8th Edition

Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine



ISBN 9781444144147
Published March 30, 2012 by CRC Press
416 Pages

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Book Description

Whether you are following a problem-based, an integrated, or a more traditional medical course, clinical biochemistry is often viewed as one of the more challenging subjects to grasp. What you need is a single resource that not only explains the biochemical underpinnings of metabolic medicine, but also integrates laboratory findings with clinical practice. You will find all this, and more, in the eighth edition of Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine.

This well-respected text provides comprehensive and measured guidance to this complex area, reflecting the ongoing changes in our understanding of clinical biochemistry while preserving the acknowledged strengths of previous editions: readability, a firm basis in the underlying science, and a clear focus on clinical applicability.

Table of Contents

Requesting laboratory tests and interpreting the results
Water and sodium
The kidneys
Acid-base disturbances
Potassium
Calcium, phosphate and magnesium
The hypothalamus and pituitary gland
The adrenal cortex
The reproductive system
Pregnancy and infertility
Thyroid function
Carbohydrate metabolism
Plasma lipids and lipoproteins
Nutrition
Vitamins, trace elements and metals
The gastrointestinal tract
Liver disorders and gallstones
Plasma enzymes in diagnosis (clinical enzymology)
Proteins in plasma and urine
Purine and urate metabolism
Disorders of haem metabolism: iron and the porphyrias
Cardiovascular disease
Cerebrospinal and pleural fluid
Metabolic effects of tumours
Therapeutic drug monitoring and poisoning
Clinical biochemistry at the extremes of age
Inborn errors of metabolism
Genetics and DNA-based technology in clinical biochemistry
Patient sample collection and use of the laboratory
Point of care testing
Appendix 1 Units in clinical chemistry

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Biography

Professor Martin Andrew Crook, Consultant in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine, Guy's, St Thomas' and University Hospital Lewisham and Visiting Professor, School of Science, University of Greenwich, London, UK

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