Source: Doody’s Book Reviews™
Doody Enterprises, Inc.
Date received: 10/05/2008
"This is an atlas of investigation and management of some emerging infections like HIV, hepatitis C, respiratory viruses, tuberculosis, malaria, and diarrheal disease.
"As with other atlases of infectious diseases, and medicine in general, this is not intended as a comprehensive textbook. It is intended as a discussion of a select group of emerging diseases and includes comments on epidemiology, microbial pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, and management. The authors are infectious diseases specialists based in Cleveland, Ohio, most of them affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
"The atlas is not intended for a specific group of healthcare providers... An atlas is designed to be visually appealing, and that is the way this book should be analyzed. It would be a nice gift for a medical student during an infectious diseases rotation.
"As with any atlas, this one is rich in pictures, radiological images, figures, and algorithms. Concise conclusions end each chapter, along with a list of suggested readings that include online references. With the rapidly changing nature of emerging infections, it would be an impossible task to come up with an all-inclusive list. The authors decided to focus on six major emerging infections, but it would have been interesting to elaborate on recent developments...
"This atlas is a nice introduction to the concept of emerging infectious diseases. It is an appealing way to introduce a motivated healthcare provider to this evolving medical field."
Weighted Numerical Score: 81 - 3 Stars (Very good)
Carlos Ernesto Figueroa Castro, MD
Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA