Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology

Author: Elmer W. Koneman

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781730147

Category: Medical

Page: 1565

View: 5439

Long considered the definitive work in its field, this new edition presents all the principles and practices readers need for a solid grounding in all aspects of clinical microbiology—bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and virology. Tests are presented according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (formerly NCCLS) format. This extensively revised edition includes practical guidelines for cost-effective, clinically relevant evaluation of clinical specimens including extent of workup and abbreviated identification schemes. New chapters cover the increasingly important areas of immunologic and molecular diagnosis. Clinical correlations link microorganisms to specific disease states. Over 600 color plates depict salient identification features of organisms.

Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology

Author: Elmer W. Koneman

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780397515295

Category: Medical

Page: 1395

View: 2664

Completely revised and updated, the Fifth Edition reflects a wealth of new findings. Readers will learn to identify microbial agents associated with infectious disease and the microbes that cause disease, and will understand the biochemical and metabolic pathways that serve as a basis for identification. Organized by microorganism, the text covers taxonomy, classification, identification, speciation, and the roles of all major microorganisms as agents in disease. Easy-to-read charts outline theory, procedures and interpretations of tests. New in the Fifth Edition: New bacterial physiology chapter / Clinical correlation boxes / Boxes highlighting essential information / New second color, 100 new illustrations showing pathogenic mechanisms, life cycles of parasites and more!

Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology

Author: Connie R. Mahon,Donald C. Lehman,George Manuselis Jr.

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292623

Category: Medical

Page: 1096

View: 2923

Providing a reader-friendly "building-block" approach to the essentials of diagnostic microbiology, this accessible, full-color text helps you develop the problem-solving skills necessary for success in the clinical setting. This updated edition has new content on nanomedicine and HIV/AIDS and the immunocompromised patient, including the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines. Updated photos offer new examples of automated lab instruments, while case studies, review questions, and learning objectives present information in an easy-to-learn way. A building-block approach encourages you to use previously learned information to sharpen your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Full-color design, with many full-color photomicrographs, prepares you for the reality of diagnostic microbiology. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter supply you with a measurable outcome to achieve by completing the material. A case study at the beginning of each chapter provides you with the opportunity to form your own questions and answers through discussion points. Issues to Consider boxes encourage you to analyze important points. Bolded key terms at the beginning of each chapter equip you with a list of the most important and relevant terms in each chapter. Points to Remember sections at the end of each chapter identify key concepts in a quick-reference, bulleted format. Hands-on procedures describe exactly what takes place in the micro lab, making content more interesting and relevant. Learning assessment questions at the conclusion of each chapter allow you to evaluate how well you have mastered material. Agents of bioterrorism chapter furnishes you with the most current information about this hot topic. Glossary of key terms at the end of the book supplies you with a quick reference for looking up definitions. NEW! Nanomedicine and HIV/AIDS and the immunocompromised patient content supplies you with the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines. NEW! Updated photos familiarize you with the equipment you’ll use in the lab. NEW! Case Checks throughout each chapter tie content to case studies for improved understanding. NEW! An editable and printable lab manual provides additional opportunities to learn course content using real-life scenarios with questions to reinforce concepts. Review questions for each learning objective help you learn to think critically about the information in each chapter, enhancing your comprehension and retention of material.

Color Atlas of Diagnostic Microbiology

Author: Luis M. De la Maza

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 6728

With vivid, color illustrations, this text explores techniques for interpreting macroscopic morphologies and the results of specific diagnostic tests. In one comprehensive volume, it covers all major divisions of diagnostic microbiology: bacteriology, virology, parasitology, and mycology. All areas of critical importance to diagnostic microbiology specimen handling, rapid testing methods, immunological testing, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing are explored and illustrated. Additionally, a special introductory section based on OSHA blood-borne pathogen regulations discusses the techniques, clothing and equipment used in the lab. * An excellent companion to Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology. * Authored by a microbiologist, a pathologist, and a medical technologist. * Includes brand new, exclusive photographs. * Discusses and illustrates the multiple appearances of identical microbes when different media and tests are employed.

Diagnostic Medical Parasitology

Author: Lynne S. Garcia

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press

ISBN: 1555813801

Category: Medical

Page: 1202

View: 1005

Covers human medical parasitology and provides comprehensive, relevant diagnostic methods in comprehensive tome. • Presents complete information on individual parasites and provides information related to life cycles, morphology, disease presentations in the immunocompetent and compromised patient, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, and prevention. • Offers clear and complete diagnostic procedures for use in the clinical microbiology laboratory, describing traditional and rapid techniques used for parasite detection and identification. • Reviews more than 3,000 papers published since the previous edition. • Offers a brand-new section containing medical case histories.

Color Atlas of Medical Bacteriology

Author: Luis M. de la Maza,Marie T. Pezzlo,Janet T. Shigei,Grace L. Tan,Ellena M. Peterson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781555814755

Category: Medical

Page: 366

View: 5955

A unique visual reference for the diagnostic microbiology laboratory. Conceived by a team of authors with decades of classroom and laboratory experience. Includes more than 730 brilliant, four-color images of common pathogenic bacteria and descriptions of the methods used to identify them. Valuable illustrative supplement for lectures and laboratory presentations, this easy-to-use atlas was written for laboratorians, clinicians, students, and anyone interested in the field of diagnostic medical bacteriology.

Fundamental Medical Mycology

Author: Errol Reiss,H. Jean Shadomy,G. Marshall Lyon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118101766

Category: Science

Page: 648

View: 9075

Medical mycology deals with those infections in humans, and animals resulting from pathogenic fungi. As a separate discipline, the concepts, methods, diagnosis, and treatment of fungal diseases of humans are specific. Incorporating the very latest information concerning this area of vital interest to research and clinical microbiologists,Fundamental Medical Mycology balances clinical and laboratory knowledge to provide clinical laboratory scientists, medical students, interns, residents, and fellows with in-depth coverage of each fungal disease and its etiologic agents from both the laboratory and clinical perspective. Richly illustrated throughout, the book includes numerous case presentations.

Introduction to Diagnostic Microbiology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 527

View: 2320

Based on the author's widely used and highly respected Colour Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, this is an introductory book specifically designed for use in shorter diagnostic microbiology courses.

Basic Medical Microbiology

Author: Patrick R. Murray

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323478522

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 3178

Authored by the lead author of the bestselling Medical Microbiology and written in the same tradition, Basic Medical Microbiology was designed as a straight-forward, practical introduction to this difficult topic. It provides students with a firm foundation in the principles and applications of microbiology, serving as an effective prep tool for examinations and the transition into clinical application. Carefully curated contents focus on the most commonly observed and tested organisms and diseases. Differential diagnosis, organism classification overview, and a list of antimicrobials used to treat infections are provided in the introductory chapter of each organism section, reinforcing the clinical application and relevance. Organized by organism; focuses on the association between an organism and disease. Concise tables and high-quality illustrations offer visual guidance and an easy review of key material. Clinical cases reinforce the clinical significance of each organism. Includes multiple-choice questions to aid in self-assessment and examination preparation.

Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology - E-Book

Author: Patricia Tille

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323428924

Category: Medical

Page: 1136

View: 8373

Perfect your lab skills with the gold standard in microbiology! Serving as both the #1 bench reference for practicing microbiologists and as a favorite text for students in clinical laboratory science programs, Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th Edition covers all the topical information and critical thinking practice you need for effective laboratory testing. This new edition also features hundreds step-by-step procedures, updated visuals, new case studies, and new material on the latest trends and equipment in clinical microbiology — including automation, automated streaking, MALDI-TOF, and incubator microscopes. It’s everything you need to get quality lab results in class and in clinical practice! More than 800 detailed, full-color illustrations aid comprehension and help in visualizing concepts. Expanded sections on parasitology, mycology, and virology eliminate the need to purchase separate books on this material. General and Species boxes in the organism chapters highlight the important topics that will be discussed in the chapter. Case studies provide the opportunity to apply information to a variety of diagnostic scenarios, and help improve decision-making and critical thinking skills. Hands-on procedures include step-by-step instructions, full-color photos, and expected results. A glossary of terms is found at the back of the book for quick reference. Learning objectives begin each chapter, offering a measurable outcome to achieve by the completing the material. Learning resources on the Evolve companion website enhance learning with review questions and procedures. NEW! Coverage of automation, automated streaking, MALDI-TOF, and incubator microscopes keeps you in the know on these progressing topics. NEW! Updated images provide a more vivid look into book content and reflect the latest procedures. NEW! Thoroughly reviewed and updated chapters equip you with the most current information. NEW! Significant lab manual improvements provide an excellent learning resource at no extra cost. NEW! 10 extra case studies on the Evolve companion website offer more opportunities to improve critical thinking skills.

Clinical Laboratory Management

Author: Lynne S. Garcia

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press

ISBN: 1555817270

Category: Medical

Page: 1068

View: 460

This totally revised second edition is a comprehensive volume presenting authoritative information on the management challenges facing today’s clinical laboratories. • Provides thorough coverage of management topics such as managerial leadership, personnel, business planning, information management, regulatory management, reimbursement, generation of revenue, and more. • Includes valuable administrative resources, including checklists, worksheets, forms, and online resources. • Serves as an essential resource for all clinical laboratories, from the physician’s office to hospital clinical labs to the largest commercial reference laboratories, providing practical information in the fields of medicine and healthcare, clinical pathology, and clinical laboratory management, for practitioners, managers, and individuals training to enter these fields.

Atlas of Clinically Important Fungi

Author: Carmen V. Sciortino, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119069688

Category: Science

Page: 488

View: 1204

Although there are many texts that provide quality information for the identification of fungi, researchers and technologists rarely have time to read the text. Most are rushed for time and seek morphological information that helps guide them to the identification of fungi. The Atlas of Clinically Important Fungi provides readers with an alphabetical list of fungi as well as listing the division of fungi by both sporulation and morphology. The characteristic traits for a particular fungus are displayed through a series of images, with the fungi appearing as they did in the author's lab on the day(s) that testing was performed. For this reason, numerous (6-20) color photographs are included so that technologists will have sufficient reference photos for identifying the various morphologies of a single organism. Organism photographs begin with the macroscopic colony views followed by the microscopic views. Also included for some microorganisms, are clinical pathology photographs demonstrating how the organism appears in human tissues. A collection of literature citations are also provided to enable further reading. This user-friendly fungi atlas provides a resource for those seeking information in the field of medical mycology, specifically with regards to identifying an organism using the parameters of culture morphology.

Diagnostic Microbiology of the Immunocompromised Host

Author: Randall T. Hayden,Donna M. Wolk,Karen C. Carroll,Yi-Wei Tang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781555819033

Category: Diagnostic microbiology

Page: 794

View: 5493

Diagnostic Microbiology of the Immunocompromised Host, Second Edition covers all aspects of diagnostics for infectious complications in the immunocompromised patient. It is a resource for laboratory medicine specialists, pathologists, technologists, students, and clinical care professionals involved in the care of the immunocompromised host.

Textbook of Medical Mycology

Author: Jagdish Chander

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9386261839

Category: Medical

Page: 905

View: 7555

Medical mycology refers to the study of fungi that produce disease in humans and other animals, and of the diseases they produce, their ecology, and their epidemiology. This new edition has been fully revised to provide microbiologists with the latest information on fungal infections, covering the entire spectrum of different types of infection, and therapeutic modalities. Beginning with a general overview explaining morphology, taxonomy, and diagnosis, the following sections cover the different categories of fungal infection including superficial cutaneous mycoses, subcutaneous mycoses, systemic mycoses and opportunistic mycoses. A complete section is dedicated to pseudofungal infections. The highly illustrated text concludes with a detailed appendices section and each chapter features key references for further reading. Key points Fully revised, fourth edition providing latest information on the diagnosis and management of fungal infections Covers the entire spectrum of mycoses Highly illustrated with clinical photographs and figures Previous edition (9788188039780) published in 2009

Malintzin's Choices

An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico

Author: Camilla Townsend

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826334067

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 4142

Malintzin was the indigenous woman who translated for Hernando Cortés in his dealings with the Aztec emperor Moctezuma in the days of 1519 to 1521. "Malintzin," at least, was what the Indians called her. The Spanish called her doña Marina, and she has become known to posterity as La Malinche. As Malinche, she has long been regarded as a traitor to her people, a dangerously sexy, scheming woman who gave Cortés whatever he wanted out of her own self-interest. The life of the real woman, however, was much more complicated. She was sold into slavery as a child, and eventually given away to the Spanish as a concubine and cook. If she managed to make something more out of her life--and she did--it is difficult to say at what point she did wrong. In getting to know the trials and intricacies with which Malintzin's life was laced, we gain new respect for her steely courage, as well as for the bravery and quick thinking demonstrated by many other Native Americans in the earliest period of contact with Europeans. In this study of Malintzin's life, Camilla Townsend rejects all the previous myths and tries to restore dignity to the profoundly human men and women who lived and died in those days. Drawing on Spanish and Aztec language sources, she breathes new life into an old tale, and offers insights into the major issues of conquest and colonization, including technology and violence, resistance and accommodation, gender and power. "Beautifully written, deeply researched, and with an innovative focus, Malintzin's Choices will become a classic. Townsend deftly walks the fine line between historical documentation and informed speculation to rewrite the history of the conquest of Mexico. Weaving indigenous and Spanish sources the author not only provides contextual depth to understanding Malintzin's critical role as translator and cultural interpreter for Cortes, but in the process she illuminates the broader panorama of choices experienced by both indigenous and Spanish participants. This work not only provides revisionst grist for experts, but will become a required and a popular reading for undergraduates, whether in colonial surveys or in specialty courses."--Ann Twinam, professor of history, University of Texas, Austin "In this beautifully written and engrossing story of a controversial figure in Mexican history, Camilla Townsend does a wonderful job unraveling the multiple myths about Malintzin (Marina, Malinche), and placing her within her culture, her choices, and the tumultuous times in which she lived. The result is a portrayal of Malintzin as a complex human being forced by circumstances to confront change and adaptation in order to survive."--Susan M. Socolow, Emory University "Camilla Townsend's text reads beautifully. She has a capacity to express complex ideas in simple, elegant language. This book consists of an interweaving of many strands of analysis. Malinche appears as symbol, as a historical conundrum, and as an actor in one of history's most fascinating dramas. The reader follows Malinche but all the while learns about the Nahuas' world. It is a book that will be extremely valuable for classrooms but also makes an important contribution to the academic literature."--Sonya Lipsett-Rivera, professor of history, Carleton University

Clinical Pathology Board Review

Author: Steven L. Spitalnik,Suzanne Arinsburg,Jeffrey Jhang

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323186556

Category: Medical

Page: 712

View: 572

Clinical Pathology Board Review covers all of the major subject areas of clinical pathology, presenting you with an essential study guide for certification or recertification. Designed as a companion to Anatomic Pathology Board Review, 2nd Edition, this brand-new medical reference book will be a welcome resource for pathology residents and practicing pathologists alike. Understand all of the major subject areas of clinical pathology tested on the Clinical Pathology board exam, including chemistry, hematology, coagulation, microbiology, immunology (including HLA testing), transfusion medicine (including therapeutic apheresis), cytogenetics, and molecular diagnostics. Prepare for the boards with help from multiple-choice questions offered in a format that mimics that of the actual test. Effectively grasp key concepts with questions that integrate various areas of clinical pathology, as well as questions that bridge concepts in clinical pathology with those in anatomic pathology. Understand why an answer is correct or incorrect with help from brief explanations accompanying each. Review key concepts in laboratory medicine, correlate them to the associated clinical or laboratory information, and apply them to the diagnosis and management of human disease. Designed as a companion to Anatomic Pathology Board Review, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 9781455711406).

Math for Scientists

Refreshing the Essentials

Author: Natasha Maurits,Branislava Ćurčić-Blake

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319573543

Category: Mathematics

Page: 233

View: 9974

This book reviews math topics relevant to non-mathematics students and scientists, but which they may not have seen or studied for a while. These math issues can range from reading mathematical symbols, to using complex numbers, dealing with equations involved in calculating medication equivalents, the General Linear Model (GLM) used in e.g. neuroimaging analysis, finding the minimum of a function, independent component analysis, or filtering approaches. Almost every student or scientist, will at some point run into mathematical formulas or ideas in scientific papers that may be hard to understand, given that formal math education may be some years ago. In this book we will explain the theory behind many of these mathematical ideas and expressions and provide readers with the tools to better understand them. We will revisit high school mathematics and extend and relate this to the mathematics you need to understand the math you may encounter in the course of your research. This book will help you understand the math and formulas in the scientific papers you read. To achieve this goal, each chapter mixes theory with practical pen-and-paper exercises such that you (re)gain experience with solving math problems yourself. Mnemonics will be taught whenever possible. To clarify the math and help readers apply it, each chapter provides real-world and scientific examples.

Manual of clinical microbiology

Author: Patrick R. Murray,Ellen Jo Baron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781555813710

Category: Diagnostic microbiology

Page: 985

View: 8774

As the field of clinical microbiology continues to change, this edition of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology has been revised and rewritten to incorporate the most current clinical and laboratory information. In two volumes, 11 sections, and 152 chapters, it offers accessible and authoritative descriptions of important diseases, laboratory diagnosis, and therapeutic testing of all clinically significant bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.

Clinical Chemistry

Principles, Techniques, and Correlations

Author: Michael L. Bishop,Edward P. Fody,Larry E. Schoeff

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451118694

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 3194

In its Seventh Edition, this acclaimed Clinical Chemistry continues to be the most student-friendly clinical chemistry text available. This edition not only covers the how of clinical testing but also places greater emphasis on the what, why, and when in order to help today's students fully understand the implications of the information covered, as well as the applicability of this crucial topic in practice. With clear explanations that strike just the right balance of analytic principles, techniques, and correlation of results with disease states, this edition has been fully updated with the latest information to help keep today's students at the forefront of today's science. New case studies, practice questions, and exercises provide ample opportunities to review and apply the topics covered through the text.

Bailey and Scott's Diagnostic microbiology

a textbook for the isolation and identification of pathogenic microorganisms

Author: William Robert Bailey,Sydney M. Finegold,William Jeffery Martin,Elvyn G. Scott

Publisher: C.V. Mosby

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 514

View: 5787