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Immunology and infection in the elderly

Immunology and infection in the elderly

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Published by C. Livingstone in Edinburgh, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Older people -- Diseases -- Immunological aspects.,
  • Communicable diseases -- Immunological aspects.,
  • Infection -- Immunological aspects.,
  • Diabetes -- Complications.,
  • Infection -- In old age.,
  • Immunity -- In old age.,
  • Infection -- Immunology.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Statementedited by Roy A. Fox.
    SeriesMedicine in old age,
    ContributionsFox, Roy A.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC952.5 .I45 1984
    The Physical Object
    Pagination379 p. :
    Number of Pages379
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3165757M
    ISBN 100443026173
    LC Control Number83007718

    The recently identified SARS-CoV-2 betacoronavirus responsible for the COVID pandemic has uncovered the age-associated vulnerability in the burden of disease and put aging research in the spotlight. The limited data available indicates that COVID should be referred to as a . In this book the chapter Immunology has described elaborately with so many color images. Please go through at least once.. Cite. 1 Recommendation. 12th Feb, Latifa Khattabi.

      Informative and forward-looking, Aging, Immunity, and Infection offers geriatricians, infectious disease specialists, and immunologists a state-of-the-art understanding of the deleterious effects of aging on the immune system, even as it provides a basis for research on how best to strengthen immunity in the elderly and reduce their Author: Joseph F. Albright, Julia W. Albright. Our immune system is a complex network of cells continually working against a barrage of attack from our environment to, quite literally, save our lives. But how do our bodies protect us from the bacteria, and other potentially life-threatening organisms, that surround us every day? Infectionand Immunity 2e explains how, in the lucid, accessible style for which John Playfair is well known.

    The retrieval strategies used to slow down the decline in the immune system in the elderly are another subject detailed extensively. By providing a broad overview of immunosenescence and its consequences, as well as their potential modulation, this book will fill a gap in a timely manner. There is a separate chapter on fever of unknown origin. Chapters on infectious diarrhea, abdominal infections, community-acquired bacteremia, infective endocarditis, bacterial meningitis, community-acquired urosepsis, nosocomial urinary tract infections, and pressure sores round out this book. The book is well set up.


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Immunology and infection in the elderly Download PDF EPUB FB2

The changing spectrum infections in the elderly: The immunology of aging, HIV, HCV, RTIs, UTIs and ABSSTIs. Infections to which the elderly patients were particularly vulnerable are respiratory tract infections (RTIs, e.g., bronchitis, bacterial pneumonia, and influenza), UTIs, intra-abdominal infections (particularly C.

difficile), and acute bacterial skin and soft tissue infections Cited by: Immunology and infection in the elderly. Edinburgh ; New York: C. Livingstone, (OCoLC) Online version: Immunology and infection in the elderly. Edinburgh ; New York: C. Livingstone, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Roy A Fox.

Genetic Control of the Susceptibility to Bacterial Infection (Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. out of 5 stars Immunology, Infection, and Immunity is a GOOD book for ADD'TL REFERENCE Reviewed in the United States on J I highly recommend this book as an additional text to accompany Janeway's Immunobiology 7th by: Immunology of Infection, 2nd Edition, edited by two leading experts in the field, presents the most appropriate up-to-date experimental approaches in the detail required for modern microbiological ng on the methods most useful for the Microbiologist interested in analysing host-pathogen relationships, this volume will be essential reading for all researchers working in.

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The immune system is one function of the body profoundly affected by aging. The reduced efficacy of vaccines in the elderly (>65 years) is generally attributed to immunosenescence [1–3].

It involves both the host’s capacity to respond to infections and the development of long-term immune memory, especially by vaccination. As a consequence resistance to pathogens is impaired and the elderly are 2–10 times more likely to die of infection than younger adults [2,5]. Immunosenescence and concurrent health problems involving the lungs and heart increase the risk of complications and death from viral infections in the elderly [2].

has been demonstrated to complicate influenza infection. About % of patients with pneumococcal pneumonia also experience pneumococcal bacteremia.

The case-fatality rate is 5%–7% and may be much higher among elderly persons. Other complications of pneumococcal pneumonia include empyema (i.e., infection of the pleural space).

Immunology of Infection, 3e, edited by two leading experts in the field, presents the most appropriate up-to-date experimental approaches in the detail required for modern microbiological ng on the methods most useful for the microbiologist interested in analyzing host-pathogen relationships, this volume will be essential reading for all researchers working in microbiology.

Exercise immunology is an important, emerging sub-discipline within exercise physiology, concerned with the relationship between exercise, immune function and infection risk. This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date and evidence-based introduction to exercise immunology, including the physiological and molecular mechanisms that determine.

This review article summarizes the impact of aging and CMV infection on immune cell function, the response to influenza infection and vaccination, and how the current understanding of aging and CMV can be used to design a more effective influenza vaccine for older adults which will also need to focus on generating appropriate T cell responses.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the two important issues relating to disease in elderly: the age-related changes and the pathophysiology of the diseases. The book contains 19 chapters that are arranged by organ system and structured to cover the specific areas for a quick but in-depth understanding of diseases in aging patients.

susceptibility to infection in the elderly [7]. The innate immune response is similarly impaired in older individuals. Impaired neutrophil migration, extra-cellular trap formation and bactericidal mechanisms are believed tobe a major contributor infections and the slower wound healing observed in the elderly.

Respiratory infections in the elderly. [Michael S Niederman;] Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Summary: A guide to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pneumonia, the common cold, influenza, bronchial infections and tuberculosis in elderly people.

# Respiratory Tract Infections--immunology\/span> \u00A0\u00A0. Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Allergy and Clinical Immunology will provide trainees in allergy and immunology with an extremely clinical and accessible handbook covering the major disorders and symptoms, their diagnosis and clinical management.

Perfect as a point-of-care resource on the hospital wards and also as a refresher for board exam preparation, the focus throughout is on providing rapid.

A second line of defense is the specific or adaptive immune system which may take days to respond to a primary invasion (that is infection by an organism that has not hitherto been seen).

In the specific immune system, we see the production of antibodies (soluble proteins that bind to foreign antigens) and cell-mediated responses in which. Divided into 14 chapters, the book is written in a clear and lucid manner and each topic organized into sub-topics.

For clarity the book has been illustrated with simple well-labelled diagrams. Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Infection in Two Children Southern California, March--April MMWR-CDC: Return to the Virology section of Microbiology and Immunology On-line.

Return to the Home Page of Microbiology and Immunology On-line. This page last changed on Sunday, Octo Page maintained by Richard Hunt. The immune system undergoes some adverse alterations during aging, many of which have been implicated in the increased morbidity and mortality associated with infection in the elderly.

In addition to intrinsic changes to the immune system with aging, the elderly are more likely to have poor nutritio. Most Common Infections in the Elderly. Common infections like influenza and UTIs can happen to anyone, but for adults over the age of 65, these illnesses may be much harder to diagnose — leading to chronic poor health, ongoing discomfort and a higher risk of hospitalization.Successful vaccination of the elderly against important infectious pathogens that cause high morbidity and mortality represents a growing public health priority.

Building on the theme of aging and immunosenescence, we review mechanisms of human immunosenescence and the immune response to currently licensed vaccines. We discuss the difficulties in identifying the risk factors that, in addition.Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections in the institutionalized elderly have been described; however, there is little information on the impact of RSV infection on community-dwelling elderly.

The purpose of this study was to determine the relative numbers of hospitalizations associated with RSV infection and compare the clinical.