Diagnostic Microbiology Of The Immunocompromised Host by Randall T. HaydenDiagnostic Microbiology Of The Immunocompromised Host by Randall T. Hayden

Diagnostic Microbiology Of The Immunocompromised Host

byRandall T. HaydenEditorKaren C. Carroll

Hardcover | August 15, 2016

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Strategies for providing optimal care to this high-risk patient group

The immunocompromised patient population is increasing throughout the world. Major advances in transplantation techniques have expanded access to lifesaving therapies and improved outcomes in these high-risk populations. An understanding of the biology of these infections, host conditions, and the limitations of technologies used to detect and quantify such pathogens is critical to optimal care.

This new edition ofDiagnostic Microbiology of the Immunocompromised Hostcovers all aspects of state-of-the-art diagnostics for infectious complications in the immunocompromised patient. Editors Randall Hayden, Karen Carroll, Yi-Wei Tang and Donna Wolk, assembled the contributions of a team of preeminent authors to discuss a broad range of topics, including

  • relevant aspects of host biology, antineoplastic, and transplantation techniques and the basis of immunosuppressive conditions ranging from diabetes to age-related immunosuppression
  • approaches, interpretations, and limitations of laboratory diagnosis of infections by a wide range of specific etiologic agents
  • laboratory diagnosis of infections of specific organ systems, such as respiratory tract infections, gastrointestinal tract infections, and central nervous system infections
  • special topics such as prosthetic devices and catheters, healthcare acquired infections, and morphologic considerations (anatomic pathology)
  • future diagnostic technologies and their potential impact on the field

Diagnostic Microbiology of the Immunocompromised Hostis a resource for laboratory medicine specialists, pathologists, technologists, students, and clinical care professionals who are involved or interested in the care of the immunocompromised host.

Title:Diagnostic Microbiology Of The Immunocompromised HostFormat:HardcoverDimensions:794 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 15, 2016Publisher:AMERICAN SOCIETY MICRLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1555819036

ISBN - 13:9781555819033

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