Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM).
Microbiological, Clinical and Geographical Distribution

Coordinators: Velayati Ali Akbar, Farnia Parissa

Language: Anglais
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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM): Microbiological, Clinical and Geographical Distribution is a complete reference that stimulates a greater understanding of NTM infections. Included is a review of microbiologic and molecular diagnostic tools, drug susceptibility tests, human genetic susceptibility, prevalence and incidence studies, clinical and radiological presentations, and clinical trials for antibiotic therapy. With the incidence rate of NTM infections increasing globally during the last decade, significant mortality and morbidity needs to be addressed. This important reference will provide research scientists, clinical microbiologists and hospital diagnostic technicians as well as post graduate medical and science students with information on the epidemiology, prevalence, microbiology and clinical aspects of NTM.

Highlights new findings in the epidemiological distribution and new diagnosis and treatment protocol of mycobacterial infections.
Debates new advances in the detection of NTM.
Demonstrates the distribution of NTM in the environment and its relationship with human infection using a geographical information system (GIS).
Includes new radiological findings in nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in the lung, using CT and PET-Scan imaging.

1. The Taxonomy of the Genus Mycobacterium 2. Identification test for Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria: Conventional versus Rapid Molecular tests 3. Susceptibility Testing of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria 4. Future Nontuberculous Mycobacteria DST and Therapeutic Interventions 5. Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Diseases in Humans 6. Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease 7. Clinical Presentation of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Using Radiological and CT-Scan Imagining 8. Mapping the Footprints of Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria: A Diagnostic Dilemma 9. Epidemiological Distribution of Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) using Geographical Information System (GIS)

Research scientists, clinical microbiologists and hospital diagnostic technicians, post graduate medical and science students from third year of study onwards.

Dr. Velayati is the Director of National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD) at the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. He is full professor of Pediatric infectious Disease which has guided more than 200 M.D and PhD students. His previous books on Tuberculosis (Persian-language) has been awarded at national academy of medical sciences. He is head of Mycobacteriology Research Center in NRITLD, where directly monitor the basic and clinical trial on tuberculosis, Dr. Velayati is president of Asian African Society of Mycobacteriology and Chief Editor of International journal of Mycobacteriology.

He has published the majority of work in the Medicine area (64%) and holds a 1.0 FWCI in that area. 2.7 is the average number of citations per publication authored by Dr. Velayati.
Dr. Farnia has special expertise in Mycobacteriology. She has published the majority of her work in the Medicine area (58%) and holds a 1.0 FWCI in that category. She holds an average number of 3.2 citations per publication. She has published multiple times in journals including the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Biology; the International Journal of Mycrobacteriology; and the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

Dr. Farina’s publications span international, national and institutional collaboration. 32.7% of her publications are co-authored with researchers in other countries.