Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Microbiology Internet Resources

Yahoo Groups CE Clinical Microbiology

Microbes Info The Microbiology Information Portal

Recommended Reading
Prevalence and Risk Factors for Carriage of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus at Admission to the Intensive Care Unit : Archives of Internal Medicine - Vol. 163 No. 2, Jan. 27, 2003. The authors recommend MRSA screening for all ICU admissions.

Linezolid versus Vancomycin for the Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections : By Dennis L. Stevens, Daniel Herr, et al. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2002;34:1481-1490.

General Microbiology
Learning Microbiology can be fun! Try your hand at this Online Resource: Outbreak!: Teaching Clinical and Diagnostic Microbiology Methodologies with an Interactive Online Game. An ERIC Source.

Microbiology Textbooks Online Internet Resources
Medical Microbiology, 4th Edition. Edited by Samuel Baron. © The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. You may down load the entire text.

Polymicrobial Diseases. Edited by Kim A. Brogden and Janet M. Guthmiller. Copyright © 2002 ASM Press.

Microbiology And Immunology OnLine. University of South Carolina, School of Medicine.

Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology, 12th Edition. By Betty A. Forbes, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM), Daniel F. Sahm, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM) and Alice S. Weissfeld, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM). Registration required to access the reference material.

General Microbiology Review
Microbiology. Review your knowledge of microbiology or use these questions to help you prepare for an examination in general microbiology. Developed as a study guide for medical students covering the basic sciences.

Another site to learn microbiology...John L's Bacteriology Pages : link to his Bacteriology Site and Selected General Microbiology Topics pages among many other resources related to microbiology.

Gram Stain Internet Resources
The Gram Stain, The Gram Stain From A M.D.'s Perspective : Application, procedure and interpretation of Gram stained smears are covered on this web site from Loyola University Medical Center at Loyola University Chicago. Link to excellent Gram stained images of medically important bacteria.

Bob's Brief Guide To Gram Stains! : by Bob R. Bogle, in cooperation with the Southern Arizona Antimicrobial Resistance Survey.

Gram Stain Tutorial from the Pharm 5825 course at the College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota.

More Learning Opportunities Internet Resources
Active Learning Centre Home Page : This site is a compilation of self-assessment tests/databases in different areas of knowledge. All tests follow the same format and are capable of asking either multiple-choice, matching or essay-type (self-graded) questions.

General Microbiology Lectures : By Dr. Christopher J. Woolverton, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

Medical Microbiology Lectures : From the course MBMB 403: Medical Microbiology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Infectious Diseases Lectures : Pathophysiology Courses, Department of Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AK.

The Basic Microbiology Laboratory Tests, Media and Techniques : Link to these topics from the Introduction to Clinical Microbiology course at the University of Texas - Houston Medical School.

Microbiology Image Library
Image Library : American Society of Microbiology.

Microbiology Lectures Internet Resources
Infection and Immunity Lecture Index and Tutorials : Second Year Lectures, University of Wales College of Medicine, UK. Click on the Fourth Year Lectures Index at the bottom of this page for additional lectures and tutorials.

Microbiology : Med Student Cafe, lots of educational links.

Microbiology and Immunology On-Line : Online resources and lectures developed by the faculty of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology for second-year medical students at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Microbial Diseases Of The Skin And Eyes - Part of lecture series on microbial diseases of the body.

Review of Medical Microbiology : Select the topic of interest from the Table of Contents. Source: Dr. Patrick J. Davis at the University of Texas at Austin and Dr. David S. Burgess also at UT and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Links to Microbiology and Infectious Diseases sites : Dr. Neil Chamberlain's favorite links.

Microbiology Tutoring Links : Link to Microbiology Laboratory Reviews. From University of Houston (Texas).

Microbiology Lab Manual : By Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D. at Community College of Baltimore County, Catorsville, MD.

World Lecture Hall : Several college-level microbiology courses have been listed on this Web site of the University of Texas at Austin.

Microbiology Case Studies : Inflammation Laboratory, from WebPath The Internet Pathology Laboratory, University of Utah School of Medicine

Related Microbiology Resources : Online list of the Department of Microbiology at the University of Minnesota.
Hardin MD Infectious Diseases/Bacterial Diseases/Microbiology Listings : Microbiology Gateway to Online Resources. Hardin Library for the Health Sciences , University of Iowa.

Infectious Diseases - List on infectious diseases compiled by Gerald J. Tritz, Ph.D.

Microbiologyprocedure.com : Information on Microbiology Techniques, Methods, Procedure, Education Referral Website

Staphylococcus aureus : My blog page on this gram-positive coccal organism, an emerging superbug.

Flesh eating beta-strep group A: link to web sites from this blog for in depth coverage.

Group B Streptococcal Infections : CDC Fact Sheet.

Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Diseases : CDC presentation on slides.

Group B streptococcus : discussion of group B streptococcus, ICQ account required.

Coccal Infections : Information from the Merck Manual Home Edition about infections caused by staphylococci, streptococci, pneumococci, and meningococci.

History of Microbiology : Karen Kiser's web page contains microbiology related links as well as the history of microbiology (St Louis Community College).

Bactitech's Web Site : Microbiologist Judy Dilworth's collection of lab and microbiology links are worth checking out.

The Microbe Files : Web site devoted to microbiology of Dr. Ron Hurlbert at Washington State University. Link to Dr. Hurlbert's Course Fundamentals of Microbiology.

Infectious Diseases WebLink - Online resources on infectious diseases.

MedMark's Infectious Diseases Site: over 200 links to societies, institutes, centers, labs, departments, education, training, and more.

VRE : Fact Sheet on Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci - Queen Mary Hospital, England. Check out the top stories of the week here.

Resources Page of the Association of Public Health Laboratories. Lots of interesting and useful links.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: MMWRweekly report published by CDC, Atlanta, GA.

Fact Sheets : Information on infectious diseases prepared by the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Epidemiology.

Blue Book : Guidelines for Control of Infectious Diseases -- Public Health Division, Dept. of Human Services, Victoria, Australia.

Ed Uthman, MD discusses Exotic Infections : historical notes and numerous links to other related resources can be found on this page.

Infectious Diseases WebLink - also contains CDC and Medline web search engines.

Links from the web site of The Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology at The Rockefeller University.

Bugs on The Web: site features articles on various facets of microbiology; case studies; and more.

Advanced Case Studies: more case studies from Web Path.

Microbiology Resources: links to microbiology topics from UNMC.

Escherichia coli O157:H 7 : CDC database search results on this pathogenic strain of E. coli

E. coli research database collection from ECDC, a research data base on Escherichia coli

E. coli Index : research database from United Kingdom

A dangerous strain of Escherichia coli that might be present in hamburger, chicken, or other meat products. This dangerous organism can cause bloody diarrhea, severe kidney problems, and even death.
E. coli O157: H7 - Procedure for Isolation and Identification from Stool Specimens

Human Infections with Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli other than Serogroup O157 H7 in Germany : article in the October - December 1998 issue of the Emerging Infectious Diseases discusses this new organism

Microbial Underground's Salmonella Page : general information on Salmonellosis and typhoid fever - - this site includes related web links

Information on Salmonella enteritidis infections from CDC. Egg-associated salmonellosis is an important public health problem in the United States and several European countries.

LeprosyHansen's disease : Brief discussion of this disease from the Hawaii Department of Health

Introduction to Leprosy, From this page you access other web pages that covers, historical types, classification, transmission, diagnosis, and immunity of the disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae.

Medical Microbiology: a look at the microbial world...CIA..lab notebook..and more.

Microbiology Network : Communication resources for microbiologists; user groups, discussion groups, virtual library, and more.

Cool Web Site Links from the Ohio Branch ASM. Lots of good links.

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