Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests E Book

Author: Alan H. B. Wu
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437719871
Release Date: 2006-06-08
Genre: Medical

This new edition of Norbert Tietz's classic handbook presents information on common tests as well as rare and highly specialized tests and procedures - including a summary of the utility and merit of each test. Biological variables that may affect test results are discussed, and a focus is placed on reference ranges, diagnostic information, clinical interpretation of laboratory data, interferences, and specimen types. New and updated content has been added in all areas, with over 100 new tests added. Tests are divided into 8 main sections and arranged alphabetically. Each test includes necessary information such as test name (or disorder) and method, specimens and special requirements, reference ranges, chemical interferences and in vivo effects, kinetic values, diagnostic information, factors influencing drug disposition, and clinical comments and remarks. The most current and relevant tests are included; outdated tests have been eliminated. Test index (with extensive cross references) and disease index provide the reader with an easy way to find necessary information Four new sections in key areas (Preanalytical, Flow Cytometry, Pharmacogenomics, and Allergy) make this edition current and useful. New editor Alan Wu, who specializes in Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this edition. The Molecular Diagnostics section has been greatly expanded due to the increased prevalence of new molecular techniques being used in laboratories. References are now found after each test, rather than at the end of each section, for easier access.

Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics E Book

Author: Carl A. Burtis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455759422
Release Date: 2012-10-14
Genre: Medical

As the definitive reference for clinical chemistry, Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 5th Edition offers the most current and authoritative guidance on selecting, performing, and evaluating results of new and established laboratory tests. Up-to-date encyclopedic coverage details everything you need to know, including: analytical criteria for the medical usefulness of laboratory procedures; new approaches for establishing reference ranges; variables that affect tests and results; the impact of modern analytical tools on lab management and costs; and applications of statistical methods. In addition to updated content throughout, this two-color edition also features a new chapter on hemostasis and the latest advances in molecular diagnostics. Section on Molecular Diagnostics and Genetics contains nine expanded chapters that focus on emerging issues and techniques, written by experts in field, including Y.M. Dennis Lo, Rossa W.K. Chiu, Carl Wittwer, Noriko Kusukawa, Cindy Vnencak-Jones, Thomas Williams, Victor Weedn, Malek Kamoun, Howard Baum, Angela Caliendo, Aaron Bossler, Gwendolyn McMillin, and Kojo S.J. Elenitoba-Johnson. Highly-respected author team includes three editors who are well known in the clinical chemistry world. Reference values in the appendix give you one location for comparing and evaluating test results. NEW! Two-color design throughout highlights important features, illustrations, and content for a quick reference. NEW! Chapter on hemostasis provides you with all the information you need to accurately conduct this type of clinical testing. NEW! Six associate editors, Ann Gronowski, W. Greg Miller, Michael Oellerich, Francois Rousseau, Mitchell Scott, and Karl Voelkerding, lend even more expertise and insight to the reference. NEW! Reorganized chapters ensure that only the most current information is included.

Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics E Book

Author: Carl A. Burtis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323292061
Release Date: 2014-08-14
Genre: Medical

A condensed, easier-to-understand student version of the acclaimed Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 7th Edition uses a laboratory perspective in providing the clinical chemistry fundamentals you need to work in a real-world, clinical lab. Coverage ranges from laboratory principles to analytical techniques and instrumentation, analytes, pathophysiology, and more. New content keeps you current with the latest developments in molecular diagnostics. From highly respected clinical chemistry experts Carl Burtis and David Bruns, this textbook shows how to select and perform diagnostic lab tests, and accurately evaluate results. Authoritative, respected author team consists of two well-known experts in the clinical chemistry world. Coverage of analytical techniques and instrumentation includes optical techniques, electrochemistry, electrophoresis, chromatography, mass spectrometry, enzymology, immunochemical techniques, microchips, automation, and point of care testing. Learning objectives begin each chapter, providing measurable outcomes to achieve after completing the material. Key words are listed and defined at the beginning of each chapter, and bolded in the text. A glossary at the end of the book makes it quick and easy to look up definitions of key terms. More than 500 illustrations plus easy-to-read tables help you understand and remember key concepts. New chapters on molecular diagnostics include the principles of molecular biology, nucleic acid techniques and applications, and genomes and nucleic acid alterations, reflecting the changes in this rapidly evolving field. New content on clinical evaluation of methods, kidney function tests, and diabetes is added to this edition. NEW multiple-choice review questions at the end of each chapter allow you to measure your comprehension of the material. NEW case studies on the Evolve companion website use real-life scenarios to reinforce concepts.

Laboratory Medicine in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Author: Sandra A. Jacobson
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585629725
Release Date: 2012-09-24
Genre: Medical

Laboratory medicine is a complex and changing field, and for the busy clinician, it is difficult to maintain an adequate working knowledge of current concepts and practices in this area -- although this information is essential to excellent patient care. If you as a psychiatrist or behavioral health clinician have found yourself wondering what tests need to be performed before a new medication is initiated, what monitoring is required, or what an out-of-range laboratory value means in the behavioral medicine population, then this book is for you. If you need to remember how to diagnose SIADH or antiphospholipid syndrome or pellagra, or any other behavioral health condition diagnosed wholly or partly by lab testing, then this book is for you. Laboratory Medicine in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is the only current book of its kind on the market and the only place where psychiatrists and behavioral health clinicians can find content that is directly related to their work. The author's extensive experience in clinical psychiatry and neuropsychiatry informs not only the choice of tests, but also the rationale for their use. Among other notable features, the book: Includes information on 168 different laboratory tests and 124 diseases and conditions Includes a section on laboratory tests pertinent to psychotropic drug initiation and monitoring Includes an appendix with useful algorithms such as "Ten Rules for a Normal ECG" and "Medical Evaluation for ECT." Provides information on what patients can expect and how to prepare for specific lab tests (e.g., the need to fast or to refrain from certain drugs or foods) so that clinicians can inform patients fully in advance of testing Covers current standards of care in monitoring metabolic syndrome and other adverse effects and complications that can arise in psychiatric and behavioral medicine patients Pays careful attention to ease of access, with standard formatting for each section, and with extensive indexing Laboratory Medicine in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is an indispensible compendium of valuable information on laboratory tests and diseases, and is a reference that clinicians will find themselves consulting frequently.

Saunders Nursing Guide to Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests E Book

Author: Louise M. Malarkey
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455703838
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Medical

Saunders Nursing Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 2nd Edition is the perfect guide to laboratory testing for both students and practicing nurses alike. Featuring the latest testing information organized alphabetically for quick reference, this resource offers test formats that emphasize the nurse's specific role in all aspects of the testing process. Basics the Nurse Needs to Know and Nursing Care sections for every laboratory test explain what the nurse is to do during the pre-, post- and actual test stages, and highlights the nursing responses to critical values, complications, patient teaching, and health promotion. A new companion Evolve website also offers a variety of learning resources and skills videos to help you master diagnostic procedures and perform accurate testing. Alphabetical organization of the laboratory tests (featuring alphabetical thumb tabs) makes every test easy to find. Also Called sections feature synonyms and abbreviations that help you identify specific tests. Purpose of the Test states the indications of each test. Basics the Nurse Needs to Know offers an explanation of each test in clear, simple language. Normal Values in standard and SI units include variations for gender and age, where relevant. How the Test is Done succinctly describes how each test is performed. Significance of Test Results list the diseases and disorders that are associated with abnormal findings. Interfering Factors list the factors, such as drugs, herbs, and improper specimen collection and handling, that inadvertently affect test results. Nursing Care is divided into Pretest, During the Test, and Posttest, listing in detail what the nurse does in the testing process. Nursing Response to Critical Values and Nursing Response to Complications detail what you should be alert for before, during, and after the test and how to manage dangerous situations. Explicit incorporation of nursing concerns related to lab tests can only be found in this lab book. Over 50 new and updated pieces of art highlight how results are interpreted, what equipment is used, and how various techniques are performed. Over 20 new tests prepare you for the types of tests you will encounter during your clinical experience. Patient Teaching icons make crucial nursing content easy to find. New Student Resources on Evolve feature a variety of supplemental learning tools. Skills materials, including skills checklists, PDFs of skills, and brief skills video clips, help you master specimen collection and basic diagnostic procedures. Patient handouts provide practical, useable materials to make your clinical experience easier. Audio pronunciations simplify the process of learning difficult terminology.

Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry

Author: Carl A. Burtis
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 0721686346
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Medical

TIETZ FUNDAMENTALS OF CLINICAL CHEMISTRY, 5th Edition continues its tradition of accuracy and completeness for students as well as institutions. The authors have rewritten the chapters to read at a level more appropriate to less advanced students. At the same time they have incorporated the latest information. The result is a very up-to-date, accurate text.

Diagnostic Enzymology

Author: Steven Kazmierczak
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110227802
Release Date: 2014-05-08
Genre: Medical

This book is the2nd improved and expanded edition of "Clinical Enzymology" (Lott/Wolf, 1987). It includes case studies and guidelines for specialists of laboratory medicine and clinicians, devotes each chapter to a specific enzyme or protein marker, contains case studies and guidelines, a section on marker biochemistry and physiology as well as a section on special pathology and analysis. The clear, didactic structure and the multiple choice questions also make the book valuable reading for graduate students in the fields of clinical pathology and laboratory medicine.

Forensic Nursing Science E Book

Author: Virginia A. Lynch
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323066389
Release Date: 2010-07-23
Genre: Medical

Written and edited by the most respected authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, this new edition provides the tools and concepts you need to collect evidence that is admissible in court, determine the significance of that evidence, and provide accurate, reliable testimony while administering high-quality patient care. Now in full color throughout, it remains the most comprehensive, highly illustrated text of its kind. Provides a comprehensive, updated guide to forensic nursing science, paying special attention to the International Association of Forensic Nurses’s (IAFN) goals for forensic nursing. Retains a focus on assessment skills and the collection and preservation of evidence, following the established guidelines of the forensic sciences. Prepares you to provide testimony as a fact witness or a forensic nursing expert. Includes an illustrated case study in almost every chapter, helping you relate the information to clinical practice. Highlights important recommendations for interventions in Best Practice boxes, including the evidence base for each. Summarizes important points in Key Point boxes, so you can quickly review the most important concepts in each chapter. Explores the evolving role of forensic nurses in today’s health care facilities and the community. Edited by Virginia Lynch, founding member and first President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Janet Barber Duval, both well-respected pioneers and educators in the field. Contains 300 full-color illustrations integrated throughout the text, so you can view evidence quickly and easily, as it is likely to appear in practice. Presents information on courtroom testimony and depositions in one reorganized, streamlined chapter, giving you a full, organized treatment of this extremely important topic. Includes twelve new chapters: Digital Evidence, Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene, Asphyxia, Electrical and Thermal Injury, Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Death, Human Trafficking, Credential Development for Forensic Nurses, Gangs and Hate Crimes, Ethics Issues in Forensic Nursing, Forensic Physics and Fracture Analysis, Sexual Deviant Behaviors and Crime and Forensic Epidemiology. Contains heavily revised information on Prehospital Evidence, Forensic Investigation in the Hospital, and Human Abuse and Deaths in Custody. Features critical thinking questions with every case study, so you can thoroughly consider the implications of each clinical scenario. Evolve site will include appendices and additional documentation materials.

Cell and Tissue Based Molecular Pathology

Author: Raymond R. Tubbs
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437719482
Release Date: 2008-09-22
Genre: Medical

This volume in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series packs today's most essential cell and tissue base molecular pathology into a compact, high-yield format! It focuses on the state of the art in practical validated molecular diagnostics as applied across the fields of surgical pathology and cytology. With an emphasis on current, clinically valid, and diagnostically important applications today and in the near future, you can be assured you’re getting the most up-to-date, authoritative coverage available. Its pragmatic, well-organized approach, nearly 250 full-color illustrations, and at-a-glance boxes and tables make the information you need easy to access. Practical and affordable, this resource is ideal for study and review as well as everyday clinical practice! Offers detailed discussions on today’s technologies to help you select the best test for case evaluation. Presents recognized molecular pathologists who convey the most current information, keeping you on the cusp of your field. Features nearly 250 full-color illustrations that present important pathologic features, enabling you to form a differential diagnosis and compare your findings with actual cases. Uses a consistent, user-friendly format, including at-a-glance boxes and tables for easy reference.

Clinical Drug Data 11th Edition

Author: Kelly Smith
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071626866
Release Date: 2010-04-15
Genre: Medical

The best single resource available for evaluating and comparing more than 1200 commonly-used medications 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "Although the primary audience for this book is practicing pharmacists, clinical pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and pharmacy students, the wide range of audiences who may benefit from this book include physicians and medical residents who may find this a useful resource, especially with the downloadable option....This is a useful and easy to use reference. Information is systematically organized in an easy to retrieve way."--Doody's Review Service "...will be useful to all health care professionals in a clinical setting." - Review of an earlier edition from the Australian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy Now includes PDA download of the entire text! Uniquely designed to allow comparisons within drug categories, Handbook of Clinical Drug Data is the most comprehensive, well-referenced book available on the selection, use, and clinical aspects of virtually any drug. Compiled by expert clinicians, this quick-access guide delivers the data you need to prevent adverse drug reactions in your patients and help you select drugs for both general and special patient populations Features Full-text PDA download More than 3800 literature citations Comparison charts of drugs by class facilitates clinical decision making Tables to help you rapidly identify the cause of adverse drug effects in patients Guidance on the optimal choice of drugs in special populations, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, and geriatric patients Genetic and ethic considerations Extensively cross-referenced index includes Canadian and British drug names Valuable appendices that include Conversion Factors, Anthropometrics, Laboratory Indices, Pharmacokinetic Equations, and more

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures

Author: Jane Vincent Corbett
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: UCSD:31822034431528
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Written by a highly respected author in the lab and diagnostic test field, this reference explains in detail the clinical significance of tests and diagnostic procedures. Its comprehensive coverage is augmented by a strong emphasis on nursing care as applied to lab and diagnostic tests, and on the relationship between nursing diagnoses and nursing care. Both scholarly and practical, it is ideal for use in both classroom and clinical settings. Each chapter is organized as an independent study unit—complete with objectives, an organizing theme with background information (called an expository organizer), and test questions.

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ISBN: NWU:35558000519138
Release Date: 1983-07
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Cecil textbook of medicine

Author: Russell La Fayette Cecil
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
ISBN: 0721679951
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

The latest version of this superb resource delivers a fully integrated approach to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of virtually every medical condition. Renowned authorities have meticulously revised this classic text to insure it reflects the current state of the field. The 21st Edition is concise, complete, highly readable, well illustrated-and a must for every successful practitioner. "The granddaddy of general internal medicine texts...Solidly written and effectively illustrated...and a comprehensive resource on diseases of adults." (JAMA, rev. of last ed.)