Microbiology Fundamentals

A Clinical Approach

Author: Marjorie Kelly Cowan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259293858

Category: Science

Page: 736

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Cowan’s Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach is The Perfect Fit to align with your course. Here's why: •The author team includes a practicing nurse to help students see how the content fits in their lives and relates to their future career on every page.

Microbiology Fundamentals

A Clinical Approach

Author: M. Kelly Cowan,Marjorie Kelly Cowan,Jennifer Bunn (RN),Bunn,Heidi Smith (College teacher),Ronald M. Atlas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781259252334

Category: Microbiology

Page: 655

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Microbiology: A Clinical Approach, Second Edition

Author: Anthony Strelkauskas,Angela Edwards,Beatrix Fahnert,Greg Pryor,Jennifer Strelkauskas

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1317334191

Category: Science

Page: 400

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As with the successful first edition, the new edition of Microbiology: A Clinical Approach is written specifically for pre-nursing and allied health students. It is clinically-relevant throughout and uses the theme of infection as its foundation. Microbiology is student-friendly: its text, figures, and electronic resources have been carefully designed to help students understand difficult concepts and keep them interested in the material. The Second Edition includes a robust instructor ancillary package that allows professors to easily incorporate the book's unique approach into their lectures. And in addition to the many free resources for students––including the E-Tutor, Bug Parade, Flashcards, and MicroMovies–– a new online homework platform, will be available for Spring 2016 courses. The homework platform will have a module for each chapter including tutorials, media assessments, and quizzes, and is accompanied by an instructor dashboard which displays data on student performance.

Laboratory Manual for Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach

Author: Susan Finazzo,Steven Obenauf

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259293863

Category: Science

Page: 352

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This laboratory manual for allied health or general microbiology has been written with the student in mind. The authors have used their years of teaching microbiology and microbiology laboratory at all levels to identify and relate the fundamental concepts that are important to the understanding of the science and students’ success in their future field. They have included case studies to exemplify the relevance of the science and extensive visual imagery to help students understand and learn the content. Most importantly, the authors hope this manual will help students experience the thrill of bench science and share some of the enthusiasm they have for microbiology, a field of science that is dynamic, exciting and touches every aspect of your life.

Microbiology

A Systems Approach

Author: Marjorie Kelly Cowan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 007773503X

Category: Science

Page: 896

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Microbiology: A Systems Approach is a microbiology text for non-science/allied health majors with a body systems approach to the disease chapters. It is known for its engaging writing style, instructional art program and focus on active learning. Its unique organization in the disease chapters presents students with information in the way they would encounter it in a clinical setting, instead of separating disease information by taxonomy.

Polar Microbiology

Life in a Deep Freeze

Author: Robert V. Miller,Lyle Whyte

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press

ISBN: 1555816045

Category: Science

Page: 334

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Sheds new light on the microbial ecology and physiology of the Earth’s polar regions. • Examines the microbial investigations during the International Polar Year of 2008 focusing on the Arctic and Antarctic, along with earlier investigations on critical environmental issues such as climate change, ozone depletion, and elemental cycling. • Offers a survey of what is known and unknown about the microbial inhabitants of polar environments, addresses the adaptations and physiology of cold-adapted microorganisms, and explores the ecological role that polar microbial communities play in biogeochemical cycling. • Presents the challenges that polar and subpolar microorganisms face and describes the lowest temperatures in which microbial life can exist—and the prospects for life on other planets. Recommended for a general microbiology audience as well as for scientists and students in all areas of biology and geomicrobiology.

Imaging in Rheumatology

A Clinical Approach

Author: Adam Greenspan,M. Eric Gershwin

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496367650

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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Imaging in Rheumatology: A Clinical Approach is ideal for radiologists and rheumatologists—as well as orthopedic surgeons and others interested in applying imaging to rheumatologic diseases—and stresses conventional radiography as the most effective imaging assessment technique to help diagnose various diseases and conditions. Greenspan and Gershwin—a radiologist and rheumatologist, respectively—focus on practical, everyday use, so you can apply knowledge you learn in any clinical setting.

Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry

Author: Eldor A. Paul

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123914116

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 598

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The fourth edition of Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry updates this widely used reference as the study and understanding of soil biota, their function, and the dynamics of soil organic matter has been revolutionized by molecular and instrumental techniques, and information technology. Knowledge of soil microbiology, ecology and biochemistry is central to our understanding of organisms and their processes and interactions with their environment. In a time of great global change and increased emphasis on biodiversity and food security, soil microbiology and ecology has become an increasingly important topic. Revised by a group of world-renowned authors in many institutions and disciplines, this work relates the breakthroughs in knowledge in this important field to its history as well as future applications. The new edition provides readable, practical, impactful information for its many applied and fundamental disciplines. Professionals turn to this text as a reference for fundamental knowledge in their field or to inform management practices. New section on "Methods in Studying Soil Organic Matter Formation and Nutrient Dynamics" to balance the two successful chapters on microbial and physiological methodology Includes expanded information on soil interactions with organisms involved in human and plant disease Improved readability and integration for an ever-widening audience in his field Integrated concepts related to soil biota, diversity, and function allow readers in multiple disciplines to understand the complex soil biota and their function

Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing

Author: Sharon L. Lewis,Debra Hagler,Linda Bucher,Margaret M. Heitkemper,Mariann M. Harding,Jeffrey Kwong,Dottie Roberts

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323371507

Category: Medical

Page: 816

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Get instant access to all the information you need for more than 200 medical-surgical conditions and procedures with the Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems. Designed to accompany the 10th Edition of the Lewis main text, this portable reference has been completely updated throughout to reflect current practice. The Clinical Companion is organized alphabetically for quick reference and includes a variety of full-color illustrations and summary tables to help you digest information quickly. Disorders section covers commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions in a consistent, clinically-relevant format that includes: Definition/Description Pathophysiology Clinical Manifestations Complications Diagnostic Studies Interprofessional Care (including Drug Therapy, where relevant) Nursing Management Treatments and Procedures section summarizes the need-to-know content about common medical-surgical treatments and procedures such as basic life support, enteral nutrition, and artificial airway management. Cross-references to Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 10th Edition, make it easy to locate more in-depth information. Patient and caregiver teaching content highlighted with a special icon, identifying information to share with patients and caregivers. Reference Appendix contains information commonly used in nursing practice, such as abbreviations, laboratory values, and commonly used formulas. NEW! Attractive full-color design ties the Clinical Companion to the textbook.

Fundamentals of Soil Ecology

Author: David C. Coleman,Mac A. Callaham,D. A. Crossley, Jr.

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012805252X

Category: Science

Page: 376

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Fundamentals of Soil Ecology, 3rd Edition, offers a holistic approach to soil biology and ecosystem function, providing students and ecosystem researchers with a greater understanding of the central roles that soils play in ecosystem development and function. The text emphasizes the increasing importance of soils as the organizing center for all terrestrial ecosystems and provides an overview of theory and practice in soil ecology, both from an ecosystem and evolutionary biology point of view. This new edition is fully updated, including an expanded treatment of microbial ecology and new sections on advances in molecular techniques and climate change research. These updates make this edition an essential resource for researchers and students in soil ecology and microbiology. Includes extensive tables and diagrams in full color to enhance concepts Combines theoretical and practical approaches to understanding and applying soil ecology Outlines suggested laboratory and field methods

Methods in Biomedical Informatics

A Pragmatic Approach

Author: Indra Neil Sarkar

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124016847

Category: Computers

Page: 592

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Beginning with a survey of fundamental concepts associated with data integration, knowledge representation, and hypothesis generation from heterogeneous data sets, Methods in Biomedical Informatics provides a practical survey of methodologies used in biological, clinical, and public health contexts. These concepts provide the foundation for more advanced topics like information retrieval, natural language processing, Bayesian modeling, and learning classifier systems. The survey of topics then concludes with an exposition of essential methods associated with engineering, personalized medicine, and linking of genomic and clinical data. Within an overall context of the scientific method, Methods in Biomedical Informatics provides a practical coverage of topics that is specifically designed for: (1) domain experts seeking an understanding of biomedical informatics approaches for addressing specific methodological needs; or (2) biomedical informaticians seeking an approachable overview of methodologies that can be used in scenarios germane to biomedical research. Contributors represent leading biomedical informatics experts: individuals who have demonstrated effective use of biomedical informatics methodologies in the real-world, high-quality biomedical applications Material is presented as a balance between foundational coverage of core topics in biomedical informatics with practical "in-the-trenches" scenarios. Contains appendices that function as primers on: (1) Unix; (2) Ruby; (3) Databases; and (4) Web Services.

Physiology and Anatomy for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners

A Homeostatic Approach, Third Edition

Author: John Clancy,Andrew McVicar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444165283

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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The third edition of Physiology and Anatomy for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners: A homeostatic approach presents homeostasis as a dynamic concept that provides the basis for understanding health and well-being. It recognises how failure to respond to homeostatic disturbances results in imbalances responsible for signs and symptoms of ill-health, and describes how healthcare interventions seek to reverse those imbalances. Accompanied by colour illustrations and a description of related anatomy, the book provides an integrated explanation of body functioning. It discusses the organisation of the human body, main features and processes that must be controlled for health, the organ systems that act as homeostatic regulators, and effectors of homeostatic regulation. It also discusses influences on homeostasis and provides case studies that place examples of ill health and health care into the context of homeostasis. Features of the third edition include: An overview of microbiology and principles of infection management Expanded information on pharmacological principles and actions of the major classes of drugs Expanded discussion on physiological functions in relation to specific pathologies Updates on how the Human Genome project has impacted healthcare Additional case studies to illustrate the healthcare provider’s role as an external agent of homeostatic control Photographs of common clinical conditions Access to an accompanying website with supplemental information An essential physiology and anatomy text, this book guides readers through the basic structure and functions of the body systems to more complex issues of clinical disorders and healthcare practice. Coverage includes the cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems as well as skeletal muscle, embryo development, and circadian rhythms.

Microbiology: An Evolving Science

Third International Student Edition

Author: Slonczewski, Joan L,Foster, John W

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393923215

Category: Science

Page: 1408

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Extensive new research examples are used to integrate foundational topics with cutting-edge coverage of microbial evolution, genomics, molecular genetics, and biotechnology. Microbiology: An Evolving Science is now more student-friendly, with an authoritative and readable text, a comprehensively updated art program, and an innovative media package.

Mass Spectrometry for the Clinical Laboratory

Author: Hari Nair,William Clarke

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128009926

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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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

The Scar Book

Formation, Mitigation, Rehabilitation and Prevention

Author: Andrew C. Krakowski,Peter R. Shumaker

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496384814

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Apply cutting-edge expertise to manage your patients’ scarring issues! Scarring and fibrosis affect millions of people worldwide, and can be devastating both physically and psychologically, whether they result from major trauma such as burns or common conditions such as acne. Put today’s most advanced clinical approaches to work for your patients with The Scar Book: Formation, Mitigation, Rehabilitation, and Prevention! A multidisciplinary team of leading world experts presents the state of the art in scar pathophysiology and treatment, breaking down the barriers between medical disciplines to provide unprecedented holistic guidance.

Molecular Microbiology

Diagnostic Principles and Practice

Author: David H. Persing,Fred C. Tenover,Melissa B. Miller,Randall T. Hayden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781555819088

Category: Medical

Page: 835

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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.

Toxoplasma Gondii

The Model Apicomplexan - Perspectives and Methods

Author: Louis M. Weiss,Kami Kim

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123965365

Category: Science

Page: 1160

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This 2e of Toxoplasma gondii reflects the significant advances in the field in the last 5 years, including new information on the genomics, epigenomics and proteomics of T. gondii as well as a new understanding of the population biology and genetic diversity of this organism. T. gondii remains the best model system for studying the entire Apicomplexa group of protozoans, which includes Malaria, making this new edition essential for a broad group of researchers and scientists. Toxoplasmosis is caused by a one-celled protozoan parasite known as T. gondii. The infection produces a wide range of clinical syndromes in humans, land and sea mammals, and various bird species. Most humans contract toxoplasmosis by eating contaminated, raw or undercooked meat (particularly pork), vegetables, or milk products; by coming into contact with the T. gondii eggs from cat feces; or by drinking contaminated water. The parasite damages the ocular and central nervous systems, causing behavioral and personality alterations as well as fatal necrotizing encephalitis. It is especially dangerous for the fetus of an infected pregnant woman and for individuals with compromised immune systems, such as HIV-infected patients. Completely updated, the 2e presents recent advances driven by new information on the genetics and genomics of the pathogen Provides the latest information concerning the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of toxoplasmosis Offers a single-source reference for a wide range of scientists and physicians working with this pathogen, including parasitologists, cell and molecular biologists, veterinarians, neuroscientists, physicians, and food scientists

Practical Biostatistics

A Friendly Step-by-Step Approach for Evidence-based Medicine

Author: Mendel Suchmacher,Mauro Geller

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124158579

Category: Computers

Page: 248

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Evidence-based medicine aims to apply the best available evidence gained from the scientific method to medical decision making. It is a practice that uses statistical analysis of scientific methods and outcomes to drive further experimentation and diagnosis. The profusion of evidence-based medicine in medical practice and clinical research has produced a need for life scientists and clinical researchers to assimilate biostatistics into their work to meet efficacy and practical standards. Practical Biostatistics provides researchers, medical professionals, and students with a friendly, practical guide to biostatistics. With a detailed outline of implementation steps complemented by a review of important topics, this book can be used as a quick reference or a hands-on guide to effectively incorporate biostatistics in clinical trials. Customized presentation for biological investigators with examples taken from current clinical trials in multiple disciplines Clear and concise definitions and examples provide a pragmatic guide to bring clarity to the applications of statistics in improving human health Addresses the challenge of assimilation of mathematical concepts to better interpret literature, to build stronger studies, to present research effectively, and to improve communication with supporting biostatisticians