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Diagnostic Pathology: Infectious Diseases

Diagnostic Pathology: Infectious Diseases takes a comprehensive look at infectious diseases, their anatomic manifestations, and how to ensure a complete and accurate sign out at the microscope. A user-friendly chapter landscape and thousands of high-quality images combine to make this medical reference book a key companion for the general surgical pathologist or resident in training. Comprehensive discussions on how to sign out cases. Formatted into sections by organism type (Virus, Bacteria, Fungi, and Parasite), and further divided by those that can be diagnosed on histological appearance. Species-specific pathologies for finding "zebra" cases.Essential information is listed in a bulleted format with numerous high-quality images to facilitate learning."Key Facts" highlight the quick criteria needed for diagnosis or adequacy evaluation at the time of a procedure.Features clear pictures of diagnostic forms, ancillary diagnostic tools, including microbiology and molecular diagnostics, pathological reaction patterns expected for given organisms, and important common and uncommon pathogens.Explains when and when not to use molecular diagnostics, and discusses histological limitations and how to address them at sign out.  
books.google.co.uk
about 5 years ago
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Drones Shown Effective for Delivery of Patient Pathology Samples |

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial systems, will change the face of many industries and may in many ways affect how our society functions. They can give  
medgadget.com
about 5 years ago
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Occupational medicine at a turning point - Occupational and Environmental Medicine

With the successful control of many of the most serious occupational hazards to health, the focus of occupational medicine in developed countries has shifted to other work related disorders that are rarely fatal but cause substantial disability. This paper hypothesises that many of these disorders do not arise from detectable organic pathology, but rather are a psychologically mediated response to triggering exposures that is conditioned by individual characteristics and cultural circumstances. If correct, this has important implications for the way in which such illness should be managed and prevented. Proposals are made for ways in which the hypothesis could be tested.  
oem.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Macroscopic & Microscopic Urinalysis

Page contains images and text for pathology education  
library.med.utah.edu
about 5 years ago
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Apoptosis Animation

This animation explores Fas signal transduction pathway that induces apoptosis. The animation was published in the journal Science.  
youtube.com
about 5 years ago
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Inflammatory bowel disease: Epidemiology & pathology

Visit us (http://www.khanacademy.org/science/healthcare-and-medicine) for health and medicine content or (http://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat) for MCAT...  
youtube.com
about 5 years ago
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Cerebrospinal fluid

The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is produced from arterial blood by the choroid plexuses of the lateral and fourth ventricles by a combined process of diffusion, pinocytosis and active transfer. A small amount is also produced by ependymal cells. The choroid plexus consists of tufts of capillaries with thin fenestrated endothelial cells. These are covered by modified ependymal cells with bulbous microvilli. The total volume of CSF in the adult ranges from140 to 270 ml. The volume of the ventricles is about 25 ml. CSF is produced at a rate of 0.2 - 0.7 ml per minute or 600-700 ml per day. The circulation of CSF is aided by the pulsations of the choroid plexus and by the motion of the cilia of ependymal cells. CSF is absorbed across the arachnoid villi into the venous circulation and a significant amount probably also drains into lymphatic vessels around the cranial cavity and spinal canal. The arachnoid villi act as one-way valves between the subarachnoid space and the dural sinuses. The rate of absorption correlates with the CSF pressure. CSF acts as a cushion that protects the brain from shocks and supports the venous sinuses (primarily the superior sagittal sinus, opening when CSF pressure exceeds venous pressure). It also plays an important role in the homeostasis and metabolism of the central nervous system.  
neuropathology-web.org
about 5 years ago
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Rapid Molecular Diagnostic Device Spots Pathogenic DNA Within Four Minutes |

Quantitative polymerase chain reaction is a technique used for spotting specific DNA molecules by amplifying samples and performing detection at the same t  
medgadget.com
about 5 years ago
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Methylene Blue to Identify Nerve Pathology and Guide Surgery

The authors describe a promising new technique using preoperative ultrasound-guided methylene blue administration to plan and execute peripheral nerve surgery.  
medscape.com
about 5 years ago
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MGH Develops Molecular Diagnostics Tool on a Smartphone |

By quantifying the number of tumor-marker-targeting microbeads bound to cells (lower images), the D3 system categorizes high- and low-risk cervical biopsy  
medgadget.com
about 5 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 171

The following x-rays are from a 30 year old with sudden onset of severe abdominal pain. What two abnormalities can be observed? One is acute and the other, an incidental pathology.  
emergucate.com
about 5 years ago
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Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't

Evidence based medicine, whose philosophical origins extend back to mid-19th century Paris and earlier, remains a hot topic for clinicians, public health practitioners, purchasers, planners, and the public. There are now frequent workshops in how to practice and teach it (one sponsored by the BMJ will be held in London on 24 April); undergraduate1 and postgraduate2 training programmes are incorporating it3 (or pondering how to do so); British centres for evidence based practice have been established or planned in adult medicine, child health, surgery, pathology, pharmacotherapy, nursing, general practice, and dentistry; the Cochrane Collaboration and Britain's Centre for Review and Dissemination in York are providing systematic reviews of the effects of health care; new evidence based practice journals are being launched; and it has become a common topic in the lay media. But enthusiasm has been mixed with some negative reaction.4 5 6 Criticism has ranged from evidence based medicine being old hat to it being a dangerous innovation, perpetrated by the arrogant to serve cost cutters and suppress clinical freedom. As evidence based medicine continues to evolve and adapt, now is a useful time to refine the discussion of what it is and what it is not.  
bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Useful Learning Resources

A brief list (not exhaustive) of some online learning resources that I have found to be accurate, reliable, and effective in conveying difficult concepts in a way that is easier to grasp. I am sure you will have come across some of these before. Hope this helps!  
Khalid Khan
about 5 years ago
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Interpretation of the Urinalysis (Part 3) - Microscopy and Summary

The final part of a short series on urinalysis interpretation, including microscopy of casts and crystals.  
youtube.com
almost 5 years ago
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Concussion Pathologist Played by Will Smith Tells His Story

Bennet Omalu, famous for discovering a new neuropathology, explains that the path that took him to Hollywood started in a coroner's office with the body of Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Bone Marrow Collection Plan Prevents Avoidable Redraws

It's win-win when a pathology department implements a standardized protocol to improve specimen collection and facilitate communication among the healthcare team.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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To Err Is Human, for a Pathologist to Apologize Is Uncommon

Pathology training programs need to do a better job of teaching residents and fellows about the importance of disclosing medical errors to patients, researchers say.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago