Lecture Notes Clinical Biochemistry (Lecture Notes 9th Revised edition)

Lecture Notes Clinical Biochemistry (Lecture Notes 9th Revised edition)

By: Peter Rae (author), Simon W. Walker (author), Geoffrey J. Beckett (author), Peter Ashby (author)Paperback

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Concise yet comprehensive, Clinical Biochemistry Lecture Notes contains all the essential information for students and foundation doctors to understand the biochemical basis of disease and principles of biochemical diagnostics. It presents scientific principles in a clinical setting, with a range of case studies integrated into the text to clearly demonstrate how knowledge should be applied to real-life situations. Key features include: The fundamental science underpinning common biochemical disorders and their investigation in clinical practice Accessible flow charts of biochemical processes and the reasoning behind specific tests, making look-up and understanding easy A brand new companion website at www.lecturenoteseries.com/clinicalbiochemistry with self-assessment and downloadable summary slides for revision Clinical Biochemistry Lecture Notes is an ideal overview and revision guide for medical students, foundation doctors, general practitioners, and nurses. It also provides a core text for scientific and medical staff pursuing a career in clinical biochemistry.

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Preface, vi List of abbreviations, vii How to use your textbook, x About the companion website, xiii 1 Requesting and interpreting tests, 1 2 Disturbances of water, sodium and potassium balance, 13 3 Acid base balance and oxygen transport, 30 4 Renal disease, 43 5 Disorders of calcium, phosphate and magnesium metabolism, 60 6 Diabetes mellitus and hypoglycaemia, 76 7 Disorders of the hypothalamus and pituitary, 89 8 Abnormalities of thyroid function, 102 9 Disorders of the adrenal cortex and medulla, 116 10 Investigation of gonadal function infertility, menstrual irregularities and hirsutism,134 11 Pregnancy and antenatal screening, 152 12 Cardiovascular disorders, 160 13 Liver disease, 174 14 Gastrointestinal tract disease, 188 15 Nutrition, 198 16 Trauma, infl ammation, immunity and malignancy, 213 17 Disorders of iron and porphyrin metabolism, 228 18 Uric acid, gout and purine metabolism, 238 19 Central nervous system and cerebrospinal fl uid, 245 20 Therapeutic drug monitoring and chemical toxicology, 249 21 Clinical biochemistry in paediatrics and the elderly, 261 Index, 278

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  • publication date: 04/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781118272138
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781118272138
  • weight: 576
  • ISBN10: 1118272137
  • edition: 9th Revised edition

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