The Microbiology of Skin, Soft Tissue, Bone and Joint Infections: Volume 2 discusses modern approaches in diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis of skin, soft tissue, bone, and joint infections. The volume has been divided into three sections.
The first section includes chapters on diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis of skin and soft tissue infections. It discusses antimicrobial and surgical treatment of wounds, diabetic foot, and different soft tissue infections. Ten chapters are devoted to cutaneous and musculoskeletal infections in special groups of patients, which have their own specificity, i.e. in pediatric and HIV-infected patients. Together with chapters on commonly present diseases, there are chapters which discuss interesting but not well studied pathologies (natal cleft pilonidal sinus) and pathogens (Malassezia and Shewanella spp.).
The second section reviews etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of bone and joint infections, mainly osteomyelitis and prosthetic joint infections. Also, one chapter in this section discusses a newly emerging bacterial pathogen that causes skeletal infections, Kingella kingae. The third section incorporates alternative and new approaches-such as nanotechnology, ultrasound, novel delivery approaches and phyto-derived medicines-to the treatment and prophylaxis of skin, soft tissue, bone, and joint infections.
- Encompasses a broad range of skin, soft tissue, bone, and joint infections, including questions of etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prophylaxis
- Written by highly professional and eminent surgeons, microbiologists, and infectious disease specialists
- Discusses topics using modern insight, providing all necessary scientific information on each aspect
- Includes scientific understanding and practical guidelines, which make it interesting for both research scientists and practitioners working with skin, soft tissue, bone, and joint infections
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Section I: Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment 1. Soft Tissue Infections: Consideration Regarding Different International Guidelines 2. Evidence-Informed Approach to Pilonidal Sinus Disease and Related Disorders 3. The Microbiome of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and the Role of Biofilms 4. Cutaneous and Musculoskeletal Complications in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 5. Diseases Caused by Malassezia Species in Human Beings 6. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Following Marine Injuries 7. Gordonia and Related Genera as Opportunistic Human Pathogens Causing Infections of Skin, Soft Tissues, and Bones
Section II: Bone and Joint Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment 8. The Molecular Mechanics of Inflammatory Bone and Joint Disease Caused by Microbial Infection 9. Microbiological Diagnosis of Prosthetic Joint Infections 10. Laboratory Detection of the Emergent Pathogen Kingella kingae in Children With Septic Arthritis
Section III: Alternative and Novel Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin, Soft Tissue, Bone, and Joint Infections 11. Nanotechnology for the Treatment of Fungal Infections on Human Skin 12. Alternative Antimicrobials from Natural Products Against Dermatological Infections 13. Medicinal Plants Versus Skin Disorders: A Survey From Ancient to Modern Herbalism 14. Natural Products as Source of New Antimicrobial Compounds for Skin Infections 15. Role of Medicinal Plants and Bioactive Compounds Against Skin Disease-Causing Microbes, With Special Emphasis on Their Mechanisms of Action 16. Antimicrobial Strategies in Novel Drug Delivery Systems: Applications in the Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections 17. Medical, Surgical Therapy, and Alternative Treatment of Infected Vascular Grafts 18. Dermoscopy Findings in Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Dr. Kateryna Kon, MD, PhD, currently works at the Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology at Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine as an Associate Professor. Dr. Kon received the Best Young Scientist of Kharkiv Award in 2007. She has ten years of teaching and fifteen years of research experience. She is an editorial board member of six international peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Kon's scientific contributions include more than 100 publications, 6 books and 18 scientific articles. The main focus of Dr. Kon's research is antibiotic resistance in bacteria, coping with microbial resistance by plant essential oils and nanoparticles, microbiology of surgical and gynaecological infections, application of different statistical methods to analysis of biomedical data.
Dr Mahendra Rai: Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at Amravati University in Maharashtra, India. He has published 210 research papers, more than 100 popular articles in Indian and foreign journals and 30 books from reputed publishers like Elsevier, Springer, CRC, Taylor and Francis and Scientific Publisher. He is a member of several scientific societies and has been a national Scholar for five years. He has received several prestigious awards, including the father T.A. Mathias award (1989) from the All India Association for Christian Higher Education, and the Medini award (1999) from the Department of Environment and Forest, Government of India. He also received SERC visiting fellowship by Department of Science and Technology (1996), INSA visiting fellowship by Indian National Science Academy (1998) and TWAS-UNESCO Associateship (2002), Italy. Dr. Rai serves as a referee for 20 international journals and is a member of editorial board of ten national and international journals. He has approximately three decades of teaching and research experience. The main focus of his research is plant and nanobased bioactives against human pathogenic microbes.