Friday, October 31, 2014

Diagnostic Cytopathology by Gray, 3rd ed. 2010


Diagnostic Cytopathology
Winifred Gray and Gabrijela Kocjan



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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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Diagnostic Pathology of Pleuropulmonay Neoplasia, 2013


Diagnostic Pathology of Pleuropulmonay Neoplasia


 Diagnostic Pathology of Pleuropulmonary Neoplasia highlights the morphologic basis, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, and molecular biology of tumoral and pseudotumoral conditions of the lung and pleura. The volume also highlights the nuances in the diagnosis of lung and pleural conditions and the applications of today’s most recent studies in molecular biology, and the way it is applied to diagnosis and treatment. In providing an expert guide for the histopathologic diagnosis of lung and pleural tumors, this volume be of great interest to general surgical pathologists, surgeons, oncologists, and those involved in the management of patients with lung tumors.


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Monday, October 27, 2014

Pathology and Genetics: Tumours of the Breast and Female Genital Organ by WHO, 1st ed. 2003





Pathology and Genetics: Tumours of the Breast and Female Genital Organ
(Who/IARC Classification of Tumours)
Fattaneh A. Tavassoli, Peter Devilee
ISBN-10: 9283224124
ISBN-13: 978-9283224129
IARCPress-WHO





This WHO classification covers the female and male breast, ovaries, fallopian tumours, uterine cervix, uterine corpus, vulva, vagina and inherited tumour syndromes. It includes a comprehensive classification of benign and malignant neoplasms. Targeted readership includes pathologists, gynaecologists, surgeons, oncologists, and basic scientists. Similar to the previous volumes of the series, the book includes numerous colour photographs, magnetic resonance images, CT scans and charts. In addition to its pathology and genetics, each lesion is described with its epidemiology, etiology, clinical features, as well as prognosis and predictive factors.






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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pathology Mini Tutorials: University Of Nottingham



Pathology Mini Tutorials
University Of Nottingham
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Harpers Illustrated Biochemistry, 29th ed. 2012


Harpers Illustrated Biochemistry
 Robert K. Murray, David A. Bender, Kathleen M. Botham and Peter J. Kennelly




 Gain a thorough understanding of the principles of biochemistry and molecular biology as they relate to modern medicine Includes 16 case histories Clear, concise, and in full color, Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry is unrivaled in its ability to clarify the link between biochemistry and the molecular basis of disease. Combining outstanding full-color illustrations with integrated coverage of biochemical diseases and clinical information, Harper’s offers an organization and careful balance of detail and brevity not found in any other text on the subject. Following two introductory chapters, the text is divided into six main sections: Section I addresses the structures and functions of proteins and enzymes. Section II explains how various cellular reactions utilize or release energy and traces the pathways by which carbohydrates and lipids are synthesized and degraded. Section III covers the amino acids, their metabolic fates, certain features of protein catabolism, and the biochemistry of the porphyrins and bile pigments. Section IV describes the structure and function of nucleotides and nucleic acids, DNA replication and repair, RNA synthesis and modification, protein synthesis, the principles of recombinant DNA technology, and new understanding of how gene expression is regulated. Section V deals with aspects of extracellular and intracellular communication. Section VI includes fifteen special topics, ranging from nutrition, digestion and absorption to the biochemistry of aging New to this edition: New chapters on Aging, Cancer, and Clinical Chemistry Every chapter has been updated to reflect the latest advances in knowledge and technology Each chapter now begins with a statement of objectives, followed by a brief discussion of the biomedical importance of topics discussed within the chapter 250 multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge and comprehension Increased number of tables that encapsulate important information, such as vitamin and mineral requirements




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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry: Theranostic and Genomic Applications, 4th ed. 2014


Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry: Theranostic and Genomic Applications 
David J Dabbs MD and Lester D. R. Thompson 




Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry presents the latest information and most reliable guidance on immunohistological diagnoses in surgical pathology. David J. Dabbs, MD and other leading experts bring you state-of-the-art coverage on genomic and theranostic applications, molecular anatomic pathology, immunocytology, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and more. Additional features such as tables discussing antibody specifications, differential diagnosis boxes, ancillary anatomic molecular diagnostics, and full-color histological images ensure user-friendly coverage that makes key information easy to find and apply. The fully searchable text is also available online at expertconsult.com, along with a downloadable image bank and access to Path Consult. This concise and complete resource is today's indispensable guide to the effective use of immunohistochemical diagnosis. Discusses diagnostic pitfalls through immunohistologic differential diagnosis wherever appropriate so you can provide the most accurate diagnoses. Presents chapters arranged by organ system for comprehensive coverage of all relevant information in a convenient and intuitive organization. Provides quick reference graphs for antibodies throughout the text that illustrate the frequency of immunostaining for a variety of antibodies in tumors. Includes Key Diagnostic Points boxes in every chapter for a quick summary of text areas that are of particular importance. Features an expert author for each chapter to ensure coverage of the current state of the art. Includes access to the full text online at expertconsult.com, along with a downloadable image bank and Path Consult. Provides guidance on the role of genomics in identifying genetic and molecular aspects of disease that may affect patient care and therapeutic approaches. Covers theranostic applications to enable you to evaluate therapeutic choices based on immunohistochemical results. Reflects the latest developments in the field through new chapters on molecular anatomic pathology and immunocytology, as well as updated chapters on immunohistology of the prostate, bladder, testis, and kidney and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Discusses antibody specifications with tables that convey information on uses, clones, vendors, sources, antibody titers, and types of antigen retrieval. Presents key differential diagnoses boxes that provide tabular summaries of DDx and algorithms. Features discussions of ancillary anatomic molecular diagnostics as an adjunct to immunohistochemistry for a more well-rounded diagnostic approach. Accurately interpret immunohistochemical results and provide the clinician with the best therapeutic approaches for the patient Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.


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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Annals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (APALM) vol. 1, issue 2, 2014

APALM, Oct-Dec 2014 

EDITORIAL
  • From Editor’s Desk 


REVIEW ARTICLE 
  • Screening and diagnostic modalities in carcinoma cervix: A Pathologist's perspective. 


ORIGINAL ARTICLES 
  • Conjunctival surface changes in diabetics: an unusual cytological study
  • Serum Cystatin C compared with conventional renal function tests: A study in patients with pre-eclampsia 
  • Role of IL-8, IL-10 and TNF-α level in pathogenesis of leptospiral acute hepatitis syndrome 
  • Dyslipidemia in patients taking anti-retroviral therapy 

CASE REPORT 
  • Primary Pulmonary Choriocarcinoma in a male: a rare case report 
  • Unusual occurrence of Ewings sarcoma/PNET with pregnancy: 2 cases and literature review. 
  • Cutaneous metastasis of carcinoma lung: a rare cytological association 
  • Cervical lipoleiomyoma in premenopausal woman: a rare case report 
  • Cytological diagnosis of Adrenocortical Carcinoma with metastatic lesion in liver 
  • Primary biphasic synovial sarcoma of left parapharyngeal region: an exceedingly rare site 
  • Cytological diagnosis of lepromatous nerve abscess: a case report 


LETTER TO EDITOR
  • Cytological diagnosis of pigmented basal cell carcinoma


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Difficult Diagnoses in Breast Pathology, 1st ed. 2011


Difficult Diagnoses in Breast Pathology 
Juan P. Palazzo 




Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. For the pathologist, almost any breast lesion may produce diagnostic difficulty, especially due to frequently small samples (core biopsy specimens) and a variety of mimics and variants seen in specific types of lesions. Additionally, the difficulty of breast lesion diagnosis has risen dramatically in recent years due to the increased emphasis on stratifying patients for appropriate therapy on an individual basis; the wider range of both local and systemic therapeutic options, and the potential for earlier diagnosis through increased mammographic breast screening leading to a higher likelihood of a favorable outcome. Difficult Diagnoses in Breast Pathology provides a highly visual presentation of the major problems and questions that a pathologist is likely to encounter in the evaluation of common and uncommon breast diseases. Coverage includes needle core biopsy interpretation, diagnosis of precursor lesions, early stage disease, and recognition of neoplastic mimics and other misleading variants. In addition, this book emphasizes particularly difficult areas including the use of newer immunohistochemical markers. Throughout, the emphasis is on an easily accessible presentation with tables and lists of key points summarizing major findings and numerous high-quality images supporting the text. Difficult Diagnoses in Breast Pathology will be a valuable reference for every pathologist who deals with the diagnosis of breast diseases. 



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Atlas of Hematopathology: Morphology, Immunophenotype, Cytogenetics, and Molecular Approaches, 1st ed. 2013


Atlas of Hematopathology: Morphology, Immunophenotype, Cytogenetics, and Molecular Approaches 
 Faramarz Naeim MD, P. Nagesh Rao, Sophie Song and Wayne W. Grody 



 As the definitive diagnostic atlas of the diseases of the hematopoietic system, the Atlas of Hematopathology appeals to a wide range of people who are being trained in a variety of medical fields or practicing as non-hematopathologists, and therefore, are looking for a book which can provide information in a clear, focused format, with no excessive text or details. The atlas offers effective guidance in evaluating specimens from the lymph nodes, bone marrow, spleen, and peripheral blood, enabling clinicians to deliver more accurate and actionable pathology reports. Practicing physicians and those in pathology and hematology training also gain a better understanding of the nature of hematologic disorders and improve their diagnostic skills along the way. Taking a unique multi-disciplinary approach, the book covers conventional histopathology and cytopathology, as well as all important complementary diagnostic tests, such as immunophenotyping (immunohistochemical stains and flow cytometry), karyotyping, FISH and DNA/molecular studies. It offers concise textual and extensive visual coverage of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic hematology disorders, with the neoplastic hematology sections presented according to the most recent WHO classifications. There is also an introduction to the normal structures of hematopoietic tissues and the various multidisciplinary techniques. The atlas contains more than 900 high-quality color images that mirror the findings that fellows and clinicians encounter in practice. It provides information in a quick, simple and user-friendly manner, attracting those who are in training or are not considered experts in the field. Residents, fellows, practicing clinicians, and researchers in pathology, hematology, hematology/oncology, as well as graduate students in pathology and other clinicians workings in clinical hematology laboratories will all find it useful.




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Bancroft's Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques, 7th ed. 2012


Bancroft's Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques 
Kim S Suvarna, Christopher Layton and John D. Bancroft 





This is a brand new edition of the leading reference work on histological techniques. It is an essential and invaluable resource suited to all those involved with histological preparations and applications, from the student to the highly experienced laboratory professional. This is a one stop reference book that the trainee histotechnologist can purchase at the beginning of his career and which will remain valuable to him as he increasingly gains experience in daily practice. Thoroughly revised and up-dated edition of the standard reference work in histotechnology that successfully integrates both theory and practice.Provides a single comprehensive resource on the tried and tested investigative techniques as well as coverage of the latest technical developments. Over 30 international expert contributors all of whom are involved in teaching, research and practice.Provides authoritative guidance on principles and practice of fixation and staining. Extensive use of summary tables, charts and boxes.Information is well set out and easy to retrieve. Six useful appendices included (SI units, solution preparation, specimen mounting, solubility). Provides practical information on measurements, preparation solutions that are used in daily laboratory practice. Color photomicrographs used extensively throughout. Better replicates the actual appearance of the specimen under the microscope.




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