Jan 072017
 

A Practical Guide to Basic Laboratory Andrology (Cambridge Medicine (Paperback))


Features: A Practical Guide to Basic Laboratory Andrology
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.
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Dec 292016
 

Quick Review Cards for Medical Laboratory Science


By (author): Valerie Dietz Polansky

A complete study guide! Use these handy cards for course review now…and exam prep later.

More than 500 cards deliver concise, but complete coverage of the major disciplines on the Board of Certification’s content outline and practice today.

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Dec 262016
 

The Female Pelvic Floor: Function, Dysfunction and Management According to the Integral Theory


By (author): Peter E. Papa Petros

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.
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Dec 122016
 

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Dec 082016
 

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Oct 232016
 

The Phlebotomy Textbook


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.

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Oct 112016
 

Manual of Molecular and Clinical Laboratory Immunology


THE authoritative guide for clinical laboratory immunology

For over 40 years the Manual of Molecular and Clinical Laboratory Immunology has served as the premier guide for the clinical immunology laboratory. From basic serology testing to the present wide range of molecular analyses, the Manual has reflected the exponential growth in the field of immunology over the past decades. This eighth edition reflects the latest advances and developments in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with infectious and immune-mediated disorders.

The Manual features detailed descriptions of general and specific methodologies, placing special focus on the interpretation of laboratory findings, and covers the immunology of infectious diseases, including specific pathogens, as well as the full range of autoimmune and immunodeficiency diseases, cancer, and transplantation.

Written to guide the laboratory director, the Manual will also appeal to other laboratory scientists, especially those working in clinical immunology laboratories, and pathologists. It is also a useful reference for physicians, mid-level providers, medical students, and allied health students with an interest in the role that immunology plays in the clinical laboratory.

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Oct 112016
 

Implant Laboratory Procedures: A Step-by-Step Guide


By (author): Carl Drago, Thomas Peterson

Implant Laboratory Procedures: A Step-By-Step Guide provides its readers with a systematic and practical approach to the common dental laboratory procedures associated with implant restorative dentistry. Written with laboratory technicians and restorative dentists in mind, the book is organized by case type, taking common case scenarios and devoting a separate chapter to each one in turn, demonstrating each step of the laboratory procedure required for the implant restoration. Complications associated with the various prosthetic procedures are also included in each chapter and work orders are shown for each and every step. Cases are illustrated with products from various implant companies, but predominantly feature products from Biomet 3i.
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Sep 052016
 

Clostridium difficile: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)


This second edition provides 21 new chapters on methods used in laboratories for investigating the physiology and molecular genetics of the pathogen Clostridium difficile. Chapters detail up-to -date experimental techniques for gene editing and transcriptional analysis which are used to investigate the fundamental biology of the organism and its virulence factors.  Additional chapters  describe development of potential new treatments including vaccines, bacteriophage and faecal transplantation. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Clostridium difficile: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition provides a comprehensive catalogue of molecular tools and techniques authored by the researchers who have developed them.

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Aug 262016
 

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