Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology / Edition 3

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Completely updated and in full color, this 3rd edition covers all the essentials of diagnostic microbiology. A logical building-block approach supplies what students need to know in an easy-to-use, memorable format. Material is presented in a progressive manner, from basic principles and concepts to systematic identification of etiologic agents of infectious diseases, promoting greater understanding and the development of problem-solving skills. Part I of the text explains basic principles and concepts, setting up a firm foundation in microbiology. Building on these basics, Part II highlights methods for the identification of significant isolates. Part III uses an organ system approach to discuss the laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases — with a focus on the most medically significant and commonly encountered diseases.

• More than 800 full-color illustrations.
• Hands-on procedures describe laboratory techniques.
• A case study begins each chapter with a related, real-life situation.
• All chapters make learning easier with features such as outlines, objectives, key terms, chapter summaries, points to remember, and learning assessment questions.

• Five new chapters:

• The Laboratory Role in Infection Control
• Biochemical Identification of Gram-Negative Bacteria
• Immunodiagnosis of Infectious Diseases
• Agents of Bioterror
• Biofilms: Architects of Disease

• Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing chapter has been expanded to include emerging microbial resistance and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles and applications.
• Issues to Consider encourages critical thinking and analysis of featured case studies.
• Glossary of terms serves as a quick reference.
• New co-editor, Don Lehman, brings years of educational experience.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Roberta B. Carey
This is a new textbook addressing the basics in the practice of clinical microbiology and the identification of microorganisms causing infectious diseases. This text was designed for the entry level laboratory scientist to provide a firm theoretical foundation in microbiology and the skills required in the clinical laboratory. These objectives are worthwhile because the educational background of students varies widely. The target audience is the medical technologist learning practical skills to work in a diagnostic laboratory. It is also appropriate for pathology residents and infectious disease fellows who are doing a rotation in clinical microbiology. There are a few minor errors in the material resulting from generalizations and the lack of space to discuss certain concepts in detail. Most contributors are well known in their fields of expertise and cover the material very thoroughly. The book is written in a user-friendly manner with colorful topic headers and chart titles. Topics are divided into short sections for quick reference and easy reading. There are no long paragraphs of text to wade thorough to find the area of interest. The most outstanding feature of the book is the extensive illustrations and high quality photographs to demonstrate the appearance of an organism, a test result, or an instrument under discussion. Because the text is more than 1,000 pages, the well-arranged table of contents is a critical feature. The majority of the references are review articles written in the last 10 years. This textbook would be a welcome addition to any clinical microbiology lab for the continued training of new personnel and the reeducation of current staff. It covers multiple facetsof the microbiology lab from biosafety practices and quality improvement to new technologies such as PCR. The approach is practical with sample charts and tables ready to use in one's own laboratory.
Valerie L. Ng
This is a comprehensive textbook of diagnostic microbiology. The purpose is to provide a student-friendly ""building-block"" approach to diagnostic microbiology. This book would be useful for medical technology students, practicing clinical laboratory scientists, clinical microbiologists, and educators. This is a comprehensive textbook of diagnostic microbiology, ranging from basic theoretical concepts to actual practical tips for the bench-level microbiologist. There are excellent diagnostic algorithms for identification of various bacteria, and nicely illustrated sections on newer rapid antigen detection tests and ""emergent"" molecular-biology based technologies. A truly outstanding feature of this book is the wonderful collection of photographs of bacteria stains, various colorimetric biochemical reactions, and representative growth of various bacteria on different media. The chapter on ""Microscopic Examination of Infected Materials"" alone may be worth the price of this entire book, given the unbelievably comprehensive collection of photomicrographs demonstrating a wide variety of bacteria in various specimens with different stains. The captions to these photomicrographs are also extraordinarily well written and of high educational value, clearly detailing how the original observations -- depending on specimen source -- influence the final interpretation. This is a great reference text to have ready at hand on the bookshelf for everyday use in a clinical microbiology laboratory. It is also a very nice textbook from which to teach a course focused on the principles and applications of diagnostic microbiology.
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Reviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD, MD (Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This is a comprehensive textbook of diagnostic microbiology.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a student-friendly "building-block" approach to diagnostic microbiology.
Audience: This book would be useful for medical technology students, practicing clinical laboratory scientists, clinical microbiologists, and educators.
Features: This is a comprehensive textbook of diagnostic microbiology, ranging from basic theoretical concepts to actual practical tips for the bench-level microbiologist. There are excellent diagnostic algorithms for identification of various bacteria, and nicely illustrated sections on newer rapid antigen detection tests and "emergent" molecular-biology based technologies. A truly outstanding feature of this book is the wonderful collection of photographs of bacteria stains, various colorimetric biochemical reactions, and representative growth of various bacteria on different media. The chapter on "Microscopic Examination of Infected Materials" alone may be worth the price of this entire book, given the unbelievably comprehensive collection of photomicrographs demonstrating a wide variety of bacteria in various specimens with different stains. The captions to these photomicrographs are also extraordinarily well written and of high educational value, clearly detailing how the original observations:depending on specimen source:influence the final interpretation.
Assessment: This is a great reference text to have ready at hand on the bookshelf for everyday use in a clinical microbiology laboratory. It is also a very nice textbook from which to teach a course focused on the principles and applications of diagnostic microbiology.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416025818
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/20/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1232
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction to Clinical Microbiology

1. Bacterial Cell Structure, Physiology, Metabolism, and Genetics

2. Host-Pathogen Interaction

3. The Laboratory Role in Infection Control NEW!

4. Control of Microorganisms

5. Performance Improvement in the Microbiology Laboratory

6. Specimen Collection and Processing

7. Microscopic Examination of Infected Materials

8. Use of Colonial Morphology for the Presumptive Identification of Microorganisms

9. Biochemical Identification of Gram-Negative Bacteria NEW!

10. Immunodiagnosis of Infectious Diseases NEW!

11. Applications of Molecular Diagnostics

12. Antibiotic 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. Corynebacterium and Other Nonspore-Forming Gram-Positive Rods

17. Aerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli

18. Neisseria Species and Moraxella Catarrhalis

19. Haemophilus and Other Fastidious Gram-Negative Bacilli

20. Enterobacteriacae

21. Vibrio, Aeromonas, and Campylobacer Species

22. Nonfermenting and Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli

23. Anaerobes of Clinical Importance

24. The Spirochetes

25. Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma

26. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and Other Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

27. Medically Significant Fungi

28. Diagnostic Parasitology

29. Clinical Virology

30. Agents of Bioterror NEW!

31. Biofilms: Architects of Disease NEW!

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. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

39. Infections in Special Patient Populations

40. Zoonotic and Rickettsial Diseases

41. Ocular Infections

Appendix

A. Selected Bacteriologic Culture Media

B. Selected Mycology Media, Fluids, and Stains

C. Answers to Learning Assessment Questions

Glossary

Index

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