Clinical Immunology

Author: Csci Fibms Laboratory Manager Angela Hall,Christopher Baldwin,Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences Christopher Baldwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199657650

Category:

Page: 368

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Clinical Immunology gives the new biomedical scientist an insight into the function of the immune system, the front line of defence against pathological disease, and the diagnostic techniques used to identify associated malfunctions and disorders. By examining the key immunological principles and scientific basis of laboratory techniques with a focus on the biomedical scientist's role in the diagnostic laboratory, the reader is provided with everythingneeded to prepare for a specialist qualification in immunology. Current tests, the rationale behind their use, the technologies employed, and the quality measures applied are illustrated by specific case studiesshowing how the clinician interprets the results to help the patient.

Immunology

Author: Angela Hall,Christine Yates

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199534969

Category: Medical

Page: 273

View: 5963

Immunology gives the new biomedical scientist an insight into the function of the immune system, the front line of defence against pathological disease, and the diagnostic techniques used to identify associated malfunctions and disorders.

Medical Microbiology

Author: Michael Ford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199655138

Category: Medical

Page: 484

View: 5897

Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, and research into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible.The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series has been written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analytical approaches that lead to diagnosis. Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a Biomedical Scientist may be exposed - from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science. Medical Microbiology covers a range of key laboratory techniques used in the diagnosis of important human diseases caused by microorganisms. From sample collection, through to analysis and laboratory investigation, the text covers a wide range of procedures and highlights how and why results are generated. The second edition has been expanded to cover a wider range of topics, and includes new chapters on parasitology, pathogenesis, and molecular diagnostics and investigation.New to this editionNew introductory chapter covers the basic principles and features of microorganisms, which underpin the rest of the book.New chapters on parasitology and pathogenesis make the text an even more comprehensive resource for students.New chapter on molecular diagnostics and investigation reflects the increasing use of molecular technologies to detect pathogens in clinical microbiology.

Clinical Immunology E-Book

Principles and Practice

Author: Robert R. Rich,Thomas A. Fleisher,William T. Shearer,Harry W. Schroeder Jr.,Anthony J. Frew,Cornelia M. Weyand

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702070394

Category: Medical

Page: 1323

View: 9936

Keep abreast of the latest advances in this complex field with the 5th Edition of Clinical Immunology: Principles and Practice. This substantially revised edition by Drs. Robert R. Rich, Thomas A. Fleisher, William T. Shearer, Harry W. Schroeder, Jr., Anthony J. Frew, and Cornelia M. Weyand, offers authoritative guidance from some of the most respected global leaders in immunology, helping you navigate today’s latest knowledge and evidence-based practices that result in improved patient care. This trusted resource features sweeping content updates, rewritten chapters, a highly clinical perspective, and an easy-to-use organization designed to enhance your diagnosis and management skills in daily practice. Includes new chapters on the Microbiota in Immunity and Inflammation, Immune Responses to Fungi, and Genetics and Genomics of Immune Response. Features extensive revisions to many chapters, including the Major Histocompatibility Complex, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes and Related Autoimmune Diseases, Biologic Modifiers of Inflammation and Tumor Immunotherapy. Covers hot topics such as the role of genetics and genomics in immune response and immunologic disease, atherosclerosis, recurrent fever syndromes, aging and deficiencies of innate immunity, the role of microbiota in normal immune system development and the pathogenesis of immunologic and inflammatory diseases, and novel therapeutics. Addresses notable advances in key areas such as the importance of the microbiota to normal immune system development and to the pathogenesis of immunologic and inflammatory diseases; relationships between the innate and adaptive immune systems; progress in rapid and cost-effective genomics; cell signaling pathways and the structure of cell-surface molecules; and many more. Summarizes promising research and development anticipated over the next 5-10 years with "On the Horizon" boxes and discussion of translational research.

Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology

Author: Cai Song,Brian E. Leonard

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780471986713

Category: Medical

Page: 285

View: 5305

Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology Cai Song University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and Brian E. Leonard National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland The long-held concept that the nervous, endocrine and immune systems are separate entities has given way to a new understanding of human biology. Psychoneuroimmunology addresses the realisation that the neural, immune, and endocrine systems are inextricably linked and that the effects of each affect all-the systems work together as a complicated set of triggers and balances, an intertwining of the physiological and emotional states. Beginning with the fundamentals of immune and neuroendocrine function, Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology explores the complexities of behavioural assessment, the basic types of immunity, the importance of immune cell redistribution in the response to challenges such as infection and stress, and the multifaceted roles of nerves, hormones and cytokines. This text provides a sound introduction to the field and also serves as a valuable reference to those more familiar with the subject. Fundamentals of Psychoneuroimmunology: * Is the first book to cover this rapidly growing speciality comprehensively * Provides a sound biological basis to the discipline * Covers topics from the biology of immune and neuroendocrine function to the future of psychoneuroimmunology This volume, by the author of the acclaimed Fundamentals of Psychopharmacology, will be an essential reference for psychiatrists, neurologists, neuroimmunologists, neuroendocrinologists and psychologists, and will, it is hoped, stimulate further exploration into this exciting area of research.

Cell Structure & Function

Author: Guy Orchard,Brian Nation

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199652473

Category: Science

Page: 500

View: 6789

Describes the structural and functional features of the various types of cell from which the human body is formed, focusing on normal cellular structure and function and giving students and trainees a firm grounding in the appearance and behavior of healthy cells and tissues on which can be built a robust understanding of cellular pathology.

Transfusion and Transplantation Science

Author: Neil Avent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198735731

Category:

Page: 368

View: 3525

Synthesizes the wide-ranging concepts essential to transfusion and transplantation science and presents them within the practical framework of the hospital banking and transplantation centre, providing you with the knowledge and skills to specialize in this discipline.

Basic Immunology

Functions and Disorders of the Immune System

Author: Abul K. Abbas,Andrew H. Lichtman,Shiv Pillai

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032339082X

Category: Allergy

Page: 352

View: 8672

Understand all the essential concepts in immunology with this book that provides you with an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the workings of the human immune system. This book enables you to efficiently master the immunology information you need through clinically focused content, logically organized by mechanism. You can apply what you have learned to real-world situations by referencing the appendix of clinical cases. It can enhance your learning with the help of numerous full-color illustrations and useful tables, as well as summary boxes, review questions, and a glossary of immunology terms. -- Publisher description.

Cytopathology

Author: Behdad Shambayati

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198717369

Category:

Page: 608

View: 4715

Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, andresearch into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible. The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series has been written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analyticalapproaches that lead to diagnosis. Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a Biomedical Scientist may be exposed-from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science. Cytopathology provides a wide-ranging overview of the microscopic study of normal and abnormal cells, showing how current visualization methods are used to study cell structure, and how early detection of abnormal cell pathology can lead to timely clinical interventions.

Fundamental Immunology

Author: William E. Paul

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451117833

Category: Medical

Page: 1283

View: 2958

Fundamental Immunology Seventh Edition This standard-setting textbook has defined the field of immunology since 1984, and is now in its Seventh Edition continuing to deliver the detailed, authoritative, and timely coverage readers expect. This comprehensive, up-to-date text is ideal for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, basic and clinical immunologists, microbiologists and infectious disease physicians, and any physician treating diseases in which immunologic mechanisms play a role. Now full-color throughout the book's fully revised and updated content reflects the latest advances in the field. Current insights enhance readers' understanding of immune system function. The text's unique approach bridges the gap between basic immunology and the disease process. Extensive coverage of molecular biology explains the molecular dynamics underlying immune disorders and their treatment. Abundant illustrations and tables deliver essential information at a glance. Plus a convenient companion website features the fully searchable text with all references linked to PubMed. Look inside and discover... * Fully revised and updated content reflects the latest advances in the field. * Current insights enhance readers' understanding of immune system function * Unique approach bridges the gap between basic immunology and the disease process. * Extensive coverage of molecular biology explains the molecular dynamics underlying immune disorders and their treatment. * Abundant illustrations and tables deliver essential information at a glance. PLUS... A convenient companion website features the fully searchable text with all references linked to PubMed. Pick up your copy today!

Biomedical Science Practice

Experimental and Professional Skills

Author: Hedley Glencross,Nessar Ahmed,Qiuyu Wang

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199533296

Category: Medical

Page: 573

View: 3966

Case studies and other examples enrich the text, firmly rooting it in the context of clinical and biomedical practice. --Book Jacket.

Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Author: Robert Wilkins,Simon Cross,Ian Megson,David Meredith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191652296

Category: Medical

Page: 980

View: 4859

Written by biomedical scientists and clinicians, with the purpose of disseminating the fundamental scientific principles that underpin medicine, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences provides a clear, easily digestible account of basic cell physiology and biochemistry. It also includes an investigation of the traditional pillars of medicine (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and pharmacology) integrated in the context of each of the major systems relevant to the human body. Cross-referenced to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, and thoroughly illustrated, it is the ideal introduction to the medical sciences for medical students and biomedical scientists, as well as a valuable refresher for junior doctors.

Histopathology

Author: Guy Orchard,Brian Nation

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199574340

Category: Medical

Page: 396

View: 5013

Histopathology describes the processes and practices that are central to the role of the histopathologist within a functioning diagnostic laboratory, from pre-sampling to diagnosis to laboratory management.

Essentials of Clinical Immunology

Author: Helen Chapel,Mansel Haeney,Siraj Misbah,Neil Snowden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118487877

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 3378

Essentials of Clinical Immunology provides the most up-to-date, core information required to understand diseases with an immunological basis. Clinically focussed, the sixth edition of this classic text presents theoretical and practical information in a simple yet thorough way. Essentials of Clinical Immunology covers the underlying pathophysiology, the signs and symptoms of disease, the investigations required and guidance on the management of patients. Perfect for clinical medical students, junior doctors and medical professionals seeking a refresher in the role of immunology in clinical medicine, this comprehensive text features fully updated clinical information, boxes with key points, real-life case histories to illustrate key concepts and an index of contents at the start of each chapter. A companion website at www.immunologyclinic.com provides additional learning tools, including more case studies, interactive multiple-choice questions and answers, all of the photographs and illustrations from the book, links to useful websites, and a selection of review articles from the journal Clinical and Experimental Immunology. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

Problem-Based Immunology

Author: Reginald M. Gorczynski,Jacqueline Stanley

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455705322

Category: Medical

Page: 268

View: 987

It's one thing to understand the basic science of immunology. It's another thing to know how that science applies to the realities of patient care. This new resource uses skillfully presented clinical case studies to efficiently demonstrate the practical relevance of immunology knowledge in diagnosing a wide range of challenging conditions. It offers as an ideal way to review the fundamental principles of immunology ... and see them translated into real-world diagnosis and management! Covers each major area of the field - immunization, hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency disorders, tumor immunology, and transplantation. Provides a concise overview of the basic concepts in each area, followed by 6-10 succinct and well-organized case studies that illustrate the associated clinical applications. Begins each case study with an initial case presentation, complete with full-color clinical photographs, allowing you to put your diagnostic reasoning skills to the test - followed by a list of the key clinical features involved in the case · a one-paragraph discussion of each differential diagnostic possibility · and a summary of the correct diagnosis and treatment approach

Primer to the Immune Response

Author: Tak W. Mak,Mary E. Saunders,Bradley D. Jett

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 012385461X

Category: Medical

Page: 702

View: 4712

Written in the same engaging conversational style as the acclaimed first edition, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition is a fully updated and invaluable resource for college and university students in life sciences, medicine and other health professions who need a concise but comprehensive introduction to immunology. The authors bring clarity and readability to their audience, offering a complete survey of the most fundamental concepts in basic and clinical immunology while conveying the subject’s fascinating appeal. The content of this new edition has been completely updated to include current information on all aspects of basic and clinical immunology. The superbly drawn figures are now in full color, complemented by full color plates throughout the book. The text is further enhanced by the inclusion of numerous tables, special topic boxes and brief notes that provide interesting insights. At the end of each chapter, a self-test quiz allows students to monitor their mastery of major concepts, while a set of conceptual questions prompts them to extrapolate further and extend their critical thinking. Moreover, as part of the Academic Cell line of textbooks, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition contains research passages that shine a spotlight on current experimental work reported in Cell Press articles. These articles also form the basis of case studies that are found in the associated online study guide and are designed to reinforce clinical connections. Complete yet concise coverage of the basic and clinical principles of immunology Engaging conversational writing style that is to the point and very readable Over 200 clear, elegant color illustrations Comprehensive glossary and list of abbreviations

Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine5

Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine

Author: Mary Louise Turgeon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323085180

Category: Medical

Page: 566

View: 7095

Rev. ed. of: Immunology and serology in laboratory medicine / Mary Louise Turgeon. 4th ed. c2009.

Essential Clinical Immunology

Author: John B. Zabriskie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521516811

Category: Medical

Page: 362

View: 6934

This book begins with basic concepts of immunology and then details the immunological aspects of various disease states involving major organs of the body. Designed as an introduction for practitioners and residents, this book explores how we can better understand disease and its treatment through clinical immunology.

Fundamentals of Toxicologic Pathology

Author: Wanda M. Haschek,Brad Bolon,Colin G. Rousseaux,Matthew A. Wallig

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128098422

Category: Medical

Page: 902

View: 7511

Fundamentals of Toxicologic Pathology, Third Edition, presents an essential overview of systems toxicologic pathology in a clear-and-concise manner. Toxicologic pathology integrates toxicology and its interdisciplinary components, including biochemistry, pharmacodynamics and risk assessment to pathology and its related disciplines, such as physiology, microbiology, immunology and molecular biology. This wholly revised and updated edition presents the newest information on the topic, and is an essential reference for advanced students, early career researchers, toxicologic pathologists, pharmaceutical scientists, medical pathologists and clinicians, and anyone involved with drug and device development. The book includes a new section describing the application of toxicologic pathology, such as diagnostic and forensic toxicologic pathology, environmental toxicologic pathology, experimental and industrial toxicologic pathology, and pathology issues in the design of toxicology studies. There are also new chapters on special senses (the eye and ear) and the biochemical and molecular basis of toxicity, among others. Presents revised and updated information for each chapter on systems Contains expanded sections on applied toxicologic pathology Includes the essential information necessary to understand toxicologic pathology in an accessible language

Clinical Laboratory Immunology

Author: Connie R. Mahon,Diane G. Tice

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130933003

Category: Medical

Page: 325

View: 8153

This unique resource is the first covering molecular diagnostic technology that is specifically geared to the needs of those in clinical laboratory sciene or medical technology. This book covers molecular diagnostic technology and the multidisciplinary clinical applications of this technology. Topics include: immunology; infectious and autoimmune diseases; clinical applications of the flow of cytometry; organ transplantation; molecular methods and more. Clinical Laboratory Science / Medical Technology students.