Differential Diagnosis by Laboratory Medicine

A Quick Reference for Physicians

  • Vincent Marks
  • Thomas Cantor
  • Rudolf Pullmann
  • Gabriela Nosalova
  • Dusan Mesko

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXX
  2. Introduction to Laboratory Medicine

    1. V. Marks, T. Cantor, R. Pullmann, D. Mesko
      Pages 1-38
  3. Biochemical/Laboratory Parameters in Biological Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. D. Mesko, R. Pullmann
      Pages 40-368
    3. D. Mesko, R. Pullmann
      Pages 369-380
    4. D. Mesko
      Pages 381-388
    5. D. Mesko
      Pages 389-392
    6. D. Mesko, R. Pullmann
      Pages 393-414
    7. D. Mesko
      Pages 415-418
    8. D. Mesko
      Pages 419-419
    9. D. Mesko, R. Pullmann
      Pages 420-495
    10. D. Mesko
      Pages 496-497
    11. D. Mesko
      Pages 498-503
    12. D. Mesko
      Pages 504-513
    13. D. Mesko
      Pages 514-515
    14. D. Mesko
      Pages 516-518
    15. D. Mesko
      Pages 519-521
    16. D. Mesko
      Pages 522-530
    17. D. Mesko
      Pages 531-532
    18. D. Mesko
      Pages 533-541
    19. D. Mesko
      Pages 542-543
    20. D. Mesko, R. Pullmann
      Pages 544-611
  4. Biochemical/Laboratory Findings in Clinical Units and Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 613-613
  5. Medicaments — Interfering Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 821-821
    2. D. Mesko, G. Nosalova
      Pages 822-934
    3. R. Pullmann
      Pages 935-995
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 997-1098

About this book


I have been asked to write a foreword to the next edition of the Vademecum of Clinical Bio­ chemistry renamed to Differential Diagnosis by Laboratory Medicine. The Editor in-Chief, Professor Dusan Mesko, conceived the idea of the Vademecum during a very intensely, in­ tellectually active period as a visiting Olga Havel Fellow from Slovak Republic at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. It was here during his study stay that much of the conceptual planning and detailed realization was being completed. It was with much interest that I observed Professor Mesko in his effort, and I know while here he has gained admiration of those who had the privilege of interacting with him. When the first edition of the Vademecum ap­ peared and we received the copy for the Mayo Library and for myself, I was overcome with a genuine sense of joy. In this era of rapid information and the need to access usable infor­ mation book such as this cannot be but judged extremely useful. It is my hope that this work, which attests to the thoroughness of Professor Mesko's and his co-workers efforts will prove to be fruitful for the students quick reference, for clinicans and house officers lightening of burdens, particularly of on-call nights, and for the teaching staff as well to quickly access needed information. With these sentiments, we wish the authors and the book well and also hope that the potential widening circle of readers and users will benefit from the work pre­ sented.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Vincent Marks
    • 1
  • Thomas Cantor
    • 2
  • Rudolf Pullmann
    • 3
  • Gabriela Nosalova
    • 4
  1. 1.Oriel HouseHaslemere SurreyUK
  2. 2.SCANTIBODIES Laboratory, Inc.SanteeUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of Clinical BiochemistryUniversity HospitalMartinSlovak Republic
  4. 4.Dept. of PharmacologyComenius University Jessenius Faculty of MedicineMartinSlovak Republic

Editors and affiliations

  • Dusan Mesko
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinic of Sports MedicineUniversity HospitalMartinSlovak Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62765-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55600-5
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