Description : Clinically accessible information for pathologists on histology, differential diagnosis, and clinical overview is presented. Topics in this subject on Cardiovascular Pathology include: Examination of the Explanted/Autopsy Heart; Native Valves; Prosthetic Valves; Cardiac Transplant Biopsies; Diagnostic (Native Heart) Biopsies; Aorta; Temporal Arteritis/Vasculitis/Vascular Lesions; Cardiac Tumors; and Cardiac Devices. Each article presents Key Considerations; Pitfalls of working with the particular entity; Differential Diagnosis summaries; Gross and histologic features with clinicopathologic correlates; Complications; Technical considerations; Post transplant biopsy findings where relevant; and Communicating results.
Description : Bone Tumor Radiology 101 for Pathologists; Update on Arthritis; Periprosthetic Infections; Bone Cytology: A Realistic Approach for Clinical Utilization; Benign Bone-Forming Tumors; Osteocarcoma Differential Diagnosis Considerations; Osteocarcoma Differential Diagnosis Considerations; Well-differentiated Cartilage Tumors; Chondrosarcoma Variants; Giant Cell Tumor: Overview and Update; Fibro-osseous Lesions; Rounc Cell Tumors; Vacular Tumors; Pseudotumors and Reactive Lesions; Practical Work-up of Metastatic Carcinoma; Update on Treatment of Bone Tumors
Description : Obstetricical care and the growing number of pregnancies in older women or medically challenged women creates an expanding need for placental pathology that can provide information on neonatal care, risk assessment, and infant and mother outcomes. In the Surgical Pathology Clinics, Essential Gross Examination of the Placenta is presented with an abundance of images along with clear steps in the examination. Also presented are Placenta Accreta and Percreta; Ascending Infection – Acute Chorioamnionitis; Maternal Floor Infarction and Massive Perivillous Fibrin Deposition. Additionally, Umbilical Cord Pathology, Monozygotic Twinning, and Fetal Thrombotic Vasculopathy, Neonatal Stroke and other sequelae are discussed. Each of the topics presents abundant clinical photos and histology slides supporting diagnosis. Editor Rebecca Baergen, whose specialty areas are fetal pathology, placental pathology, gynecology and perinatal pathology, leads a group of authors who are experts in placental pathology, including her mentor and one of the pioneers in placental and perinatal pathology, Dr. Kurt Benirschke.
Description : Clinically accessible information for pathologists on the fast moving field of molecular pathology and oncology, addressing molecular and genetic approaches to the diagnosis and classification of tumors, predictive biomarkers for treatment response and disease progression. Recurrent in this series, summaries are provided of Key Features of tumor, Key molecular prognostic markers and therapeutic markers, Tumor suppressor genes, and Oncogenes. Topics include molecular pathology of: Breast, Gastrointestinal, Head and Neck, Genitourinary, Gynecologic, Hematopathology, Lung, Neuropathology, Pancreas/Biliary, and Sarcome.
Description : For the surgical pathologist, this coverage of Liver Pathology presents practical information with ample discussion of differential diagnosis and use of special studies, where relevant, to engage pathologists in what you can do daily in practice. Topics include: Steatohepatitis: Histopathologic diagnosis; Regression and subclassification of cirrhosis; Autoimmune hepatitis and overlap syndrome; Liver transplant pathology: challenging diagnostic situations; Hepatocellular adenoma; Immunohistochemistry for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma; Histologic subtypes of hepatocellular carcinoma: diagnostics and clinical significance; Pediatric cholestatic disorders. Sanjay Kakar and Dhanpat Jain bring their expertise in liver pathology and lead a group of authors whose focus is on liver and GI pathology. The surgical pathologist has at hand in this issue the essential and most current aspects of liver pathology required for daily practice.
Description : Carcinoma of the lung is one of the most prevalent and aggressive types of cancer, and rates of lung cancer are on the rise. This issue gives a comprehensive review of the most recent advances in Lung Cancer. Epidemiology, etiology, and prevention of lung cancer is first discussed, followed by articles on pre-invasive evaluation and management, screening, pathology and molecular biology. There is an article on the approach to the ground glass nodule. Of great importance is the revised staging classification of Lung Cancer, which is discussed here in detail. Articles on PET imaging, interventional pulmonary, and functional evaluation before Lung Resection are also included. The issue then focuses on advances in treatment for early stage lung cancer, high risk patients with early stage lung cancer, advances in the treatment of Advanced Stage Lung Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer, and gene therapy for lung neoplasms.
Description : No other textbook provides coverage of the essential concepts of disease processes and disorders with the specific needs of the physical therapy assistant in mind. Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides coverage of disease processes and systemic disorders as well as guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for physical therapy interventions. Catherine Goodman, Kenda Fuller, and Robbie O’Shea share their expertise in a consistent, well-organized approach that defines each disorder, describes the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention, and rounds out the discussion with relevant case study examples based on established practice patterns. Chapters follow a consistent organization, first defining a disorder and then describing the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention. Full-color art throughout clearly depicts pathologies and interventions. Case studies provide examples of physical therapy applications to help you connect theory and practice and build strong clinical reasoning skills. Special boxes highlight Clinical Signs, Interventions, and Case Studies to alert you to important information within the text. Terminology and language from the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice is used throughout to familiarize you with standardized terminology used in practice. A companion Evolve website provides additional online learning activities including online chapters, references linked to Medline, case studies, and self-test questions.