Sign of Pathology

  • Full Title : Sign of Pathology
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • ISBN Code : 0271066903
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Much of the political polarization that grips the United States is rooted in the so-called culture wars, and no topic defines this conflict better than the often contentious and sometimes violent debate over abortion rights. In Sign of Pathology, Nathan Stormer reframes our understanding of this conflict by examining the medical literature on abortion from the 1800s to the 1960s. Often framed as an argument over a right to choose versus a right to life, our current understanding of this conflict is as a contest over who has the better position on reproductive biology. Against this view, Sign of Pathology argues that, as it became a medical problem, abortion also became a template, more generally, for struggling with how to live—far exceeding discussions of the merits of providing abortions or how to care for patients. Abortion practices (and all the legal, moral, and ideological entanglements thereof) have rested firmly at the center of debate over many fundamental institutions and concepts—namely, the individual, the family, the state, human rights, and, indeed, the human. Medical rhetoric, then, was decisive in cultivating abortion as a mode of cultural critique, even weaponizing it for discursive conflict on these important subjects, although the goal of the medical practice of abortion has never been to establish this kind of struggle. Stormer argues that the medical discourse of abortion physicians transformed the state of abortion into an indicator that the culture was ill, attacking itself during and through pregnancy in a wrongheaded attempt to cope with reproduction.


Neuroendocrine Tumors: Review of Pathology, Molecular and Therapeutic Advances

By Aejaz Nasir,Domenico Coppola
  • Full Title : Neuroendocrine Tumors: Review of Pathology, Molecular and Therapeutic Advances
  • Author : Aejaz Nasir,Domenico Coppola
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1493934260
  • Pages : 543
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This comprehensive subspecialty reference book on NeuroEndocrine Tumor (NET) pathology brings together the diagnostic and clinical expertise of an outstanding team of practicing neuroendocrine pathologists and oncologists. In addition to in-depth coverage of clinico-pathologic aspects of NETs of the various organ systems, the recent histological grading and staging schemes proposed by the North American and European NeuroEndocrine Tumor Societies (NANETS, ENETS), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), this book also focuses on the recent molecular and therapeutic advances in the field of NET pathology and oncology. Neuroendocrine Tumors: Review of Pathology, Molecular and Therapeutic Advances will be an essential reference book for anatomic pathology (histopathology) residents, fellows, surgical pathologists, researchers, oncologists, surgeons and other medical professionals practicing advanced NET Pathology and Oncology in academia, community, private practice and research settings.


Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease Expert Consult - E-BOOK

By James F. Zachary,M. Donald McGavin
  • Full Title : Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease Expert Consult - E-BOOK
  • Author : James F. Zachary,M. Donald McGavin
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN Code : 0323357970
  • Pages : 1408
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Diagnose and manage diseases using the newest information and research! Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease – Expert Consult, 6th Edition provides complete, illustrated coverage of both general pathology and the pathology of organ systems of domestic animals. Addressing species from dogs and cats to pigs and cattle — and many more — this reference describes the lesions and pathogeneses of diseases, how cells and tissues respond to injury, and the interplay of host defense mechanisms with microbes and injurious agents. Updates include the latest scientific advances and diagnostic information. Written by a team of expert contributors, this book includes an Expert Consult website with access to the complete digital book plus thousands of images and guidelines for sample acquisition and for performing a complete necropsy. Complete coverage of both general pathology and pathology of organ systems is provided in one convenient resource, and includes the latest information available. Over 20 recognized experts deliver the most relevant information for the practitioner, student, or individual preparing for the American College of Veterinary Pathology board examination. UPDATED content on cellular and organ system pathology includes the latest insights into the science of inflammation, healing, and molecular carcinogenesis, as well as expanded coverage of genetics and disease. Over 2,100 full-color illustrations include color schematics, flow charts, and diagrammatic representations of disease processes as well as summary tables and boxes, making it easier to understand difficult concepts. Clear, up-to-date explanations of disease mechanisms describe cell, tissue, and organ response to injury and infection. Easy-to-follow organization for each systemic disease chapter includes a brief review of basic principles related to anatomy, structure, and function, followed by congenital and functional abnormalities and discussions of infectious disease responses, helping you apply principles to veterinary practice. Expert Consult website provides the reader with the complete digital text plus: An image collection; guidelines for performing a complete, systematic necropsy and appropriate sample acquisition for all organ systems; a comprehensive glossary; and an appendix of photographic techniques in veterinary pathology. NEW line drawings and schematic diagrams depict current concepts about pathogeneses and lesions of veterinary diseases. NEW! Essential Concept boxes in each basic pathology chapter break down long and complicated topics, making it easier to understand lesions and pathogeneses in the ‘organ system’ chapters. NEW! Key Readings Index at the beginning of each chapter includes page numbers, making important information easy to locate.


Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains

By Donald J. Ortner
  • Full Title : Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains
  • Author : Donald J. Ortner
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780080525631
  • Pages : 645
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains provides an integrated and comprehensive treatment of pathological conditions that affect the human skeleton. There is much that ancient skeletal remains can reveal to the modern orthopaedist, pathologist, forensic anthropologist, and radiologist about the skeletal manifestations of diseases that are rarely encountered in modern medical practice. Beautifully illustrated with over 1,100 photographs and drawings, this book provides essential text and materials on bone pathology, which will improve the diagnostic ability of those interested in human dry bone pathology. It also provides time depth to our understanding of the effect of disease on past human populations. Key Features *Comprehensive review of skeletal diseases encountered in archeological human remains * More than 1100 photographs and line drawings illustrating skeletal disease including both microscopic and gross features * Based on extensive research on skeletal paleopathology in many countries for over 35 years * Review of important theoretical issues in interpreting evidence of skeletal disease in archeological human populations


Diagnostic Pathology of Infectious Disease E-Book

By Richard L. Kradin
  • Full Title : Diagnostic Pathology of Infectious Disease E-Book
  • Author : Richard L. Kradin
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN Code : 0323508677
  • Pages : 672
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Comprehensive and up to date, the Second Edition of Diagnostic Pathology: Infectious Disease, by Dr. Richard Kradin, is an invaluable tool for the accurate diagnosis of any infectious disease―from the common to the most challenging. The organ-based format makes it an especially useful tool for surgical pathologists’ daily diagnostic and management issues. High-quality, full-color illustrations and differential diagnosis tables accompany each lesion, clearly depicting how to recognize the morphology of organisms and the spectrum of histological responses that they may cause. Addresses the most difficult diagnostic issues that practicing or trainee surgical pathologists face when handling infectious disease tissue specimens. Highlights morphological characteristics and landmarks of tissue samples for easy access to information necessary for signing out a specimen. Emphasizes the host responses critical in differential diagnosis to serve as a second opinion when non-infectious diagnoses mimic and confound the diagnosis of infection. Completely revised with the latest diagnostic support and hot topics in the field: A new chapter on novel techniques in microbiology A new chapter on eye infections New coverage of immunohistochemical staining and other molecular diagnostic techniques New discussions of human papillomavirus, a critical tool in predictive cancer screening New information on infections in the immunocompromised host and related special considerations


Pickwell's Binocular Vision Anomalies E-Book

By Bruce J. W. Evans
  • Full Title : Pickwell's Binocular Vision Anomalies E-Book
  • Author : Bruce J. W. Evans
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN Code : 0323733182
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Now in a fully up-to-date 6th Edition, Pickwell's Binocular Vision Anomalies provides a practical introduction to binocular vision, offering comprehensive theory, how-to clinical guidance, and a summary of current research in a single, consolidated volume. Ideally suited for both students and clinicians, this bestselling text serves as an accessible, evidence-based reference when faced with binocular vision or pediatric challenges. Covers routine examinations and testing protocols, including CISS questionnaire, cover test, foveal suppression, fixation disparity, four prism diopter base out test, Lindblom’s method, and double Maddox rod test. Includes numerous video clips of key testing procedures, including new clips on Mallett fixation disparity test and fusional reserve testing, as well as an interactive video quiz to help you test your knowledge. Features sweeping content updates such as the latest information on 3-D displays, therapeutic uses of computer games and virtual reality for vision therapy, computerized testing methodologies, binocular and accommodative mechanisms associated with myopia, updated prescribing criteria, therapeutic use of contact lenses, detection of pathology associated with strabismus, drugs causing diplopia, and the evidence-based treatment of convergence insufficiency syndrome and amblyopia. Contains helpful study features throughout, including Clinical Key Points boxes, step-by-step test routines, typical features of extraocular muscle palsies and syndromes, and Case Study boxes that cover important clinical and legal scenarios, and new boxes that summarize testing procedures for each of the main binocular vision tests.


Color Atlas of Pathology

By Ursus-Nikolaus Riede,Martin Werner
  • Full Title : Color Atlas of Pathology
  • Author : Ursus-Nikolaus Riede,Martin Werner
  • Publisher : Thieme
  • ISBN Code : 3132043818
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This pocket atlas is an excellent reference work that presents pathologic findings in all clinically relevant fields, using high-quality photographs and concise, well-structured explanatory texts. Images include color photos and micrographs. Electron microscopic images are included where necessary. Clear schematic drawings illustrate procedures such as the course of infections, etc. Text boxes on clinical and morphological aspects, on complications, and with easy-to-remember mnemonic summaries are set off in color.


Ortner's Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains

By Jane E. Buikstra
  • Full Title : Ortner's Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains
  • Author : Jane E. Buikstra
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 0128099011
  • Pages : 858
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Ortner's Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains, Third Edition, provides an integrated and comprehensive treatment of the pathological conditions that affect the human skeleton. As ancient skeletal remains can reveal a treasure trove of information to the modern orthopedist, pathologist, forensic anthropologist, and radiologist, this book presents a timely resource. Beautifully illustrated with over 1,100 photographs and drawings, it provides an essential text and material on bone pathology, thus helping improve the diagnostic ability of those interested in human dry bone pathology. Presents a comprehensive review of the skeletal diseases encountered in archaeological human remains Includes more than 1100 photographs and line drawings illustrating skeletal diseases, including both microscopic and gross features Based on extensive research on skeletal paleopathology in many countries Reviews important theoretical issues on how to interpret evidence of skeletal disease in archaeological human populations


Psychological Criminology

By Richard Wortley
  • Full Title : Psychological Criminology
  • Author : Richard Wortley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136652884
  • Pages : 276
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Psychological Criminology addresses the question: what is it about individuals and their experiences that cause them to commit crime and/or to become criminal? This book provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological theories of crime and criminality, exploring theories focusing on factors present at birth (human nature, heredity); theories that focus on factors that influence the offender over the lifespan (learning, development); and theories focusing on factors present at the crime scene. It emphasizes the connections among the different approaches, and demonstrates how, taken together rather than as rival explanations, they provide a more complete picture of crime and criminality than each provides individually. Theories are arranged throughout the book in a temporal sequence, from distal to proximal causes of crime. The analysis spans 100,000 years, from the evolutionary roots of criminal behaviour in the ancestral environments of early humans on the African savana, to the decision to engage in a specific criminal act. Key features of the book include: a focus on theory – ‘explaining’ crime and criminality, an integrative approach, accessible to readers who do not have a background in psychology. Psychological Criminology highlights the contributions that psychological theory can make to the broader field of criminology; it will be of interest to students, academics, researchers and practitioners in both criminology and forensic psychology.


Brain Imaging

By Paul C. Lebby
  • Full Title : Brain Imaging
  • Author : Paul C. Lebby
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199980993
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Brain Imaging: A Guide for Clinicians is designed to provide a foundation of information necessary to those wishing to integrate brain imaging into their practice, or to those that currently review brain scans but have minimal formal training in neuroimaging. The guide covers a range of topics important to those using brain imaging, such as the strengths and weaknesses of the many different techniques currently available, the factors that may influence the use of imaging data, common pitfalls or artifacts that may be misleading to the clinician, the most appropriate techniques to use given a specific clinical question or condition, how to interpret information presented on a brain image, and also how many pathological conditions appear on a variety of brain scanning techniques or sequences. This guide also provides detailed information regarding the identification of primary brain regions, anatomical structures, systems or pathways using both two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging techniques. A brain atlas is included using both CT and MRI sequences to facilitate the reader's ability to identify most primary brain structures. A novel color-coded system is used throughout this guide to assist the reader in identifying slice locations and orientations. Images with green borders are displayed in the axial plane, with the slice location being shown on other orthogonal image planes by a green line. Similarly, images with a red border are displayed in the coronal plane and those with a blue border are displayed using a sagittal plane; red and blue reference lines are displayed on orthogonal slices to identify the slice location. The crosshairs formed by the color-coded reference lines optimize the reader's ability to identify primary anatomical structures or pathological markers and processes. This book is written in a manner to progress from a general description of the clinical use of brain images and the interpretation of brain scans, to more complex chapters involving neuroanatomy and imaging technology. Real life examples of clinical cases are integrated into all chapters of this guide. Brain Imaging: A Guide for Clinicians provides hundreds of images derived from traumatic and non-traumatic pathologies to provide the reader with examples of conditions most often seen in the clinic. PEARL-PERIL sections outline critical information for the clinician, along with many tables and charts designed to provide general information required when interpreting brain images.


Bad Vibrations

By James Kennaway
  • Full Title : Bad Vibrations
  • Author : James Kennaway
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317176472
  • Pages : 226
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Music has been used as a cure for disease since as far back as King David's lyre, but the notion that it might be a serious cause of mental and physical illness was rare until the late eighteenth century. At that time, physicians started to argue that excessive music, or the wrong kind of music, could over-stimulate a vulnerable nervous system, leading to illness, immorality and even death. Since then there have been successive waves of moral panics about supposed epidemics of musical nervousness, caused by everything from Wagner to jazz and rock 'n' roll. It was this medical and critical debate that provided the psychiatric rhetoric of "degenerate music" that was the rationale for the persecution of musicians in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. By the 1950s, the focus of medical anxiety about music shifted to the idea that "musical brainwashing" and "subliminal messages" could strain the nerves and lead to mind control, mental illness and suicide. More recently, the prevalence of sonic weapons and the use of music in torture in the so-called War on Terror have both made the subject of music that is bad for the health worryingly topical. This book outlines and explains the development of this idea of pathological music from the Enlightenment until the present day, providing an original contribution to the history of medicine, music and the body.


Pathology: The Big Picture

By William Kemp,Dennis Burns,Travis Brown
  • Full Title : Pathology: The Big Picture
  • Author : William Kemp,Dennis Burns,Travis Brown
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN Code : 0071593799
  • Pages : 512
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Get the BIG PICTURE of Pathology - and focus on what you really need to know to score high on the course and board exam If you want a streamlined and definitive look at Pathology - one with just the right balance of information to give you the edge at exam time - turn to Pathology: The Big Picture. You'll find a succinct, user-friendly presentation especially designed to make even the most complex concept understandable in the shortest amount of study time possible. This perfect pictorial and textual overview of Pathology delivers: A “Big Picture” emphasis on what you must know verses “what's nice to know” Expert authorship by award-winning, active instructors Coverage of the full range of pathology topics - everything from cellular adaptations and injury to genetic disorders to inflammation to diseases of immunity Magnificent 4-color illustrations Numerous summary tables and figures for quick reference and rapid retention of even the most difficult topic Highlighted key concepts that underscore integral aspects of histology (key concepts are also listed in a table at the end of each chapter) USMLE-type questions, answers, and explanations to help you anticipate what you'll encounter on the exams And much more!


The Brain, the Mind and the Self

By Arnold Goldberg
  • Full Title : The Brain, the Mind and the Self
  • Author : Arnold Goldberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317657977
  • Pages : 164
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Psychoanalysis enjoyed an enormous popularity at one time, but has recently fallen out of favor as new psychiatric medications have dominated the treatment of mental illness and a new interest in the brain and neuroscience begins to dominate the theory as to the cause and cure of mental illness. How do we distinguish between the brain, the mind and the self? In his new book, Arnold Goldberg approaches this question from a psychoanalytic perspective, and examines how recent research findings can shed light on it. He repositions psychoanalysis as an interpretive science that is a different activity to most other sciences that are considered empirical. Giving clear coverage of the various psychoanalytic models of the mind and the self, Goldberg examines how these theories fare against neuroscientific evidence, and what implications these have for psychoanalytic clinical practice. The Brain, the Mind and the Self: A psychoanalytic road map sets up evidence-based, robust psychoanalytic theory and practice that will give psychoanalysts, social workers and practicing psychologists a valuable insight into the future of psychoanalysis. Arnold Goldberg, M.D. was born and raised in Chicago and trained at the University of Illinois, Michael Reese Hospital and the Institute for Psychoanalysis in Chicago. He is recently retired from the Cynthia Oudejans Harris MD chair, and Professor of Psychiatry at Rush Medical Center.


Burmese Supernaturalism

By Melford E. Spiro
  • Full Title : Burmese Supernaturalism
  • Author : Melford E. Spiro
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351530372
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Though the people of Burma, now called Myanmar, are formally Buddhist, their folk religion a type of animism or supernaturalism is so unlike classical Buddhism that it seems contradictory. For years scholars of religion and anthropology have debated the questions: Do these folk beliefs make up a separate religious system? Or is there a subtle merging of supernaturalism and Buddhism, a kind of syncretism? In either case, how exactly does folk religion fit into the overall religious pattern? Melford Spiro's Burmese Supernaturalism has been one of the major works in this debate, both for its position on the "two religions" question and for its arguments concerning the psychological basis of religion. The book begins with an introduction to the study of supernaturalism. The next section of the work covers various types of supernaturalism, including witches, ghost, and demons. Other areas of discussion include supernaturally caused illness and its treatment, the shaman, the exorcist, and the relationship between supernaturalism and Buddhism. In the introduction to this expanded edition Spiro further develops the underlying logic of his argument and evaluates the most recent contributions to the field of the anthropology of religion. Burmese Supernaturalism is an intriguing study and will provide insightful reading for anthropologists, sociologists, theologians, as well as those interested in supernaturalism in Burma (Myanmar) and other cultures.



By Mary A. B. Brazier
  • Full Title : Epilepsy
  • Author : Mary A. B. Brazier
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 1483216608
  • Pages : 404
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Epilepsy: Its Phenomena in Man is a 16-chapter text that covers the wide field of the phenomena of epilepsy in man. This book emerged from the manuscripts presented by the scientific program of an alumni reunion of the Brain Research Institute of the University of California, Los Angeles. The introductory chapters review the role of electricity in the exploration and elucidation of the epileptic seizure, as well as the role of synaptic organization of the cerebral cortex in epilepsy. The succeeding chapters deal with the neuroglial impairment hypothesis, the particular forms of experimental epilepsy in man, and their corresponding surgical treatment. These topics are followed by discussions of the problem of synchronization in the spread of epileptic discharges leading to seizures and the behavioral correlations of generalized spike-wave discharge in the electroencephalogram. Other chapters explore the common anatomy of psychomotor epilepsy and schizophrenia; time of occurrence of seizures; the clinical ictal patterns and electrographic data in partial seizure cases; and the problems of analysis and interpretation of electrocerebral signals in human epilepsy. The concluding chapters consider the developments in direct recordings from epileptogenic regions in the surgical treatment of partial epilepsies. These chapters also examine the golgi survey concerning hippocampal pathology in temporal lobe epilepsy and the structural substrates of seizure foci. This book will prove useful to neuroscientists and the workers in biomedical fields critical for the understanding of epileptogenesis.


Blood Substitutes

By Robert M. Winslow,Kim D. Vandegriff,Marcos Intaglietta
  • Full Title : Blood Substitutes
  • Author : Robert M. Winslow,Kim D. Vandegriff,Marcos Intaglietta
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1461241146
  • Pages : 210
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This book is not a "proceedings" volume. Rather the chapters are essays by experts in the field of blood substitutes, invited by the editors to con tribute to the 1996 "Current Issues in Blood Substitutes Research and Development" course given in San Diego, March 18-21. The contributors were selected because of their expertise in areas deemed by the editors to be critical to the advancement of the field. The course, as in past years, is heavily influenced by feedback from par ticipants, and by research in this and related fields. In addition to the didactic lectures (for which these chapters are the foundation), the course also offers the opportunity for presentation of research reports, progress reports from the various companies currently commercializing products, and round table discussions of selected subjects. Thus, we are grateful to past participants for their helpful comments. Production of a book, especially on a short timeline, is not an easy feat.


Being Christian in Your Medical Practice

By Dr. Jim Halla
  • Full Title : Being Christian in Your Medical Practice
  • Author : Dr. Jim Halla
  • Publisher : Ambassador International
  • ISBN Code : 1620200244
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Being a doctor and going to the doctor are theological issues. A major thesis of the book is that a de-medicalization of physicians is necessary and should be replaced by a Scripto-centric approach to life in the practice of medicine. This call is radical, humanly speaking, but we have a God Who has given much to us as Christian physicians and expects much of us. There is a biblical view of the practice of medicine, and it is the major avenue that patients have for reaching true comfort and help. Each physician must be able to articulate it and the book is written for that purpose. A rightly understood biblical view of medicine is the only way that doctors have for giving genuine hope to hurting people and for the advancement of God s kingdom.


Anxiety and Panic Attacks: Your Questions Answered

By Daniel Zwillenberg PsyD
  • Full Title : Anxiety and Panic Attacks: Your Questions Answered
  • Author : Daniel Zwillenberg PsyD
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN Code : 1440852995
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

A new title in the Q&A Health Guides series, this book tackles readers' questions regarding anxiety and panic attacks, dispelling misconceptions and examining real-world scenarios that highlight important concepts and controversies. • Specifically written as an easy-to-use, one-stop source of accessible information on a topic of interest and relevance to young readers and students—anxiety disorders and panic attacks • Examines controversies and debates regarding anxiety disorders and panic attacks in common culture; identifies causes and risk factors as well as typical symptoms; and considers national, global, historical, and cultural contexts • Includes an annotated directory of relevant organizations, websites, books, and journals that offer additional resources and a glossary that provides definitions of unfamiliar or technical terms