8 June 2020: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

Microbiology & parasitology > Atypical bacteria: Mycoplasma > M. pneumoniae
by Arthur H. Totten, Ph.D., George Andy Farr, M.L.S., Sixto M. Leal, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Topic summary: Leading bacterial cause of community acquired pneumonia. Predominately affects children 5 – 18 years. Disseminated infections in immunocompromised. Not seen on H&E or other histologic stains. PCR is the most common and accurate means of diagnosis.

Salivary glands > Cytopathology (Milan system) > Milan system – Malignant
by Jen-Fan Hang, M.D.
Topic summary: Detailed cytology descriptions and many high quality cytology images of malignant entities.

Stains & molecular markers > IMP3
by David Wachter, M.D.
Topic summary: Cytoplasmic marker with expression in many malignancies; tends to have higher expression in more aggressive neoplasms, although not specific for any malignancy.

Stomach > General > Normal histology
by Kelsey E. McHugh, M.D., Thomas P. Plesec, M.D.
Topic summary: Updated topic with new diagrams, significantly more extensive histologic descriptions, new procedural, gross, histologic and cytologic images, as well as three new board review style questions.