Higher Education

Essentials of Diagnostic Microbiology, 1st Edition

  • Lisa A. Shimeld Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, California
  • ISBN-10: 0827373880  |  ISBN-13: 9780827373884
  • 750 Pages
  • © 1999 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $269.75

About

Overview

This new text provides learners with a well organized, to the point source of entry level skills and knowledge of diagnostic microbiology. The concise chapters and easy-to-understand laboratory protocols allow learners to focus on what they really need to know in order to identify microorganisms and diagnose infectious diseases. Case studies, review questions, and "Microbes in the News" in each chapter challenge learners to apply what they have learned to the laboratory and to their day-to-day lives. Specialized chapters were written by clinicians, researchers, and educators who are foremost in their fields.

Features and Benefits

  • information is arranged in shorter chapters increasing flexibility of use and comprehension of material
  • "Microbes in the News" features provide interesting and entertaining look at current issues related to diagnostic microbiology
  • Detailed laboratory procedures and directions appear in text boxes and are numbered to facilitate quick and easy reference
  • Challenging case studies help learners develop critical thinking abilities as they apply theoretical principles to actual function of clinical microbiology procedures
  • Learning objectives and detailed outlines set attainable goals for learners at the beginning of each chapter

Table of Contents

PREFACE. INTRODUCTION. SECTION I: GENERAL TOPICS IN MICROBIOLOGY: CHAPTER 1: Introduction to the Study of Microorganisms. CHAPTER 2: Characteristics and Classifications of Microorganisms. CHAPTER 3: The Infectious Disease Process. CHAPTER 4: Epidemiology of Infectious Disease. CHAPTER 5: Safety in the CLinical Microbiology Laboratory. CHAPTER 6: Immunologic and Molecular Techniques. CHAPTER 7: Quality Assurance in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. CHAPTER 8: Automation in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. CHAPTER 9: Antimicrobial Agents and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing. SECTION II BACTERIOLOGY: PART 1: General Methods for Identification of Bacteria. CHAPTER 10: Microsopic and Cultural Techniques for Bacterial Identifaction. CHAPTER 11: Staphylococcus and Related Aerobic Gram Positive COCCI. CHAPTER 12: Streptococcus and Related Aerobic Gram Positive COCCI. CHAPTER 13: Aerobic Gram Positive Bacilli, CoccoBacillli, and Coryneform Bacilli. CHAPTER 14: Aerobic Actinomycetes. CHAPTER 15: Neisseria and Other Aerobic Gram Negative COCCI. CHAPTER 16: Hemophilus. CHAPTER 17: Miscellaneous Fastidious Aerobic and Facultative Gram Negative Bacilli and COccobacilli. CHAPTER 18: Gram Negative Enteric Bacilli. CHAPTER 19: Non-Fermenting Aerobic Gram Negative Bacilli. CHAPTER 20: Vibrio and Other Curved Aerobic Gram Negative Bacilli. CHAPTER 21: Gram Negative Anaerobic Bacteria. CHAPTER 22: Gram Postive Anaerobic Bacteria. CHAPTER 23: Mycobacteria. CHAPTER 24: Spirochetes. CHAPTER 25: Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and Rickettsia. CHAPTER 26: New and Emerging, Unusal or Difficult to Cultivatebacteria Species. SECTION 2 ISOLATION AND IDENTIFACTION OF BACTERIA FROM CLINICAL SPECIMENS. CHAPTER 27: Processing and Interpretation of Cultures from Clinical Specimens. CHAPTER 28: Cerebral Spinal Fluid and Other Body Fluids. CHAPTER 29: Blood Cultures. CHAPTER 30: The Respiratory Tract. CHAPTER 31: Eye, Ear and Sinus Tracts. CHAPTER 32: The Urinary Tract. CHAPTER 33: The Genital Tract. CHATPER 34: The Gastrointestinal Tract. CHAPTER 35: Skin Infections. CHAPTER 36: Deep Tissue and Internal Organ Sites. SECTION III MYCOLOGY. CHAPTER 37: Basic Concepts an Techniques in Mycology. CHAPTER 38: Collection and Processing of Fungul Specimens. CHAPTER 39: Dermatophytes and Other Agents of Superficial Mycoses. CHAPTER 40: Agents of Subcutaneous Mycoses. CHAPTER 41: Systems Dimorphic Fungi. CHAPTER 42: Opportunistic Fungi. CHAPTER 43: Saprobic Fungi Encountered in Clinical Specimens. CHAPTER 44: Yeasts. SECTION IV PARASITOLOGY. CHAPTER 45: Basic Concepts and Techniques in Parasitology. CHAPTER 46: Specimen Collection and Processing for Parasite Examination. CHAPTER 47: Intestinal and Aterial Protozoans. CHAPTER 48: Plasmodia and Other Blood and Tissue Protozoans. CHAPTER 49: Intestinal Helminths. CHAPTER 50: Blood and Tissue Helminths. SECTION V: VIROLOGY. CHAPTER 51: Basic Concepts and Techniques in Virology. CHAPTER 52: Specimen Collection and Processing of Viral Specimens. CHAPTER 53: Clinically Significant Viruses and their Identifications. CHAPTER 54: Emerging Viral Infections. GLOSSARY. INDEX.

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Study Guide and Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 0827373902 | ISBN-13: 9780827373907)

This Study Guide and Laboratory Manual is designed to accompany Essentials of Diagnostic Microbiology. It is subdivided into Part I Study Guide and Part II Laboratory Manual. Together, these parts will help you learn and reinforce your knowledge of diagnostic microbiology.

List Price = $146.95  | CengageBrain Price = $146.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.75

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0827373899 | ISBN-13: 9780827373891)

Bundle Text with Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0766883523 | ISBN-13: 9780766883529)

List Price = $505.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $380.50

Student Supplements

Study Guide and Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 0827373902 | ISBN-13: 9780827373907)

This Study Guide and Laboratory Manual is designed to accompany Essentials of Diagnostic Microbiology. It is subdivided into Part I Study Guide and Part II Laboratory Manual. Together, these parts will help you learn and reinforce your knowledge of diagnostic microbiology.

List Price = $146.95  | CengageBrain Price = $146.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.75

Bundle Text with Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0766883523 | ISBN-13: 9780766883529)

List Price = $505.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $380.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lisa A. Shimeld

Lisa A. Shimeld is a Professor of Microbiology and Biological Sciences Chairperson for Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California.