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January 2015, Issue #189

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Stevens & Lowe's Human Histology, 4th edition by James S. Lowe BMedSci BMBS DM FRCPath & Peter G. Anderson DVM PhD (Human Histology Series: Elsevier Mosby)

Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology, 4th edition by Edward C. Klatt MD & Vinay Kumar MBBS MD FRCPath (Robbins Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Odze and Goldblum Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas, 3rd edition by Robert D. Odze MD FRCP(C) & John R. Goldblum MD FCAP FASCP FACG (Elsevier Saunders)

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Head and Neck, 1st edition by Anil T. Ahuja MBBS (Bom) MD (Bom) FRCR FHKCR FHKAM (Radiology) (AMIRSYS Elsevier)

Sleep Medicine Pearls, 3rd edition by Richard B. Berry MD & Mary H Wagner MD (Pearls Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Musculoskeletal, 1st edition by James F. Griffith MD MRCP FRCR (AMIRSYS Elsevier)

Art Jewelry Today: Europe by Catherine Mallette (Art Jewelry Today Series: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.)

Critical Knowledge Transfer: Tools for Managing Your Company's Deep Smarts by Dorothy Leonard, Walter C. Swap & Gavin Barton (Harvard Business Review Press)

Super Searcher, Author, Scribe: Successful Writers Share Their Internet by Loraine Page, with series editor Reva Basch (Super Searcher Series: Cyber Age Books: Information Today, Inc.)

The Grain-Free Family Table: 125 Delicious Recipes for Fresh, Healthy Eating Every Day by Carrie Vitt (William Morrow)

Angels by the River: A Memoir by James Gustave Speth (Chelsea Green Publishing)

Eat Your Greens: The Surprising Power of Homegrown Leaf Crops by David Kennedy (New Society Press)

You Know Who Killed Me by Loren D. Estleman (Amos Walker Novels: Forge)

Eclipse of Man: Human Extinction and the Meaning of Progress by Charles T. Rubin, with series editor Adam Keiper (New Atlantis Books: Encounter Books)

When All Else Fails: Some New and Some Old Tools for Doing Brief Therapy by Rubin Battino (Crown House Publishing Limited)

Communication in Autism edited by Joanne Arciuli & Jon Brock, with series editors Shanley Allen and Caroline F. Rowland (Trends in Language Acquisition Research Series, Vol. 11) John Benjamins Publishing Company)

Glaucoma: 2-Volume Set, 2nd edition (Medical Diagnosis & Therapy; and Surgical Management) by Tarek M. Shaarawy MD MSc, Mark B. Sherwood, Roger A. Hitchings, & Jonathan G. Crowston (Elsevier Saunders)

Diagnostic Pathology: Placenta, 1st edition by Amy Heerema-McKenney MD, Edwina J. Popek, DO, Monique E. De Paepe, MD, MSc, plus 5 others (Diagnostic Pathology Series: AMIRSYS Elsevier)

Pathology of Infectious Diseases: A Volume in the Series: Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology, 1st edition edited by Gary W. Procop MD & Bobbi Pritt MD MSc (D)TMH (Elsevier Saunders)

Clinical Exercise Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy: Examination, Testing, and Exercise Prescription for Movement-Related Disorders edited by Debra Coglianese PT DPT OCS ATC (Slack Incorporated)

Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systematic Disease Hardcover, 3rd edition by Daniel P. O'Connor PhD ATC & Louise Fincher EdD ATC LAT (Slack Incorporated)

Dominus Mortis: Martin Luther on the Incorruptibility of God in Christ by David J. Luy (Fortress Press)

Jesus, A Visual History: The Dramatic Story of the Messiah in the Holy Land by Donald L. Brake, with Todd Bolen (Zondervan)

Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church by Scot McKnight (Brazos Press)

The Presence of God: Its Place in the Storyline of Scripture and the Story of Our Lives by J. Ryan Lister, with a foreword by Thomas R. Schreiner (Crossway)


Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Education and Training / Histology / Reference

Stevens & Lowe's Human Histology, 4th edition by James S. Lowe BMedSci BMBS DM FRCPath & Peter G. Anderson DVM PhD (Human Histology Series: Elsevier Mosby)

Students master the latest in the ever-evolving field of histology with the in-depth and visually engaging Stevens & Lowe's Human Histology, 4th edition. Intended as a complete introduction to the subject, this updated medical reference book incorporates clinical correlations and case studies with the basic information that is essential for students to thrive in the medical environment.

With Stevens & Lowe's Human Histology students are able to:

  • Learn from an easy-to-read writing style and well-designed, full-color layout to present of all histology's need-to-know content.

  • Access important information through a design that sets off the key laboratory, clinical, and high-level scientific material in boxes.

  • Take advantage of an increased amount of clinical content and photos.

  • Master the basics of the field with an enhanced focus on cell biology.

  • Quickly review important information with reviews available at the end of each chapter and online, Key Facts boxes throughout the chapters, MCQs in the text, plus 180 additional review questions online.

  • Visualize complex procedures and concepts with nearly 900 illustrations, photos, and graphics.

  • Use the Student Consult eBook version.

The enhanced eBook experience in Stevens & Lowe's Human Histology, 4th edition allows students to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Education & Training / Pathology / Reference

Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology, 4th edition by Edward C. Klatt MD & Vinay Kumar MBBS MD FRCPath (Robbins Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Students effectively master the most important principles and facts in pathology with this easy-to-use 4th edition of Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology. More than 1,100 questions – reviewed and updated to reflect the new content in the parent text – reinforce the fundamentals of gross and microscopic pathology as well as the latest findings in molecular biology and genetics. This review book of multiple choice questions and answers, companion to Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease 9th edition and Robbins Basic Pathology, 9th edition, is the ideal study tool for coursework, self-assessment, and examinations, including the USMLE Step 1 examination in pathology.

With Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology students are able to:

  • Develop a thorough, clinically relevant understanding of pathology through clinical vignette-style questions emphasizing problem solving over rote memorization. Single-best-answer and extended-matching formats reflect levels of difficulty that prepare them for examinations.

  • Review a wide spectrum of topics with page references and parallel organization to both Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease and Robbins Basic Pathology, making additional information easy to locate.

  • Reinforce their understanding of key content with answers and detailed explanations for every question at the end of each chapter.

  • Enhance their understanding of pathophysiology and integrate pathology with other medical disciplines by examining correlative laboratory, radiologic, and physical diagnostic data.

  • Visualize key pathologic concepts and conditions and test their diagnostic skills with over 1,100 full-color images.

  • Challenge their knowledge with a final comprehensive exam of 50 USMLE-style questions covering random topics.

  • Access Student Consult.

Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology, 4th edition features new questions that reflect today's hot topics in pathology, keeping them up to date. It includes many new illustrations to enhance visual guidance. Finally, it uses a new chapter arrangement to conform to the new Table of Contents in Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease for easier cross referencing.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Internal / Clinical / Gastroenterology / Pathology / Reference

Odze and Goldblum Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas, 3rd edition by Robert D. Odze MD FRCP(C) & John R. Goldblum MD FCAP FASCP FACG (Elsevier Saunders)

The updated 3rd edition of Odze and Goldblum Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas is designed as a one-stop medical reference book for the entire gastrointestinal system, providing exhaustive coverage and equipping clinicians with the necessary tools to make a comprehensive diagnostic workup. Clinicians access thousands of high-quality illustrations and eight brand-new chapters, so they can recognize and diagnose any pathological slide they encounter.

With Odze and Goldblum Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas clinicians are able to:

  • Make a comprehensive diagnostic workup with data from ancillary techniques and molecular findings whenever appropriate.

  • Grasp complex topics and streamline decision-making by using extensive tables, graphs, and flowcharts.

  • Avoid diagnostic errors thanks to practical advice on pitfalls in differential diagnosis.

  • Navigate the book quickly with a ‘road map’ featured at the beginning of each chapter.

  • Access the most accurate and up-to-date diagnostic and prognostic indicators, including key molecular aspects of tumor pathology, with access to the latest classification and staging systems available.

  • Evaluate diagnostically challenging cases using diagnostic algorithms.

  • Access the fully searchable text online at Expert Consult.

  • Stay abreast of the latest advances with eight new chapters.

  • Remain at the forefront of their field.

  • Recognize and diagnose any tissue sample under the microscope with help from over 3000 high-quality color illustrations.

This 3rd edition contains eight new chapters: Autoimmune Disorders of the GI Tract; Drug Induced Disorders of the GI Tract; Molecular Diagnostics of Tubal Gut Neoplasms; Molecular Diagnostics of the Gallbladder, Extrahepatic Biliary Tree, and Pancreatic Tumors; Tumors of the Ampulla; Molecular Diagnostics of Hepatocellular Neoplasms; Approach to the Liver Biopsy, and Approach to Gastrointestinal Tract Biopsies and contains coverage of new molecular and genetic markers in GI neoplasms; updated knowledge on liver and biliary tree pathology; and expanded information on tumors of the ampulla.

Odze and Goldblum Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas, 3rd edition belongs on the list of essential pathology texts and should be in all departmental pathology libraries as well as general medical libraries. That way it can be used as a reference by nonpathologists, including internists, surgeons, and radiologists.

This GI pathology textbook is a must-have for pathologists practicing lumenal pathology of the GI tract.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Internal / Clinical / Radiology / Surgery / Reference

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Head and Neck, 1st edition by Anil T. Ahuja MBBS (Bom) MD (Bom) FRCR FHKCR FHKAM (Radiology) (AMIRSYS Elsevier)

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Head and Neck was expertly designed as a compilation of the head and neck sections of three previous books, namely Diagnostic Imaging: Ultrasound; Diagnostic and Surgical Imaging Anatomy: Ultrasound; and Expertddx: Ultrasound.

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Head and Neck offers clinicians:

  • A diagnosis section offers 41 brand-new chapters on specific diagnoses in the head and neck region, from common to rare.

  • Over 1,000 images – including shear wave elastography and strain images – complete with comprehensive annotations.

  • A "Key Facts" box, ideal for rapid review.

  • Lists of expert differential diagnoses on various pathological disease patterns.

  • Expertddx section with over 250 images, many of which are new, and key references.

  • Amirsys eBook AdvantageT, an online eBook featuring expanded content, additional images, and fully searchable text.

Ultrasound is a key imaging modality in the head and neck, both as a primary imaging tool and in other instances complementary to CT, MR, and nuclear medicine. Its role over the years has significantly expanded, and its practice is no longer restricted to imaging/radiology/ultrasound departments.

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Head and Neck is divided into three parts: anatomy, diagnoses, and differential diagnosis. The first part, anatomy, covers relevant sonographic anatomy in the head and neck, with complementary images from CT and MR. The second part, diagnoses, the core content of the book, provides detailed sonographic descriptions of common head and neck lesions, key clinical information, and practical scanning tips for identifying the wide spectrum of diseases in this region. The third and final part provides differential diagnoses for common sonographic signs and appearances. Although the book focuses on ultrasound, readers will find images from other imaging modalities so as to highlight the importance of multimodality imaging in modern clinical practice.

The text and 400-plus images in the anatomy section remain relatively unchanged from the earlier book. The diagnoses section includes 20 diagnoses from the earlier books and 21 new diagnoses/chapters. This section also contains 1,000-plus images, almost all of which are new and accompanied by comprehensive annotation, including illustrative images of shearwave elastography and strain imaging. The key facts feature is ideal for quick review. The differential diagnosis section of this book features 250-plus images, more than half of which are new, and includes key references.

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Head and Neck provides essential information to all practicing ‘sonologists’ and to those who may be considering taking up head and neck ultrasound.

Ideally suited for surgeons, sonographers, radiologists, technologists, oncologists, and endocrinologists, this new resource offers comprehensive coverage of sonographic anatomy for the head and neck region and presents readers with well over 1,000 images for quick, clear reference.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Internal / Clinical / Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine Pearls, 3rd edition by Richard B. Berry MD & Mary H Wagner MD (Pearls Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Sleep Medicine is a rapidly growing and changing field. Experienced sleep medicine clinicians and educators Richard B. Berry, MD and Mary H. Wagner, MD present the completely revised, 3rd edition of Sleep Medicine Pearls featuring 150 cases that review key elements in the evaluation and management of a wide variety of sleep disorders. The cases are preceded by short fundamentals chapters that present enough basic information so that physicians new to sleep medicine can start at the beginning and quickly learn the essential information needed to care for patients with sleep disorders

With Sleep Medicine Pearls clinicians are able to:

  • Zero in on the practical, ‘case-based’ information they need to effectively interpret sleep studies (polysomnography, home sleep testing, multiple sleep latency testing), sleep logs, and actigraphy.

  • Get clear, visual guidance with numerous figures and sleep tracings illustrating important concepts that teach readers how to recognize important patterns needed to diagnose sleep disorders.

  • Confer on the go with short, templated chapters – ideal for use by busy physicians. A combination of brief didactic material followed by case-based examples illustrates major points.

  • Stay current with knowledge about the latest developments in sleep medicine by reading updated chapters using the new diagnostic criteria of the recently published International Classification of Sleep Disorder, 3rd edition and sleep staging and respiratory event scoring using updated versions of the scoring manual of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events.

  • Benefit from Drs. Berry and Wagner's 25+ years of clinical experience providing care for patients with sleep disorders and educational expertise from presenting lectures at local, regional and national sleep medicine courses.

  • Access the full contents online at Expert Consult.

A concise, practical format makes Sleep Medicine Pearls an ideal resource for busy sleep medicine physicians in active practice, sleep fellows learning sleep medicine, and physicians studying for the sleep boards.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Internal / Clinical / Ultrasound / Musculoskeletal / Reference

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Musculoskeletal, 1st edition by James F. Griffith MD MRCP FRCR (AMIRSYS Elsevier)

Written by leading experts in the field, Dr. James F. Griffith et al. have produced Diagnostic Ultrasound: Musculoskeletal, the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference on musculoskeletal ultrasound.

One of the keys to understanding any imaging modality is anatomy and this aspect has been well covered in the opening section. This beautifully illustrated section covers the relevant ultrasound anatomy in detail. The next diagnostic imaging section deals with the full range of specific entities likely to be encountered when performing musculoskeletal ultrasound such as discrete soft tissues masses, tendon disorders, entrapment syndromes, vascular anomalies, subcutaneous, muscle, and joint disorders.

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Musculoskeletal offers clinicians:

  • Heavily illustrated text with hundreds of annotated images.

  • Bulleted and succinct text format to distill essential information for fast and easy comprehension.

  • Amirsys eBook AdvantageTM an online eBook featuring expanded content, additional eBook images, and fully searchable text.

It was in the early 1990s that the first high-resolution ultrasound transducers came into clinical use and revolutionized the practice of musculoskeletal radiology. No longer was ultrasound simply used to determine if musculoskeletal lumps were solid or cystic. Twenty years later, the full potential of musculoskeletal ultrasound is being realized.

Each chapter in Diagnostic Ultrasound: Musculoskeletal includes a text description of the ultrasound appearances, followed by about 20-50 images showing the range of typical and atypical ultrasound appearances of these diagnostic entities. The next part looks at clinical scenarios from the perspective of the Differential Diagnoses one should consider when faced with, for example, a hypoechoic muscle mass, and what discriminatory signs are helpful to reach the correct diagnosis.

These first three parts have drawn from the musculoskeletal sections of previous books, namely Diagnostic Imaging: Ultrasound; Diagnostic and Surgical Imaging Anatomy: Ultrasound; and EXPERTddx: Ultrasound. The text and more than 750 images in the Anatomy part remain largely unchanged from those volumes. The Diagnosis part contains updated text and close to 1,500 new images with the key facts feature retained for quick review. The Differential Diagnoses text has also been updated with close to 400 new images. The authors added a new Interventional Procedures part in line with the growing importance of intervention techniques in musculoskeletal ultrasound for both diagnosis and treatment. This new part comprises didactic text with over 200 images.

Up-to-date knowledge has been incorporated into this comprehensive textbook.

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Musculoskeletal will serve as an easy-to-use, well-illustrated reference source geared to improving clinicians’ daily ultrasound practice.


Arts & Photography / Home & Garden / Crafts & Hobbies / Fashion Jewelry

Art Jewelry Today: Europe by Catherine Mallette (Art Jewelry Today Series: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.)

Hundreds of color photos in Art Jewelry Today: Europe reveal the wearable artwork created by today's top art jewelers of Europe, including one-of-a-kind necklaces, brooches, bracelets, rings, and earrings in gold, silver, mixed metals, glass, enamel work, and found objects. Author Catherine Mallette is an editor at Schiffer Publishing and the former editor of Chesapeake Home + Living and Indulge magazines.

The artists are arranged alphabetically so readers may see the entire scope of their work on the page together. The artists provide personal statements about their work and its significance. These artists have created small sculptures that adorn the body and draw attention. Europe is the first book in the series to focus solely on the artists of Europe. Included among them are new artwork from artists readers have come to know in the previous volumes and an introduction to the work of artists whose jewelry has not been previously seen.

The artists in Europe include: Ulla Ahola, Farrah Al-Dujaili, Karin Roy Andersson, Lisa Bjorke, Iris Bodemer, Elizabeth Bone, Saskia Bostelmann, Frederic Braham, Alice Bo-Wen Chang, Siegfried De Buck, Marijke de Goey, Corrado De Meo, Tine De Ruysser, Siva Emrich, Sara Engberg, Charlotte Fontaine, Arata Fuchi, Jura Golub, Sue Gregor, Katie Gruber, Tamara Gruner, Margit Hart, Ineke Heerkens, Lydia Hirte, Piret Hiry, Peter Hoogeboom, Ornella Iannuzzi, Beppe Kessler, Katie Lees, Jacqueline I. Lillie, Ria Lins, Eero Lintusaari, Gerti Machacek, Eve Margus-Villems, Claire McAlister, Kelly McCallum, Viktoria Munzker, Tara J. Murphy, Sandra Murria, Karolina Paszkiewicz, Liana Pattihis, Ruudt Peters, Gitta Pielcke, Katja Prins, Ramon Puig Cuyas, Fliss Quick, Zoe Robertson, Nikolay Sardamov, Ann Schmalwaszer, Natalie Smith, Claudia Steiner, Ketli Tiitsar, Barbara Uderzo, Kia Utzon-Frank, Ingeborg Vandamme, Karen Vanmol, Tanel Veenre, Andrea Wagner, Francis Willemstijn, Marina Zachou, and Erich Zimmermann.

Some of the artists in Europe have appeared in previous volumes of Art Jewelry Today, but many are completely new to this series. Readers who have enjoyed the previous volumes can follow the evolution of artwork created by individual artists they have already come to know and appreciate, while all readers will be introduced to an array of new artists and their ideas and aesthetics.

For this volume, Mallette asked the artists to give statements describing their work, sharing their unique points of view and perspectives. Their explanations allow readers a glimpse into their hearts and minds and help readers understand and appreciate their work.

Europe presents a sampling of the wide range of contemporary art jewelry created in Europe from about 2009 through 2013. A few slightly older pieces are also included – those that add perspective to an artist's current body of work or that have become signature pieces of the artist and are still regularly produced. The artists are presented alphabetically, allowing readers to see the artists' work as a whole, whether they have submitted pieces from a single collection or from a variety of collections.

In the Art Jewelry Today series, art jewelry is understood to be one-of-a-kind jewelry of original design that relates a strong concept or idea by an artist working in a studio. While production jewelry is made in large quantities and sold through commercial venues, art jewelry is acquired by commission or through fine art galleries where the artists are represented.

In Europe readers quickly discover that Europe's contemporary art jewelers represent a wide variety of styles and aesthetics. What unites them is their singularity of purpose: their desire to express themselves and, in doing so, to hand-make pieces of wearable art for the body that will engage the wearer and the viewer in a range of emotions and experiences.

But how they each get to that point is a unique process involving their rich imaginations, honed skills and talents, and their perspectives and points of view. They experiment with scale, color, texture, and proportion to create personal, one-of-a-kind statements. As one reads each artist's statement, they find why some are drawn to more traditional jewelry-making techniques such as silversmithing, soldering, and gilding, while others have invented new methods for achieving desired effects, such as ‘pulverization,’ a way to apply silver powder, and another process one artist calls ‘fossilized plastic.’ The artists explain why they choose the materials they do – from precious gems, stones, metals, wood, coral, leather, and textiles to enamels, plastics, apple seeds, sugar, and found objects such as paper money from countries around the world, a makeup compact, and historical photos.

In Europe, the artists share their inspirations and their thought processes. In this age of mass consumption, many are drawn to organic matter and the simplicity of plants and the countryside. Others are inspired by industrial, city landscapes and architecture. The artists reach deeply into world cultures and history, reinterpreting ideas as different as Russian art, Masai wedding neckpieces, and Victorian taxidermy and giving them fresh, modern perspectives. Many are interested in the challenge of juxtaposing opposite ideas and elements into a harmonious whole.

As in the previous volumes of Art Jewelry Today, the artists shown in Europe challenge assumptions of what art jewelry is. They stretch the bounds of what's been done before, taking readers forward into new, exciting worlds of art that compel them to think, to feel, and to step out of their comfort zones and reimagine.

Europe is a valuable guide to current trends in art jewelry design for buyers, jewelry enthusiasts, collectors, and artists alike. It will be a source of inspiration for art jewelers, designers, galleries, potential clients, and all who appreciate handcrafted, artisan jewelry.

Business & Investing / Management & Leadership

Critical Knowledge Transfer: Tools for Managing Your Company's Deep Smarts by Dorothy Leonard, Walter C. Swap & Gavin Barton (Harvard Business Review Press)

When highly skilled subject matter experts, engineers, and managers leave their organizations, they take with them years of hard-earned, experience-based knowledge – much of it undocumented and irreplaceable. Organizations thereby lose a good part of their competitive advantage. The tsunami of ‘boomer’ retirements has created the most visible, urgent need to transfer such knowledge to the next generation. But there is also an ongoing torrent of acquisitions, layoffs, and successions – not to mention promotions and transfers – all of which involve the loss of essential expertise.
Authors Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap first addressed this acute loss of knowledge in their groundbreaking book Deep Smarts. But there is a need for techniques that will help transfer those deep smarts – the organization’s critical, experience-based knowledge – before it’s too late. Now in Critical Knowledge Transfer with coauthor Gavin Barton, the authors share an approach to doing just that.
Leonard is the William J. Abernathy Professor of Business Administration Emerita at Harvard Business School and chief adviser of the consulting firm Leonard-Barton Group; Swap is Professor of Psychology Emeritus, former Chairman of the Psychology Department, and former Dean of Colleges at Tufts University; and Barton is managing director of the Leonard-Barton Group and a principal of GB Performance Consulting.

Critical Knowledge Transfer enables managers to:

  • Determine the seriousness of their knowledge loss.

  • Identify the deep smarts essential to their business.

  • Utilize proven techniques for transferring knowledge when its loss is imminent.

  • Identify and implement long-term transfer program apprenticeships.

  • Set up individual learning plans for successors.

  • Assess the success of their knowledge transfer initiatives.

Based on original research, numerous interviews with top managers, and a wide range of corporate examples, Critical Knowledge Transfer provides a variety of practical options for identifying the firm’s deep smarts and transferring that intelligence from experts to successors. The book concentrates on the advantages of utilizing human ‘wetware’. It therefore offers readers insights and practical advice based on a deep grounding in human behavior and decades of experience with, and research on, knowledge transfer.

Critical Knowledge Transfer is organized into two parts, so that readers may skim what might already be familiar and focus on the dis­cussion of tools and techniques.

Part 1 provides the foundations for the rest of the book. Chapter 1 examines the costs of losing know-how. After all, if there is no reason for concern, why consider preserving knowledge? The authors report on what top executives they surveyed say their organizations are doing about those losses. Chapter 2 focuses on exactly what constitutes the business-critical and experience-based knowledge that is most valuable to the organization. Readers can't very well design transfer initiatives without a strong grasp of exactly what is to be transferred. The word knowledge covers too much territory. There are various types of knowledge, and they need to be transferred differently. Chapter 3 shows how to identify the critical knowledge and enlist the players who will be essential to any successful knowledge-transfer effort.

Part 2 covers the practical aspects of knowledge transfer. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 provide specific transfer options, with examples of tools and techniques. Some are appropriate for situations in which time is short, the need is critical, or resources are scarce. Under these circumstances, only the most easily accessible types of knowledge can be transferred. Other techniques are most effective when the organization has the luxury of time and can transfer more of the tacit, less accessible dimensions of deep smarts. Chapter 7 covers methods to assess the success of knowledge-transfer programs. Chapter 8 brings readers a tale from the trenches, with a detailed account of how GE's renowned Global Research Centers set up a knowledge-transfer program. Chapter 9 discusses how an organization can be socialized to accept knowledge-transfer initiatives, and suggests ways to overcome common obstacles faced by managers in setting up such programs.

At the end of each chapter in Critical Knowledge Transfer, the authors pose questions designed to help readers think about the issues that have been discussed. While most of these questions are directed at those who will be managing knowledge transfer, they also offer one or two questions for readers to share with their team members to consider when they are knowledge-transfer recipients.

An outstanding and comprehensive field guide for anyone who really cares about talent in his or her organization. Leonard, Swap, and Barton outline the foundations of knowledge transfer and provide practical applications to help you reflect thoughtfully and act effectively on critical knowledge transfer issues. A pragmatic and compelling book. – Teresa Roche, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Agilent Technologies
When those in our organizations with ‘deep smarts’ leave, taking their knowledge with them, what do we do? The techniques in this book, with their insightful specificity and proven practicality, will benefit the leader who wishes to solve this critical dilemma. – T.J. Elliott, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, ETS
Critical Knowledge Transfer provides a thought-provoking, comprehensive, and practical guide for transferring critical, experience-based knowledge. I highly recommend it for business and HR leaders alike. – Richard Gross, Vice President, Learning and Development, Cargill, Inc.
With the speed of business today, companies can’t afford to lose the deep, experience-based knowledge of departing employees and leaders. Critical Knowledge Transfer provides profound insight into this challenge, along with concrete tools, techniques, and examples that businesses can apply immediately to prevent this hard-won knowledge from walking out the door forever. – Steve Phillips, Chief Information Officer, Avnet, Inc.

Critical Knowledge Transfer is essential reading for anyone managing talent in today’s volatile environment. It is written for the manager who suspects, or knows for certain, that vital knowledge is leaking out of the organization during job transitions of many kinds and who wishes to stanch the flow. By the time readers finish Critical Knowledge Transfer, they will have a comprehensive overview of knowledge transfer.

Computers & Internet / Writing / Research

Super Searcher, Author, Scribe: Successful Writers Share Their Internet by Loraine Page, with series editor Reva Basch (Super Searcher Series: Cyber Age Books: Information Today, Inc.)

What are writers doing with regard to the Internet? That's the simple question Super Searcher, Author, Scribe addresses as it provides a platform for fourteen diverse authors to talk about how they utilize computer technology and online resources for their own research purposes.

The impact of the Internet on the writing profession is unprecedented, even revolutionary. Wired writers of the 21st century use the Internet to do research, to collaborate, to reach out to readers, and even to publish and sell their work. In this reference, gems of wisdom are drawn from 14 leading journalists, book authors, writing instructors, and professional researchers in the literary field. These super-searching scribes share their online tips, techniques, sources, and successes and offer advice.

Author Loraine Page is the editor of Link-Up and an award-winning non-fiction writer. Reva Basch is the executive editor of the Super Searcher book series.

Super Searcher, Author, Scribe illuminates the state of the art, bringing together a broad range of successful, Web-savvy writers. The featured super searchers are experienced writers of articles, columns, books, screenplays, and poetry, including: Sarah Wernick, Ridley Pearson, David Fryxell, Sheila Bender, David Weinberger, Reid Goldsborough, Catherine Coulter, Michael Gross, Alfred and Emily Glossbrenner, Bonnie Remsberg, Jodi Picoult, Gary Gach, Paula Berinstein, and Gregg Sutter (researcher to the dean of modern mystery writers, Elmore Leonard).

Only one writer in this book is also a professional searcher with a library science degree. The others are self-taught – with varying degrees of skill. In this regard, Super Searcher, Author, Scribe is different from the other books in the Super Searcher series. Those books contain Q&A interviews with professional searchers in such fields as medicine, law, business, broadcasting, and stock trading. In this book readers meet writers whose computer skills will knock their socks off; they're referred to by others, and sometimes by themselves, as computer nerds. One was called an Internet phenom by a fellow writer. Others might remind readers more of themselves, if they are beginners. One says she's a baby user, and another referred to himself as a technopeasant.

Readers hear what these working writers have to say about new technology and how it has changed their lives. They love the Internet and consider it an incredible timesaver, but they haven't abandoned the old-fashioned methods of researching – yet. They can see that a sea change is approaching – one in which digital technology will replace, in many instances, their beloved print pages – and, for the most part, they are facing it calmly, bravely, and with optimism.

Interviewing a hodgepodge of people who write for a living and who are not professional researchers has resulted in a book where the topics under discussion range from the how-tos of straightforward factual research projects to more exotic tasks like viewing prison inmates' photographs or igniting spirited email discussion with a provocative statement on a Web site. It is hard to draw generalizations because each author uses the Internet in whichever way works for his or her personality and way of writing. Nevertheless, Page draws some general conclusions and observations about the most important of the many topics discussed.

Many of the writers Page talked to admit knowing other writers who are apprehensive about using the Internet. They are surprised by this and feel that a writer who is not making use of the Internet is missing out on a whole new world – a world they'd actually be thrilled with if they only gave it a chance.

If readers don't get anything else out of Super Searcher, Author, Scribe, at least they will be introduced, as Page says she was, to writers in genres they might not read on a regular basis.

If readers are writers, they are undoubtedly also curious to see what other writers are accomplishing and how they've gotten to where they are today. If this is the case, they will love reading the bios, which in most cases are in the authors’ own words.

Super Searcher, Author, Scribe is an interesting melange of tips and process from working writers who use the Internet every day. You'll surely find ideas to streamline and enhance your research process. – Melmie Rigney, Editor, Writer's Digest

Super Searcher, Author, Scribe offers advice that working writers can put to immediate use. It's the ninth title in the Super Searchers series for today's serious information users. Page combines a deft interviewing style and knowledge of the craft of writing to draw out gems of wisdom from fifteen leading journalists, book authors, writing instructors, and professional researchers in the literary field.

Cooking, Food & Wine / Special Diets

The Grain-Free Family Table: 125 Delicious Recipes for Fresh, Healthy Eating Every Day by Carrie Vitt (William Morrow)

Paleo-friendly meets family-friendly The Grain-Free Family Table, a full-color how-to guide and cookbook that teaches readers how to cut all grains out of their diets without giving up flavorful, delicious food.

When Carrie Vitt was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, she was put on an elimination diet to cleanse her system that cut out gluten and grains. Failing to find recipes that followed her strict diet guidelines and still were delicious, she began experimenting in her own kitchen. Her organic, grain-free creations not only satisfied her own palate, but pleased friends and family as well.

Vitt is the author of the successful cooking blog and Deliciously Organic, a cookbook featuring unprocessed, organic ingredients. Carrie also runs a successful meal-planning business that supplies weekly gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo meal plans. After struggling with health issues for years, she turned to an unprocessed, grain-free diet and has been able to reverse Hashimoto's disease, chronic migraines, IBS, and eczema.

In The Grain-Free Family Table, Vitt provides dishes for a workable organic, grain-free lifestyle. Included are a diverse range of recipes for everything from pie crust and homemade nut butter to Pork Carnitas, Breakfast Crepe Tacos and Grain-Free Biscuits, Avocado with Mango-Shrimp Salsa, Roasted Garlic Alfredo with Chicken and Vegetables, and Cauliflower ‘Fried Rice.’ Included are kid-friendly recipes such as Squash Macaroni and Cheese, Slice-and-Bake Cookies, and a Classic Birthday Cake with Buttercream Frosting. In addition to sources for healthy ingredients, time-saving ideas, health tips, and 125 easy grain-free recipes, The Grain-Free Family Table also provides variations to create more restrictive Paleo or Primal recipes.

Vitt says she began experimenting on her own, learning that each flour has its own characteristics, and it is best to combine flours to achieve the necessary structure and integrity. She also found that unflavored gelatin is a fabulous binder for these gluten-free ingredients. Soon she created dozens of recipes for muffins, cakes, and cookies and took them to her neighbors, who taste-tested them for me. None of them ever guessed that her baked goods were made with grain-free flours. Bingo!

She says she now eats a completely grain-free diet, and her disease is in remission. Despite the challenges, she says she is thankful for the hardships she gas encountered. She has much more empathy for people who suffer from ailments and can't find the answer. Her experience was extreme, but it led her to answers that can help people facing a wide variety of health problems.

She says she knows each body is different. She advises others to find a good nutritionist or holistic-minded, ex­perienced health practitioner who can give them a specialized treatment plan for their body.

The Grain-Free Family Table is a practical guide for readers seeking healing through food. Written in Vitt’s warm, inviting style, The Grain-Free Family Table is a beautiful and helpful sourcebook, the perfect entrée to a healthy, nourishing diet that brings grain-free eating into the mainstream. With it family cooks have a way to become grain-free – it is gluten-free that is also paleo-friendly!

Education & Training / Management / Environmental Sciences / Memoirs

Angels by the River: A Memoir by James Gustave Speth (Chelsea Green Publishing)

Angels by the River follows James Gustave Speth’s unlikely path – from a Southern boyhood to his career as an influential mainstream environmentalist to his current system-changing activism. In this memoir, Speth explores the issues and realities that have shaped the nation since the 1950s, and that turned an ‘ultimate insider’ into someone willing to be arrested in front of the White House.

‘Gus’ Speth is currently teaching at Vermont Law School and is a senior fellow at the Democracy Collaborative where he is co-chair of the Next System Project. He is the former dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, founder and president of the World Resources Institute, and cofounder of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Born and raised in a town where both the best and worst of the South shone through – a town that eventually became the scene of South Carolina’s horrific Orangeburg Massacre – Speth explores how the civil rights movement and the South’s agrarian roots influenced his academic career at Yale and later work in the heyday of the environmental movement, when he helped launch two landmark and influential environmental groups – the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute – advise the White House on climate and other emerging issues, and lead the UN’s development efforts around the globe.

Speth fought to create and uphold the nation’s toughest environmental laws, but now believes a new environmentalism is needed to confront today’s challenges. The advancing climate crisis cannot be addressed, he warns, as long as we remain fixated on endless growth and consumption, corporate profits, increasing the incomes of the well-to-do, neglecting those just getting by, and helping abroad only modestly.

Angels by the River is neither a comprehensive autobiography nor a memoir like many these days. Rather, it is his reflection on some past events in his life and the way those events resonate into the present – in race relations, in the quality of the environment, in politics, and elsewhere. Painting pictures of how these issues emerged in his life and through time. Part I describes his childhood growing up in a lovely but thoroughly segregated Southern town, Orangeburg, South Carolina.

In Part II, he tells three difficult stories. The race issue and the poison of racism are important in each. He relates what happened when he ‘went North’ to school at Yale, then how one South Carolina community failed to face a new civil rights reality, and finally how the South has proved far more successful at exporting its vices than its virtues to the rest of the country.

In order to bridge from his youth into later life and his environmental career, Part III provides a reflection on his resume and the various jobs he has held. Looking back, he focuses in each case on those accomplishments that seem now to be most important, and he looks also at the way life's many contingencies kept him on his toes.

The trajectory of Part IV moves from the founding of NRDC and later the World Resources Institute through an analysis of what happened to American environmentalism and the specter of failure now haunting the environmental community to a discussion of his current views on what we must do as a country if we are to address our many problems, views that have earned him the label ‘radical’.

Finally, Part V of Angels by the River endeavors to relate some of the most important things he thinks life has taught him to date.

Gus Speth is the great environmentalist of our age, and this book chronicles not just his life's journey, but his mind's. It will make you think anew about many things, including where change comes from! – Bill McKibben, author of Wandering Home and founder of

Gus Speth offers the gift of his own struggle to confront the systemic challenge we face as an example to anyone, young or old, seeking to find a new and possible way forward. His deeply thoughtful book is marvelous, hopeful, and above all life-affirming. – Gar Alperovitz, cofounder of The Democracy Collaborative and author of What Then Must We Do? 

You will not soon read a better or more instructive memoir – a profoundly wise reflection on a life dedicated to solving the largest challenges of our time written by an insider who grew into a radical in the best sense of the word. – David W. Orr, counselor to the president of Oberlin College, and Steven Minter Fellow, the Cleveland Foundation

A longtime friend and ally, Gus Speth is a tireless advocate for the environment. His accumulated stories and knowledge, the kind that could only come from decades of experience at the highest levels, provide a unique and insightful look into our history, and the way forward from here. – Al Gore, former vice president of the United States 

Speth's story is a moving, well-told tale of transcendence: from a segregated southern town, to the forefront of the environmental struggle, to a new understanding of the deep changes we need to put our nation on a just and livable path. A critical book for change agents, young and old. – Van Jones, author, Rebuild the Dream and The Green Collar Economy

Angels by the River is a personal look at the forces that shaped one of America’s great environmental leaders and climate activists. Gus doesn’t shy away from the dangers of climate change, but he maintains an enduring faith that people can and will make the difference. This book will engage, enlighten, and spur readers to action – just as Gus has inspired so many of us with his commitment and drive. – Frances Beinecke, president, Natural Resources Defense Council

This book is a true gem. While guiding us through the remarkable currents of his life, Gus Speth thrills us with the breadth of his thinking and the depths of his insights. His voice is absolutely essential when it comes to the environment. And he is never less than compelling as he makes the case for transformational change on any number of other important issues, from our obsession with economic growth to US policy in the Middle East. – Bob Herbert, distinguished senior fellow at Demos and former Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times

Angels by the River does what the best memoirs hope to do – launch the reader into a larger collective story.… This book is a testament to spirited engagement, showing us how 'the gift of having a cause beyond ourselves' can translate to personal and political transformation. Angels by the River is an antidote against despair and a prayer for action. – Terry Tempest Williams, author of The Open Space of Democracy

… Both a personal account of a long career dedicated to the environment and a fervent plea for major reform. – Kirkus Reviews

I have been fortunate to know this remarkable man, and now readers can, too. I urge you to accompany Gus Speth through his early life in the segregated South, the liberal North, the heady days of the environmental movement and his disenchantment with inside-the-system fixes. You will find the journey engrossing, eye opening, inspiring, and deeply moving. – Juliet Schor, co-founder of the Center for a New American Dream and author of True Wealth

Angels by the River is informative and helpful; the stories provide insight into the exploration of how America finds itself in trouble and how it can chart a course to a better place. An American tale, in all its complexity, Speth’s compelling memoir may serve as an inspiration, especially for readers contemplating how to make a difference in an increasingly complex world.

Home & Garden / Cooking, Food & Wine / Health & Fitness

Eat Your Greens: The Surprising Power of Homegrown Leaf Crops by David Kennedy (New Society Press)

According to David Kennedy, the industrialized food system is failing us, and individuals must take more responsibility for their own health and food security. Kennedy is the founder and director of Leaf for Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of global malnutrition through the optimum use of leaf crops.

Leaf crops produce more nutrients per square foot of growing space and per day of growing season than any other crops and are especially high in vitamins and minerals commonly lacking in the North American diet. As hardy as they are versatile, leafy vegetables range from the familiar to the exotic.

Eat Your Greens provides complete instructions for incorporating these nutritional powerhouses into any kitchen garden. This guide:

  • Shows readers how familiar garden plants can be grown to provide both nourishing leaves and other calorie and protein-rich foods.

  • Introduces a variety of non-traditional, readily adaptable alternatives such as chaya, moringa, toon, and wolfberry.

  • Explains how to improve the soil while getting plenty of vegetables by growing edible cover crops.

With more nutrients per calorie and square foot of growing space than any other food, leaf crops can be an invaluable addition to every yard or garden. As hardy as they are versatile, these vegetables range from the familiar to the exotic.

Eat Your Greens begins with a comprehensive overview of modern commercial agriculture, and rounds out by a selection of advanced techniques and easy recipes to maximize, preserve and prepare one’s harvest.

According to Kennedy, increasingly, North Americans have two antagonistic food systems. The dominant system – controlled by a small handful of corporations – grows food on large monoculture (single crop) farms. It then processes that food in factories, and sells it through chain supermarkets and restaurants. The incipient local food system is trying to offer consumers a smaller amount of higher-quality food produced in a more sustainable and neighborly manner.

Eat Your Greens proposes adding a third leg to this hybrid food system, one that addresses some of the limitations of both the corporate and the local systems. That leg is a re-envisioned home vegetable garden movement with a greater focus on leafy vegetables. Kennedy is convinced that the home kitchen garden and the checkerboard plots of community gardens are poised to become an integral part of this embryonic hybrid food system.

Home gardens are on the cusp of explosive growth in productivity. A new wave of savvy gardeners is beginning to explore the full potential of the home garden. Increasingly, they are realizing that by doubling the size of the garden, doubling the depth of the soil, doubling the percentage of organic matter, doubling the length of the growing season, and doubling the nutritional value of a harvest, they can dramatically increase the productivity of their non-mechanized labor. Unlike the productivity leaps of industrial agriculture, these gains can be made while improving nutrition, biodiversity, and local control.

Eat Your Greens shows how familiar garden plants such as sweet potato, okra, beans, peas, and pumpkin can be grown to provide nutritious, edible leaves as well the better-known tubers and fruits associated with those plants. This strategy enables gardeners to harvest significant amounts of additional protein and energy from their leaf crops.

In Eat Your Greens, readers learn how to grow 21 leafy crops, how to extend their harvest, and how to preserve them for year-round use. They learn how to make leaf concentrate – perhaps the most nutritious food on the planet – from their own gardens. A selection of original recipes shows them how to incorporate these greens into meals.

With wit and reason, Kennedy makes a compelling case – based on sound nutritional and sustainability grounds – to start producing and eating more greens.… Kennedy’s new book is a practical instructional manual on how to grow and prepare leafy edible plants, many of which are unavailable at grocery stores and farmers markets, overlooked by gardeners and rarely considered in the kitchen. It offers a simple, grassroots solution to help counter the immense public-health burden that has arisen from our high-calorie, nutrient-poor diet. Reading this book could change lives, communities and society for the better. – Sean Clark, Professor and Farm Director, Berea College
Leaf crops produce the most nutrition from the least space while requiring the fewest inputs. The trouble is ... many valuable leafy vegetables are unknown to gardeners. Nor do we know how to prepare or preserve them. Dave Kennedy's Eat Your Greens provides all this information. The book should be on the shelf of every serious gardener. – Steve Solomon, Author of Gardening When it Counts and Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades
David Kennedy makes a compelling case for home gardens as a vital element of our food system and for expanding our food and garden horizons.… A great resource for those wishing to increase their food security,
Eat Your Greens offers detailed information on growing, eating, and preserving greens that both novice and experienced gardeners will welcome. – Susan Littlefield, Horticultural Editor – National Gardening Association
Eat Your Greens is a refreshingly thoughtful and practical book for the new wave of savvy gardeners interested in exploring the full potential of home gardens. One of the world’s experts on leafy green crops opens his garden gate to show us an amazing array of 21 beautiful and some little-known greens that will make you wonder where they’ve been all your life. … Though some of the information is technical, ‘Greens Guru’ David Kennedy shares it in a friendly, easy-to-understand voice that sounds like it could be coming from your neighbor over the fence. In addition to the directive “Eat Your Greens” we can now add “Read Eat Your Greens” as excellent advice that will make us healthier and happier. – Anita Courtney, M.S.,R.D., Chairperson / Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition
Low-fat or low-carb? Vegan or paleo? Whole grain or gluten-free?… In Eat Your Greens, David Kennedy cuts through the fog and shows us that the journey to optimum health can begin with a single, simple step into the backyard vegetable garden. The message of why and how we can eat more fresh, nutrient-rich greens isn't a marketing ploy designed to bolster some company's bottom line. It's a timeless, universal truth and one that Kennedy tells convincingly. – Roger Doiron, Founding Director, Kitchen Gardeners International
… Kennedy’s expertise and passion for creating a healthy population with the help of leafy greens are evident in this book. In this ever-changing world we need to stay open to the possibilities of all our gardens have to offer. Great book! – Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth, author of Grow a Sustainable Diet and Seed Libraries.

Eat Your Greens is an invaluable addition to the library of all gardening enthusiasts. This innovative book will convince them that they personally have some real power to improve food systems and that growing leaf crops in home gardens is an excellent place to begin.

Literature & Fiction / Mysteries & Thrillers

You Know Who Killed Me by Loren D. Estleman (Amos Walker Novels: Forge)

Infamous tough guy and private investigator Amos Walker is back in the gripping latest in the Amos Walker noir mystery series. Master of the modern-day detective novel, and winner of the 2013 The Eye Lifetime Achievement Award from Private Eye Writers of America, author Loren D. Estleman's You Know Who Killed Me takes the classic mystery into the 21st century with a relevant and absorbing crime novel set in contemporary Detroit.

In You Know Who Killed Me Walker is at low ebb. Just released from a rehab clinic, the Detroit private detective has to marshal his energies to help solve a murder in Iroquois Heights, his least favorite town.
The area is flooded with billboards rented by the widow of Donald Gates, an ordinary suburbanite found shot to death in his basement on New Year’s Eve: “YOU KNOW WHO KILLED ME!” they read, above the number of the sheriff’s tip line. Complicating matters is a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer, offered by an anonymous donor through the dead man’s place of worship.
Initially hired by the sheriff’s department to run down anonymous tips, Walker investigates further. The trail leads to former fellow employee Yuri Yako, a Ukrainian mobster, relocated to the area through the U.S. Marshals’ Witness Protection Program.
Shadowed by government operatives, at odds with the sheriff, and struggling with his addiction, Walker in You Know Who Killed Me soldiers on, in spite of bodies piling up and the fact that almost everyone involved with the case is lying to him.

Edgar-finalist Estleman's compelling 24th Amos Walker novel after 2014's Don't Look for Me) finds the hard-bitten Detroit PI in rehab, after overdosing on alcohol and Vicodin. The doctor treating Walker gives him a break by not reporting his possession of the pain medication without a prescription. Meanwhile, an old friend asks his help with a murder case in nearby Iroquois Heights: Donald Gates, who maintained the computer that operated the city's traffic lights, was gunned down in his basement. Lt. Ray Henty, who's in charge of the corrupt Iroquois Heights PD, has a tough job made harder by the placement of huge billboards featuring Gates's photo and the legend, "You Know Who Killed Me." The responses to the ads flood the sheriff’s department tip line with dozens of anonymous calls, which Walker is deputized to look into. The solution is among the author's craftiest and bleakest. – Publishers Weekly starred review

Amos Walker's 24th case takes him from Detroit to the suburban wilds of Iroquois Heights, where the natives are just as restless... Modest, tidy and fast moving. – Kirkus Reviews

A great story concerning inner-city crime, Amos Walker is very much alive and kicking in this new mystery that readers will absolutely love. – Suspense Magazine

You Know Who Killed Me once again showcases Estleman's careful attention to detail and spot-on, gritty sense of humor that will have readers hooked by the time they turn to the second page.

Political Science / Philosophy

Eclipse of Man: Human Extinction and the Meaning of Progress by Charles T. Rubin, with series editor Adam Keiper (New Atlantis Books: Encounter Books)

Tomorrow has never looked better. Breakthroughs in fields like genetic engineering and nanotechnology promise to give readers unprecedented power to redesign their bodies and their world. Futurists and activists say that people are drawing ever closer to a day when they will be as smart as computers, will be able to link their minds telepathically, and will live for centuries – or maybe forever. The perfection of a ‘posthuman’ future awaits.
Or so the story goes. In reality, says Charles T. Rubin, the rush toward a posthuman destiny amounts to an ideology of human extinction, an ideology that sees little of value in humanity except the raw material for producing whatever might come next.
In Eclipse of Man, Rubin traces the intellectual origins of the movement to perfect and replace the human race. He shows how today’s advocates of radical enhancement are – like their forebears – deeply dissatisfied with given human nature and fixated on grand visions of a future shaped by technological progress. Rubin argues that this myopic vision of the future is not confined to charlatans and cheerleaders promoting this or that technology: it also runs through much of modern science and contemporary progressivism.

Rubin is an associate professor of political science at Duquesne University, where he teaches courses in political philosophy and the normative aspects of policy making.

In the age of Google Glass, cybernetics, and genetic engineering, Rubin, asks if our mad sprint towards technologies that fundamentally change who we are is pushing us towards a post-human future.

According to Rubin, futurists like Ray Kurzweil excitedly proclaim we are fast approaching a ‘singularity’ in which we are equally man and technology, with the potential to literally download our consciousness. Rubin explores the roots of our obsession with conquering the human plight – from Aristotle, to Descartes, Marx and on to today's futurists like Kurzweil – and explains how those who seek to replace and perfect humanity are often utopians who never much liked humanity to begin with.

Eclipse of Man relates:

  • The roots of the transhumanist impulse, from Plato to Bacon and Descartes – and why it stems from dissatisfaction with humanity and the desire to alter the human condition.

  • Why the SETI crowd hopes to ‘make friends with aliens.’

  • Why the current trajectory suggests humans will either merge with machines – or be ruled by them.

  • How Google and Kurzweil are on a quest to extend human life indefinitely and what that means for human beings.

  • Why science fiction writers often have a more morally nuanced view of the future than most transhumanists.

The redesign of the body – the biochemistry of bliss – the immortality of an uploaded mind – the coming Singularity. It's tempting to dismiss transhumanism as wacky. Charles T. Rubin shows why we should take seriously this most radical aspiration to go beyond man. Rubin uncovers the surprising and complex genealogy by which the quest for human betterment became a nihilistic embrace of human extinction. Drawing on works of the imagination from classical mythology to science fiction, from painting to movies to literature, Rubin sketches a philosophically deep response to the might-makes-right premise of transhumanism. – Diana Schaub, Professor of Political Science, Loyola University Maryland

More than a decade ago, Charles T. Rubin pointed out that the utopian dreams of perfecting humanity amounted to nothing less than an ‘extinctionist project.’ In this new book he explores some of the confusions and contradictions inherent to transhumanism, thereby helping us to understand and appreciate better what it means to be human. – Yuval Levin, author of The Great Debate, Editor, National Affairs

Eclipse of Man is a hugely significant accomplishment. While pundits are immersed in worries about political progressivism, the real energy is with techno-progressivism. The transhumanist future, Charles T. Rubin meticulously explains, is neither as inevitable nor as reasonable as some believe, and he aims to give us the intellectual and moral resources to choose against or at least mitigate its anti-relational and depersonalizing excesses. – Peter A. Lawler, Dana Professor of Government, Berry College

By exploring and criticizing the dreams of post humanity, Rubin in Eclipse of Man defends a modest vision of the future, one that takes seriously both the limitations and the inherent dignity of human nature.

Psychology & Counseling / Psychotherapy

When All Else Fails: Some New and Some Old Tools for Doing Brief Therapy by Rubin Battino (Crown House Publishing Limited)

All that is new is not true, and all that is true is not new. There is much in this fine volume to commend it, including reviews on hypnosis and ideomotor signaling, NLP, bioenergetics, psychodrama, Gestalt Therapy, and other approaches that are often overlooked today. What I like the most, however, is the emphasis on what is too frequently given quick lip service in much current therapy training: the importance of the alliance, the role of expectations, and the conscious and skillful use of language. There is plenty of useful technical information here – some from older approaches, some au courant but what matters most is the human relationship. Clients don't care what you know until they know that you care, and the therapeutic alliance is the soil in which therapy techniques may (or may not) take root. Please, take heed.

Rubin is a seasoned and wise clinician. He provides a thought­ful, personal guide that can enhance the effectiveness of your work with clients, regardless of your theoretical orientation. There are lots of ideas and methods in this fine book that will be of interest. I enjoyed it, and expect that you will too! – Michael F. Hoyt, Ph.D., from the foreword

For a number of years, Rubin Battino has been presenting professional workshops on the art of very brief therapy. He defines very brief therapy as seeing clients only once or twice, with any additional sessions being the client's choice. In his new book, When All Else Fails, the emphasis is on the many approaches that can be used as rapid and effective methods for working with clients. Battino feels that the essence of brief therapy is the expectation of the therapist – which is transmitted to the client one way or another – that only a few sessions will be needed to resolve, realistically and satisfactorily, the client's concerns.

Battino, Adjunct Professor for the Department of Human Services at Wright State University, has a private practice in Yellow Springs, Ohio and has over ten years of experience as a facilitator in a Bernie Siegel style support group. He is Professor Emeritus of chemistry.

When All Else Fails addresses both new and old ways of doing brief therapy. Some of the new ways include: expectation; the power of pauses; chatting as therapy; poetry; healing language; touch; and laughter. Some of the old ways include: Gestalt therapy; Bioenergetic Analysis; Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP); Encounter Groups & Group Therapy; and Ideomotor Signalling; Psychodrama; Narrative Therapy; Provocative Therapy and Hypnosis. The last is an important part, both directly or indirectly, of all of the methods discussed. According to Battino, whenever clients 'go inside' during a session, they are effectively in a trance state. Therapists who can choose among a variety of brief therapy techniques are more than likely to be in greater command of the therapeutic process as they will be able to choose exactly those techniques that fit their clients’ situations and their personalities.

I read everything Rubin Battino writes. He is one of the most profound teachers and practitioners of Ericksonian psychotherapy that I know. In this volume, Rubin reveals how many ways there are to establish intimate, soulful connections with clients in brief therapeutic encounters. This book will magnify your healing power, and inspire your patients to create new endings to their old stories. – Carl Hammerschlag MD, author of The Dancing Healers and Kindling Spirit
Another excellent and sometimes provocative book from Rubin Battino that refreshingly embraces the current move towards pluralism in therapy. Exploring the modern requirement for very brief therapy, When All Else Fails delves into a cornucopia of techniques, unashamedly giving new relevance to old approaches that have, as a result of unwarranted bias towards more populist approaches, fallen out of favour. – Peter Mabbutt FBSCH, Director of Studies, London College of Clinical Hypnosis, Vice President, British Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Rubin Battino is a scientist, but he is also a trickster. His poetic 'chatting' and his aesthetic approach to life and therapy permeate this book. The title could assume that this book is a last resort. I say it is a first resort, a wonderfully human place for anyone, however experienced, to begin. – Dr. Rob McNeilly, former student of Milton Erickson, MD

When All Else Fails offers professionals a myriad of options that are open to them for creating a better, well-rounded practice.

Psychology & Counseling / Communication Studies / Education & Training

Communication in Autism edited by Joanne Arciuli & Jon Brock, with series editors Shanley Allen and Caroline F. Rowland (Trends in Language Acquisition Research Series, Vol. 11) John Benjamins Publishing Company)

Communication in Autism adopts a multidisciplinary approach to explore one of the most common developmental disorders associated with communication impairment. Perhaps the most fascinating thing about communication in autism is that variation is as extreme as it could possibly be. While some individuals with autism have age-appropriate language, a number have exceptional language skills; others have little or no spoken language. In between these extremes are individuals who experience significant linguistic impairments. The chapters in this volume cover both the theoretical underpinnings and the practical aspects of autistic communication, showcasing the wide range of methodologies being used in this field of research. The editors are Joanne Arciuli, University of Sydney and Jon Brock, Macquarie University.

Autism has been defined and diagnosed in terms of communication impairment, co-occurring with qualitative abnormalities of social interaction and restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests. With an estimated prevalence of 1 in 88, it represents one of the more common disorders associated with communication impairment.

According to Allen and Rowland in the introduction to Communication in Autism, the emphasis on different aspects of communication in autism has shifted considerably over the years. Although impaired communication remains one of the core criteria for a diagnosis of autism, current diagnostic guidelines, such as the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), emphasize nonverbal communication and pragmatic conversational deficits, while allowing for the full range of individual variation in linguistic competence. Even high-functioning individuals with age-appropriate language skills struggle in conversational settings and may have difficulty with turn-taking and knowing how much information to provide. Even though structural language deficits are neither universal across the spectrum nor specific to autism, the strong association with autism needs to be considered by any complete account of the disorder.

Research on the communication skills and difficulties of autistic individuals serves two broad and complementary purposes. From a practical viewpoint, understanding the causes of communication impairment is an essential part of developing and improving the therapies and interventions administered to autistic individuals aimed at improving their communication skills. This heterogeneity represents a major challenge to autism research in general and is a recurring theme in many of the chapters in Communication in Autism. Research on communication in autistic individuals also assists in identifying strategies by which non-autistic individuals may improve their own communication skills when interacting with people on the autism spectrum. Communication is, after all, a two-way street.

A second and perhaps less obvious benefit of research on autistic communication is to further understanding of the mechanisms of human communication. The natural variation within developmental disorders such as autism provides a critical test of theories of language and communication.

The chapters in Communication in Autism reflect these two complementary objectives. They are a mix of review articles and empirical studies and, together, provide comprehensive coverage of both the practical and the theoretical aspects of autistic communication.

Communication in Autism has 5 sections and 10 chapters. Section 1 focuses on symbolic communication, in particular, prelinguistic and assisted communication. Chapter 1 is a review of prelinguistic communication in autism by Keen. This chapter explores different forms of prelinguistic communication that can be seen in infants with autism, and the methods that can be used to assess this communication (e.g. interview protocols, naturalistic observations, and structured observations). Keen discusses how prelinguistic communication can be shaped/replaced/augmented in a way that assists the individual to move towards more effective communication.

Chapter 2, by May and Dymond, focuses on communication interventions for autistic individuals with `emerging' language skills, outlining the behaviorist principles that underpin the Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) approach. Aside from the potential practical utility of this research, May and Dymond argue that evidence from autistic individuals has led to a reshaping of behaviorist theories in general, thereby illustrating the important interplay between theory and practice in autism research.

Section 2 contains 3 chapters on oral language. In Chapter 3, Roberts reports an investigation of echolalia – the rote repetition of phrases out of context that is a commonly noted feature of language in autism, particularly for individuals in the early stages of language development. Roberts supports the view that echolalia is in fact an important staging post on the route to language. Her longitudinal data from children with autism indicates a strong association between children's developing language abilities and the quality of their echolalia.

The relationship between autism and SLI is explored in Chapter 4. As Taylor and colleagues point out, some have argued that the language phenotypes of autism and SLI represent "a theoretically significant aetiological overlap." Taylor, Maybery and Whitehouse review behavioral, neurological, and molecular genetic studies contrasting the two disorders. They discuss the inconsistent findings across these studies and suggest avenues for future research.

Chapter 5 is a review article examining prosody. In this chapter Arciuli notes that atypical prosody has been observed in some individuals with autism since the early descriptions provided by Kanner. Research on the potential causal mechanisms underpinning atypical prosody in individuals with autism has encouraged investigation of similarities and differences with other non-autistic populations, such as individuals with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS).

Section 3 of Communication in Autism includes research on literacy. In Chapter 6, Brock and Caruana revisit a seminal article by Frith and Snowling that investigated reading ability in individuals with autism. Essentially, this research on autism converges on the same conclusions as research on other non-autistic populations; namely, that reading comprehension is a joint function of decoding skills and oral language comprehension abilities. Chapter 7, by Jacobs and Richdale, picks up nicely on this point in reporting a large empirical study of reading ability in 168 school-aged children aged 6-8 years. On the whole, the data reveals that the predictors of reading ability are similar across the two groups.

Section 4 contains chapters on `higher level' language. In Chapter 8, Stirling and colleagues provide a detailed review of the literature on narrative skills in children with autism. Narratives provide an extraordinarily rich source of information about the way individuals with autism use language to represent the world and their experiences. Stirling et al. conclude that there is much potential for furthering our understanding of autistic language and its relation to other aspects of cognition by examining narrative skills.

Chapter 9 sees Rendle-Short exploring similar conceptual and methodological issues in relation to the conversational skills of two 8-year-old children with autism. Rendle-Short points out that the success of an interaction cannot easily be defined as correct or incorrect. She argues that the conversational partner can play an important role in providing structure and predictability to enhance effective interactions.

Finally, Section 5 consists of a single chapter examining what might be considered a `distal' cause of language impairment in autism. Hollier and colleagues review research that has examined the role of prenatal testosterone in the development of later language skills – a relationship that may perhaps be mediated by testosterone's influence on language lateralisation.

The authors of Communication in Autism are experts in a range of fields, including psychology, linguistics, and speech-language pathology. Their work is informed by neuroscience, genetics, and education. Their chapters showcase a wide array of methods currently being used in research in this area and should encourage readers to think about the many facets of communication and reflect on how these facets might be related.

The editors have assembled a truly unique volume of essays concerning the varied aspects of communication in ASD. Its contents provide not only up-to-the minute information on research on a wide range of aspects of communication in autism, but thoughtfully apply this research to practical problems faced by this population. The integration of research on both oral and written language is an especially useful feature. – Rhea Paul, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield CT

Communication deficits pervade almost every aspect of the lives of individuals with autism, from infancy onwards. This book, edited by Joanne Arciuli and Jon Brock, focuses on the many different domains that are affected, including prelinguistic symbolic development, emerging vocabulary, prosody, conversational skills, and literacy. Differences between autism and other disorders also characterised by severe communication deficits are addressed, as are possible causes. Contributors to the volume are experts in their various fields and the book provides an excellent and comprehensive review of both theoretical and experimental work in this area. – Patricia Howlin, King's College, London at University of Sydney

Communication in Autism provides a helpful resource on basic and applied research in the area of communication in autism. The chapters in this volume provide comprehensive coverage of both the theoretical underpinnings and the practical aspects of autistic communication. The result is a volume that showcases the wide range of methodologies being used in this field of research. Communication in Autism is invaluable for scientists, service providers, parents, individuals with autism, and students learning about communication and autism (e.g., in psychology, speech pathology, and education).

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Glaucoma: 2-Volume Set, 2nd edition (Medical Diagnosis & Therapy; and Surgical Management) by Tarek M. Shaarawy MD MSc, Mark B. Sherwood, Roger A. Hitchings, & Jonathan G. Crowston (Elsevier Saunders)

As the irreversible effects of glaucoma can lead to blindness, there is high demand for early diagnosis and an ongoing need for practitioners to adopt new and evolving medical and surgical treatment options to improve patient outcomes. The 2-volume set: Glaucoma, 2nd edition is the most comprehensive text and online resource in the field delivering expert guidance for the timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma – aimed at specialists, fellows and general ophthalmologists. More than 300 contributors from six continents provide a global perspective and explore new approaches in this user-friendly reference which has been updated with enhanced images, more spotlights and new videos.

With Glaucoma clinicians are able to:

  • Get the accuracy, expertise, and dependability they need for from leading specialists across six continents, for expert guidance and a fresh understanding of the subject.

  • Develop an understanding of all aspects of adult and pediatric glaucoma in Volume One, and the latest diagnostic imaging techniques including ultrasound biomicroscopy and optical coherence tomography.

  • Broaden their surgical repertoire with the latest surgical techniques – such as trabeculectomy, gonio-surgery, combined surgeries, and implant procedures – in Volume Two.

  • Glean essential, up-to-date, need-to-know information about stem cell research, gene transfer, and implants.

  • Grasp each procedure and review key steps quickly with chapter summary boxes that provide at-a-glance comprehension of the key take-away points.

  • Access the complete contents online at Expert Consult.

There are numerous changes to this 2nd edition of Glaucoma. Clinicians are able to stay at the forefront of their field with 10 new chapters on trending topics including: new surgical approaches such as trabectome and canoplasty; glaucoma implications in cataract and ocular surface disease; and, updates in the cost-effectiveness of medical management. The volume includes more than 40 new spotlight commentaries from key leaders providing added insight, tips and pearls of wisdom across varying hot topics and advances in the field; over 50 video clips depicting the latest techniques and procedures including: new trabeculectomy methods, needling, implants and valve complications; and over 1,600 illustrations, photos and graphics (1,250 in color) capturing essential diagnostics techniques, imaging methods and surgical approaches.

The author/editors of Glaucoma are Tarek M, Shaarawy PD MD MSc, Privat Docent, University of Geneva, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Head, Glaucoma Sector Ophthalmology Service, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva; Mark B Sherwood FRCP FRCS FRCOphth, Daniels Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology and Cell Biology Director of Vision Research Center, University of Florida, Gainesville; Roger A, Hitchings FRCS FRCOphth, Emeritus Professor Glaucoma and Allied Studies University of London, Consultant Surgeon (rtd), Moorfields Eye Hospital, London; and Jonathan G, Crowston PhD FRCOphth FRANZCO, Ringland Anderson Professor, Head of Ophthalmology, Melbourne University, Director, Centre for Eye Research Australia, Melbourne.

Chapters in Glaucoma and their authors include:


SECTION 1 Glaucoma in the World

  1. Prevalence and Geographic Variations – WINNIE NOLAN and JENNIFER LYYIP

·        Spotlight: China Study – JOST B. JONAS

·        Spotlight: What Do Prevalence and Geographic Variations Tell Us? – KAZUHISA SUGIYAMA and FARRAH JA'AFAR

  1. Screening for Glaucoma – PAUL R. HEALEY

·        Spotlight: Screening in Africa – DAN KIAGE

  1. Economics of Glaucoma Care – LEE KIANG and PAUL LEE

·        Spotlight: Economics of Glaucoma Care in Asian Countries: An Overview – ERROL CHAN and PAUL T.K. CHEW

-        Spotlight: Economics in India of High-Volume Glaucoma Care – RENGARAJ VENKATESH and KRISHNAMURTHY PALANISWAMY

  1. Practical Application of Glaucoma Care in Different Societies – ALAN L. ROBIN, DONALD L. BUDENZ, NATHAN G. CONGDON and RAVILLA D. THULASIRAJ

·        Spotlight: Glaucoma Care in South Asia – LINGAM VIJAYA

SECTION 2 Pathogenesis

  1. Functional Morphology of the Trabecular Meshwork Outflow Pathways – ERNST R. TAMM

·        Spotlight: Lymphatics and Uveolymphatic Outflow from the Eye – NEERU GUPTA and YENI YUCEL

  1. Aqueous Humor Dynamics and Intraocular Pressure Elevation – CAROL B. TORIS

  2. Pathogenesis of Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy – JAMES E. MORGAN

  3. Mechanical Strain and Restructuring of the Optic Nerve Head – J. CRAWFORD DOWNS, CLAUDE F BURGOYNE and RAFAEL GRYTZ

  4. Role of Ocular Blood Flow in the Pathogenesis of Glaucoma – ALI S HAFEZ and MARK R. LESK

SECTION 3 Evaluation of Glaucoma

  1. Tonometry and Intraocular Pressure Fluctuation – AACHAL KOTECHA, K. SHENG LIM, CORNELIA HIRN and DAVID GARWAY-HEATH

·        Spotlight: Tonometry and Intraocular Fluctuation – HASSAN EL DALY

  1. Visual Fields – DAVID P. CRABB

  2. Long-Term Follow-Up of Visual Fields – RIZWAN MALIK and BALWANTRAY C CHAUHAN

  3. Function-Specific Perimetry – FELIPE A. MEDEIROS and LUCIANA M. ALENCAR

  4. Electrophysiology in Glaucoma Assessment – STUART L. GRAHAM and BRAD FORTUNE

  5. Gonioscopy – JOHN F. SALMON


  7. Angle Imaging: Ultrasound Biomicroscopy and Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography – GUS GAZZARD, WINNIE NOLAN and PAVI AGRAWAL

  8. The Impact of Central Corneal Thickness and Corneal Biomechanics on Tonometry – JAMES D. BRANDT and CYNTHIA J. ROBERTS

·        Spotlight: What a Glaucoma Specialist Needs to Know About Corneal Biomechanics – ZISIS GATZIOUFAS and FARHAD HAFEZI

-        Spotlight: Measuring Corneal Biomechanics in the Clinic – CHRISTOPHER KS LEUNG

-        Spotlight: New Technology to Look at Corneal Biomechanics in Clinic – ZISIS GATZIOUFAS

  1. Optic Disc Photography in the Diagnosis of Glaucoma – JOST B. JONAS and ALAIN M. BRON

·        Spotlight: Benchmarking Optic Disc Examination – MICHAEL A COOTE and JONATHAN G. CROWSTON

·        Spotlight: Optic Disc Photography in the Diagnosis of Glaucoma – REMO SUSANNA JR.


  2. Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) Photography and Computer Analysis – NEIL T. CHOPLIN, E. RANDY CRAVEN, NIC J. REUS, HANS G LEMIJ and HOWARD BARNEBEY

  3. Structure-Function Relationships in Glaucoma – RIZWAN MALIK, WILLIAM H. SWANSON and MARCELO T. NICOLELA

  4. Measuring Glaucoma Progression in Clinical Practice – BRIAN J. SONG and JOSEPH CAPRIOLI

  5. Techniques Used for Evaluation of Ocular Blood Flow – ALI S. HAFEZ and MARK R. LESK

·        Spotlight: Practicalities – CHARLES E RIVA and BENEDETTO FALSINI


  1. Genetics of Glaucoma – YUTAO LIU and R. RAND ALLINGHAM

·        Spotlight: Japanese Perspective – FUMIHIKO MABUCHI


·        Spotlight: Family Screening for Glaucoma – DAVID A. MACKEY

·        Spotlight: Boston Studies – LOUIS R. PASQUALE

SECTION 4 Types of Glaucoma

  1. Definitions: What is Glaucoma Worldwide? – GEORGE L. SPAETH and MICHAEL WAISBOURD

  2. Ocular Hypertension – IAN F. PITHA and MICHAEL A. KASS

  3. Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma – ALBERTS KHOURI and ROBERT D FECHTNER

  4. Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma – PAUL FOSTER, ALEXANDER DAY and SANCY LOW

·        Spotlight: Angle Closure – MONISHA E. NONGPIUR, ERANGA N. VITHANA and TIN AUNG

  1. Exfoliation Syndrome and Exfoliative Glaucoma – ROBERT RITCH, URSULA SCHLOETZER-SCHREHARDT and R. RAND ALLINGHAM


·        Spotlight: Iridotomy for Pigmentary Glaucoma – FOTIS TOPOUZIS

  1. Normal-Tension Glaucoma – ANGELO P. TANNA

·        Spotlight: Japanese Perspective – YOSHIAKI KIUCHI

·        Spotlight: Korean Perspective – KI HO PARK



  3. Uveitic Glaucoma – AVINASH KULKARNI and KEITH BARTON

·        Spotlight: Uveitic Glaucoma – JOSEPH R. ZELEFSKY and EMMETT T. CUNNINGHAM JR.


  2. Other Secondary Glaucomas – JODY PILTZ-SEYMOUR and TAK YEE TANIA TAI



  5. Glaucoma in the Phakomatoses and Related Conditions – CHAIWATTEEKHASAENEE, SYRIL DORAIRAJ and ROBERT BITCH

SECTION 5 Principles of Management

  1. Management of Ocular Hypertension and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma – ROGER A HITCHINGS and MARK B SHERWOOD

  2. Management of Normal-Tension Glaucoma – MAKOTO ARAIE

  3. An Overview of Angle-Closure Management – CHAIWATTEEKHASAENEE

·        Spotlight: An Overview of Angle-Closure Management – CHELVIN CA SNG and PAUL TK CHEW

·        Spotlight: Cataract and Clear Lens Extraction – MARK J. WALLAND

  1. Target Intraocular Pressure – NITIN ANAND

·        Spotlight: Pros and Cons of Using Target Pressures in Clinical Practice – HENRY D JAMPEL


·        Spotlight: Evaluation of Quality of Life – ECOSSE L. LAMOUREX and EVA FENWICK

  1. Medical Management of Glaucoma: Cost-Effectiveness – JENNIFER BURR and LUKE VALE

  2. Optimizing Quality of Life: Low-Vision Rehabilitation in Glaucoma – JILL E. KEEFFE and MANJULA MARELLA

  3. Ocular Hypotensive Medications: Adherence and Performance – GARY D. NOVACK, KELLY W. MUIR, PAULA ANNE NEWMAN-CASEY and ALAN L ROBIN


  5. Benefit Versus Risk – RAVI THOMAS and RAJUL S. PARIKH

SECTION 6 Medical Therapy

  1. Prostaglandin Analogues – NORBERT PFEIFFER and HAGEN THIEME

  2. Beta-Blockers – ANN M. HOSTE

·        Spotlight: Alternate View – ANTHONY REALINI

  1. Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors – GABOR HOLLO

  2. Alpha Agonists – ADAM C REYNOLDS

  3. Parasympathomimetics – LINEU O. SHIROMA and VITAL P COSTA


  5. Ocular Surface Disease and the Role of Preservatives in Glaucoma Medications – SABITA M ITTOOP, LEONARD K SEIBOLD and MALIK Y. KAHOOK

SECTION 7 Emergency Care Management

  1. Acute Intraocular Pressure Rise – PRIN ROJANAPONGPUN and ORATHAI SUWANPIMOLKUL

  2. Glaucoma Secondary to Trauma – BAHA' N NOUREDDINE, KARIM TOMEY and ANITA BARIKIAN

·        Spotlight: Surgical Management of Post-Traumatic Angle-Recession Glaucoma – JOHN F. SALMON

SECTION 8 New Horizons

  1. Neuroprotectior and Neurorepair – LEONARD A. LEVIN

  2. Interpreting Clinical Studies on Glaucoma Neuroprotection – ROBERT N. WEINREB and ANNE L COLEMAN

  3. Stem Cells: A Future Glaucoma Therapy? – THOMAS VJOHNSON and KEITH R MARTIN

·        Spotlight: Brain Perspective – KATIE GILL and ALICE PEBAY

  1. Gene Therapy in Glaucoma – STUART J. MCKINNON



SECTION 9 Introduction

  1. Economics of Surgery Worldwide: Developed Countries – ANJA TUULONEN

  2. When to Perform Glaucoma Surgery – DANA M. BLUMBERG and GEORGE A. CIOFFI

  3. Economics of Surgery Worldwide: Developing Countries – BOATENG WIAFE

  4. Lowering Intraocular Pressure: Surgery versus Medications – JAMIE LEA SCHAEFER, CLIVE S. MIGDAL and MARK B. SHERWOOD

  5. The Trabecular Meshwork Outflow Pathways: Surgical Aspects – ERNST R. TAMM

SECTION 10 Laser Therapy

  1. Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty – SAMER A. ABUSWIDER, KARIM F. DAMJI and ROBERT RITCH

·        Spotlight: Laser Trabeculoplasty: A Patient-Centered View – ME'JA DAY and EVE J. HIGGINBOTHAM

·        Spotlight: Long-Term Effects – IVAN GOLDBERG

·        Spotlight: Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty – MICHAEL WAISBOURD and L. JAY KATZ

·        Spotlight: First-Line Treatment with Laser SLT – CINDY ML HUTNIK

  1. Peripheral Iridotomy for Angle-Closure Glaucoma – DENNIS SC LAM, CLEMENT CY THAM, NATHAN G. CONGDON and NAFEES BAIG

  2. Laser Peripheral Iridoplasty – CHAIWAT TEEKHASAENEE

SECTION 11 Trabeculectomy

  1. Preoperative Evaluation and Diagnostic Approach – THIERRY ZEYEN, LUIS ABEGAO PINTO and INGEBORG STALMANS

  2. Preoperative Conjunctival Health and Trabeculectomy Outcome – MATTHEW J HAWKER, NUWAN NIYADURUPOLA and DAVID C BROADWAY

  3. Ophthalmic Anesthesia – MEENAKASHI GUPTA and DOUGLAS J. RHEE

  4. Trabeculectomy – RONALD L. FELLMAN and DAVINDER S. GROVER

·        Spotlight: Releasable Sutures – MARK B. SHERWOOD

·        Spotlight: Anterior Chamber Maintainer – ELIE DAHAN

  1. Tenon's Cyst Formation, Wound Healing, and Bleb Evaluation



·        Spotlight: Histology of the Mature Functioning and Leaking Bleb – TERUHIKO HAMANAKA

  1. Intraoperative Complications of Trabeculectomy – RAJENDRA K BANSAL, DANIEL S CASPER and JAMES C TSAI

  2. Early Postoperative Increase in Intraocular Pressure – PRATAP CHALLA



  5. Trabeculectomy-Related Corneal Complications – MAGDY A. NOFAL and FATHI F. EL SAYYAD

  6. Aqueous Misdirection – PRADEEP Y RAMULU and STEVEN J GEDDE

  7. Late Failure of Filtering Bleb – ROBERT L STAMPER and AIYIN CHEN


  9. Blebitis and Endophthalmitis – PETER SHAH, MARK CHIANG and GRAHAM LEE

  10. Late Hypotony – JOHN THYGESEN

  11. Cataract Following Trabeculectomy – ALAIN M. BRON, ANTOINE LABBE and FLORENT APTEL

SECTION 12 Modulation of Wound Healing

  1. Risk Factors for Excess Wound Healing – ARVIND NEELAKANTAN and RICHARD K. PARRISH II

  2. Modulation of Wound Healing: Choice of Antifibrosis Therapies – ANTOINE LABBE and CHRISTOPHE BAUDOUIN


  4. Complications Associated with Modulation of Wound Healing in Glaucoma Surgery – HERBERT P FECHTER III and FRANCISCO FANTES

  5. Biological Drivers of Postoperative Scarring – SONAL S. TULI, MARK B. SHERWOOD and GREGORY S SCHULTZ


SECTION 13 Nonpenetrating Glaucoma Surgery

  1. Principle and Mechanism of Function – SHIBAL BHARTIYA and TAREK M. SHAARAWY

  2. Deep Sclerectomy – SYLVAIN ROY and ANDRE MERMOUD

·        Spotlight: Implants in Deep Sclerectomy – SERGIO ESTRELA SILVA

·        Spotlight: Enhancing Deep Sclerectomy Result with Antimetabolites – NITIN ANAND

·        Spotlight: If Primary Deep Sclerectomy Fails – SHIBAL BHARTIYA

·        Spotlight: CO2 Laser Assisted Sclerectomy Surgery (CLASS) for Open-Angle Glaucoma Treatment – NOA GEFFEN, YOKRAT TON and EHUD I. ASSIA

·        Spotlight: Non-Stitch Suprachoroidal Technique for T-flux Implantation in Deep Sclerectomy – GONZALO MUNOZ

  1. Viscocanalostomy – ROBERTO G. CARASSA

  2. Complications of Nonpenetrating Glaucoma Surgery – EMILIE RAVINET

  3. Postoperative Management of Nonpenetrating Glaucoma Surgery – SHIBAL BHARTIYA and TAREK M SHAARAWY

  4. Results of Nonpenetrating Glaucoma Surgery – DANIEL E GRIGERA, JORGE ACOSTA and VIRGINIA E. ZANUTIGH

·        Spotlight: Nonpenetrating Surgery: When is this my Preferred Option? – STEFANO A. GANDOLFI

SECTION 14 Management of Co-Existing Cataract and Glaucoma

  1. Cataract Surgery in Open-Angle Glaucoma – MICHAEL A. COOTE

  2. The Role of Lens Extraction in Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma – CLEMENT CYTHAM, NAFEES B BAIG and DEXTER YL LEUNG

  3. Cataract Surgery in Patients with Functioning Filtering Blebs – FRANZ GREHN and THOMAS KLINK

·        Spotlight: Bleb Management – ALAN S. CRANDALL

  1. One-site Combined Surgery/Two-site Combined Surgery – JASON CHENG and YVONNE M. BUYS

  2. Combined Cataract Extraction and Glaucoma Drainage Implant Surgery – VITAL P COSTA and ENYR S ARCIERI

  3. Combined Cataract and Nonpenetrating Glaucoma Surgery – GEMA REBOLLEDA, FRANCISCO J. MUNOZ-NEGRETE and JAVIER MORENO-MONTANES

  4. Goniosynechialysis – CHAIWATTEEKHASAENEE

SECTION 15 Drainage Devices

  1. Preoperative Evaluation of Patients Undergoing Drainage Implant Surgery – JEFFREY FREEDMAN

  2. Aqueous Shunts: Choice of – KEITH BARTON and DALE K. HEUER

  3. Surgical Technique 1 (Molteno Glaucoma Implant) – ANDREW M. THOMPSON, TUI H. BEVIN and ANTHONY CB MOLTENO

  4. Surgical Technique 2 (Baerveldt Glaucoma Implant) – GEORGE BAERVELDT and ANTHONY LEONCAVALLO

·        Spotlight: Anesthetic Considerations – DON MINCKLER

·        Spotlight: Operative Techniques and Potential Modifications – DON MINCKLER

  1. Surgical Technique 3 (Ahmed Glaucoma Valve Drainage Implant) – JOHN W. BOYLE IV, J. RYAN McMANUS and PETER A. NETLAND


  3. Intraoperative Complications – STEVEN H. McKINLEY, PETER T. CHANG and RONALD L GROSS


  5. Glaucoma Implants: Results – OSCAR ALBIS-DONADO

·        Spotlight: TVT Study – STEVEN J GEDDE

  1. Aqueous Shunts after Retinal Surgery – MARIA PAPADOPOULOS and KEITH BARTON

  2. Aqueous Shunts and Keratoplasty – SAMEH MOSAED and DON MINCKLER

·        Spotlight: Endothelial Cell Count Post-Drainage Implant Surgery – ETSUO CHIHARA

SECTION 16 Surgery for Congenital Glaucoma

  1. Goniotomy and Trabeculotomy – MARIA PAPADOPOULOS and SIR PENG TEE KHAW

  2. Further Surgical Options in Children – MARK WERNER and ALANA L. GRAJEWSKI

SECTION 17 Cyclodestructive Procedures

  1. Cyclodestructive Techniques – PHILIP A. BLOOM, ANIL K. NEGI, THOMAS L. KERSEY and LAURA CRAWLEY

·        Spotlight: Operative Techniques – DAVID C. BROADWAY

·        Spotlight: Postoperative Management and Interventions – DAVID C. BROADWAY

-        Spotlight: Retreatment and Further Postoperative Care – STEPHEN A. VERNON

-        Spotlight: UC3 Novel Ultrasound Circular Cyclo-Coagulation – PHILIPPE DENIS

  1. Endophotocoagulation – STANLEY J. BERKE

·        Spotlight: PHACO-ECP – PIETER GOUWS

  1. Complications of Cyclodestructive Procedures – MALIK Y. KAHOOK and JOEL S. SCHUMAN

·        Spotlight: Transscleral Diode in Patients with Good Vision – STEPHEN A. VERNON

·        Spotlight: Sympathetic Ophthalmia – ANNIE K. BAIK and JAMES D. BRANDT

SECTION 18 Devices in Development and New Procedures

  1. Trabectome – SAMEH MOSAED

  2. The Ex-PRESS Miniature Glaucoma Implant – ELIE DAHAN and ANDRE MERMOUD

  3. Canaloplasty – RICHARD A. LEWIS

  4. New Glaucoma Surgical Alternatives – TAREK M. SHAARAWY, MARILITA M. MOSCHOS and MARK B. SHERWOOD

·        Spotlight: Combined Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent Implantation and Phacoemulsification – JULIAN GARCIA-FEIJOO

Tarek Shaarawy, Mark Sherwood, Roger Hitchings, and Jonathan Crowston have coedited a masterful new 2-volume text on the diagnosis and therapy of glaucoma. Both the ophthalmologist-in-training and the ophthalmologist faced with glaucoma decision making on a regular basis could probably not do better than consulting – if not beginning with – this text for a thorough evaluation. – JAMA, January 12, 2011 – Vol. 305, No. 2

It is quickly becoming my favorite text. – Sandra M. Johnson, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Virginia

… This book is a must for the glaucoma specialist and a welcome addition for the comprehensive ophthalmologist. – Paul J. Lama, MD

These two volumes are, in my opinion, the definitive text upon which all others will have to strive to compete against. It was a pleasure to read through them, and they will reside in an honored place on my active clinical bookshelf and should be there in yours as well. – Richard Bensinger, MD for Ocular Surgery News (Sept. 2010)

The 2nd edition of Glaucoma is aimed at specialists, fellows and general ophthalmologists, providing a global perspective through its 300 contributors from six continents. This comprehensive book deserves to be read widely. It is more encompassing than the 1st edition (which received excellent reviews) and expands on novel features, namely the spotlights, which make it both appealing and user friendly. In these concise cameos, not only do the editors present the point of view of a chapter author but, whenever there is room for controversy, evidence-based counterpoints are proposed as well. They draw in many experts in the field, offering a podium to ponder specific points of view and challenging ideas.

As skill transfer becomes more accessible with the convenience of the Internet, the significant update of the book's video content is particularly important to readers, in particular, the doubling of the number of video clips in the 2nd edition is valuable.

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Diagnostic Pathology: Placenta, 1st edition by Amy Heerema-McKenney MD, Edwina J. Popek, DO, Monique E. De Paepe, MD, MSc, plus 5 others (Diagnostic Pathology Series: AMIRSYS Elsevier)

Diagnostic Pathology: Placenta is designed for practicing pathologists and pathologists-in-training, though will prove useful to anyone interested in fields related to pathology of the placenta. This volume in the Diagnostic Pathology Series provides clear and concise information on topics such as gross and microscopic changes of the placenta, common diagnoses, and placental evaluation in special circumstances. Also included are reference charts and sample templates for placental evaluation.

Diagnostic Pathology: Placenta features bulleted text, key facts in each chapter, annotated images, an extensive index, and Amirsys eBook AdvantageT, an online version of the print book with larger images and fully searchable text.

Features of the book include:

  • Heavily illustrated along with hundreds of annotated images.

  • Bulleted and succinct text format distills essential information for fast and easy comprehension.

  • Comes with Amirsys eBook AdvantageT, an online eBook featuring expanded content, additional eBook images, and fully searchable text.

The author/editors of Diagnostic Pathology: Placenta are Amy Heerema-McKenney, MD, Contract Staff Physician, Cleveland Clinic Institute of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cleveland; Edwina J. Popek, DO, Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women, Houston; Monique E. De Paepe, MD, MSc, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Women and Infants Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence; Linda M. Ernst, MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Pathology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago; Eileen Margaret McKay, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia; Philip J. Katzman, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester; Jason A. Jarzembowski, MD, PhD, Program Director, Perinatal Pathology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Associate Professor of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and Bahig M. Shehata, MD, Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Pediatric Pathologist, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta. The book has 4 more contributors.

According to the editors of Diagnostic Pathology: Placenta, one of the more perplexing phenomena in the field of pathology is what could be termed the ‘placenta paradox’: the placenta is the most accessible human organ, yet, at the same time, it is also the most poorly understood. Attributable, in part, to the rather cursory attention devoted to the placenta in most training programs and to its ever-looming medicolegal ramifications, examination of the placenta often presents an intimidating task for the general surgical pathologist. The placenta probably does not deserve its enigmatic reputation. Many of the inflammatory, immune-mediated, or vascular processes seen in the placenta have analogies in other organ systems, such as the lung, liver, or kidney. And, as in these other organs, the placental pathologies have more or less constant – and increasingly better understood – clinical (fetal and/or maternal) correlates.

Diagnostic Pathology: Placenta uses the easy-to-access bullet format. The first section provides a systematic overview of the various placental compartments, each presented with their respective normal gross and microscopic appearance, as well as their major pathological findings. The second section addresses the most important placental pathology constellations and their typical clinical correlates. The third section focuses on prevalent pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, and multiple gestations, and describe the placental findings commonly associated with these clinical scenarios.

Since the focus of Diagnostic Pathology: Placenta is on the placenta, it includes key correlates in the gross and microscopic examination of the fetus where essential. Also, the pathology of the postpartum hysterectomy is included, as disorders of placental implantation are increasingly encountered on the surgical pathology bench. Finally, the last section provides essential reference tables as well as proposed templates that may be useful for gross and microscopic placental description.

Parts and sections of Diagnostic Pathology: Placenta include:

PART I Overview of Gross and Microscopic Changes

Umbilical Cord; Extraplacental Membranes; Chorionic Plate; Stem Villi; Chorionic Villi; Decidua

Part II Placental Diagnoses

Meconium; Amniotic Fluid Infection Sequence; Placental Infections with Villitis and Other Findings; Chronic Inflammatory Lesions; Massive Perivillous Fibrin Deposition and Maternal Floor Infarction; Fetal Vasculopathy

Part II Placental Abruption

Villous Hypervascular Lesions; Gestational Trophoblastic Disease and Metastatic Tumors; Placental Mesenchymal Dysplasia; Placental Evaluation in Special Circumstances; Gestational Diabetes; Preeclampsia and Uteroplacental Malperfusion; Fetal-Maternal Hemorrhage; Intrauterine Growth Restriction; Prematurity; Abnormal Placental Implantation; Intrauterine Fetal Demise; Multiple Gestations; The Postpartum Hysterectomy

Diagnostic Pathology: Placenta is a practical and highly accessible complement to the existing excellent but somewhat more encyclopedic classic placental pathology literature. With time-saving bulleted text and stunning images, it enhances readers' understanding of the placenta and, ultimately, their appreciation of the critical role it plays as the unique interface between mother and fetus, which should contribute considerably to the demystification of the placenta.

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Diagnostic Pathology: Introperative Consultation, 1st edition by Susan C. Lester, MD PhD, plus 9 others (Diagnostic Pathology Series: AMIRSYS Elsevier)

Recognizing a pathologist's need to be quick and decisive when evaluating frozen section biopsies, Diagnostic Pathology: Introperative Consultation is the go-to, on-the-spot reference for quick, definitive guidance to ensure efficient handling of specimens, making accurate diagnoses, and writing effective reports. This volume in the Diagnostic Pathology series offers practical, bulleted information and thousands of detailed images organized to address specific questions that need to be answered during an operation. Organized alphabetically by disease, it is the only resource presenting images and information on the most common diseases ranked according to the likelihood of diagnosis on frozen section.

Features of the book include:

  • Heavily illustrated along with hundreds of annotated images.

  • Bulleted and succinct text format distills essential information for fast and easy comprehension.

  • Comes with Amirsys eBook AdvantageT, an online eBook featuring expanded content, additional eBook images, and fully searchable text.

The author/editors of Diagnostic Pathology: Introperative Consultation include: Susan C. Lester, MD, PhD, Chief, Breast Pathology Services, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Staff Pathologist, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston; David S. Cassarino, MD, PhD, Consultant Dermatopathologist and Staff Pathologist, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Los Angeles, Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of California at Irvine; Rebecca D. Folkerth, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Director of Neuropathology, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Consultant in Neuropathology, Children's Hospital, Boston; David P. Frishberg, MD, Vice Chair and Director, Anatomic Pathology, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington; Stefan Kraft, MD, Instructor in Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Staff Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Jeffrey F. Krane, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Chief, Head and Neck Pathology, Associate Director, Cytology Division, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; Matthew R. Lindberg, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Director of Immunohistochemistry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock; Vania Nose, MD, PhD, Director of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, Associate Chief of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston; Charles Matthew Quick, MD, Assistant Professor, Director of Gynecologic Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock; and Amitabh Srivastava, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Associate Director, Surgical Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

Lester in the preface to Diagnostic Pathology: Introperative Consultation puts readers in touch with this scenario: The beeper goes off. You head off towards the operating room. It could be a kidney, a lung, a uterus – almost any type of specimen, the surgeon and the patient are relying on information from pathologists to make sure there is a successful outcome for the surgery. In some practice settings, it could be a lesion they haven't thought about in quite some time. The stakes are high and the challenges are great – no special stains, limited access for consultation with colleagues, and often suboptimal histologic preparations due to freezing artifact.

No time is wasted looking for information because each chapter is directed to a specific question posed by a surgeon, such as "Does this patient have pancreatic cancer?", "Is there an intrauterine pregnancy?", "Is this peritoneal nodule malignant?", or "Are the margins free of carcinoma?" The clinical setting and what the surgeon needs to know – and why – are explained. The best answer for patient care is only clear when the pathologist understands the consequences of the diagnosis. Specimen processing (gross and microscopic), tissue selection, and reporting of results are all detailed. All major entities in the differential diagnosis are described and shown in galleries including relevant radiographic, gross, and microscopic images. Major pitfalls are discussed and illustrated.

Chapters and their authors in Diagnostic Pathology: Introperative Consultation include:

SECTION 1 General

Introduction – Susan C. Lester, MD, PhD

Quality Assurance – David P. Frishberg, MD

Safety Precautions – Susan C. Lester, MD, PhD

Telepathology – David P. Frishberg, MD

SECTION 2 Methods

Gross Examination – Susan C. Lester, MD, PhD

Cytologic Examination – David P. Frishberg, MD

Frozen Section – Susan C. Lester, MD, PhD

Slide Preparation – Susan C. Lester, MD, PhD

Lymph Nodes: Molecular Methods for Evaluation – Susan C. Lester, MD, PhD

SECTION 3 Contents

Adrenal and Paraganglia: Diagnosis – Vania Nose, MD, PhD

Anterior Mediastinal Mass: Diagnosis – Matthew R. Lindberg, MD

Appendix: Diagnosis – Amitabh Srivastava, MD

Bone Lesion/Tumor: Diagnosis and Margins – Matthew R. Lindberg, MD

Breast: Diagnosis – Susan C. Lester, MD, PhD

Breast: Margins – Susan C. Lester, MD, PhD

Bronchus and Trachea: Diagnosis – Matthew R. Lindberg, MD

Cerebellum and Brainstem: Diagnosis – Rebecca D. Folkerth, MD & Rolf Pfannl, MD

Cerebral Hemispheres: Diagnosis – Rebecca D. Folkerth, MD & Rolf Pfannl, MD

Colon: Diagnosis and Margins – Amitabh Srivastava, MD

Colon: Evaluation for Hirschsprung Disease – Karen S. Thompson, MD

Esophagus: Diagnosis and Margins – Amitabh Srivastava, MD

Fallopian Tube: Diagnosis – Charles Matthew Quick, MD

Head and Neck Mucosa: Diagnosis and Margins – Jeffrey F. Krane, MD, PhD & Stefan Kraft, MD

Kidney, Adult: Diagnosis and Margins – Roni Michelle Cox, MD

Kidney: Evaluation of Allograft Prior to Transplantation – Lynn D. Cornell, MD

Kidney Needle Biopsy: Evaluation for Adequacy – Lynn D. Cornell, MD

Kidney, Pediatric: Indications and Utility – Karen S. Thompson, MD

Larynx: Diagnosis and Margins – Jeffrey F. Krane, MD, PhD & Stefan Kraft, MD

Liver, Capsular Mass: Diagnosis – Amitabh Srivastava, MD

Liver: Evaluation of Allograft Prior to Transplantation – Amitabh Srivastava, MD

Liver, Intrahepatic Mass: Diagnosis and Margins – Amitabh Srivastava, MD

Lung: Margins – Matthew R. Lindberg, MD

Lung: Nonneoplastic Diffuse Disease: Diagnosis – Matthew R. Lindberg, MD

Lung Mass: Diagnosis – Matthew R. Lindberg, MD

Lymph Nodes, Axillary: Diagnosis – David P. Frishberg, MD

Lymph Nodes below Diaphragm: Diagnosis – Susan C. Lester, MD, PhD

Lymph Nodes: Diagnosis of Suspected Lymphoproliferative Disease – Susan C. Lester, MD, PhD

Lymph Nodes, Head and Neck: Diagnosis – Jeffrey F. Krane, MD, PhD & Stefan Kraft, MD

Lymph Nodes, Mediastinal: Diagnosis for Staging and Lymphadenopathy – David P. Frishberg, MD

Meninges: Diagnosis – Rebecca D. Folkerth, MD & Rolf Pfannl, MD

Nasal/Sinus: Diagnosis of Suspected Fungal Rhinosinusitis – Jeffrey F. Krane, MD, PhD & Stefan Kraft, MD

Nasal/Sinus: Diagnosis of Suspected Neoplasia – Jeffrey F. Krane, MD, PhD & Stefan Kraft, MD

Oropharynx and Nasopharynx: Diagnosis – Jeffrey F. Krane, MD, PhD & Stefan Kraft, MD

Ovary, Mass: Diagnosis – Charles Matthew Quick, MD

Pancreas, Biopsy: Diagnosis – Amitabh Srivastava, MD

Pancreas Resection: Parenchymal, Retroperitoneal, and Bile Duct Margins – Amitabh Srivastava, MD

Parathyroid Gland: Diagnosis and Margins – Vania Nose, MD, PhD

Peripheral Nerve and Skeletal Muscle: Allocation of Tissue for Special Studies – Rebecca D. Folkerth, MD & Rolf Pfannl, MD

Peritoneal/Omental Mass: Biopsy – Charles Matthew Quick, MD

Pituitary – Vania Nose, MD, PhD

Pleura: Diagnosis – Matthew R. Lindberg, MD

Revision Arthroplasty: Evaluation of Infection – Matthew R. Lindberg, MD

Salivary Gland: Diagnosis and Margins – Jeffrey F. Krane, MD, PhD & Stefan Kraft, MD

Skin: Diagnosis and Margins – David S. Cassarino, MD, PhD

Skin: Evaluation for TEN vs. SSSS – David S. Cassarino, MD, PhD

Skin: Mohs Micrographic Surgery – Christine J. Ko, MD & David S. Cassarino, MD, PhD

Soft Tissue: Evaluation for Necrotizing Fasciitis – David S. Cassarino, MD, PhD

Soft Tissue Mass: Diagnosis and Margins – David S. Cassarino, MD, PhD

Spinal Cord: Diagnosis – Rebecca D. Folkerth, MD & Rolf Pfannl, MD

Stomach: Diagnosis and Margins – Amitabh Srivastava, MD

Thyroid: Diagnosis – Vania Nose, MD, PhD

Ureter: Margins – Rani Michelle Cox, MD

Uterus, Endometrium: Diagnosis – Charles Matthew Quick, MD

Uterus, Endometrium: Diagnosis of Pregnancy – Charles Matthew Quick, MD

Uterus, Myometrium: Diagnosis – Charles Matthew Quick, MD

Vulva: Diagnosis and Margins – Charles Matthew Quick, MD

Diagnostic Pathology: Introperative Consultation is a book pathologists will want at their side the next time a page calls them to an intraoperative consultation. It is the best resource during the limited time a pathologist has available to make a decision. For pathologists in training, the book is an introduction to the art of intraoperative consultation; for experienced pathologists, it is a safety net to help out when there is a difficult specimen or unusual clinical setting.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Internal / Clinical / Pathology / Infectious Disease / Reference

Pathology of Infectious Diseases: A Volume in the Series: Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology, 1st edition edited by Gary W. Procop MD & Bobbi Pritt MD MSc (D)TMH (Elsevier Saunders)

One of the most important challenges in medicine is the accurate and timely detection of infectious diseases. Although this is primarily thought of as the domain of the microbiology laboratory, the anatomic pathologist plays an essential role in the identification of infectious organisms in surgical and cytological preparations.

Given the variety of organisms that may be seen in tissue, the anatomic pathologist must be familiar with the histologic and cytologic presentation of a variety of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.

Pathology of Infectious Diseases, a volume in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series, packs today's essential information on infectious disease pathology into a compact, high-yield format. Well-organized and segmented by type of infectious organism, the book's pragmatic approach complemented by abundant full-color, high-quality photomicrographs and clinical photos, and at-a-glance tables makes it easy to access the information clinicians need to quickly and accurately detect and identify pathogenic organisms. Chapters on immunohistochemical and molecular techniques as well as artifacts and pitfalls guide clinicians to accurate detection and identifications.

Dr. Gary W. Procop, one of the most outstanding young clinical pathologists in medical microbiology in American medicine, shares his vision about how new technologies may be used to rapidly identify pathogenic organisms and detect resistance to treatment regimens. Recognized for distinguished research contributions to the discipline of clinical microbiology, he was the recipient of the 2007 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology and elected to the American Academy of Microbiology in recognition of his scientific achievements.

The author/editors of Pathology of Infectious Diseases are Procop, MD, MS, Medical Director, Enterprise Test Utilization and Pathology Consultative Services, Director, Molecular Microbiology, Parasitology, and Mycology Laboratories, Professor of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland and Bobbi S. Pritt, MD, MSc, (D)TMH, Director, Clinical Parasitology and Initial Processing Laboratories, Associate Professor of Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. The book has 38 contributors.

With Pathology of Infectious Diseases clinicians are able to:

·        Find the information they need thanks to a well-organized, user-friendly format with templated headings, detailed illustrations, at-a-glance tables, and segmentation by type of infectious organismviral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic.

·        Avoid common problems that can lead to an incorrect diagnosis using a special section on artifacts and pitfalls.

·        Get visual guidance from an abundance of full-color, high-quality photomicrographs and clinical photos.

·        Employ the latest diagnostic advancements including immunohistochemical and molecular techniques.

·        Access the full text from any computer, including the entire image bank and links to PubMed, at Expert Consult.

·        Implement proven diagnostic approaches such as real-time PCR assays and pepticnucleic acid probes with guidance from the pioneer of these techniques.

·        Benefit from the same practical format as other titles in this series with consistent headings throughout, summary boxes for pathological and clinical features, high-quality photomicrographs and clinical photos, and logical organization by type of infectious organism.

·        Get comprehensive coverage of the field, including virology, bacteriology, mycobacterial infection, fungi, helminth infections, and protozoan and insect infestations.

Chapters of Pathology of Infectious Diseases and their authors include:

SECTION 1 Approach to Infectious Disease Pathology

  1. Principles of Infectious Disease Pathology: An Introduction – Michael L. Wilson, Gary W. Procop, and Bobbi S. Pritt

SECTION 2 Viral Infections

  1. Herpes Virus Infections – Tess Karre

  2. Viral Hepatitis – Joshua Coleman and Lisa Yerian

  3. Human Papillomavirus, Polyomaviruses, and Parvovirus Infections – Bobbi S. Pritt, Bin Yang, and Gary W. Procop

  4. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection – Ann Marie Nelson and Paul Hofman

  5. Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Infections – Sherif R. Zaki and Christopher D. Paddock

  6. Arbovirus Encephalomyelitis – Wun-Ju Shieh and Sherif R. Zaki

  7. Viral Encephalomyelitis: Rabies, Enterovirus, and LCM – Clifton P. Drew, Atis Muehlenbachs, and Sherif R. Zaki

  8. Orf Infections and Molluscum Contagiosum – Wilma F. Bergfeld and Michele Babb Tarbox

SECTION 3 Bacterial Infections

  1. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections – Jeannette Guarner

  2. Endocarditis and Other Intravascular Infections – Carmela D. Tan and E Rene Rodriguez

  3. Bacterial Pneumonia – Carol Farver

  4. Nocardiosis and Infections by Related Species – Amy B. Frey and Gary W. Procop

  5. Mycetoma: Eumycetoma and Actinomycetoma – Michel R. Huerre, Eric Dannaoui, and Michel Develoux

  6. Botryomycoses – Michel R. Huerre and Fabrice Chretien

  7. Bacterial Gastrointestinal Infections – Laura W. Lamps

  8. Anaerobic Bacterial Infections – Jeannette Guarner

  9. Bartonella, Coxiella, and Tropheryma Infections – Christopher D. Paddock

  10. Rickettsia, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma Infections – J. Stephen Dumler and David H. Walker

SECTION 4 Mycobacterial Infections

  1. Tuberculosis and Infections by Nontuberculous Mycobacteria – Gary W. Procop

  2. Leprosy – David M. Scollard

  3. Buruli Ulcer – Wayne M. Meyers, Douglas S. Walsh, and Francoise Portaels

SECTION 5 Fungal Infections

  1. Hyalohyphomycoses – Gordon Lee Love

  2. Zygomycosis – Gordon Lee Love

  3. Dematiaceous Fungal Infections – Bryan H. Schmitt and Bobbi S. Pritt

  4. Infections with Yeast and Yeastlike Fungi – Christina Wojewoda and Gary W. Procop

SECTION 6 Parasitic Infections

  1. Helminth Infections – Michael R. Lewin-Smith and Ronald C. Neafie

  2. Protozoal Infections – Bobbi S. Pritt

SECTION 7 Artifacts and Pitfalls

  1. Artifacts and Pitfalls in Infectious Disease Pathology – Bobbi S. Pritt and Abdelmonem Elhosseiny

Pathology of Infectious Diseases provides a practical and easy-to-use reference for practicing pathologists, with adequate information for correlating gross and microscopic pathologic features with clinical presentation and radiology findings. With its outstanding contributors, the book adds to the body of knowledge about infectious diseases. It provides up-to-date essential information on infectious disease pathology in a compact high yield format. Clinicians learn, review, and reference the latest pathologic and clinical information they need to diagnose a wide range of both common and rare infectious diseases. This practical title allows for the rapid retrieval of information on pathologic and clinical topics, ensuring that clinicians are well informed and up to speed on today's most effective diagnostic methods, including immunohistochemical and molecular techniques.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Allied Health Services / Physical Therapy

Clinical Exercise Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy: Examination, Testing, and Exercise Prescription for Movement-Related Disorders edited by Debra Coglianese PT DPT OCS ATC (Slack Incorporated)

In order to effectively examine, test, and treat patients with exercise, physical therapists need to understand how physiology from the cellular to the systems level provides the basis for normal responses to exercise. It is also essential for them to have knowledge about pathophysiology, the changes that lead to abnormal responses to exercise in different patient populations.
Clinical Exercise Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy is a comprehensive reference created to show why and the how to treat patients with exercise by offering both comprehensive information from the research literature and original patient cases.
Dr. Debra Coglianese, along with her contributors, has arranged Clinical Exercise Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy into three parts: foundations of physiological responses, pathophysiology of deconditioning and physiology of training, and pathophysiology considerations and clinical practice. The chapters present the physiology and pathophysiology for defined patient populations consistent with the American Physical Therapy Association’s Guide to Physical Therapy Practice.
Coglianese, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC is a clinical specialist with the Mercy Health System, with over three decades’ experience. She holds her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions and her MS in physical therapy from the University of Southern California. Prior to her current practice in Pennsylvania, she practiced with the University of Michigan Health System, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She continues to be certified as an athletic trainer. The book has 23 contributors.

In Clinical Exercise Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy patient cases supplement each chapter to illustrate how understanding the content of the chapter informs physical therapy examination, testing, and treatment. The patient/client management model from the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice defines the structure of the patient cases, and the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (ICF) model of disablement has been inserted into each patient case. Highlighted “Clinician Comments” appear throughout each patient case to point out the critical thinking considerations. Instructors in educational settings can also visit the efaculty lounge website for additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom.
Sections, chapters and their authors include:

Section I Foundations of Physiological Responses  

  1. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System – Daniel Malone, PT, PhD, CCS

  2. Developing Systems: Birth to Adolescence – David Chapman, PT, PhD

·        Case Study 2-1 (Jill) – Joanell A. Bohmert, PT, DPT, MS

·        Case Study 2-2 (Jack) – Kathleen Coultes, PT, PCS

  1. System Changes in the Aging Adult – Alison L. Squadrito, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

·        Case Study 3-1 (Ms. Arbor) – Alison L. Squadrito, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

Section II Pathophysiology of Deconditioning and Physiology of Training    

  1. Fatigue and Deconditioning – LeeAnne Carrothers, PT, PhD

·        Case Study 4-1 (Mr. Biscotti) – Kerri Lang, PT, DPT

  1. Principles of Training and Exercise Prescription – Skye Donovan, PT, PhD, OCS and LeeAnne Carrothers, PT, PhD

·        Case Study 5-1 (Mr. Cedar) – Lola Sicard Rosenbaum, PT, DPT, MHS

·        Case Study 5-2 (Ms. Caster) – Mary Jane Myslinski, PT, EdD

Section III Pathophysiological Considerations and Clinical Practice

  1. Individuals with Cardiovascular Pump Dysfunction – Daniel Malone, PT, PhD, CCS and Scot Irwin, PT, DPT, CCS

·        Case Study 6-1 (Ms. Damask) – Scot Irwin, PT, DPT, CCS

  1. Individuals with Peripheral Vascular Disorders – Cheryl L. Brunelle, PT, MS, CCS, CLT

·        Case Study 7-1 (Mr. Eagle) – Cheryl L. Brunelle, PT, MS, CCS, CLT, Paul D. Gaspar, PT, DPT, CCS; and Robert M. Snow, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC

  1. Individuals with Ventilatory Pump Disorders – Jane L. Wetzel, PT, PhD

·        Case Study 8-1 (Mr. Fortnight) – Jane L. Wetzel, PT, PhD

  1. Individuals with Gas-Exchange Disorders – Jane L. Wetzel, PT, PhD and Brian D. Roy, PT, DPT, MS, CCS

·        Case Study 9-1 (Ms. Garden) – Brian D. Roy, PT, DPT, MS, CCS

  1. Individuals with Localized Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders      Debra Coglianese, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC

·        Case Study 10-1 (Mr. Halo) – Debra Coglianese, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC

  1. Individuals with Systemic Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders – Susan L. Edmond, PT, DSc, OCS

·        Case Study 11-1 (Ms. Icon) – Susan L. Edmond, PT, DSc, OCS

  1. Individuals with Motor Control and Motor Function Disorders – Lisa Brown, PT, DPT, NCS

·        Case Study 12-1 (Mr. Julep) – Laura Klassen, DipPT, BPT, MSc

·        Case Study 12-2 (Mrs. Jelly) – Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, PT, PhD

  1. Individuals With Multi-System Disorders – Melanie A. Gillar, PT, DPT, MA

·        Case Study 13-1 (Dr. Lacrosse) – Melanie A. Gillar, PT, DPT, MA

·        Case Study 13-2 (Ms. Ledger) – Melanie A. Gillar, PT, DPT, MA and Nancy Gage, PT, DPT

Other texts cover normal exercise physiology well. Information about abnormal responses to exercise, however, has to be gathered from a variety of sources for different patient populations. Examination and testing information can be found in articles and texts for some specific patient populations, but for not all. In addition, a smattering of case studies can be found in the literature. Until now, though, no text has compiled all of this information together for physical therapists.

Clinical Exercise Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy shows why, and offers examples of how, to treat patients with exercise, offering comprehensive information from the research literature as well as original patient cases. Its coverage is broad, ranging from a cellular metabolism review to the discharge summary – with all of the connections in between.

To ensure that this exceptional sweep of information would not overwhelm readers, the contributing authors have created chapters that follow a consistent format. That alone is a remarkable feat for a text with different contributors. Further, the authors have distilled and refined the content for clarity to further assist readers.

In Section I, the first chapter, "Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System," begins with a review of cellular metabolic pathways as the basis for why a delivery system in the form of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system even exists. The chapter presents the structure and physiology for each component of this essential system. The chapter then discusses the normal physiological responses of the components to show how the system responds as a whole during an exercise session. The next 2 chapters in Section 1 show the normal physiology in developing and aging systems, respectively. Along with presenting the normal physiology associated with development and aging, these chapters do identify the pathophysiology that can occur simultaneously with each phase of life.

Section II of Clinical Exercise Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy provides chapters exploring the changes that occur from decreased, and then increased, physiological demands. A clarification needs to be made at the outset about the dual routes to a deconditioned status. Is it deconditioning when a high-performance athlete follows a much lighter-than-usual workout for several weeks, or is deconditioning what occurs when a person who has been functioning adequately with daily activities experiences a drop in activity level? Chapter 4, entitled "Fatigue and Deconditioning," offers the true physiologic definition of a deconditioned status that applies to both situations. In the groundbreaking collection of information that makes up that chapter, however, the emphasis is on the latter scenario. Chapter 5, "Principles of Training and Exercise Prescription," summarizes the training information many readers will recognize from previous exposure to exercise physiology content. Here again, though, the focus of the chapter is to highlight the principles for patient – not athlete – applications.

In Section III, the chapters present the physiology and pathophysiology for defined patient populations consistent with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Guide to Physical Therapy Practice. The chapters in Section 3 follow a consistent organizational structure, each chapter begins with a presentation of the basic physiology principles appropriate for the systems involved. This information then serves as the foundation to link to the pathophysiology that occurs in the defined patient population. The pathophysiology content then spans the components to be included, or considered, in therapists' examination, testing, evaluation, and treatment of these patients.

The order of chapter topics reflects, as does Clinical Exercise Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy as a whole, a view of patients through a cardiovascular and pulmonary system lens. As such, chapters on cardiovascular and pump dysfunctions, peripheral vascular disorders, ventilatory pump dysfunctions, and gas exchange disorders appear first in Section 3. Next, the musculoskeletal system is introduced with chapters on localized, and then systemic, musculoskeletal disorders. Similarly, the neuromuscular system is introduced and associated disorders presented in the next chapter. The text concludes with a chapter that considers multi-system disorders.

Throughout Clinical Exercise Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy, all of the chapters except the first are followed by at least one patient case. The cases serve to illustrate how understanding the content in each chapter informs physical therapy examination, testing, and treatment. Just as the chapters follow a consistent structure, so do the patient cases. The patient/client management model from the Guide defines the structure.

Special attention has been paid in the patient cases to the writing of the exercise prescriptions. The patient cases in Clinical Exercise Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy model taking exercise prescription to a higher level. Any exercise recommended in a patient case is accompanied by an exercise prescription that contains a specified mode, intensity, duration, and frequency, along with a description of the intervention.

Another innovative upgrade distinguishes the patient cases in this book and enhances their educational value. It can be useful to know more about what a patient's therapist is thinking, moment by moment. Coglianese says these limitations have now been solved with the introduction of a "Clinician Comments" feature that emphasizes critical thinking and moves beyond the ‘just the facts’ structure of case presentations.

Highlighted "Clinician Comments" appear throughout each patient case in Clinical Exercise Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy to point out the critical thinking considerations. The reporting of information from the patient case is periodically interspersed with "Clinician Comments" that allow the case author to step outside the traditional narration of the case, so to speak, to summarize what is now known about the patient or what additional information needs to be gathered or clarified. The evidence to support the interpretation of the case facts also appears in these comments, as well as the decisions being made by the physical therapist as the case unfolds. Various "Clinician Comments" are inserted into the cases to explain the decision making about matters such as the selection of the tests and measures to be used, the practice pattern chosen, and the mode of exercise selected, to list a few examples.

Clinical Exercise Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy is a groundbreaking reference for physical therapy students and clinicians looking to understand how physiology and pathophysiology relate to responses to exercise in different patient populations.

Physical therapists who desire a single reference to update their knowledge base will find this text useful. The content provides a clear delineation of the physiology, pathophysiology, and research evidence that supports therapeutic exercise intervention across the scope of physical therapy practice.

Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students will be well-guided by the scope and depth of content in this book when used as the primary text for a clinical exercise pathophysiology course. Advanced master's students will find the extensive pathophysiology content to be an exemplary supplement to any clinical research inquiry.

The extensive patient cases illustrate not only the application of physiological and pathophysiological principles for patient management, but the critical thinking employed as well. The information in the cases will inform future clinical practice for students at all levels. In addition, entry-level and transitional DPT students will find the format used for patient cases to be an invaluable model as they prepare their own patient cases in comprehensive case classes.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Sports Medicine / Reference

Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systematic Disease Hardcover, 3rd edition by Daniel P. O'Connor PhD ATC & Louise Fincher EdD ATC LAT (Slack Incorporated)

Written specifically for athletic trainers, by athletic trainers, the updated third edition of Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers emphasizes practical knowledge; development of clinical skills, including evaluation and treatment; and development of clinical decision-making abilities.
The third edition incorporates full-color photos and images to enhance readers’ understanding of the common non-orthopedic pathology that may occur in athletes and physically active people. Chapters are organized by body systems and emphasize the clinical presentation, diagnosis, acute care, long-term management, and return to participation criteria for systemic illnesses and injuries.
Dr. Daniel P. O’Connor and Dr. A. Louise Fincher have incorporated the competencies from the Athletic Training Education Competencies (5th edition) that are associated with the non-orthopedic conditions discussed in this unique text. Competencies that are addressed throughout the text are still conveniently listed at the beginning of each chapter in which they are referenced.

O’Connor, PhD, ATC, is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston, where he also serves on the Executive Board of the Texas Obesity Research Center. Fincher, EdD, ATC, LAT, is Founding Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Emory & Henry College. She has more than 30 years of experience as an athletic trainer and an educator. As Chair of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Professional Education Committee (NATA PEC), Fincher oversaw the development of the 5th edition of the Athletic Training Education Competencies.

Changes to the third edition of Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers include:

  • Full-color photos and graphics throughout.

  • Updated head injury screening, evaluation, and return to participation criteria to be consistent with current recommendations.

  • Integration of up-to-date NATA Position Statements and Consensus Statements throughout.

  • Online lab manual for the development of the psychomotor skills required to evaluate the described medical conditions.

  • New lab activities added to the book include: use of nebulizer in the treatment of asthma, administration of therapeutic oxygen, and use of pulse oximeter for measuring oxygen saturation.

Instructors in educational settings can visit the efaculty lounge website for additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom.
Chapters in Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers include:

Chapter 1         Principles of Clinical Pathology and Decision Making    

Chapter 2         Pathophysiology          

Chapter 3         Pharmacology  

Chapter 4         Immune System           

Chapter 5         Oncology        

Chapter 6         Cardiovascular and Hematological Systems      

Chapter 7         Pulmonary System       

Chapter 8         Gastrointestinal and Hepatic-Biliary Systems    

Chapter 9         Renal and Urogenital Systems  

Chapter 10       Endocrine and Metabolic Systems        

Chapter 11       Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Mouth Disorders  

Chapter 12       Dermatological Conditions       

Chapter 13       Neurological System    

Chapter 14       Psychological Conditions         

The goal of the third edition of Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers is to enable athletic trainers and athletic training students to recognize, evaluate, and differentiate common systemic diseases. The book has been thoroughly updated to align with the fifth edition of the Athletic Training Education Competencies and the sixth edition of the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer's Role Delineation Study/Practice Analysis. The authors have also incorporated all of the relevant current National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) position statements and inter-association consensus statements.

O’Connor and Fincher have made some modifications to the third edition that enhance student learning. All chapters have been updated and expanded using the most current evidence available in the sports medicine literature. They have added information about preparticipation physical examination, screening for cardiovascular disease, traumatic brain injury, obesity, and a number of other medical conditions. The information about differential diagnosis from the final chapter of the second edition has been integrated into Chapter 1, where clinical decision making is discussed. The diagnostic algorithms based on key symptoms from that chapter are now included in the applicable system-specific chapters. Nearly all graphics and photos are now in color. Each chapter still begins with a topical outline that incorporates the chapter's learning objectives and listing the specific Athletic Training Educational Competencies that are addressed.

Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers was written by athletic trainers specifically for athletic trainers, acknowledging their unique role in health care. It is appropriate both for athletic training students in athletic training educational programs and as a reference book for certified athletic trainers. It emphasizes the clinical recognition and management of non-orthopedic pathology, which allows athletic trainers to recognize systemic illnesses and injuries.

With expanded discussions and case studies, a new online lab manual, and an emphasis on the development of clinical skills, the third edition of Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers is a must-have for today's athletic training students and clinicians as well as allied health professionals working with athletic or physically active populations.

Religion & Spirituality / Christianity

Dominus Mortis: Martin Luther on the Incorruptibility of God in Christ by David J. Luy (Fortress Press)

Modern interpreters typically attach revolutionary significance to Luther's Christology on account of its unprecedented endorsement of God's ontological vulnerability. This passibilist reading of Luther's theology has sourced a long channel of speculative theology and philosophy, from Hegel to Moltmann, which regards Luther as an ally against antique, philosophical assumptions, which are supposed to occlude the genuine immanence of God to history and experience. David J. Luy in Dominus Mortis challenges this history of reception and rejects the interpretation of Luther's Christology upon which it is founded. Luy is assistant professor of biblical and systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Dominus Mortis creates the conditions necessary for an alternative appropriation of Luther's Christological legacy. By re-specifying certain key aspects of Luther's Christological commitments, Luy provides a careful reassessment of how Luther's theology can make a contribution within ongoing attempts to adequately conceptualize divine immanence. Luther is demonstrated as a theologian who creatively appropriates the patristic and medieval theological tradition and whose constructive enterprise is significant for the ways that it disrupts widely held assumptions about the doctrine of divine impassibility, the transcendence of God, dogmatic development, and the relationship of God to suffering.

According to Luy in the introduction to Dominus Mortis, contemporary appraisals routinely allege that Luther's theology marks a watershed moment in the history of dogma, specifically as it pertains to the doctrine of God. Luther is supposed by many to espouse a conception of the divine being that departs in fundamental and portentous respects from his theological forebears. The contents of the alleged departure are variously elaborated. As a general point of consensus, however, the shift is taken to signal nothing less than the inception of an alternative dogmatic trajectory within Christian thought. At its root, the cusp of the departure consists in a single, positive affirmation, which Luther leverages against the prevailing currents of antecedent theological tradition: God suffers, and does so in God's very nature. Luther's endorsement of this material claim is the determinative presupposition and touchstone for many modem receptions of his thought.

Dominus Mortis demonstrates that the point of historical consensus, to which Luy refers as the ‘divergence thesis,’ is mistaken. Contrary to widely held opinion, Luther nowhere rejects the doctrine of divine impassibility. Careful examination of key texts reveals an abiding commitment to the invulnerability of Christ's divinity as a criterion of Christological description. Luther's doctrine of Christ should not be regarded as the seminal hinge point in the emergence of an alternative doctrine of God. By demonstrating all this to be true, this study creates the conditions necessary for an alternative appropriation of Luther's significance within contemporary theology.

Dominus Mortis is not entirely deconstructive in nature. Its purpose is not merely to expose the divergence thesis's exegetical weaknesses and leave the matter there to rest. It is surely true, as the prevailing account assumes, that Luther lays particular emphasis upon the radical immanence of God in Christ. This observation qualifies the reformer as a significant conversation partner for ongoing constructive endeavors to forge adequate doctrinal conceptualizations of divine nearness. So, although its focus rests primarily upon the more basic matter of historical accuracy, Dominus Mortis intentionally addresses questions of constructive theological import. The question that ultimately emerges is whether Luther's rendering of divine immanence can still possess ongoing significance once he is shown no longer to reject the doctrine of divine impassibility. The central goal, then, is to create the conditions necessary for an alternative appropriation of Luther's Christology, and to outline a few programmatic gestures of what such an appropriation might entail.

The book presents three stages of argument, which are subdivided into five major chapters. The first stage includes only one chapter (chapter 1), and provides a careful specification of the divergence thesis, as expressed in major historical and theological literature composed during the past half-century. This preparatory identification is necessary (if also a bit tedious), because it outlines the essential exegetical and conceptual claims upon which the self-purported descriptive legitimacy of the divergence thesis rests. The second stage of the argument (chapters 2-4) is by far the most detailed in its approach. Having identified the divergence thesis's constitutive claims, each of those claims is exposed to critical scrutiny.

The product of this sequential assessment is the decisive refutation of the divergence thesis as a viable interpretation of Luther's Christology. The third stage of the argument (chapter 5) is constructive in nature. It focuses upon the task of redirecting contemporary appropriations of Luther's theological significance. The space necessary for this ‘redirection’ is established on the basis of the alternative specification of Luther's Christological views provided in chapters 2 through 4. As the result of the three stages of argument, Dominus Mortis demonstrates the inadequacy of the prominent divergence reception and provides the outline for a historically responsible alternative.

Sometimes the best innovation consists in showing that no innovation is needed. David J. Luy demonstrates how Luther's theology of the cross employs the resources of patristic and medieval theology. This careful study reminds all friends of Luther to not read our own favorite ideas into the thought of the Reformation. – Risto Saarinen, University of Helsinki

This is an extremely important book.… Dominus Mortis is a demanding, bold, and stimulating piece of scholarship whose argument has profound implications for the future course of both historical and constructive theology. An exceptional achievement! – Ronald K. Rittgers, Valparaiso University

An important book, Luy in Dominus Mortis challenges our understanding of God and of the relationship of God to suffering.

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Jesus, A Visual History: The Dramatic Story of the Messiah in the Holy Land by Donald L. Brake, with Todd Bolen (Zondervan)

Readers can step into the shoes of those who walked with Jesus.

… It has been one of my dreams for many years to share my love of the Holy Land and for Jesus, my Savior, in a book. This book is the fulfillment of that dream.

I hope that as you journey with me through the land of Jesus, you will experience the singe of the desert's hot breath, be refreshed by the cool evening breezes, feel the stir of the wind stroking the waves of the Sea of Galilee, and follow the scents and sounds of the crowded markets that draw you into the life of the Middle East. Most of all, I pray all these experiences will deepen your love for the Savior whose life story is explored in the pages that follow. – from the preface

Jesus, A Visual History offers a unique vantage point into Jesus’ story, introducing readers to the historical context of Gospel accounts. Maps and charts summarize and visualize the events of Jesus’ life, along with full-color photos and 19th-century black-and-white images of the modern sites where biblical events took place. In addition, original artwork researched for accuracy illuminates Jesus’ life and work.

Author Donald L. Brake, dean emeritus of Multnomah Biblical Seminary and former president of Jerusalem University College, was previously a pastor and missionary in Ethiopia. Assisting Brake is Todd Bolen, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at The Master's College, who, for more than a decade, taught at the school's Israel Bible Extension near Jerusalem.

Jesus remains the most admired, controversial, fascinating, and divisive figure in all of history. In Jesus, A Visual History, Brake peels back the centuries to reveal the Roman roads, political intrigue mobs, and miracles that lie at the heart of Jesus' dramatic story – the story of a common Jewish carpenter who claimed to be much more.

Breathing fresh life into Jesus' victory over death, Brake takes readers on an image-rich journey to explore the archaeological, geographical, and historical material that frames this and other dramatic stories of Jesus. Readers are immersed into the life of Christ like they never have before, deepening their understanding of the Holy Land in the process.

The book features an index, sidebars, call-outs, endnotes, illustrations, and charts covering the childhood, preaching, martyrdom, and triumph of Jesus.

Inspiration and engaging, Jesus, A Visual History, provides an accessible yet accurate invitation to readers to better understand both the Holy Land and the Savior who walked it. Its easy reading style, thorough research, and visual presentation will leave readers with a greater and lasting appreciation for Jesus, and the sweeping, visually-driven narrative will be treasured by readers as an intimate presentation of the Messiah.

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Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church by Scot McKnight (Brazos Press)

The kingdom of God is more than social justice or personal salvation.

According to Scot McKnight in Kingdom Conspiracy, ‘kingdom’ is the biblical term most misused by Christians today. It has taken on meanings that are completely at odds with what the Bible says. ‘Kingdom’ has become a buzzword for both social justice and redemption so that it has lost its connection with Israel and with the church as a local church. McKnight, professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, is a world-renowned scholar, writer, and speaker.

McKnight in Kingdom Conspiracy defines the biblical concept of kingdom, offering a thorough corrective and vision for the contemporary church. The most important articulation of kingdom was that of Jesus, who contended that the kingdom was in some sense present and in some sense in the future. The apostles talked less about the kingdom and more about the church. McKnight explains that kingdom mission is local church mission and that the present-day fetish with influencing society, culture, and politics distracts us from the mission of God: to build the local church. He also shows how kingdom theology helps to reshape the contemporary missional conversation.

As both a pastor and an activist, I can say that the punches Kingdom Conspiracy throws are as important as they are infuriating! At times it had me yelling 'Amen!' and at other times it just had me yelling. But if you keep wrestling, this book will inspire you to a greater vision of the church – greater than self-focused seclusion, greater than the coercion of a new clandestine Christendom, greater than personal social action.… – Jarrod McKenna, Australian Peace Award-winning activist, pastor, and cofounder of First Home Project
Kingdom Conspiracy, McKnight critiques those of us who have reduced the kingdom to social action or personal salvation. He then issues an invitation to embrace a kingdom theology rooted in the church; it's as simple as gathering and doing the things the church is called to do. – Sara Barton, Pepperdine University; author of A Woman Called: Piecing Together the Ministry Puzzle
Scot McKnight's pastoral heart and concern for Jesus' bride, the church, will bring tears to your eyes. The implications of
Kingdom Conspiracy will move you to practice what it teaches! This is essential reading for the church in a post-Christian America. Do someone a huge favor; buy them this book, which needs to be read by every Christian. – Derwin L. Gray, lead pastor, Transformation Church

… McKnight brings much-needed clarity to what 'kingdom of God' means – and doesn't mean – and how it relates to the church and its mission. This is a book that needs to be read by everyone – scholars and laypeople alike – who wants to understand and consistently live out what it means to be a follower of King Jesus. – Gregory A. Boyd, senior pastor, Woodland Hills Church, St. Paul, Minnesota; author of Repenting of Religion and Benefit of the Doubt
… With prescient analysis and pastoral insight, Scot McKnight succeeds in providing a scriptural and theological text for those who have heard the word so often but failed to think through its meaning. McKnight offers a fresh take on the kingdom that will serve as a primer for followers of Jesus who seek first the kingdom of God in our own context.
– Soong-Chan Rah, North Park Theological Seminary; author of The Next Evangelicalism
Unlocking what Jesus meant by 'the kingdom of God' is essential to our witness to the gospel. If Christians today are going to live in the world as the church, we need to understand the message of this book. –
Rich Stearns, president of World Vision U.S.; author of Unfinished and The Hole in Our Gospel

In Kingdom Conspiracy, McKnight offers a sizzling biblical corrective and a fiercely radical vision for the role of the local church in the kingdom of God.

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The Presence of God: Its Place in the Storyline of Scripture and the Story of Our Lives by J. Ryan Lister, with a foreword by Thomas R. Schreiner (Crossway)

We have an important contribution here… from the standpoint of biblical theology. But as readers we don't want to stop there, for the aim of the story is the knowledge of God. We should grow in understanding and in love, for we were created to know God, to see God, to love God, to experience God, and to enjoy his presence forever. – Thomas R. Schreiner, from the foreword

“God is with us.”

Pastors say this in their sermons, prayers, and songs, but what does it really mean? For many Christians, the whole notion of God’s presence remains vague and hard to define.

Exploring both the Old and New Testaments, Professor J. Ryan Lister in The Presence of God seeks to recover the centrality of the presence of God in the storyline of Scripture, a theme that is often neglected and therefore misunderstood.

Lister is associate professor of theology at Western Seminary in Portland and Thomas R. Schreiner is the James Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

According to Thomas R. Schreiner in the foreword to The Presence of God, the goal of theology is to get us back to the Garden of Eden. Actu­ally, the goal of theology is to bring us into the heavenly city, for the heavenly city of Revelation 21 and 22 is even better than the garden. God's presence in the garden was lost because of the sin of Adam and Eve. But God will never abandon the New Jerusalem, the heavenly Jerusalem, the new heavens and new earth. John tells us that there is no night there, and there isn't any need for the sun or the moon because the light of the city comes from the Lord and from the Lamb. What makes the New Jerusalem new, what makes it heavenly and glorious, what makes it more desirable than anything readers have ever experienced is the presence of God.

Ryan Lister knows more about the biblical teaching concerning God’s presence in the world than anyone else I know. And there is no theme more important to our relationship with God. Lister’s book is a great antidote to the temptation to see God only as a concept, doctrine, or formula, or to regard him only as a force in the world outside ourselves…. – John M. Frame, J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando

We need more biblical theologies like this one! Ryan Lister has identified a central biblical theme that we easily take for granted. With the unity of Scripture to the fore, he has provided us with a diligently researched study of one of the golden threads that highlight the glories of Christ’s person and work. This is thematic biblical study at its best. – Graeme Goldsworthy, Former Lecturer in Old Testament, Biblical Theology, and Hermeneutics, Moore Theological College

Ryan Lister provides a great service to the people of God by tracing the theme of God’s presence from Genesis to Revelation, showing that it is not only central to the Christian eschatological hope, but also the gracious means by which God moves fallen sinners to that glorious beatific vision. – Steven B. Cowan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Lincoln Memorial University

The Presence of God is filled with insight that unpacks the fullness of Scripture’s development on this theme, but also shows how precious the concept of God’s presence with his people is for our lives. Lister has been very careful to represent clearly and appropriately the development of this beautiful biblical theme, and he has done this in a way that is highly relevant for Christian identity and Christian living. Do yourself a favor – read this book and rejoice that God has chosen to come near. – Bruce A. Ware, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The much misunderstood notion of the presence of God is central to the Bible’s story from beginning to end. Ryan Lister explains how it is both God’s goal for us and the means by which God accomplishes his redemptive mission. This fresh approach to biblical theology is presented as an unfolding drama, with many practical and pastoral implications. In particular, it shows that a sound and scripturally mature analysis of the presence of God can help answer this world’s deep-seated spiritual desires. – David Peterson, Former Principal, Oak Hill College; Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in New Testament, Moore Theological College

Ryan Lister provides an exegetically grounded theology of relational divine presence that is traced along the Christ-centered storyline of the Bible. This work is an outstanding model of evangelical scholarship, and Lister’s conclusions invade every square inch of our lives as we seek to fulfill the primary reason for our existence – knowing the holy God who mercifully draws near to his people. – Erik Thoennes, Professor of Theology, Chair, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University; Pastor, Grace Evangelical Free Church, La Mirada, California

… Lister’s work examines this fertile soil of God’s self-revelation, out of which our experiences can flourish with renewed vigor. – Mike Wilkerson, author, Redemption: Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry

In a world that longs for – yet struggles to find – intimacy with the Almighty, The Presence of God helps readers discover the truth about God’s presence with his people and what his drawing near means for the Christian life. Theologians have tackled many subjects, but it is surprising how few have written about God's presence with his people. Because of this illuminating work, readers have a better understanding about how the Bible fits together. Lister doesn't appeal to a few proof texts. He shows readers how God's presence is stitched into the bibli­cal narrative so that it is clearly part of the warp and woof of the story.




Contents this Issue:

Stevens & Lowe's Human Histology, 4th edition by James S. Lowe BMedSci BMBS DM FRCPath & Peter G. Anderson DVM PhD (Human Histology Series: Elsevier Mosby)

Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology, 4th edition by Edward C. Klatt MD & Vinay Kumar MBBS MD FRCPath (Robbins Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Odze and Goldblum Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas, 3rd edition by Robert D. Odze MD FRCP(C) & John R. Goldblum MD FCAP FASCP FACG (Elsevier Saunders)

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Head and Neck, 1st edition by Anil T. Ahuja MBBS (Bom) MD (Bom) FRCR FHKCR FHKAM (Radiology) (AMIRSYS Elsevier)

Sleep Medicine Pearls, 3rd edition by Richard B. Berry MD & Mary H Wagner MD (Pearls Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Musculoskeletal, 1st edition by James F. Griffith MD MRCP FRCR (AMIRSYS Elsevier)

Art Jewelry Today: Europe by Catherine Mallette (Art Jewelry Today Series: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.)

Critical Knowledge Transfer: Tools for Managing Your Company's Deep Smarts by Dorothy Leonard, Walter C. Swap & Gavin Barton (Harvard Business Review Press)

Super Searcher, Author, Scribe: Successful Writers Share Their Internet by Loraine Page, with series editor Reva Basch (Super Searcher Series: Cyber Age Books: Information Today, Inc.)

The Grain-Free Family Table: 125 Delicious Recipes for Fresh, Healthy Eating Every Day by Carrie Vitt (William Morrow)

Angels by the River: A Memoir by James Gustave Speth (Chelsea Green Publishing)

Eat Your Greens: The Surprising Power of Homegrown Leaf Crops by David Kennedy (New Society Press)

You Know Who Killed Me by Loren D. Estleman (Amos Walker Novels: Forge)

Eclipse of Man: Human Extinction and the Meaning of Progress by Charles T. Rubin, with series editor Adam Keiper (New Atlantis Books: Encounter Books)

When All Else Fails: Some New and Some Old Tools for Doing Brief Therapy by Rubin Battino (Crown House Publishing Limited)

Communication in Autism edited by Joanne Arciuli & Jon Brock, with series editors Shanley Allen and Caroline F. Rowland (Trends in Language Acquisition Research Series, Vol. 11) John Benjamins Publishing Company)

Glaucoma: 2-Volume Set, 2nd edition (Medical Diagnosis & Therapy; and Surgical Management) by Tarek M. Shaarawy MD MSc, Mark B. Sherwood, Roger A. Hitchings, & Jonathan G. Crowston (Elsevier Saunders)

Diagnostic Pathology: Placenta, 1st edition by Amy Heerema-McKenney MD, Edwina J. Popek, DO, Monique E. De Paepe, MD, MSc, plus 5 others (Diagnostic Pathology Series: AMIRSYS Elsevier)

Pathology of Infectious Diseases: A Volume in the Series: Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology, 1st edition edited by Gary W. Procop MD & Bobbi Pritt MD MSc (D)TMH (Elsevier Saunders)

Clinical Exercise Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy: Examination, Testing, and Exercise Prescription for Movement-Related Disorders edited by Debra Coglianese PT DPT OCS ATC (Slack Incorporated)

Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systematic Disease Hardcover, 3rd edition by Daniel P. O'Connor PhD ATC & Louise Fincher EdD ATC LAT (Slack Incorporated)

Dominus Mortis: Martin Luther on the Incorruptibility of God in Christ by David J. Luy (Fortress Press)

Jesus, A Visual History: The Dramatic Story of the Messiah in the Holy Land by Donald L. Brake, with Todd Bolen (Zondervan)

Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church by Scot McKnight (Brazos Press)

The Presence of God: Its Place in the Storyline of Scripture and the Story of Our Lives by J. Ryan Lister, with a foreword by Thomas R. Schreiner (Crossway)