The microscope.- Microscope calibration.- Phase-contrast microscopy.- Macroscopic urinalysis.- Microscopic urinalysis.- Anatomy of the kidney and urinary tract.- Description of the individual components of urinary sediment.- Staining of urinary sediment components.- Cell counting using a counting chamber.- References.- Components of urinary sediment in bright-field and phase-contrast microscopy.- Microscopic urinary sediment analysis and diagnosis.- Hematuria? Discrepancies between chemical urine test strips and microscopic urine sediment analysis (as of the 3rd edition).- Urinary sediment quiz.
This book is a comprehensive resource and up-to-date description of all urinary sediment constituents which are presented in bright-field mode and in phase-contrast mode. Thanks to numerous detailed images of urinary sediment constituents, the reader is able to easily compare what they view microscopically with high-resolution photographs and short films. The book is also designed to aid the identification of rare urine constituents in their native state without prior staining. It also features guidance on how set-up a microscope , microscopy techniques, and preanalytics. Exercises focused on microscopic analysis and diagnosis and a urinary sediment quiz reinforce key concepts to aid learning.
Urine Sediment provides a practically applicable guide to the recognition of urinary sediment constituents. It is therefore a critical resource for trainees and experienced practitioners in urology, nephrology, gynecology and general practice who need to be able to accurately and quickly identify urine sediment constituents.
Josefine Neuendorf is a medical laboratory assistant with many years' professional experience in clinical routine and research, as well as a laboratory manager in Germany and Switzerland. Since 1990 she has been working as a teacher to medical laboratory assistants. She currently teaches at the Heidelberg Academy of Health Professions of the Heidelberg University Hospital. For over 10 years Josefine has also been holding seminars and lectures on urinary sediment diagnosis throughout Germany. She has been active as an author since 2013 and has published books and articles on urinary sediment diagnosis.