Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-09
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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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
Host-Parasite Interaction
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
Diagnostic Parasitology
Clinical Virology
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
Zoonotic Diseases
Ocular Infections
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Extremely Helpful! June 26, 2011
I really think this is very detailed, easy to understand and a great textbook. I am a medical doctor who wants to finish her specialization in virology, microbiology and environmental hygiene. It is up-to-date with many color and B/W pictures of the most recent micro technologies and procedures. 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. Recommended!
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