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Titel: Current Procedures in Clinical Bacteriology
Verlag: Charles C. Thomas
Einband: Hard Cover
The pages are clean and tight. Binding and cover are very good. Dust jacket is slightly discolored and edge worn. 223 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 112505
Inhaltsangabe: This book provides the clinical microbiologist with up-to-date methods for the processing and work-up of clinical specimens, the complete identification of common and unusual pathogentic bacteria, determination of antibiotic susceptibility, and recommended reporting practices.
Prepared in conjunction with the prestigious and innovative Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital bacteriology laboratory in New York City, this book presents a wide range of procedures. It emphasizes those techniques that have proven to be reliable, reproducible, rapid and workable.
The data is organized primarily by type of clinical environmental specimen likely to be encountered in hospital practice. For each specimen, the author has included primary plating, incubation, work-up, and recommended reporting practices. A single procedure, rather than a compendium of procedures, is described in virtually every case. Many of these methods are being published here for the first time, although their reproducibility and reliability have been established beyond doubt.
An introductory chapter covers laboratory regulations, laboratory safety, and fire prevention. This is immediately followed by a section composed of precise information on specimen registration, primary processing, and reporting. Step-by-step procedures are clearly presented for processing blood, body fluids, cerebrospinal fluid, environmental specimens, eye, male and female genital specimens, anaerobes, postmortem specimens, and urine. The saprophytic flora and the pathogens likely to be encountered with each specimen are listed. Information on the work-up follows, with special attention being directed to priority guidelines, procedures for aerobic and anaerobic organisms, and procedures for rapid identification of blood culture isolates.
A chapter of charts and tables gives complete identification of bacteria along with the principals and methodology of the tests employed. The tables on anaerobes include, but do not rely exclusively on, gas liquid chromatography. A chart of filamentous organisms is included, as is one listing bacteria by pigment production. In the section on antimicrobial susceptibility testing, the author presents detailed methodology for the determination by AUTOBAC Ò as well as by minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) determinations. Chapters on general methods, procedures for acid-fast bacilli, and quality control procedures are equally thorough.
A particularly interesting and helpful segment of the book is that which deals with special procedures. It includes a variety of special bacteriological procedures, including those for anthrax, gonorrhea, diphtheria, meningococcal disease, ureaplasma, antibody-coated bacteria in urine, bowel flora, protoplasts, mycoplasma, rat bite fever, and many other bacteria. Methods for isolation and identification of Legionnaires' disease are also included in this section.
The reader will discover, upon first perusing this book, that its inclusiveness = is matched by the clarity of its presentation, the thoroughness and precision of the tests, and the proven validity of the procedures described. Clinical microbiologists and laboratory technologists will find it to be a new standard of excellence for bacteriology laboratory procedures.
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