Marshall, MA, PhD, MSc, MB, BS, FRCP, FRC-Path, at al.
Expiration Date: 12/31/2024
All sections meet the 1-hour Florida specialty requirement in clinical chemistry. For those certified by ASCP, each section provides 12 contact hours in clinical chemistry.
Clinical Chemistry considers what happens to the body’s chemistry when affected by disease. It provides introductory coverage of the scientific basis for biochemistry tests routinely used in medicine – including tests for the assessment of organ function, diagnosis and monitoring disease activity and therapy efficacy. Each topic area begins with a concise description of the underlying physiological and biochemical principles and then applies them to patient investigation and management. The regular use of case histories helps further emphasize clinical relevance and chapter key points. The content has been thoroughly updated throughout. Please note that the book uses British spelling.
Section A (Chapters 1-7): Introduction to Biochemistry and Cell biology • Biochemical Investigations in Clinical Medicine • Water, Sodium and Potassium • Hydrogen Ion Homoeostasis and Blood Gases • Kidneys • Liver • Gastrointestinal Tract.
Section B (Chapters 8-15): Clinical Nutrition • Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland • Adrenal Glands •Thyroid Gland • Gonads • Disorders of Carbohydrate Metabolism • Calcium, Phosphate and Magnesium • Bones and Joints.
Section C (16-22): Plasma Proteins and Enzymes • Lipids, Lipoproteins and Cardiovascular Disease • Muscles, Nerves and Psychiatric Disorders • Inherited Metabolic Diseases • Metabolic Aspects of Malignant Disease • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Chemical Aspects of Toxicology • Clinical Chemistry in Children.