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Clinical Laboratory Microbiology : A Practical Approach

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0130921955
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3/23/2010
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Clinical Laboratory Microbiologyis part of Pearsonrs"s Clinical Laboratory Science series of textbooks, which is designed to balance theory and practical applications in a way that is engaging and useful to students.Clinical Laboratory Microbiologypresents highly detailed technical information and real-life case studies that will help learners envision themselves as members of the health care team, providing the laboratory services specific to microbiology that assist in patient care. The mixture of theoretical and practical information relating to microbiology provided in this text allows learners to analyze and synthesize this information and, ultimately, to answer questions and solve problems and cases. Some exciting features to this book include: Taxonomy with a pronunciation guide Checkpoints! throughout the chapter allow the reader to assess learning, develop test taking skills and promote retention. Answers are provided in the appendix. Real World Tips reinforce the importance of what they are learning Graphic organizers such as timelines and concept maps help visual learners grasp the content. Flow charts model the decisions that are part of identification of an unknown microorganism. Learning Opportunities and Case Studies This book should serve as a helpful bench reference for practicing laboratory professionals. Other professionals such as pathology residents, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners will find the information useful.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

Foreward

Preface

Acknowledgements

Reviewers

Contributors

 

Part One:  Introduction to Diagnostic Microbiology

 

Chapter 1:  Development of Diagnostic Microbiology

 

Chapter 2:  Taxonomy and Classification

 

Chapter 3:  The Bacterial Cell

 

Chapter 4:  The Host’s Encounter with Microbes

 

Chapter 5:  Safety

 

 

Part Two:  Routine Specimen Processing

 

Chapter 6:  Specimen Collection

 

Chapter 7:  Cultivation of Microorganisms

 

Chapter 8:  Presumptive Identification

 

Chapter 9:  Final Identification

 

Chapter 10:  Immunological Tests

 

Chapter 11:  Susceptibility Testing

 

Chapter 12:  Emerging Technologies

 

Part Three:  Special Specimen Processing

 

Chapter 13: Acid-Fast Bacilli Cultures

 

Chapter 14: Fungal Cultures 

 

Chapter 15:  Ova and Parasites

 

Chapter 16:  Viral, Chlamydial & Rickettsial Specimens

 

 

Part Four:  Clinically Significant Isolates

 

Chapter 17:  Aerobic Gram Positive Cocci

 

 

Chapter 18: Aerobic Gram Negative Cocci

 

 Chapter 19:  Aerobic Gram Positive Rods

 

Chapter 20:   Fastidious Gram-Negative Rods

 

Chapter 21: Enterobacteriaceae

 

Chapter 22:  Non-fermenting Gram Negative Rods

 

Chapter 23:  Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas, Campylobacter and Helicobacter

 

Chapter 24:  Anaerobic Bacteria

 

Chapter 25:  Spirochetes

 

Chapter 26:  Mycobacterium Species

 

Chapter 27:  Miscellaneous Microorganisms

 

Chapter 28: Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

Chapter 29: Medical Mycology

 

Chapter 30:  Parasitology

 

Chapter 31:  Intracellular Microorganisms

 

Part Five:  Analysis of Body Systems for Infectious Disease

 

Chapter 32: Cardiovascular System

 

Chapter 33: Respiratory System

Chapter 34:  Urinary System

 

Chapter 35:  Gastrointestinal System       

 

 Chapter 36:  Genital System

 

Chapter 37:  The Integumentary System

 

Chapter 38:  Central Nervous System

 

Chapter 39:  Skeletal System

 

Chapter 40:  Opportunistic Infections

 

Chapter 41:  Nosocomial Infection

Chapter 42:  Global Threats

 

 

 

Appendix A:  Answers to Case Studies

Appendix B:  Answers to Checkpoints

Appendix C:  Answers to Learning Opportunities

Appendix D:   Medium Formulations

Appendix E:   Methods

 

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