It's one thing to understand the basic science of immunology. It's another thing to know how that science applies to the realities of patient care. This new resource uses skillfully presented clinical case studies to efficiently demonstrate the practical relevance of immunology knowledge in diagnosing a wide range of challenging conditions. It offers as an ideal way to review the fundamental principles of immunology ... and see them translated into real-world diagnosis and management! Covers each major area of the field - immunization, hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency disorders, tumor immunology, and transplantation. Provides a concise overview of the basic concepts in each area, followed by 6-10 succinct and well-organized case studies that illustrate the associated clinical applications. Begins each case study with an initial case presentation, complete with full-color clinical photographs, allowing you to put your diagnostic reasoning skills to the test - followed by a list of the key clinical features involved in the case · a one-paragraph discussion of each differential diagnostic possibility · and a summary of the correct diagnosis and treatment approach
A Historical Perspective on Evidence-Based Immunology focuses on the results of hypothesis-driven, controlled scientific experiments that have led to the current understanding of immunological principles. The text helps beginning students in biomedical disciplines understand the basis of immunologic knowledge, while also helping more advanced students gain further insights. The book serves as a crucial reference for researchers studying the evolution of ideas and scientific methods, including fundamental insights on immunologic tolerance, interactions of lymphocytes with antigen TCR and BCR, the generation of diversity and mechanism of tolerance of T cells and B cells, the first cytokines, the concept of autoimmunity, the identification of NK cells as a unique cell type, the structure of antibody molecules and identification of Fab and Fc regions, and dendritic cells. Provides a complete review of the hypothesis-driven, controlled scientific experiments that have led to our current understanding of immunological principles Explains the types of experiments that were performed and how the interpretation of the experiments altered the understanding of immunology Presents concepts such as the division of lymphocytes into functionally different populations in their historical context Includes fundamental insights on immunologic tolerance, interactions of lymphocytes with antigen TCR and BCR, and the generation of diversity and mechanism of tolerance of T and B cells
An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students
Author: Muralitharan Nair
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology is designedspecifically for nursing and healthcare students, providing astraightforward, jargon-free, accessible introduction topathophysiology. Highly visual and written specifically forstudents, the second edition of this best-selling textbook providesclear explanations of the anatomy of the human body, and theeffects of disease or illness on normal physiology. To make studyeasier, the book includes learning outcomes, a range of activitiesto test learning, key words, end-of-chapter glossaries, andclinical case scenarios, and is supported by an online resourcecentre with further activities and exercises. Key Features: Superb full colour illustrations, bringing this subject tolife Full of extra features to help improve the learning process,including key words, test-your-knowledge, exercises, furtherreading and learning outcomes New case studies throughout to help you understand how to applythe knowledge in clinical practice Supported by an online resource centre at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/fundamentalsofappliedpathophysiology"www.wiley.com/go/fundamentalsofappliedpathophysiology/awith fantastic extras for both lecturers and students, including animage bank, interactive multiple choice questions, true/falseexercises, word-searches, glossary flash-cards, label-the diagramactivities, and more!
Through a series of original essays, this book unites an international team of renowned researchers and educators around the theme of knowledge dialogue. Spanning topics from natural complexity to neuroscience, from education theory to climate change, from immunology to archaelogy and human migrations, it allows for an atmosphere of constructive criticism and enables the ambition to build a new foundation for the transdisciplinary process.
An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students
Author: Ian Peate
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology continues to be an accessible and comprehensive introductory text to pathophysiology, written specifically for nursing and healthcare students to assist in the understanding of human anatomy, and the complex disease patterns that affect normal physiology. Thoroughly updated, and with full-colour illustrations throughout, this new edition incorporates additional learning features including reflective questions at the end of each chapter, investigation boxes, medication alerts, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, vital signs boxes relating to physiological measurements as well as inclusion of the National Early Warning Score. With emphasis placed on a multidisciplinary approach, Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology highlights the importance of contemporary, safe, and effective practice in an environment in which the delivery of care is constantly evolving.
This resource gives the reader information on the development and implementation of problem-based learning (PBL). It gives rise to further debate and refinement of PBL in specific applications elsewhere and in general educational discussion and thought.
Now in its 7th edition, this popular, must-have text remains the only encyclopedic resource for veterinary internal medical problems. The internationally acclaimed "gold standard" offers unparalleled coverage of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting dogs and cats, as well as the latest information on the genome, clinical genomics, euthanasia, innocent heart murmurs, hyperbaric medicine, home prepared and raw diets, obesity, botulism, artificial pacing of the heart, cancer vaccines, and more. The 7th edition combines the convenience of a two-volume printed textbook with the enhanced functionality of an Expert Consult website that enables you to electronically search your entire book and study more efficiently. With instant access to the most reliable information available, you’ll always be at the forefront of veterinary care! Fully searchable online text provides fast, easy access to the most reliable information in the field. More than 150 clinical algorithms throughout the text aid in disease-identification and decision-making. Expanded online chapter content enhances your understanding through additional text, illustrations, tables, and boxes. Hyperlinked client information sheets streamline reference of specific conditions and enhance communication with clients. Extensive online reference list directs you to full-text PubMed abstracts for additional research. Thoroughly updated and expanded content, including 90 new chapters, addresses the latest developments across the full spectrum of small animal care. Companion Expert Consult website enhances your learning experience with the ability to search the entire electronic text instantly for easy reference. Expert Consult also gives you instant access to: More than 150 procedural videos that guide you step-by-step through essential procedures. Audio files that help you identify heart abnormalities by their sound.
This book is well written, concise, and easy to read and understand. It serves as a very handy and useful resource for busy laboratorians, who routinely encounter the situations detailed therein. It is also helpful for students, who need to learn how to recognize and avoid such situations, by providing expert guidance and examples of ways to keep these types of errors from potentially causing harm to patients.--Cynthia S. Johns, Laboratory Corporation of America, Lab Medicine The Diagnostic Standards of Care series presents common errors associated with diagnoses in clinical pathology, using case examples to illustrate effective analysis based on current evidence and standards. Each volume demonstrates the use of quality assurance and the role of the pathologist in ensuring quality and patient safety. Hematology and Immunology focuses on core issues in achieving quality in all areas of hematopathology and immunology, with an emphasis on identifying established, evidence-based standards. It addresses potential problems and sources of error in testing procedures, how to anticipate and avoid such problems, and how to manage them if they occur. Discussions are problem-based and address common situations and issues faced by clinical pathologists or members of a laboratory team. Using actual case studies, the book provides plentiful examples of errors, along with discussions on how to deal with them effectively. Hematology and Immunology Features Key issues in achieving quality in all areas of hematology and immunology Numerous case examples offering real-world illustrations of how problems occur and how to avoid them An emphasis on identifying established, evidence-based standards in hematology and immunology
The One Stop Doc books have been designed by medical students for medical students to consolidate their knowledge, subject by subject and system by system. For each area studied there are only so many questions an examiner can ask; they are presented here with clear explanations that allow the student to revise thoroughly one topic at a time. While doing so the student can also practise their exam technique. Each book includes MCQs, EMQs, SAQs and Problem-based Questions - exactly the kind of questions they will get in their exams. Illustrated with simple, easy-to-reproduce line drawings, medical students have in this one volume all that they need for exam success.