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Electronic Edition, Version 3.0 Two products in one—the complete Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition and Collegiate Thesaurus. Installs easily on hard drive for instant access Includes 21 powerful search options More than 1,300 illustrations

Description: Now in full color, the second edition of Clinical Parasitology provides you with all of the information needed to perform, read, and interpret parasitology tests in a clear and understandable way. The user-friendly design, extensive illustrations, pedagogical features and clear descriptions of look-a-like parasites will help you better hone your skills and confidently perform clinical procedures.

Description: The student tested-and-reviewed way to prep for the Obstetrics and Gynecology shelf exam and the USMLE Step 2 CK Obstetrics & Gynecology: PreTest™ Self-Assessment & Review is the perfect way to assess your knowledge of obstetrics and gynecology for the USMLE Step 2 CK and shelf exams. You'll find 500 USMLE-style questions and answers that address the clerkship's core competencies along with detailed explanations of both correct and incorrect answers. All questions have been reviewed by students who recently passed the boards and completed their clerkship to ensure they match the style and difficulty level of the exam. 500 USMLE-style questions and answers Detailed explanations for right and wrong answers Targets what you really need to know for exam success Student tested and reviewed Obstetrics & Gynecology: PreTest™ Self-Assessment & Review is the closest you can get to seeing the test before you take it. Great for clerkship and the USMLE Step 2 CK! Obstetrics & Gynecology: PreTest asks the right questions so you'll know the right answers. Open it and start learning what's on the test.

Description: Description: Clinical chemistry is a science that requires specific knowledge and teaching. The e-book covers several topics in clinical nephrology. Patients suffering from severe chronic kidney disease may be quasi asymptomatic. This lack of overt symptomatology suggests that clinical laboratory tests are of the highest importance. Clinicians treating patients and clinical biologists operating in laboratories are often far apart from each other. They have a lot of things to share and to learn from each other. This e-book bridges the gap between these two groups of health professionals.

Description: Continuous acquisition of new knowledge in Medicine is essential to ensure progression in diagnostics and therapeutics. In the last decade the discipline of Hepatology has achieved critical progress in the treatment of viral hepatitis. The present book has been realized by a team of experts daily facing clinical problems in the prevention and management of liver diseases and has been designed for a global readership to offer some practical tips to physicians who want update their level of practice in the field. Its a practical volume for daily reference but also an instrument for improving expertise in viral hepatology and discovering the unresolved issues. Management of HBV and HCV hepatitis in young and elderly, HEV hepatitis, evaluation of liver fibrosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, vaccine and prevention and patient education are some of the most important topics covered by the authors. In addition, an outstanding chapter on the skin involvement during viral hepatitis and the tools to manage them during triple therapy is included in the book.

Description: Short tutorials illustrated with gross and microscopic photographs of pathological conditions. These video podcasts are designed to supplement pathology tutorials for Nottingham medical students.

Description: The first comprehensive surgical pathology textbook and reference on the thyroid in over fifteen years, this book presents the most advanced concepts on the diagnostic surgical pathology, cytopathology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular genetics of neoplastic and non-neoplastic thyroid diseases. The authors provide a detailed description of the surgical pathology of thyroid diseases side-by-side with major advances in immunohistochemistry and molecular genetics that can be used in evaluating thyroid tumors and non-neoplastic diseases. By combining diagnostic surgical pathology, cytopathology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular genetics, the book effectively mimics the practice of contemporary surgical pathologists. All major chapters have a uniform style of description and include a separate section on molecular genetics.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 09:25

Lichtman's Atlas of Hematology

Preface: One attraction of the clinical discipline of hematology has been the ability to diagnose blood cell disorders quickly and relatively simply using tests that can be performed in a hematologist's office: notably, blood cell counts, blood films, the reticulocyte count, and film of the marrow aspirate. Now these procedures are often performed in clinical laboratories, most with automated techniques. Nevertheless a physician, experienced and competent in the interpretation of blood counts and blood film, can determine the diagnosis or can reach a very limited differential diagnosis, quickly, in many cases.
Findings on marrow film were the centerpiece for understanding the stages of precursor development of erythroid, myeloid, and megakaryocytic lineages and were essential elements in the determination of the cytokinetics of the blood precursor compartments. Findings on blood film have provided clues to the pathogenesis of disease, such as processes leading to hemolysis, including inherited and acquired membrane or hemoglobin abnormalities, and mechanical disruption of red cell integrity in the circulation or the microvasculature. Landmark work making the marrow and blood film useful was contributed by Paul Ehrlich, chemist, immunologist, and Nobel prize laureate, based on studies of aniline dyes, described in his publication, Farbenanolytische Untersuchungen zur Histologie und Klinik des Blutes, Berlin, 1891. This work provided the basis for the polychrome stains used to distinguish blood and marrow cells.
Today, blood cell counts and blood films are supplemented by immunophenotyping, cytochemistry, and immunostaining of blood, marrow, or lymph node cells, computerized performance of cytogenetic analysis, and gene expression profiling. Thus, we have included in this Atlas prototypical flow cytometric findings, cytochemical and immunostain reactions, and cytogenetic findings useful in the diagnosis of hematological diseases. A display of important external and cutaneous lesions is also included, the latter often the result of coagulant and anticoagulant protein abnormalities.
Despite the increased specificity of hematological diagnosis provided by important ancillary analytical techniques, in many cases the blood counts and the blood and marrow films still permit the physician, expert in hematology, to deduce much of the information required to reach a diagnosis and to plan therapy. This initial diagnostic consideration can be supplemented by the important, indeed sometimes vital, additional testing available. Nevertheless, the presence of polychromatophilic macrocytes (reticulocytes) and characteristic red cell shape changes on the blood film may point to the specific type of hemolytic anemia, the white cell count and the differential count may be diagnostic of one of several types of leukemia, the platelet prevalence and morphology may be indicative of any of several thrombocytic disorders, and innumerable other diseases may be detected with the blood or marrow film, e.g., myeloma, lymphoma, Gaucher disease, Chediak-Higashi disease, and many others. A number of infectious diseases may be evident by the organisms parasitizing red or white cells. Numerous such examples are represented in this Atlas.
The intent of this work is to provide on-line access to images that are characteristic of a wide array of hematological disorders and other disorders that affect the blood, enhancing written descriptions found in Williams Hematology and other relevant medical books published on-line by McGraw-Hill. This Atlas permits an extensive presentation of blood, marrow, lymph node, spleen, and other organ pathology that would be too costly to be included in the print version of the text.
Experience is required to use blood cell morphology accurately and wisely. Even the expert morphologist may have difficulty being certain about mean red cell size or hemoglobin content, given the requirement to estimate cell volume from the area of red cells on a dried film or the sometimes irregular distribution of hemoglobin in cells on a blood film. Moderate or marked changes are usually discernible but early, slight, or mild changes may be undetectable by the observer. Some macrocytes may be so-called “thin macrocytes” as in thalassemia, and have a low red cell volume, whereas oval macrocytes, characteristic of megaloblastic anemia are “thick macrocytes” and have a marked increase in cell volume, despite the area of each type of macrocyte on the blood film being similar. Nevertheless, the blood and marrow films remain an invaluable source of information. Indeed, in experienced hands, in many cases, much of what may be found in the marrow can be deduced on a careful analysis of the blood.
For the clinical microscopist, examination of blood and marrow stained films is an adventure in the search for a patient's diagnosis. The stained film can instill an appreciation for the remarkable effects pathological processes can produce on blood cells. The deviations in red cell morphology, viewed by scanning electron microscopy, have also led to artistic expression as displayed in Corpuscles: an atlas of blood cell shapes by Marcel Bessis published in 1974 by Springer-Verlag. Thus, the anticipated technical advancements allowing information from a blood or marrow film to be harvested by electronic machines or replaced by gene expression or protein expression patterns may increase the reproducibility and, perhaps, the accuracy of diagnosis but will result in the loss of an important and fascinating medical endeavor, cell microscopy. Cell microscopy has been vital to the knowledge gained by cell biologists over the last four centuries ever since the cloth merchant, Antony van Leeuwenhoek of Delft, as a result of his avocation, lens-making, first described blood corpuscles, previously thought by Marcello Malphigi to represent fat globules. The important relationship of blood, marrow, and lymph node cells to their environment (stroma) cannot be captured in an atlas of blood cells. In the case of cell biology, however, one must always consider the following admonition:
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This quotation, from the noted biologist Paul Alfred Weiss, was formed by scanning electron micrographic images of misshapen red cells from a patient with thalassemia minor and a patient with sickle cell anemia.
Marshall A. Lichtman, M.D.
Rochester, NY, USA
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 09:15

Rare Hematological Malignancies

Description: This hugely practical work will be a bible in the pocket of hematologists and other practitioners everywhere, covering as it does malignant hematologic diseases that physicians will only occasionally see. It provides accurate, up-to-date information on the disease biology as well as practical recommendations concerning disease management. Information concerning these diseases, and particularly regarding their management, can be extremely difficult to find. Not any more.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 09:10

Diagnostic Cytopathology by Gray

Description: * 2011 BMA Book Awards - Highly Commended in Pathology * The new edition of Diagnostic Cytopathology provides the practicing and trainee cytopathologist with a comprehensive guide to the diagnostic applications of exfoliative and aspiration cytology. The book covers normal and abnormal cytological findings encountered in all body sites where cytological applications are used. Appropriate histopathological, immunohistochemical and molecular correlations, together with a consideration of the possible differential diagnoses, accompany the cytological findings. The reader can see a full range of normal and abnormal findings with almost 2,000 full-colour images. The book is heavily referenced to ensure that it will serve as a practical resource for daily reference in the laboratory. A uniformity of basic chapter structure will help readers to quickly find the diagnostic answers they seek. A practical in-depth bench book that covers everyday diagnostic work in the laboratory. It provides an accessible guide to cytological diagnostic investigation and screening. Each chapter provides a summary of major diagnostic criteria in order to quickly direct the user to the most relevant material. Cytological findings closely related to histopathological, immunohistochemical and molecular appearance whenever appropriate to assist in the interpretation and recognition of tissue samples. Almost 2,000 colour illustrations incorporated throughout to provide a comprehensive visual guide. Stay on top of the latest concepts and developments in molecular markers. Access full text online and download images via Expert Consult. This edition stresses not just the diagnostic cytological features of the various conditions encountered, but also the diagnostic pitfalls and the grey areas between so as to enable the reader to give more evidence-based reports. In recognition of their rapid expansion, there are new chapters on recent technological developments and on the cytodiagnosis of childhood tumours. A special section on the importance of multidisciplinary team meetings that include the cytopathologist as a core member of the team has also been included at the end of each chapter. As active members of this team, cytopathologists can define their role in the management pathway and thus bring the patient and the microscope together as never before. The full text can be accessed online and images downloaded via Expert Consult.

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