Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory

Author: Amitava Dasgupta
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0124158587
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This practical, easy-to-use guide, named to Doody’s Core Titles 2013, addresses interference issues in all laboratory tests, including patient epigenetics, process of specimen collection, enzymes, biomarkers. Clinicians and laboratory scientists can therefore rely on one reference which speaks to both their needs of accurate specimen analysis and optimal patient care. Erroneous hospital and pathology laboratory results can be confusing and problematic, especially in acute care situations. While some factors creating interference, can be identified in the laboratory, detecting many others is often dependent on clinical details unavailable to the laboratory scientists or pathologists. Therefore, clinicians must become proficient in identifying such erroneous reports, and working with pathologists and laboratory scientists so that they can understand the source of such interferences, correct the results, and then decide what course of action must be followed for proper patient management. Named to Doody’s Core Titles 2013, a collection development tool for health sciences libraries of all sizes, by Doody Enterprises Practical information for both clinicians and laboratory scientists, presented in the form of tables and charts for easy reference Focus on range and sources of interferences rather than details of toxicologic mechanisms which are well covered in toxicology textbooks Covers interferences across endocrine, oncology, hematology, immunohistochemistry, immunology, serology, microbiology, and molecular testing

Endocrine Biomarkers

Author: Hossein Sadrzadeh
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128034181
Format: PDF, ePub
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Endocrine Biomarkers: Clinical Aspects and Laboratory Determination covers all the pre-analytical variables that can affect test results, both in the clinic and laboratory. Biomarkers of endocrine and bone diseases are discussed from both clinical and laboratory perspectives, and the authors elaborate on the teamwork-based app+roach between the clinician and the laboratory professional in the diagnosis and management of endocrine and bone disorders. Discussions include test utilization, laboratory measurement methods, harmonization and standardization, interpretation of results, and reference intervals. Each chapter ends with a discussion of one or two relevant cases with shared opinions from both a clinician and a clinical chemist. Each chapter also includes a summary box outlining key points and common pitfalls in the use of specific disease biomarkers and tests. Focuses on the traditional, current, and emerging clinical chemistry tests for endocrine and bone diseases, along with their application in individual clinical management Presents a brief discussion of each disorder and its respective interrelationships, along with laboratory methodologies that can be used to aid in evaluation of disorders Reviews common approaches to the measurement of the relevant hormones, with a special focus on measures that require a structured clinical testing scenario Reviews novel chemistry tests as potential means of future diagnostic tests Provides an overview of the current methodology and controversies in the concept of target lipid levels, paying particular attention to the role of clinical chemistry in helping to implement population health targets

Clinical Diagnostic Tests

Author: Michael Laposata
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 1620700832
Format: PDF, Kindle
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" Clinical Diagnostic Tests is a convenient, quick-reference guide to common errors and pitfalls in test selection and result interpretation for practitioners and trainees in all areas of clinical medicine. Authored by recognized experts and educators in laboratory medicine, it provides timely, practical guidance about what to doóand what not to doófor practitioners ordering or interpreting clinical tests. Each topic features a concise overview and summary followed by a list of bulleted ìstandards of careî that will enable practitioners to quickly recognize and avert a potential problem. Organized for easy access to critical information, this pithy guide addresses all major issues practitioners are likely to encounter during their day-to-day clinical work. It is intended for practitioners in pathology, laboratory medicine, primary care as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It is also a valuable resource for clinical trainees and students who need to learn effective, efficient use of the clinical lab in practice. Key Features: Provides practical guidance for avoiding common errors and pitfalls in lab test selection and interpretation Includes pithy overviews and recommendations for quick reference Written by expert authors and educators in laboratory medicine Presents bulleted ìstandards of careî Serves as a concise, to-the-point teaching guide About the Author: Michael Laposata, MD, PhD , is Chair of Pathology, Director of Division of Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Laboratories, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston "

Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering

Author: Mehdi Razavi
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
ISBN: 1681085364
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume reviews the published knowledge about bioactive composites, protein scaffolds and hydrogels. Chapters also detail the production parameters and clarify the evaluation protocol for analysis or testing and scaffolding biomaterials. The volume concludes with a summary of applications of porous scaffold in medicine. Each chapter links basic scientific and engineering concepts to practical applications for the benefit of the reader. The text offers a wealth of information that will be of use to all students, bioengineers, materials scientists, chemists, physicians and surgeons concerned with the properties, performance, and the application of tissue engineering scaffolds in clinical settings.

How Not to Die

Author: Gene Stone
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783946566298
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die meisten aller frühzeitigen Todesfälle lassen sich verhindern - und zwar, so überraschend es klingen mag, durch einfache Änderungen der eigenen Lebens- und Ernährungsweise. Dr. Michael Greger, international renommierter Arzt, Ernährungswissenschaftler und Gründer des Online-Informationsportals Nutritionfacts.org, lüftet in seinem weltweit aussergewöhnlich erfolgreichen Beststeller das am besten gehütete Geheimnis der Medizin: Wenn die Grundbedingungen stimmen, kann sich der menschliche Körper selbst heilen. In How Not To Die analysiert Greger die häufigsten 15 Todesursachen der westlichen Welt, zu denen z. B. Herzerkrankungen, Krebs, Diabetes, Bluthochdruck und Parkinson zählen, und erläutert auf Basis der neuesten wissenschaftlichen Forschungsergebnisse, wie diese verhindert, in ihrer Entstehung aufgehalten oder sogar rückgängig gemacht werden können. Darüber hinaus erklärt er auf verständliche und enorm fesselnde, aber stets wissenschaftlich fundierte Weise, welche Lebensmittel besonders wertvoll und gesund für die verschiedenen Organe und Funktionen des menschlichen Körpers sind, und wie diese am besten kombiniert und verzehrt werden können. Sein "Tägliches Dutzend" fasst in einer so übersichtlichen wie praktischen Checkliste alle die Lebensmittel zusammen, die eine optimale Gesundheit unterstützen. Dieses Buch ist ein Muss für alle, die ihre gesundheitliche Zukunft selbstbestimmt und gut informiert in die eigenen Hände nehmen möchten. "Mit Abstand das beste Buch, dass ich je über Ernährung und Diäten gelesen habe." Dan Buettner, Bestseller-Autor der "The Blue Zones"

Clinical Chemistry

Author: Donna Larson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455742163
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gain a clear understanding of pathophysiology and lab testing! Clinical Chemistry: Fundamentals and Laboratory Techniques prepares you for success as a medical lab technician by simplifying complex chemistry concepts and lab essentials including immunoassays, molecular diagnostics, and quality control. A pathophysiologic approach covers diseases that are commonly diagnosed through chemical tests broken down by body system and category such as respiratory, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular conditions. Written by clinical chemistry educator Donna Larson and a team of expert contributors, this full-color book is ideal for readers who may have minimal knowledge of chemistry and are learning laboratory science for the first time.Full-color illustrations and design simplify complex concepts and make learning easier by highlighting important material.Case studies help you apply information to real-life scenarios."Pathophysiology and Analytes" section includes information related to diseases or conditions, such as a biochemistry review, disease mechanisms, clinical correlation, and laboratory analytes and assays.Evolve companion website includes case studies and animations that reinforce what you ve learned from the book."Laboratory Principles" section covers safety, quality assurance, and other fundamentals of laboratory techniques.Review questions at the end of each chapter are tied to the learning objectives, helping you review and retain the material.Critical thinking questions and discussion questions help you think about and apply key points and concepts."Other Aspects of Clinical Chemistry" section covers therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, transplantation, and emergency preparedness.Learning objectives in each chapter help you to remember key points or to analyze and synthesize concepts in clinical chemistry.A list of key words Is provided at the beginning of each chapter, and these are also bolded in the text.""Chapter summaries consist of bulleted lists and tables highlighting the most important points of each chapter.A glossary at the back of the book provides a quick reference to definitions of all clinical chemistry terms. "

Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy

Author: Ann M. Gronowski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1592597874
Format: PDF, Docs
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Practicing specialists in pathology, laboratory medicine, and obstetrics comprehensively summarize the latest scientific findings and their experiences in the use and interpretation of laboratory testing in patients who are pregnant or experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss. Topics of interest include the effects of normal physiological changes on test results, test selection for diagnosis, changes in reference ranges, monitoring the pregnant patient, new technologies, and the limitations of laboratory testing. The authors not only clearly explain currently used test methods and technologies for the nontechnical reader, but also provide comprehensive details for laboratory professionals. The comprehensive appendix that compiles published normal reference ranges by first, second, and third trimester consttitutes an excellent resource for professionals caring for pregnant women.

Instrumentelle Analytik

Author: Douglas A. Skoog
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 366207916X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Mit der deutschsprachigen Ausgabe des Standard-Lehrbuchs zur Instrumentellen Analytik von Skoog und Leary schließt sich endlich eine Lücke im Buchangebot für fortgeschrittene Studenten der Chemie an Universitäten und Fachhochschulen. Aufgrund des multidisziplinären Eindringens der Analytischen Chemie in andere Bereiche richtet sich das Buch auch an Physiker, Ingenieure und Biochemiker. Das Buch führt aktuell und kompetent in die Grundzüge und Feinheiten der heutigen Instrumentellen Analytischen Chemie ein. Über 530 detailreiche, selbsterklärende Abbildungen, Anhänge zu Statistik und Elektronik, Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungen und viele wichtige Originalzitate ergänzen dieses moderne Lehrbuch für Studierende und Praktiker.