Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 5th Edition
Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study

Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 5th Edition


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.
      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
      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
      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
      A. Selected Bacteriologic Culture Media
      B. Selected Mycology Media, Fluids, and Stains
      C. Answers to Learning Assessment Questions
      D. Selected Procedures
      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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