Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology Book

Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology


  • Author : K.-O. Habermehl
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 1985-07
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 760
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4499395

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Rapid progress in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and basic research in immunology has opened up new possibilities for application to diagnostic procedures and to clinical research. In a short period a new era of diagnosis dawned, covering nearly all fields of microbiology, immunology, and food technology. In consequence of this rapid development, scientists of many disciplines are involved studying infections of humans, animals, and plants or working in technical microbiology. The application of the newest findings of basic research to diagnostic work and to clinical research covers nearly all fields of microbiology and immunology. Moreover, it underlines the close relationship between diagnosis, therapy, and epidemiology. An outstanding example of these connections is given by the recent development of hepatitis B vaccine. The discovery and identification of a non cultivable agent by physicochemical and immunological methods were the heralds of a new era in the prevention of infectious diseases. This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive review of developments and future aspects in various fields. I am convinced that the authors have succeeded in furnishing a large variety of new ideas and possibilities. K.-O. HABERMEHL Contents Time Realities in the Evaluation of Vaccines for Safety and Efficacy The Evaluation of Vaccines M. R. HILLEMAN . . . . .

Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology Book

Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology


  • Author : Antti Vaheri
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 573
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642766039

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Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology Excerpt :

The current diagnostic methods for the great variety of microbial agents affecting health are clearly unsatisfactory. New important pathogens have emerged including the agent responsible for bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Moreover, there is an increasing need for more accurate microbial control of our environment, and of the food and water we consume. What is needed are rapid, sensitive and reliable procedures which, on the one hand, should be suitable for automation and, onthe other hand, presented in a cost-effective version suitable for field use. Including new biochemical approaches, such as polymerase chain reaction, recombinant gene products and synthetic peptides, these needs are discussed in these protocols of the RAMI-90 congress.

Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology Book

Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology


  • Author : Yi-Wei Tang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-11-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 541
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319339009

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In recent years, advanced molecular techniques in diagnostic microbiology have been revolutionizing the practice of clinical microbiology in the hospital setting. Molecular diagnostic testing in general and nucleic acid-based amplification methods in particular have been heralded as diagnostic tools for the new millennium. This third edition covers not only the most recent updates and advances, but details newly invented omic techniques, such as next generation sequencing. It is divided into two distinct volumes, with Volume 1 describing the techniques, and Volume 2 addressing their applications in the field. In addition, both volumes focus more so on the clinical relevance of the test results generated by these techniques than previous editions.

Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology Book

Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology


  • Author : Yi-Wei Tang
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-01-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387328928

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Clinical microbiologists are engaged in the field of diagnostic microbiology to determine whether pathogenic microorganisms are present in clinical specimens collected from patients with suspected infections. If microorganisms are found, these are identified and susceptibility profiles, when indicated, are determined. During the past two decades, technical advances in the field of diagnostic microbiology have made constant and enormous progress in various areas, including bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology, and virology. The diagnostic capabilities of modern clinical microbiology laboratories have improved rapidly and have expanded greatly due to a technological revolution in molecular aspects of microbiology and immunology. In particular, rapid techniques for nucleic acid amplification and characterization combined with automation and user-friendly software have significantly broadened the diagnostic arsenal for the clinical microbiologist. The conventional diagnostic model for clinical microbiology has been labor-intensive and frequently required days to weeks before test results were available. Moreover, due to the complexity and length of such testing, this service was usually directed at the hospitalized patient population. The physical structure of laboratories, staffing patterns, workflow, and turnaround time all have been influenced profoundly by these technical advances. Such changes will undoubtedly continue and lead the field of diagnostic microbiology inevitably to a truly modern discipline. Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of advanced methods that have evolved for the diagnosis of infectious diseases in the routine clinical microbiology laboratory. The book is divided into two sections. The first techniques section covers the principles and characteristics of techniques ranging from rapid antigen testing, to advanced antibody detection, to in vitro nucleic acid amplifi

Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases Book
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Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases


  • Author : Paul G. Engelkirk
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 780
  • ISBN 10 : 0781797012

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Designed for associate-degree MLT/CLT programs and baccalaureate MT/CLS programs, this textbook presents the essentials of clinical microbiology. It provides balanced coverage of specific groups of microorganisms and the work-up of clinical specimens by organ system, and also discusses the role of the microbiology laboratory in regard to emerging infections, healthcare epidemiology, and bioterrorism. Clinical case studies and self-assessment questions show how to incorporate the information into everyday practice. More than 400 illustrations and visual information displays enhance the text. Essentials boxes, chapter outlines, key terms, summaries, and other study aids help students retain information. A bound-in CD-ROM includes additional review questions, case studies, and Web links.

Automation and Basic Techniques in Medical Microbiology Book

Automation and Basic Techniques in Medical Microbiology


  • Author : Santi M. Mandal
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Biotechnology
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN 10 : 9781071623725

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This book discusses principles, methodology, and applications of microbiological laboratory techniques . It lays special emphasis on the use of various automated machines that are essential for medical microbiology and diagnostic labs. The book contains eleven major chapters. The first chapter describes the good lab practices which should be followed by the students in all biological, chemistry or microbiology laboratories. The next chapter describes manual and automated characterization of antibiotic resistant microbes, followed by a chapter on genomics based tools and techniques that are integral to research. Further chapters deal with other important techniques like immunology based techniques, spectrophotometry and its various types, MALDI-TOFF and microarrays, each with illustrations and detailed description of the protocols and applications. The book also gives certain important guidelines to the students about the planning the experiment and interpreting results. The book is highly informative and provides latest techniques. It is a handy compendium for graduate and post graduate students, as well as more advanced researchers.

Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology Book

Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology


  • Author : Antti Vaheri
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-12-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 573
  • ISBN 10 : 3642766056

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Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology Excerpt :

The International Congress on Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology, held in 1990 (RAMI-90) in Helsinki Espoo, Finland, attracted considerable interest from the international scientific community. This reflects both the rapid progress and numerous new challenges in the field covered by RAMI-90. New biotechnical approaches, such as the polymerase chain reaction, recombinant gene products and synthetic peptides are gaining wide acceptance. New important pathogens have emerged, such as hepatitis C, Helicobacter pylori, Borrelia burgdorferi, herpes virus 6 and Chlamydia pneumoniae. "Super streptococci" are recognized again as well as the agent responsible for bovine spongiform enceph alopathy. The current diagnostic methods are clearly unsatisfactory for many of these and other microbes. Moreover, there is an increas ing need for more accurate microbial control of our environment, and of the food and water we consume. What is needed are rapid, sensitive and reliable procedures which, on the one hand, should be suitable for automation and, on the other hand, presented in a cost-effective version suitable for field use. We view these needs as a clear and loud challenge for future RAMI congresses. This volume provides an up-to-date presentation of the highlights of RAMI-90 and prospects for the future. For the preparation of this volume we wish to thank Dr. Maija Leinonen for her invaluable con sultation and Ms. Virpi Tiilikainen for secretarial assistance. ANTTI V AHERI RICHARD C. TILTON ALBERT BALOWS Contents Nucleic Acid Detection Controlled Synthetic Oligonucleotide Networks for the Detection of Pathogenic Organisms M. S. Urdea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology   E Book Book

Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology E Book


  • Author : Connie R. Mahon
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2022-11-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1154
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323832717

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Gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the clinical lab! Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 7th Edition uses a reader-friendly "building-block" approach to help you learn the essentials of diagnostic microbiology. Featuring full-color drawings and photos, this text helps you learn to develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to the accurate diagnosis of infectious diseases and the identification of infectious agents. Written by noted educators Connie R. Mahon and Donald C. Lehman, this edition adds new content on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, along with the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines. Building-block approach encourages you to use previously learned information in mastering new material. Full-color photographs and photomicrographs make it easier to understand and apply diagnostic microbiology concepts. Case studies describe clinical and laboratory findings, offering opportunities to correlate observations with possible etiologic agents and to build critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Hands-on procedures in the appendices describe techniques used in the lab setting. Issues to Consider boxes list important points to think about while reading the chapter. Case Checks in each chapter highlight specific points in the text and show how they connect to case studies. Bolded key terms with abbreviations are listed at the beginning of each chapter, showing the most important and relevant terms in each chapter. Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter supply you with a measurable learning outcome to achieve by completing the material. Points to Remember sections at the end of each chapter provide a bulleted list of key concepts. Learning Assessment Questions at the conclusion of each chapter help you to think critically and to evaluate how well you have mastered the material. Agents of Bioterror and Forensic Microbiology chapter provides the most current information about t

Automation In Clinical Microbiology Book

Automation In Clinical Microbiology


  • Author : James Wallace Jorgenson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351078443

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The chapters of this book describe numerous successful examples of automation in microbiology, e.g., radiometric detection of bacteremia, instruments for detection of bacteriuria, machines for organism identification and susceptibility testing, and automated antigen and antibody measurement systems. In addition, there are discussions of exciting but not yet proven methodologies such as chromatography, flow cytometry, and other applications of radiometry. There are also important discussions regarding improved means of data communication and ways to improve the clinician‘s use of test results. Lastly, there are candid assessments of the best and worst aspects of the current spectrum of automated instruments for microbiology. It is hoped that the reader of this volume will be left with a feeling of excitement at the possibilities that lie ahead for application of instrument techniques in the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

Automation and Emerging Technology in Clinical Microbiology  An Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine Book

Automation and Emerging Technology in Clinical Microbiology An Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine


  • Author : Carey-Ann D. Burnham
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323188609

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The field of Clinical Microbiology is evolving at a rapid pace, perhaps more so than any other arm of laboratory medicine. This can be attributed to new technology, including high throughput gene sequencing, multiplex molecular assays, rapid evolution of antimicrobial resistance, and discovery of new pathogens. In addition, modern medical procedures, such as solid organ and stem cell transplantation, have resulted in an explosion of infections with agents that historically have been considered to be of low virulence. This issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine will highlight some of the advances in diagnostic microbiology, including MALDI-TOF MS, pathogen discovery, and personalized antimicrobial chemotherapy. In addition, one of the papers will focus on implementation of new technologies and how to maximize patient impact of these new methods.

Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology Book

Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology


  • Author : K.-O. Habermehl
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 730
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642699436

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Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology Excerpt :

Rapid progress in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and basic research in immunology has opened up new possibilities for application to diagnostic procedures and to clinical research. In a short period a new era of diagnosis dawned, covering nearly all fields of microbiology, immunology, and food technology. In consequence of this rapid development, scientists of many disciplines are involved studying infections of humans, animals, and plants or working in technical microbiology. The application of the newest findings of basic research to diagnostic work and to clinical research covers nearly all fields of microbiology and immunology. Moreover, it underlines the close relationship between diagnosis, therapy, and epidemiology. An outstanding example of these connections is given by the recent development of hepatitis B vaccine. The discovery and identification of a non cultivable agent by physicochemical and immunological methods were the heralds of a new era in the prevention of infectious diseases. This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive review of developments and future aspects in various fields. I am convinced that the authors have succeeded in furnishing a large variety of new ideas and possibilities. K.-O. HABERMEHL Contents Time Realities in the Evaluation of Vaccines for Safety and Efficacy The Evaluation of Vaccines M. R. HILLEMAN . . . . .

Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology Book

Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology


  • Author : Yi-Wei Tang
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-09-14
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 957
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461439707

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In the United States, hospitals annually report over 5 million cases of infectious-disease-related illnesses: clinical microbiology laboratories in these hospitals are engaged in detecting and identifying the pathogenic microorganisms in clinical specimens collected from these patients with suspected infections. Clearly, the timely and accurate detection/identification of these microbial pathogens is critical for patient treatment decisions and outcomes for millions of patients each year. Despite an appreciation that the outcome of an infectious-disease-related illness is directly related to the time required to detect and identify a microbial pathogen, clinical microbiology laboratories in the United States as well as worldwide have long been hampered by traditional culture-based assays, which may require prolonged incubation time for slowly growing microorganisms such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Moreover, traditional culture-based assays often require multiple steps with additional time needed for discernment of species and/or detection of antimicrobial resistance. Finally, these traditional, slow multistep culture-based assays are labor-intensive and required skilled clinical microbiologists at the bench. Over the past several decades, advanced molecular techniques in diagnostic microbiology quietly have been revolutionizing the practice of clinical microbiology in the hospital setting. Indeed, molecular diagnostic testing in general and nucleic-acid-based amplification methods in particular have been heralded as diagnostic tools for the new millennium. There is no question that the development of rapid molecular techniques for nucleic acid amplification/characterization combined with automation and user-friendly software has greatly broadened the diagnostic capabilities of the clinical microbiology laboratory. These technical advances in molecular microbiology over the first decade of the 21st Century have profoundly influenced the physical structure of clini

Automation In Clinical Microbiology Book

Automation In Clinical Microbiology


  • Author : James Wallace Jorgenson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351086899

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Automation In Clinical Microbiology Excerpt :

The chapters of this book describe numerous successful examples of automation in microbiology, e.g., radiometric detection of bacteremia, instruments for detection of bacteriuria, machines for organism identification and susceptibility testing, and automated antigen and antibody measurement systems. In addition, there are discussions of exciting but not yet proven methodologies such as chromatography, flow cytometry, and other applications of radiometry. There are also important discussions regarding improved means of data communication and ways to improve the clinician‘s use of test results. Lastly, there are candid assessments of the best and worst aspects of the current spectrum of automated instruments for microbiology. It is hoped that the reader of this volume will be left with a feeling of excitement at the possibilities that lie ahead for application of instrument techniques in the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

Cumulated Index Medicus Book

Cumulated Index Medicus


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Medicine
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32436001304615

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Diagnostic Bacteriology Protocols Book

Diagnostic Bacteriology Protocols


  • Author : Louise O’Connor
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-02-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781597451437

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The field of bacterial diagnostics has seen unprecedented advances in recent years. The increased need for accurate detection and identification of bacteria in human, animal, food, and environmental samples has fueled the development of new techniques. The field has seen extensive research aided by the information from bacterial genome sequencing projects. Although traditional methods of bacterial detection and identification remain in use in laboratories around the world, there is now a growing trend toward the use of nucleic ac- based diagnostics and alternative biochemically and immunologically based formats. The ultimate goal of all diagnostic tests is the accurate detection, identification, or typing of microorganisms in samples of interest. Although the resulting information is of obvious use in the areas of patient management, animal health, and quality control, it is also of use in monitoring routes of infection and outlining strategies for infection control. There is, therefore, a need to ensure that the information being provided is of the highest standard and that any new technique is capable of delivering this.