Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. While her husband and their toddler held down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation—performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, counseling grieving relatives. Working Stiff chronicles Judy’s two years of training, taking readers behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the Big Apple, including a firsthand account of the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack, and the disastrous crash of American Airlines Flight 587.
An unvarnished portrait of the daily life of medical examiners—complete with grisly anecdotes, chilling crime scenes, and a welcome dose of gallows humor—Working Stiff offers a glimpse into the daily life of one of America’s most arduous professions, and the unexpected challenges of shuttling between the domains of the living and the dead. The body never lies—and through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, Dr. Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work on television to reveal the secret story of the real morgue. “Haunting and illuminating...the stories from her average workdays…transfix the reader with their demonstration that medical science can diagnose and console long after the heartbeat stops” (The New York Times).
This book is especially for MBBS students who have taken medicine as their career and also for students preparing for various entrance tests to postgraduate diploma, MD/MS degree courses or Diplomate National Board or other competitive examinations.
It also serves as a foundation course for postgraduate students who have joined the speciality to pursue MS examination before taking to larger treatises on the subject and a quick revision before exam.
New and Thoroughly Updated Chapters
Thyroid Gland and Its Disorders
Surgery of Thyroid
Anatomy and Physiology of Paranasal Sinuses
Tumours of Nasopharynx
Congenital Lesions of Larynx and Stridor
Foreign Bodies of Air and Food Passages
Laser Surgery, Radiofrequency Surgery and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
HIV Infection/AIDS and ENT Manifestations
Salient FeaturesSimple language, concise but comprehensive coverage of the subject, and clear and straightforward writing style with explanatory diagrams, photographs and flowcharts.
Clinically oriented text and problem solving approach.
Mnemonics to recall and reproduce the subject for exam going students.
Nuggets for rapid review will help to solve many MCQs.
A free companion website which provides more information on the subject in the form of case studies, self-assessment exercises, video clips, images, and latest updates on the subject from time to time.
Key Features:Full color, detailed illustrations describe key anatomical landmarks and identify exact injection locationsOnline access to videos narrated by Dr. Kontis that demonstrate multiple injection techniques A unique rating system for each procedure, enabling injectors to perform techniques appropriate to their skill levelEvery commonly performed cosmetic injection procedure is covered, giving readers a comprehensive guide on how to safely and effectively perform injections
This easy-to-use manual gives facial plastic surgeons, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, oculoplastic surgeons and other medical professionals authoritative, concise information on the anatomy, techniques, precautions, complications, and post-treatment care involved in the administration of injections of cosmetic neurotoxins and fillers.
Grasp the connections between basic science and clinical medicine with clinicopathologic correlations throughout.Learn core concepts quickly and efficiently with a highly templated design that highlights pathogenesis and morphology.
Artwork revised and updated for a more modern look and more three-dimensional feel
Targeted Therapy boxes – provides clinical information on appropriate therapy related to the disease under discussion
All photomicrographs and gross photos reviewed and improved to ensure excellent quality
More than 20 million Americans suffer from what is known as enigmatic chronic cough. This book provides insights from Dr. Jamie Koufman’s almost forty years of successfully managing thousands of long-suffering cough patients. Indeed, the typical chronic cough patient who comes to her office has been coughing for more than a decade. This book provides the many who suffer from chronic cough new and potentially life-changing information and the potential to be cured.
Dr. Stoller maintains that the best evidence in medical research is not incorporated into clinical practice unless the medical cartel has the potential to make large amounts of money promoting the results of the research. Stoller takes his provocative argument a step further, maintaining that if specific research conflicts with a powerful entity’s financial interests, the likely result will be an effort to suppress or distort the results. Stoller cites numerous examples, including corporate influence on GMO labeling and public health.
Stoller also explores how “revolving-door-employment” between the Centers for Disease Control and large pharmaceutical companies can affect research results—as well as our health. Written in an accessible style that is thoroughly appropriate for a lay audience, Incurable Me is a must-read for anyone interested in the state of modern medicine.
Efficiently review a wide spectrum of topicswith page references and a parallel organization to both Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease and Robbins Basic Pathology, making additional information easy to locate.
Reinforce your understanding of key contentwith answers and detailed explanations for every question at the end of each chapter.
Enhance your understanding of pathophysiology and integrate pathologywith other medical disciplines by examining correlative laboratory, radiologic, and physical diagnostic data.
Visualize key pathologic concepts and conditionsand test your diagnostic skills with over 1,100 full-color images. Features new questions that reflect today’s hot topics in pathology, keeping you up to date. Includes many new illustrations to enhance visual guidance. Uses a new chapter arrangement to conform to the new Table of Contents in Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th Edition, for easier cross referencing.
This eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and animations, designed to produce a more rounded learning experience.
When someone you love is depressed . . .
. . . you feel lost, afraid, confused.
. . . you long for the person who was.
. . . you don’t recognize who he or she has become.
. . . you feel shut out.
. . . you feel angry and frustrated.
. . . you feel drained.
. . . you are desperate for a way to connect.
. . . you feel guilty and alone.
. . . you will do anything to help.
“What motivates me now is to share with you what I've learned about how to cope when someone you love is depressed. What I have discovered from years of training and from having counseled hundreds of families who have shared their sorrows and their joys is that there are ways you can help someone you love who is depressed. And in that process, you will grow closer.”—from What to Do When Someone You Love is Depressed
Forensic Science Under Siege is the first book to integrate and explain these problematic trends in forensic science. The issues are timely, and are approached from an investigatory, yet scholarly and research-driven, perspective. Leading experts are consulted and interviewed, including directors of highly visible forensic laboratories, as well as medical examiners and coroners who are commandeering the discussions related to these issues. Interviewees include Henry Lee, Richard Saferstein, Cyril Wecht, and many others.
The ultimate consequences of all these pressures, as well as the future of forensic science, has yet to be determined. This book examines these challenges, while also exploring possible solutions (such as the formation of a forensic science consortium to address specific legislative issues). It is a must-read for all forensic scientists.Provides insight on the current state of forensic science, demands, and future direction as provided by leading experts in the fieldConsolidates the current state of standards and best-practices of labs across disciplinesDiscusses a controversial topic that must be addressed for political support and financial funding of forensic science to improve
Thoroughly revised and up-dated edition of the standard reference work in histotechnology that successfully integrates both theory and practice.Provides a single comprehensive resource on the tried and tested investigative techniques as well as coverage of the latest technical developments.
Over 30 international expert contributors all of whom are involved in teaching, research and practice.Provides authoritative guidance on principles and practice of fixation and staining.
Extensive use of summary tables, charts and boxes.Information is well set out and easy to retrieve.
Six useful appendices included (SI units, solution preparation, specimen mounting, solubility). Provides practical information on measurements, preparation solutions that are used in daily laboratory practice.
Color photomicrographs used extensively throughout. Better replicates the actual appearance of the specimen under the microscope.
Brand new co-editors.
New material on immunohistochemical and molecular diagnostic techniques.Enables user to keep abreast of latest advances in the field.
The second edition has important new material on such topics as observed differences between polarized and non-polarized dermoscopy, newly recognized structures and patterns, refined and revised suggestions for pattern analysis, dermoscopy of the hair and nails, and how to integrate dermoscopy into general clinical practice. It also covers dermoscopically equivocal, false negative, and false positive lesions; discusses further indications for dermoscopy beyond skin cancer; and details common checklists of criteria and algorithms used to diagnose skin lesions.
This third edition is thoroughly revised and expanded with new chapters in different fields. Topics covered address automotive, aviation, military and other environments. Field data collection; injury coding/scaling; injury epidemiology; mechanisms of injury; human tolerance to injury; simulations using experimental, complex computational models (finite element modeling) and statistical processes; anthropomorphic test device design, development and validation for crashworthiness applications in topics cited above; and current regulations are covered. Risk functions and injury criteria for various body regions are included. Adult and pediatric populations are addressed. The exhaustive list of references in many areas along with the latest developments is valuable to all those involved or intend to pursue this important topic on human injury biomechanics and prevention.
The expanded edition will interest a variety of scholars and professionals including physicians, biomedical researchers in many disciplines, basic scientists, attorneys and jurists involved in accidental injury cases and governmental bodies. It is hoped that this book will foster multidisciplinary collaborations by medical and engineering researchers and academicians and practicing physicians for injury assessment and prevention and stimulate more applied research, education and training in the field of accidental-injury causation and prevention.
Bulleted summary boxesprovide quick access to key information and easy review of key concepts.
Highlights pathogenesis, morphology, and pathophysiologic content throughout. Includes increased and updated clinical topics.
New artwork and more schematic diagrams summarize key pathologic processes.
Helps you answer questions such as: What questions do I need to ask in the history? What findings am I looking for on physical exam? What is the differential diagnosis? What are the critical findings on radiology and pathology studies? What are the treatment options? How do I perform this? and more, giving you a wealth of knowledge that can be accessed and used in any clinical or exam scenario.
Includes practical sections on how to achieve success on the oral exam, as well as the most important pathology and radiology slides for in-service and board examinations.
Features hard-to-find review coverage of sleep medicine, allergy, and dental/oral surgery.
Ideal for reviewbefore clinical rounds with the attending surgeon, a complex surgical case, a mock oral board examination, or the American Board of Otolaryngology examinations.
Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices.
This much praised and widely used reference manual on has been extensively revised and expanded to cover the entire field of anatomic pathology. The Third Edition features the incorporation of full-color images in the text with updates of new diagnostic and prognostic information. New classifications and numerous new entities and histologic variants are fully explored. Useful immunostaining biomarkers and emerging molecular targets and relevant molecular findings that have emerged from recent genomic studies are incorporated in each chapter.
Written by internationally recognized authorities, the comprehensive, evidence-based practice information is presented in an outline format that is clear and easy to follow. Up-to-date and richly detailed, Essentials of Anatomic Pathology, Third Edition offers both the pathologist-in-training and the practicing pathologist a concise summary of all the critical information needed to recognize, understand and interpret anatomic pathology.
The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition, is an official publication of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, the recognized international leader in state-of-the-art information on cancer staging. This Atlas has been created as a companion to the updated 7th Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, which continues to disseminate the importance of anatomical and pathological staging in the management of cancer. This state-of-the-art, invaluable 2nd Edition includes a CD containing PowerPoint slides of all illustrations, additional color, and a user-friendly, easy-to-read layout. The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition will serve as an indispensable reference for clinicians, registrars, students, trainees, and patients.
In this authoritative book, the Columbia University Medical Center physicians Brian Fallon and Jennifer Sotsky explain that there is much cause for optimism. The past decade’s advances in precision medicine and biotechnology are reshaping our understanding of Lyme disease and accelerating the discovery of new tools to diagnose and treat it, such that the great divide previously separating medical communities is now being bridged. Drawing on both extensive clinical experience and cutting-edge research, Fallon, Sotsky, and their colleagues present these paradigm-shifting breakthroughs. They clearly explain the immunologic, infectious, and neurologic basis of chronic symptoms and their cognitive and psychological impact, as well as current and emerging diagnostic tests, treatments, and prevention strategies. Written for the educated individual seeking to learn more, Conquering Lyme Diseasegives an up-to-the-minute overview of the science that is essential for both patients and practitioners. It argues forcefully that the expanding plague of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases can be confronted successfully and may soon even be reversed.
New or expanded topics include:The relationship of hearing loss to brain disordersJob fitnessAccommodations under the Americans with Disabilities ActBlast injuryRecreational music and hearing lossHypothesis of progressive NIHL after noise cessationSolvent ototoxicityAppropriate exchange rate for predicting noise hazardThe American Medical Associations method of measurement of hearing disability
This new edition provides practical guidance for expert witnesses and legal practitioners and is essential for otolaryngologists, audiologists, occupational physicians, attorneys handling hearing loss claims, and claims management professionals.
Presents information in a concise, at-a-glance format.
Fits into your pocket, for a convenient reference any time.
Offers abundant page references to the parent text, making additional information easy to find.Completely updated to reflect the latest knowledge and techniques across all areas of pathology.
Written in an accessible, straightforward style, The Performer's Voice, Second Editionappeals to medical professionals, vocal coaches, and professional performers. This text not only serves as an effective resource for practitioners and clinicians who provide state-of-the-art treatment to voice professionals, but also provides professional vocalists and coaches with insight into what to look for when seeking treatment.
The authors have dedicated their careers to voice disorders and prevention of voice injury as well as education and research to advance the science and art of voice care. The diversity of authors' backgrounds supports the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the care of voice disorders.
In providing a broad overview of pathology practice management, each chapter employs a didactic framework, including one or more scenarios to illustrate challenges encountered by the writers. This case-based approach facilitates interactive learning and will thus be particularly useful to pathology training programs.
Whatever your stage in the field—from resident to senior pathologist, including those in leadership roles—Pathology Practice Management: A Case-Based Guide is essential reading.
The concise, outline format is useful for rapid reading during urgent clinical situations as well as a last-minute refresher before rounds. The guide has proven essential for board review and maintenance of certification exams as well as a quick source for primary care providers. The fifth edition of this bestselling reference features numerous improvements, including:Updates of all chapters featuring the latest diagnostic and treatment informationA host of new contributing authorsCoediting by residents and fellows to ensure high-yield, relevant contentA brand-new radiology appendixMnemonics to aid memorizationUpdated cancer staging23 new and updated professional illustrations
There are very few books about evoked potentials and objective measures in cochlear implants, making this a great resource for audiology graduate students or seasoned audiologists with little cochlear implant experience.
The editorial leadership for the 17th edition has been expanded to include P. Ashley Wackym as Editor, and it includes 101 chapters (increased from 67) with sections on otology and neurotology, rhinology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric otorhinolaryngology, laryngology and bronchoesophagology, head and neck surgery and increased emphasis on molecular medicine.
Color illustrations appear throughout this edition. The presentation of basic science underlying clinical otorhinolaryngology has been expanded and chapters on clinical topics are structured to provide comprehensive coverage for the clinicians. Disorders of smell and taste, balance and hearing, voice, speech and language are also emphasized provide comprehensive coverage of the discipline.
The 17th edition presents a comprehensive compendium of current knowledge in otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery and provides full coverage needed by practitioners in the 21st century.
New chapters include Stereotactic radiosurgery, Biofilms, Outcomes and clinical research, Robotic surgery and Chemoradiation.
Senior authors were chosen not only for original contributions but also for their intellectual leadership of the specialty.
Basic science and clinical chapters stress the role of molecular biology in the pathogenesis of disease. Throughout, the genetic basis of disease has been emphasized.
The book is a unique blend of state-of-the-art clinical techniques, methods and outcomes together with coverage of basic mechanisms and science. It provides students, residents, fellows and practitioners with the understanding necessary to participate fully in the use of molecular biology in therapy.
High-quality, carefully annotated color images(50% new!) provide clinically and diagnostically important information on more than 315 new and evolving entities of the head and neck and endocrine organs
State-of-the-art coverageof tumors, tumor development, and tumor genetics as well as normal histology, genetic testing, and new immunohistochemistry studies
Fully integrated, searchable, and linked contentbetween differential diagnostic categories is perfectly suited for residents, while updated genetic testing algorithms, new images, and outstanding graphics make this text ideal for both residents and practitioners
Supporting studies are placed into clinical context, with tables and molecular flow charts that assist with management decisions and prognostic outcome predictions
Time-saving reference featuresinclude bulleted text, a variety of test data tables, key facts in each chapter, annotated images, and an extensive index
Many of these technologies can improve independence and overall quality of life through several factors: smaller device size/portability, increased compatibility among technologies, as well as wireless functionality and mobile applications. Hearing Assistive and Access Technology thoroughly examines the impact of hearing loss and considers assistive and access solutions.
Key features of this text include: A review of acoustic issues, hearing aids, and implantable devices An overview of legal information and needs assessment Numerous illustrations and product images Case examples A glossary of terms
ENT Board Prep offers review on sections such as cancer, ear, sinus, plastics, sleep, and laryngology, as well as case studies useful for studying for the oral board exams. Written and edited by leaders in the field, this book aims to serve future residents and fellows in those crucial weeks leading up to the ENT board exam.
In addition to vascular injury, lymphatic disruption can play a critical role in suboptimal aesthetic facial volumization outcomes. Chapter 2, The Lymphatic Anatomy of the Lower Eyelid and the Malar Region of the Face discusses new state-of-the art facial lymphatic discoveries.
Key FeaturesNumerous beautiful, full-page color illustrations systematically reveal each layer of the face - from deep to superficial - taking readers on a unique journey through the 3-D architecture of complex facial anatomy.The left side of each page features a written synopsis of the vascular, muscular, ligament, and adipose components of specific layers paired with cadaveric dissection photographs.More than 20 high-definition live patient injection videos posted in the Thieme online Media Center include detailed injector commentary.Augmentation and enhancement techniques, the latest facial fillers and lip injections, and illustrated guidance on preferred volumization approaches.Identification of danger zones and technical pearls for injecting safely, avoiding problems, and obtaining the best results.
This invaluable resource will help residents and seasoned plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, dermatologists, otolaryngologists, and aestheticians perform facial injections safely and achieve optimized results.
Each double-page spread diagrammatically summarises the basic science relating to each anatomical area, outlines practical guidelines on the examination of patients, and provides an overview of the most common disorders and diseases.
This brand new title in the best-selling at a Glance series features high-yield information on all the topics covered at medical school, and includes:
Ear, Nose and Throat at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start the ENT attachment, or ‘special senses’ rotation, and will appeal to medical students and junior doctors, as well as nurses, audiologists and other health professionals.
Comparative Osteology is a photographic atlas of common North American animal bones designed for use as a laboratory and field guide by the forensic scientist or archaeologist. The intent of the guide is not to be inclusive of all animals, but rather to present some of the most common species which also have the highest likelihood of being potentially confused with human remains.An affordably priced, compact laboratory/field manual, comparing human and nonhuman bonesContains almost 600 high-quality black and white images and diagrams, including inch and centimeter scales with each photographWritten by the foremost forensic scientists with decades of experience in the laboratory and as expert witnessesAn additional Companion Web site hosts images from the volume the reader can magnify and zoom into to see specific landmarks and features on bones http://booksite.academicpress.com/9780123884374
Updated throughout, it offers a superb complement to more comprehensive textbooks and presentations of pathology, including course syllabi. It can also be used as an adjunct for study of gross and microscopic pathology specimens in laboratory exercises, and makes a great review resource for students, medical residents, physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Grasp and retain key pathologic concepts and conditions. Beginning with a concise summary of the various pathological processes and diseases, each chapter consists of illustrations of pathological processes and diseases accompanied by concise text aimed at clarifying and expanding the information presented in the illustrations.Gain a superb visual understanding through more than 380 classic Netter and new Netter-style images, gross and microscopic photographs and tables.
Reference information effortlessly with numerous tables throughout including 452 figures and 255 slides.