Deadly Dermatologic Diseases : Clinicopathologic Atlas and Text
Michael B. Morgan, Bruce R. Smoller, Stephen C. Somach,
The book is organized in four sections dealing with dermatologic diseases: serious cutaneous malignancies, including merkel cell carcinoma and paraneoplastic syndromes such as paraneoplastic pemphigus; life-hreatening and/or emerging infectious pathogens, including anthrax and smallpox; endocrinologic disorders such as calciphylaxis; and, lastly, inborn errors of metabolism or life-threatening genodermatoses, such as ataxia telangiectasia.
Manual of Basic Techniques for a Health Laboratory,
World Health Organization
The book is divided into three parts. The first describes the setting-up of a peripheral health laboratory and general laboratory procedures, including use of a microscope and laboratory balances, centrifugation, measurement and dispensing of liquids, and cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of laboratory equipment. Methods of disposal of laboratory waste, dispatch of specimens to reference laboratories and laboratory safety are also discussed. The second part describes techniques for examining different specimens for helminths, protozoa, bacteria and fungi. Techniques for the preparation, fixation and staining of smears are also discussed. The third and final part describes the examination of urine, cerebrospinal fluid and blood, including techniques based on immunological and serological principles. For each technique, a list of materials and reagents is given, followed by a detailed description of the method and the results of microscopic examination.
Philip T. Cagle, Timothy C. Allen, Mary Beth Beasley,
Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.
Diagnostic Pulmonary Pathology starts with the patient’s clinical, radiologic, and biopsy findings and directs the pathologist or clinician to the proper diagnosis . The new edition will incorporate new classifications and new diagnostic techniques that have become available in the past six years.
Cytogenetics, FISH and Molecular Testing in Hematologic Malignancies, 2008
ISBN-10: 0 415 42009 1
ISBN-13: 978 0 415 42009 9
Informa UK Ltd
This book provides a review of chromosomal and molecular changes in hematologic malignancies and correlates the karyotypic and genetic abnormalities with morphology, immunophenotype, and clinical data. It is divided into three chapters. The first describes the karyotype and the basics of cytogenetics, FISH, and molecular testing. Chapter 2 lists the most common chromosomal and molecular aberrancies and their utility in diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring. Chapter 3 covers specific hematologic malignancies and provides a short description of the clinical, pathologic, and cytogenetic/molecular characteristics.
Principles and Technical Aspects of PCR Amplification, 2008
Elizabeth van Pelt-Verkuil, Alex van Belkum, John P. Hays,
This book aims to provide an introduction to:
(i) the concept of PCR,
(ii) PCR technologies,
(iii) PCR applications and
(iv) PCR quality,
with particular emphasis being placed upon PCR applications and techniques relevant to the clinical laboratory.
Disorder of Hemoglobin Genetics, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Management
Martin H. Steinberg, Bernard G. Forget, Douglas R. Higgs, David J. Weatherall.
ISBN-13 978-0-511-59618-6 [ebook]
Cambridge University Press
To date, more than 1,000 hemoglobin variants have been discovered and characterized. Study of these variants, so amply documented in this book, established the principle of how a mutant genotype alters the function of the protein it encodes, which in turn can lead to a distinct clinical phenotype.
The goal of this book isto enhance the expertise of physicians in the diagnosis, treatment, and pathogenesis of viral diseases that express their presence in the skin and its affiliated membranes. No other text currently addresses the issues of the skin manifestations of viral diseases.
Viral infections of the central nervous system or neurotropic viruses are often lethal. These diseases range from polio and measles, to rabies, Varicella-zoster, Herpes, West Nile, Japanese encephalitis, and AIDS. Such infections have profound public health consequences, and the understanding of these diseases involves understanding the interaction between the nervous system and the immune system. This book shows each individual virus, discussing the diseases they cause and the mechanisms by which they cause and spread those diseases. Detection, treatment and prevention are also discussed..
The first sections of the books present chapters on the major components of the antifungal defense (cells, soluble factors, pathogen recognition receptors), while sections in the second part of the book are devoted to the immune response to specific fungal pathogens.
It is almost 40 years since Dr. Jean Berger first described primary IgA nephropathy as a new disease entity. The volume covers the genetics, epidemiology, clinicopathological features, pathogenesis, prognostic mechanisms, and treatment of this unique disease.
Handbook of Media for Clinical Microbiology, 2nd ed.
Ronald M. Atlas, James W. Snyder
This book provides an easy-to-use reference for routine and specialized media employed in the cultivation of pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and viruses in clinical diagnostic laboratories. This edition adds descriptions of newly employed media used for cultivating emerging pathogens. It also discusses the role of the clinical laboratory in the diagnosis of infectious diseases, and the process for detecting infectious diseases, including specimen receipt, media selection, antibiotic susceptibility testing, and biosafety considerations.
This laboratory manual was designed and written to be used in conjunction with the textbook Microbiology, fifth edition, by Lansing M. Prescott, John P. Harley, and Donald A. Klein; however, it can be used with other textbooks with slight adaptation.
John A. J. Barbara, Fiona A. M. Regan, and Marcela Contreras
Cambridge University Press
Extensive measures are taken to ensure that blood transfusion poses a minimal microbiological hazard to recipients. Transfusion Microbiology is the definitive text on all aspects of transfusion transmitted infections. This comprehensive text covers all medical, scientific, technical and developmental aspects of this critically important sector of transfusion medicine. A detailed discussion of all infective agents, donor issues, testing and pathogen inactivation is provided. Agents causing major concern recently, such as vCJD, are considered in the context of historical experience with agents such as HIV. .
Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
Tariq I. Mughal and John M. Goldman.
Informa UK Ltd
With the new classification of chronic myeloproliferative disorders, and the rise of interest in molecularly targeted therapies, Informa Healthcare with Dr. Mughal and Dr. Goldman discuss the state-of-the-art advancements and new and existing implications in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients.
Filled with innovative information relating to stem-cell transplantations and full color photography, this well-illustrated text will be an essential resource for all practitioners in hematologic oncology.
This volume focuses on both the essential virological methods that are foundational for AI virus research and diagnostics as well as some of the newest molecular procedures used for basic and applied research.
The electronic atlas adds another dimension to the learning process for histology students. The CD is easy to
load on the computer and to navigate, contains an excellent user’s guide, and has many remarkable functions. For example, the program allows the viewing of four panels: a table of contents panel, an image panel, a slides panel, and a data panel.
Eleftherios P. Diamandis, Theodore K. Christopoulos
Immunoassays are among the most powerful and sensitive technologies now available for patient diagnosis and monitoring. This book is an indispensable guide to information on the theory and practice of immunoassays. It discusses the scientific basis of these technologies in a logical, organized, and heuristic manner and provides protocols for specific assays.
PDQ Hematology is a concise and focused introduction to clinical hematology. It succinctly covers the most important aspects of the field with an emphasis on clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment. PDQ Hematology thoroughly examines those conditions frequently encountered by physicians and includes general principles for more unusual or complicated diseases. The text also incorporates a discussion of malignant lymphomas as well as the usual clinical hematology topics (such as anemia and leukemia). The extensive use of tables and diagrams make this portable book an accessible and practical companion.
Handbook of Pathophysiology: Foundations of Health & Disease
Elizabeth J. Corwin
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
This pathophysiology handbook is ideally suited for easy reference in the classroom or clinical environment. The book presents a summary of physiology concepts for each body system, followed by an overview of important pathophysiology concepts related to 'alterations' in that body system. These pathophysiology concepts provide the necessary foundation for understanding the disease or injury states that are presented next in the chapter. This edition includes new illustrations, completely updated references, and new and updated content on genetics, neuroendocrinology, immunology, hemodynamic monitoring, cardiovascular compensatory mechanisms of shock, and more.
Essentials of Pathology for Toxicologists
Essential of Pathology for Toxicologists is an essential starting point for the toxicologist coming to grips with fundamentals such as cell damage and cell death. It goes on to discuss inflammation, restoration and repair and immune disease among other concepts. Toxicologists will find this an excellent introduction to pathology and a handy reference book.
With increasing emphasis on the early diagnosis and management of urologic tumours, it is imperative that the practising urologist comprehend the relevance of the morphology for the clinical diagnostic and therapy. Moreover, the clinician should be fully informed of the importance of modern morphological methods (PCR, FISH, CGH etc) for the diagnosis and management of urological tumours. Clinical Pathology of Urological Tumours is not only a necessary tool for the attending urologist, it will also satisfy the needs of oncologists, especially urololgic oncologists, residents in pathology or even pathologists, who are not daily faced with urological tumours.
Good Laboratory Practice: the Why and the How, 2nd ed. 2005
Jürg P. Seiler
The second edition of this concise hands-on guide to implementing Good Laboratory Practice standards has been fully updated to include the latest changes in the regulatory framework. Particularly the areas of in vitro testing and multi-site studies have undergone considerable developments in recent years.
This practice-oriented guide introduces the reader to the background, basic principles, operating procedures and OECD standards. It gives invaluable information on how to avoid pitfalls and save precious time and resources. It will be an essential acquisition for anyone concerned with modern GLP.