Clinical Immunology by Angela Hall

Clinical Immunology

EditorAngela Hall, Chris Scott, Matthew Buckland

Paperback | April 12, 2016

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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. 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 andscientific basis of laboratory techniques with a focus on the biomedical scientist's role in the diagnostic laboratory, the reader is provided with everything needed to prepare for a specialist qualification in immunology. Current tests, the rationale behind their use, the technologies employed, andthe quality measures applied are illustrated by specific case studies showing how the clinician interprets the results to help the patient.Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Clinical Immunology features: For registered adopters of the book: * Figures from the book, available to download For students:* Answers to self-check and end of chapter questions* Video podcasts including interviews with practicing biomedical scientists and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical science in practice

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Angela Hall is CSci FIBMS, Laboratory Manager, Department of Infection and Immunity at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK. Chris Scott is with the Department of Immunology at Barts and the London NHS Trust. Matthew Buckland is with the Department of Immunology at Barts and the London NHS Trust, UK.
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Title:Clinical ImmunologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0 inPublished:April 12, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199657653

ISBN - 13:9780199657650

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Table of Contents

1. Angela Hall and Christopher Baldwin: Introduction to the clinical immunology laboratory2. Lynn Follows and Phillip A Whitfield: Immunoglobulins3. Kirsty Swallow: Allergy4. Mo Moody, Tariq El-Shanawany, Paul Williams, B Paul Morgan and Stephen Jolles: Complement5. Chris Scott: Autoimmune rheumatological disease6. Angela Hall: Autoimmune kidney disease7. Robert Lock: Organ specific autoimmunity8. Robert Lock, Sarah Johnston and Philip Bright: Autoimmune skin disorders9. Edward Davies: Autoimmune liver disease10. Abid R Karim and Saiju Jacob: Neuroimmunology11. Dawn Barge: Flow cytometry and primary immunodeficiency12. Alison Cox: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)13. David Wilson and Vaughan Carter: Histocompatibility and immunogenetics

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"This excellent book would be particularly useful for undergraduates aiming to enter a career in biomedical science, and also a worthwhile read for trainee and practising biomedical scientists." --Immunology News