Mosby’s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 14th Edition

Mosby’s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 14th Edition

Get the latest research and easy access to today’s most important diagnostic and lab tests! Known for its accuracy, currency, and clear, easy-to-use format, Mosby’s Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference 14th Edition features concise test entries that are arranged alphabetically and reflect the latest in diagnostic and lab testing and research. This new edition adds 15 tests with vital information such as alternate or abbreviated test names, test explanation, normal and abnormal findings, possible critical values, and guidelines to patient care before, during, and after the test. Plus, all related tests are cross-referenced throughout the book to simplify lookup. A compact size, durable cover, and A-to-Z thumb tabs make this market-leading book ideal for everyday use in the classroom and on the job!

 

  • Alphabetically organized tests offer quick reference with A-to-Z thumb tabs, so you will never have to search for a test by having to first determine its correct category or body system.
  • Normal findings for adult, elderly, and pediatric patients are included where applicable.
  • Abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows to show increased or decreased test results.
  • Convenient appendix lists tests by body system and test type, making it easy to quickly locate related studies.
  • A durable cover with rounded edges helps prevent the book from being damaged and makes it easier to handle.
  • Each test entry begins on a new page, making tests easy to find.
  • Possible critical values are highlighted to show situations requiring immediate intervention.
  • Icon for patient teaching-related care indicates information that should be shared with patients and their families.
  • User’s Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure, so you can minimize worry about having to repeat a test due to an error.
  • Abbreviations for tests are listed in the back of the book, and symbols and units of measurement are listed in an appendix.
  • Cross-referencing of related tests makes them easy to find.

 

  • NEW! Test entries include the latest diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures, featuring 10 new monographs and 15 additional tests.
  • NEW! Content reflects the latest research on the diagnostic values of results, accuracy of testing, and patient care and education for each test.
  • NEW! Common Reference Ranges section added to the Inside Front Cover material.

 

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Wallach’s Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests (Interpretation of Diagnostric Tests) Ninth Edition

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Wallach’s Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests (Interpretation of Diagnostric Tests) Ninth Edition

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Wallach’s Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, now in its Ninth Editionhas been completely revised and updated by a new author team from the Department of Hospital Laboratories, UMass Memorial Medical Center faculty, who are carrying on the tradition of Jacques Wallach’s teachings.  This text serves as a practical guide to the use of laboratory tests which aids physicians in using tests more effectively and efficiently by offering test outcomes, possible meanings, differential diagnosis, and summaries of tests available.

The book has been reorganized into 2 sections. The first section is devoted to an alphabetical listing of laboratory tests while stressing the integration of the clinical laboratory in the clinical decision making process. Test sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative infectious disease probabilities are included whenever appropriate. Microbiology tests are listed in a separate chapter.  The second section is devoted to disease states.  Where appropriate, a patient’s chief complaint and/or physical findings are initially presented with subsequent discussions focused on discrete disease states as they relate to a patient’s chief complaint.  Current molecular diagnostic testing, cytogenetics, common pitfalls, test limitations, and identification of appropriate tests for specific clinical presentations are also addressed.

Ninth Edition highlights include:

  • Detailed listing and description of routine and esoteric tests listed alphabetically, with information on when to order and how to interpret the test results based on evidence-based laboratory medicine.
  • Information on how to work up patients with specific symptoms and the appropriate lab tests to order
  • Up-to-date test procedures including molecular diagnostic tests
  • Detailed microbiology chapter of infectious diseases

Davis’s Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications 6th Edition

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Nursing-focused and easy-to-read, this handbook delivers all of the information you need to understand how tests work, interpret their results, and provide quality patient care—pre-test, intra-test, and post-test.
Tests and procedures are listed in alphabetical order by their complete name for quick reference. The integrated index allows fast searches by abbreviation, synonym, disease/disorder, specimen type, or test classification. Plus, a Body Systems Appendix includes a list of common laboratory and diagnostic tests for each body system as well as nutrition-related lab tests.
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Redeem the Plus Code inside new, printed texts to unlock your Student Resources, including the new Davis’s Lab & Dx Tests Library, all of the monographs in the book, Interactive Exercises, and other valuable resources.

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Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation (Oxford Handbooks Series) 2nd Edition

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With new material, illustrations and updated chapters, the new edition of this enormously successful book provides guidance on the best use of the many tests and investigations currently available. It emphasizes which tests are of value, when tests are not likely to be helpful, and explains likely pitfalls in the interpretation of results. Throughout, the book emphasises the need to avoid over-investigation.
Starting off with a patient-oriented approach to investigation, the book describes key symptoms and signs, along with tests that may be of value in reaching a diagnosis. The remainder of the book is specialty-centered, and provides a comprehensive review of all available tests within a given subject

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Co-design in Living Labs for Healthcare and Independent Living: Concepts, Methods and Tools 1st Edition

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There has been a surge in “Living Labs” in recent years including those focusing on the health and autonomy sectors. The aim of these innovative user-centered spaces is the emergence of products and services that meet market needs and support both the efficiency of public health and the competitiveness of enterprises.

This book is the result of work involving both field practitioners and academic actors in human sciences and co-design. It highlights the good practices that arise within living labs despite their use of different approaches.

This collaborative work has given rise to the Living Lab Health and Autonomy (LLSA) Forum and has allowed for an improved capacity to support an efficient development of this form of design for the actors of health and autonomy, but also of industry and of its investors.

This book draws on their experience and the views of experts to illuminate their practices and gives better visibility and legibility to these new players.

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Diagnostic Dermoscopy: The Illustrated Guide 1st Edition

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Dermoscopic Diagnosis – at a Glance

Dermoscopy has been proven to improve diagnostic accuracy of dermatologic lesions. This practical textbook – based on a road-tested training program in dermoscopy – introduces you to the basics of dermoscopy. Easy-to-view icons show the dermoscopic features of lesions. These are compared over handy two-page spreads with actual dermoscopic and clinical images to show the lesion in practice.

The identification of global and local features of skin lesions through the dermoscope will help you incorporate dermoscopy into your everyday practice. The simple but effective visual approach to pattern recognition will enable you to teach yourself and your colleagues the power of dermoscopy.

Covering melanocytic lesions, melanomas, non-melanocytic lesions, special sites, and general dermatological lesions, Diagnostic Dermoscopy gives you:

·         A guide to choosing and using the dermoscope most suited to your needs

·         An introduction to the dermoscopic alphabet

·         A visual guide to the global features of dermatologic disease through the dermoscope

·         A more detailed look at the local structure of skin lesions for more accurate diagnosis

This proven approach to learning the language and skills of dermoscopy will enable you, as a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, family practitioner or dermatologic nurse, to improve your diagnostic accuracy and clinical efficiency.

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Endodontic Prognosis: Clinical Guide for Optimal Treatment Outcome 1st ed. 2017 Edition

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From the Back Cover

About the Author

Nadia Chugal, MPH, DDS, MS, is Clinical Professor at the University of California, Section of Endodontics, Los Angeles, where she is Program Director of the Postdoctoral Endodontic Program. Dr. Chugal is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. She gained her MPH, DDS, and MS from University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry in 1984, 1988 and 1990, respectively, and completed the endodontic residency at the University of Connecticut.. She joined the UCLA’s Section of Endodontics in 1997 as faculty and has also worked in private practice, limited to endodontics, since that year. Dr. Chugal has been a member of various national committees, including, currently, the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations and the Commission on Dental Accreditation, and is a past president of the Southern California Academy of Endodontics. She serves on the advisory board of the Journal of Endodontics and acts as a reviewer for several leading journals in the field of endodontics. The main focus of Dr. Chugal’s research has been endodontic prognosis and she is the author of award-winning articles on this subject. Her current research includes the study of new imaging technologies for endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning with the aim of developing more effective therapies and improving prognosis, as well as a translational study that deals with novel approaches in studying microbiology of the infected root canals.

Louis M. Lin, BDS, PhD, DMD, is Professor in the Department of Endodontics at New York University College of Dentistry, having previously held chairs at the School of Dentistry, University of California, Los Angeles (2000-2002) and the Department of Endodontics, UMDNJ – New Jersey Dental School (1989-2000). Dr. Lin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He gained his BDS from the School of Dentistry, Chung Shan Medical University in 1964, his DMD from New Jersey Medical School in 1976 and his PhD in Pathology from University of Oklahoma Medical Center in 1972. Dr. Lin completed specialty training in Oral Surgery at National Tokyo University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, Oral Pathology at Louisiana State University Medical Center, and Endodontics at the School of Dental Medicine, University Connecticut Health Center. He also engaged in private practice before joining UMDNJ – New Jersey Dental School in 1983. Dr. Lin has won various awards, including the Modern Chinese Outstanding Achievement Award, and has been listed in Outstanding Dentists in America and Who’s Who in Frontier Science and Technology. He is a member of the editorial board of several journals, including the Journal of Endodontics and the International Journal of Dentistry, and he has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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Endogenous Interferences in Clinical Laboratory Tests (Patient Safety) 1st Edition

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Clinical laboratories must provide accurate test results to protect patient safety. Clinical laboratory samples frequently contain high amounts of bilirubin or lipemia. This book provides the empirical and theoretical foundation for bilirubinemia or lipemia and the impact they have on the quality of results and patient safety. It discusses the origins of interferences and their proper evaluation.

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Find complete answers to questions such as which laboratory tests to order or what the results might mean. Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, 6th Edition covers more tests than any other reference of its kind, with over 900 lab tests and diagnostic procedures in all. In Part I, you’ll find an alphabetical list of hundreds of diseases, conditions, and symptoms, including the tests and procedures most commonly used to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis. In Part II, you’ll find descriptions of virtually every laboratory and diagnostic test available. This edition is updated with the latest research and over 20 NEW test entries. Written by educator Cynthia Chernecky and clinical nurse specialist Barbara Berger, this lab reference covers today’s lab tests with concise, easy-to-use information.

  • More than 900 laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures are included ― more than any other reference!
  • Over 600 diseases, conditions, and symptoms are listed, along with the tests used to confirm them.
  • Alphabetical organization and A-to-Z thumb tabs make it easy to find the information you’re looking for.
  • Alternative test names and acronyms are cross-referenced to simplify lookup.
  • Instructions for client and family teaching help you offer guidance concerning test preparation and follow-up care.
  • Age and gender-specific norms are provided, giving you complete lifespan coverage.
  • Risks and Contraindications are highlighted to help you safeguard your patients and provide effective care.
  • Panic Level Symptoms and Treatment are provided for dangerously increased and decreased levels.
  • Minimum volumes for blood samples are included, useful when a client’s blood preservation is essential, as well as information on whether blood specimens can be drawn during hemodialysis.
  • Tests for toxic substances are included, making this a lab, diagnostic, and toxicology book all in one.
  • Abbreviations, measurement prefixes, and symbols are listed on the front and back covers for convenience.
  • Information on herbal supplements indicates when a client’s use of natural remedies might affect test results.
  • Over 20 NEW test entries present the latest tests and procedures, with a strong focus on affordable, clinically relevant genetic tests.
  • UPDATED content includes the latest research relating to accuracy of tests, diagnostic value of results, and associated cost-benefit ratios.

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