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This comprehensively revised edition of Clinical Biochemistry offers essential reading for today's students of medicine and other health science disciplines - indeed, anyone who requires a concise, practical introduction to the 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 an insight into how modern hospital laboratories work, and includes an entirely new series of learning units on the interpretation of test results
Core biochemistry covers the bulk of routine analyses, and their relevance to the clinical setting
Endocrinology provides an overview of endocrine investigations as well as a practical approach to thyroid, adrenal, pituitary and gonadal function testing
Specialised investigations embraces an assortment of other topics that students may encounter
This edition represents the most radical revision of the book to date. Every learning unit has been examined and updated to reflect current developments and clinical best practice. Entirely new material includes a series of learning units on interpretation and analytical aspects of clinical biochemistry. Coverage of fluid biochemistry is now more comprehensive. New "Want to know more?" links throughout the book point readers to relevant further information.
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Part 1: Introducing clinical biochemistry 1 The clinical biochemistry laboratory 2 The use of the laboratory 3 Interpretation of results: general 4 Interpretation of results: diagnosis 5 Interpretation of results: monitoring 6 Analytical aspects Part 2: Core biochemistry 7 Fluid and electrolytes: basic concepts 8 Water and sodium balance: physiological mechanisms 9 Hyponatraemia: pathophysiology 10 Hyponatraemia: assessment and management 11 Hypernatraemia 12 Hyperkalaemia 13 Hypokalaemia 14 Intravenous fluid therapy 15 Investigation of renal function (1) 16 Investigation of renal function (2) 17 Urinalysis 18 Proteinuria 19 Acute kidney injury 20 Chronic kidney disease 21 Acid-base: concepts and vocabulary 22 Metabolic acid-base disorders 23 Respiratory and mixed acid-base disorders 24 Acid-base disorders: diagnosis and management 25 Proteins and enzymes 26 Immunoglobulins 27 Myocardial infarction 28 Liver function tests 29 Jaundice 30 Liver disease 31 Glucose metabolism and diabetes mellitus 32 Diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes mellitus 33 Diabetic ketoacidosis 34 Hypoglycaemia 35 Calcium regulation and hypocalcaemia 36 Hypercalcaemia 37 Phosphate and magnesium 38 Metabolic bone disease 39 Osteoporosis and fragility fractures Part 3: Endocrinology 40 Endocrine control 41 Dynamic function tests 42 Pituitary function 43 Growth disorders and acromegaly 44 Thyroid pathophysiology 45 Hypothyroidism 46 Hyperthyroidism 47 Adrenocortical pathophysiology 48 Hypofunction of the adrenal cortex 49 Hyperfunction of the adrenal cortex 50 Gonadal function 51 Subfertility Part 4: Specialized investigations 52 Nutritional assessment 53 Nutritional support 54 Parenteral nutrition 55 The metabolic response to injury 56 Gastrointestinal disorders 57 Iron 58 Zinc and copper 59 Therapeutic drug monitoring 60 Toxicology 61 Metal poisoning 62 Alcohol 63 Ascites 64 Pleural fluid 65 Cerebrospinal fluid 66 Identification of body fluids 67 Lipoprotein metabolism 68 Clinical disorders of lipid metabolism 69 Hypertension 70 Cancer and its consequences 71 Tumour markers 72 Multiple endocrine neoplasia 73 Hyperuricaemia 74 Myopathy 75 Fetal monitoring and prenatal diagnosis 76 Pregnancy 77 Antenatal screening 78 Screening the newborn for disease 79 Paediatric biochemistry 80 Inborn errors of metabolism 81 Selected inherited disorders Case history comments Online self-assessment Index
ISBN: 9780702072987 ISBN-10: 0702072982 Series: Illustrated Colour Text Audience:
Number Of Pages: 188 Published: 25th May 2018 Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 29.21 x 20.32
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 6 Edition Type: Revised