Überblick:Buchrückseite Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology Fourth Edition Quick reference to clinical microbiology If you work in the clinical laboratory this pocket guide will help you confidently identify most organisms you could encounter. This useful updated edition continues to present valuable quick-reference information to the clinical microbiology community in a small package. Along with specifics on pathogenic microorganisms there is updated information on effectively using essential molecular diagnostic techniques for today's challenges. You will find guidance on:* MALDI-TOF MS performance for individual bacteria mycobacteria and fungi* Nucleic acid amplification testing/PCR and help interpreting genetic sequencing results* Susceptibility testing with methods and interpretive criteria for most organism/antibiotic combinations* Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and resistance profiles for common organisms Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Christopher Doern PhD D(ABMM) is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and the Director of Clinical Microbiology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Richmond Virginia. He earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem North Carolina. Doern went on to a fellowship in Medical and Public Health Microbiology at the Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri and is certified by the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM).Doern is an active member of the clinical microbiology community and serves on the ABMM ASM Clinical Laboratory Practices Committee Clinical Chemistry Trainee Council and several Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute document development and revision committees. He is an editor for the Clinical Microbiology Newsletter and serves on the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal editorial boards.Doern is involved in educational programs that reach an international audience. Among these is the Medical Microbiology Question of the Day (www.pathquestions.com) for which he has been an editor since 2011. This service provides freely accessible educational material to participants in more than 60 countries.