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Diagnostic Bone Marrow Haematopathology / Jon van der Walt; Attilio Orazi; Daniel A. ArberWritten by global experts, this indispensable guide includes over 200 illustrations and essential information in clear tabular formatting, giving hematopathologists rapid access to diagnostic criteria at the microscope. General principles of bone marrow biopsy and aspirate processing are covered, together with the normal and reactive bone marrow, infective, infiltrative and neoplastic diseases. Chapters also guide readers through the use of immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and molecular diagnosis, whilst extensive referencing provides further reading in specialist and rare topics. Whether working as a generalist, specialist, trainee or resident, this in an essential bench guide for hematopathologists at all levels of experience. The print book comes with access to the text and expandable figures online at Cambridge Core, which can be accessed via the code printed on the inside of the cover.
Differential Diagnosis in Cytopathology / Vijaya Reddy (Editor); Ji-Weon Park (Editor); Paolo Gattuso (Editor)This fully updated edition incorporates the newest classification systems, such as the Bethesda System for reporting thyroid cytopathology; the Paris System for reporting urinary cytology, and the Milan System for reporting salivary gland cytopathology. Over 1,000 high-quality color photos illustrate the key diagnostic cytological features described. Succinct bullet points condense vital information, making the text more accessible for busy clinicians. The full spectrum of infection, inflammatory, benign and malignant processes throughout the body are presented in detail, including chapters on cervical, breast, and central nervous system diagnostic criteria. Key information pearls and differential diagnosis indicators give insight from experts in the field. Not limited to light microscopic findings, many other genetic, molecular, and immunologic diagnostic modalities are covered in this essential and comprehensive resource. An online version of the book with expandable figures can be accessed on Cambridge Core, via the code printed on the inside of the cover.
Evidence Based Pathology and Laboratory Medicine / Alberto M. Marchevsky (Editor); Mark Wick (Editor)Focusing on practical, patient related issues, this volume provides the basic concepts of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) as they relate to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and presents various practical applications. It includes EBM concepts for use in the identification of cost-effective panels of immunostains and other laboratory tests and for improvement of diagnostic accuracy based on the identification of selected diagnostic features for particular differential diagnosis. EBM concepts are also put forth for use in Meta-analysis to integrate the results of conflicting literature reports and use of novel analytical tools such as Bayesian belief networks, neural networks, multivariate statistics and decision tree analysis for the development of new diagnostic and prognostic models for the evaluation of patients. This volume will be of great value to pathologists who will benefit from the concepts being promoted by EBM, such as levels of evidence, use of Bayesian statistics to develop diagnostic and other rules and stronger reliance on "hard data" to support therapeutic and diagnostic modalities.
Laposata's Laboratory Medicine Diagnosis of Disease in Clinical Laboratory Third Edition / Michael LaposataThe acclaimed full-color guide to selecting the correct laboratory test and interpreting the results -- covering ALL of clinical pathology A Doody's Core Title for 2021! Laboratory Medicine is the most comprehensive, user-friendly, and well-illustrated guide available for learning how to order the correct laboratory test and understand the clinical significance of the results. The book features an easy-to-follow, consistent presentation for each disease discussed. Chapters begin with a brief description of the disorder followed by a discussion that includes tables detailing the laboratory evaluation of specific disorders, diagnosis, baseline tests to exclude diagnostic possibilities, and clinical indications that warrant further screening and special testing. With new, increasingly expensive and complicated tests appearing almost daily, Laboratory Medicine, Third Edition is required reading for medical students, clinical laboratory scientists, and healthcare professionals who want to keep abreast of the latest testing procedures and maximize accuracy and patient safety. Features: 48 clinical laboratory methods presented in easy-to-understand illustrations that include information on the expense and complexity of the assays More than 200 tables and full-color algorithms that encapsulate important information and facilitate understanding Full-color blood-smear micrographs that demonstrate common abnormal morphologies of red blood cells Valuable learning aids in each chapter, including learning objectives, chapter outlines, and a general introduction -- and new to this edition: chapter-ending self-assessment Q&A Logical systems-based organization that complements most textbooks Extensive table of Clinical Laboratory Reference Values that show the conversions between U.S. and SI units for each value
Pearls and Pitfalls in Head and Neck Pathology / Alessandro Franchi (Editor)Avoid unnecessary diagnostic markers, and pathology pitfalls with this practical approach to head and neck surgical pathology. Written by experts in the field, this book features practical algorithms and ninety illustrative cases, guiding the reader through neoplastic and non-neoplastic head and neck pathology, with ease. With additional access to the full online version, including expandable images on Cambridge Core, achieve accuracy every time. Master practical challenges of efficiently diagnosing diseases in lesions of the nasopharynx, sinonasal tract, salivary glands, oral cavity lesions and soft tissues of the neck. Confidently provide all aspects of care, in tackling new entities in the field, through to reviewing appropriate ancillary studies. Discover a clinical history, histopathology, differential diagnosis and teaching points with each case, alongside working with state-of-the-art immunohistochemistry and molecular technologies. Equipping the reader to make successful diagnoses, maximise surgery time, and avoid common errors, this invaluable guide supports busy practitioners worldwide.
Perinatal Neuropathology / Mirna Lechpammer; Marc Del Bigio; Rebecca FolkerthThere is an increasing demand for high-standard fetal and infant neuropathology examinations. Novel imaging techniques, development of new diagnostic methods and advances in genetics have stimulated the interest in gaining additional knowledge on developmental, perinatal and neonatal neuropathology. Approaching the subject from a practical standpoint, diagnostic templates for reports are provided in this essential guide to aid clinicians with different areas of expertise. Each chapter will includes numerous high-quality images, accompanied by explanatory legends from the authors' own experiences. Covering autopsy and tissue processing techniques, the authors discuss a range of disorders such as neural tube defects, brain tumours, storage disorders and many others. This book provides access to an online version on Cambridge Core, which can be accessed via the code printed on the inside of the cover. Compiling the latest advances in fetal and infant diagnostics and care, this book is a highly valuable educational resource.