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cover image - Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323829977
Publication Date: 12-21-2022
Page Count: 1120
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $139.99

Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 7th Edition

by Connie R. Mahon, M.S.MT(ASCP) and Donald C. Lehman, EdD, MLS(ASCP)cm, SM(NRCM)


ISBN: 9780323829977
Publication Date: 12-21-2022
Page Count: 1120
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $139.99
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Provide your students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the clinical lab! Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 7th Edition uses a reader-friendly "building-block" approach to help students learn the essentials of diagnostic microbiology. Featuring full-color drawings and photos, this text shows how to to develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to the accurate diagnosis of infectious diseases and the identification of infectious agents. This edition adds new content on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, along with the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines.

    • Building-block approach encourages you to use previously learned information in mastering new material.
    • Full-color photographs and photomicrographs make it easier to understand and apply diagnostic microbiology concepts.
    • Case studies describe clinical and laboratory findings, offering opportunities to correlate observations with possible etiologic agents and to build critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Hands-on procedures in the appendices describe techniques used in the lab setting.
    • Issues to Consider boxes list important points to think about while reading the chapter.
    • Case Checks in each chapter highlight specific points in the text and show how they connect to case studies.
    • Bolded key terms with abbreviations are listed at the beginning of each chapter, showing the most important and relevant terms in each chapter.
    • Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter supply you with a measurable learning outcome to achieve by completing the material.
    • Points to Remember sections at the end of each chapter provide a bulleted list of key concepts.
    • Learning Assessment Questions at the conclusion of each chapter help you to think critically and to evaluate how well you have mastered the material.
    • Agents of Bioterror and Forensic Microbiology chapter provides the most current information about these important topics.
    • Lab manual on the Evolve website reinforces concepts with real-life scenarios and review questions.
    • Glossary at the end of the book supplies you with a quick reference for looking up definitions of key terms.
    • NEW! Information about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 is added to this edition.
    • NEW! Updated content is included throughout the book, and several chapters are reorganized and refocused.
    • NEW! Enterobacteriaceae chapter is updated.
  • Part 1: 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: disinfection, sterilization, and microbiology safety
    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. Antibacterial mechanisms of action and bacterial resistance mechanisms
    13. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
    Part 2: Laboratory identification of significant isolates
    14. Staphylococcus and similar organisms
    15. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and other catalase-negative, gram-positive cocci
    16. Aerobic gram-positive bacilli
    17. Neisseria species and Moraxella catarrhalis
    18. Haemophilus, HACEK group, Legionella, and other fastidious gram-negative bacilli
    19. Enterobacterales
    20. Vibrio, Aeromonas, Campylobacter, and Campylobacter-like species
    21. Nonfermenting and miscellaneous gram-negative bacilli
    22. Anaerobes of clinical importance
    23. The spirochetes
    24. Chlamydia, Rickettsia, and similar organisms
    25. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma
    26. Mycobacterium tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacteria
    27. Medically significant fungi
    28. Diagnostic parasitology
    29. Clinical virology
    30. Agents of bioterror and forensic microbiology
    31. Biofilms: architects of disease
    Part 3: 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 infections
    39. Infections in special populations
    40. Zoonotic diseases
    41. Ocular infections
    Appendix A Answers to learning assessmentquestions
    Appendix B Selected bacteriologic culture media
    Appendix C Selected mycology culture media and stains
    Appendix D Selected procedures
  • Connie R. Mahon, M.S.MT(ASCP), Director, Organization Development (Retired), Health Resources and Services Administration, Learning Institute, Rockville, Maryland; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Integrative Health Sciences Department, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, DC and Donald C. Lehman, EdD, MLS(ASCP)cm, SM(NRCM), Associate Professor, Department of Medical Technology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
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