THE multiplication of manuals dealing with practical biochemistry for medical students appears to be an expression of the differences existing between the courses in this subject in the various schools. Each teacher selects from the large number of possible exercises those which both fulfil the requirements of the examination his students must pass and at the same, time appear to him most suitable. Each school thus tends to develop its own course in biochemistry, with the result that a course which reaches publication as a small manual may fail to meet the requirements of other schools, which are, however, induced by its appearance to publish their own course.
The manual truly makes it easy to find what you need at the point of care. The easy-to-navigate chapters cover symptoms/signs, medical emergencies, specific diseases, and care of the hospitalized patient, with a particular focus on:
Medical Biochemistry: The Big Picture is a unique biochemistry review that focuses on the medically applicable concepts and techniques that form the underpinnings of the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of medical conditions. Those preparing for the USMLE, residents, as well as clinicians who desire a better understanding of the biochemistry behind a particular pathology will find this book to be an essential reference. Featuring succinct, to-the-point text, more than 300 full-color illustrations, and a variety of learning aids, Medical Biochemistry: The Big Picture is designed to make complex concepts understandable in the shortest amount of time possible.
A large clinical biochemistry laboratory catering to tertiary care patients is faced with challenges to dispatch accurate and precise patient test reports within an acceptable turnaround time (TAT). Reducing the TAT can be achieved by preanalytical, analytical, and postanalytical automation, and linking to laboratory information systems (LISs) and Hospital information systems (HISs).,, Accuracy and precision of reports can be achieved by eternal quality control (EQC) and internal quality control (IQC), respectively. Further, checks of patient test reports in the form of limit check, critical value checks, delta checks, and consistency checks can significantly improve the quality of results. Manual verification of all the above in medium and large-sized laboratories delays the process, and makes applying these checks for all reports impractical. Auto-verification of these patient report checks can minimize the delay.
In a large clinical biochemistry lab with an input of more than 1,000 samples per day, it is absolutely necessary to establish the RCV. This present study was done in order to reduce the TAT for the release of accurate and precise results with very little unacceptable and unexplainable variation. The RCV and validating the delta check auto-verification manually according to the CLSI Auto-10A guidelines,... 781b155fdc