Monday, April 30, 2012

Microsoft Excel 2010 for Medical Professionals, 1st ed. 2012

Microsoft Excel 2010 for Medical Professionals
(Illustrated (Course Technology))
Elizabeth Eisner Reding
ISBN-10: 0538748451
ISBN-13: 978-0538748452

Designed for students in medical office administration and allied health programs, MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010 FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS teaches introductory Microsoft Excel 2010 skills. This book includes real world examples and projects within a case study related to the medical industry, providing you with the Excel skills necessary to successfully support the front or back office of a clinic, hospital, or medical practice.



Sunday, April 29, 2012

Malaria: Molecular and Clinical Aspects, 2005

Malaria: Molecular and Clinical Aspects
Mats Wahlgren and Peter Perlmann
ISBN-10: 9057024462
ISBN-13: 978-9057024467

Malaria causes more death and disease than any other parasitic pathogen known today. This multiauthored text covers the important areas of malaria research, particularly focusing on those sectors which are of clinical importance for the understanding of the disease, the parasite, and its vector.
The chapter authors are all leading experts within their own particular fields. The biology and molecular biology of the parasite, the clinical spectrum of the disease, the pathogenesis of malaria, and the immunology and emergence of malaria vaccines are some examples of the scientific spheres that are discussed.
The book is suitable as a text for graduate students and clinicians as well as researchers at universities and companies involved in treating or studying infectious diseases.



Friday, April 27, 2012

Topics in Renal Biopsy and Pathology, 1st ed. 2012

Topics in Renal Biopsy and Pathology 2012
Muhammed Mubarak, Javed I. Kazi

There is no dearth of high-quality books on renal biopsy and pathology in the market. These are either single author or multi-author books, written by world authorities in their respective areas, mostly from the developed world. The vast scholarly potential of authors in the developing countries remains underutilized. Most of the books share the classical monotony of the topics or subjects covered in the book. The current book is a unique adventure in that it bears a truly international outlook and incorporates a variety of topics, which make the book a very interesting project. The authors of the present book hail not only from the developed world, but also many developing countries. The authors belong not only to US but also to Europe as well as to Pakistan and Japan. The scientific content of the book is equally varied, spanning the spectrum of technical issues of biopsy procurement, to pathological examination, to individual disease entities, renal graft pathology, pathophysiology of renal disorders, to practice guidelines.



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Malaria : Genetic and Evolutionary Aspects, 1st ed. 2006


Malaria Genetic and Evolutionary Aspects, 2006
Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century
Krishna R. Dronamraju, Paolo Arese
ISBN-10: 0-387-28294-7
ISBN-13: 9780387282947

This book was originally conceived at a conference at the University of Turin in Italy. The conference was organized to examine the so-called “Malaria Hypothesis”, that is to say, the higher fitness of thalassemia heterozygotes in a malarial environment, and to pay tribute to the proponent of that hypothesis, J.B.S. Haldane.


Basic Malaria Microscopy: Part I. Learner's Guide, 2nd ed, 2010

Basic Malaria Microscopy; Part I. Learner's Guide, 2nd ed, 2010
ISBN-10: 9241547820
ISBN-13: 978-9241547826
World Health Organization

This handbook (Part I of the Basic Malaria Microscopy training modules) will assist participants during training in the microscopic diagnosis of human malaria. Designed as the foundation for formal training of 4-5 weeks duration, the guide is destined for participants with only elementary knowledge of science.

This second edition of the Basic Malaria Microscopy package is a stand-alone product, providing all that is needed to conduct a complete training course. It still contains the beautiful and accurate water-color illustrations prepared for the first edition of the manual by the late Yap Loy Fong. Experience has shown that color drawings are best in training new recruits to recognize parasite stages and species, because single plane pictures help students to extrapolate from what they see under the microscope, focused at a number of focal planes, to a complete view of the parasite. Later, they can move from drawings and use microphotographs, which will have an additional, positive impact. Thus, the training course is further strengthened if copies of the WHO Bench aids for malaria microscopy are also made available to trainees.


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Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test Performance: Results of WHO Product Testing of RDT's, 2009

Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test Performance: Results of WHO Product Testing of RDT's
World Health Organization
ISBN-10: 9241598077
ISBN-13: 978-9241598071

The largest-ever independent, laboratory-based evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria has shown that some tests on the market perform exceptionally well in tropical temperatures and can detect even low parasite densities in blood samples, while other tests were only able to detect the parasite at high parasite densities.
This document reports on evaluations co-sponsored by the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO), WHO-based Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND). Testing was performed at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Forty-one commercially available RDTs went through a blinded laboratory evaluation.
The findings will serve as a tool for countries to make informed choices, from among the dozens of tests commercially available, on the purchase and use of rapid diagnostics that are best suited to local conditions.
This performance evaluation will also inform procurement and prioritization for diagnostic test entry into WHO Prequalification Diagnostics Programme and WHO Procurement Schemes. Donor agencies also regularly refer to WHO recommendations on diagnostics when making their own purchases.



Monday, April 23, 2012

Virus Taxonomy: VIIIth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses,1st ed. 2005

Virus Taxonomy 2005
VIIIth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses
Claude M. Fauquet, M.A. Mayo, J. Maniloff and U. Desselberger
ISBN-10: 0122499514
ISBN-13: 978-0122499517

This is the standard and definitive reference for virus taxonomy, generated by the ICTV approximately every 3 years. The VIII ICTV Virus Taxonomy Report provides information on 3 orders of viruses, 73 families, 9 subfamilies, 287 genera and 1938 virus species, illustrated by more than 429 pictures and diagrams, most of them in color.

* The standard official ITCV reference for virus taxonomy and nomenclature, compiling data from 500 international experts
* Covers over 6000 recognized viruses, organized by family with diagrams of genome organization and virus replication cycle
* Provides data on the phylogenic relationships between viruses belonging to the same or different taxa
* Now includes information about the qualitative and quantitative relationships between virus sequences



Sunday, April 22, 2012

Molecular Markers of Brain Tumor Cells: Implications for Diagnosis, Prognosis and Anti-Neoplastic Biological Therapy, 1st ed. 2005

Molecular Markers of Brain Tumor Cells: Implications for Diagnosis, Prognosis and Anti-Neoplastic Biological Therapy
Bela Bodey, Stuart E. Siegel and Hans E. Kaise
ISBN-10: 9048167213
ISBN-13: 978-9048167210

Childhood brain tumors are a diverse group of diseases characterized by the abnormal growth of tissue contained within the skull. Other than leukemia and lymphoma, brain tumors are the most common type of neoplasms that occur in children. The leading cause of death from childhood neoplasms among persons up to 19 years is brain tumors. As such, this book is a review of the most recent molecular biological research concerning brain tumors with references and comparisons to a variety of neoplastic disorders. The book then uses this information to foreshadow the direction that future anti-neoplastic therapies will take. Because of the wide spectrum of the objectives of the book, any individual involved in cancer research will greatly benefit from the work. Histopathologists, neuropathologists, clinical and research oncologists, and medical students will find this book to be an invaluable resource as a reference guide. Patients and their families will also find the book useful as it offers a comprehensive update on new, non-classical therapeutic modality options and contains a detailed description and analysis of brain tumors. Such an endeavor has yet to be undertaken by any other book and may prove to be the most comprehensive book on brain tumors thus far.



Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Immunology, 1st ed, 2007

Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Immunology
(Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series)
Thao Doan, Roger Melvold, Susan Viselli, and Carl Waltenbaugh
ISBN-10: 0781795435
ISBN-13: 978-0781795432

Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Immunology is a brand-new addition to the internationally best-selling Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series. This volume offers a highly visual presentation of essential immunology material, with all the popular features of the series: over 300 full-color annotated illustrations, an outline format, chapter summaries, review questions, and case studies that link basic science to real-life clinical situations. Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Immunology can be used as a review text for a short immunology course, or paired with Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology for a combined microbiology/immunology course.

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Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology, 2nd ed. 2007

Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology, 2nd Ed.
(Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series)
Richard A. Harvey, Pamela C. Champe, and Bruce D. Fisher.
ISBN-10: 0781782155
ISBN-13: 978-0781782159

Now in full color, Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology, Second Edition enables rapid review and assimilation of large amounts of complex information about medical microbiology. The book has the hallmark features for which Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews volumes are so popular: an outline format, 450 full-color illustrations, end-of-chapter summaries, review questions, plus an entire section of clinical case studies with full-color illustrations.
This edition's medical/clinical focus has been sharpened to provide a high-yield review. Five additional case studies have been included, bringing the total to nineteen. Review questions have been reformatted to comply with USMLE Step 1 style, with clinical vignettes.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

WHO Classification of Tumours: Pathology And Genetics of Skin Tumours, 1st ed. 2006

World Health Organization Classification of Tumours
Pathology And Genetics of Skin Tumours
(IARC WHO Classification of Tumours)
P.E. LeBoit, G. Burg and D. Weedon
ISBN-10: 9283224140
ISBN-13: 978-9283224143

This volume covers keratinocytic, melanocytic, appendageal, haematopoietic, soft tissue and neural tumours, as well as inherited tumour syndromes. Each entity is extensively discussed with information on clinicopathological, epidemiological, immunophenotypic and genetic aspects of these diseases.



Saturday, April 14, 2012

Advances in Immunoassay Technology, 1st ed. 2012

Advances in Immunoassay Technology 2012
Norman H. L. Chiu and Theodore K. Christopoulos

This book focuses on some of the latest technologies for the development of new immunoassays.
From the basic in vitro study of a specific biomolecule to the diagnosis or prognosis of a specific disease, one of the most widely used technology is immunoassays. By using a specific antibody to recognize the biomolecule of interest, relatively high specificity can be achieved by immunoassays, such that complex biofluids (e.g. serum, urine, etc.) can be analyzed directly.
In addition to the binding specificity, the other key features of immunoassays include relatively high sensitivity for the detection of antibody-antigen complexes, and a wide dynamic range for quantitation. Over the past decade, the development and applications of immunoassays have continued to grow

Part 1 New Materials and Assay Interference
1 Recombinant Antibodies and Non-Antibody Scaffolds for Immunoassays
2 Polyacrylonitrile Fiber as Matrix for Immunodiagnostics
3 Interferences in Immunoassays
Part 2 Label-Free Technologies
4 Fundamentals and Applications of Immunosensors
5 Capabilities of Piezoelectric Immunosensors for Detecting Infections and for Early Clinical Diagnostics
6 Label-Free Detection of Botulinum Neurotoxins Using a Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor
7 Immunoassays Using Artificial Nanopores
Part 3 Multiplexing Technologies
8 Multiplexed Immunoassays
9 Multiplexed Bead Immunoassays: Advantages and Limitations in Pediatrics



Friday, April 13, 2012

Technical Manual: AABB, 15th ed. 2005

Technical Manual: AABB
(Technical Manual of American Association of Blood Banks)
Mark Brecher
ISBN-10: 1563951967
ISBN-13: 978-1563951961

The leading reference textbook for laboratory testing and transfusion medicine...

The AABB Technical Manual is one of the most referenced sources of information in blood banking and transfusion medicine around the world. Now in its 15th edition, this comprehensive text helps beginners and experts alike find and comprehend information quickly.
The 15th edition contains extensive new and updated information including expanded coverage of:

  • quality approaches
  • apheresis indications
  • cellular nomenclature
  • molecular diagnostics
  • hematopoietic progenitor cell processing
  • transfusion transmitted disease



Thursday, April 12, 2012

ABC of Clinical Haematology, 3rd ed, 2007

ABC of Clinical Haematology, 3rd ed,
Drew Provan
ISBN-10: 1405153539
ISBN-13: 978-1405153539

This ABC has established itself as a popular introduction to Clinical Haematology, relevant both for postgraduate students and primary care practitioners. Now in its third edition, the ABC of Clinical Haematology has been thoroughly revised, featuring the latest treatments for leukemia, antithrombotics and drugs for lymphoma and covering the latest advances in hematology and bone marrow transplantation.
With each chapter written by specialists in their respective fields, this is an ideal basic text for general practice and hospital staff with patients who have blood related problems, in particular GPs, hematology nurses, junior doctors, hematologists, and trainees in hematology.


Endocrine Pathology: Differential Diagnosis and Molecular Advances, 2nd ed. 2010

Endocrine Pathology:: Differential Diagnosis and Molecular Advances
Ricardo V. Lloyd
ISBN-10: 1441910689
ISBN-13: 978-1441910684

This book is complete, succinct, and clearly presented. Each chapter contains helpful tables for quick reference to differential diagnoses, immunohistochemical profiles, and other helpful information. This ambitious book meets the challenge to pathology atlases of the future by including molecular analysis in the discussion of tumor pathogenesis and diagnosis. This is an intelligently written, eminently useful, forward-looking book



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Measurement with the Light Microscope

Your microscope may be equipped with a scale (called a reticule) that is built into one eyepiece. The reticule can be used to measure any planar dimension in a microscope field since the ocular can be turned in any direction and the object of interest can be repositioned with the stage manipulators. To measure the length of an object note the number of ocular divisions spanned by the object. Then multiply by the conversion factor for the magnification used. The conversion factor is different at each magnification. Therefore, when using a reticule for the first time, it is necessary to calibrate the scale by focusing on a second micrometer scale (a stage micrometer) placed directly on the stage.

Conversion factor

Identify the ocular micrometer. A typical scale consists of 50 - 100 divisions. You may have to adjust the focus of your eyepiece in order to make the scale as sharp as possible. If you do that, also adjust the other eyepiece to match the focus. Any ocular scale must be calibrated, using a device called a stage micrometer. A stage micrometer is simply a microscope slide with a scale etched on the surface. A typical micrometer scale is 2 mm long and at least part of it should be etched with divisions of 0.01 mm (10 µm).

Suppose that a stage micrometer scale has divisions that are equal to 0.1 mm, which is 100 micrometers (µm). Suppose that the scale is lined up with the ocular scale, and at 100x it is observed that each micrometer division covers the same distance as 10 ocular divisions. Then one ocular division (smallest increment on the scale) = 10 µm at 100 power. The conversion to other magnifications is accomplished by factoring in the difference in magnification. In the example, the calibration would be 25 µm at 40x, 2.5 µm at 400x, and 1 µm at 1000x.

Some stage micrometers are finely divided only at one end. These are particularly useful for determining the diameter of a microscope field. One of the larger divisions is positioned at one edge of the field of view, so that the fine part of the scale ovelaps the opposite side. The field diameter can then be determined to the maximum available precision.

Estimating and reporting dimensions

Be aware that even under the best of circumstances the limit of resolution of your microscope is 1 or 2 µm (or worse) at any dry magnification, and 0.5 µm or so using oil immersion. No directly measured linear dimension or value that is calculated from a linear dimension should be reported with implied accuracy that is better than that. That includes means, surface areas, volumes, and any other derived values. For example, suppose you measure the length of a flagellum on a Chlamydomonas cell at 400x, and determine that it covered 3 1/2 ocular divisions. The length is directly calculated as 3.5 divisions times 2.5 µm per division, which comes out to 8.75 µm. You know, however, that at 400x the absolute best you can do is to estimate to the nearest µm, so before reporting this measurement round it to 9 micrometers (not 9.0, which would imply an accuracy to the nearest 0.1 µm). For more information on reporting uncertain quantities see our Resources section (analytical resources).

The calculation of a volume is subject to error propagation, namely the magnification of an error when deriving a figure from one or more measured variables. For example, suppose you measure the length and diameter of an object to be 65 and 30 micrometers, respectively, assuming a cylindrical shape. The volume is given by the formula v = ¼r2l, where r = radius and l = length. The formula gives a volume of 45, 946 µm3. The volume isn't accurate to the nearest cubic micrometer, however.

Let's make the very optimistic assumption that the measurement of 65 micrometers is indeed accurate to the nearest 1 µm. Then the number 65 means "greater than 64.5 and less than 65.5." The number 30 really means "greater than or equal to 29.5 and less than or equal to 30.5." The smaller set of measurements yields a volume of 44,085 µm3, while the larger yields a volume of 47,855 µm3. False precision would be implied even if one reported a volume of 46,000 µm3, obtained by rounding the middle measurement. It would probably be better to report a range in this case, of 44,000 to 48,000 µm3. By the way, 46,000µm3 is 0.046 mm3, which probably represents a better choice of units in this case.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Endocrine Pathology: Differential Diagnosis and Molecular Advances, 1st ed. 2004


Endocrine Pathology: differential diagnosis and molecular advances,
Ricardo V. Lloyd
ISBN 1-58829-208-8

Endocrine Pathology: Differential Diagnosis and Molecular Advances provides a broad overview of the major areas of endocrine pathology using the general approach practiced by diagnostic pathologists. Differential diagnoses based on the gross, and especially the histopathologic, aspects of the lesions are emphasized. Recent developments in the classification of various tumor types are used in the description of endocrine tumors in different organs and tissues.



Thyroid Function Testing, 1st ed. 2010

Thyroid Function Testing
(Endocrine Updates)
Gregory A. Brent
ISBN-10: 1441914846
ISBN-13: 978-1441914842

Thyroid function tests are performed by essentially all medical practitioners across every clinical setting. Significant insights have been gained into thyroid regulation and thyroid hormone metabolism that influence the selection and interpretation of thyroid function tests. The first section of the book presents the recent advances in thyroid physiology and a discussion of genetic influences on thyroid function tests. The population variation in the TSH "set point", now thought to be genetically determined, influences the evaluation of thyroid function and thyroid function "targets" for treatment of thyroid disease. The basics of thyroid function measurements, approaches, limitations, and clinical applications will be described for the major categories of thyroid function tests. Application of thyroid function testing to the key clinical settings are discussed, including in the management of thyroid diseases. The influences of drugs on thyroid function testing remains a major clinical issue and is covered in a separate chapter and the issue of thyroid function test screening is also discussed. The authors represent leaders in research and thyroid clinical practice as well as representing a variety of outstanding institutions. This volume provides material that is clinically practical and informed by the most recent scientific advances.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Progress in Pathology: Volume 7, 2007

Progress in Pathology: Volume 7
Nigel Kirkham and Neil A. Shepherd
ISBN-10: 0521694590
ISBN-13: 978-0521694599

Progress in Pathology reviews many aspects of pathology, describing issues of everyday diagnostic relevance and the mechanisms underlying some of these processes. Each volume in the series reviews a wide range of topics and recent advances in pathology of relevance to daily practice, keeping consultants, trainees, laboratory staff and researchers abreast of developments as well as providing candidates for the MRCPath and other examinations with answers to some of the questions they will encounter. Highly illustrated in full colour, topics covered in this volume include: Immunohistochemistry as a diagnostic aid in gynaecological pathology, Drug induced liver injury, Childhood lymphoma, Immune responses to tumours, Post-mortem imaging, Understanding the Human Tissue Act 2004 and much more. Volume 7 of Progress in Pathology will be an essential addition to the shelves and laboratory benches of every practising pathologist.



An illustrated guide to Skin Lymphoma, 2nd ed. 2004


An illustrated guide to Skin Lymphoma, 2nd ed. 2004
Lorenzo Cerroni, Kevin Gatter, Helmut Kerl
ISBN-10: 1405113766
ISBN-13: 978-1405113762

An Illustrated Guide to Skin Lymphoma is a beautiful full–colour illustrated text and atlas that combines pathology with clinical features and treatment. This second edition includes the latest classification systems for cutaneous lymphomas as well as brand new chapters and an expanded section on treatment.



Review of Medical Microbiology, 1st ed. 2005

Review of Medical Microbiology
Patrick R. Murray and Ken Rosenthal
ISBN-10: 0323033253
ISBN-13: 978-0323033251

The perfect tool for course review and exam preparation! This brand-new resource is a companion to Dr. Murray’s best-selling Medical Microbiology, 5th Edition. It features more than 550 USMLE-style questions, with answers and rationales that examine bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology. Like its parent text, this review guide focuses on how microbes cause disease in humans and emphasizes facts vital to clinical practice. Readers will find the latest knowledge and advances in the field … page references to the 5th Edition … and full-color illustrations.
* Makes an excellent study tool for the microbiology portion of the USMLE Step 1 exam.
* Presents questions in the USMLE style to familiarize readers with the exam format.
* Includes correct answers for every questions, plus rationales that explain why those answers are correct.
* Features page references to the main text for each answer, making more information easy to find.
* Integrates 70 color illustrations that demonstrate complex concepts and the appearance of disease.
* Considers etiology, epidemiology, host defenses, identification, diagnosis, prevention, and control for a broad range of pathogens.


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Thursday, April 5, 2012

An Atlas Of Investigation and Management: Lymphoid Malignancies, 1st ed, 2007

An Atlas Of Investigation and Management: Lymphoid Malignancies, 1st ed
Estella Matutes, Barbara J Bain, Andrew Wotherspoon,
ISBN-13 978 1 904392 67 5
ISBN-10 1 904392 67 9

The first of a two-volume visual presentation of most haematological malignancies, compiled by leading experts in the UK. Each malignancy is presented based on molecular and cellular changes, including histochemistry, cytochemistry and relevant radiographs. Pertinent clinical information relating to clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, prognostic indicators and up-to-date methods of treatment are concisely outlined, using numerous graphics and citing key references in the field.



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Molecular Diagnostics in Dermatology and Dermatopathology, 1st ed. 2011

Molecular Diagnostics in Dermatology and Dermatopathology
(Current Clinical Pathology)
Michael J. Murphy
ISBN-10: 1607611708
ISBN-13: 978-1607611707

"Molecular Diagnostics in Dermatology and Dermatopathology" presents the basics of molecular biology and molecular diagnostic methods most commonly used in the clinical laboratory, with an emphasis on the concepts and testing most relevant to dermatological diseases. Topics include the integration of newer diagnostic and prognostic techniques with 'traditional' histologic approaches, and discussions of regulatory, ethical, legal, economic issues and 'newer' technologies. This important diagnostic tool outlines the clinically relevant uses (i.e.; diagnostic, staging and/or prognostic) applications of these techniques in the field of dermatology. Molecular studies that investigate the pathogenesis of skin diseases will be excluded, unless they also have a direct diagnostic utility. The book will be of interest to practicing pathologists, dermatology and pathology residents, dermatologists, and dermatopathologists.



Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Forensic Pathology Principles and Practice, 1st ed. 2005


Forensic Pathology Principles and Practice, 2005
David Dolinak, Evan Matshes, and Emma O. Lew
ISBN-10: 0122199510
ISBN-13: 978-0122199516

Forensic Pathology: Principles and Practice is an extensively illustrated reference book that contains more than 1800 color photographs accompanied by well-considered text that thoroughly explains representative topics, and also provides abundant, up-to-date references for further reading. This well-written volume uses a case-oriented format to address, explain and guide the reader through the varied topics encountered by forensic pathologists. It will benefit not only the experienced forensic pathologist, but also the hospital pathologist who occasionally performs medicolegal autopsies. Doctors in training and those law enforcement officials investigating the broad spectrum of sudden, unexpected and violent deaths that may fall within the jurisdiction of medicolegal death investigators will also find this an invaluable resource.

* Large, colorful photographs which beautifully illustrate the concepts outlined in the text.
* Sample descriptions of pathological lesions which serve to aid pathologists in reporting their findings to law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and others involved in investigations of sudden death.
* 'Do and Don't' sections at the end of each chapter which provide guidance for handling the types of cases examined within preceding sections.




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