Bone marrow; a practical manual.
Cherry, a pathologist specializing in bone marrow and surgical pathology and transfusion medicine, and Jelic, a pathologist and hematopathologist who teaches at West Virginia U., introduce the process of bone marrow evaluation to help medical students, medical house staff, and practicing physicians review bone marrow pathology for pathology and clinical hematology board exams, to strengthen skills, or to keep practitioners up to date. They review bone marrow basics, overview the principles and utilities of special studies used for the genotyping and immunophenotyping, and discuss hematologic neoplasms in bone marrow following the World Health Organization classification scheme. They end with specific approaches to evaluating bone marrow that is primarily or secondarily involved by lymphoma and cytopenias due to non-neoplastic causes. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Islet cell growth factors.
For researchers and clinicians, Kulkarni (Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School) brings together endocrinologists and diabetes specialists from the US and Israel for eight chapters on islet cell regeneration. They discuss growth factor pathways, especially the insulin and insulin-like growth factor signaling mechanisms affecting Beta-cells in diabetes; models to confirm that proliferation is a major mechanism underlying regeneration in rodents; findings on cell cycle control; proteins downstream of the growth factor pathways in the regulation of Beta-cell biology; and the roles of other growth factors in modulating Beta-cell growth. Chapters are also available on the publisher's website. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Northwestern handbook of surgical procedures, 2d ed.
For residents, students, and general surgeons, Soper and Kaufman (surgery, Northwestern U.) detail 127 procedures for endocrine, gastrointestinal, cardiothoracic, vascular, plastic, and pediatric surgery, as well as surgical oncology and transplantation. For each surgery, they review indications, step-by-step procedures, postoperative considerations, complications, and follow-up, and provide b&w drawings. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)