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Special Tests E-Book

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ISBN: 9780723435815

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Special Tests E-Book , 15th Edition

By David M. D. Evans

Copyright 2003
$49.95, Online Product, Reference




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Special tests provides you with an essential understanding of the most commonly performed diagnostic tests. Hundreds of tests are included, giving the most up-to date description of how they are used in the investigation of disease. This book describes the nature and purpose of each test, the preparation and procedure involved and the significance of the results. The physical and psychological preparation of the patient is given special attention. The tests are grouped in chapters based on the activities of living. The quick reference will enable you to provide improved patient education and support to patients under your care.

Key Features

  • Easy reference to a wide range of the most commonly performed diagnostic tests
  • Provides a clear guide to the range, nature and significance of the tests
  • Unique range of tests covered and uniquely organized by activities of living
  • Up to date description of how the tests are used in the investigation of disease
  • User friendly format
  • New to this Edition

  • Thoroughly updated with new sections on the following:
  • 'Point of care' and 'near patient' testing
  • Management of 'high risk' specimens
  • Radioisotope scanning of various organs
  • Gallium scanning
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Ambulatory cardiac monitoring
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Chemical markers for myocardial ischaemia
  • Coagulation factor assays
  • Testing for autoantibodies
  • Tumour markers
  • Serum zinc estimation
  • Salivary gland radiology
  • Oesophageal scanning
  • Detection of gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Identification of pancreatic tumours
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
  • Screening by prostatic specific antigen (PSA)
  • Placental and fetal monitoring
  • Cordocentesis
  • Liquid-based cytology for cervical cytology
  • Drug monitoring
  • Latest diagnostic tests
  • New user-friendly page design
  • New flexicover will make it more user-friendly in clinical situations
  • Readership

    Nurses, Junior doctors, health care professionals

    Table of Contents
    Author Information

    By David M. D. Evans, Formerly Consultant Pathologist to the South Glamorgan Health Authority based at Llandough Hospital, Hon Clinical Teacher, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales

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