Medical Bacteriology Resource Page
Those in the field of medical bacteriology study the effect bacteria have on human anatomy. This branch of medicine falls into the broad category of microbiology. Microbiology is the study microorganisms, which include bacteria. Detection and identification of bacterial pathogens, antibiotic resistance, immunity to bacterial infection, characteristics, and mechanisms of bacteria are the cornerstones of medical bacteriology.
- Introduction to Bacteria: A look at the history of bacteria including the systematics and morphology of bacteria.
- The Prokaryotes: A definitive source on the biology of bacteria.
- Bacteria Cell Structure: A descriptive depiction of the structure of bacteria.
- Bacteria: The basics of the ecology bacteria.
- Bacterial Genetics: In this PDF format the genetics of bacteria are broken down by structure and function.
- Bacteria in Nature : A brief description of the uses and effects of bacteria in nature.
- Bacteria: A detailed explanation on the history, types, and functions of bacteria.
Good vs. Bad Bacteria
- Useful Bacteria: A 1966 nature bulletin explaining the usefulness of bacteria.
- Bad Bacteria: This article explicitly defines what makes bad bacteria bad and the causes of this type of bacteria.
- Invisible Intruders: An interactive lesson identifying good or bad bacteria
- Harmful Bacteria: A chart listing seven harmful bacteria including definitions, habitats, where itâ€™s found, and removal possibilities.
- Not Enough Bacteria: A concise article exploring the absence of bacteria in foods and the effect that the lack of bacteria may have on health.
- Friendly Bacteria: Researchers probe whether are not good bacteria is enough for a maintaining good health.
- Medical College of Georgia News: A news article at the Medical College of Georgia takes note of the benefits of good bacteria.
Bacterial Pathogenicity & Host Defenses
- Bacterial Pathogenicity: Dr.T.M. Wassenaar provides insight for recognizing strategies to stall bacteria in building defenses from the diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria.
- Bacteriology: An online microbiology and immunology textbook with chapter 10 focusing on common characteristics of bacterial pathogenesis.
- Pathogenicity Relationships: An outline of the structure and function of Pathogenicity relationships.
- Host-Pathogen: The American Society for Cell Biology study on host and pathogen interaction.
- Host Interaction: A review of host interaction between virulence and pathogenicity.
- Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis: This article explores how some vaccines do not affect bacterial pathogenesis agents within the host.
Clinically Important Bacteria
- Two Main Groups: A list of two groups of clinically important bacteria.
- Clinically Significant Bacteria: A review on original findings on significant bacteria.
- Detection and Identification: This study evaluates the use of high-resolution melting analysis and broad range-range real-time PCR.
- Bacteria Communication: This article explores the communication bacteria have with one another and the clinical relevancy they have.
- Clinical Bacteria: Detailed classifications and animations of clinical bacteria.
- Medically Important Bacteria: A list of gram positive and negative bacteria.
- Enetric Bacterial Infections: A brief description of the bacteria infection that commonly causes diarrhea.
- Bacterial Skin Infections: A list of bacterial skin infections and the risks for infection.
- Bacterial Food Poisoning: Extension food technologist Al B. Wagner, Jr. provides detailed characteristics of food born bacteria to help prevent food poisoning.
- Urinary Tract Infection: Specifies the types of bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections.
- Bacterial or Viral Infection: This article provides great insight for comparing symptoms to understand if the infection is bacterial or a virus.
- Bacterial Vaginitis: Explains what causes vaginal bacterial infections.
- Bacterial Disease: A lists of 90 infectious diseases some with brief descriptions of the diseases.
Diagnosing Bacterial Infections
- Analysis of Diagnosis: This study evaluates the clinical algorithms in diagnosis of bacterial infections.
- Lower Respiratory Tract Infections: An in-depth medical diagnosis for pneumonia.
- AFB Smear and Culture: This test is used to diagnose Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
- Infections of the Nervous System: Diagnosis and pathology for prompt treatment of meningitis.
- Bacterial: A list of systematic methods for diagnosing unknown bacterial infections.
- Differential Diagnosis : A five-section guide on bacterial pseudomycosis with section 5.3 focusing on diagnosis.
Antibiotics and Treating Bacterial Infections
- Antibiotics: A brief explanation of what antibiotics are and what they are used for.
- Molecular Expressions: Medically defines and categorizes several types of antibiotics with an artistic visual.
- Bacteria & Antibiotics: Common questions about bacteria and antibiotics answered.
- Combating Antibiotic Resistance: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration hope to eliminate improper use of antibiotics with educating consumers and health care providers.
- Antibiotic Resistance: The American College of Physicians addresses the global problem of antibiotic resistance with preventive information.
- Infectious Diseases: The Infectious Diseases Society of America’s practice guidelines for treating bacterial cystitis.