cover image - Clinical Biochemistry,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780702072987
Page Count: 188
Imprint: Elsevier
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Clinical Biochemistry, 6th Edition

by Michael Murphy, FRCP Edin FRCPath, Rajeev Srivastava and Kevin Deans, PhD FRCP FRCPath
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cover image - Clinical Biochemistry,6th Edition
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This comprehensively revised edition of Clinical Biochemistry offers essential reading for today’s students of medicine and other health science disciplines – indeed, anyone who requires a concise, practical introduction to the subject. Topics are clearly presented in a series of double-page ‘learning units’, each covering a particular aspect of clinical biochemistry. Four sections provide a core grounding in the subject:

  • Introducing clinical biochemistry gives an insight into how modern hospital laboratories work, and includes an entirely new series of learning units on the interpretation of test results
  • Core biochemistry covers the bulk of routine analyses, and their relevance to the clinical setting
  • Endocrinology provides an overview of endocrine investigations as well as a practical approach to thyroid, adrenal, pituitary and gonadal function testing
  • Specialised investigations embraces an assortment of other topics that students may encounter

This edition represents the most radical revision of the book to date. Every learning unit has been examined and updated to reflect current developments and clinical best practice. Entirely new material includes a series of learning units on interpretation and analytical aspects of clinical biochemistry. Coverage of fluid biochemistry is now more comprehensive. New "Want to know more?" links throughout the book point readers to relevant further information.

  • (Printed version) now includes the complete eBook version for the first time – downloadable for anytime access and enhanced with new, interactive multiple choice questions for each section, to test your understanding and aid exam preparation
  • Part 1: Introducing clinical biochemistry

    1 The clinical biochemistry laboratory

    2 The use of the laboratory

    3 Interpretation of results: general

    4 Interpretation of results: diagnosis

    5 Interpretation of results: monitoring

    6 Analytical aspects

    Part 2: Core biochemistry

    7 Fluid and electrolytes: basic concepts

    8 Water and sodium balance: physiological mechanisms

    9 Hyponatraemia: pathophysiology

    10 Hyponatraemia: assessment and management

    11 Hypernatraemia

    12 Hyperkalaemia

    13 Hypokalaemia

    14 Intravenous fluid therapy

    15 Investigation of renal function (1)

    16 Investigation of renal function (2)

    17 Urinalysis

    18 Proteinuria

    19 Acute kidney injury

    20 Chronic kidney disease

    21 Acid–base: concepts and vocabulary

    22 Metabolic acid–base disorders

    23 Respiratory and mixed acid–base disorders

    24 Acid–base disorders: diagnosis and management

    25 Proteins and enzymes

    26 Immunoglobulins

    27 Myocardial infarction

    28 Liver function tests

    29 Jaundice

    30 Liver disease

    31 Glucose metabolism and diabetes mellitus

    32 Diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes mellitus

    33 Diabetic ketoacidosis

    34 Hypoglycaemia

    35 Calcium regulation and hypocalcaemia

    36 Hypercalcaemia

    37 Phosphate and magnesium

    38 Metabolic bone disease

    39 Osteoporosis and fragility fractures

    Part 3: Endocrinology

    40 Endocrine control

    41 Dynamic function tests

    42 Pituitary function

    43 Growth disorders and acromegaly

    44 Thyroid pathophysiology

    45 Hypothyroidism

    46 Hyperthyroidism

    47 Adrenocortical pathophysiology

    48 Hypofunction of the adrenal cortex

    49 Hyperfunction of the adrenal cortex

    50 Gonadal function

    51 Subfertility 

    Part 4: Specialized investigations

    52 Nutritional assessment

    53 Nutritional support

    54 Parenteral nutrition

    55 The metabolic response to injury

    56 Gastrointestinal disorders

    57 Iron

    58 Zinc and copper

    59 Therapeutic drug monitoring

    60 Toxicology

    61 Metal poisoning

    62 Alcohol

    63 Ascites

    64 Pleural fluid

    65 Cerebrospinal fluid

    66 Identification of body fluids

    67 Lipoprotein metabolism

    68 Clinical disorders of lipid metabolism

    69 Hypertension

    70 Cancer and its consequences

    71 Tumour markers

    72 Multiple endocrine neoplasia

    73 Hyperuricaemia

    74 Myopathy

    75 Fetal monitoring and prenatal diagnosis

    76 Pregnancy

    77 Antenatal screening

    78 Screening the newborn for disease

    79 Paediatric biochemistry

    80 Inborn errors of metabolism

    81 Selected inherited disorders 

    Case history comments

    Online self-assessment

    Index

  • Michael Murphy, FRCP Edin FRCPath, Clinical Reader in Biochemical Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK, Rajeev Srivastava, Consultant Clinical Biochemist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Glasgow, UK and Kevin Deans, PhD FRCP FRCPath, Consultant Clinical Biochemist, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen, UK
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