Digestive Diseases

Mar 20, 2021 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Digestive Diseases

Digestive Diseases L. Michael Snyder Michael J. Mitchell INTRODUCTION This chapter focuses on several common gastrointestinal (GI) clinical presentations: abdominal pain (acute and chronic); ascites; diarrhea (acute and chronic); GI…

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Cardiovascular Disorders

Mar 20, 2021 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Cardiovascular Disorders

Cardiovascular Disorders Mohammed Waseem Akhter Craig S. Smith INTRODUCTION This chapter focuses on the common presenting symptoms and conditions of cardiovascular disorders and the differential diagnoses to be considered in…

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Autoimmune Diseases

Mar 20, 2021 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune Diseases M. Rabie Al-Turkmani INTRODUCTION This chapter provides the latest information on the diagnosis of systemic autoimmune diseases. Each entry is organized with a brief definition of the disease,…

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Laboratory Tests

Mar 20, 2021 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Laboratory Tests

Laboratory Tests L. V. Rao Hongbo Yu INTRODUCTION This chapter presents the most commonly ordered serum, plasma, and whole blood laboratory tests arranged in alphabetical order. Each entry is titled…

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16 Laboratory Tests

Nov 3, 2016 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on 16 Laboratory Tests

Definition 1,5-Anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG), sometimes known as GlycoMark, is a monosaccharide that shows a structural similarity to glucose. Its main source in humans is dietary ingestion, particularly meats and cereals. In…

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9 Hematologic Disorders

Nov 3, 2016 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on 9 Hematologic Disorders

RED BLOOD CELL DISORDERS ANEMIAS Definition Anemia is a reduction in Hb leading to decrease in oxygen supply to peripheral tissues. Normal hemoglobin (Hb) range is established by population studies,…

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