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Providing a solid introduction 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. A reader-friendly, "building block" approach to microbiology moves progressively from basic concepts to advanced understanding, guiding you through the systematic identification of etiologic agents of infectious diseases.
-Building block approach encourages recall of previously learned information, enhancing your critical and problem solving skills.
-Case in Point feature introduces case studies at the beginning of each chapter.
-Issues to Consider encourages you to analyze and comprehend the case in point.
-Key Terms provide a list of the most important and relevant terms in each chapter.
-Objectives give a measurable outcome to achieve by completing the material.
-Points to Remember summarize and help clearly identify key concepts covered in each chapter.
-Learning assessment questions evaluate how well you have mastered the material.
-New content addresses bone and joint infections, genital tract infections, and nosocomial infections.
-Significantly updated chapter includes current information on molecular biology and highlights content on multidrug resistant bacteria.
-Reorganized chapters accent the most relevant information about viruses and parasites that are also transmissible to humans.
-Case studies on the Evolve site let you apply the information that you learn to realistic scenarios encountered in the laboratory.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Clinical Microbiology|
|Bacterial Cell Structure, Physiology, Metabolism, and Genetics|
|The Laboratory Role in Infection Control|
|Control of Microorganisms|
|Performance Improvement in the Microbiology Laboratory|
|Specimen Collection and Processing|
|Microscopic Examination of Materials from Infected Sites|
|Use of Colonial Morphology for the Presumptive Identification of Microorganisms|
|Biochemical Identification of Gram-Negative Bacteria|
|Immunodiagnosis of Infectious Diseases|
|Applications of Molecular Diagnostics|
|Antibiotic Mechanisms of Action and Resistance|
|Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing|
|Laboratory Identification of Significant Isolates|
|Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Other Catalase-Negative Gram-Positive Cocci|
|Aerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli|
|Neisseria Species and Moraxella catarrhalis|
|Haemophilus and Other Fastidious Gram-Negative Bacilli|
|Vibrio, Aeromonas, and Campylobacter Species|
|Nonfermenting and Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli|
|Anaerobes of Clinical Importance|
|Chlamydia and Rickettsia|
|Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma|
|Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Other Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria|
|Medically Significant Fungi|
|Agents of Bioterror|
|Biofilms: Architects of Disease|
|Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: an Organ System Approach to Diagnostic Microbiology|
|Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections|
|Skin and Soft Tissue Infections|
|Gastrointestinal Infections and Food Poisoning|
|Infections of the Central Nervous System|
|Bacteremia and Sepsis|
|Urinary Tract Infections|
|Genital Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases|
|Infections in Special Populations|
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