A Survey of Collection Development for United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Preparation Material (Report)

A Survey of Collection Development for United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Preparation Material (Report)

INTRODUCTION Sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) functions as the standardized examination for assessing medical students. Composed of three examinations, or steps, the USMLE must be passed to receive medical licensure from state and territorial medical boards […]

Multi-Center Surveillance for Pneumonia & Meningitis Among Children (2 Yr) for Hib Vaccine Probe Trial Preparation in India (Report)

Multi-Center Surveillance for Pneumonia & Meningitis Among Children (2 Yr) for Hib Vaccine Probe Trial Preparation in India (Report)

Introduction Haemophilus influenzae has long been recognised as a cause of serious infections (i.e., pneumonia and meningitis) and mortality in children less than 5 yr old. Prior to the introduction of H. influenzae type b (Hib) immunization, the incidence of invasive Hib infection was 20-50/100,000 children 5 yr of age in industrialized countries and higher […]

The Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Preparation Book

The Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Preparation Book

Board certification by the American Board of Neurological Surgery is considered the gold standard for neurosurgeons practicing in the U.S. The ABNS primary examination requires many months of preparation, and passing it is both a significant accomplishment and integral component in becoming board certified. Contributions from current neurosurgical residents and seasoned practitioners infuse this book […]

Aberrant Response Preparation in Parkinson's Disease.

Aberrant Response Preparation in Parkinson’s Disease.

The basal ganglia circuit plays a fundamental role in the preparation of a response. Individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are considered to have difficulty with two particular aspects of response preparation, namely, the maintenance of cognitive and motor sets and the ability to adequately switch between cognitive and motor sets. The vast majority of substantiating […]

Tissue Handling and Specimen Preparation in Surgical Pathology: Issues Concerning the Recovery of Nucleic Acids from Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Tissue (Review Article)

Tissue Handling and Specimen Preparation in Surgical Pathology: Issues Concerning the Recovery of Nucleic Acids from Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Tissue (Review Article)

Nucleic acid–based diagnostics are of great utility in molecular medicine but have been slower to reach the clinic than had been anticipated. The success of these platforms as biomarkers of disease is dependent on their reduction to an assay that is reproducible and widely applicable. (1,2) One hurdle in the introduction of nucleic acid-based diagnostics […]

Resident Preparation for Practice: A White Paper from the College of American Pathologists and Association of Pathology Chairs (Special Article) (Report)

Resident Preparation for Practice: A White Paper from the College of American Pathologists and Association of Pathology Chairs (Special Article) (Report)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Pathology’s future depends on training pathologists who are as facile with new technologies as they are with the microscope. Trainees must absorb, assimilate, and be ready to apply an unprecedented breadth of scientific and technologic knowledge and concepts and apply these skills as part of the patient treatment team. During the past decade, […]