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.
- Building block approach encourages recall of previously learned information, enhancing your critical and problem solving skills.
- Case in Point feature introduces case studies at the beginning of each chapter.
- Issues to Consider encourages you to analyze and comprehend the case in point.
- Key Terms provide a list of the most important and relevant terms in each chapter.
- Objectives give a measurable outcome to achieve by completing the material.
- Points to Remember summarize and help clearly identify key concepts covered in each chapter.
- Learning assessment questions evaluate how well you have mastered the material.
- New content addresses bone and joint infections, genital tract infections, and nosocomial infections.
- Significantly updated chapter includes current information on molecular biology and highlights content on multidrug resistant bacteria.
- Reorganized chapters accent the most relevant information about viruses and parasites that are also transmissible to humans.
- Case studies on the Evolve site let you apply the information that you learn to realistic scenarios encountered in the laboratory.
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
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
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
A. Selected Bacteriologic Culture Media
B. Selected Mycology Media, Fluids, and Stains
C. Answers to Learning Assessment Questions
D. Selected Procedures