Molecular Pathology in Clinical Practice

Author: Debra G.B. Leonard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331919674X

Category: Medical

Page: 1001

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This authoritative textbook offers in-depth coverage of all aspects of molecular pathology practice and embodies the current standard in molecular testing. Since the successful first edition, new sections have been added on pharmacogenetics and genomics, while other sections have been revised and updated to reflect the rapid advances in the field. The result is a superb reference that encompasses molecular biology basics, genetics, inherited cancers, solid tumors, neoplastic hematopathology, infectious diseases, identity testing, HLA typing, laboratory management, genomics and proteomics. Throughout the text, emphasis is placed on the molecular variations being detected, the clinical usefulness of the tests and important clinical and laboratory issues. The second edition of Molecular Pathology in Clinical Practice will be an invaluable source of information for all practicing molecular pathologists and will also be of utility for other pathologists, clinical colleagues and trainees.

Diagnostic Molecular Pathology in Practice

A Case-Based Approach

Author: Iris Schrijver

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642196775

Category: Medical

Page: 339

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This entirely case-based book covers a broad cross-section of the practical issues frequently encountered in the day-to-day activities of a molecular genetic pathologist. The book is divided into four sections on the principal areas addressed in molecular genetic pathology (MGP): inherited diseases, hematopathology, solid tumors, and infectious diseases. The topics covered by the cases in each section include test selection, qualitative and quantitative laboratory techniques, test interpretation, prognostic and therapeutic considerations, ethical considerations, technical troubleshooting, and result reporting. This book will be ideal for trainees in MGP and clinical molecular genetics who require a practice-based preparation for board examinations. It will also be very useful for residents and fellows in medical specialties to which MGP is pertinent, and for practicing pathologists who want to learn more about the current practice of molecular diagnostics.

Molecular Pathology in Clinical Practice: Oncology

Author: Debra G.B. Leonard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387873640

Category: Medical

Page: 286

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Molecular Pathology in Clinical Practice: Oncology is an authoritative and comprehensive guide that provides the general pathologist in clinical practice, as well as residents and fellows during their training, with the current standard in molecular oncology testing. It addresses all areas of molecular oncology testing including: molecular biology basics, inherited cancers, solid tumors, neoplastic hematopathology, identity testing and laboratory management. The book integrates the latest advancements in the field with the basic principles and practical applications.

Molecular Pathology

The Molecular Basis of Human Disease

Author: William B. Coleman,Gregory J. Tsongalis

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128027878

Category: Medical

Page: 802

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As the molecular basis of human disease becomes better characterized, and the implications for understanding the molecular basis of disease becomes realized through improved diagnostics and treatment, Molecular Pathology, Second Edition stands out as the most comprehensive textbook where molecular mechanisms represent the focus. It is uniquely concerned with the molecular basis of major human diseases and disease processes, presented in the context of traditional pathology, with implications for translational molecular medicine. The Second Edition of Molecular Pathology has been thoroughly updated to reflect seven years of exponential changes in the fields of genetics, molecular, and cell biology which molecular pathology translates in the practice of molecular medicine. The textbook is intended to serve as a multi-use textbook that would be appropriate as a classroom teaching tool for biomedical graduate students, medical students, allied health students, and others (such as advanced undergraduates). Further, this textbook will be valuable for pathology residents and other postdoctoral fellows that desire to advance their understanding of molecular mechanisms of disease beyond what they learned in medical/graduate school. In addition, this textbook is useful as a reference book for practicing basic scientists and physician scientists that perform disease-related basic science and translational research, who require a ready information resource on the molecular basis of various human diseases and disease states. Explores the principles and practice of molecular pathology: molecular pathogenesis, molecular mechanisms of disease, and how the molecular pathogenesis of disease parallels the evolution of the disease Explains the practice of “molecular medicine and the translational aspects of molecular pathology Teaches from the perspective of “integrative systems biology Enhanced digital version included with purchase

Molecular Genetic Pathology

Author: Liang Cheng,David Y. Zhang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781597454056

Category: Medical

Page: 800

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Examines the clinical areas of molecular biology, genomics, pharmacogenomics and proteomics. This book covers the molecular areas of medical genetics, microbiology, hematology, transfusion medicine, oncology and forensic pathology. It is suitable for practicing pathologists and medical geneticists.

Microbiology and Molecular Diagnosis in Pathology

A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification and Clinical Practice

Author: Audrey Wanger,Violeta Chavez,Richard Huang,Amer Wahed,Amitava Dasgupta,Jeffrey K. Actor

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128092386

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Microbiology and Molecular Diagnosis in Pathology: A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification and Clinical Practice reviews all aspects of microbiology and molecular diagnostics essential to successfully passing the American Board of Pathology exam. This review book will also serve as a first resource for residents who want to become familiar with the diagnostic aspects of microbiology and molecular methods, as well as a refresher course for practicing pathologists. Opening chapters discuss issues of laboratory management, including quality control, biosafety, regulations, and proper handling and reporting of laboratory specimens. Review chapters give a quick overview of specific clinical infections as well as different types of bacteria, viruses, fungal infections, and infections caused by parasites. Following these, coverage focuses on diagnostic tools and specific tests: media for clinical microbiology, specific stains and tests for microbial identifications, susceptibility testing and use of antimicrobial agents, tests for detecting antibodies, antigens, and microbial infections. Two final chapters offer overviews on molecular diagnostics principles and methods as well as the application of molecular diagnostics in clinical practice. Takes a practical and easy-to-read approach to understanding microbiology at an appropriate level for both board preparation as well as a professional refresher course Covers all important clinical information found in larger textbooks in a more succinct and easy-to-understand manner Covers essential concepts in microbiology in such a way that residents, fellows, and clinicians understand the methods and tests without having to become specialists in the field Offers a quick overview of specific clinical infections as well as different types of bacteria, viruses, fungal infections, and infections caused by parasites

Basic Concepts of Molecular Pathology

Author: Philip T. Cagle,Timothy Craig Allen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387896267

Category: Medical

Page: 190

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Over the past two decades there has been an explosion in knowledge about the molecular pathology of human diseases which accelerated with the sequencing of the human genome in 2003. Molecular diagnostics and molecular targeted therapy have contributed to the current concept of personalized patient care that is now routine in many medical centers. As a result, general and subspecialty pathologists, clinical practitioners of all types and radiologists must now have an understanding of the basic concepts of molecular pathology and their role in new diagnostic and therapeutic applications to patient care. The Molecular Pathology Library series was created to bridge the gap between traditional basic science textbooks in molecular biology and traditional medical textbooks for organ-specific diseases. Basic Concepts of Molecular Pathology is designed as a stand-alone book to provide the pathologist, clinician or radiologist with a concise review of the essential terminology, concepts and tools of molecular biology that are applied to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases in the age of personalized medicine. Those medical practitioners, residents, fellows and students who need to refer to the terminology and concepts of molecular pathology in their patient care will find the Basic Concepts of Molecular Pathology to be a succinct, portable, user-friendly aid in their practice and studies. The service-based physician will find this handy reference to be valuable at the laboratory benchside, at the patient bedside, at multidisciplinary patient care conferences or as a review for examinations.

Molecular Diagnostics in Dermatology and Dermatopathology

Author: Michael J. Murphy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781607611714

Category: Medical

Page: 478

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Molecular Diagnostics in Dermatology and Dermatopathology presents the basics of molecular biology and molecular diagnostic methods most commonly used in the clinical laboratory, with an emphasis on the concepts and testing most relevant to dermatological diseases. Topics include the integration of newer diagnostic and prognostic techniques with ‘traditional’ histologic approaches, and discussions of regulatory, ethical, legal, economic issues and ‘newer’ technologies. This important diagnostic tool outlines the clinically relevant uses (i.e.; diagnostic, staging and/or prognostic) applications of these techniques in the field of dermatology. Molecular studies that investigate the pathogenesis of skin diseases will be excluded, unless they also have a direct diagnostic utility. The book will be of interest to practicing pathologists, dermatology and pathology residents, dermatologists, and dermatopathologists.

Diagnostic Molecular Pathology

A Guide to Applied Molecular Testing

Author: William B. Coleman,Gregory J. Tsongalis

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128011572

Category: Science

Page: 582

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Diagnostic Molecular Pathology: A Guide to Applied Molecular Testing is organized around disease types (genetic disease, infectious disease, neoplastic disease, among others). In each section, the authors provide background on disease mechanisms and describe how laboratory testing is built on knowledge of these mechanisms. Sections are dedicated to general methodologies employed in testing (to convey the concepts reflected in the methods), and specific description of how these methods can be applied and are applied to specific diseases are described. The book does not present molecular methods in isolation, but considers how other evidence (symptoms, radiology or other imaging, or other clinical tests) is used to guide the selection of molecular tests or how these other data are used in conjunction with molecular tests to make diagnoses (or otherwise contribute to clinical workup). In addition, final chapters look to the future (new technologies, new approaches) of applied molecular pathology and how discovery-based research will yield new and useful biomarkers and tests. Diagnostic Molecular Pathology: A Guide to Applied Molecular Testing contains exercises to test readers on their understanding of how molecular diagnostic tests are utilized and the value of the information that can be obtained in the context of the patient workup. Readers are directed to an ancillary website that contains supplementary materials in the form of exercises where decision trees can be employed to simulate actual clinical decisions. Focuses on the menu of molecular diagnostic tests available in modern molecular pathology or clinical laboratories that can be applied to disease detection, diagnosis, and classification in the clinical workup of a patient Explains how molecular tests are utilized to guide the treatment of patients in personalized medicine (guided therapies) and for prognostication of disease Features an ancillary website with self-testing exercises where decision trees can be employed to simulate actual clinical decisions Highlights new technologies and approaches of applied molecular pathology and how discovery-based research will yield new and useful biomarkers and tests

Principles of Molecular Pathology

Author: Anthony Killeen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 159259431X

Category: Medical

Page: 333

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Anthony Killeen, MD, PhD, offers a comprehensive yet concise introduction to molecular pathology that encompasses both applied and theoretical knowledge. Writing in a very readable style, the author reviews the basic concepts of human molecular biology, explains the principles of the most commonly used analytical methods, and discusses the molecular principles that underlie both inherited diseases and acquired genetic abnormalities that lead to cancer. Using common viral infections as examples, the book applies these molecular methods to the detection of microbial pathogens. The growing importance of pharmacogenetics and identity testing in the clinical laboratory is also highlighted.

Genomic Applications in Pathology

Author: George Jabboure Netto,Iris Schrijver

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493907271

Category: Medical

Page: 622

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Genomic Applications in Pathology provides a state-of-the art review of the scientific principles underlying next generation genomic technologies and the required bioinformatics approaches to analyses of the daunting amount of data generated by current and emerging genomic technologies. Implementation roadmaps for various clinical assays such as single gene, gene panels, whole exome and whole genome assays are discussed together with issues related to reporting, including the pathologist’s role in interpretation and clinical integration of genomic tests results. Genomic applications for site-specific solid tumors and hematologic neoplasms are detailed, as well as genomic applications in pharmacogenomics, inherited genetic diseases, and infectious diseases. The latest iteration of practice recommendations and guidelines in genomic testing, put forth by stakeholder professional organizations such as the Association for Molecular Pathology and the College of American Pathologists, are also discussed in the volume, as well as regulatory issues and laboratory accreditation related to genomic testing. Written by experts in the field, Genomic Applications in Pathology provides a comprehensive resource that is of great value to practicing molecular pathologists, hematopathologists, other subspecialized pathologists, general pathologists, pathology trainees, oncologists, and geneticists.​

Pathology in Clinical Practice: 50 Case Studies

Author: Barry AT Newell,Susan Dilly,Caroline Finlayson,Mitesh Gandhi,Sunil Lakhani

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444165321

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Once students have learned the principles behind basic pathology and the mechanisms of disease, they must then consolidate their knowledge by putting those principles into clinical practice. Providing a practical learning experience, this volume presents fifty structured clinical scenarios. Each case is based on a clinical situation that pulls together the key pathological, radiological, and clinical aspects of a condition. Questions and answers highlight diagnostic avenues and provide an effective way of testing assimilation of the material. Students can set their own level of challenge and build their clinical understanding by delving into a cluster of cases covering related topics, or instead emphasize one of the five main themes: symptoms, signs, investigations, treatment, and overall management. Ample illustrations supplement the text, which blends typical clinical case presentations with narrative-style and imaging-based cases.

Molecular Pathology and Diagnostics of Cancer

Author: Domenico Coppola

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400771924

Category: Medical

Page: 601

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Molecular pathology is based on the emergence of new techniques that greatly enhance the diagnostic accuracy when facing with challenging differential diagnoses. In addition, new molecular techniques are entering the clinical arena for their value in predicting therapy response and tumor prognosis. This book provides a guide for the practicing pathologist and for both pathology residents and fellows during the daily sign-out of challenging cases. The book is organized by anatomical systems and provides a detailed description of molecular tests that may help in the diagnosis. Furthermore, a description of the current molecular tests required to identify patients for treatment is offered. The application of molecular pathology techniques to the clinical practice has already shown its usefulness and the number of such tests is growing exponentially as more molecular targets are discovered. Molecular Pathology and Diagnostics of Cancer will give practicing and training pathologists an up-to date resource to guide the correct management of pathology cases requiring molecular testing.

Molecular Pathology Protocols

Author: Anthony A. Killeen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592590810

Category: Medical

Page: 507

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Anthony Killeen has assembled a collection of readily reproducible molecular pathology techniques that are either frequently performed or recognized for their significant diagnostic utility. Each method is described in step-by-step detail by a leading molecular pathologist or laboratory scientist who has developed it or used it extensively. These clinical laboratory techniques can be used for the diagnosis or monitoring of cancer, hematological malignancies, infectious diseases, and selected genetic disorders. Comprehensive and path-breaking, Molecular Pathology Protocols will enable clinical laboratories to introduce new molecular pathology tests and lay the groundwork for a much-needed standardization in this rapidly developing field.

Molecular Pathology of Hematolymphoid Diseases

Author: Cherie H. Dunphy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441956989

Category: Medical

Page: 620

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The past two decades have seen an ever-accelerating growth in knowledge about molecular pathology of human diseases, which received a large boost with the sequencing of the human genome in 2003. Molecular diagnostics, molecular targeted therapy and genetic therapy, are now routine in many medical centers. The molecular field now impacts every field in medicine, whether clinical research or routine patient care. There is a great need for basic researchers to understand the potential clinical implications of their research whereas private practice clinicians of all types (general internal medicine and internal medicine specialists, me- cal oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, pediatricians, family practitioners), clinical investigators, pathologists and medical laboratory directors and radiologists require a basic understanding of the fundam- tals of molecular pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment for their patients. Traditional textbooks in molecular biology deal with basic science and are not readily applicable to the medical setting. Most medical textbooks that include a mention of molecular pathology in the clinical s- ting are limited in scope and assume that the reader already has a working knowledge of the basic science of molecular biology. Other texts emphasize technology and testing procedures without integrating the clinical perspective. There is an urgent need for a text that fills the gap between basic science books and clinical practice. In the Molecular Pathology Library series, the basic science and the technology is integrated with the medical perspective and clinical application.

Essential Concepts in Molecular Pathology

Author: William B. Coleman

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123744180

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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This streamlined "essential" version of the Molecular Pathology (2009) textbook extracts key information, illustrations and photographs from the main textbook in the same number and organization of chapters. It is aimed at teaching students in courses where the full textbook is not needed, but the concepts included are desirable (such as graduate students in allied health programs or undergraduates). It is also aimed at students who are enrolled in courses that primarily use a traditional pathology textbook, but need the complementary concepts of molecular pathology (such as medical students). Further, the textbook will be valuable for pathology residents and other postdoctoral fellows who desire to advance their understanding of molecular mechanisms of disease beyond what they learned in medical/graduate school. Offers an essential introduction to molecular genetics and the "molecular" aspects of human disease Teaches from the perspective of "integrative systems biology," which encompasses the intersection of all molecular aspects of biology, as applied to understanding human disease In-depth presentation of the principles and practice of molecular pathology: molecular pathogenesis, molecular mechanisms of disease, and how the molecular pathogenesis of disease parallels the evolution of the disease using histopathology. "Traditional" pathology section provides state-of-the-art information on the major forms of disease, their pathologies, and the molecular mechanisms that drive these diseases. Explains the practice of "molecular medicine" and the translational aspects of molecular pathology: molecular diagnostics, molecular assessment, and personalized medicine Student web site hosts "self-assessment" questions; Professor web site hosts all figures from book Each chapter ends with Key Summary Points and Suggested Readings

Clinical Genomics

Author: Shashikant Kulkarni,John Pfeifer

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124051731

Category: Science

Page: 488

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Clinical Genomics provides an overview of the various next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies that are currently used in clinical diagnostic laboratories. It presents key bioinformatic challenges and the solutions that must be addressed by clinical genomicists and genomic pathologists, such as specific pipelines for identification of the full range of variants that are clinically important. This book is also focused on the challenges of diagnostic interpretation of NGS results in a clinical setting. Its final sections are devoted to the emerging regulatory issues that will govern clinical use of NGS, and reimbursement paradigms that will affect the way in which laboratory professionals get paid for the testing. Simplifies complexities of NGS technologies for rapid education of clinical genomicists and genomic pathologists towards genomic medicine paradigm Tried and tested practice-based analysis for precision diagnosis and treatment plans Specific pipelines and meta-analysis for full range of clinically important variants

Molecular Pathology

Author: John M. S. Bartlett,Abeer Shaaban,Fernando Schmitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107443466

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Practical overview of current molecular techniques and their applications in each organ system, for practising and trainee pathologists.

Quick Compendium Companion for Molecular Pathology

Author: George Leonard,Frank Zuehl,Daniel D. Mais

Publisher: American Society of Clinical Oncology

ISBN: 9780891895909

Category: Pathology, Molecular

Page: 208

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Perfect for self-assessment and preparation for the Board exam, the COMPANION for Molecular Pathology contains hundreds of questions keyed to pages in the Quick Compendium for Molecular Pathology.