The most authoritative, comprehensive reference in the field. • Sets the standard for state-of-the-science laboratory practice. • A collaborative effort of 22 editors and more than 260 authors from around the world, all experienced researchers and practitioners in medical and diagnostic microbiology. • Includes 149 chapters of the latest research findings, infectious agents, methods, practices, and safety guidelines. • Indispensable to clinical microbiologists, laboratory technologists, and infectious disease specialists in hospitals, clinics, reference laboratories, and more
As the field of clinical microbiology continues to change, this edition of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology has been revised and rewritten to incorporate the most current clinical and laboratory information. In two volumes, 11 sections, and 152 chapters, it offers accessible and authoritative descriptions of important diseases, laboratory diagnosis, and therapeutic testing of all clinically significant bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.
Includes information on infection detection and prevention and control, diagnostic technologies, bacteriology, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents and susceptibility test methods, virology, mycology, and parasitology.
Continues to serve as the sole major publication providing step-by-step protocols and descriptions that enable clinical microbiologists and laboratory staff personnel to perform all analyses from the receipt of the specimen through processing, testing, interpretation, presentation of the final report, and subsequent consultation.
Designed for associate-degree MLT/CLT programs and baccalaureate MT/CLS programs, this textbook presents the essentials of clinical microbiology. It provides balanced coverage of specific groups of microorganisms and the work-up of clinical specimens by organ system, and also discusses the role of the microbiology laboratory in regard to emerging infections, healthcare epidemiology, and bioterrorism. Clinical case studies and self-assessment questions show how to incorporate the information into everyday practice. More than 400 illustrations and visual information displays enhance the text. Essentials boxes, chapter outlines, key terms, summaries, and other study aids help students retain information. A bound-in CD-ROM includes additional review questions, case studies, and Web links.
A comprehensive and updated volume for the clinical virologist. • Details laboratory procedures for detecting and handling viruses, from specimen requirements and quality assurance to virus detection and identification, from the fundamentals through the latest molecular methods. • Presents the most current knowledge on the wide range of specific viral pathogens. • Includes information on services provided by federal and state public health virology laboratories. • Provides essential information for clinicians and laboratory virologists.
Classic reference that addresses and meets the needs of everyone in the "total testing process" circle.
Presents the latest molecular diagnostic techniques to support clinical care and basic and clinical research. Encapsulates the current state of the science and points to new avenues for research that will broaden the application and usefulness of molecular diagnostics.
Perfect your lab skills with the gold standard in microbiology! Serving as both the #1 bench reference for practicing microbiologists and as a favorite text for students in clinical laboratory science programs, Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th Edition covers all the topical information and critical thinking practice you need for effective laboratory testing. This new edition also features hundreds step-by-step procedures, updated visuals, new case studies, and new material on the latest trends and equipment in clinical microbiology — including automation, automated streaking, MALDI-TOF, and incubator microscopes. It’s everything you need to get quality lab results in class and in clinical practice! More than 800 detailed, full-color illustrations aid comprehension and help in visualizing concepts. Expanded sections on parasitology, mycology, and virology eliminate the need to purchase separate books on this material. General and Species boxes in the organism chapters highlight the important topics that will be discussed in the chapter. Case studies provide the opportunity to apply information to a variety of diagnostic scenarios, and help improve decision-making and critical thinking skills. Hands-on procedures include step-by-step instructions, full-color photos, and expected results. A glossary of terms is found at the back of the book for quick reference. Learning objectives begin each chapter, offering a measurable outcome to achieve by the completing the material. Learning resources on the Evolve companion website enhance learning with review questions and procedures. NEW! Coverage of automation, automated streaking, MALDI-TOF, and incubator microscopes keeps you in the know on these progressing topics. NEW! Updated images provide a more vivid look into book content and reflect the latest procedures. NEW! Thoroughly reviewed and updated chapters equip you with the most current information. NEW! Significant lab manual improvements provide an excellent learning resource at no extra cost. NEW! 10 extra case studies on the Evolve companion website offer more opportunities to improve critical thinking skills.
A rich array of methods and discussions of productive microbial processes. • Reviews of the newest techniques, approaches, and options in the use of microorganisms and other cell culture systems for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, industrial enzymes and proteins, foods and beverages, fuels and fine chemicals, and other products. • Focuses on the latest advances and findings on the current state of the art and science and features a new section on the microbial production of biofuels and fine chemicals, as well as a stronger emphasis on mammalian cell culture methods. • Covers new methods that enhance the capacity of microbes used for a wide range of purposes, from winemaking to pharmaceuticals to bioremediation, at volumes from micro- to industrial scale.
Kucers’ The Use of Antibiotics is the definitive, internationally-authored reference, providing everything that the infectious diseases specialist and prescriber needs to know about antimicrobials in this vast and rapidly developing field. The much-expanded Seventh Edition comprises 4800 pages in 3 volumes in order to cover all new and existing therapies, and emerging drugs not yet fully licensed. Concentrating on the treatment of infectious diseases, the content is divided into four sections - antibiotics, anti-fungal drugs, anti-parasitic drugs, and anti-viral drugs - and is highly structured for ease of reference. Each chapter is organized in a consistent format, covering susceptibility, formulations and dosing (adult and pediatric), pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, toxicity, and drug distribution, with detailed discussion regarding clinical uses - a feature unique to this title. Compiled by an expanded team of internationally renowned and respected editors, with expert contributors representing Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, the US, and Canada, the Seventh Edition adopts a truly global approach. It remains invaluable for anyone using antimicrobial agents in their clinical practice and provides, in a systematic and concise manner, all the information required when prescribing an antimicrobial to treat infection.
Good science is safe science Biological safety and biosecurity protocols are essential to the reputation and responsibility of every scientific institution, whether research, academic, or production. Every risk-no matter how small-must be considered, assessed, and properly mitigated. If the science is not safe, it is not good science. Now in its fifth edition, Biological Safety: Principles and Practices remains the most comprehensive biosafety reference. This book presents the guiding principles of laboratory safety, including the identification, assessment, and control of the broad variety of risks encountered in laboratories, production facilities, classrooms, and other unique environments. Specifically, Biological Safety covers protection and control elements, ranging from biological safety cabinets and personal protection systems to workplace practices and decontamination methods administrative controls in biorisk management, including regulations, guidelines, and compliance various aspects of risk assessment, including bacterial, viral, mycotic, zoonotic, and molecular agents; protozoa and helminthes; viral vectors, allergens, and toxins; and decontamination, aerobiology, occupational medicine, and training topics A resource for biosafety professionals, instructors, and those who work with pathogenic agents in any capacity, Biological Safety is also a critical reference for laboratory managers and those responsible for managing biohazards in a range of settings, including basic and agricultural research, clinical laboratories, the vivarium, field study, insectories, and greenhouses.
Turn to Medical Microbiology, 8th Edition for a thorough, clinically relevant understanding of microbes and their diseases. This succinct, easy-to-use text presents the fundamentals of microbiology and immunology in a clearly written, engaging manner—effectively preparing you for your courses, exams, and beyond. Coverage of basic principles, immunology, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology help you master the essentials. Review questions at the end of each chapter correlate basic science with clinical practice to help you understand the clinical relevance of the organisms examined. Clinical cases illustrate the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases, reinforcing a clinical approach to learning. Full-color clinical photographs, images, and illustrations help you visualize the clinical presentations of infections. Summary tables and text boxes emphasizing essential concepts and learning issues optimize exam review. Additional images, 200 self-assessment questions, NEW animations, and more. Thoroughly updated chapters include the latest information on the human microbiome and probiotics/prebiotics; including a new chapter on Human Microbiome In Health and Disease NEW chapter summaries introduce each microbe chapter, including trigger words and links to the relevant chapter text (on e-book version on Student Consult), providing a concise introduction or convenient review for each topic. Full-color clinical photographs, images, and illustrations help you visualize the clinical presentations of infections. Additional images, 200 self-assessment questions, NEW animations, and more.
The most definitive manual of microbes in air, water, and soil and their impact on human health and welfare. • Incorporates a summary of the latest methodology used to study the activity and fate of microorganisms in various environments. • Synthesizes the latest information on the assessment of microbial presence and microbial activity in natural and artificial environments. • Features a section on biotransformation and biodegradation. • Serves as an indispensable reference for environmental microbiologists, microbial ecologists, and environmental engineers, as well as those interested in human diseases, water and wastewater treatment, and biotechnology.
A practical and well-illustrated guide to microbiological, haematological, and blood transfusion techniques. The microbiology chapter focuses on common tropical infections. The haematology chapter deals with the investigation of anaemia and haemoglobinopathies. The blood transfusion chapter provides guidelines on the use of blood and blood substitutes, selection of donors and collection.
This totally revised second edition is a comprehensive volume presenting authoritative information on the management challenges facing today’s clinical laboratories. • Provides thorough coverage of management topics such as managerial leadership, personnel, business planning, information management, regulatory management, reimbursement, generation of revenue, and more. • Includes valuable administrative resources, including checklists, worksheets, forms, and online resources. • Serves as an essential resource for all clinical laboratories, from the physician’s office to hospital clinical labs to the largest commercial reference laboratories, providing practical information in the fields of medicine and healthcare, clinical pathology, and clinical laboratory management, for practitioners, managers, and individuals training to enter these fields.
Authored by the lead author of the bestselling Medical Microbiology and written in the same tradition, Basic Medical Microbiology was designed as a straight-forward, practical introduction to this difficult topic. It provides students with a firm foundation in the principles and applications of microbiology, serving as an effective prep tool for examinations and the transition into clinical application. Carefully curated contents focus on the most commonly observed and tested organisms and diseases. Differential diagnosis, organism classification overview, and a list of antimicrobials used to treat infections are provided in the introductory chapter of each organism section, reinforcing the clinical application and relevance. Organized by organism; focuses on the association between an organism and disease. Concise tables and high-quality illustrations offer visual guidance and an easy review of key material. Clinical cases reinforce the clinical significance of each organism. Includes multiple-choice questions to aid in self-assessment and examination preparation.