Steroids in the Laboratory and Clinical Practice covers both basic chemistry and therapeutic application of steroids in a single source. The comprehensive reference addresses the specificity of steroid determinations to clarify confusion arising from the laboratory results. The book covers important advancements in the field and is a valuable addition in the literature addressing all existing knowledge gaps. This is a must have reference for pathologists, laboratorians, endocrinologists, analytical/clinical chemists and biochemists. Addresses the normal production of steroids and concentrations found in biological fluids and tissues Presents the changes in steroid concentrations at life events as reference points for clinical investigations Reviews the genetic disorders of steroids in relation to specific enzyme changes and clinical presentation
Aldosterone, Volume 109, the latest release in the Vitamins and Hormones series first published in 1943, covers the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology and enzyme mechanisms, with this release focusing on topics relating to Aldosterone Research, Aldosterone and Micrornas, the Evolution of the Mineralocorticoid Receptor, Aldosterone and Kidney Micrornas, Adipocyte Mineralocorticoid Receptor, Regulation of Aldosterone Secretion, Leptin and Aldosterone, Cell- and Ligand-Specific Interactions in Mineralocorticoid Receptor Signaling, Primary Aldosteronism, Present and Future, Aldosterone-Producing Adenomas, Overexpression of the Mineralocorticoid Receptor, Aldosterone and Myocardial Pathology, and much more. Focuses on the newest aspects of hormone action in connection with diseases, with this update focusing on aldosterone Lays the groundwork for the focus of new chemotherapeutic targets Represents reviews on emerging areas in hormone action, cellular regulators and signaling pathways
|Author||: Smithsonian Science Information Exchange. Current Cancer Research Project Analysis Center|
|Release Date||: 1975|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
2775 references to research projects being conducted in the United States and elsewhere. Entries arranged under 11 topics, e.g., Cancer therapy, Supportive care of cancer patients, and Rehabilitation. Entries include title, researcher, address, contract number, summary, and supporting agency. Indexes by subjects, investigators, contractors, supporting agencies, and contractor numbers.
tart your students off with everything they need! This practical introduction to the clinical practice of respiratory care presents thorough yet concise coverage of all the essentials. Based on explanation and application of the AARC's latest Clinical Practice Guidelines, the text provides the most current information available. Numerous objectives, examples, cases and problems offer the reader many opportunities for goal-setting, critical thinking and self-assessment. The glossaries and list of references promote further study. All students in the field of respiratory care will benefit from this comprehensive, reliable guide
Those involved in the practical management of patients with suspected infection will be greatly aided by this up-to-date, comprehensive and concise textbook. The approach integrates the clinical and microbiological aspects of infections, and includes those caused by all types of microbial agents, ranging from viruses and bacteria to worms. The main clinical features, causative organisms, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology and prevention are discussed in each of the sections, which are arranged mainly by body system to reflect directly the situation encountered in clinical practice. Most general topics such as PUO, septicaemia and opportunistic infections are also covered. Introductory chapters deal with basic microbiology, use of the laboratory and principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy. The text for this third edition has been thoroughly revised and includes discussion of 'new' diseases, emerging pathogens and antibiotic resistance. In particular there is an additional chapter on molecular biology applications and an up-to-date review of AIDS. The antimicrobial drug sections of chapters now include important new antibiotics and other agents. Microbiology in Clinical Practice is aimed primarily at junior hospital doctors and medical students training in pathology. It is a highly readable textbook for general practitioners, physicians and infection control nurses. Medical laboratory scientific officers/technicians should find much information which is of interest to them and which will help prepare them for professional examinations.
Mass Spectrometry for the Clinical Laboratory is an accessible guide to mass spectrometry and the development, validation, and implementation of the most common assays seen in clinical labs. It provides readers with practical examples for assay development, and experimental design for validation to meet CLIA requirements, appropriate interference testing, measuring, validation of ion suppression/matrix effects, and quality control. These tools offer guidance on what type of instrumentation is optimal for each assay, what options are available, and the pros and cons of each. Readers will find a full set of tools that are either directly related to the assay they want to adopt or for an analogous assay they could use as an example. Written by expert users of the most common assays found in a clinical laboratory (clinical chemists, toxicologists, and clinical pathologists practicing mass spectrometry), the book lays out how experts in the field have chosen their mass spectrometers, purchased, installed, validated, and brought them on line for routine testing. The early chapters of the book covers what the practitioners have learned from years of experience, the challenges they have faced, and their recommendations on how to build and validate assays to avoid problems. These chapters also include recommendations for maintaining continuity of quality in testing. The later parts of the book focuses on specific types of assays (therapeutic drugs, Vitamin D, hormones, etc.). Each chapter in this section has been written by an expert practitioner of an assay that is currently running in his or her clinical lab. Provides readers with the keys to choosing, installing, and validating a mass spectrometry platform Offers tools to evaluate, validate, and troubleshoot the most common assays seen in clinical pathology labs Explains validation, ion suppression, interference testing, and quality control design to the detail that is required for implementation in the lab