The role of microbes in common non-infectious diseases /

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Author / Creator:Fong, I. W. (Ignatius W.), author.
Imprint:New York, NY : Springer, 2014.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 185 pages) : color illustrations.
Language:English
Series:Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century
Emerging infectious diseases of the 21st century.
Subject:Medical microbiology.
Biomedicine.
Medical Microbiology.
Infectious Diseases.
Immunology.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Medical microbiology.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11088433
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ISBN:9781493916702
149391670X
1493916696
9781493916696
9781493916696
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed October 13, 2014).
Summary:This new volume in the series Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century is a novel book on the role of microbes in the pathogenesis of common and disabling non-infectious diseases. New insights have emerged over the past several years suggesting that our commensal microflora of the gut is extremely important in regulating physiological and immune functions of the body. Covered are the perturbations of the normal composition of our endogenous microbiota, influenced by diet and genetic predispositions, as well as the mechanisms to produce common disorders such as obesity, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer, and atherosclerotic vascular diseases. Also explored is the evidence suggesting that predisposition to increasingly common afflictions such as asthma and multiple sclerosis is influenced, in combination with our genetic composition, by early life exposure to environmental microbes and the time of onset of common viral infections. Chapters provide the most recent information on these disorders with regards to epidemiology, current concepts on pathogenesis and mechanisms of their biology, recent research and data on the role of microbes, analysis of their validity, and conclusive remarks and areas for future research. The Role of Microbes in Common Non-Infectious Diseases is an excellent resource for both physicians and investigators from a broad range of disciplines that will help to stimulate new concepts of disease pathogenesis, and lead to the unraveling of their mechanisms of diseases and to novel treatments. About the Author Ignatius [Bill] Fong is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and he is an author/ editor of 8 previously published books on Infectious Diseases. His research interests include topics in clinical infectious disease, HIV infection, and microbial-induced or -associated atherosclerosis.
Other form:Printed edition: 9781493916696
Standard no.:10.1007/978-1-4939-1670-2