Clinical Chemistry Made Easy
This book will present 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 will include 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 Chemistry Made Easy is a handy pocket sized guide to help direct your decision as to what to test, to order and then how to apply the results, to implementing the best therapy. It is well laid out in a step by step format with plenty of diagrams and illustrations." David Miller, 3rd year medical student. Glasgow University
- Made Easy format.
- Aimed at the clinician using clinical chemistry tests on the ward (and not the laboratory-based scientist).
- Will allow rationale choice of correct test.
- Gives guidance on how to react to abnormal results
Table of Contents
Sodium and water balance. Disorders of potassium balance. Assessment of renal function and urinary protein excretion. Metabolic acid–base 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.