Clinical Chemistry Made EasyBy
- Jeremy Hughes, MA, MRCP, PhD, Lecturer in Medicine, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK
- J. Ashley Jefferson, MD, MRCP, Division of Nephrology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It presents the important aspects of clinical chemistry in the "Made Easy" format for the senior clinical medical student or junior doctor on the ward. The book explains the rationale underlying the most common clinical chemistry tests to request and gives guidance as to what action is required on receipt of abnormal results. The text includes brief background to the underlying physiological processes involved, important differential diagnoses and further steps required in the clinical setting. The ultimate aim is to make the reader think carefully as to what clinical chemistry tests are required in different contexts and to ensure that they are equipped to deal responsibly with the result. This will result in improved clinical practice.
Clinical medical students and junior doctors
Paperback, 214 Pages
Published: February 2008
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- Sodium and water balance. Disorders of potassium balance. Assessment of renal function and urinary protein excretion. Metabolic acidbase disorders. Arterial blood gas analysis. Calcium, phosphate and magnesium metabolism. Liver function tests. Lipid disorders. Markers of cardiac and muscle injury and disease. Immunological investigations.