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Transfusion and Transplantation Science


Author: Robin Knight
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199533288
Category: Medical
Page: 290
View: 4879
The science of transfusion and transplantation demands a multifaceted understanding of immunology, haematology, and genetics from the biomedical scientist. Transfusion and Transplantation Science coherently synthesises the essential concepts of these subjects and presents them within the practical framework of the hospital banking and transplantation centre, thereby furnishing the reader with the knowledge and skills required to specialize in thisdiscipline. Beginning with an overview of potential immune responses to transfusion and transplantation, the text goes on to explain the aetiology behind these responses with a view tothe prediction, diagnosis, and mitigation of adverse effects on the patient. It then outlines issues of quality, but also regulatory and legal concerns, that need to be considered when collecting, preparing, and storing products for transfusion or transplantation.

Transfusion and Transplantation Science


Author: Neil Avent
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780198735731
Category:
Page: 368
View: 797
Synthesizes the wide-ranging concepts essential to transfusion and transplantation science and presents them within the practical framework of the hospital banking and transplantation centre, providing you with the knowledge and skills to specialize in this discipline.

Haematology


Author: Gary Moore,Gavin Knight,Andrew Blann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199668868
Category:
Page: 728
View: 8555
Haematology provides a broad-ranging overview of the study of blood, the dynamic fluid that interfaces with all organs and tissues to mediate essential transport and regulatory functions. Written with the needs of the biomedical scientist centre-stage, it provides a firm grounding in the physiology of blood, and the key pathophysiological states that can arise. It demonstrates throughout how an understanding of the physiologyunderpins the key investigations carried out by a biomedical scientist to forge a clear link between science and practice. The second edition includes a new chapter on acquired disorders of haemostasis.

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Histopathology


Author: Guy Orchard,Brian Nation
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199574340
Category: Medical
Page: 396
View: 5849
Histopathology describes the processes and practices that are central to the role of the histopathologist within a functioning diagnostic laboratory, from pre-sampling to diagnosis to laboratory management.

Biomedical Science Practice


Author: Nessar Ahmed,Hedley Glencross,Qiuyu Wang
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198717318
Category:
Page: 432
View: 2852
Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, andresearch into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible. The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series has been written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analyticalapproaches that lead to diagnosis. Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a Biomedical Scientist may be exposed - from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science. A core text in the Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series, Biomedical Science Practice gives a comprehensive overview of the key laboratory techniques and professional skills that students need to master. The text is supported throughout with engaging clinical case studies, written to emphasizethe link between theory and practice, providing a strong foundation for beginning biomedical science students.

    • Science

Biomedical Sciences

Essential Laboratory Medicine
Author: Raymond Iles,Suzanne Docherty
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119962412
Category: Science
Page: 440
View: 3190
Biomedical Sciences is an indispensable, all encompassing core textbook for first/ second year biomedical science students that will support them throughout their undergraduate career. The book includes the key components of the IBMS accredited degree programmes, plus sections on actual practice in UK hospital laboratories (including the compilation of a reflective portfolio). The book is visually exciting, and written in an interesting and accessible manner while maintaining scientific rigour. Highlighted boxes within the text link the theory to actual clinical laboratory practice for example, the histopathology chapter includes a photographically illustrated flow chart of the progress of a specimen through the histopathology lab, so that students can actually see how the specimen reception/inking/cut-up/cassette/block/section/stain system works, with an emphasis on the safety procedures that ensure specimens are not confused).

    • Science

Data Handling and Analysis


Author: Andrew Blann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199667918
Category: Science
Page: 208
View: 7398
Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, andresearch into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible. The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series is written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analytical approachesthat lead to diagnosis. The series* Understands the complex roles of Biomedical Scientists in the modern practice of medicine* Understands the development needs of employers and the Profession* Addresses the need for understanding of a range of fundamental sciences in the context of Biomedicine* Places the theoretical aspects of Biomedical Science in their practical context The series is developed in partnership with and endorsed by the Institute of Biomedical Science. See a href="https://www.ibms.org/"ibms.org/a for more information. Data Handling and Analysis provides a broad review of the quantitative skills needed to be an effective biomedical scientist. Spanning the collection, presentation, and analysis of data - and drawing on relevant examples throughout - Data Handling and Analysis is the ideal introduction to thesubject for any student of biomedical science. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Data Handling and Analysis features: For registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book, available to download

    • Science

Cell Structure & Function


Author: Guy Orchard,Brian Nation
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199652473
Category: Science
Page: 500
View: 5648
Describes the structural and functional features of the various types of cell from which the human body is formed, focusing on normal cellular structure and function and giving students and trainees a firm grounding in the appearance and behavior of healthy cells and tissues on which can be built a robust understanding of cellular pathology.

    • Medical

Immunology and Blood Transfusion

Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Symposium on Blood Transfusion, Groningen 1992, organized by the Red Cross Blood Bank Groningen-Drenthe
Author: C.Th. Smit Sibinga,P.C. Das,T.H. The
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461530946
Category: Medical
Page: 303
View: 1096
In transfusion medicine the scientific fundamentals of immunology have had a considerable clinical impact. Transfusion may suppress the immunity but some patients could suffer disadvantages including GvHD, alloimmunisation and possible cancer, where white cells (WBC) play pivotal roles in this phenomenon, presenting antigens and producing cytokines. A clinical application of this practice is LAK-cells targeted against cancer. MHC on the WBC may provide additional immunological modulations through series of secondary messengers. Thus reduction of WBC in the blood and bone marrow may be advantageous for patients. On the other hand, sharing a part of MHC or making the transplanted white cells anergic by storage may be even more advantageous for patients. CMV infection could mimic part of this MHC. UV radiation is effective in the inactivation of the WBC although filters are easy means for such removal. However, their accurate quantification requires flow cytometry that has considerable potential application in blood transfusions. Idiotypic antibody could play an important role in platelet theory. However, the potential infection risks in transfusion like HIV and HCV remain, but application of molecular biological methods like PCR or RT/PCR has great potentials in detection of infectious diseases, transplantation and genetic disorders. Immuno affinity purified concentrates, like factor IX and protein C, could reduce patients' immune functions, where in the future protein C could be derived from transgenic animals. Advances are sure to emerge through adoptive immunotherapy and gene therapies are exciting prospects when genes transferred into lymphocytes could be used to correct cell mediated immune deficiency, as in ADA.

    • Medical

Medical Microbiology


Author: Michael Ford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199655138
Category: Medical
Page: 484
View: 4321
Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, and research into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible.The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series has been written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analytical approaches that lead to diagnosis. Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a Biomedical Scientist may be exposed - from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science. Medical Microbiology covers a range of key laboratory techniques used in the diagnosis of important human diseases caused by microorganisms. From sample collection, through to analysis and laboratory investigation, the text covers a wide range of procedures and highlights how and why results are generated. The second edition has been expanded to cover a wider range of topics, and includes new chapters on parasitology, pathogenesis, and molecular diagnostics and investigation.New to this editionNew introductory chapter covers the basic principles and features of microorganisms, which underpin the rest of the book.New chapters on parasitology and pathogenesis make the text an even more comprehensive resource for students.New chapter on molecular diagnostics and investigation reflects the increasing use of molecular technologies to detect pathogens in clinical microbiology.

Cytopathology


Author: Behdad Shambayati
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198717369
Category:
Page: 608
View: 8177
Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, andresearch into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible. The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series has been written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analyticalapproaches that lead to diagnosis. Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a Biomedical Scientist may be exposed-from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science. Cytopathology provides a wide-ranging overview of the microscopic study of normal and abnormal cells, showing how current visualization methods are used to study cell structure, and how early detection of abnormal cell pathology can lead to timely clinical interventions.

    • Science

Blood Science

Principles and Pathology
Author: Andrew Blann,Nessar Ahmed
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118351428
Category: Science
Page: 556
View: 7786
Blood Science is a relatively new discipline which merges biochemistry, haematology, immunology, transfusion science and genetics. This bringing together of traditional disciplines requires a corresponding change in education and training for healthcare scientists and Blood Science: Principles and Pathology is written in response to this emerging need. An introduction to the subject and an overview of the techniques used in blood science are followed by a series of chapters based on groups of analytes investigated in blood - red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, followed by the constituents of plasma, including waste products, electrolytes, glucose, lipids, enzymes, hormones, nutrients, drugs, poisons and others. Each chapter is supported by learning objectives, summaries and further information, and a focus is given to chapter specific case studies with interpretation to demonstrate how laboratory data in conjunction with clinical details is utilised when investigating patients with actual or suspected disease. Finally, a separate chapter offers more detailed case reports that integrate the different aspects of blood science. Undergraduate students taking blood science modules as part of their BSc programmes in Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences will appreciate the level of integration between clinical biochemistry and haematology. In addition, this book will provide suitable initial reading for those students embarking on blood science modules on MSc programmes and will be of value to new graduates entering the profession and starting their career in blood science departments by supplementing practice-based training with the required theoretical underpinning. This book is approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science and written by its expert writers, many of whom work on the Institute’s advisory panels.

    • Medical

Transfusion Science


Author: J. Overfield,Maureen M. Dawson,David Hamer
Publisher: Scion Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781904842408
Category: Medical
Page: 258
View: 8681
There have been a number of significant changes in transfusion science in the last 5-10 years and this new edition covers these in some detail. Transfusion Science covers the basic science behind the crucial areas of transfusion and transplantation. The book has a revised design and layout, and includes a greater number of case studies, to aid student understanding. Platelet immune disorders and haemolytic anaemias are now covered; the need for leucodepletion and methods for pathogen reduction are described; the latest nomenclature for blood group genes has been adopted; current practice in blood group serology is reviewed; recent legislative changes for quality assurance in transfusion in the UK is now also covered; and case studies and colour photographs are now provided to illustrate concepts and to aid understanding, and a revised series of self-assessment questions and learning outcomes are also provided.

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Essential Guide to Blood Groups


Author: Geoff Daniels,Imelda Bromilow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144439617X
Category: Medical
Page: 128
View: 6166
The second edition of Essential Guide to Blood Groups is a pocket-sized book containing four-color text together with schematic figures and tables. The book comprises an introduction to blood groups, followed by chapters on techniques, information on various blood groups, antibodies, quality assurance in immunohaematology, and it concludes with chapters on troubleshooting in the laboratory, and FAQs. It also covers the serology, inheritance, biochemistry and molecular genetics of the most important blood group systems.

Clinical Immunology


Author: Csci Fibms Laboratory Manager Angela Hall,Christopher Baldwin,Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences Christopher Baldwin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199657650
Category:
Page: 368
View: 7986
Clinical Immunology gives the new biomedical scientist an insight into the function of the immune system, the front line of defence against pathological disease, and the diagnostic techniques used to identify associated malfunctions and disorders. By examining the key immunological principles and scientific basis of laboratory techniques with a focus on the biomedical scientist's role in the diagnostic laboratory, the reader is provided with everythingneeded to prepare for a specialist qualification in immunology. Current tests, the rationale behind their use, the technologies employed, and the quality measures applied are illustrated by specific case studiesshowing how the clinician interprets the results to help the patient.

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Clinical Biochemistry


Author: R. Luxton
Publisher: Scion Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781904842415
Category: Science
Page: 253
View: 3355
This new edition of Clinical Biochemistry concentrates on the areas of body function required for the maintenance of health. These include input; control; processing; transport and storage; and defence and output. Each chapter provides an introduction to pathophysiology; how biochemical changes arise as a result of disease processes. The book also describes the important methods used in clinical biochemistry laboratories to show how biochemical changes are measured and how they change during disease. This new edition has been substantially revised to incorporate the latest developments in genomics, proteomics and biosensors. The book also benefits from an improved design and layout to aid student understanding. Clinical Biochemistry, second edition, is essential reading for all students studying clinical biochemistry, especially those on biomedical science courses.

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Biology of Disease


Author: Nessar Ahmed,Maureen Dawson,Chris Smith,Ed Wood
Publisher: Garland Science
ISBN: 1135728712
Category: Science
Page: 600
View: 5814
Biology of Disease describes the biology of many of the human disorders and disease that are encountered in a clinical setting. It is designed for first and second year students in biomedical science programs and will also be a highly effective reference for health science professionals as well as being valuable to students beginning medical school. Real cases are used to illustrate the importance of biology in understanding the causes of diseases, as well as in diagnosis and therapy.

    • Technology & Engineering

Frontiers in Tissue Engineering


Author: C.W. Patrick,A.G. Mikos,L.V. McIntire
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080532059
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 700
View: 1441
Frontiers in Tissue Engineering is a carefully edited compilation of state-of-the-art contributions from an international authorship of experts in the diverse subjects that make up tissue engineering. A broad representation of the medical, scientific, industrial and regulatory community is detailed in the book. The work is an authoritative and comprehensive reference source for scientists and clinicians working in this emerging field. The book is divided into three parts: fundamentals and methods of tissue engineering, tissue engineering applied to specialised tissues, and tissue engineering applied to organs. The text offers many novel approaches, including a detailed coverage of cell-tissue interactions at cellular and molecular levels; cell-tissue surface, biochemical, and mechanical environments; biomaterials; engineering design; tissue-organ function; new approaches to tissue-organ regeneration and replacement of function; ethical considerations of tissue engineering; and government regulation of tissue-engineered products.

    • Medical

Biology of Disease


Author: Roz Gibbs,Sheelagh Heugh
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199539574
Category: Medical
Page: 368
View: 7103
Biology of Disease addresses the pathophysiology of specific disease states and evaluates the multidisciplinary approach to disease diagnosis and management. Starting with an introduction to the basic concepts of health and disease, the book graduates to an in-depth discussion of disease states, while illustrating how theory is linked to practice.

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Avery's Diseases of the Newborn E-Book


Author: Christine A. Gleason,Sherin Devaskar
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455727148
Category: Medical
Page: 1520
View: 5361
Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn, edited by Christine A. Gleason and Sherin U. Devaskar, is a practical, clinical reference for diagnosing and managing of all the important diseases affecting newborns. Thoroughly revised by a team of new editors, this edition provides new perspectives and updated coverage of genetics, nutrition, respiratory conditions, MRSA, neonatal pain, cardiovascular fetal interventions, care of the late preterm infant, and more. This authoritative reference is ideal as a clinical resource or subspecialty review tool. Treat newborns effectively with focused coverage of diagnosis and management, including pertinent developmental physiology and the pathogenesis of neonatal problems. Meet every challenge you face in neonatology with Avery’s authoritative, comprehensive clinical resource and subspecialty review tool. Navigate quickly and easily with extensive cross-referencing throughout the organ-related sections. Stay current with coverage of hot topics including MRSA, neonatal pain, cardiovascular fetal interventions, care of the late preterm infant, and the developing intestinal microbiome. Tap into the fresh perspectives of new editors who provide extensive updates throughout, particularly on genetic and respiratory disorders. Apply the latest nutritional findings with thorough discussions of this valuable information in the more comprehensive nutrition section. Master the fundamentals of neonatology through the greater emphasis on developmental biology and pathobiology.