Essentials of Medical Biochemistry: With Clinical Cases

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Expert biochemist N.V. Bhagavan’s new work condenses his successful Medical Biochemistry texts along with numerous case studies, to act as an extensive review and reference guide for both students and experts alike. The research-driven content includes four-color illustrations throughout to develop an understanding of the events and processes that are occurring at both the molecular and macrolecular levels of physiologic regulation, clinical effects, and interactions. Using thorough introductions, end of chapter reviews, fact-filled tables, and related multiple-choice questions, Bhagavan provides the reader with the most condensed yet detailed biochemistry overview available. More than a quick survey, this comprehensive text includes USMLE sample exams from Bhagavan himself, a previous coauthor.

* Clinical focus emphasizing relevant physiologic and pathophysiologic biochemical concepts
* Interactive multiple-choice questions to prep for USMLE exams
* Clinical case studies for understanding basic science, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases
* Instructional overview figures, flowcharts, and tables to enhance understanding

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About the Author:

Chung-Eun Ha is an Associate Professor in the department of Native Hawaiian Health

at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Since 2001,

he has been teaching medical biochemistry to students who come from disadvantaged

backgrounds. He is also actively involved in the various aspects of molecular biology

and biochemical research in the field of clinical medicine.

N. V. Bhagavan is an Emeritus Professor in the department of Anatomy, Biochemistry,

and Physiology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

An active professor, researcher, and teacher, he has many years of experience in both

the instruction and practice of clinical biochemistry.

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"The contents of the book are quite up to date. The book covers basic, traditional biochemical topics as well as recently developments driven by genomics that caught the interests of everyone, including biochemist and health care personnels and future
doctors. Adopting such a concise textbook that covers the many aspects of biochemistry and their relevantness to diseases would prepare our pre-med students with a broad understanding of the mechanisms of a large number of health problems. The book would also be a very useful starting point for those who are experts in other field of basic research but have an interest or need to relate basic biochemical processes to and disease mechanisms in a broad range...This book is very concise on most of the topics it covers. It describes the principles to the point the students need without lengthy elaborations that takes too much time that students often find hard to find due to heavy study load. Accompanied by case studies, this is a very good book for medical orientated students."

-Dr. Yuzhu Zhang
Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
Illinios Institute of Technology
"The writing style is in general easy to read and the topics that I have reviewed seemed to be explained well."

-Dr. William E. Seifert
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Purdue University
"We adopted the Bhagavan text because it is the most comprehensive and authoritative text on the market and is suitable for our students who have already had at least one semester of biochemistry prior to acceptance in medical school...The chapters on genomics and hematology are handled better by Bhagavan than in other books that I'm familiar with. It was probably this coverage in Bhagavan that made it our choice. The hematology section is better than that in most full hematology books."

-Dr. Eugene Allanson
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Georgetown University Medical Center

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