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Thoroughly revised with a wide range of new topics, presentations, and a new layout to aid quick reference, the new edition of this bestselling Oxford Handbook serves as an accessible pocket reference for junior surgical trainees, medical students, nursing, paramedical and rehabilitation staff. It covers the assessment and preparation of the patient, anaesthesia and critical care, inflammation, wound healing and infection, and the key components of general surgical practice as well as chapters on other surgical specialties, including plastic, paediatric and orthopaedic surgery. There are step by step descriptions of common operative surgical techniques, practical hints and procedures, and information on signs, symptoms and rarities. Emergency presentations are clearly identified for rapid reference and investigations and management plans are set out in a clear and easy to follow way. Surgically relevant anatomy and physiology is provided for each area, quick reference symbols ensure the reader is guided to key facts and there is an increased focus on evidence-based practice throughout. A cut above the rest, this is the essential guide to clinical surgery and the surgical specialities.

Rubin's Pathology is a core textbook for medical students taking pathology. Pathology in medical school is generally taught in one of two ways: (1) as a year long course in the second year of medical school, covering principles and systems, or (2) as a two part course, beginning with fundamental principles in the first year of medical school and concluding with systems pathology in the second year of medical school. This text emphasizes concepts that a medical student needs to know without going into unnecessary detail. It features numerous high-quality images and superb four-color illustrations. A companion website offers valuable additional material to enhance learning and teaching.

Atlas of Hematology discusses a range of haematological disorders and their management. The criteria for diagnosis are listed in tables for ease of use, along with peripheral smear and bone marrow examples, and biopsy samples illustrating normal and abnormal results for both haematological and non-haematological diseases.

Topics covered include Anaemias, Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes, Platelet Disorders, Leukemia, Myelofibrosis and Stem Cell Transplant. Well-illustrated clinical photographs and microphotographs of some more common disorders are included.

The Atlas of Forensic Pathology, For Police, Forensic Scientists, Attorneys and Death Investigators is a Major Reference Work that is specifically is designed for non-pathologists who normally interact with forensic pathologists. Chapters 1 through 6 will provide background information regarding medicine, pathology, forensic pathology, death investigation, cause, manner and mechanism of death, death certification, and anatomy and physiology. The next 3 chapters will deal with general topics within forensic pathology, including the forensic autopsy, postmortem changes and time of death, and body identification. Chapters 10 through 20 will detail the major types of deaths encountered by forensic pathologists, including natural deaths, drug/toxin deaths, blunt force injuries, gunshot wounds, sharp force injuries, asphyxia, drowning, electrocution, temperature-related injuries, burns and fires, and infant/childhood deaths. The final chapter includes brief descriptions dealing with various miscellaneous topics, such as in-custody deaths, homicidal deaths related to underlying natural disease, and artifacts in forensic pathology. This atlas differs from competition in that no atlas currently exists that address material for non-pathologists (detectives, forensic entomologists and pathologists), who normally interact with forensic pathologists. The book will present such images that are or interest to not only forensic pathologists but also of interest to odontology, anthropology, crime scene investigators, fingerprints specialists, DNA specialists and entomologists, etc. The competing atlases present images of interest mostly to medical examiners, forensic pathologists and pathologists and consist mostly of wounds, and trauma with some coverage of diseases. The color photographs will come from the collection of over 50,000 slides in the Adelaide Australia collection and some 100,000 slides from the collection compiled by Dr. Prahlow that includes slides from Cook County, Indianapolis, and North Carolina.

Another new addition, includes 55 clinical scenarios with 1-3 open-ended questions, but weaves basic science concepts in the clinical scenario. Case explanations are broken up into a) summary, b) discrete answer, c) short discussion USMLE-style comprehension questions for each case and a 3-5 page discussion of the basic science concepts, including definitions and pathophysiology. 3-5 USMLE-style review questions follow each case and "KEY POINTS" at the end of each chapter enable students to study before exams

Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis is a manual-style book that links transfusion medicine and hemostasis to laboratory methods and diagnostic tests engaged in routine and specialized coagulation laboratories. The book is divided into two main parts with chapters that are brief and readable.
The first main part of the book is subdivided into blood banking and transfusion medicine. Under blood banking, the chapters cover blood collection, donation process, component manufacturing, donor testing and storage; transfusion-medicine chapters examine the components for transfusion, pre-transfusion immunohematology testing, blood groups, blood products and their modifications, approaches to transfusion therapy in specific clinical settings, and transfusion reactions and complications. In addition, chapters that talk about apheresis, cellular therapy, and tissue banking in the hospital setting are included.
Hemostasis, the second main part of the book, is subdivided into three sections. The first section, clinical coagulation, includes chapters about neonatal thrombocytopenia, inherited platelet function disorders, immune thrombocytopenia, immune-mediated coagulopathies, congenital bleeding disorders, and acquired bleeding disorders. The second section relates to laboratory testing of coagulation, with chapters about laboratory assessments of platelet disorders, von Willebrand disease, coagulation factor disorders, fibrinogen and fibrinolysis, tests for hypercoagulable state and for activation of the coagulation system, and laboratory support for anticoagulation. The third section discusses coagulation factor products.
This book will be valuable for the education of trainees, practitioners, and future leaders in these fields.

Designed in an easy-to-follow outline format with numerous illustrations for added support, this comprehensive preparatory guide offers today's health professionals a balanced review of all clinical laboratory science subjects tested by today's certifying agencies including ASCP, AMT, and NCA. Thoroughly reviews urinalysis, hematology, coagulation, clinical chemistry, immunology/serology, blood banking, bacteriology, microbiology, and educational/management/research. Structures material in an clear, outline format, offering detailed, systematic information on traditional primary as well as secondary CLS subject matter. Presents simple visuals that depict such topics as hematology, parasitology, mycology, and urinalysis and aid readers in identifying basic cell morphologies and organisms. Includes charts, graphs, and line drawings to further enrich understanding, and provides key objectives and review questions for each chapter.For nurses, PTs, OTs, and physician assistants; also provides a thorough review for medical students in clinical pathology.Previously announced in the 6/02 catalog.

This comprehensive book, lavishly illustrated with over 700 colour pictures, addresses the subject of bone in internal medicine. It is based on biopsies of bone and first describes the normal range of physiological findings in iliac crest biopsies in young, middle-aged and elderly individuals.
The book then deals systematically with the osseous disorders most frequently encountered in internal medicine, and some that would be considered in the differential diagnosis. Numerous up-to-date references are included. The clinical applications of biopsies of bone are emphasized as well as their clinical interpretation; sections on histomorphometry and functional aspects of bone cells are also included.
The book will be of particular interest to specialists in internal medicine, endocrinology, nephrology, haematology and oncology, as well as being a bench manual for the practising pathologist.

This compact color atlas is an ideal reference for the identification of medically important bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Over 460 superb full-color photographs and electron micrographs, with concise explanatory text and captions, provide a clear framework for understanding and recognizing the pathogens that infect humans. This 2nd Edition has been updated to include the latest information on molecular diagnostics as well as new and zoonotic pathogens. It is invaluable both as a hands-on clinical reference tool, and as a self-testing resource for exam review.

  • Offers more than 460 excellent, full-color electron micrographs and micrographs depicting microbiological samples.
  • Uses short, clear captions and explanatory text to make important information easy to access in the laboratory setting.
  • Features a convenient pocket size, perfect for benchside consultation or portable review.


  • Reflects the latest advances in our understanding of microbial pathogenesis, such as the discovery of bacterial pathogenicity islands and Type III secretion systems that inject bacterial effectors directly into the host-cell cytoplasm.
  • Describes many new, emerging, and re-emerging infections and pathogens, including SARS.
  • Presents expanded coverage of diagnostic bacteriology to include more automated and molecular diagnostic methods.
  • Includes a new discussion of biofilms and quorum sensing.

Written for the modern medical student and designed to accompany any current gross anatomy textbook, this brand-new pictorial handbook presented by Drs. Vilensky, Weber, Carmichael, and Sarosi lets you quickly identify pathologic correlates of gross anatomy. Abundant side-by-side high-quality radiography, MR, CT, and ultrasound images of normal and pathologic conditions help you quickly develop the skills you need to differentiate between what's normal and what's not. Discussions on the choice of imaging modality for various pathologies will help you select the right imaging procedure in many clinical situations, making this a handy resource in the clinical environment. But best of all, this visual approach to pathologic correlates will help you ace your courses, the USMLE and NBME final exams.



. Features side-by-side radiography, MR, CT, and ultrasound images that illustrate normal and abnormal anatomy, helping you quickly identify conditions while improving your diagnostic skills.


. Covers clinical conditions found in the main core of textbooks and radiologically depicts the clinical correlates that you're exposed to daily, making it the ideal companion resource for any medical gross anatomy course.


. Uses concise, brief text that explains the condition, thus allowing the radiologic images to guide you to the differentiating factors.


. Incorporates discussions of imaging modality choices for a range of pathologies to help you understand how to select imaging procedures for various clinical situations in the clinical environment.


. Offers the visual guidance you need to study for and pass your exams.