Scientific Foundations of Biochemistry in Clinical Practice - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750601672, 9781483193625

Scientific Foundations of Biochemistry in Clinical Practice

2nd Edition

Editors: David L. Williams Vincent Marks
eBook ISBN: 9781483193625
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 20th December 1994
Page Count: 806
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Scientific Foundations of Biochemistry in Clinical Practice, Second Edition describes the pathological aspects of general metabolic disorders. This book is organized into 10 sections encompassing 45 chapters that discuss the nature of disorders involving disturbance in hydrogen ion concentration and blood gases, as well as the disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance. Some of the topics covered in the book are the chemical analysis of urine; neonatal screening for biochemical disorders; clinical biochemistry of alcohol, in intensive and postoperative care; psychiatric disorders of biochemical origin; abnormalities of the plasma proteins; assessment of gastrointestinal function; and calcium metabolism. Other chapters examine the nature, conditions, and diagnosis of bone disorders. A chapter emphasizes the functions of hypothalamus and pituitary. Another chapter looks into the biochemistry and toxicology of metals. The final chapters are devoted to the classification of connective tissue diseases and to the examination of clinical biochemistry of the central nervous system.
The book can provide useful information to doctors, biochemists, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

List of contributors Preface Acknowledgments Section 1 General Metabolic Disorders

1. Nutritional Disorders 2. Obesity 3. Disorders Involving Disturbance in Hydrogen Ion Concentration and Blood Gases 4. Disorders of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance 5. Polyuria and Disorders of Thirst 6. Diabetes Mellitus 7. The Clinical Biochemistry of Alcohol 8. Psychiatric Disorders of Biochemical Origin 9. The Clinical Biochemistry of Neoplasia

Section 2 Clinical Biochemistry in the Care of Sick Patients

10. Clinical Biochemistry in Intensive and Postoperative Care 11. Clinical Biochemistry and Transplantation Surgery 12. Nutrition of the Sick Patient

Section 3 Clinical Biochemistry ofPregnancy and Childhood

13. Prenatal Screening for Neural Tube Defects and Down's Syndrome 231 14. Prenatal Diagnosis of Inherited Metabolic Diseases 15. Neonatal Screening for Biochemical Disorders 16. Inherited and Acquired Mental Deficiency 17. Neonatal and Paediatric Biochemistry

Section 4 Disorders of the Renaltract

18. The Chemical Analysis of Urine 19. Tests of Kidney Function 20. Renal Stones

Section 5 Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract

21. The Assessment of Gastrointestinal Function 22. Tests of the Functions of the Liver 23. Clinical Diagnosis and the Acute Abdomen

Section 6 Disorders of the Blood Constituents

24. Haem Synthesis and the Porphyrias 25. Haemoglobinopathies 26. Disorders of Iron Metabolism 27. Anemias 28. Abnormalities of the Plasma Proteins 29. Clinical Biochemistry of Blood Coagulation 495

Section 7 Disorders of the Neuromuscular System

30. Calcium Metabolism and Disorders of Bone 31. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases 32. Clinical Biochemistry of the Central Nervous System 33. The Biochemistry of Coma

Section 8 Disorders of the Cardi


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