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cover image - Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,15th Edition
ISBN: 9780323796606
Page Count: 1184
Imprint: Elsevier
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Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 15th Edition

by Patricia M. Tille, PhD, MLS(ASCP), AHI(AMT), FACSc

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,15th Edition
ISBN: 9780323796606
Page Count: 1184
Imprint: Elsevier
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Perfect your lab skills with the essential text for diagnostic microbiology! Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 15th Edition Is known as the #1 bench reference for practicing microbiologists and as the preeminent text for students in clinical laboratory science programs. With hundreds of full-color illustrations and step-by-step methods for procedures, this text provides a solid, basic understanding of diagnostic microbiology and also covers more advanced techniques such as matrix-assisted laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Written by noted CLS educator Dr. Patricia Tille, Diagnostic Microbiology has everything you need to get accurate lab test results in class and in clinical practice.

    • More than 800 high-quality, full-color illustrations help you visualize concepts.
    • Expanded sections on parasitology, mycology, and virology allow you to use just one book, eliminating the need to purchase other microbiology textbooks for these topics. 
    • Hands-on procedures show exactly what takes place in the lab, including step-by-step methods, photos, and expected results.
    • Case studies allow you to apply your knowledge to diagnostic scenarios and to develop critical thinking skills.
    • Genera and Species boxes provide handy, at-a-glance summaries at the beginning of each organism chapter. 
    • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter provide measurable outcomes to achieve by completing the chapter material.
    • A glossary defines terms at the back of the book and on the Evolve companion website.
    • New! Updated content includes infectious disease trends and new illustrations such as culture plate images of real specimens, complex gram stains, lactophenol cotton blue microscopy, and more.
    • NEW COVID-19 information has been added.
    • UPDATED topics include the Human Microbiome Project, expanded MALDI-TOF applications and molecular diagnostics in conjunction with traditional microbiology, additional streps, and significant news in mycology.
    • EXPANDED glossary defines terms on the Evolve companion website.
  • Part IBasic Medical Microbiology

    Chapter 1Microbial Taxonomy

    Chapter 2Bacterial Genetics, Metabolism, and Structure

    Chapter 3Host-Microorganism Interactions

    Part IIGeneral Principles in Clinical Microbiology

    Section 1Safety and Specimen Management

    Chapter 4Laboratory Safety

    Chapter 5Specimen Management

    Section 2Approaches to Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

    Chapter 6Role of Microscopy

    Chapter 7Traditional Cultivation and Identification

    Chapter 8Nucleic Acid-Based Analytic Methods for Microbial Identification and Characterization

    Chapter 9Overview of Immunochemical Methods Used for Organism Detection

    Section 3Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity

    Chapter 10Principles of Antimicrobial Action & Resistance

    Chapter 11Laboratory Methods and Strategies for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

    Part IIIBacteriology

    Section 1Principles of Identification

    Chapter 12Overview of Bacterial Identification Methods and Strategies

    Section 2 Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Cocci

    Chapter 13Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, and Similar Organisms

    Section 3Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Cocci

    Chapter 14Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Similar Organisms

    Section 4Non-Branching, Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Bacilli

    Chapter 15Bacillus and Similar Organisms

    Chapter 16Listeria, Corynebacterium, and Similar Organisms

    Section 5Non-Branching, Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Bacilli

    Chapter 17Erysipelothirix, Lactobacillus, and Similar Organisms

    Section 6Branching or Partially Acid-Fast, Gram-Positive Bacilli

    Chapter 18Nocardia, Streptomyces, Rhodococcus, and Similar Organisms

    Section 7Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Positive, Oxidase-Negative)

    Chapter 19Enterobacteriaceae

    Chapter 20Acinetobacter, Stenotrophomonas, and Other Organisms

    Section 8Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Positive, Oxidase-Positive)

    Chapter 21Pseudomonas, Burkholderia, and Similar Organisms

    Chapter 22Achromobacter, Rhizobium, Ochrobactrum, and Similar Organisms

    Chapter 23Chryseobacterium, Sphingobacterium, and Similar Organisms

    Chapter 24Alcaligenes, Bordetella (Nonpertussis), Comamonas, and Similar Organisms

    Chapter 25Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas shigelloides, and Chromobacterium violaceum

    Section 9Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Negative, Oxidase-Positive)

    Chapter 26Sphingomonas paucimobilis and Similar Organisms

    Chapter 27Moraxella

    Chapter 28Eikenella corrodens and Similar Organisms

    Chapter 29Pasteurella and Similar Organisms

    Chapter 30Actinobacillus, Kingella, Cardiobacterium, Capnocytophaga, and Similar Organisms

    Section 10Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Negative, Oxidase-Variable)

    Chapter 31Haemophilus

    Section 11Gram-Negative Bacilli that are Optimally Recovered on Special Media

    Chapter 32Bartonella and Afipia

    Chapter 33Campylobacter, Arcobacter, and Helicobacter

    Chapter 34Legionella

    Chapter 35Brucella

    Chapter 36Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis

    Chapter 37Francisella

    Chapter 38Streptobacillus moniliformis and Spirillum minus

    Section 12Gram-Negative Cocci

    Chapter 39Neisseria and Moraxella catarrhalis

    Section 13Anaerobic Bacteriology

    Chapter 40Overview and General Considerations

    Chapter 41Laboratory Considerations

    Section 14Mycobacteria and Other Bacteria with Unusual Growth Requirements

    Chapter 42Mycobacteria

    Chapter 43Obligate Intracellular and Nonculturable Bacterial Agents

    Chapter 44Cell Wall-Deficient Bacteria: Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

    Chapter 45The Spirochetes

    Part IVParasitology

    Chapter 46Overview of the Methods and Strategies in Parasitology

    Chapter 47 Intestinal Protozoa

    Chapter 48Blood and Tissue Protoza

    Chapter 49Protozoa from Other Body Sites

    Chapter 50 Intestinal Nematodes

    Chapter 51Tissue Nematodes

    Chapter 52Blood Nematodes

    Chapter 53 Intestinal Cestodes

    Chapter 54Tissue Cestodes

    Chapter 55Intestinal Trematodes

    Chapter 56 Liver and Lung Trematodes

    Chapter 57Blood Trematodes

    Part VMycology

    Chapter 58Overview of Fungal Identification Methods and Strategies

    Chapter 59Hyaline Molds, Zygomycetes, Dermatophytes, and Opportunitistic and Systemic Mycoses

    Chapter 60Dematiaceious Molds

    Chapter 61Opportunistic Atypical Fungs: P. jiroveci

    Chapter 62The Yeasts

    Chapter 63Antifungal Susceptibility Testing, Therapy and Prevention

    Part VIVirology

    Chapter 64Overview of the Methods and Strategies in Virology

    Chapter 65Viruses in Human Disease

    Chapter 66Antiviral Therapy, Susceptibility Testing and Prevention

    Part VIIDiagnosis by Organ System

    Chapter 67Bloodstream Infections

    Chapter 68Infections of the Lower Respiratory Tract

    Chapter 69Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and Other Infections of the Oral Cavity and Neck

    Chapter 70Meningitis and Other Infections of the Central Nervous Systems

    Chapter 71Infections of the Eyes, Ears, and Sinuses

    Chapter 72Infections of the Urinary Tract

    Chapter 73Genital Tract Infections

    Chapter 74Gastrointestinal Tract Infections

    Chapter 75Skin, Soft Tissue, and Wound Infections

    Chapter 76Normally Sterile Body Fluids, Bone and Bone Marrow, and Solid Tissues

    Part VIIIClinical Laboratory Management

    Chapter 77Quality in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

    Chapter 78Infection Control

    Chapter 79Sentinel Laboratory Response to Bioterrorism


  • Patricia M. Tille, PhD, MLS(ASCP), AHI(AMT), FACSc, Chair of Microbiology Advisory Committee, Editor in Chief IJBLS, International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Graduate Program Director/Faculty, Medical Laboratory Science, University of Cincinnati
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