starakis, Department of Internal Medicine, Patras University Hospital, Rion, Patras, Greece)pp.239-278

Infective Endocarditis in Hemodialysis Patients
(Jigishu Dhabuwalla, Desikan Kamalakannan, Louis D Saravolatz, Department of Internal Medicine, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, USA) pp.279-292

Infective Endocarditis: Role of Dental Infections
(J.H. Meurman, Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland, R. Rautemaa, Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland, Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, A. Bascones, School of Dentistry, Complustense University of Madrid, Spain)pp.293-304

Infective Endocarditis in Patients 70 Years Old or Older: Differential Features and Prognosis (Endocarditis in Elderly Patients)
(Martín Ruiz, Manuel Anguita, Juan C. Castillo, Mónica Delgado, Francisco Torres, José Suárez de Lezo, Cardiology Service, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, Cordoba, Spain, Cardiology Service, Hospital Costa del Sol, Marbella, Spain)pp.305-312

Periannular Complications Associated with Infective Endocarditis: Diagnosis and Treatment
(Maura Nataloni, Outpatient Cardiology Department, Fabriano Hospital, Ancona, Italy, Martina Pergolini, Cardiology Department, Jesi Hospital, Ancona, Italy, Roberto Mocchegiani, Lancisi Heart Hospital, Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona Italy)pp.313-322

Pathophysiology and the Prevention of Bacterial Endocarditis (BE)
(Warren G. Guntheroth, University of Washington School of Medicine, UW Medical Center, Seattle, WA)pp.323-332

Q Fever Endocarditis: Clinical Course and Prognosis
(Juan C. Castillo, Manuel P Anguita, Monica Delgado, Cardiology Department, Hospital Reina Sofia, Cordoba, Spain)pp.333-342

Multi Valvular Involvement
(Davide Agnelli and Suleiman Al-Kayyali, Coronary Care Unit, Department of Cardiology, “Sacra Famiglia” Hospital, Italy) pp.343-360

Role of Endotamponading Substances in the Management of Endophthalmitis
(Javier Montero, Pio del Rio Hortega Univ. Hospital, Valladolid, Alicante Institute of Ophthalmology, Alicante, Jose Ruiz-Moreno, Alicante Institute of Ophthalmology, Albacete Medical School, Castilla La Mancha Univ., Eugenia Sanchis, Dario Iglesias, Pio del Rio Hortega Hospital, Spain) pp.361-372

Etiological Agents of Keratitis- An Epidemiological Study From a Tertiary Care Center
(Shalini Malhotra, D.K. Mehta, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, New Delhi, P. Kumar, CCRUM, Dept. of Ayush, New Delhi) pp.373-378

Volume 2

Design and Implementation of a Randomized Myopia Intervention Trial Testing the Efficacy of Atropine and Multi-focal Lenses;pp. 379-389
(Yung-Feng Shih, Dept. of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan Univ. Hospital, Taipei, C. Kate Hsiao, National Taiwan Univ., Luke L-K. Lin, Dept. of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan Univ. Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Chien-Jen Chen, Genomic Research Center, Academia Sinica, Ching-Wei Chang, National Taiwan Univ., Por Hung, Dept. of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan Univ. Hospital, Taipei)

Surgical Treatment for Myopic Mascular Retinoschisis;pp. 391-404
(Takayuki Baba, Shuichi Yamamoto, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chiba Univ. Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan)

Refractive, Topographic and Biometric Changes After Scleral Buckling;pp. 405-410
(Carlos Alexandre de Amorim Garcia, Uchoandro Bezerra Costa Uchoa, Frederico Alexandre Fernandes, Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil)

Limitations of Current Antibiotics for Ocular Infections;pp. 411-422
(Keith Ward, Heleen DeCory, Praveen Tyle, Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, New York,)

Eye Infections: Causes, Effects and Treatment;pp. 423-452
(Kitthisak Kitthaweesin, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Chavakij Bhoomibunchoo, Khon Kaen Univ., Khon Kaen, Thailand, Phanoowat Sasiprapha, Udon Thani Hospital, Udon Thani, Thailand)

Ocular Bacterial Infections;pp. 453-470
(Hiroshi Toshida, Chikako Suto – Department of Ophthalmology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan and others)

Primary Congenital Glaucoma – A Review;pp. 471-501
(Jaime Levy – Department of Ophthalmology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel)

Surgery Anesthesia and Blindness;pp. 503-515
(Vincenzo Fodale, Rossana Di Pietro, Domenico Rovella, Michele Fortunato – Anesthesia Intensive Care, Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatric and Anesthesiological Sciences, University of Messina, School of Medicine, Messina, Italy and others)

Laser Correction of Myopia;pp. 517-547
(Leopoldo Spadea, Lucia Di Genova, Univ. of L’Aquila, Italy)

Atropine Controlling Myopic Progression in Taiwanese School Children;pp. 549-559
(Yung-Feng Shih, Dept. of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan Univ. Hospital, Taipei, C. Kate Hsiao, National Taiwan Univ., Chien-Jen Chen, Genomic Research Center, Academia Sinica, Luke L-K. Lin, Dept. of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan Univ. Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan)

An ON and OFF Solution for Myopia: How the Ionic Balance Underlying Retinal ON and OFF Systems Affects Ocular Growth;pp. 561-591
(Melanie J. Murphy, Sheila G. Crewther, David P. Crewther – La Trobe University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA and others)

Novel Therapies for Bacterial Keratitis;pp. 593-604
(Mary E. Marquart, Quincy C. Moore III, Richard J. O’Callaghan – Dept. of Microbiology, Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson MS)

Complications of Infections in Pregnancy;pp. 605-682
(Dushyant Maharaj – Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Univ. of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand)

Infection Related Recurrent Late Abortions and Preterm Birth: Early Total Cervix Occlusion(ETCO) versus Cerclage;pp. 683-708
(Erich Saling – Institute of Perinatal Medicine, Berlin, Germany)

Volume 3

Virulence of Influenza Virus on Human Fetal Membrane Tissues;pp. 709-735
(Noboru Uchide, Hiroo Toyoda – Dept. of Clinical Molecular Genetics, Tokyo Univ. of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Tokyo, Japan)

Serological Response to Rubella, Herpes simplex 2 and Cytomegalovirus in Pregnant with Unexplained Recurrent Abortions;pp. 737-747
(Maysaa EL Sayed Zaki, Ahmmed Badawy, Clinical Pathology, 2Gynaecology and Obstetric, Faculty of Medicine-Mansoura University –Egypt)

Appendicitis during pregnancy: A serious disease and a diagnostic problem;pp. 749-756
(L. Penninga, E. I. Penninga, Department of Surgery C, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Mediastinal End Subcutaneous Emphysema as a Complication of Labor;pp. 757-763
(Arkadiusz Praski, Wlodzimierz Kupis, Marek Florczak, Malgorzata Szpetnar – SP ZOZ-Minsk Mazowiecki, Szpital Powiatowy, Oddzial Ginekologiczno, Polozniczy and others)

Program for the Prevention of Infection-Related Premature Births – the Role of the Lactobacilli System and Vaginal pH;pp. 765-793
(Erich Saling, Monika Drager – Institute of Perinatal Medicine, Berlin, Germany)

Challenges for the Management of HIV-Infected Pregnant Women in Resource Constrained Settings;pp. 795-827
(Stephen Mepham, Ruth Bland, Marie-Louise Newell, Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and others)

Impact of Materno-Placental Malaria, Anaemia and HIV Infection on Perinatal Outcome in Nigeria;pp. 829-881
(C.J. Uneke, I. Sunday-Adeoye, F.E. Iyare, O.G. Asiegbu, D.D. Duhlinska – Dept. of Medical Microbiology/Parasitology, Ebonyi State Univ., Abakaliki, Nigeria and others)

Toxoplasma Gondii and Pregnancy: Priorities for Diagnostics of Congenital Infection;pp. 883-910
(Alessandra Sensini – Dept. of Experimental Medicine and Biochemical Sciences, Univ. of Perugia, Perugia, Italy and others)

Screening for Toxoplasma Gondii Infection in Pregnancy in an Urban Area of Northern Italy: Management and Problems;pp. 911-921
(Massimo De Paschale, Pierangelo Clerici – Microbiology Unit, Hospital of Legnano, Milan, Italy)

Rickettsioses in Pregnancy;pp. 923-935
(Maria Bitsori, Emmanouil Galanakis – Dept. of Paediatrics, Infectious Diseases Unit, Univ. of Crete, Greece)

Infectious Diseases of the Urinary Tract During Pregnancy;pp. 937-964
(Nandor Acs, Ferenc Banhidy, Andrew E. Czeizel – Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Semmelweis Univ., School of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary and others)

Dengue Infection in Pregnancy: Pattern of Hematological Disturbance;pp. 965-973
(Viroj Wiwanitkit – Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bankok, Thailand)

Infectious diseases of respiratory system during Pregnancy;pp. 975-997
(Andrew E. Czeizel, Nándor Ács, and Ferenc Bánhidy, Foundation for the Community Control of Hereditary Diseases, Budapest, Hungary, and others)

Maternal Outcomes in Pregnancy with Smallpox: Epidemiologic Investigations of Case Fatality, Miscarriage and Premature Birth Based on Previous Outbreaks;pp. 999-1011
(Hiroshi Nishiura – Theoretical Epidemiology, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Chicken Pox Infection in Pregnancy;pp. 1013-1018
(Viroj Wiwanitkit – Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bankok, Thailand)



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