Thursday, August 5, 2010

The WHO Manual of Diagnostic Imaging

203 pages
Publisher: World Health Organization (January 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9241545550
ISBN-13: 978-9241545556

WHO in collaboration with the International Commission for Radiologic Education (ICRE) of the International Society of Radiology (ISR) and the other members of the Global Steering Group for Education and Training in Diagnostic Imaging is creating a series of "Manuals of Diagnostic Imaging". The full series of manuals will primarily cover the examination techniques and interpretation of conventional diagnostic X-ray procedures. These manuals will replace and update the WHO Manual of Radiographic Interpretation for General Practitioners and the WHO Manual of Radiographic Technique.
The present volume in this series, the manual Radiographic Anatomy and Interpretation of the Musculoskeletal System, provides an exhaustive description of radiographic normal anatomy as well as pathologic changes most frequently seen in musculoskeletal system including trauma, infections in bone and joints, metabolic, endocrine, and toxic disorders, tumours, congenital and developmental disorders. Backed by high-quality reproduction of radiographs, this manual will prove essential reading to general practitioners, medical specialists, radiographers and radiologists in any medical settings, although focusing specifically on needs in small and mid-size hospitals.

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Color Atlas Of Forensic Pathology

Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (December 21, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0849302781
ISBN-13: 978-0849302787

A male homicide victim with a shotgun blast to the chest. A female drug addict who has overdosed on crack cocaine. An elderly woman with deep stab wounds to the neck. A two-year-old motor vehicle accident victim with blunt head trauma.For forensic pathologists, police detectives, and crime scene investigators, dealing with death and injury is a daily routine. But even after investigating thousands of drownings, shootings, stabbings, electrocutions, overdoses, and traffic accidents, most professionals in the investigative fields still haven't seen it all.Originally published on CD-ROM, the Color Atlas of Forensic Pathology addresses much of the basic information which forensic pathologists and other investigators deal with on a day to day basis. Packed with 780 full-color, captioned photographs, this atlas examines everything from time of death and decomposition, to identification, to causes of death from blunt trauma, firearm injuries, asphyxia, cutting and stabbing injuries, and more. The atlas shows the various causes of death and injury with case -- "visuals" to help investigators understand the work they perform.Indeed, with its exhaustive coverage, the Color Atlas of Forensic Pathology will provide investigators with valuable insight into the many different causes of death and injury they must deal with and how the manners of death are diagnosed.


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Description: red linear erosion with surrounding scale

This 62-year-old woman who wore glasses for years developed an erosion on the retroauricular fold of her right ear. The erosion is easily observed when she raises her ear.

Acanthoma fissuratum cutis is a common cutaneous lesion induced by chronic mechanical trauma. Most cases are caused by poorly fitting spectacle frames. The main differential diagnosis is basal cell carcinoma.

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Dealing with Primary Dysmenorrhea

Which of the following is considered first-line therapy for primary dysmenorrhea?Dealing with Primary Dysmenorrhea
A) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs)
B) Selective serotonin receptor inhibitors (SSRIs)
C) Antiestrogens
D) Acupuncture
E) Tricyclic antidepressants

Answer and Discussion
Primary dysmenorrhea is associated with cramping pain in the lower abdomen occurring just before and/or during menstruation, in the absence of other conditions such as endometriosis. The initial presentation of primary dysmenorrhea typically occurs in adolescence.
The condition is associated with increased production of endometrial prostaglandin, resulting in increased uterine tone and stronger, more frequent uterine contractions. A diagnostic evaluation is unnecessary in women with typical symptoms and in the absence of risk factors for secondary causes.

NSAIDs are the most effective treatment, with the addition of oral contraceptive pills when necessary. About 10% of affected women do not respond to these measures. In these cases it is important to consider secondary causes of dysmenorrhea in women affected. Acupuncture is also used as an alternative treatment.The answer is A.

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