Advances in Clinical Chemistry

Advances in Clinical Chemistry

1st Edition - January 13, 2012

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  • Editor: Gregory Makowski
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123978448

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Volume 56 in the internationally acclaimed Advances in Clinical Chemistry contains chapters submitted from leading experts from academia and clinical laboratory science. Authors are from a diverse field of clinical chemistry disciplines and diagnostics, ranging from basic biochemical exploration to cutting-edge microarray technology.

Key Features

  • Written by authors representing the diverse field of clinical chemistry and diagnostics, reviews in Advances in Clinical Chemistry cover a range of cutting-eduge research ranging from basic biochemical exploration to microarray technology


Biochemists and clinical biochemists

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Metabolic markers in sports medicine

    1. Abstract

    2. Introduction

    3. Liver Metabolism Parameters

    4. Muscle Metabolism Parameters

    5. Kidney Parameters

    6. Uric Acid

    7. Glucose

    8. Lipid Profile

    9. Bone Metabolism Markers

    10. Effect of Body-Mass Index on Laboratory Parameters

    Cytokines in diabetic nephropathy

    1. Abstract

    2. Introduction

    3. Cytokines and Diabetes Nephropathy: Cause or Consequence?

    4. Roles of Cytokines in Diabetic Nephropathy

    5. Diabetic Nephropathy and Gene Polymorphisms of Cytokines

    6. Diabetic Nephropathy and Therapeutic Strategies Involving Cytokines

    7. Conclusions

    Advances in antibiotic measurement

    1. Abstract

    2. Introduction

    3. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Aminoglycosides

    4. Analytic Methods for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Aminoglycosides

    5. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Vancomycin

    6. Analytical Methods Available for Vancomycin Monitoring

    7. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Chloramphenicol

    8. Methods for Determining Serum Chloramphenicol Concentrations

    9. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Penicillins and Cephalosporins

    10. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Sulfonamides

    11. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Quinolones

    12. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Macrolide Antibiotics

    13. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Antituberculosis Agents

    14. Conclusions

    Relevance of the lectin pathway of complement in rheumatic diseases

    1. Abstract

    2. Complement Activation and Regulation System

    3. The Lectin Pathway and Rheumatological Disorders

    4. Conclusions

    Clusterin in Alzheimer's disease

    1. Abstract

    2. Introduction

    3. Characteristics of Clusterin

    4. Clusterin in AD

    5. Clusterin Participation in AD

    6. Conclusion


    Fetuin-A and the cardiovascular system


    1. Abstract

    2. Multiple Functionality of Fetuin-A

    3. Fetuin-A and Vascular Disease

    4. Fetuin-A and the Cardiac System

    5. Future Issues


    Genetic and clinical aspects of Brugada syndrome

    1. Abstract

    2. Introduction

    3. Genetic Features

    4. Clinical Features and Diagnosis

    5. Clinical Significance of Genetic Testing

Product details

  • No. of pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: January 13, 2012
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123978448

About the Serial Editor

Gregory Makowski

Gregory Makowski
Dr Gregory S Makowski is a board certified clinical chemist and fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. Following receipt of his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Connecticut Storrs, he pursued post-doctoral studies at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington that culminated in his joint appointments in the School of Medicine and the Department of Laboratory Medicine at John Dempsey Hospital. He has numerous clinical and basic science publications and serves on various scientific and editorial boards. He is actively engaged in the training of Pathology residents and fellows in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Hartford Hospital. He currently serves as Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for Clinical Laboratory Partners in Newington CT, USA.

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Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Clinical Laboratory Partners, Newington, CT, USA

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