Clinical Biochemistry: An Illustrated Colour Text

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008 - Medical - 179 pages
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2014 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Basic and Clinical Sciences category!

This fully revised edition of Clinical Biochemistry offers essential reading for today's medical student and all those who require a concise, practical introduction to this subject. Topics are clearly presented in a series of double-page 'learning units', each covering a particular aspect of clinical biochemistry. Four sections provide a core grounding in the subject:

  • Introducing clinical biochemistry gives a basic insight in to the workings of a modern hospital laboratory and the interpretation of test results;
  • Core biochemistry covers the bulk of routine analyses undertaken and their relevance in a clinical setting;
  • Endocrinology covers the thyroid, adrenal, pituitary and gonadal function testing;
  • Specialised investigation provides an overview of less requested yet important analyses.

Every 'learning unit' has been thoroughly checked and updated to reflect the latest field developments and clinical best practice and all new material is included on:

  • Myocardial infarction
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Proteinuria
  • The diagnosis of diabetes
  • Trace metals
  • Screening tests
  • Paediatrics


  • Covers clinical biochemistry from the point of view of the clinician using the diagnostic service
  • Presents topics in easily accessible two-page spreads
  • Includes mini case histories, key point boxes, flowcharts, and summary points
  • Well illustrated with four-color drawings and clinical photographs


  • New appendix added of annotated web resources for students to take further many of the topics covered in the book.
  • To reflect the difficulties people have sometimes in analyzing hyper- and hypo-kalaemia, the existing spread is split into two - one spread on hyperkalaemia and another on hypokalaemia.
  • The spread on hypertension will be revised and updated to reflect the fact that biochemistry is used as much or more in guiding treatment as it is in screening for secondary hypertension.
  • Spreads on Myocardial Infarction, Cancer and Tumour Markers will all substantially revised and updated.
 

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This is without doubt the best Clinical Chemistry or Biochemistry book available for medical students and other healthcare professionals. Now in its 4th edition it is better than ever and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The book has very user friendly text and excellent illustrations conbined with an excellent format for both learning and revision. 

Contents

Chapter 1 The clinical biochemistry laboratory
2
Chapter 2 The use of laboratory
4
Chapter 3 The interpretation of results
6
Chapter 4 Point of care testing
8
Chapter 5 Reference intervals
10
concepts and vocabulary
12
Chapter 7 Water and sodium balance
14
pathophysiology
16
Chapter 43 Thyroid pathophysiology
86
Chapter 44 Hypothyroidism
88
Chapter 45 Hyperthyroidism
90
Chapter 46 Adrenocortical pathophysiology
92
Chapter 47 Hypofunction of the adrenal cortex
94
Chapter 48 Hyperfunction of the adrenal cortex
96
Chapter 49 Gonadal function
98
Chapter 50 Subfertility
100

assessment and management
18
Chapter 10 Hypernatraemia
20
Chapter 11 Hyperkalaemia
22
Chapter 12 Hypokalaemia
24
Chapter 13 Intravenous fluid therapy
26
Chapter 14 Investigation of renal function 1
28
Chapter 15 Investigation of renal function 2
30
Chapter 16 Urinalysis
32
Chapter 17 Acute renal failure
34
Chapter 18 Chronic renal failure
36
concepts and vocabulary
38
Chapter 20 Metabolic acidbase disorders
40
Chapter 21 Respiratory and mixed acidbase disorders
42
Chapter 22 Oxygen transport
44
diagnosis and management
46
Chapter 24 Proteins and enzymes
48
Chapter 25 Immunoglobulins
50
Chapter 26 Myocardial infarction
52
Chapter 27 Liver function tests
54
Chapter 28 Jaundice
56
Chapter 29 Liver disease
58
Chapter 30 Glucose metabolism and diabetes mellitus
60
Chapter 31 Diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes mellitus
62
Chapter 32 Diabetic ketoacidosis
64
Chapter 33 Hypoglycaemia
66
Chapter 34 Calcium regulation and hypocalcaemia
68
Chapter 35 Hypercalcaemia
70
Chapter 36 Phosphate and magnesium
72
Chapter 37 Bone disease
74
Chapter 38 Osteoporosis
76
Chapter 39 Endocrine control
78
Chapter 40 Dynamic function tests
80
Chapter 41 Pituitary function
82
Chapter 42 Growth disorders and acromegaly
84
Chapter 51 Nutritional assessment
102
Chapter 52 Nutritional support
104
Chapter 53 Parenteral nutrition
106
Chapter 54 The metabolic response to injury
108
Chapter 55 Malabsorption
110
Chapter 56 Iron
112
Chapter 57 Copper and zinc
114
Chapter 58 Therapeutic drug monitoring
116
Chapter 59 Toxicology
118
Chapter 60 Metal poisoning
120
Chapter 61 Alcohol
122
Chapter 62 Coma
124
Chapter 63 Ascites and pleural fluid
126
Chapter 64 Cerebrospinal and other body fluids
128
Chapter 65 Lipoprotein metabolism
130
Chapter 66 Clinical disorders of lipid metabolism
132
Chapter 67 Hypertension
134
Chapter 68 Cancer and its consequences
136
Chapter 69 Tumour markers
138
Chapter 70 Multiple endocrine neoplasia
140
Chapter 71 Hyperuricaemia
142
Chapter 72 Skeletal muscle disorders
144
Chapter 73 Biochemistry in the elderly
146
Chapter 74 DNA diagnosis
148
Chapter 75 Fetal monitoring and prenatal diagnosis
150
Chapter 76 Pregnancy
152
Chapter 77 Screening the newborn for disease
154
Chapter 78 Paediatric biochemistry
156
Chapter 79 Inborn errors of metabolism
158
Chapter 80 Selected inherited disorders
160
Chapter 81 Case history comments
162
Chapter 82 Web resources
172
Index
174
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