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Cysticercosis of the human nervous system

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Oscar H. Del Brutto, Héctor H. García. --Berlin: Springer , c2014.
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Neurocysticercosis (neural infection by larvae of Taenia solium) occurs when humans become intermediate hosts of the tapeworm Taenia solium after ingesting its eggs, usually directly from a Taenia carrier. Nowadays, the disease is the most common helminthic infection of the nervous system in humans, and a major cause of acquired epilepsy. It has long been endemic in developing countries of Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and Southeast Asia. Recently, however, mass mi…
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Brutto, Oscar H. del
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García, Héctor H
Responsibility
Oscar H. Del Brutto, Héctor H. García
Place of Publication
Berlin
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 140 p.)
ISBN
9783642390227 (electronic bk.)
9783642390210
Subjects (MeSH)
Parasitic Diseases
Neurocysticercosis
Taenia solium
Subjects (LCSH)
Neurocysticercosis
Neurology
Parasitology
Epidemiology
Neuroradiology
Immunology
Médecine
Abstract
Neurocysticercosis (neural infection by larvae of Taenia solium) occurs when humans become intermediate hosts of the tapeworm Taenia solium after ingesting its eggs, usually directly from a Taenia carrier. Nowadays, the disease is the most common helminthic infection of the nervous system in humans, and a major cause of acquired epilepsy. It has long been endemic in developing countries of Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and Southeast Asia. Recently, however, mass migration from endemic to non-endemic areas and growth in overseas travel have resulted in an increase in the prevalence of cysticercosis in countries where it was formerly considered exotic. The introduction of modern neuroimaging and serologic techniques has improved the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis, and the development of potent cysticidal drugs has changed the prognosis of most affected patients. Nevertheless, much remains to be learned about this parasitic disease. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the various aspects of cysticercosis of the nervous system that will be of interest to all who are involved in the care of patients with the disease. Epidemiology, neuropathology, immunopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management are all thoroughly discussed based on current evidence and practice.
Contents
1. History of Taeniasis and Cysticercosis -- 2. Taenia solium: Biological Characteristics and Life Cycle -- 3. Neuropathology of Cysticercosis -- 4. Epidemiology of Human Cysticercosis in Endemic Regions -- 5. Epidemiology of Human Cysticercosis in Non-endemic Regions and in the Traveler -- 6. Immunopathology of Taeniasis and Cysticercosis -- 7. Clinical Manifestations of Neurocysticercosis -- 8. Diagnosis of Taeniasis and Cysticercosis -- 9. Management of Neurocysticercosis -- 10. Control and Perspectives for Elimination of Taenia solium Taeniasis/Cysticercosis.
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Drug resistance in leishmania parasites : consequences, molecular mechanisms and possible treatments

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Alicia Ponte-Sucre, Emilia Diaz, Maritza Padrón-Nieves, editors. --Vienna: Springer , c2013.
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One of the main problems concerning therapeutic tools for the treatment of parasitic diseases, including leishmaniasis, is that some field parasites are naturally resistant to the classical drugs; additionally, current therapies may select parasites prone to be resistant to the applied drugs. These features are (at least partially) responsible for the disappointing persistence of the disease and resultant deaths worldwide. This book provides a comprehensive view of the pathology of the disease…
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Ponte-Sucre, Alicia
Diaz, Emilia
Padrón-Nieves, Maritza
Responsibility
Alicia Ponte-Sucre, Emilia Diaz, Maritza Padrón-Nieves, editors
Place of Publication
Vienna
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 459 p. : 44 ill., 24 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783709111253
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug Resistance
Leishmania - drug effects
Leishmaniasis
Subjects (LCSH)
Vaccines
Drug interactions
Parasitology
Pharmaceutical technology
Infectious diseases
Microbiology
Abstract
One of the main problems concerning therapeutic tools for the treatment of parasitic diseases, including leishmaniasis, is that some field parasites are naturally resistant to the classical drugs; additionally, current therapies may select parasites prone to be resistant to the applied drugs. These features are (at least partially) responsible for the disappointing persistence of the disease and resultant deaths worldwide. This book provides a comprehensive view of the pathology of the disease itself, and of parasitic drug resistance, its molecular basis, consequences and possible treatments. Scientists both from academic fields and from the industry involved in biomedical research and drug design, will find in this book a valuable and fundamental guide that conveys the knowledge needed to understand and to improve the success in combating this disease worldwide.
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction. Leishmaniasis, the biology of a parasite. Alicia Ponte Sucre -- I Determinant features in leishmaniasis -- 1 Molecular evolution and phylogeny of Leishmania. Gabriele Schoenian, Elisa Cupolillo, Isabel Mauricio -- 2 The role of reservoirs: Canine leishmaniasis. Lenea Campino, Carla Maia -- 3 Epidemiology of leishmaniasis in the time of drug resistance. Jean Claude Dujardin, Saskya Decuypere -- II Leishmania and the immune system -- 4 The role of the immune system in resistance to infection. Lukasz Kedzierski, Krystal J. Evans -- 5 Vaccination as a control measure. Katrin Forber , Heidrun Moll -- 6 Leishmania vaccines: Past, Present and Future. Bhavana Sethu Lakshmi, Rentala Madhubala.- III Challenges in the diagnosis, treatment and control of leishmaniasis in times of drug resistance -- 7 Co-infection with HIV. Margriet den Boer, Luis Rivas, Jorge Alvar.- 8 Visceral leishmaniasis. Shyam Sundar , J aya Chakravarty -- 9 American Tegumentary leishmaniasis. Olga Zerpa, Alicia Ponte-Sucre -- IV Molecular features of drug-resistant Leishmania -- 10 Genetic expression and drug resistance, the role of proteomics. Patricia Cuervo, Jose Batista de Jesus.- 11 The role of ABC transporters in drug-resistant Leishmania. Adriano C Coelho, Paulo C Cotrim -- 12 Functional analysis of Leishmania membrane (non ABC) transporters involved in drug resistance. Scott M Landfear -- 13 Intracellular mechanisms of resistance in Leishmania -- V Pharmacology and chemotherapy of leishmaniasis. Mitali Chatterjee -- 14 Classical vs new Treatment regimens. Louis Maes, Raquel Andreia Inocencio da Luz, Paul Cos, Vanessa Yardley -- 15 Drug targets, drug effectors and drug targeting and delivery. Philippe M Loiseau, Gillian Barratt -- 16 Mechanisms of miltefosine resistance in Leishmania. Francisco Gamarro, Maria P Sanchez-Cacete, Santiago Castanys -- 17 P-glycoprotein-like transporters in Leishmania: a search for reversal agents. Bruno Pradines.- VI Strategies to circumvent drug resistance in Leishmania -- 18 The relevance of susceptibility tests, breakpoints and markers. Louis Maes, Paul Cos and Simon Croft -- 19 The Concept of Fitness and drug resistance in Leishmania. Alicia Ponte-Sucre, Emilia Diaz, Maritza Padron-Nieves.
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Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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edited by Heinz Mehlhorn. (Third edition) --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2017.
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Knowledge in the field of parasitology must be kept at a high level and up to date in order to fight a parasitosis as quickly and effectively as possible. The third edition of the “Encyclopedia of Parasitology” contributes to these goals in several ways: the number of entries has been increased by about 30%, the content has been even more improved by adding more tables and figures. The extensive linking between definitions and essays facilitates information within a minimum of time. More than 4…
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Mehlhorn, Heinz
Responsibility
edited by Heinz Mehlhorn
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (900 illus.)
ISBN
9783642277696
Subjects (MeSH)
Parasites
Parasitic Diseases
Specialty
Parasitology
Notes
"Living edition."
Abstract
Knowledge in the field of parasitology must be kept at a high level and up to date in order to fight a parasitosis as quickly and effectively as possible. The third edition of the “Encyclopedia of Parasitology” contributes to these goals in several ways: the number of entries has been increased by about 30%, the content has been even more improved by adding more tables and figures. The extensive linking between definitions and essays facilitates information within a minimum of time. More than 40 international contributors, who are well known specialists in their fields, give a comprehensive review of all parasites and therapeutic strategies in veterinarian and human parasitology. The third edition is now presented as two volumes in A-Z format and additionally in an electronic online version.
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Human parasitology

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Bogitsh, Burton. (3rd ed.) --Boston, MA: Academic Press , 2005.
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WC 695 B675h 2005
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Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WC 695 B675h 2005
Author
Bogitsh, Burton
Other Authors
Carter, Clint
Oeltmann, Thomas
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Academic Press
Date of Publication
2005
Physical Description
459 p.
ISBN
0120884682
Subjects (MeSH)
Parasitology
Parasitic Diseases
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Medical microbiology

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Patrick R. Murray, Ken S. Rosenthal, Michael A. Pfaller. (9th ed.) --Edinburgh, UK: Elsevier , c2021.
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The foremost text in this complex and fast-changing field, Medical Microbiology, 9th Edition, provides concise, up-to-date, and understandable explanations of key concepts in medical microbiology, immunology, and the microbes that cause human disease. Clear, engaging coverage of basic principles, immunology, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology help you master the essentials of microbiology-effectively preparing you for your coursework, exams, and beyond.
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Murray, Patrick R.
Responsibility
Patrick R. Murray, Ken S. Rosenthal, Michael A. Pfaller
Edition
9th ed.
Place of Publication
Edinburgh, UK
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource, 872 p.
ISBN
9780323673228
Subjects (MeSH)
Microbiological Techniques
Microbiology
Parasitology
Specialty
Microbiology
Abstract
The foremost text in this complex and fast-changing field, Medical Microbiology, 9th Edition, provides concise, up-to-date, and understandable explanations of key concepts in medical microbiology, immunology, and the microbes that cause human disease. Clear, engaging coverage of basic principles, immunology, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology help you master the essentials of microbiology-effectively preparing you for your coursework, exams, and beyond.
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Medical microbiology

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Murray, Patrick. (9th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , 2021.
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Murray, Patrick
Edition
9th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2021
ISBN
9780323674508
Subjects (MeSH)
Microbiological Techniques
Microbiology
Parasitology
Notes
Access to this online resource is restricted to IWK Health Centre employees working from inside the hospital network.
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Parasitic Diseases of the Lungs

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Roberto Barrios, Abida K. Haque, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2013.
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Most parasitic diseases occur in tropical and subtropical regions, but some, such as toxoplasmosis and cryptosporidiosis, are endemic or rapidly emerging elsewhere, including the United States and Europe. Diagnosis is often difficult as the clinical manifestations of many parasitic lung diseases are similar to those of common respiratory illnesses and routine tests can fail to detect the infections. The relative rarity of these diseases increases the challenges faced by clinicians and pathologi…
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Barrios, Roberto
Haque, Abida K
Responsibility
Roberto Barrios, Abida K. Haque, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 108 p. : 47 illus., 44 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783642376092
9783642376085 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Helminthiasis
Lung Diseases, Parasitic
Lung - parasitology
Protozoan Infections
Abstract
Most parasitic diseases occur in tropical and subtropical regions, but some, such as toxoplasmosis and cryptosporidiosis, are endemic or rapidly emerging elsewhere, including the United States and Europe. Diagnosis is often difficult as the clinical manifestations of many parasitic lung diseases are similar to those of common respiratory illnesses and routine tests can fail to detect the infections. The relative rarity of these diseases increases the challenges faced by clinicians and pathologists. Parasitic Diseases of the Lungs is designed as a practical guide for pathologists who encounter parasitic diseases of the lung in their daily routine. The book comprises eight chapters. After discussion of the handling of lung biopsies from patients with suspected parasitic disease, individual chapters focus on Protozoa, Nematoda, Trematoda, and Cestoda. The morphologic patterns associated with various parasitic infections are then analyzed, and differentiation between artifacts and parasites is discussed. The final chapter is devoted to the immunocompromised patient and covers general principles of histologic evaluation, parasites associated with HIV and AIDS, and the features of diffuse alveolar damage.
Contents
Diagnosis of Pulmonary Parasitic Diseases -- Molecular Pathology of Pulmonary Parasitic Diseases -- General Mechanisms of Tissue Injury in Parasitic Infections -- Protozoal Infections -- Nematoda -- The Trematodes -- Cestoda -- Arthropods and Bronchopulmonary Pathology -- Interpretation of Lung Biopsies with Parasitic vs. Pseudoparasitic Structures: Artifacts that Resemble Parasites and Parasites that Resemble Artifacts.
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Parasitic Protozoa of Farm Animals and Pets

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Monica Florin-Christensen, Leonhard Schnittger, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides an in-depth yet concise overview of the most common and emerging protozoa that cause diseases in both farm animals and companion animals. As outlined in the concise introduction, pathogenic protozoans represent an evolutionary highly diverse and little understood group of disease-causing microorganisms. For each of the featured parasitic unicellular eukaryotes, it discusses the morphology, lifecycle, epidemiology and host-pathogen interactions. In addition, the book highlight…
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Florin-Christensen, Monica
Schnittger, Leonhard
Responsibility
Monica Florin-Christensen, Leonhard Schnittger, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 438 p.) : 76 illus., 66 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319701325
9783319701318 (print ed.)
9783319701332 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Animals, Domestic - microbiology
Animals, Domestic - parasitology
Protozoan Infections, Animal
Specialty
Microbiology
Infectious Disease Medicine
Zoology
Abstract
This book provides an in-depth yet concise overview of the most common and emerging protozoa that cause diseases in both farm animals and companion animals. As outlined in the concise introduction, pathogenic protozoans represent an evolutionary highly diverse and little understood group of disease-causing microorganisms. For each of the featured parasitic unicellular eukaryotes, it discusses the morphology, lifecycle, epidemiology and host-pathogen interactions. In addition, the book highlights the latest developments in diagnostic methods, as well as prevention and treatment strategies. Thorough information on genomes and genetic manipulation strategies for some of the protozoa covered in this book is also included. Infections involving parasitic protozoa can cause productivity losses and/or reduce the quality of life of infected animals. Some infections are zoonotic, posing an on-going public health threat. In most cases, prevention and treatment are either non-existent or need considerable improvement. On the other hand, a great deal of research has recently been conducted on these organisms, yielding valuable new information on their global distribution and revealing the mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions at the molecular level, and essential insights that can be used for the development of new control tools. This book includes extensive information on both basic aspects and recent scientific discoveries on these protozoa and thus constitutes a unique resource for students, veterinarians, and researchers alike.
Contents
Introduction into Parasitic Protozoa -- Cryptosporidium -- Eimeria -- Sarcocystis -- Neospora -- Toxoplasma -- Besnoitia -- Theileria in Ruminants -- Babesia in Domestic Ruminants -- Babesia of Domestic Dogs -- Equine Piroplasmids -- Trypanosoma -- Leishmania -- Trichomonas -- Amoebae -- Genomics and Genetic Manipulation of Protozoan Parasites Affecting Farm Animals.
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Parasitology international

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Elsevier
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Vol 56, 2007 -
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Elsevier
Holdings
Vol 56, 2007 -
Publication Frequency
Quarterly
ISSN
1383-5769
Specialty
Parasitology
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e-Journal
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Pharmacological potential of selected natural compounds in the control of parasitic diseases

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Gabriela Hrckova, Samuel Velebny, authors. --Vienna: Springer , c2013.
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The natural world with a large number of terrestrial and marine plants and lower organisms is a great source of bioactive compounds historically used as remedies in various diseases. Within the last decade, such compounds became more attractive targets for pharmacologists and the pharmaceutical industry in drug development projects. This volume presents the pharmacological potential of chemically defined natural compounds obtained from plants, fungi, algae and cyanobacteria with antiparasitic a…
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Hrckova, Gabriela
Other Authors
Velebny, Samuel
Responsibility
Gabriela Hrckova, Samuel Velebny, authors
Place of Publication
Vienna
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 125 p. : 19 ill., 8 ill. in color)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in pharmaceutical science & drug development
ISBN
9783709113257
Subjects (MeSH)
Antiparasitic Agents - therapeutic use
Biological Agents - pharmacology
Biological Agents - therapeutic use
Parasitic Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Parasitology
Toxicology
Abstract
The natural world with a large number of terrestrial and marine plants and lower organisms is a great source of bioactive compounds historically used as remedies in various diseases. Within the last decade, such compounds became more attractive targets for pharmacologists and the pharmaceutical industry in drug development projects. This volume presents the pharmacological potential of chemically defined natural compounds obtained from plants, fungi, algae and cyanobacteria with antiparasitic activity, that have been tested against various endo-parasitic protozoan and helminth species. Additionally, the advantages of combined therapy using antiparasitic drugs and natural compounds with selected specific activity are reviewed and explained in the context of host pathology and immunosuppression induced by the parasites. The conclusions of this new book give suggestions for further non-empirical drug development and discuss perspectives of alternative approaches to therapy of parasitic diseases.
Contents
Protozoan infections, pathology and therapy -- Current antiprotozoan drugs and problem of resistance -- Natural compounds with direct antiprotozoal activity -- Natural compounds isolated from higher plants -- Bioactive compounds from lower terrestrial organisms -- Marine organisms undiscovered source of the potential drugs -- Concluding remarks -- Parasitic helminthes of human and amimals: health impact and control -- Anthelmintic drugs efficacy, side effects and resistance -- Natural compounds with direct anthelmintic activity -- Anthelmintic potential of higher plants -- Lower terrestrial and marine organisms in anthelmintic drug discovery -- Concluding remarks -- Combined therapy of parasitic infections using substances from natural sources -- Host pathology and immunosuppression during parasitic infections -- Natural compounds with immunomodulatory effects -- Natural compounds with antioxidant and other host-protecting activities -- Summary: perpectives and possibilities in drug discovery from natural sources.
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Stool collection for ova and parasites

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1675
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to detect the presence of ova and parasites. Locations for drop-offs (24-hour access) are included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Feces - microbiology
Feces - parasitology
Parasite Egg Count
Specimen Handling
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic specimens
Feces--Collection and preservation
Feces--Microbiology
Intestines--Parasites
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to detect the presence of ova and parasites. Locations for drop-offs (24-hour access) are included.
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Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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Stool collection for ova and parasites - South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1971
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to detect the presence of ova and parasites. Locations for drop-offs are included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Feces - microbiology
Feces - parasitology
Parasite Egg Count
Specimen Handling
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic specimens
Feces--Collection and preservation
Feces--Microbiology
Intestines--Parasites
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to detect the presence of ova and parasites. Locations for drop-offs are included.
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Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, South Shore Regional Hospital
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The Surgical Management of Parasitic Diseases

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George Tsoulfas, Jamal J. Hoballah, George C. Velmahos, Yik-Hong Ho, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book is designed to present a comprehensive and state-of the-art approach to the diagnosis and surgical management of parasitic diseases involving different organ systems, with emphasis on the gastrointestinal tract. It is divided into five parts that address the various etiologies, current diagnostic dilemmas and methods, as well as the key principles involved in their surgical management. The introduction presents the overall epidemiology and classification of parasitic diseases, followe…
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Tsoulfas, George
Hoballah, Jamal J.
Velmahos, George C.
Ho, Yik-Hong
Responsibility
George Tsoulfas, Jamal J. Hoballah, George C. Velmahos, Yik-Hong Ho, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 370 p.) : 81 illus., 49 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030479480
9783030479473 (Print ed.)
9783030479497 (Print ed.)
9783030479503 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Parasitic Diseases - diagnosis
Parasitic Diseases - surgery
Specialty
Parasitology
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Abstract
This book is designed to present a comprehensive and state-of the-art approach to the diagnosis and surgical management of parasitic diseases involving different organ systems, with emphasis on the gastrointestinal tract. It is divided into five parts that address the various etiologies, current diagnostic dilemmas and methods, as well as the key principles involved in their surgical management. The introduction presents the overall epidemiology and classification of parasitic diseases, followed by chapters that focus on different types of the most frequently encountered parasitic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract found in different parts of the world, with special attention given to the existing surgical debates regarding the use of minimally invasive procedures. The next part places special emphasis on hydatid disease by describing the current extent of this disease, changes in its management, and the most frequent complications and tips on how to avoid them. The following part discusses the surgical management of parasitic diseases affecting different organ systems, including the heart, the lungs, the brain and the urinary system. The final part presents the surgical dilemmas encountered in special situations, such as pregnancy, and the pediatric patient. The Surgical Management of Parasitic Diseases is an important and authoritative resource to surgeons of all specialties dealing with parasitic diseases.
Contents
Part I. Epidemiology and Classification -- 1. Epidemiology of Parasitic Diseases -- 2. Classification of Parasitic Diseases -- Part II. Parasitic Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract -- 3. The Role of Surgery in Treating Parasitic Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract from Protozoa -- 4. Surgical Treatment of Intestinal Cestodes -- 5. The Role of Surgery in Treating Parasitic Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract from Nematodes -- 6. The Role of Surgery in Treating Parasitic Diseases of the Digestive System from Trematodes -- Part III. Hydatid Disease -- 7. What a Surgeon Needs to Know About the Diagnosis and (Medical) Treatment of Hydatid Disease -- 8. Management of Hepatic Echinococcal Disease and Its Complications -- 9. Asymptomatic Liver Hydatid Cysts: Is There a Role for Nonoperative Management? -- 10. Management of Thoracic Hydatid Disease and Its Complications -- 11. Management of Extrahepatic Abdominal Echinococcal Disease and Its Complications -- 12. The Role of Surgery in the Management of Echinococcus multilocularis -- 13. The Role of Emergency Surgery in Hydatid Liver Disease -- 14. Management of Cystic Echinococcosis Complications and Dissemination -- 15. Is There a Role for Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Management of Hydatid Liver Disease? -- 16. The Role of the WHO in the Global Management of Hydatid Disease. Lessons Learned in the Field -- Part IV Surgical Management of Non-gastrointestinal Parasitic Diseases -- 17. Surgical Management of Parasitic Diseases Involving the Heart -- 18. Surgical Management of Parasitic Diseases Involving the Brain and Peripheral Nervous System -- 19. Parasitic Infections of the Vascular System -- 20. Surgical Management of Parasitic Diseases of the Genitourinary Tract -- Part V. Special Situations -- 21. Parasitic Infestations Requiring Surgical Treatment in the Pediatric Population -- 22. Parasitic Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management -- 23. Parasitic Infestations in Pregnancy: Surgical Challenges and Dilemmas.
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