ISBN: 9781455750207
Page Count: 1096
Imprint: Saunders
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Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition

by Connie R. Mahon, MS, MT(ASCP), CLS, Donald C. Lehman, EdD, MT(ASCP), SM(NRM) and George Manuselis, MA, MT(ASCP)
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9781455750207
Page Count: 1096
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $108.00
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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
    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
    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
    APPENDICES
    A. Selected Bacteriologic Culture Media
    B. Selected Mycology Media, Fluids, and Stains
    C. Answers to Learning Assessment Questions
    D. Selected Procedures
    GLOSSARY
    INDEX
  • 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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