Hematopathology of the Skin provides an up-to-date, interdisciplinary approach to this complex field. Unparalleled in scope, this comprehensive text features a logical, consistent format heavily illustrated with high-quality clinical and pathological images throughout. More than 40 leading dermatopathologists, hematopathologists, and dermatologists from major academic centers in the U.S. and around the world share their expertise and personal experiences with cutaneous hematologic neoplasms, helping you arrive at an accurate, more efficient diagnosis and improve patient care. Key Features: - Uses a consistent chapter format that covers: disease definition - clinical, histological, immunophenotypic, and genetic findings - detailed molecular and immune pathogenesis - detailed differential diagnoses - and a capsule summary. - Features hundreds of high-quality clinical and pathological images, tables, and figures that clearly explain key concepts. - Follows the classification guidelines of the World Health Organization and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). - The most comprehensive reference on diagnosing cutaneous hematologic disorders available - Offers complete, interdisciplinary coverage of: - functional and phenotypic heterogeneity of cutaneous immune cells - molecular biology of T and B cell lymphomas - current and emerging diagnostic techniques - hematologic malignancies that emerge from skin resident or skin homing immune cells - cutaneous metastasis of and paraneoplastic reactions to systemic hematological malignancies - recent advances in diagnosing cutaneous lymphoproliferations in acquired immunodeficiency - cutaneous inflammatory conditions and reactive lymphoproliferations that resemble hematologic malignancies - inflammatory mimickers of early cutaneous lymphomas - new entities such as annular lichenoid dermatosis of the youth - pseudolymphomas stemming from drugs, infection, vaccination, tattoos, and epithelial neoplasia - hematological malignancies in special anatomical regions or patient populations - and adverse cutaneous reactions secondary to chemotherapy and newer targeted anti-cancer agents. Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like: - Complete content with enhanced navigation - Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web - Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation - Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text - Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues - Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use
Are you one of those unfortunate people who suffer with almost daily attacks of itchy skin lumps (hives, nettle rash, urticaria) or skin swellings (angio-oedema)? These can be the most distressing and frustrating conditions to cope with, particularly if you feel that nobody seems to understand just how much it affects the quality of your life. You may be fortunate and just have a one off attack of hives (1-6 of the population will at some stage in their life) but you may be concerned that it will recur. Your child may have suffered or the episode occurred during pregnancy. You may have the rarer condition of skin swellings without hives and are keen to learn more about the nature of the condition and how it can be treated. Dr Connellan has addressed all of these issues in this simple guide to the conditions and their treatment. He has kept the medical jargon to a minimum, wherever possible, and illustrated the cases with simple graphics and individual stories, some of which may relate to your experience. It is hoped that this book will provide all the information you need to gain a much clearer understanding of the nature of your particular condition and will also give you greater confidence, when consulting with your doctor, to highlight the most important points in your history. When this is achieved, you will have a greater chance of receiving a firm diagnosis with both appropriate and effective treatment. This guide is on the 'Allergy UK' list of recommended reading: http: //www.allergyuk.org/allergy-books/allergy-books
Manual of Skin Surgery offers a clear, step-by-step introduction to the fundamentals of dermatologic surgery - from anatomy and diagnosis to preoperative preparation and assessment, operative technique, and post-operative care. This book combines thorough coverage of the most commonly performed procedures with special topics such as the workup and management of melanoma and the indications for Mohs surgery. The information on dermatologic procedures is presented in an easy-to-use fashion that will be of great practical value to students and clinicians, regardless of specialty.
Cimbala and Scouras examine the issues related to the control of nuclear weapons in the early 21st century. These issues are both technical and policy oriented; science and values are commingled. This means that arguments about nuclear strategy, arms control, and proliferation are apt to be contentious and confusing. The authors seek to provide readers with a fuller, more accurate understanding of the issues involved. They begin by analyzing the crazy mathematics of nuclear arms races and arms control that preoccupied analysts and policymakers during the Cold War. After examining stability modeling, they argue for a more comprehensive definition of strategic stability and they relate this more inclusive concept to the current relationship between the United States and Russia-one characterized by cooperation as well as competition. They then use the concept of friction to analyze how the gap between theory and practice might influence nuclear force operations and arms control. The problem of nuclear weapons spread or proliferation is then considered from the vantage point of both theory and policy. They conclude with an analysis of whether the United States might get by in the 21st century with fewer legs of its strategic nuclear triplet than weapons based on land, at sea, and airborne. A provocative analysis for arms control policymakers, strategists, and students, scholars, and other researchers involved with nuclear weapons issues.
Diseases affecting the skin have tended to provoke a response of particular horror in society. With obvious and sometimes repellant outward signs of malady, they were often perceived to be highly contagious, as well as synonymous with immorality. Such connotations may have stemmed from the tell-tale buboes of syphilis, but the social stigma of disfigurement is something that still exists today. This collection of essays uses case studies to chart the medical history of skin from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.