Infections Without Borders: Global Status is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which explore all individual infectious diseases, drugs, vaccines, outbreaks, surveys and pathogens in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing exhaustive search of the medical literature.
The ebook includes: 1. Descriptive epidemiology 2. Clinical features 3. Distribution map 4. Images 5. Global status and status in every relevant country 6. References
Infections Without Borders: Global Status includes separate sections on Cholecystitis and cholangitis, Common cold, Endocarditis - infectious, Infection of wound, puncture, IV line, etc, Intra-abdominal abscess, Laryngotracheobronchitis, Liver abscess - bacterial, Malignant otitis externa, Osteomyelitis, Otitis media, Pericarditis - bacterial, Perinephric abscess, Perirectal abscess, Peritonitis - bacterial, Pharyngeal and cervical space infx., Pharyngitis - bacterial, Pneumonia - bacterial, Pyodermas (impetigo, abscess, etc), Pyomyositis, Septic arthritis, Septicemia - bacterial, Sinusitis, Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, Suppurative parotitis, Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, Chronic meningococcemia, Urinary tract infection, Whipple's disease, and Molluscum contagiosum.
About the author
Stephen A. Berger, M.D. is affiliated with the Tel Aviv Medical Center, where he has served as Director of both Geographic Medicine and of Clinical Microbiology. He also holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Tel-Aviv School of Medicine. Dr. Berger co-founded GIDEON Informatics, developers of the GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network) web app and the GIDEON series of ebooks
He received his B.A. from Brooklyn College in New, and M.D. from New York Medical College. Following Internal Medicine residency training at the New York Medical College Hospitals, he served as a Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy 6th Fleet and St. Albans Hospital. He subsequently completed fellowships in Infectious Diseases at the Montefiore / Einstein complex in New York, Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, and the New York V-A Hospital; Clinical Microbiology at Montefiore Hospital; and Operational Methods as a W.H.O. trainee in Brussels, Belgium. He is Board-Certified in both Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology; a Fellow of the American College of Physicians; and a recipient of the Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Dr. Berger has published a series of 424 e-books (120,000 pages) on Geographic Medicine, in addition to 180 standard books and professional papers. He is regarded as one of the foremost experts in his field, and continues to write and lecture widely in the fields of Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology, Geographic Medicine and Computer Expert Technology.
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