What Hematopathology Tells US About the Future of Pathology Informatics (Special Section–First World Congress on Pathology Informatics) (Report)

The Changing Role of the Pathologist In 1900, the laboratory information system for the University of Michigan was a single leather-bound ledger with handwritten diagnoses. Amazingly, a substantial number of the entries did not list the patient’s name and...

Proceedings from the 4th Annual Renal Pathology Society/Kidney and Urologic Foundation of America Satellite Meeting: Update in Renal Pathology (Special Issue–4th Annual Rps/Kufa Satellite Meeting Proceedings) (Conference News)

The Renal Pathology Society (RPS) hosted its 4th Annual RPS/KUFA (Kidney and Urologic Foundation of America) Satellite Meeting on September 8, 2007, in Istanbul, Turkey, in conjunction with the 21st European Congress of Pathology. The European Nephropathology Working Group...

Perspectives in Lung Pathology (Special Section–Insights and Controversies in Lung Pathology) (Report)

Compared with other organs, the lung is unique in its open connection with the outside world. Although various defense mechanisms are present, everything that passes through the airways is still a great influence, including environmental pollution, occupational exposure, and...

Challenges in Breast Pathology: New Twists on Old Problems (Special Section–Insights and Controversies in Breast Pathology) (Report)

Predicting the potential for recurrence and metastases of carcinomas at the time of their initial presentation and diagnosis remains a significant challenge in management of patients with breast cancer. This is particularly critical for early-stage carcinomas, for which adjuvant...

Gastrointestinal Pathology: A Continuing Challenge (Special Section–Insights and Controversies in Gastrointestinal Pathology) (Report)

In most nations, digestive diseases represent a heavy burden on health care, and gastrointestinal pathology is a major part of the daily work load of surgical pathologists. Worldwide, enteric infections rank third among all causes of intestinal diseases and...

New Diagnostic and Management Approaches in Endocrine Pathology (Special Section–Endocrine Pathology)

Endocrine pathology has a long and colorful history, marked by the important discoveries of Askenazy, Cushing, Hashimoto, Hurthle, Langerhans, Sheehan, and others whose names pepper the language of this field. However, the field itself is young, as it has...

The Evolving Revolution of Pathology’s Role in Renal Medical Diseases (Special Section–Renal Pathology) (Report)

Renal pathology has always been considered an “exotic” area of pathology. Perhaps more than one reason accounts for this perception. Limited exposure to renal pathology, reflecting the fact that kidney biopsies for medical renal diseases are not a common...

Standing in the Gap: The Primary Care Physician and Alzheimer’s Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Introduction An astonishing volume of material has been published about Alzheimer’s disease in recent years. Typing the word “Alzheimer’s” into Google will reward you with 13,600,000 “results” in 0.15 seconds, and a PubMed search of the same instantly yields...

Etiology of Chronic Liver Disease in Iraqi Children, With Special Emphasis on the Role of Liver Biopsy (Report)

Byline: Hala S Arif and Rabab F. Thejeal ABSTRACT

Can Alzheimer’s Or Vascular Dementia be Prevented with Control of Vascular Risk Factors?(Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Report)

Introduction, History, and Epidemiology In the United States over 5 million people, 13% of individuals over 70, are estimated to be affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias, now recognized to be the 6th leading cause of death...

A Very Special Midwife

Dr Mike Donovan doesn’t believe in love at first sight – until he meets midwife Jenny Carson for the first time and is instantly hooked. He knows she’s the woman he’s been searching for, and won’t stop until he...

Perspectives on Cancer Health Disparities in West Virginia (Special Article)

Objectives The objectives of this paper are to discuss:

Major Trauma in West Virginia Dementia Patients Injury Patterns, Discharge Dispositions and Implications for Treatment and Injury Prevention (Scientific Article: Special Issue)

Introduction The 2000 census showed that 15.3% of West Virginia’s population or 276,895 people were 65 years or older. (1) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in 2000 estimated that 40,000 West Virginians had Alzheimer’s Dementia,...

Caregiver Stress: An Important and Overlooked Health Issue (Special Article)

I am part of a growing health crisis. As part of my job, I have worked with and advised caregivers for almost 10 years. I also have watched as others in my family have faced the challenge of caregiving....

A Father’s Special Care

A&E doctor Dominic Tate is used to the commitment free, bachelor lifestyle. His comfortable position is quickly turned upside down when he discovers he is a father, and only his blood can possibly save the life of the premature...

Dieta de 17 zile. Rezultate rapide cu un plan medical special conceput

Elimină cei mai mari doi inamici – platourile și plictiseala –, și slăbește rapid! „Am conceput fiecare ciclu special pentru a îmbunătăți câte un aparat al organismului, inclusiv digestia și metabolismul. Dieta de 17 zile nu numai că accelerează...

Harvard Medical School Special Health Report: Headaches

Headaches inflict their misery in a variety of ways, from a dull, steady ache to a blinding, throbbing pain. Nearly everyone has them at least occasionally, but an unfortunate few experience near-constant head pain. Yet no matter how mild...

Poverty, Health & Intellectual Property Rights with Special Reference to India (Report)

This paper examines the nexus between poverty and global health with specific focus on IPR protection and attempts to highlight the current global endeavours to overcome barriers to access to medicines for diseases of the poor. The number of...

Physicians’ Perceptions of Doctor Shopping in West Virginia (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Survey)

Introduction West Virginia leads the nation in overdose deaths from prescription drugs. Between 1999-2004, there was a 550% increase in unintentional poisoning mortality in West Virginia, with more than 90% of the deaths due to prescription drug overdoses. (1)

The Predisposing Factors, Biological Markers, Neuroimaging Techniques and Medical Complications Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

The concept and terminology of dementia is changing. There is a proposal in DSM-V which will be published in the next few years to eliminate the word “dementia” and “mild cognitive disorder” and replace the diagnoses with minor and...