By (author): Diana Nicoll, Stephen J. McPhee, Michael Pignone
This book helps in on-the-spot test selection and interpretation of all common diagnostic tests – including risks and costs. It is useful for pocket, office, or library and includes evidence-based information as well as 350+ tests – clinic to ward, imaging to electrocardiography. It also includes diseases associated with abnormal results. Key references accompany each test. It contains algorithms, nomograms, tables. “A lean, mean reference machine…” – “Journal of Family Practice” on the 1st Edition.
Features: Used Book in Good Condition By (author): Robert Goldfarb
Translational research has been present and ongoing for decades and yet, in spite of The National Institutes of Health promoting this “bench-to-bedside” approach since 2006, its adoption by the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology has been relatively scant and mostly individually approached. Although efforts have been made in this direction by individuals, the communication sciences and disorders professions are somewhat behind the curve in not addressing this issue directly. For practicing clinicians, researchers, and students taking research seminars, Translational Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology examines the broad fields of laboratory, clinical, and public health research. Interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary in scope, it aims to expedite the translation of related discoveries into new and improved standards of care. This series of short essays also honors Dr. Sadanand Singh, the late CEO and Founder of Plural Publishing, Inc., who encouraged innovation throughout his career. All royalties will be donated to the San Diego Foundation/Dr. Sadanand Singh Fund.
The goal of clinical laboratories is to produce accurate information for clinical decision making in medicine. More than half of the medical decisions made depend on clinical laboratory tests.
Patient safety represents an important and critical problem for laboratories. They need to assure that the information they deliver to physicians is accurate, and therefore safe for clinicians to use. Endogenous compounds can interfere with laboratory tests, decreasing accuracy and threatening patient safety. Elevated bilirubin (bilirubinemia) and elevated lipids (lipemia) are common conditions that cause significant interferences with laboratory results. Clinicians depend on laboratories to detect these endogenous interferences. Laboratories must have a means to detect these endogenous interferences, make decisions about reporting results, and evaluate their impact.
Most clinical pathology books provide only an abbreviated introduction to the subject, or provide a long list of references, without the necessary foundation for evaluating their significance. Package inserts typically provide scant information. This book provides the empirical and theoretical foundation for these interferences, describes the clinical settings where they occur, and explains their evaluation and detection, allowing the laboratory to interpret the available data on interferences and make the appropriate decision to effectively report test results while protecting patient safety.
By (author): Diana Nicoll, Chuanyi Mark Lu, Stephen J. McPhee
The essential guide to more than 450 of the most commonly performed diagnostic tests – updated with the latest molecular, genetic, and microbiological tests
Guide to Diagnostic Tests, Seventh Edition is a concise guide to the selection and interpretation of more than 450 of the laboratory and microbiology tests most relevant to the general practice of medicine. This on-the-spot clinical companion also includes coverage of diagnostic imaging, electrocardiology, echocardiography, and the use of tests in differential diagnosis.
Features: • Covers areas of internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, neurology, and obstetrics and gynecology • Over 25 new or substantially revised laboratory tests • New and updated coverage of emerging and re-emerging pathogens and infectious agents,including the Zika and Ebola viruses • Updated material on molecular and genetic tests, including pharmacogenetics tests • An entire section of diagnostic algorithms • Full literature citations with PubMed identification (PMID) numbers included for each reference • Details costs and risks of various procedures and tests • Full section on electrocardiography and echocardiography
If you’ve been looking for an authoritative, up-to-date, and easy-to-carry guide to the latest diagnostic testing procedures, your search ends here.
By (author): Lars Björndahl, David Mortimer, Christopher L. R. Barratt, Jose Antonio Castilla, Roelof Menkveld, Ulrik Kvist, Juan G. Alvarez, Trine B. Haugen
This practical, extensively illustrated handbook covers the procedures that are undertaken in andrology and ART laboratories to analyse and assess male-factor infertility, and to prepare spermatozoa for use in assisted conception therapy. The content is presented as brief, authoritative overviews of the relevant biological background for each area, plus detailed, step-by-step descriptions of the relevant analytical procedures. Each technical section includes pertinent quality control considerations, as well as the optimum presentation of results. In addition to the comprehensive ‘basic’ semen analysis, incorporating careful analysis of sperm morphology, the handbook provides established techniques for the use of computer-aided sperm analysis and sperm functional assessment. Throughout the handbook the interpretation of laboratory results in the clinical context is highlighted, and safe laboratory practice is emphasized. It is an invaluable resource to all scientists and technicians who perform diagnostic testing for male-factor infertility.
I f rst encountered the Integral T eory system in the early 1990’s at the Royal Perth Hospital laboratory in Western Australia where I was working on laparoscopic colposuspension. Even in prototype form, the IVS operation was so simple and ef ective that I adopted it immediately. Subsequently, based on my experiences, I wrote the following in the Medical Journal of Australia in October 1994: (the operations) promise a new era for women, virtually pain-free cure of prolapse and incontinence without catheters, and return to normal activities within days. Now, ten years later, more than 500,000 ‘tension-free’ anterior or posterior sling operations have been performed. One case in particular stands out from those early years. A woman patient in her mid-50’s came to see me with a f ve year history of urinary retention which required an indwelling catheter. T is woman had consulted more than a dozen medical specialists who had told her the same story: no cure was possible. Using the Structured Assessment of the Integral T eory it was deduced that she had a posterior zone defect. I performed a Posterior IVS. T e next day the patient was voiding spontaneously with low residuals, and she has remained well since.
By (author): Frances Fischbach RN BSN MSN, Marshall B. Dunning III BS MS PhD
Prepare your students to deliver safe, effective, and informed care for patients who are undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures with the Ninth Edition of A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests. Organized the way a nurse thinks—by specimen and function—this proven book describes an extensive array of tests for diverse populations, providing step-by-step guidance on correct procedure, tips for accurate interpretation, and expert information on patient preparation and aftercare.
Featuring additional tests, updated reference values, and coverage of the latest advances in CT scans, nuclear scans, and genetics, this edition maintains the organization and coverage that have made it the ideal reference and point-of-care guide for educational and practice settings.
This Ninth Edition is accompanied by a complete online teaching and learning package that includes case studies for application, a wide range of in-class activities and assignments, and Blackboard and WebCT cartridges for course management.
Prepare for practice with tests grouped according to specimen, function, and test type (blood, urine, stool, cerebrospinal fluid, etc.).
Learn vital information to keep in mind when implementing tests with “Clinical Alerts” that highlight critical safety information.
Easily find the test you’re looking for even if you don’t know the exact name with a presentation that supports the way a nurse thinks.
Master key information with helpful tips, inclusion of both conventional and SI units, and coverage of clinical implications for increased and decreased values.
The definitive clinical virology resource for physicians and clinical laboratory virologists The clinical virology field is rapidly evolving and, as a result, physicians and clinical laboratory virologists must have a reliable reference tool to aid in their ability to identify and diagnose viral infections to prevent future outbreaks.
In this completely revised edition of the Clinical Virology Manual, Editor in Chief, Michael Loeffelholz, along with Section Editors, Richard Hodinka, Benjamin Pinsky, and Stephen Young, have complied expert perspectives of a renowned team of clinical virology experts and divided these contributions into three sections to provide the latest information on the diagnosis of viral infections, including ebola, HIV and Human papillomavirus state of the art diagnostic technologies, including next-generation sequencing and nucleic acid amplification methods taxonomy of clinically important viruses such as polyomaviruses and zoonotic viruses This comprehensive reference also includes three appendices with vital information on reference virology laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local public health laboratories, and international reference laboratories and laboratory systems.
Additionally, a new section Diagnostic Best Practices, which summarizes recommendations for diagnostic testing, and cites evidence-based guidelines, is included in each viral pathogens chapter. Clinical Virology Manual, Fifth Edition serves as a reference source to healthcare professionals and laboratorians in providing clinical and technical information regarding viral diseases and the diagnosis of viral infections.
By (author): Susan King Strasinger DA MT(ASCP), Marjorie Schaub Di Lorenzo MT(ASCP)SH
“Quality, safety, and education issues were obviously very much a part of the authors’ agenda. I was pleased to see the authors concentrate efforts on why procedures and techniques are performed a certain way. I believe that understanding why we do things a certain way makes for less deviation from established protocols.”—Carol Becker, MS, MLS(ASCP), Program Director, School of CLS/School of HT, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois
Rely on this comprehensive resource to master the techniques required to safely obtain quality specimens and to understand the whys as well as the hows.
Their 3rd Edition reflects current CLSI standards and offers greater emphasis on quality assessment and preanalytical considerations. It includes up-to-date information on safety equipment, phlebotomy techniques, laboratory information and identification systems, ethical and legal issues, medical terminology, body systems and related diagnostic laboratory tests.
Routine procedures and their complications as well as specialized phlebotomy, quality control, infection control, equipment, and additional duties of the phlebotomist are all thoroughly discussed.
Hundreds of new full-color illustrations • certification-style Study Questions • new Procedure and Pre-analytical Consideration boxes • and a CD-ROM with interactive student exercises and video clips make this edition even better than the last.