Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine, 7th ed. 2007


Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine 2007
Robert L. Nussbaum
ISBN-10: 1416030808
ISBN-13: 978-1416030805



Through six editions, Thompson & Thompson's Genetics in Medicine has been a well-established favorite textbook on this fascinating and rapidly evolving field, integrating the classic principles of human genetics with modern molecular genetics to help you understand a wide range of genetic disorders. The 7th edition incorporates the latest advances in molecular diagnostics, the Human Genome Project, and much more. More than 240 dynamic illustrations and high-quality photos help you grasp complex concepts more easily. In addition to the book, you will also receive STUDENT CONSULT, enabling you to access the complete contents of the book online, anywhere you go!

  • Acquire the state-of-the-art knowledge you need on the latest advances in molecular diagnostics, the Human Genome Project, pharmacogenetics, and bio-informatics.
  • Better understand the relationship between basic genetics and clinical medicine with a variety of clinical case studies.
  • Recognize a wide range of genetic disorders with visual guidance from more than 240 dynamic illustrations and high-quality photos.
  • Access the complete contents of the book online, fully searchable with STUDENT CONSULT. You'll find "Integration Links" to bonus content in other STUDENT CONSULT titles · content clipping for handheld devices · an interactive community center with a wealth of additional resources · quarterly updates on the material · USMLE questions · and much more!





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Friday, December 28, 2012

Russell, Hugo & Ayliffe's Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation & Sterilization, 4th ed. 2004





Russell, Hugo & Ayliffe's Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation & Sterilization
Adam Fraise, P. A. Lambert, and Jean-Yves Maillard
ISBN-10: 1405101997
ISBN-13: 978-1405101998







Covers the many methods of the elimination or prevention of microbial growth. Provides an historical overview, descriptions of the types of antimicrobial agents, factors affecting efficacy, evaluation methods, and types of resistance. Features sterilization methods, and more.



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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bacteria: The Benign, the Bad, and the Beautiful, 2012


Bacteria: The Benign, the Bad, and the Beautiful 
 Trudy M. Wassenaar 
ISBN-10: 1118107667 
ISBN-13: 978-1118107669 




 When most people hear the word "bacteria" they think of food poisoning; infections; and acute, debilitating, or fatal diseases. Yet, while E. coli, strep, and other bacterial pathogens certainly cause their share of misery in the world, they are only a tiny portion of a vast universe of microorganisms—the most basic of life forms. Without them, nothing else could live or grow on Planet Earth. Bacteria: The Benign, the Bad, and the Beautiful introduces you to this diverse, microscopic world and explains the fundamental microbiological concepts you need to explore the life and behavior of bacteria. Even if you have no previous background in the subject, the book's clear, jargon-free language tells you what you need to know about: 
  •  The origins and evolution of bacteria 
  •  Some of the fundamental ways in which bacteria have shaped the world 
  •  Bacteria commonly found in the healthy human body 
  • Antibiotics and the growing problem of resistance 
  • Marine microbiology, bacterial toxins, and enzymes 
  •  Bacterial genetics and genomics 
  •  Bacteria that survive in extreme environments, such as boiling water 
  •  And much more 



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The Molecular Pathology of Autoimmune Diseases, 2nd ed. 2002

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The Molecular Pathology of Autoimmune Diseases,
Argyrios N. Theofilopoulos, Constantin A. Bona
e-ISBN 0-203-34346-8
ISBN 90-5702-645-7






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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Myelodysplastic Syndromes, 1st ed. 2006


Myelodysplastic Syndromes
(Hematologic Malignancies)
H. J. Deeg, D.T. Bowen, S.D. Gore, and Torsten Haferlach
ISBN-10: 3540261885
ISBN-13: 978-3540261889




This book provides guidance to the diagnosis, an understanding of disease mechanisms, and a discussion of treatment strategies of MDS.


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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Fundamentals of Inflammation, 2010





Fundamentals of Inflammation
Serhan Charles N., Ward Peter A., Gilroy Derek W., and Ayoub Samir S.
ISBN-10: 0521887291
ISBN-13: 978-0521887298





The acute inflammatory response is the body's first system of alarm signals that are directed toward containment and elimination of microbial invaders. Uncontrolled inflammation has emerged as a pathophysiologic basis for many widely occurring diseases in the general population that were not initially known to be linked to the inflammatory response, including cardiovascular disease, asthma, arthritis, and cancer. To better manage treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of these wide-ranging diseases, multidisciplinary research efforts are underway in both academic and industry settings. The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction to the cell types, chemical mediators, and general mechanisms of the host's first response to invasion. World-class experts from institutions around the world have written chapters for this introductory text. The text is presented as an introductory springboard for graduate students, postdoctoral Fellows, medical scientists, and researchers from other disciplines who wish to gain an appreciation and working knowledge of current cellular and molecular mechanisms fundamental to inflammation.




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Monday, December 24, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Oral Pathology, 4th ed. 2005



Oral Pathology (Oxford Medical Publications)
J. V. Soames and J. C. Southam
ISBN-10: 0198527942
ISBN-13: 978-0198527947





Firmly established as the textbook of choice on the subject, Oral Pathology is unique in its comprehensive coverage at a level suitable for both undergraduate dental students and practitioners. Highly illustrated in full color, the new edition continues to provide clear, concise and comprehensive coverage of the clinical and pathological features of a wide range of oral diseases. It discusses their causes and the underlying mechanisms, and describes how changes in the structure and function of oral tissues relate to clinical presentation. Oral Pathology includes numerous full color photographs throughout and key points indicate to the reader the most important aspects of a subject and to assist with revision. The content has been thoroughly updated to cover recent advances in the classification or oral, in diagnosis and management, and in the molecular biology and current hypotheses of pathogenesis.





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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Genes and Common Diseases: Genetics in Modern Medicine, 1st ed. 2007


Genes and Common Diseases: Genetics in Modern Medicine 
Alan Wright and Nicholas Hastie 
ISBN-10: 0521833396 
ISBN-13: 978-0521833394 



 Genes and Common Diseases presents an up-to-date view of the role of genetics in modern medicine, reflecting the strengths and limitations of a genetic perspective. The current shift in emphasis from the study of rare single gene disorders to common diseases brings genetics into every aspect of modern medicine, from infectious diseases to therapeutics. However, it is unclear whether this increasingly genetic focus will prove useful in the face of major environmental influences in many common diseases. The book takes a hard and self-critical look at what can and cannot be achieved using a genetic approach and what is known about genetic and environmental mechanisms in a variety of common diseases. It seeks to clarify the goals of human genetic research by providing state-of-the art insights into known molecular mechanisms underlying common disease processes while at the same time providing a realistic overview of the expected genetic and physiological complexity.


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Monday, December 17, 2012

Applications of HPLC in Biochemistry


Applications of HPLC in Biochemistry 
(Laboratory Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Vol. 17) (v. 17) 
A. Fallon, R. F. G. Booth and L. D. Bell 
ISBN-10: 0444808639 
ISBN-13: 978-0444808639 




 This book is intended to familiarize biochemists with HPLC. Theoretical aspects of each mode of chromatography are discussed in chapters 1-9, providing an understanding of the various modes of chromatography which are now possible using commercially available columns, from reversed phase to affinity. Practical aspects and instrumentation are covered in chapter 10. The bulk of the book, which follows, presents examples and applications of each mode of chromatography in current biochemical practice.



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Chemical Principles, 6th ed. 2009


Chemical Principles 
 Steven S. Zumdahl 
ISBN-10: 1111425868 
ISBN-13: 978-1111425869 




 Known for helping students develop the qualitative, conceptual foundation that gets them thinking like chemists, this market-leading text is designed for students with solid mathematical preparation and prior exposure to chemistry. The unique organization of the text supports this qualitative-to-quantitative approach. A strong emphasis on models and everyday applications of chemistry combines with a thoughtful, step-by-step problem solving approach to build conceptual understanding.




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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Color Textbook of Histology, 3rd ed, 2007




Color Textbook of Histology, 3rd ed, 2007
Leslie P. Gartner and James L. Hiatt
ISBN-10: 1416029451
ISBN-13: 978-1416029458





This is a clearly written, well-illustrated book that is easy to read and presents its information in a way that engages the reader fully. The photomicrographs, electron micrographs and diagrams are excellent quality and clearly labelled, providing a great visual accompaniment to the text. The authors have also included sections called 'clinical correlations' that put the factual information into the context of a clinical scenario, providing additional useful information for their readers. The presence of a CD-Rom and access to an educational website is also very valuable. It is clear that this book is focused on making the information accessible and interesting to the reader and the authors have clearly succeeded in this aim.






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Friday, December 14, 2012

Fundamentals of Renal Pathology 2006




Fundamentals of Renal Pathology
Agnes Fogo, Jan A. Bruijn, Arthur H. Cohen, Robert B. Colvin
ISBN-10: 0387311262
ISBN-13: 978-0387311265





Written by a team of 5 well-respected and world renowned renal pathologists, The Fundamentals of Renal Pathology will provide the general pathologist, pathology residents and fellows in training, the renal pathologist, and the nephrologist and nephrology resident, with a compact and up-to-date resource on the basics of renal pathology. Beginning with the basic concepts and methods in renal pathology, the text covers renal anatomy, including gross and miscroscopic appearance and pathogenic mechanisms in renal diseases. With an emphasis on clinical pathological correlation and differential diagnosis, the handbook will provide discussions on such topics as glomerular disease with nephritic and nephritic syndrome presentations, systemic diseases affecting the kidney, vascular diseases affecting the kidney, and much more. Abundantly illustrated with 107 photographs throughout and 84 in color.




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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy, 1st ed. 2004



Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy
(Current Clinical Pathology)
Ann M. Gronowski
ISBN-10: 1588292703
ISBN-13: 978-1588292704





This book sets out to demonstrate all aspects of laboratory work that pertain to pregnancy, providing useful background detail for clinicians. Each chapter is written by an author with a particular interest in the subject and is thorough and well referenced. Offers guidance to using and interpreting laboratory testing in pregnant women. Reviews normal physiological and biochemical changes occuring in pregnancy as evaluates numerous pathological states.



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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Cytologic Detection of Urothelial Lesions, 1st ed. 2006




Cytologic Detection of Urothelial Lesions
(Essentials in Cytopathology)
Dorothy Rosenthal and Stephen S. Raab
ISBN-10: 0387239456
ISBN-13: 978-0387239453






The Essentials in Cytopathology series publishes generously illustrated and user-friendly guides with over 100 full color images that illustrate principles and practice in Cytopathology for pathologists and clinicians. Cytologic Detection of Urothelial Lesions by Dorothy L. Rosenthal, MD and Stephen S. Raab, MD is the second volume in the series. This volume will present a simple approach to dealing with cellular samples from the urinary tract.






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Friday, December 7, 2012

Pathology & Genetics: Tumours of Endocrine Organs, 1st ed. 2004


Pathology and Genetics: Tumours of Endocrine Organs 
ISBN-10: 9283224167 
ISBN-13: 978-9283224167 



 This volume covers tumors of the pituary, the thyroid and parathyroid, the adrenal gland, the endocrine pancreas, and inherited tumor syndromes. Each entity is extensively discussed with information on clinicopathological, epidemiological, immunophenotypic and genetic aspects of these diseases. The book is an authoritative, concise reference, prepared by 150 authors from 20 countries. It contains more than 500 color photographs, numerous, MRIs, ultrasound images, CT scans, charts and more than 2900 references. This book is in the series commonly referred to as the "Blue Book" series. Pathology and Genetics of Tumors of Endocrine Organs.







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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Salivary Gland Cytopathology, 1st ed. 2010




Salivary Gland Cytopathology
(Essentials in Cytopathology)
William C. Faquin, Celeste Powers, and M.K. Sidaway
ISBN-10: 0387766227
ISBN-13: 978-0387766225







Salivary gland cytopathology is one of the most challenging areas of diagnostic cytology. Salivary Gland Cytopathology will use a simplified algorithmic approach based upon differential diagnostic groups to cover practical aspects of diagnosing common as well as challenging salivary gland lesions. This volume published in the “Essentials in Cytopathology” book series will fulfill the need for an easy-to-use and authoritative synopsis of site specific topics in cytopathology. These guide books fit into the lab coat pocket, ideal for portability and quick reference. Each volume is heavily illustrated with a full color art program, while the text follows a user-friendly outline format.




Biopsy Interpretation of the Liver, 2nd ed. 2009



Biopsy Interpretation of the Liver, 2nd ed. 2009
(Biopsy Interpretation Series)
Stephen A. Geller and Lydia M. Petrovic
ISBN-10: 0781774683
ISBN-13: 978-0781774680






Biopsy Interpretation of the Liver is a practical source of information to understand the diseases of the liver, with particular emphasis on the histopathology of those diseases. The book offers clear guidelines for the pathologist to recognize and diagnose a full spectrum of liver disorders. It progresses from the basics—including technical considerations, liver anatomy, and examination methods—then provides essential guidelines for recognizing and assessing specific hepatic conditions. In the completely updated Second Edition, the authors updated the content on transplantation pathology and provided new chapters on immunopathology and molecular pathology of liver diseases.



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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Essentials of Abdominal Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology, 2008


Essentials of Abdominal Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology
Gia-Khanh Nguyen



The monograph “Essentials of Abdominal Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology” is written for practicing pathologists in community hospitals, residents in pathology and cytotechnologists who are interested in acquiring a basic knowledge on fine needle aspiration cytology of abdominal tumors/lesions. Commonly encountered tumors and uncommon lesions with characteristic cytologic manifestations are presented. Diagnostic criteria are presented and value and limitations of immunocytochemistry in tumor typing and differential diagnosis are stressed. For almost all lesions histopathologic images are included for cytohistologic correlation. Important references are listed in alphabetic order at the end of each chapter for further consultation.







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Monday, December 3, 2012

Histology Image Review, 1st ed. 2000




Histology Image Review
Frank J. Wilson, Matthew G. Kestenbaum, Jean A. Gibney, Shannon Matta
ISBN-10: 0838537480
ISBN-13: 978-0838537480




Guides users through 20 chapters of histology, including basic histological tissues and the organ systems. It includes 1400 light microscope and electron images arranged from lowest to highest magnification. Each chapter has 15-20 image-based questions and answers with explanations.




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Practical Urologic Cytopathology, 2002

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PRACTICAL UROLOGIC CYTOPATHOLOGY
by Ricardo H. Bardales.
ISBN 0195134958



This book is divided in 10 chapters organized in a conventional sequence. After a brief historical review in Chapter 1, the next four chapters describe normal, inflammatory, and infectious processes that affect the urinary tract. Chapters 6 and 7 review the literature in detail and provide practical guidelines for the cytologic interpretation of primary and secondary neoplasms of the urinary tract. The value of urine cytology is analyzed in Chapter 8. The closing chapters review the use and value of special methods applied to urine cytology specimens and the fine needle aspiration of urothelial neoplasms. This book is extensively illustrated with approximately 300 color photomicrographs.
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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Handbook of Renal Biopsy Pathology, 2nd ed. 2008

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Handbook of Renal Biopsy Pathology, 2nd ed. 2008
Alec J. Howie
ISBN-10: 0387746048
ISBN-13: 978-0387746043




This handbook shows how a diagnosis can be reached on a renal biopsy specimen and what information taken from a specimen is clinically significant and helpful. It shows how the diagnosis can be made starting from simple information, the clinical indication for biopsy, followed by interpretation of changes seen in the specimen. The emphasis is on common conditions and on the rule that diseases give characteristic clinical features. Essential information needed for an understanding of renal disorders is given simply and concisely. This includes accounts of the clinical presentation of renal disorders, their causes and pathogenesis, and their likely outcome. Other features include practical tips on the differentiation between possible diagnoses and information about eponyms.




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