Monday, April 23, 2018

23 April 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Friday, April 20, 2018

20 April 2018: Jobs Page Information

Do you know for the Jobs page, we now have Regional totals by subspecialty, as well as by location and subspecialty? At the top of the Jobs page, under the heading Search Jobs, there is a subsection for Subspecialties.

http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/jobs

Thursday, April 12, 2018

12 April 2018: Book specialties

When you visit our Books page, you will see the specialty listed under the books information. For example:
Annamaria Colao, Antongiulio Faggiano, Wouter de Herder
349 pages, $139, Springer (2018)
Posted February 15, 2018
Listed under: GI

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

3 April 2018: Monthly updates newsletter

We are changing the name of the Website News email blast to Monthly updates, to avoid confusion with the quarterly What's New newsletter. To subscribe to any of our newsletters, click on the Newsletters button in the Header or Footer or click here.

Monday, April 2, 2018

2 April 2018: Traffic increasing

March saw a record number of sessions (905,045) and page views (2,162,466). Traffic is up 23% from March 2017. We are nearing completion of our topic conversions to our new format and continue to add authors to keep the textbook up to date. Thanks again for making PathologyOutlines the #1 website for pathologists.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

27 March 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

27 March 2018: Make sure to get our emails!



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Friday, March 16, 2018

16 March 2018: Authoring for PathologyOutlines.com

We are looking for great writers to help update our free online textbook. By becoming an author, you gain international exposure (29,000 average visits per day from 100+ countries) and have publications you can add to the Book Chapter section of your CV. PathologyOutlines has a national and international presence with metrics that can be reported in promotion and tenure dossiers. Please review our author information page at http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/Instructionsforauthors.html, and email your CV to erinthomas3161@gmail.com with your areas of expertise/interest.

You can also find out more by visiting us at the USCAP Annual Conference, Booth # 711.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

7 March 2018: Best Author Awards for 2017

Congratulations to the winners of our top author awards for 2017 at PathologyOutlines.com:

Top faculty author:
  • Nicole K. Andeen, M.D., Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science University
Top trainee authors:
  • Daniel Anderson, M.D., MBA, Resident, University of Washington
  • Akira Yoshikawa, M.D., Medical Student, Nagasaki University School of Medicine
  • Anthony Martinez, M.D., Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


We appreciate their hard work and dedication in improving topics with thorough research, careful writing, high quality images and following our procedures. The award was based on nominations by our Editorial Board and staff.

We awarded each of them a $150 Amazon gift card.

Thanks again for doing such a great job!

Would you like to become an author for PathologyOutlines? Find out more information here: http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/authorinformation.html

Friday, March 2, 2018

2 March 2018: Record sessions per day

February may have been a short month, but we got a record number of 29,472 sessions per day. This is a 34% increase from February 2017. To see our other traffic statistics please visit: http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/monthlystats.php.

Thanks again for using our website.

Friday, February 23, 2018

23 February 2018: Updated image policy

Our updated image policy is to rely almost exclusively on images contributed by Authors, our Editorial Board or pathologist contributors. This minimizes bad links because these images are stored on our server. We will also use some images contributed by "preferred sites", including free full text journals, Wikipedia, Webpath, Pathopic, governmental institutions and medical institutions. We are removing Nature links, because they continue to block our website despite our attempts to change this.

If there is a link that you object to for copyright or other reasons, please contact Dr. Pernick directly at NatPernick@gmail.com and we will take the appropriate action. We do not copy images, except for thumbnails with permission. We do not violate copyright laws, and we respond to copyright "shake downs" (demands for payment for linking to images) by reporting the perpetrator to the appropriate authorities (attorney general, local police, Better Business Bureau, attorney grievance board).

Friday, February 16, 2018

16 February 2018: Follow us on Instagram!

We are now active on Instagram @pathoutlines. We will post interesting cases there.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

15 February 2018: Changes regarding Images

In response to users, we are advising Authors to contribute their own images, or those from others who give permission, so they can be posted on our server. These images will not disappear over time. As a result, users will gradually see reductions in images from other websites and fewer bad image links. Even if you are not an author, we welcome you to contribute high quality images of topics not well represented on our website, whether micro, gross, IHC, molecular, EM or clinical. They should be sent as attachments to CommentsPathOut@gmail.com, with a figure legend. Please also indicate the name and institution of the contributor(s).

15 February 2018: New CME page

Our CME page has a cleaner look, and now has 63 offerings. You can search for CME by subspecialty, by organization, by date posted as well as by expiration date (so sign up for CME courses that expire soon).

15 February 2018: 2017 Jobs Summary

We have now posted the 2017 Summary of our Jobs Report. Click here to view the report. It is also accessible from the Jobs page by clicking on the orange link.  It begins:

For calendar year 2017, there were 660 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 15.8% increase from the 570 ads posted in 2016 (see 2016 Jobs Summary). We have excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-pathologist positions. Of these postings, 614 were for 1 position, 21 were for 2 positions, 2 were for 3 positions, 22 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than 1 and and 1 was for an unspecified number of positions greater than 3.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

7 February 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

7 February 2018: New Payment page and other changes

We now have a separate Payment page, distinct from the Advertise page (they were together). The Advertise page will give more information about banner and email advertising. Also, the Amazon link on the top line of the banner was removed (it is still in the footer), and we moved Contact us from the bottom of the header to the top of the header (to make room for the payment link).
Let us know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

6 February 2018: We demand Vicodin; the Germans accept Ibuprofen

Great article sent to me:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/we-demand-vicodin-germans-accept-ibuprofen-michael-critelli/?trackingId=dbM2mC8C20mBpq0mvOz6Gw%3D%3D

We demand Vicodin; the Germans accept Ibuprofen

Whenever someone touts the much less expensive healthcare systems outside the US, and suggests that we adopt a single payer system, I remember the experience we had with our son James in Florence Italy at the best children's hospital in the country. He was hospitalized for a condition that, fortunately, was not life-threatening, but we followed the advice of the doctors to keep him there overnight.
I was with him, and we were in a bare-bones semi-private room, not a private room, and we had very little nursing support during the night, in comparison with an American hospital. He received excellent care, but there were no amenities of the kind we are used to having in a US hospital. We noticed a similar pattern in Switzerland, when one of our executives broke his leg on the ski slopes and was airlifted to the hospital for emergency surgery. The surgery was done flawlessly, but he was kept in the hospital for two weeks, and had almost no amenities.
With that in mind, I was most interested in the first-person narrative of an author named Firoozeh Dumas in the Sunday, January 27, 2018, issue of the New York Times, entitled "After Surgery in Germany, I Wanted Vicodin, Not Herbal Tea." The author described a major surgery she had in Munich, more specifically, the very different practices of German surgeons relative to pain management, after surgery. In contrast to what she had come to expect in the US, the German surgeon initially told her she would not get a prescription pain killer, but would get Ibuprofen.
More revealing was his comment, which the author paraphrased and translated; "Pain is a part of life. The pain will guide you....If I give you Vicodin, you will no longer feel the pain, yes, but you will no longer know what your body is telling you....And please be careful with Ibuprofen. It's not good for your kidneys. Only take it if you must. Your body will heal itself with rest."
Imagine an American hospital confronted with the same kind of request from a patient. Our doctors do more, and are far more accommodating to patients. They are also graded by Medicare on patient satisfaction with their attentiveness to patient complaints of pain. The scenario this author describes probably would be very unlikely in an American surgical setting. Similarly, she asked for stool softeners, but the surgeon directed her to sip coffee slowly and have the coffee serve as a laxative.
The reason this story is worth retelling is that anyone who believes that we can replicate the lower costs of healthcare by importing a single-payer model from another country is failing to take into account some of the attributes of our healthcare delivery system that we take for granted, but that are not standard practice outside the United States. As a general rule, we are far more impatient and intolerant of pain or of delays in getting care for medical conditions that give us discomfort. In fact, many Medicare patients end up going to the emergency department for a non-urgent and relatively minor problem if they wake up with it, because they do not want to wait for the doctor's office or the urgent care clinic to open at 9 am.
Our impatience is deeply imbedded in our culture in large and small ways. I spent 10 days in Ottawa with my son James at a chess tournament and went to the one coffee shop open at 7 am every day, the Tim Horton's. At the Starbucks where I live, there are two cashiers and almost no one waits more than two minutes to have an order taken by a barista. At the Tim Horton's, we were 18th in line and there was one cash register being used. Everyone patiently waited 20-30 minutes to get served.
This "quick fix" mentality is more prevalent in America than anywhere else, with the possible exception of China. The lower-cost, higher-quality developed country healthcare systems in countries like Germany, Italy, the UK, Switzerland, Canada, and the Netherlands work, in large part, because these countries focus on delivering necessary care through primary care physicians, not elaborately gold-plated care that dazzles patients, but is over and above what a patient needs.
In fact, I would argue that the German surgeon may have a better case for his point of view than the American physician who quickly gives the patient a prescription for a medication that masks pain. I visited with a great podiatrist named David Armstrong from Arizona who referred to the devastating effect of diabetes in depriving patients of "the gift of pain."
There is no right answer, but there are very clear cultural differences that make the adoption of a single-payer system less likely to achieve the results it achieves elsewhere if used in the United States.

Monday, February 5, 2018

5 February 2018: Welcome Dr. Clay to our Editorial Board

We are happy to welcome Dr. Michael Clay, M.D., to our Editorial Board. Dr. Clay is currently on staff at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee. He will be our Editor for soft tissue, molecular and pediatric pathology topics. Welcome to the Editorial Board, Dr. Clay.

Friday, February 2, 2018

1 February 2018: Record Jobs, Fellowships and Page Views

January 2018 was a busy month at PathologyOutlines.com with a record 90 job postings and 31 fellowship ads. We also had record numbers of page views to our Jobs page (57,077) and overall website (2,061,665).

We appreciate our advertisers, who enable us to provide this labor intensive resource to the pathology community.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

1 February 2018: View prior Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences pages

We have now posted versions of the Jobs, Fellowships, and Conferences pages as of December 1, 2017, January 3, 2018 and February 1, 2018. We have them posted as far back as January 2012.

If you need to look up a prior ad, we maintain these files as of the first of each month (or close to it). See files below:

As of December 1, 2017: Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences 

As of January 3, 2018: Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences 

As of February 1, 2018: Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences 

The format is the name of the file, plus yyyymm, where yyyy is the year and mm is the month.  So, for example, jobs posted as of April 1, 2016 are at http://pathologyoutlines.com/jobs201604.html.
  
Please contact us with any questions via email at CommentsPathout@gmail.com or telephone at (248) 646-0325.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

29 January 2018: Images needed

Our request this week is for images relevant to:

Uterus > Endometrial hyperplasia > General - micro images

Adrenal gland - normal cortex & medulla, accessory adrenal tissue, adrenocortical adenoma (general, myxoid, oncocytoma), tumors associated with Cushing disease images

We believe it is important to have an adequate number of high quality images on our server, because images on other servers often disappear.  If you own images of these entities, please email them as attachments to Dr. Nat Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com, with any corresponding clinical history. There is no payment for image contributions, but we will acknowledge you as contributor, so please indicate how you want your name to be displayed.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

23 January 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Monday, January 22, 2018

22 January 2018: New Jobs Report for Fourth Quarter of 2017

We have now posted the Jobs Report for the fourth quarter of 2017, click here.  It is also accessible from the Jobs page by clicking on the orange link.  It begins:

For this quarter, there were 189 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is an 11.8% increase from the 169 job postings in the fourth quarter of 2016. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-pathologist positions. Of the 189 postings, 177 were for 1 position, 6 were for 2 positions and 6 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.

22 January 2018: Images needed

Our request this week is for images relevant to:

Breast - nonmalignant > Benign tumors / changes > Syringomatous tumor of nipple - gross and micro images

Thyroid gland > Other carcinoma > Poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma - cytology images

We believe it is important to have an adequate number of high quality images on our server, because images on other servers often disappear.  If you own images of these entities, please email them as attachments to Dr. Nat Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com, with any corresponding clinical history. There is no payment for image contributions, but we will acknowledge you as contributor, so please indicate how you want your name to be displayed.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

17 January 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

16 January 2018: Small changes to website

We are constantly improving PathologyOutlines.com to make it more useful to you.

1. We have removed the Header and Footer links to the Apps page, which referred to Apps from other pathology sources, which has nothing to do with our website. We are planning our first App later this year, which will be Board Review questions from our website.

2. We have a new Industry News page, which is a reconfiguration of the prior Pathology Products & Services page. We plan for this page to have important information about changes in Pathology.

3. To post a Job, Fellowship or Conference ad, please email the ad with your contact information to PathOutAds@gmail.com. This email will be monitored by several people, so there should be a prompt response. We are no longer asking you to send the ad to a second email.

16 January 2018: Authoring for PathologyOutlines

Have you thought about being an author at PathologyOutlines.com? We are looking for great writers to help update our free online textbook. By becoming an author, you gain international exposure and have publications you can add to your CV. Please review our author information page at http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/Instructionsforauthors.html, and email your CV to erinthomas3161@gmail.com with your areas of expertise/interest.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

9 January 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Monday, January 8, 2018

8 January 2018: Charitable giving to The Detroit College Promise

Twice a year, PathologyOutlines.com donates 10% of our Amazon commission to a non-profit. For the second half of 2017, we contributed $486 to the Detroit College Promise, the nonprofit we started that provides scholarships to Detroit Public School students.  To help support these efforts, just use our Amazon.com link on our Home Page or Books pages to buy Pathology books, non Pathology related books or any other items. Thank you!

8 January 2018: Images needed

Our request this week is for images relevant to:

Soft tissue > Adipose tissue > Dedifferentiated liposarcoma - gross, micro of MDM2 and CDK4, cytology, molecular images

We believe it is important to have an adequate number of high quality images on our server, because images on other servers often disappear.  If you own images of these entities, please email them as attachments to Dr. Nat Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com, with any corresponding clinical history. There is no payment for image contributions, but we will acknowledge you as contributor, so please indicate how you want your name to be displayed.

Friday, January 5, 2018

5 January 2018: Lab Administration / Management chapter

We have merged the former Management page / chapter into the Laboratory Administration chapter. Past articles can be found in the topic Archive of Management articles. New articles are being posted on the Industry News page. In the next week, we will be also be moving the articles from the Computer Systems page to the Laboratory Administration / Management page.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

4 January 2018: Record Traffic in 2017

This past year showed great growth in the number of sessions, users and page views to our website. We had 8,837,168 total sessions in 2017, which is an increase of 56.6% from 2016. We had 3,617,471 users, up 65.3% from 2016. Our page views were 21,322,224, up 43.7% from 2016. For more statistics, click here.

Thanks for your continued support!

4 January 2018: Images needed

Our request this week is for images relevant to:

Prostate > Other malignancies > Ectomesenchymoma - gross, microscopic images

We believe it is important to have an adequate number of high quality images on our server, because images on other servers often disappear.  If you own images of these entities, please email them as attachments to Dr. Nat Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com, with any corresponding clinical history. There is no payment for image contributions, but we will acknowledge you as contributor, so please indicate how you want your name to be displayed.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

3 January 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2 January 2018: Donation to our website

A big thank you goes out to Dr. Joseph Sailors for his generous contribution to PathologyOutlines.com. We continually strive to improve our website, and this will go towards towards expanding our Editorial Board and adding more Authors to update our textbook.