ISBN: 9780323089890
Page Count: 1096
Imprint: Saunders
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Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 5th Edition

by Connie R. Mahon, MS, MT(ASCP), CLS, Donald C. Lehman, EdD, MT(ASCP), SM(NRM) and George Manuselis, MA, MT(ASCP)
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ISBN: 9780323089890
Page Count: 1096
Imprint: Saunders
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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.
  • PART I: INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
    1. Bacterial Cell Structure, Physiology, Metabolism, and Genetics
    2. Host-Parasite Interaction
    3. The Laboratory Role in Infection Control
    4. Control of Microorganisms
    5. Performance Improvement in the Microbiology Laboratory
    6. Specimen Collection and Processing
    7. Microscopic Examination of Materials from Infected Sites
    8. Use of Colony Morphology for the Presumptive Identification of Microorganisms
    9. Biochemical Identification of Gram-Negative Bacteria
    10. Immunodiagnosis of Infectious Diseases
    11. Applications of Molecular Diagnostics
    12. Antimicrobial Agent Mechanisms of Action and Resistance
    13. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
    PART II: LABORATORY IDENTIFICATION OF SIGNIFICANT ISOLATES
    14. Staphylococci
    15. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Other Catalase-Negative Gram-Positive Cocci
    16. Aerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli
    17. Neisseria Species and Moraxella catarrhalis
    18. Haemophilus and Other Fastidious Gram-Negative Bacilli
    19. Enterobacteriaceae
    20. Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas, and Campylobacter Species
    21. Nonfermenting and Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli
    22. Anaerobes of Clinical Importance
    23. The Spirochetes
    24. Chlamydia and Rickettsia
    25. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma
    26. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and Other Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria
    27. Medically Significant Fungi
    28. Diagnostic Parasitology
    29. Clinical Virology
    30. Agents of Bioterror
    31. Biofilms: Architects of Disease
    PART III: LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: AN ORGAN SYSTEM APPROACH TO DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY
    32. Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
    33. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
    34. Gastrointestinal Infections and Food Poisoning
    35. Infections of the Central Nervous System
    36. Bacteremia and Sepsis
    37. Urinary Tract Infections
    38. Genital Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    39. Infections in Special Populations
    40. Zoonotic Diseases
    41. Ocular Infections
    APPENDICES
    A. Selected Bacteriologic Culture Media
    B. Selected Mycology Media, Fluids, and Stains
    C. Answers to Learning Assessment Questions
    D. Selected Procedures
    GLOSSARY
    INDEX
  • Connie R. Mahon, MS, MT(ASCP), CLS, Director, Staff College, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington DC, Donald C. Lehman, EdD, MT(ASCP), SM(NRM), Associate Professor, Department of Medical Technology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA and George Manuselis, MA, MT(ASCP), Emeritus, Medical Technology Division, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Natural Sciences and Forensic Science, Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, OH, USA
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