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13 January 2014: We recently updated the Stains and Molecular Markers chapter and the CD Markers chapter for these biomarkers: CD14, CD15 and variants, CD16 and variants, CD17 and variants, CD18, Alcian blue, ALK and alpha-1-antitrypsin. The plan is to update each biomarker every 1-2 years, although we are a little behind schedule. We will also be adding the new CD Markers, and other new biomarkers as articles are published about them in the pathology literature. Email Dr. Pernick at NatPernick@hotmail.com with your suggestions of biomarkers to add.

10 January 2014: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) added several new books to its Books page, click here. We continue to add relevant recent titles to the main page of all Chapters. Books are also listed on the main Books page by subspecialty, by author, and by publisher (for LWW, CAP, ARP and WHO books). We also have a separate list of New Books recently posted.

6 January 2014: Click here for our Blog, which today discusses our plans for 2014.

6 January 2014: Click here or on the Jobs Page link to see our new Pathology Jobs Report. This report contains an analysis of the 72 job ads posted at PathologyOutlines.com for the 4th quarter of 2013, including Job requirements, jobs by regions and specialties sought. We will continue to issue reports quarterly, but also to add reports from prior quarters for comparison. For the jobs page, we have created a new subspecialty of Industry (pharmaceutical) jobs.

2 January 2014: Happy New Year! In 2013, we again had record traffic, with 4.9 million visits, an increase of 24% from the prior record in 2012. We also had a 52% increase in website page views to 15.6 million. Finally, we sold a record 1396 books (including 64 Kindle eBooks) totaling $180,000 through our affiliation with Amazon.com. Thanks for your support and suggestions on how to make PathologyOutlines.com a better resource for the pathology community.

30 December 2013: PathologyOutlines.com will soon be providing a list of all Reference labs (for specimen testing or second opinions) with a short survey of what they provide and their contact information. These surveys will help pathologists determine which reference lab best suits their needs. If your lab has not yet been contacted and you wish to participate, please contact Sara Halladay-Klakulak at 248.646.0325. Or click here to open a Word/DOC file, fill it out and email it to her at pathoutsales@gmail.com. Our due date is January 24, so we can post the results before the USCAP meeting in March 2014.

30 December 2013: We have updated our CME / Apps / Board Review page with two free iTunes apps by Dr. Mohiedean Ghofrani, HER2 Reader and Pap Reader.

30 December 2013: Thanks to Dr. Abdulaziz Mohamed, Nairobi, Kenya for contributing cytology images of Breast ductal carcinoma, NOS. Thanks to Dr. Weijie Li, Kansas City, Missouri (USA) for contributing images of Breast inflammatory carcinoma, Lung-sarcoidosis and Uterine adenosarcoma.

25 December 2013: We have recently updated these topics in our CD Markers chapters based on the reviews by Nat Pernick, M.D.: CD12, CD13, CD14, CD15, CD16, CD17 and CD18.

25 December 2013: We have started a new blog about PathologyOutlines.com, accessible by clicking here.

12 December 2013: We have added new Board Review questions, courtesy of BoardVitals, which are accessible via our CME page.

4 December 2013: Our Feature Page for December highlights Grossing Equipment / Workstations and includes EXAKT Technologies, Inc., Leica Biosystems, Milestone Medical, MOPEC, Photodyne Technologies and Sakura Finetek USA. We also have a new Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page.

17 November 2013: New stains recently added to the Stains and Molecular Markers chapter include Tissue of origin / unknown primary,   MLL / ALL1,   NEK2,   Olig2,   PDS5B,   Stat3   and   Twist1.

16 November 2013: Good news on the chronic problem of Nature Publishing blocking our website, including the great images from Modern Pathology. First, our clever staff have found a way to avoid the block, that will be implemented as we update each of our 6700 topics over the next 1-2 years. Until we get this completed, you can copy and paste the image web address into a new window or tab and press enter. Second, after one year, Nature has finally admitted that they are, in fact, blocking our website, and it is not in our imagination. The block is because we were driving too much traffic to their journal websites. I honestly don't know whether we can convince them that this is actually a good thing, but we are trying. In any event, the problem will lessen as we redo the links over time.

15 November 2013: We are making some minor changes to our Home Page. The Reviewer Resources page has been moved from the Home Page to a link from the Reviewers page.

15 November 2013: We have added new Board Review questions, courtesy of BoardVitals, which are accessible via our CME page.

14 November 2013: New stains recently added to the Stains and Molecular Markers chapter include MGMT, PAX2, PBK, ROS1 and TAK1. We also updated Albumin, Alkaline phosphatase and Alpha-1-antichymotrypsin.

9 November 2013: We posted a new section, Personnel Management, in our Laboratory Administration chapter, written by Richard Horowitz, M.D. I personally found these topics helpful in managing our business, and recommend them to everyone involved in management in some way.

3 November 2013: In October 2013, we had record traffic of 542,590 visits, averaging 17,502 visits per day (total of 1.5 million page views, 11.9 million "hits"). We now list Conferences by subspecialty and by location on our Conferences page. New stains recently added to the Stains and Molecular Markers chapter include FOXL2, GNAS, IDH1, ISL1, SGOL1 and ZEB1.

1 November 2013: Our Feature Page for November highlights Consumable Lab Products / Clinical Lab Analyzers and includes Leica Biosystems, Sakura Finetek USA and Ventana Medical.

1 November 2013: As you may have noticed, we are adding more advertisements, whose revenue pays for website improvements. We will have Amazon ads, Google Ads, drug company ads and other ads, but not popup ads. We are determining the optimum sizes, and have blocked most of the obnoxious ads. If you think others should be blocked, or have any comments, email Dr. Pernick the URL for the offending ad (right click on the ad, then click on Copy Link location, then paste the link into the email) at NatPernick@hotmail.com.

20 October 2013: We recently added/updated these topics in our Stains chapter: EWSR1 and ROS1. We are now about 85% done converting the 6700 topics to our new topic format. When this is completed (target date is by USCAP '14), we will focus on adding 20,000+ more images we have collected. We plan to update each chapter every 1-2 years, and we update about 25% of our chapters at one time. We are always looking for reviewers. See the Reviewer Resources page for more information.

18 October 2013: Don't forget about using our Books pages to review / purchase Pathology related books. Also, please click on one of our Amazon.com links before making ANY Amazon purchase, because Amazon will give us a commission from your purchases, at no cost to you, which helps maintain our website.

15 October 2013: We have reconfigured the Home Page search box, so it should now work with Internet Explorer, although we recommend, in general, using Firefox, Safari or Chrome as a browser.

11 October 2013: We posted a new article on our Management Page:   Ten Ways to Improve Your Requisitions, by Leigh Polk, McKesson Revenue Management Solutions.

9 October 2013: We are proud to have reached a new traffic milestone of over 20,000 daily visits, with 21,087 on October 7 and 20,725 on October 8. Thanks for your support.

4 October 2013: Our Feature Page for October highlights Laboratories and includes ARUP Laboratories, bioTheranostics and Cleveland Clinic Laboratories.

2 October 2013: Thanks to your suggestions, in September 2013, we again had record traffic of 446,886 visits (over 10 million "hits"), averaging 14,896 visits per day, a 45% increase from September 2012. We continue to convert all topics to our new format, add more images, add new stains / CD markers, and update stains, CD markers and the 20 "oldest" chapters.

25 September 2013: Do you want to look up an old Job, Conference or Fellowship ad? We post the existing version of each of these files as of the first of the month in this format: jobsYYYYMM.html, jobsrelatedYYYYMM.html, fellowshipsYYYYMM.html and conferencesYYYYMM.html, where YYYY is the year (i.e. 2013) and MM is the month with two digits (i.e. 09). These files started in 201108 (August 2011). So, to look up jobs posted on February 1, 2013, visit www.pathologyoutlines.com/jobs201302.html.

25 September 2013: On September 24, 2013, we again had record traffic, with 18,963 visits. We have recently added new topics in our Stains chapter: NeuN and prostein, based on suggestions at the ASCP conference, and updated AMACR / P504S, based on a review by Dr. Gina Johnson. Let us know of any stains that you want added

24 September 2013: On September 23, 2013, we had record traffic of 18,557 visits - thanks for your support! At ASCP, one suggestion was a "Journal Watch", a monthly review of 3-5 important articles for pathologists. We would format it with links to the PubMed abstracts. If you may be interested in this, please contact Dr. Pernick at NatPernick@hotmail.com.

23 September 2013: Don't forget about the Google search bar located at the top of our Home page, which can be used to search our entire site . We are planning a new version of our website with better formatting for SmartPhones, and a "topic" search bar - more to follow.

23 September 2013: Nature is still blocking images from our website, so that clicking the link gives "Internal Server Error". Although we are working with Nature on fixing this, we have found a workaround. Either (a) refresh the window, which sometimes works, or (b) copy and paste the image web address into a new window or tab and press enter. You can try with this link: http://www.nature.com/modpathol/journal/v18/n12/fig_tab/3800483f3.html#figure-title.

16 September 2013: Visit us at ASCP on September 19 and 20, Booth #700. We will be giving out $50 Amazon.com gift cards by drawing on both days. We have recently updated these topics in our Stains chapter: actin-general, actin-alpha cardiac, actin-muscle specific, AF4 and BUB1B.

9 September 2013: Our Feature Page for September highlights Antibodies / Biomarkers and includes Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD), Cell Marque, Leica Biosystems and Ventana Medical. We also have a new Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page.

9 September 2013: We have recently updated these topics in our Stains and CD Markers chapters based on the reviews by Nat Pernick, M.D.: CD11 (CD11abcd), ACSM1. We are now focusing on converting the rest of the CD Markers and Stains topics to topic format, and will then pick up the pace for updates.

3 September 2013: We have recently updated these topics in our Stains and CD Markers chapters based on the reviews by Nat Pernick, M.D.: CD8, CD10, Acid fast, Acridine orange.

3 September 2013: We have recently changed the colors for visited links on our updated pages. As always, links to subscription based journals are navy and links to free full text references are green. Now when you click on them, they will turn to a lighter shade of blue and green. We hope this will make it easier to keep track of which links have been viewed. For an example, take a look at Bone marrow - Gelatinous transformation, click on a few links, and let us know what you think.

30 August 2013: On the Case of the Week page we now list upcoming cases with their contributor’s name and the number of cases pending in our queue. Currently, we have a 8-9 month turn around time from when we receive your case to when it is posted on our website. If you are a frequent contributor to our Case of the Week page, please only send us a maximum of 5 cases per year.

26 August 2013: We have a new Microbiology chapter that is being written by Christopher Hale, M.D. Be sure to take a look!

26 August 2013: We have recently updated these topics in our CD Markers chapter based on the reviews by Nat Pernick, M.D.: CD4, CD5, CD9. We will be combining the subparts of each CD marker onto one page to make them easy to find. For an example, see CD1.

21 August 2013: We have now converted 5000 of our 6680 topics (75%) to our new Topic format, which features image thumbnails and a cleaner, easier to read layout. We hope to have the remaining topics converted by USCAP '2014. We continue to review/update each topic and add more images. We are also working on a Smart Phone version. We will be at the annual meetings of ASCP and CAP - feel free to stop by our booths, or to contact Dr. Pernick at any time with your comments or suggestions.

20 August 2013: In our new Cytopathology chapter, we now have a Palpation Guided Fine Needle Aspiration (PGFNA) section written by Joe D. Jakowski, M.D. It is a comprehensive/technical FNA resource full of original material. Be sure to take a look!

15 August 2013: Thank you to Mark W Rodacker, MD, PhD, Sanford Health Bismarck, for his image contribution to Kidney tumor - myelolipoma.

12 August 2013: Dr. Michael Masialek, Newton-Wellesley Hospital (Massachusetts), wrote an article about the role of pathologists to educate the public, that you may find useful. View the article here.

12 August 2013: We have recently updated these topics in our Stains and CD Markers chapters based on the reviews by Nat Pernick, M.D.: CD2, CD2R, CD3, CD6, CD7, IHC basics, IHC procedure, A beta 42, abl, acid phosphatase, AGR2.

7 August 2013: Have you looked at our improved Books pages recently? All of the individual categories have been converted to a cleaner, easier to read format. Also, we have broken down the Books by Author page into four separate pages (A-F, G-L, M-S, and T-Z) to give you quicker access to specific titles you may be looking for.

6 August 2013: Buy your books through PathologyOutlines.com! We list every recent book of interest to practicing pathologists, by specialty and by author. Click here to take a look. We also list books separately from AFIP, CAP, LWW and WHO, and update our website regularly. You can buy pathology books anywhere, but we are the only place where you can see all the books that have been recently published. If you buy a book, or anything else, from Amazon.com by going first to our website, Amazon pays us a small percentage from their profits (not from you). If there are books that should be listed, let us know at commentspathout@gmail.com.

5 August 2013: Our Feature Page for August highlights Books & Journals and includes Pathology Network. We also have a new Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page.

2 August 2013: We posted a new article on our Management Page:   Thoughts on the Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule, by Mick Raich, President, Vachette Pathology.

1 August 2013: July is typically one of our slower traffic months, but July 2013 showed record traffic of 419,043 visits, for a daily average of 13,517 visits or 323,275 "hits". Our increasing traffic is likely due, in part, to our expanded reviewing of our 6600 topics. We currently bave 20 chapters, 40 "stains" and 40 CD Markers under review. If you are an academic, or have an academic bent, and want to help pathologists worldwide, please take a look at our Reviewer Resources page for everything you need to know about being a reviewer and how to get started.

30 July 2013: We have added new Board Review questions, courtesy of BoardVitals, which is accessible via our CME page.

29 July 2013: We have recently updated these topics in our Stains and CD Markers chapters based on the reviews by Nat Pernick, M.D.: CD Markers-general, CD1, CD1a, CD1b, CD1c, CD1d, CD1e, 14-3-3sigma, 45M1, Hansel stain, enzyme cytochemistry.

26 July 2013: We have updated the Joints chapter based on reviews by Vijay Shankar, M.D.

24 July 2013: These topics in the Stains chapter have been updated by Nat Pernick, M.D.: 3 beta, 7 AAD, 15 PGDH, ATM, keratin AE1/AE3. We now have a plan to update all the Stains and CD Markers on a regular basis. If topics are missing, or you are interested in doing a review, please contact us at comments@pathologyoutlines.com.

24 July 2013: On 23 July 2013, we had record traffic of 18,131 visits. Let us know what we can do to make PathologyOutlines.com even more useful to you.

16 July 2013: We have recently updated these topics in our Stains and CD Markers chapters based on the reviews by Nat Pernick, M.D.: AKT1, arginase1, beta-catenin, CCR9, CD25, cathepsin K, CDK4, and RAD51. If you are interested in reviewing stains or cd markers, please take a look at our new Stains in Review page to see how you can contribute.

11 July 2013: We now offer Medical Website Consulting services, to help make your website more effective, using our 12 years of experience in creating the world's most popular pathology website. Contact Dr. Pernick at 248/646-0325 or NatPernick@hotmail.com for more information.

8 July 2013: We have posted a new article on our Computer Systems - AP/LIS page by Michael Mihalik: What Is an Anatomic Pathology / Laboratory Information System.

8 July 2013: We have recently updated these topics in our Stains chapter based on the reviews by Lauren N. Stuart, M.D.: h-Caldesmon, CD31, CD34, FLI1, Fontana Masson, INI1, MITF, and Tyrosinase.

3 July 2013: Our Feature Page for July highlights Imaging / Digital / Photography and includes Celestron, Leica Microsystems, Milestone Medical, Optronics, and Photodyne Technologies. We also have a new Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page.

3 July 2013: We are having some problems with images on our site that link to nature.com. If you click on an image and it takes you to an internal server error, simply copy and paste the nature.com web address into a new window or tab and press enter. This should take you directly to the image. We apologize for the inconvenience.

3 July 2013: Interested in viewing PathologyOutlines.com in another language? While we do not have the resources to translate our site, there are great free translation tools available to you. We recommend google translate. To translate a topic, select 'english' or 'detect language' as the 'from' box. Then select the language you would like to translate it to as the 'to' box. Copy and paste the link address of the topic from our site into the 'english' or 'detect language' box, highlight the link and drag it below the box. The translated page should automatically appear.

3 July 2013: As you know, PathologyOutlines.com has always been a free resource for you and your fellow pathologists. The companies and institutions that post Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences, and that sponsor the website with various Banners and Buyer's Guide listings, help us to continue providing free, comprehensive, and up-to-date content. If you use our website to find products and services or Jobs, Conferences and Fellowships, please remember to thank our advertisers and let them know that you saw them on PathologyOutlines.com.

1 July 2013: We have updated our popular Soft tissue chapter (divided into several sections) based on reviews by the following Reviewers and Editors: Komal Arora, M.D., Ali Chaudhri, M.D., Jerad Gardner, M.D., Raul Gonzalez, M.D., Ashley Gullett, M.D., Christine E. Jabcuga, M.D., David Lucas, M.D., Ricardo M. Mendoza, M.D., Annie S. Morrison, M.D., Deepti Reddi, M.D., Vijay Shankar, M.D., Lauren N. Stuart M.D., M.B.A., Cliff Sullivan, M.D., Meggen Walsh, M.D., Daniel Wimmer, D.O.

26 June 2013: Yesterday, we had record traffic of 17,210 visits (378,692 "hits").

20 June 2013: We have added a new payment option. Enjoy No Payments and No Interest if paid in full in 6 months on Bill Me Later purchases of $99 or more. Visit our Advertise page for more details.

18 June 2013: Here is how to cite PathologyOutlines.com as a reference, according to the MLA:
Author/Reviewer Last Name, Author/Reviewer First Name, Degrees. "Page Title." Website title. Publisher, Date published, Web. Date viewed.
For example, Bone - Osteoblastoma, would be cited like this:
Lucas, David, MD. "Bone - Osteoblastoma." PathologyOutlines.com. PathologyOutlines.com, 14 March 2013. Web. 18 June 2013.

17 June 2013: We have finished updating the Thyroid chapter with images contributed by Dr. Mark R. Wick. We have also edited the AFIP images in this chapter by adding long captions to the image files so that the image and caption can be simultaneously viewed. Please take a look at Anaplastic carcinoma as an example and let us know what you think.

10 June 2013: We have updated the Skin-melanocytic tumor chapter based on reviews by Christopher Hale, M.D.

4 June 2013: Our Feature Page for June highlights Diagnostic Testing / Reagents and includes Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD), bioTheranostics, Epitomics - an Abcam Company, Leica Microsystems, and Ventana Medical. We also have a new Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page.

3 June 2013: In May 2013, we again had record traffic, with 400,261 visits and an average daily traffic of 12,911 visits.

31 May 2013: Major image update! We are in the process of adding about 10,000 images from AFIP (third series) along with over 10,000 images from Dr. Mark Wick. Additionally, for AFIP images with long captions, to make for easy viewing we are adding the caption to the image. Take a look at the AFIP micro images (in the last line of the micro images section) in Hashimoto's thyroiditis and let us know what you think.

29 May 2013: We have finished converting all of our Books pages (with 1100+ books) to a cleaner, easier to read format that includes the title, publishing information, a short description, and pictures of the book covers. Throughout the process, we also combined some of the Specialty pages together and removed a few outdated ones. We will continue to add recently published books monthly to the individual Specialty pages, Books by Author and New books pages. Also, from now on, we will list all of the authors/editors that have contributed to each book as shown on Amazon.com. If you have any suggestions for books that should be listed on our pages, please email them to commentspathout@gmail.com. Books that are posted on Amazon.com are listed at no charge. To list a book that links elsewhere costs $100 per book.

24 May 2013: Do you have subspecialty expertise and want to be a resource for pathologists worldwide? PathologyOutlines.com, the leading online reference for pathologists, with 13,000 daily visits, is seeking reviewers for many of its 6,600+ topics. Reviewers play a vital role in making the site credible, comprehensive, and current. If you are interested, please take a look at our new Reviewer Resources chapter, with a new Reviewer FAQ page to answer your questions about being a reviewer and a Chapters in Review page that shows all of our chapters in need of review. We have made several changes to our review process and are currently looking for reviewers only for the chapters listed.

21 May 2013: We are in the process of updating many chapters and in doing so, some of our internal links temporarily will not work. When a chapter update is complete, the links should be working again. We apologize for the inconvenience.

21 May 2013: We posted two new articles on our Management Page:   Commercial Insurance Plans following the Technical Component (TC) Grandfather Changes, by Mick Raich, President, Vachette Pathology, and State Guidance Limits EHR Donations, by Leigh Polk, Business Support Services Director, McKesson Revenue Management Solutions.

16 May 2013: Memorial Day Sale! PathologyOutlines.com still has some new/near perfect condition AFIP fascicles (4th series, Tumor and Nontumor) and pathology textbooks. We have discounted them an additional 15%, but only through May 29, 2013. Residents / fellows - this is a great opportunity to spend the balance of your book stipends getting important books at a good price, and also helping support a great pathology resource. Click here to see what is available.

13 May 2013: Thanks to Dr. Mohammed Sami Saaed of University of Mosul, Iraq for contributing images of Focal nodular hyperplasia.

10 May 2013: We all know not to open attachments from strangers, but we also have to be careful opening them from friends. I did so, and triggered some malware, which sent the email to my entire contact list, then erased my email folders. If you get an attachment VIEW IMPORTANT DOCUMENT, or really any attachment that raises ANY questions in your mind, DON'T OPEN IT. I'm sorry for any problems this created.

1 May 2013: For topics with a lot of images, we have started putting them in a scrolling frame to make the space more efficient. For an example, please view CD31 and let us know what you think.

1 May 2013: In April 2013, we again had record traffic, with 384,599 visits and an average daily traffic of 12,819 visits (324,000 "hits").

1 May 2013: Our Feature Page for May highlights Computer Software and Systems and includes Milestone Medical, PathView Systems, and Voicebrook. We also have a new Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page.

29 April 2013: We have added / updated 11A1, CCR5, CCR8, HPC2, and PLEKHA7 in the Stains chapter.

15 April 2013: We have added Beclin1 (which binds to bcl2) and updated HLA-DR in the Stains chapter.

10 April 2013: We have updated the Coagulation chapter based on reviews by Kendall Crookston, M.D., Ph.D., Julie Gober-Wilcox, M.D., Jeremy Parsons, M.D., and Lizabeth Rosenbaum, M.D.

4 April 2013: Thanks to Dr. Grace C. Yang for contributing images of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma and Hurthle cell tumors.

3 April 2013: In March 2013, we again had record traffic, with 373,735 visits (9,305,497 "hits").

3 April 2013: Our Feature Page for April highlights Laboratory Accreditation / Education / CME, and includes ARUP-Scientific Resource for Research and Education and Boardvitals Review for Clinical Pathology. We also have a new Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page.

29 March 2013: We have recently updated these topics in our Stains chapter: MDM2, PTEN.

29 March 2013: We have a new Cytopathology chapter with an Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration (USFNA) section written by Joe D. Jakowski M.D. and Susan Meanor R.D.M.S., R.T.

27 March 2013: We have updated the Leukemia - Acute chapter based on reviews by Daniela Mihova, M.D. and Syed Zaidi, M.D.

27 March 2013: Looking for AFIP fascicles (4th series, Tumor or Non tumor)? PathologyOutlines.com is doing some spring cleaning and selling many volumes through Amazon.com, mostly in perfect or near perfect condition. Click here to see what is available.

26 March 2013: We are having some problems with images on our site that link to nature.com. If you click on an image and it takes you to an internal server error, simply copy and paste the nature.com web address into a new window or tab and press enter. This should take you directly to the image. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have this issue resolved shortly.

20 March 2013: We have updated the Mediastinum chapter based on reviews by Hanni Gulwani, M.D.

19 March 2013: Thanks to Dr. C. Shrinivasan of Sterling Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat (India) for contributing cytology images of Enterobius vermicularis to the Appendix chapter.

26 February 2013: We are over 60% done with converting our 6,600 topics to our new easier to read format with thumbnails. We are also working on getting updated reviews every 1-2 years for each topic, and are expanding our editorial board to increase the quality of our content. Other future changes include additional newsletters for CME and Drugs of Interest to Pathologists.

26 February 2013: Visit us at USCAP at the Fellowship fair on Sunday night (March 3), or at booth #639 on March 4-6. We will have a double booth and extra staff, so we can better respond to your questions or suggestions. We are actively seeking reviewers for many of our 6,600 topics - stop by for more details, or email our Reviewer coordinator at Editor.Pathout@gmail.com.

26 February 2013: Many of our advertisers have special promotions for you at this time. Click here to view them. We appreciate your support of our advertisers. Please tell them that you saw their ads at PathologyOutlines.com.

25 February 2013: We posted a new article on our Management Page:   Could This Be the End of Insourced Pathology Billing?, by Mick Raich, President, Vachette Pathology.

25 February 2013: We have added new Board Review questions, courtesy of BoardVitals, which is accessible via our CME page.

19 February 2013: We have updated the following chapters: Gallbladder and Extrahepatic bile ducts reviewed by Hanni Gulwani, M.D. and Parathyroid gland reviewed by Monika Roychowdhury, M.D.

10 February 2013: We have updated the Trachea chapter based on reviews by Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. We have added new topics to the Forensics chapter, written by Terrill L. Tops, M.D.

6 February 2013: Our Feature Page for February highlights Microscopes / Microscopy Products, and includes Celestron, Leica Microsystems, Optronics. We also have a new Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page

6 February 2013: The most popular book sold through our Books pages for 2012 was Montgomery: Biopsy Interpretation of the Gastrointestinal Tract Mucosa: Volume 1: Non-Neoplastic. Check out the complete list at our updated Top Books page.

3 February 2013: We have recently updated these topics in our Stains chapter: bclXl, BRCA2, Metalloproteinases (MMP), PPARγ, OCT4, OPA1. We are also looking for reviewers for our popular Stains and CD Markers chapters, preferably in sets of 5 markers at a time. Please review our Instructions, and if still interested, contact our Reviewer coordinator at Editor.Pathout@gmail.com. Please send us your CV and a list of the markers you would like to review.

30 January 2013: We have updated the Salivary glands chapter based on reviews by Fatima Aly, M.D. and Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D.

27 January 2013: We have removed the Topic search from the Home Page, since it wasn't working. We are developing a new architecture for the website, to first appear this summer, which will have a functioning topic search. For now, you can use the Google Search box to search for any text on the website. You can also use the Search feature of your browser (often Control F) to search for text on a particular page.

25 January 2013: To all reviewers / Case of Week contributors: we are now requiring you to provide us basic information (name, mailing address, US tax ID number (if any) and nonUS tax ID number (if any) to enable us to comply with US tax laws. We will send a 1099 form to US residents who earn $600 or more in any calendar year. For non US residents, unfortunately we must withhold 30% of all payments, and forward this amount to the US government (see IRS document). You may be able to get this money refunded - you should check with your tax advisor. Unfortunately, we are unable to give you tax advice. We will apply this rule to all new work started after today. If you change your mind about wanting to contribute cases or review topics, just let us know. We apologize for the change, but we have no choice.

23 January 2013: We have updated the Lung tumor chapter based on reviews by Drs. Deepali Jain and Fulvio Lonardo.

22 January 2013: New updates to our CME / Apps page include an advertisement for BoardVitals Pathology Question Bank and a free Apple app - Boardvitals Review for Clinical Pathology

16 January 2013: We posted a new article on our Management Page:   A Managed Care Contracting Plan for Independent / Outreach Labs, Or How to stay profitable even if Medicare cuts your rates - Part One, by Mick Raich, President, Vachette Pathology.

9 January 2013: Our Feature Page for January highlights Billing / consulting / management, and includes AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, APS Medical Billing, Pathology Service Associates, LLC, Vachette Pathology. We also have a new Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page

5 January 2013: We have updated the Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts-Tumor chapter, based on reviews by Shilpa Jain, M.D. We have also recently updated these topics in our Stains chapter: Cytokeratin 34betaE12, FLT3 / CD135, HER2, KRAS, MALT1, MelanA / MART1, PAX5, progesterone receptor (PR), S100.

2 January 2012: Happy New Year! In 2012, we reached another milestone, with 4 million visits (about 100 million "hits"). Thanks for your support. We are now hosted on a faster, more reliable server. Our host indicated that all 10,000+ files were transferred to the new server, but if you come across a "file not found" error that seems to refer to our website, please let us know.

27 December 2012: We have updated the Small Bowel chapter, based on reviews by Hanni Gulwani, M.D., and the Kidney Non Tumor chapter, based on reviews by Nikhil Sangle, M.D.

20 December 2012: We have converted about 50% of our 7000 topics to a new format with a separate page per topic, thumbnails and an easier to read format. For some of the images, particularly from Nature, Pathopics or Wiley, or some tables, we cannot legally or technically obtain a thumbnail, so we use a "standard" thumbnail. If you contribute images to our website, they must be images that you personally own. We believe it is important to honor our copyright laws. Please contact us with any questions.

16 December 2012: We are replacing most image links with thumbnail links, but thumbnails do not always work for Nature journals. As a result, we are using a generic thumbnail for these links.

14 December 2012: We added Superpages to the Breast-malignant chapter. The links are at the end of the topical Table of Contents. The Superpages combine all topics in part of the Chapter, to make it easier to search between related topics. For example, the in situ carcinoma Superpage contains all the in situ topics in one document. Superpages will be added to each chapter as it is updated. We keep each Superpage to a manageable size (< 1 MB) so it loads quickly.

13 December 2012: On 12 December 2012, we had record traffic of 16,994 visits (416,813 "hits"), surpassing the prior record from almost exactly one year ago, on 13 December 2011.

12 December 2012: We posted a new article on our Management Page:   Locum Tenens - Applying it Correctly, by John R. Outlaw, CHC, CHBME, PSA, LLC.

12 December 2012: We have updated the Ampulla of Vater chapter, based on reviews by Hanni Gulwani, M.D.

11 December 2012: We updated the Pancreas chapter based on reviews by Deepali Jain, M.D. We also added a large number of images from the AFIP Fascicle on Pancreas (3rd series), journals and other websites, and added a large number of new references

6 December 2012: On Tuesday, 4 December 2012, we had 16,131 visits, a record for 2012, and close to our all time record of 16,190 on Tuesday, 13 December 2011. Thanks for your support! If you are making purchases at Amazon.com, please first click on one of our Home Page Amazon.com banners, or a link on the Books pages, or by clicking here. Amazon pays us a referral fee out of their profits (at no cost to you), which helps us expand our website.

4 December 2012: Our Feature Page for December highlights Grossing Equipment / Workstations, and includes Exakt Technologies, Leica Microsystems, Milestone Medical, Mopec, Photodyne Technologies and Sakura Finetek USA. We also have a new Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page

30 November 2012: We are thinking of adding a new feature - Superpages, and need your opinion. Please respond to Nat at NatPernick@hotmail.com. Currently, as we update each chapter, each topic has a separate page. This makes the content more readable, and allows us to add thumbnails, which most people like. However, some pathologists liked the old format, which allowed them to search / review many topics at the same time. The Superpage would be an additional feature in the Table of Contents, consisting of a combination of all Topics in a section/chapter (one topic after the other), and would be created every year when we update the chapter. We would still have the topics. Although we frequently update topics for typos, bad links, etc., we probably would not update the Superpage until the annual update (otherwise it would be too much work). Let us know what you think.

27 November 2012: Visit our new Lippincott Williams & Wilkins books page, listing 60+ of their books. We are in the process of converting all of our Books pages to this cleaner format. All newly posted books are also posted on our New Books and Books by Author pages, and on the Specialty pages.

23 November 2012: Thanks to Professor J.L. Carrasco M.D., Ph.D., Spain, for contributing an image of Fordyce’s disease to the Oral Cavity Chapter. We forgot to mention that we updated the Urethra chapter back in June, based on reviews by Turki Al-Hussain, M.D.

21 November 2012: Happy Thanksgiving! Don't forget to make your online purchases at Amazon.com by first clicking on one of our Home Page Amazon.com banners, or a link on the Books pages, or by clicking here. We have updated the Breast malignant, males, children chapter, based on reviews by Dina Kandil, M.D and Monika Roychowdhury, M.D.

15 November 2012: We have updated the Adipose Tissue section of the Soft Tissue chapter, based on reviews by Vijay Shankar, M.D.

14 November 2012: We posted two new articles on our Management Page:   Missing Accession Audit Process, by Diana Brooks, PSA, LLC, and Changes in the Anatomic Pathology Billing World, by Mick Raich, President, Vachette Pathology.

6 November 2012: Our Feature Page for November highlights Consumable Lab Products / Clinical Lab Analyzers, and includes Leica Microsystems, Sakura Finetek USA and Ventana Medical. We also have a new Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page

29 October 2012: We hope our US East Coast colleagues stay safe and dry during Hurricane Sandy. Some of their websites are currently down.

28 October 2012: We have updated the Fibrohistiocytic section of the Soft Tissue chapter, based on reviews by Vijay Shankar, M.D.

26 October 2012: We have changed the name of a chapter from Management-Laboratory to Laboratory Administration to avoid confusion with the Management of pathology practices chapter.

23 October 2012: We are reorganizing our Books pages a little, to fix some formatting errors and provide a cleaner look. Some small categories will be merged into other categories. We are eliminating the "discount" page, because Amazon.com changes prices daily and it was impossible to keep this page current. We will be adding images of the covers of all books, if available, over the next several months.

22 October 2012: We are combining the previous three parts of the Soft Tissue chapter into one. Its Table of Contents contains most topics, and at the top of the page, there is a link to the remaining topics.

22 October 2012: The Appendix chapter has been updated, based on a review by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. We have also recently updated these topics in our Stains and CD Markers chapters: Cathepsin B, CCR3, Factor XIIIa, hCG, HMB45, HPV, LMO2, MUM1, Uroplakin III, Vimentin.

We are sadded that the PubCan.org site now appears to be a subscription site. One would hope that the purpose of the World Health Organization is to promote health, which is much more effective with a free informational website.

19 October 2012: Thanks to Dr. Shrinivasan Chamarajan for contributing a video of the "falling leaf" motion of the Giardia trophozoite to the Stomach chapter, click here.

14 October 2012: The Stomach chapter has now been updated, based on a review by Elliot Weisenberg, M.D., Chicago, Illinois.

13 October 2012: We recommend that our visitors use Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or perhaps other browsers. However, we do NOT recommend Internet Explorer, which often does not read image files that work in the other browsers. Every browser has disadvantages - for example, if you leave Firefox open overnight, it keeps getting bigger in size, until it slows everything down. However, IE consistently is unable to read 5-10% of logos and other image files that our advertisers send to us. We don't want to invade your "personal space" - this is just a thought.

9 October 2012: We have finished cleaning up the thumbnails in the Breast-nonmalignant chapter. We have also removed the bad links, including those from PathConsult, a "clinical decision support tool" from Elsevier, that now appears to be discontinued. We are also working on replacing the thumbnails in other chapters.

4 October 2012: Below the heading of each of the topics in our textbook, we are going to be adding a link to the PubMed page that shows the search results of articles relevant to that topic. Click here to see how this will look and let us know what you think.

3 October 2012: Our Feature Page for October highlights Laboratories, and includes ARUP Laboratories, bioTheranostics, Cleveland Clinic Laboratories and ProPath®. We also have a new Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page

23 September 2012: We are cleaning up some technical issues with some of the thumbnail images, particularly in the Breast, Penis-Scrotum, Soft Tissue and Skin-Melanocytic tumor chapters, and to a lesser extent in other chaptes. The links to the full images should be working even if the thumbnail is missing. We hope to have this completed as soon as possible, and apologize for any inconvenience.

19 September 2012: The Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors chapter has now been updated, based on reviews by Christopher Hale, M.D., NYU Langone Medical Center, New York. We plan to have a recent update (since 2010) for all chapters by the USCAP meeting in March 2013, and then to update each chapter every 12-18 months. We also plan to add more images and references to each topic.

10 September 2012: Our Feature Page for the month highlights Antibodies, and includes Cell Marque, Covance, Epitomics, Leica Microsystems and Ventana Medical.

9 September 2012: Thanks to Dr. Adela Cimic for contributing a gross image of DALM in the descending colon (dysplasia associated lesion and mass) in our colon chapter, click here.

7 September 2012: Please stop by Booth #404 at CAP '12 (San Diego) and say hello to Nat and Sara. We would like your feedback on our plans for the next year, including (a) completing our new Topic format for all chapters, (b) independent reviews and updates of each topic every 1-2 years, (c) making each topic more complete with a more standard format, more content, references and images, (d) adding more images from AFIP fascicles (3rd edition) and contributors, (e) more frequent link checking of images to remove bad links, (g) better formating of website for tablets and smart phones.

21 August 2012: Thanks to Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D., Alexandria University, Egypt, for sending us images of CK7 in Paget's disease of the breast, click here.

16 August 2012: The Forensics chapter is now complete, written by Lindsey Harle, M.D.

6 August 2012: Our Feature Page for the month highlights Books and Journals, and includes Laboratory Investigation, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and Modern Pathology. Also check out our new monthly Mystery Image, on the right side of the Home Page.

29 July 2012: The Prostate gland and seminal vesicles chapter has now been updated, based on reviews by Ali Amin, M.D., Komal Arora, M.D. and Gladell Paner, M.D.

28 July 2012: We posted a new article on our Management Page, Medicare Changes Enrollment Guidelines From 30 days to 60 days, by Leigh Polk, PSA, LLC, click here.

14 July 2012: The Kidney Tumor (adult malignant) chapter has now been updated, based on reviews by Sean Williamson, M.D. To make searching easier for you, we have combined it with the former Kidney Tumor - children / benign chapter and are calling the new chapter Kidney Tumor.

13 July 2012: Our Feature Page for the month highlights Imaging / digital / photography, and includes Celestron, Leica Microsystems, Milestone Medical, Optronics and Photodyne Technologies. Also check out our new monthly Mystery Image, on the right side of the Home Page. The Ureters chapter has now been updated, based on reviews by Sean Williamson, M.D.

9 July 2012: We posted a new article on our Management Page, ACO's, Practice Buy-outs and Déjà vu All over Again, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology, click here.

27 June 2012: The Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts-nontumor chapter has now been updated, based on reviews by Komal Arora, M.D.

15 June 2012: In our popular Stains chapter, we have updated these topics: AMACR, Claudin6, EMA / MUC1, IgH, mTOR, PD-1, PU.1. We have also updated CD133 from the CD Markers chapter.

6 June 2012: The Ovary-nontumor chapter has now been updated, based on reviews by Mohiedean Ghofrani, M.D. and Shahidul Islam, M.D.

6 June 2012: Our Feature Page for the month highlights Diagnostic testing / reagents, and includes Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD), bioTheranostics, Covance, Epitomics, Horizon Diagnostics, Leica Microsystems and Ventana Medical. Also check out our new monthly Mystery Image, on the right side of the Home Page.

27 May 2012: The Colon tumor chapter has now been updated, based on reviews by Jela Bandovic, M.D., Shilpa Jain, M.D. and Charanjeet Singh, M.D.

4 May 2012: Our Feature Page for the month highlights Computer software and systems, and includes Milestone Medical and Voicebrook. Also check out our new monthly Mystery Image, on the right side of the Home Page.

24 April 2012: We are seeking expert reviewers for these chapters: Breast-nonmalignant, Coagulation (part of chapter), Ovary-nontumor (about 12 topics left to review) or Salivary glands (part of chapter). You can review 3-4 topics, the balance of the chapter or something in between. If interested, send your CV and indicate what you want to review to eapathology@gmail.com. More information is available by clicking here.

14 April 2012: Our website was invaded yesterday by malware, but this was quickly fixed. Apparently the problem was a "weak password". In response, we were advised to use internal passwords of 8+ characters, upper and lower case, and to change them frequently. We mention this for several reasons. First, we are more careful than most, and if this can happen to us, it can happen to you. Second, you may receive a "this website has malware" flag from your browser. As far as we can tell, this problem has been fixed and the website is safe to use. We ourselves use the website repeatedly throughout the day, and have not found any problems. But third, if you have any concerns, email or call us and we will respond as soon as possible.

13 April 2012: Thanks to the following for sending us images: Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D., Alexandria University, Egypt, Tubo-ovarian actinomycosis, click here.

9 April 2012: We are constantly looking for new Reviewers for our 7000 topics, which we want to update every 1-2 years. Visit our newly updated Instructions for Reviewers page for more information.

8 April 2012: The Table of Contents of our Stains chapter now includes all 360 stains / biomarkers described in the chapter. The CD Markers chapter contains an additional 260 markers. We update these pages regularly, but let us know of any new markers we should include or other changes we should make.

5 April 2012: Our Feature Page for the month highlights Lab Accrediation, Education and CME, and includes A2LA, ARUP Laboratories and Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) . Also check out our new monthly Mystery Image, on the right side of the Home Page.

30 March 2012: The Kidney tumor - cysts, children, adult benign chapter has now been updated, based on reviews by Mandolin Ziadie, M.D.

10 March 2012: The Uterus chapter has now been updated, based on reviews by Mohamed Mokhtar Desouki, MD, PhD and Nat Pernick, M.D.

2 March 2012: In February 2012, we again had record traffic, with 368,979 visits (8.8 million "hits"), and a record 12,723 visits per day. We are starting to post topics for a new Forensic Pathology chapter.

23 February 2012: Thanks to Chungja C. Shim, M.D., Titusville Area Hospital (Pennsylvania) for contributing images of granulomatous enteritis of the Colon, Duodenum and Stomach.

23 February 2012: We have a Special offer thru 4/30/2012 for our Jobs page. Post a Pathologist/PhD Job ad for the regular price of $800, and receive one FREE posting for a Job-Other ad (normally $500), if sent to us within 2 business days.

19 February 2012: We have added links for free CME from Cleveland Clinic to our CME page, which has a link on the left side of the Home page.

7 February 2012: The second half of the Lymphoma and plasma cell neoplasms chapter (T/NK cell disorders, Hodgkin's lymphoma, post-transplant, other) was recently updated based on a review by Dragos C. Luca, M.D., Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota. The balance of this chapter was updated in early 2011

5 February 2012: Thanks to Dr. Kristine Cornejo, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, for contributing images of Leydig cell tumor of the testis.

3 February 2012: Our Feature Page for the month highlights Microscopes / slide imaging, and includes Celestron
, Leica Microsystems and Optronics. Also check out our new monthly Mystery Image, on the right side of the Home Page.

2 February 2012: In January 2012, we again had record traffic, with 366,984 visits (8.8 million "hits").

26 January 2012: We posted a new article on our Management Page, Thoughts for the New Year (2012), by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology, click here.

20 January 2012: Thanks to Dr. Vladimir Zaitsev, Orenburg, Russia, for contributing images of laryngeal papilloma, apocrine cystadenoma and dirofilaria immitis.

11 January 2012: We have added links for free CME from ARUP and Johns Hopkins to our new CME page, which has a link on the left side of the Home page.

3 January 2012: We have increased our Case of the Week payment for contributors to $50. Just send us diagnostic images, the diagnosis and a brief clinical history. We will write up the discussion (unless you want to). Right now, our queue is short, so cases submitted will be posted soon. Send your materials to NatPernick@hotmail.com

3 January 2012: Last year we had 3.5 million visits! Thanks for your support. Our Feature Page for the month highlights Billing / consulting / management, and includes AdvantEDGE Healthcare Solutions (AHS), Pathology Service Associates, LLC and Vachette Pathology. Also check out our new monthly Mystery Image, on the right side of the Home Page.

1 January 2012: Happy New Year! We recently updated these Stains/CD markers: 15-PGDH, CAM5.2, CD24, CK7, deltaNp63 (p40), Reg IV.

22 December 2011: We have added a CME / Apps / Board review page on the Home Page, left side. It lists CME, apps for smart phones / tablets and Board review questions and books. Contact us with any additions at NatPernick@hotmail.com.

22 December 2011: We recently updated these Stains/CD markers: alpha-fetoprotein, actin-alpha smooth muscle, calretinin, CDX2, claudin18, CXCR2 (CD182), CXCR5 (CD185), LIN28, p63, SALL4.

19 December 2011: The Lung-nontumor chapter has been updated based on a review by Elliot Weisenberg, M.D., The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center.

14 December 2011: Yesterday, our website broke another record, with 16,190 visits. We are now starting to post updates to the Kidney tumor-cysts, children, adult benign chapter, which should be completed within 4-6 weeks. We continue to add to our Drugs of interest to pathologists chapter, with contributions by Dr. Him G. Kwee

13 December 2011: After much consideration, we have decided to discontinue DermatologyOutlines.com, and to combine it with our main website PathologyOutlines.com, as of January 1, 2012. It is simply too difficult for us to maintain the separate websites. All of the textbook content currently on DermatologyOutlines.com is currently available on PathologyOutlines.com. We will make provisions for the Dermatology Jobs to appear on PathologyOutines.com - we are still working out the details. We are unsure what to do with these other features from DermatologyOutlines.com - Fellowships, Conferences and Books. Let us know how useful they are to you. In January, DermatologyOutlines.com will automatically redirect to PathologyOutlines.com. Please send your comments to NatPernick@hotmail.com, or call us at 248/646-0325.

10 December 2011: We recently updated these Stains/CD markers: CD25, CDw145, CXCR2, INI-1, p57, phosphohistone H3, S100P, smoothelin, SOX2, synaptophysin, T-bet

9 December 2011: The Placenta chapter has been updated based on a review by Mandolin Ziadie, M.D., Children's Medical Center of Dallas.

8 December 2011: Yesterday, our website broke another record, with 15,071 visits.

6 December 2011: Dr. Pernick has posted a research paper, The Laws of Complexity and Self-organization: A Framework for Understanding Neoplasia, and invites your comments to NatPernick@hotmail.com.

1 December 2011: In November 2011, we again had record traffic, with 363,381 visits (8.4 million "hits"). We recommend the use of Visits or Page Views to track a website's popularity, not hits, which has little meaning except to website gurus. From Wikipedia: "A hit is a request to a web server for a file (web page, image, JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheet, etc.). When a web page is uploaded from a server the number of "hits" or "page hits" is equal to the number of files requested. Therefore, one page load does not always equal one hit because often pages are made up of other images and other files which stack up the number of hits counted. Because one page load does not equal one hit it is an inaccurate measure of a website's popularity or web traffic." link. For PathologyOutlines.com, one visit generates about 36 "hits". Some people may quote "hits" when talking about their website because it is a big number, but it is inaccurate.

We recently updated these Stains/CD markers: bcl2, CD56, glypican3, Helicobacter pylori (antibody), HGAL, IgG4, MLH1, PAX8.

21 November 2011: We are trying to update the Stains and CD Markers chapters more frequently. New / recently updated topics include Androgen receptor, BOB.1, DOG1 and ERG. If you have nice images of these stains, please post them to our Flickr account by clicking here and email us to let us know.

18 November 2011: The Stains and CD Markers chapters have been changed so each now appears on one page, instead of being divided into separate pages. We also plan to update these topics more frequently.

Our Mystery case is back! Each month, we will post an interesting image on the right side of the Home page. Click on the picture to enlarge it. Click on the link below the image for the answer, and a link to the topic for more information.

Don't forget to do your Holiday shopping by clicking on the Amazon.com links on our Home Page, by clicking here or on any link on our Books pages.

11 November 2011: The Transfusion Medicine chapter has been updated based on a review by Huy Phu Pham, M.D., Columbia University Medicial Center and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

7 November 2011: Thanks to:
- Dr. Semir Vranic, University of Sarajevo, for contributing images of Pleomorphic lobular carcinoma, for the Breast-malignant chapter.
- Dr. Claudia Mendez, Bogota, Colombia, for contributing pictures of Aspergillus (H&E, GMS, PAS) for the Lung-nontumor chapter.
- Dr. Mowafak Hamodat, St. Johns (Canada) for contributing pictures of Alopecia mucinosa for the Skin-nontumor (clinical dermatology) chapter.

3 November 2011: Our Feature Page for November 2011 highlights Consumable Lab Products / Clinical Lab Analyzers, and includes Biogenex, Leica Microsystems, Sakura Finetek USA and Ventana Medical.

1 November 2011: Last month, we again had record traffic, with 359,051 visits (8.5 million "hits"). This week, we are updating the Lymphoma-nonB and Transfusion Medicine chapters. We update each chapter as we get topics back from reviewers, so the topics in a chapter are not all updated at the same time.

23 October 2011: Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at ASCP. We received many new ideas, and hope to have authors for new topics and more reviewers. We are also looking for authors with expertise in AP computer systems and LIS systems, to add content to these pages. If interested, contact Dr. Pernick at NatPernick@hotmail.com.

18 October 2011: Yesterday, we broke another traffic record, with 14,888 visits.

17 October 2011: We posted an article on our Management Page, 2012 ICD-9 Code Changes Bring Significant Changes for Pathology / Lab Coding, by Laura Edgeworth, PSA, LLC, click here. We have also added another Coding question, about sentinel node biopsy.

12 October 2011: Thanks to Jessica Wallace, PA, Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY for authoring a new chapter on Frozen Sections. This should be useful to new residents or as a refresher.

Yesterday, we had record traffic of 14,136 visits (356,459 "hits"). Thanks again for your support.

10 October 2011: Last month, we had record traffic of 322,359 visits (7.9 million "hits") and a record day of 13,772 visits. Thanks for your support and suggestions!

We are looking for:
- More cases of the week (we are down to a two month supply)
- Reviewer(s) for the Salivary Gland chapter.

If interested, email NatPernick@hotmail.com.

3 October 2011: We are looking for pathologists with expertise in the topic to write a 250 word article on "What's New" for these future Feature Pages: Consumable Lab Products (Nov11), Grossing workstations / lab furniture (Dec11), Billing / consulting / management (Jan12), Microscopes / slide imaging (Feb12), for $50 per article. If interested, email Dr. Pernick at natpernick@hotmail.com.

2 October 2011: The ASCP published their Fellowship and Job Market survey, click here.

19 September 2011: To encourage a wider display of pathology related books on our Books pages, we are pleased to announce a new low price of $100 to post any pathology related book, with a link to the publisher. We will post the book on the appropriate books page, as well as in the New Books page and Author page. We will also include it in our Website News / New Books email. There is a 20% discount for posting 3 or more books. There is no charge to post a book which is also sold through Amazon.com

14 September 2011: Thanks to all who stopped by our booth at CAP '11. These are the big ideas we are working on: (a) finish the Home Page Topic search by October 31, 2011; (b) more frequent reviews / updates of topics (ongoing); (c) new format for viewing website on iPad or Smartphones (starting to plan); (d) possibly more interesting social media discussions. Let us know what you think.

13 September 2011: Thanks to Dr. Perry Cohen, Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for his suggestion to post Cases of the Week by Category without a diagnosis, which has now been done.

9 September 2011: We posted an article on our Management Page, How to Gain a Better Managed Care Contract for your Independent Laboratory, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology, click here.

6 September 2011: Visit us at CAP '11 at Booth #328, towards the back near the posters, left hand side (as you enter).

5 September 2011: Our Feature Page for September 2011 highlights Antibodies, and includes Biogenex, Covance, Epitomics and Leica Microsystems.

2 September 2011: We are looking for a reviewer for our new CNS-nontumor chapter. Sections include normal/embryology, malformations, infections, demyelinating disorders, dementia, stroke / hemorrhage. Email us if interested.

1 September 2011: In August 2011, we had record traffic of 307,303 visits. Thanks to all of our supporters.

Next week, we will exhibit at CAP '11, Booth #328 (in the back next to the posters, left side as you enter). Stop by and say hi, and let us know what we can do to make PathologyOutlines.com more useful to you.

31 August 2011: Click here to view our pre-CAP promotional newsletter, which has promotions from various advertisers.

29 August 2011: Thanks to Dr. Semir Vranic, University of Sarajevo, for contributing images of Clear cell carcinoma of Ovary, for the Ovary-tumor chapter and Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma for the Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx chapter.

Thanks to Dr. Sean R. Williamson, Indiana University, for contributing images of Clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma and clear cell carcinoma for the Kidney tumor-adult malignancies chapter.

20 August 2011: We have updated the Chronic Myeloid Neoplasms chapter based on a review by Nikhil Sangle, M.D., FRCPath.(Engl.), University of Utah Health Sciences Center and ARUP Laboratories.

18 August 2011: On 16 August 2011, we had record traffic of 13,670 visits - thanks! Also, we are looking for good grossing videos to add to our online textbook. If you know of any that we can use, or are interested in creating one, please contact us.

11 August 2011: This week, we had record traffic, with 11,906 visits on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Thanks for your support, and thanks to our reviewers and image contributors for making the website better.

5 August 2011: Thanks to Dr. Nazar M.T. Jawhar, University of Mosul-Iraq, for contributing images of Amyloid goiter for the Thyroid chapter.

5 August 2011: Our Buyer's Guide - Feature Page for August highlights Books & Journals, and includes Laboratory Investigation, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and Modern Pathology.

4 August 2011: As we begin our 11th year, we thank you for your support. This year, we plan to increase the frequency of chapter updates, add more images and videos, and start adding smart phone / iPad apps. Let us know if you have any other comments or suggestions.

3 August 2011: We have updated the Skin-nontumor chapter based on reviews by Ha Kirsten Do, M.D., IUPUI; Mowafak Hamodat, MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC, Eastern Health, St. Johns (Canada); Nat Pernick, M.D., PathologyOutlines.com, Inc. and Cecilia Rosales, M.D., Baylor College. Over the next several months, we will be adding more images and references to these topics.

3 August 2011: Thanks to Dr. Semir Vranic, University of Sarajevo, for contributing these images: Dysgerminoma to the Ovary-tumor chapter, Fibroadenoma with cystic changes to the Breast-nonmalignant chapter.

21 July 2011: Our Buyer's Guide - Feature Page for July highlights Imaging / digital / photography, and includes Celestron, Leica, Milestone Medical, Olive Tree Media LLC, Optronics, Photodyne and SPOT Imaging Solutions.

3 July 2011: We have now updated the Bladder chapter. Thanks to the following reviewers:
● Turki Al-Hussain, M.D., Johns Hopkins Medical Centers
● Alcides Chaux, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
● Andreas Gaumann, M.D., Institute of Pathology, Germany
● Gillian Levy, M.D., Yale Medical Center
● Dr. Rugvedita Parakh, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
● Anil Parwani, M.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
● Nat Pernick, M.D., PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.
● Monika Roychowdhury, M.D., University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview
● Tom Tong, M.D., Montefiore Medical Center

30 June 2011: We posted an article on our Management Page, 5010 Billing and ICD10 Coding Conversion, by Leigh Polk, PSA, LLC, click here. We have also added a section on Coding, with the first article about coding thyroid FNAs.

30 June 2011: Dr. Adela Cimic, Wake Forest University, North Carolina (USA) gave us this tip on sharing slides using Skype: Use the Skype feature called "screen share", and if your microscope has an attached camera, you can share slides with other pathologists for consulting or teaching purposes. "I did it when I was in Europe and I shared slides with a pathologist in the USA. The picture quality is good."

29 June 2011: We have now updated the Cervix- Cytology chapter. Thanks to the following reviewers:
● Farnaz Hasteh, M.D., UCSD Medical Center
● Varsha Manucha, M.D., Temple University
● Nat Pernick, M.D., PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.
● Marilin Rosa, M.D., University of Florida
● Xinmin Zhang, M.D., Temple University

16 June 2011: We have now decided to accept job ads in which other specialties are hiring pathologists to work for them. This is now a common practice, and many pathologists are interested in these positions, although it may not be optimal for pathology as a profession. Our mission as pathologists is to create, and make sure others know, that we provide extra value as a group / department that cannot be found by just hiring a few staff. I welcome your comments (pro or con) at NatPernick@hotmail.com< br>
8 June 2011: Our Buyer's Guide - Feature Page for June highlights Diagnostic testing / reagents, and includes Biocare Medical, Biotheranostics, Covance, Epitomics, Leica Microsystems, Olive Tree Media LLC and Ventana Medical.

18 May 2011: Congratulations to Dr. Pelin Bagci, Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) and Dr. Teresita Zdunek, St. Joseph Hospital (Chicago, Illinois) for winning our Promotions contest. Each received a $25 Amazon.com gift card. We select at least one name from our Promotions email list as a winner after each Promotions email. These emails are sent every 2-4 months. To sign up, click here.

12 May 2011: On May 10, we had record traffic of 11,430 visits, and yesterday had 11,499 visits. Thanks for your support!

15 April 2011: Thanks to Nikhil Sangle, M.D., University of Utah and ARUP Laboratories, for reviewing the entire B cell lymphoma chapter, click here. We will be adding more images to this chapter over the next 1-2 months.

13 April 2011: Yesterday we had record traffic of 11,237 visits. We are increasing the pace of our updates, to make the site more useful to you.

1 April 2011: We posted an article on our Management Page, 1993 Medicaid Reform Comes to Florida, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology, click here.

1 April 2011: In March 2011, we had record traffic of 283,331 visits (7.8 million "hits"). Thanks for your support, and keep your suggestions coming!

24 March 2011: Thanks to Michael Constantinescu, M.D., Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Louisiana, for writing a new section for the Thyroid Gland chapter on Bethesda Guidelines for Cytology.

23 March 2011: We had record traffic yesterday of 11,168 visits. Thanks for your support.

16 March 2011: We posted an article on our Management Page, Déjà vu all Over Again, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology, click here.

15 March 2011: Per the suggestion of Dr. Thomas Dudley, we are now soliciting your "best practices" related to pathology. We will post them on a new Best Practices page, organized in a logical way, with a link from our website. We anticipate that this feature will be widely read. Email your pathology best practices to NatPernick@hotmail.com. Thanks.

15 March 2011: We posted an article on our Management Page, Stories That Will Curl Your Hair… Or Close To It!, by Michelle Miller, Vachette Pathology, click here.

13 March 2011: Our jobs page now lists jobs by specialty, beginning March 1, 2011. The specialty "tags" are based on the content of the ad - please be aware that most jobs only describe the position in general - you may need cytopathology experience even if not indicated in the ad. The links are after "other countries" near the top of the page.

8 March 2011: Thanks to Dr. Larry Bernstein, Triplex Consulting, Connecticut, for writing Cardiac topics for the Clinical Chemistry chapter.

8 March 2011: Thanks to Dr. Semir Vranic, University of Sarajevo, for contributing images of Medullary Carcinoma of the Breast, with focal HER2 staining, for the Breast-malignant chapter.

28 February 2011: The topic search on the Home page now works for these chapters: Breast-nonmalignant, CD Markers CD1-CD49, Molecular Pathology and Skin-melanocytic tumors. We update the Topic search as we update each chapter. The Topic search looks for text within a topic's title (such as Langerhans cell histiocytosis or Medullary Carcinoma). In contrast, the Google Custom Search box searches our website for the occurrence of the search text anywhere on our website.

25 February 2011: We posted an article on our Management Page, Five Simple Steps to Help You Avoid Audit Headaches, by Chappy Manning, PSA, LLC, click here.

23 February 2011: Visit us at USCAP, Booth #384. We look forward to discussing your ideas to make PathologyOutlines.com even better.

16 February 2011: We have a new Promotions email, sent every 3-4 months. It lists special offers from our advertisers, and we give away Amazon.com gift cards just for subscribing. Click here to subscribe.

12 February 2011: We have updated the Molecular Pathology chapter with a section on DNA sequencing written by Rodney E. Shackelford, D.O., Ph.D., Tulane University, Louisiana.

8 February 2011: We have extensively updated the CD Markers CD1-CD49 chapter, which now has 68 topics, 479 images and 1092 references.

2 February 2011: We invite you to join our new PathologyOutlines.com LinkedIn group. To join, you must join LinkedIn (which is free). The purpose of this group is to provide useful professional information to practicing pathologists and laboratory personnel. We invite pathologists and laboratory professionals to share thoughts, ideas and discuss issues related to pathology. This forum is an opportunity to keep up to date with the latest clinical developments and discuss challenges with like-minded colleagues. Just visit http://www.linkedin.com, and search for PathologyOutlines.com in the Groups section.

16 January 2011: For a "printer friendly page" of any part of our website, we recommend visiting http://www.printfriendly.com, which has options to print with or without images. As this works better than our "printer friendly" versions of chapters, we will remove the printer friendly versions as we update chapters.

5 January 2011: We have about 15 pending Cases of the Week, so the next cases received and accepted should be posted within 6-7 months.

4 January 2011: Thanks for your support. In 2010, we had 2,999,616 visits, or over 88 million "hits".

3 January 2011: Thanks to Dr. Semir Vranic, University of Sarajevo, for contributing images of Apocrine Adenosis with atypia for the Breast-nonmalignant chapter.

13 December 2010: Images needed: CD7 staining; mesonephric rests / remnants from cervical cytology specimens. Please send them as attachments to NatPernick@gmail.com.

7 December 2010: Thanks to Dr. Mowafak Hamodat, St. Johns (Canada), for contributing pictures of alopecia mucinosa (follicular mucinosis) for the Skin-nontumor chapter.

6 December 2010: We posted an article on our Management Page, Pathology Salaries and the Big Picture, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology, click < b>here.

6 December 2010: Thanks to Dr. Claudia Mendez, Bogota, Colombia, for contributing pictures of pericardial hemangiolymphangioma for the Heart tumor chapter, metanephric adenoma for the Kidney tumor - cysts, children, adult benign chapter and diffuse large B cell lymphoma for the Kidney tumor - adult malignancies chapter.

Thanks to Dr. Semir Vranic, University of Sarajevo, for contributing images of Sinus Histiocytosis with Massive Lymphadenopathy for the Soft Tissue 3 chapter.

22 November 2010: Thanks to Drs. Asmaa Gaber Abdou and Nancy Youssef Asaad, Menofiya University, Egypt, for contributing pictures of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis for the Skin-Nonmelanocytic tumor chapter and T cell rich histiocytic lymphoma for the Lymphoma - B cell chapter.

Thanks to Dr. Wegahta Tesfay, Ethiopia, for contributing a gross image of secretory carcinoma for the Breast-Malignant chapter.

22 November 2010: We posted a short article on our Management Page, 10 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Billing Company, by Diana R. Brooks, PSA, click here.

14 November 2010: We are thinking about adding two features - let us know what you think. First is a cell phone application. What would be the most important app for you? Case of the Week, CD Markers, something else? Second, for particular topics, we are thinking of adding side by side images of the topic and other common entities in the differential diagnosis. We would try to highlight the distinguishing features. Call (248/646-0325) or email us (NatPernick@hotmail.com) with your thoughts.

12 November 2010: We posted a new article on our Management Page, Revenue as a By-Product of Investment: 6 Factors to Consider When Researching Billing Companies, by Diana R. Brooks, PSA, click here. This page is accessible from the Home Page under Clinical Pathology Chapters.

17 October 2010: Thanks to Dr. Mowafak Hamodat, Eastern Health, St. Johns (Canada), for contributing images of Warty Dyskeratoma for the Skin-nonmelanocytic tumor chapter.

5 October 2010: Thanks to Dr. Eddie Fridman, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Israel, for contributing micro images of onchocerciasis to the Skin-nontumor / Clinical Dermatology chapter..

 

4 October 2010: Would you like to add to the Thyroid chapter about the new Bethesda system for Thyroid cytopathology? If so, please email your CV to NatPernick@hotmail.com with any comments.

 

3 October 2010: Please note that the Home Page topic search only works for the Skin-Melanocytic tumor and Breast-nonmalignant chapters. We have not yet populated the search database for other chapters, but are doing so as we update each chapter.

 

28 September 2010: We have changed the pricing for Laboratory (non Pathologist/nonPhD job postings to $250 if posted at the same time as a Pathologist / PhD job. Otherwise, the cost is unchanged at $500. These jobs are posted until the position is filled, up to 6 months.

 

22 September 2010: Thanks to Dr. J. Gregory Feczko, Affinity Medical Center of Ohio, for contributing this interesting “unknown” image (click here), with this comment, “I am certain that you have experienced days just like this yourself… hope it brings a smile…”

 

19 September 2010: Thanks to Dr. Nikhil Sangle, University of Utah Health Sciences Center and ARUP Laboratories, for contributing images of centrocytes and centroblasts for the Lymph nodes-not lymphoma chapter.

 

28 August 2010: We posted a new article on our Management Page, Changing Billing Services, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology, click < b>here. This page is accessible from the Home Page under Clinical Pathology Chapters.

27 August 2010: Come support the Detroit College Promise, the nonprofit we sponsor, at the Big House, Big Heart run / walk on October 3, 2010. Participants can walk or wheel in a 10K, 5K, or 1 mile race / event.  Fully 100% of fundraising dollars raised by the Detroit College Promise team will be used to provide scholarships to Detroit Public School graduates to attend Michigan public colleges and universities. Click here for more information.

2 August 2010: We added a feature to the Conferences page to quickly see the new postings, in reverse date posted. This feature was already present on the Jobs and Fellowship pages.

 

21 July 2010: Thanks to Dr. Semir Vranic for contributing images of neuroendocrine carcinoma and EGFR for the Breast-malignant chapter.

 

5 July 2010: Thanks to Dr. Semir Vranic for contributing pictures of Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue for the Oral Cavity chapter.

 

25 June 2010: Thanks to Dr. Semir Vranic, University of Sarajevo, for contributing images of Paget's disease and Basal-like Breast Cancer for the Breast-malignant chapter. Thanks to Dr. Asmaa Gaber, Egypt, for contributing images of Spongiotic Dermatitis for the Skin-nontumor chapter.

 

21 June 2010: We have updated the Stains topic - Topoisomerase II alpha (TOP2A), reviewed by Dr. Semir Vranic, University of Sarajevo. TOP2a is a DNA enzyme that often correlates with Ki-67 expression. It may predict response to anti-TOP2a drugs (adriamycin, etoposide) and has prognostic value in various malignancies.

 

14 June 2010: The Penis/Scrotum chapter has been extensively updated by Drs. Alcides Chaux and Antonio L. Cubilla. It now has 90 topics, 311 pages, 684 images and 448 references.

 

8 June 2010: Almost all of the Archives of Pathology links at PathologyOutlines.com have now been updated to reflect the Archives' server change that took place earlier this year.  The exceptions are the Bladder, Breast-malignant, Skin-nontumor, Soft tissue part 1, Thyroid gland, and Uterus chapters, which are being converted to our new format and updated with new content. These chapters are being updated one topic at a time and may still have some broken links until every topic is in the new format.

 

7 June 2010: We had record traffic again in May 2010 of 274,366 total visits or 8,850 visits per day. Thanks for your support and assistance in making our website more useful to pathologists and laboratory personnel.

 

4 June 2010: Thanks to the following for contributing images:

- Dr. R.F. Chinoy, Prince Aly Khan Hospital, India: Plexiform Neurofibroma for Soft Tissue 3 chapter

- Dr. Semir Vranic, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina: Apocrine Carcinoma for Breast Malignant chapter.

 

3 June 2010: We posted a new article on our Management Page, Pathology Practices: Are Your Payers Paying You Correctly? Are You Sure? Can You Prove It?, by Al H. Sirmon and Stephanie Denham, PSA, click here . This page now has 38 articles giving details of pathology practice billing, auditing, compliance and marketing. It is accessible from the Home Page under Clinical Pathology Chapters.

 

2 June 2010: Welcome to new corporate advertisers Propath and McKesson. Propath is a medical practice and laboratory specializing in anatomic pathology and specialty clinical testing, and supporting hospitals and medical centers for full service inpatient pathology services. McKesson, a Fortune 15 corporation with 40 years of laboratory information solution experience and world-class support, is committed to helping your organization improve patient safety, productivity and profitability.

 

1 June 2010: Our Feature page for June highlights companies offering Diagnostic testing / reagents, and includes Biocare Medical, Biotheranostics, Centerchem, Inc., Covance, Invitrogen Corporation, Leica Microsystems and Ventana Medical.

 

10 May 2010: Beginning this month, as part of the regular Buyer's Guide, PathologyOutlines.com has a new Feature Page.  We are featuring Computer Systems and Software the entire month of May.  If you are looking for various IT solutions for your laboratory, we have companies listed that can likely assist you with your needs.  In June, we will feature companies that provide Diagnostic Test Products and Reagents.  If you need to find a company that is part of a category not currently being featured, our regular Buyer's Guide information is just another click away.

 

9 May 2010: Thanks to the following contributors of images to the designated chapters:

- Dr. Asmaa Gaber Abdou: Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma for the Kidney - malignant chapter and intestinal actinomycosis for the Colon chapter

- Dr. Mark Rodacker: Low grade fibromyxoid sarcoma for the Soft Tissue chapter
- Dr. Elaine Alt: Low grade dysplasia in ulcerative colitis / pancolitis for the Colon chapter

- Drs. Antonio Cubilla and Alcides Chaux for numerous images to the Penis/Scrotum chapter

 

2 May 2010: In April 2010, we had a record traffic of 8,832 visits per day. Thanks for your support.

 

How can you tell what fellowship openings have been added recently? We now have a link on the main fellowships page (sorted by Specialty) that you can click to find out: To view most recently posted fellowship ads, click here.

 

27 April 2010: We set another record of 11,156 visits today.

 

26 April 2010: We have updated the Breast-nonmalignant chapter, which now has 114 topics in over 400 pages with over 1400 images, 1000 references and 40 virtual slides.

 

24 April 2010: We posted a new article on our Management page, “How to Utilize Your Billing Reports to Maintain and Grow Market Share”, by Leigh Polk, PSA LLC. Visit the Management page from the Home Page, under Clinical Pathology Chapters, or click here.

 

23 April 2010: Thanks to Dr. Semir Vranic for contributing images of Ear: external ear – squamous cell carcinoma and Breast-malignant: HER2. Thanks to Dr. Asmaa Gaber for contributing images of Oral Cavity: verrucous carcinoma.

 

19 April 2010: Thanks to Dr. Asmaa Gaber, Menoufiya University, Egypt, for contributing images of Pemphigus foliaceus and Spongiotic dermatitis for the Skin-nontumor chapter.

 

5 April 2010: Last month we had record traffic of 273,529 visits (9,055,500 “hits”).  Thanks for your support, and let us know how we can be more useful to you.

 

17 March 2010: Thanks to Yuri Lemeshev, M.D, UT Southwestern, Texas (USA), for contributing images of Fibrous Epulis for the Oral Cavity chapter.

 

15 March 2010: Are there any iPhone apps that you think would be useful for PathologyOutlines.com? If so, let us know.

 

10 March 2010: Thanks to Angel Fernandez-Flores, MD, PhD, Hospital El Bierzo & Clinica Ponferrada, Ponferrada, Spain, for contributing images of Neurofibroma for the Soft Tissue chapter. 

 

Thanks to Abdullah Al-Fiaar, MD, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for contributing images of Membranous Glomerulonephritis associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus for the Kidney non-tumor chapter.

 

2 March 2010: Thank you to Dr. Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Menoufiya University, Egypt, for generous contributions of images to our Skin-Nonmelanocytic tumor(Eccrine Spiradenoma), Oral Cavity (Verrucous Carcinoma), and Skin-Melanocytic tumor (Nevus of Ota ) chapters.  His images are viewable in the topics or on our Flickr site.

 

Thanks also to Dr. Ahmad Fahad Lazim, Al-Jumhori Teaching Hospital, Mosul-Iraq, for contributing images of solid pseudopapillary tumor for our Pancreas chapter.

 

28 February 2010: We have updated the Acquired non-neoplastic anomalies, Cystitis, Metaplasia and Benign Tumor sections of the Bladder chapter.

 

28 February 2010: We have updated the Infectious and Inflammatory disorders and Benign tumor sections of the Penis and Scrotum chapter, which have also been reviewed by Drs. Antonio Cubilla and Alcides Chaux. 

 

16 February 2010: Thanks to the following contributors of images:

(a) Angel Fernandez-Flores, MD, PhD, Hospital El Bierzo & Clinica Ponferrada, Ponferrada, Spain - trichilemmal type keratinous cysts for the Skin tumor non-melanocytic chapter and warts for the Skin non-tumor chapter.

(b) Andrea L. Wiens, D.O. and Janet E. Roepke, M.D., Ph.D, Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Indiana (USA) - inflammatory cap polyposis for the Colon tumor chapter.

(c) Dr. Nadeem Zafar, Memphis, Tennessee (USA) - oxyphil adenoma for the Parathyroid gland chapter.

 

15 February 2010: We posted a new article on our Management Page, Another Pay Cut for Pathology Practices and Laboratories, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology (click here).

 

7 February 2010: We have updated the Staging sections for all chapters with information from AJCC Cancer Staging Manual (7th ed).

 

5 February 2010: Thanks to Semir Vranic, M.D., of the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia, for contributing images of multilocular papillary cystadenoma for the Salivary Gland chapter, angiolymphatic invasion for the Breast-malignant chapter, and Ewing’s sarcoma for the Soft Tissue-Part 3 chapter.

 

Thanks to Juan A. Merayo-Rodríguez, MD, Danbury Hospital, Connecticut (USA), for contributing images of Merkel cell carcinoma for the Skin-Nonmelanocytic tumors chapter.

 

4 February 2010: To subscribe / unsubscribe to any of our newsletters, enter your email address on our new Subscribe page (click here).  You will then be emailed a link that allows you to change your newsletter preferences or your email address.  Our newsletters are for 3 entities - The Detroit College Promise (nonprofit that provides scholarships to Detroit students), PathologyOutlines.com (free online pathology textbook) and DermatologyOutlines.com (free online dermatology textbook). 

 

31 January 2010: We posted two new articles on our Management Page. Earlier in the month, we posted Underpayment of Pathology Technical Component, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology (click here). We just posted Payor Relationship Management Strategies and Trends: A Revenue Cycle Management Perspective, by Leigh Polk, PSA, LLC (click here).

 

26 January 2010: The Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine are in the process of upgrading their site and moving to a new server. During this process, many of our links to their images may not function properly. We, and the Archives, are aware of this issue and are working to resolve it as quickly as possible, but we will have to “relink” the images, which will take several months. Thank you for your patience.

 

19 January 2010: In the past week, we have been reading about and watching the news about the devastation in Haiti. As Pathologists and Laboratory Professionals, we know the great need for medical supplies and the medical care that is going to be required now and in the months to come. To learn more about where to donate, please click here.

 

8 January 2010: We are updating the staging based on the AJCC 7th edition, as well as the Bladder, Coagulation and Penis-Scrotum chapters.

 

13 November 2009: Thanks to these image contributors:

(a) Dr. Suhail Muzaffar, City Hospital, West Midlands, UK - normal duodenum for our Small Bowel chapter;

(b) Angel Fernandez-Flores, MD, PhD, Hospital El Bierzo & Clinica Ponferrada, Ponferrada, Spain - Acral Lentiginous Melanoma for the Skin-Melanocytic tumors chapter, and

(c) Dr. Guido Nicolò, Genova, Italy - Enterobius vermicularis eggs for the Cervix-Cytology chapter.

 

26 October 2009: We have updated the Mystery Case.

 

20 October 2009: We have completed our update of the Breast Malignant chapter. 

 

25 September 2009: Thanks to Dr. Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Menoufiya University, Egypt, for contributing images of Follicular Adenoma-Trabecular type in the Thyroid chapter. Thanks to Angel Fernandez-Flores, MD, PhD, Hospital El Bierzo & Clinica Ponferrada, Ponferrada, Spain, for contributing images of Bullous Pemphigoid for the Skin non-tumor chapter.

 

12 September 2009: Be sure to check the special sections on our Jobs page, under Miscellaneous, for Locum Tenens / Part-time jobs, PhD positions, Seeking a Residency or Residency Positions available, Job Advice and an article on Transitioning.

 

7 September 2009: We have updated the in situ carcinoma section of the Breast-Malignant chapter.

 

27 August 2009: Thanks to Dr. Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Menoufiya University, Egypt, for contributing images which we added to our PathologyOutlines.com Flickr group pool. We’ve added links in the Uterus chapter to his pictures of Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding.

 

26 August 2009: Thanks to John Irlam, D.O., University of Toledo Medical Center (Ohio), for contributing images to our PathologyOutlines.com Flickr group pool. We’ve added links in the Skin-Nonmelanocytic tumors chapter to his pictures of Cylindroma, Trichilemmoma, Sebaceous Hyperplasia, Eccrine Poroma and Sebaceous Carcinoma, as well as links in the Skin-Melanocytic tumors chapter to his images of Blue Nevus.

 

Thanks to Ed Uthman, MD., Texas, for allowing us to add links to these Flickr images: Cervix chapter - Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Lymphomas: B cell chapter - Burkitt’s Lymphoma, Oral Cavity chapter - Infectious Mononucleosis and Placenta chapter - Incomplete / Partial Hydatidiform mole.

 

14 August 2009: We have updated the Smooth Muscle section of our Soft Tissue Tumors - Part 3 chapter.

 

28 July 2009: We now have a PathologyOutlines group on Flickr. If you have a Flickr account, you can upload directly to our Flickr group at http://www. flickr.com/groups/pathologyoutlines/. We will post your name as the contributor (unless you want to be anonymous) and a link to them in the appropriate chapter of our online textbook, so pathologists and related personnel throughout the world can benefit from them. 

 

24 July 2009: We have updated the Skeletal Muscle section of our Soft Tissue Tumors - Part 3 chapter.

 

23 July 2009: Thanks to Dr. John Irlam, University of Toledo Medical Center, for contributing images of nodular melanoma to the Skin-Melanocytic Tumors chapter.

 

18 July 2009: We have updated our Mystery Case, on the right side of the Home Page below the banners. We hope to update it every 1-2 months.

 

17 July 2009: We want to make it easy for you to fill all of your laboratory positions, so we have created a special low rate for advertising. The cost is only $1000 (US dollars) for up to 5 ads posted within one year. This means that you can post a new ad every 2-3 months for one low rate. These ads include pathology assistants, blood bank technicians, medical technologists, managers and all positions associated with the lab, but not pathologists or PhD positions. One ad can offer multiple positions. Click here for more details.

 

12 July 2009: We have now posted the Skin-Melanocytic Tumors chapter in our new format. We have also posted these new / revised markers in the Stains chapter: HE4 (serum marker for ovarian carcinoma), Oscar Keratin (wide-spectrum keratin) and GCDFP-15 (marker of apocrine function). We are starting to update Soft Tissue Tumors 3 - Muscle, Vascular, Nerve, Other.

 

9 July 2009: Thanks to Dr. Angel Fernandez-Flores, Hospital El Bierzo and Clinica Ponferrada, Spain, for contributing images of folliculitis decalvans for the Skin-nontumor chapter under Alopecia.

 

1 July 2009: Thanks to Jennifer Stumph, MD, Spectrum Health, for contributing images of schistosomiasis to the Parasitology chapter.

 

29 June 2009: We have started to apply our new format to the Stains chapter, and have extensively updated the topics on BG-8 (useful for mesothelioma) and D2-40 (a marker of lymphatics). For many stain topics, we now include a link to a company that supplies these markers (for example, Covance for these markers). This feature was suggested by a visitor, who noted that many pathologists, after reading about a marker, want to know where they can get it.

 

19 June 2009: We have updated Soft Tissue Tumors-Part 2 (click here), which includes Fibrohistiocytic and Adipose tissue tumors. This chapter is also in our new format, in which each topic is a separate page that is accessed by clicking on the link in the Table of Contents or Index. The advantages are faster loading of each page, easier to read pages with less scrolling, and the inclusion of thumbnails for most of the 600+ images. We still have to decide how to create a printer friendly version - our current thinking is to have it include all topics in the chapter, instead of having a separate printer friendly version for each topic, but let us know what you think. 

 

12 June 2009: Congratulations to Dr. Alireza Zarineh, Allegheny General Hospital, Pennsylvania (USA). He also received a check for $50 for completing our survey and being the second winner of our drawing. We will announce a new contest / drawing at the end of the summer.

 

11 June 2009: If you do DermPath, please note that we have extensively updated the Books pages at www.DermatologyOutlines. com. We try to include all DermPath books at both sites, but non-pathology books for dermatologists are only listed on DermatologyOutlines. It also has advertisements for Dermatology related Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences that may not be posted at PathologyOutlines, since the advertiser decides where to post the ad.

 

5 June 2009: Congratulations to Dr. Roopa Paulose, Hatton Health, United Kingdom. She received a check for $50 for completing our survey and winning our drawing. Thanks to all who completed the survey, which helps us improve our website.

 

4 June 2009: We added a category to the Pathology Jobs page - Buy/Sell pathology practices/labs. Our first advertiser wants to buy practices or laboratories in any of five states.

 

We are changing the format of our textbook so each topic has a separate page. The advantages are (a) easier to read, (b) ability to include thumbnails of images, (c) better targeting of search engines to the correct topic, (d) pages will load faster with less scrolling. To view a sample page, click here , and let us know what you think.

 

1 June 2009: We have reformatted the chapters on the Home Page to reduce the amount of scrolling necessary. We are also planning other steps to make our website easier to use, based on your suggestions, so let us know what you think!

 

29 May 2009: We have split the Soft Tissue chapter into 3, and updated Part 1, which discusses Introduction, Infections & Fibroblastic / myofibroblastic tumors (click here). New features to be incorporated into all chapters as they are updated, include an additional table of contents sorted alphabetically, new formatting and more discussion of differential diagnoses.

 

Thanks to Angel Fernandez-Flores, MD, PhD, Hospital El Bierzo and Clinica Ponferrada, Spain, for contributing images of botryomycosis to the Skin-nontumor chapter and acquired digital fibrokeratoma to the Skin-nonmelanocytic tumor chapter.

 

19 May 2009: Thanks to Dr. Steven Catinchi-Jaime, for contributing images of a mixed Squamous Cell Carcinoma-Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma arising in the vocal cord, which were posted in the Squamous Cell Carcinoma section of the Larynx chapter.

 

18 May 2009: We added two new articles to our Management Page - How the New Anti-Markup Rules May Change Your Practice, by Michelle Miller and Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology (click here) and FTC "Red Flags" Rule Compliance, by John R. Outlaw, PSA, LLC (click here). You can also access the Management Page from the center section of our Home Page.

 

15 May 2009: We added information on the Hansel stain to the Stains chapter. It is used to detect eosinophils in urine. We have reformatted the clinical pathology topics on our Home Page, to make them easier to access.

 

12 May 2009: Thanks to Angel Fernandez-Flores, MD, PhD, Hospital El Bierzo and Clinica Ponferrada, Spain, for contributing images to the Skin-Melanocytic Tumors chapter of blue nevus, cellular blue nevus, dysplastic nevus, lentigo melanoma and melanoma-general.

 

30 April 2009: The Breast-Malignant chapter was reviewed by Dr. Daniel Visscher, University of Michigan.

 

29 April 2009: We added a new article to our Management Page - Coding Prostate Saturation Biopsies, by Laura Edgeworth, PSA, LLC. Click here for the article or you can access the Management Page from the center section of our Home Page. Our Thyroid chapter, which was recently extensively updated, has been reviewed by Shahidul Islam, MD, PhD, Director of Cytopathology, The Ottawa Hospital, Ontario, Canada.

 

20 April 2009: We added a new article to our Management Page - Billing Contracts verses Managed Care Contracts, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology. Click here for the article or you can access the Management Page from the center section of our Home Page.

 

Do you have good examples of Ovarian-nontumor pathology? Help your fellow pathologists worldwide by contributing these images to PathologyOutlines.com, where they will be viewed on a regular basis. The images particularly needed are indicated by clicking here.

 

16 April 2009: We have extensively updated Kidney tumors, and split the topic into two smaller chapters, which will now be updated annually:

 

Kidney tumor - cysts, children, adult benign
Kidney tumor - adult malignancies

 

These chapters have two tables of contents - one sorted in the usual manner and one in alphabetical order. Each chapter now has hundreds of images from the AFIP fascicle - third series, which include the description as part of the image. For some images, you should click on the image once to enlarge it to read the descriptions more easily. We also added many other new images and references, more spacing to improve readability, and more text labels. Let us know if you have any comments.

 

15 April 2009: We have added a new Management Page article - CMS Continues to Tinker with Anti-Markup Rule, POD Labs and In-Office Histology Labs in the Cross-Hairs, by John Outlaw, PSA, LLC. Click here for the article or you can access the Management Page from the center section of our Home Page. We have updated our list of Top Books sold through our website at Amazon.com. Number one is Fenoglio-Preiser: Gastrointestinal Pathology. Click here for the list, or click on the Books button on the left hand side of the Home Page.

 

30 March 2009: The Breast-nonmalignant chapter has been reviewed by Dr. Hind Nassar, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. We have added a new Stains topic - B72.3. However, we need more images of this immunostain for various tumors - please email them to us if available. We apologize for broken links, which are due to changes in other websites. For example, Modern Pathology, The Internet Journal of * * * (various titles) and the Digital Atlas of Breast Pathology have all changed some of their links, which caused our links to not work. We fix broken links when we find out, but we don’t always find out right away. To minimize this problem, please send us images that you have of any relatively uncommon disorders. We will list your name as a contributor, and will store the images on our server with stable links.

 

16 March 2009: Thanks to those who found our booth hidden between two huge islands at USCAP. As a result of the feedback, we will be updating chapters at a faster pace, adding legends to AFIP images and improving the formatting of our chapters.

 

We updated the Thyroid chapter with additional images and references. The Soft Tissue-Part 1 chapter has been reviewed by Dr. David Lucas, University of Michigan Medical Center, and we have incorporated his suggestions. We added a new Management Page article, “The New Year Offerings”, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology.

 

13 February 2009: We have completed our update of the Ovary-nontumor chapter, which has 46 topics, 200 images (many from the AFIP fascicle, 3rd series) and 250 references. We have also added a section on FISH to the Molecular Pathology chapter, written by Dr. Rodney E. Shackelford of Johns Hopkins.

 

2 February 2009: Congratulations to Drs. Marilin Rosa, Jacksonville, Florida and Angel Fernandez-Flores, Ponferrada, Spain for winning our Amazon.com drawing. Each received a check for $50 for purchasing items through our website from Amazon. Dr. Fernandez-Flores donated her winnings to our charity, The Detroit College Promise. Congratulations also to Dr. Andrea L. Weins, Ball Memorial Hospital, Indiana, for winning our drawing for first year residents who signed up for our New Books email. She also received a check for $50.

We have added a Product Placement advertising feature. For antibodies, stains or molecular markers, at the end of the text for that marker you may see, "Sources for testing (advertisements): company name". This is a link to an advertisement for this product. This feature was requested by pathologists, who want to know how to purchase specific products, and the advertising revenue helps support our free website.

We will be at booth #711 at USCAP in Boston on March 9-11 (Dr. Pernick will be at the booth only the first 2 days). Stop by and say hello, and let us know your thoughts on how we can make our website more useful to you.

 

1 December 2008: (a) We extensively updated the Skin-Melanocytic Tumors chapter, now with 450+ image links (many links are to multiple images), including clinical, dermoscopic and microscopic images. There are also 500+ references from the most current literature. (b) We posted new Management Page articles, “The Tangled Web of Claim Payments-How Managed Care Contracts Kill Your Revenue” and Hospital Outreach Laboratory For Sale. Who’s Buying Now?”, both by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology. (c) We started posting Board Review questions (the button is on the left hand side of the Home Page). We will organize them by category as the numbers increase. (d) The winners of our Laboratory Job email contest were Loretta Pasillas, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (California) and Anthony Sellner, Quinnipiac University (Connecticut), who each won $50. Thanks to all who signed up for our laboratory (non-pathologist) email list. (5) Thanks to the following contributors of images to these chapters: Dr. Derek Mathis and Dr. Rosemarie Rodriguez from the SAUSHEC Pathology Residency Program, San Antonio, Texas: Small Intestine - Whipple’s disease; Drs. Michael P. Orejudos and Rosemarie Rodriguez, SAUSHEC, San Antonio, Texas (USA) - Lung nontumor - CMV; Dr. Semir Vranic, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Ampulla - adenocarcinoma; Angel Fernandez-Flores, MD, PhD, Hospital El Bierzo and Clinica Ponferrada, Spain, Skin-nontumor - fat necrosis (acute pancreatitis); Skin-Melanocytic tumors - junctional nevus, dermal nevus - Unna’s type, Spitz nevus.

 

27 October 2008: (a) We posted a new article on our Management Page - “Pathology takes another pay cut”, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology. (b) Our Jobs-Other page now includes Sales jobs relating to Pathology. (c) We have updated the Breast-nonmalignant chapter with new text, references and over 400 new image links. This is one of our most popular chapters (also Soft Tissue part 1, Thyroid, Ovary, Breast malignant, Kidney Tumor, Skin Tumor, CNS Tumor, Uterus, Skin nontumor, Soft Tissue part 2 and Stains), and our goal is to update these chapters at least once a year. We will try to update the remaining chapters at least every 2 years, and more frequently if possible. We will still add new Clinical Pathology topics and plan to add 1000 image links per month. (d) We are updating the Stains chapter with the most commonly used stains, in alphabetical order. We recently updated these topics: Acid Fast Bacilli, Actin-muscle specific and Alpha-1-antitrypsin. Our philosophy is to post information about stains based on published research. We do not believe it is good science to routinely combine studies of immunostains, without a thorough understanding of the methodology of the studies. Different studies often use different antibody clones, different dilutions and markedly different methods of interpretation. (e) As we update new chapters, most of the image and reference links will now open a new window, which was requested by our visitors.

 

13 October 2008: (a) By request, we started a new Fellowships email. Every 2 weeks, we will email subscribers a list of new fellowships posted at our website. To subscribe, email NatPernick@Hotmail.com with “subscribe to Path fellowships email” in the subject line. (b) By request also, we will add a section on Board Review Questions. If you have sample questions and answers, just email them to us. We will post a Board Review button on the left hand side after we get 5 questions. (c) We thank Dr. Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Menofiya University, Egypt for contributing images of poikiloderma atrophicans vasculare to the skin-nontumor chapter.

 

8 October 2008: (a) We have a new contest / drawing for first year pathology residents in the US or Canada who sign up for our New Books email by 31 December 2008. Just email NatPernick@Hotmail.com with “sign up for new books email” in the subject line, and tell us the name of the program where you are a first year resident. We will select one name at random, and mail the winner a check for $50 (your status as a first year resident is subject to verification). (b) We moved to bigger offices next door, with a new fax number (248/646-3119) and suite (#408). (c) We thank the following contributors of images to the Chapters indicated: Dr. Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Menofiya University, Egypt - Testis - yolk sac tumor metastatic to abdomen, germ cell aplasia-Sertoli cell only, Leydig cell hyperplasia, normal testis and spermatocytic arrest; Dr. Nilesh N. Patel - histoplasmosis of stomach.

 

9 September 2008: (a) We have updated the Breast-Malignant chapter, now with 1300+ image links and new references and text. (b) We are seeking authors to write new chapters on quality assurance / quality control in the laboratory, or flow cytometry. If interested, please contact Dr. Pernick at NatPernick@Hotmail.com. (c) Our Thyroid Gland chapter was reviewed by Shahidul Islam, MD, PhD, FCAP, The Ottawa Hospital, Ontario (Canada). (d) We added a new related website, DermatologyOutlines.com. Be sure to tell your dermatology colleagues about it. (e) We added a new Management page article, Collaborative Labs and the Underlying Cost to Pathologists, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology. (f ) We have posted new images in the indicated chapters by these contributors: (i) Semir Vranic, M.D., University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Small bowel - metastatic melanoma to jejunum; (ii) Dr. Yao-Wen Liu, Kuo General Hospital, Taiwan, Cervix cytology - cornflakes; (iii) Angel Fernandez-Flores, MD, PhD, Hospital El Bierzo and Clinica Ponferrada, Spain - Skin tumor - angiokeratoma, atypical fibroxanthoma, chondroid syringoma, glomeruloid hemangioma, glomus tumor, halo nevus, hidradenoma, hidrocystoma, lymphomatoid papulosis, vascular leiomyoma; Skin nontumor - cutaneous focal mucinosis, molluscum contagiosum, porokeratosis, psoriasis, Sweet’s syndrome, tuberculosis; (g) visit us at the AAPA, CAP or ASCP.

 

28 August 2008: We thank the following contributors of images to these chapters of our online textbook: (1) Dr. Mowafak Hamodat, Eastern Health of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, Canada - cervix - breast lobular carcinoma metastatic to cervix; uterus - leiomyoma, adenomyosis, leiomyoma embolization; testis - Leydig cell tumor; (2) Dr. Semir Vranic, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - small bowel - gall bladder carcinosarcoma metastatic to SI; breast malignant - solid variant of adenoid cystic carcinoma; (3) Dr. Nilesh Patel, California - esophagus - esophagitis, mixed herpes and candida; (4) Dr. Asmaa Gaber Abdou and Dr. Mona Kandil, Menofiya University, Egypt - skin-tumor - pilomatrixoma; ovary - MMMT; parathyroid - parathyroid adenoma; (5) Dr. Asmaa Gaber Abdou and Dr. Nancy Asaad - skin-tumor - hobnail hemangioma and fibrous papule of face; (6) Dr. Hanni Gulwani, New Delhi (India) - lung tumor - hamartoma; (7) Professor D. Y. Cohen, Herzliyah Medical Center, Israel - adrenal gland - retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma; (8) Dr. Julia Braza, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts - skin-nontumor - molluscum contagiosum; breast malignant - CLL/SLL; (9) Professor Venna Maheshwar, Drs. Kiran Alam and Anshu Jain, J. N. Medical College, India - testis - filiarial epididymitis; nasal cavity - rhinosporidiosis; lung nontumor - aspergillosis; ear - otomycosis, skin nontumor - leishmaniasis, maduramycosis; (10) Dr. Angel Fernandez-Flores, Hospital El Bierzo, Ponferrada, Spain - skin-tumor - syringoma, trichoepitheliom; (11) Dr. Debra Zynger, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois - ovary - yolk sac tumor.

 

11 June 2008: By request, we have changed the Home Page banner links to open a new window. We have also changed the directories for the Jobs, Conference and Fellowship pages, so please rebookmark these pages if necessary. The old links will still work. We have started linking to some very nice images from Wiley publications, including cytology images. Unfortunately, after clicking on the image link, to see these images (which have a URL beginning Wiley) you may also have to refresh the screen.

 

29 May 2008: (a) We completed an extensive update of Soft Tissue Tumors-Part 1, now with 104 topics, including an introductory section about approaches to diagnosis, syndromes, grading and molecular patterns. We describe all WHO tumors and numerous non-WHO entities classified as fibroblastic / myofibroblastic, fibrohistiocytic and lipomatous, with over 1000 image links from the AFIP fascicle 3rd series, free full text journals and other sources, as well as 700+ references and 49 virtual slides. (b) Thanks to participants in our survey, and congratulations to Cheryl Rimmer, New Jersey (USA) and Serdar Balci, Ankara, Turkey, for each winning $75 for our survey related drawing. Our next contest/drawing will be this fall. (c) We added Seeking Employment and Seeking a Residency ads to our popular Jobs page. These ads run for 6 months and cost $500, which must be prepaid. (d) Thanks to contributors of images recently posted: bladder schistosomiasis (bladder and parasitology chapters) - Drs. Kiran Alam, Anshu Jain, Veena Maheshwari, Farhan A. Siddiqui and Ershadul Haq, J.N. Medical College, India; micropapillary HG PIN of prostate - Dr. John Irlam, University of Toledo, Ohio, inflammatory cloacogenic polyp (Anus) - Dr. Yvonne Bury, University Hospital of North Durham, UK, lipomatous hemangiopericytoma (Soft Tissue Tumors Part 1) - Dr. David Cohen, Israel.

 

15 May 2008: Our Buyer’s Guide now has a list of our advertisers - please contact your vendors who are NOT listed, and suggest that they advertise on our website. We added an article “Cardiac Autotransplantation for Surgical Resection of a Primary Malignant Left Ventricular Tumor”, sent by Dr. Jerad Gardner, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas (USA) to the Heart-Tumor chapter. We added images of Burkitt’s lymphoma of the ileocecal value, contributed by Dr. Kaveh Naemi, University of California, Irvine, to the Lymphoma-B cell and Small Bowel chapters. We now have a Mystery Case of the Month on the Home page, right side. Click on the image to enlarge it, and on the link for the diagnosis.

 

7 April 2008: We have updated the Thyroid Chapter, which now has 111 topics in 44 pages of text, with 1017 image links and 760 references. For all chapters, we now have over 20,000 image links. Our Management page has 2 new articles from PSA - “Congress Delays Fee Schedule Cuts 6 Months - Or Not?” and “Dissecting the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI)”. We thank the following contributors of images: (1) Dr. Julia Braza, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts ([ALL with t(9;22)], (2) Dr. Hind Nassar, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Maryland - breast adenoid cystic carcinoma-solid variant, (3) Dr. Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Menofiya University, Egypt - cervical lipoleiomyoma and (4) Dr. Marilin Rosa, University of Florida (USA) - ADH involving areas of sclerosing adenosis in a complex sclerosing lesion.

 

6 March 2008: (1) Thanks to all who visited our booth at USCAP '08. (2) To search our website, use the Google search boxes at the top or bottom of the Home Page - the search box at the bottom has the "cache" feature. (3) To search for text on any particular page, use Control F, which generates search boxes at the upper right in Internet Explorer and at the lower left with Firefox. (4) Click on the Contest button at the bottom of the Home Page to learn about our contest/drawing from those who complete our survey by 30 April 2008. (5) Finally, we now post administrative jobs related to Pathology on the Jobs-Other page.

 

22 February 2008: (a) We have a new contest / drawing for those who complete our new Survey by 30 April 2008. Click on the Contests button at the bottom of the Home Page or click here for more details. (b) We have updated the Stains chapter entry on calretinin. (c) We thank Dr. Julia Braza, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts (USA) for sending us a case report on CLL with meningeal infiltration, which was posted in the Lymphoma-B cell chapter. (d) Stop by our Booth #514 at USCAP, March 3-5, 2008, and say hello!

 

22 January 2008: We added a new chapter, Chronic Myeloid Neoplasms, which incorporates the WHO 2008 classification to be published in a few months. It includes updated text and extensive images and references for Myelodysplasia, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, MDS/MPN and Mast Cell Disease. We thank Dr. Hind Nassar, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, for reviewing the Breast nonmalignant chapter. We thank the following contributors of images to the chapters indicated: Dr. Yan Lemeshev, Texas (USA) - Placenta (decidual vasculopathy), Dr. Monica de Baca, South Dakota (USA) - Parasitology (malaria), Leica Microsystems, Biosystems Division (Australia) - Stains F-Z (kappa and lambda ISH), Dr. Jamie Shutter, Florida (USA) - Lung nontumor (histoplasmosis), Drs. Charles J. Sailey, Borislav A. Alexiev and John C. Papadimitriou, Maryland (USA) - CD Markers CD100-CD400 (CD163) and Lymph Node-not lymphoma (histiocytic sarcoma), Dr. Hanni Gulwani, New Delhi (India) - Pancreas (serous cystadenoma), Ovary (juvenile granulosa cell tumor) and Lung nontumor (hydatid cyst).

 

14 January 2008: We have updated the Leukemia-Acute chapter, which now contains more discussion, images and references based on the new WHO classification for AML and ALL. Visit the Management Page (under Clinical Pathology Outlines) to read the new article "Pathology Practice Management Issues for 2008", by Mick Raich of Vachette Pathology. Finally, click on our new Contribute button to learn how you can help improve our website for the pathology community worldwide by contributing images, videos or comments.

 

7 January 2008: We are changing our contact email addresses to NatPernick@Hotmail.com and NatPernick@gmail.com. Please update your records. We now have an Available Candidates section on the Pathologist / PhD Jobs page, for those who want employers to contact them. The cost is $500 for posting up to 6 months, which must be prepaid.

 

13 December 2007: We have split the Breast chapter into two, and extensively updated the Breast-nonmalignant chapter. It now includes updated text, images and references on almost all nonmalignant breast entities. Let us know if we missed anything. We also added links to videos describing slide review. Our December 2007 monthly website news discusses changes to the Jobs page for 2008 and changes to our Reviewers procedure, and lists topics for review. We are trying to improve the quality of our online textbook as much as possible. Finally, we have added an Affiliates page and button. All purchases made by clicking on the links from the Affiliates page help our website financially, without costing you anything.

 

15 November 2007: We are adding to the new Consumer Goods section on the Buyer’s Guide. This lists many companies with whom we have an affiliate relationship. These companies pay us a percentage of all sales from our website, so we encourage you to visit their websites. We have decided to discontinue links to websites that require plug-ins. Unfortunately, many computers cannot download plug-ins, and we would like our website to be usable from any computer, with any browser. We are now updating the Breast chapter, and will split it into two sections - nonmalignant (normal, benign, atypia) and malignant (DCIS, malignancies, miscellaneous, males, children). We have decided to update the chapters more frequently that are visited the most, namely breast, soft tissue, ovary, kidney tumor, uterus, stains, thyroid, skin tumor, CNS tumor, skin nontumor, CD markers and bladder. We plan to update all chapters regularly, but will focus on these a little more. We are also spending more time writing, so we can update more quickly.

 

1 November 2007: We have extensively updated the Conjunctiva section of the Eye chapter with more text, references and images from the AFIP Fascicle third series. We have also switched to a faster server. Thanks to all who stopped by our booths at the CAP, ASCP, Wayne State University and Beaumont Conferences. Visit our Buyer’ s Guide to check out the new Consumer Goods section, which features items of interest to the pathology community. We are also updating our New Products and Services page more frequently.

 

19 September 2007: (1) We have updated CD Markers CD240 to CD249 with extensive text, references and diagrams / images. These markers include CD240 (the RH CE and RH D antigens) and CD241 (RH AG), important for transfusion medicine; CD 243 (MDR-1), which has prognostic value in various malignancies; and CD246 (ALK1), which has diagnostic importance for anaplastic large cell lymphoma and inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. (2) Every month, we check our 30,000+ image and reference links to minimize the number of broken links that you encounter. We have fixed almost all the broken links to GU images at WebPathology, and long term, have decided to put more images on our own server, including non-copyrighted AFIP images and donated images. (3) Over the next 4 weeks, we will be attending 4 conferences - Beaumont DNA Conference in Troy, Michigan, CAP in Chicago, ASCP in New Orleans and Wayne State University’s annual conference in Dearborn, Michigan. If you are attending any of these conferences, please stop by our booth and give us your feedback on what you like about the website and what we can do to make it more useful to you.

 

5 September 2007: (1) We posted a new article on our Management page, “Costly Coding and Documentation Errors”, by Chappy Manning, RN, CPC, Pathology Service Associates, LLC. The Management page contains articles written or adapted exclusively for PathologyOutlines.com relating to Billing (auditing, billing-general, compliance, direct billing and managed care) and Marketing of Pathology practices, as well as other practice related information. (2) Our Esophagus chapter was thoroughly reviewed and edited by Dr. Poonam Sharma, Creighton University Medical Center, Nebraska. (3) Our Laboratory-Other jobs page has a 2 for 1 special for postings through 31 October 2007. Please check this page for more details.

 

4 September 2007: We have added a new chapter on Transfusion Medicine, featuring Transfusion reactions, transfusion side effects and transfusion transmitted disease.

 

17 August 2007: We have updated the CD Markers Chapter for CD100 to CD110 with new text and references. We have updated the Top Book Sales page and have a new Monthly Website News (click here). We are currently writing new chapters on Transfusion Medicine and Employment Contracts, and are updating the Eye chapter.

 

1 August 2007: We added a Clinical Chemistry chapter, which initially contains thyroid function tests. We will add new classes of tests over time. We will be attending more conferences in the future to get more feedback from pathologists and lab personnel on what website features would be most helpful to you. Stop by our booths at CAP, ASCP and USCAP, as well as other smaller conferences, or email us with your suggestions at NatPernick@Hotmail.com.

 

15 July 2007: Congratulations to Drury (Drew) Hill and Loretta Pasillas, both from California, for winning $50 each from our drawing of those who signed up for our laboratory (non-pathologist) email list.

 

1 July 2007: We have extensively updated our Esophagus chapter, now with 116 topics, over 600 image links and over 600 references. We are pleased to include links to the beautiful images from the Frank Netter collection, and the non-copyrighted images from the AFIP Fascicle third series. We have expanded the entries in our Buyer's Guide and New Product and Services announcements. Check them out when deciding on laboratory purchases, or to stay up to date.

 

21 May 2007: We added a chapter on Heart-Tumor, which lists over 50 entities with over 400 images and 250 references. The images include high quality photomicrographs from the AFIP fascicle on Heart Tumors (those that are not copyrighted). We have updated the items available from our Amazon.com “store” (click on the link in the upper right hand corner of the Home Page). We have added a link for booking hotels to the conference page - if you use it, please give us some feedback, good or bad. See our Contests page for a new drawing for non-Pathologist personnel who sign up for our Laboratory Jobs email list. Finally, we sent out a new Monthly Website news email (click here to view it).

 

8 May 2007: (1) If you are a pathology assistant, cytotechnologist, medical technologist, histotechnologist or have a similar Laboratory but not Pathologist position, sign up for our Laboratory Jobs email list (email NatPernick@Hotmail.com - "subscribe to Laboratory jobs email list"), and automatically enter our drawing for $50 cash (drawing deadline is 30 June 2007). Every 2-3 weeks, we will also send you a free email of new Laboratory (but not pathologist) jobs posted at our website. (2) We have finished an extensive update of Cytokeratins in our Stains chapter, including CK1 to CK24, broad spectrum and high/low molecular weight keratins. This section includes uses of each stain, images and references. (3) To find a term on any page of our website, click Ctrl F (for "find") and type in the term.

 

20 April 2007: We added a new article on "Pricing for Pathology billing" to the Management Page (under Clinical Pathology Outlines). We have now organized the Cases of the Week by category, based on a visitor's suggestion (the link is on the Case of the Week page). The New Products page has several new entries.

 

4 April 2007: We updated the Soft Tissue chapter sections on lipomatous tumors based on your suggestions. Besides adding more content from textbooks and journals, and more image links, we added links to related images from the AFIP Fascicle, as well as information from the WHO, and we added more subcategories for the text. We have a new format for the table of contents for these tumors - let us know if you like it. Many of the image links to the Journal of Clinical Pathology no longer work, as this journal now requires registration. We are in the process of removing them.

 

20 March 2007. We have extensively updated the Soft Tissue chapter - Adipose tissue / liposarcoma sections, with additional text, image links and references. Enter our new contest with your tips on how PathologyOutlines.com is useful to you. The two best tips, in our judgment, will win $50 Amazon.com gift cards. Stop by booth #517 and visit us at USCAP in San Diego.

 

6 March 2007: We redesigned the Home Page to improve access speeds. Contact us if you are having any problems. We have two new Email lists - to receive a list of new books and to receive our new newsletter. Click on the Email updates button (left side of Home Page) for more information. We have updated the Top Book Sales for 2006 in our Books section. Please support our renewing advertisers Modern Pathology and Laboratory Investigation (ads on Home Page).

 

14 February 2007: We have added two original articles to the Management Page. "Pricing for Pathology Practices", by Mick Raich of Vachette Pathology, discusses important factors in your contract with your billing company. "The Case for Compliance: Why You Need an Effective Compliance Program", by John R. Outlaw of PSA, discusses the background of compliance programs, and why they are important. We have added a new chapter - Bone Marrow-nonneoplastic. This extensive chapter (1.5 MB in Word), has over 500 images and almost 400 references. It contains detailed discussions of normal bone marrow with micro descriptions and images (helpful when doing differentials), as well as information on benign changes (such as gelatinous transformation), infectious disorders (Candida, CMV, Parvovirus and others), systemic disorders (Fabry's disease, Gaucher's disease and others) and other topics. It also has numerous high quality images from the AFIP third series on bone marrow. Use it to find information fast on bone marrow topics for sign out, preparing talks, obtaining images or satisfying your curiosity.

 

29 January 2007: We have fixed the links on the Cervix page. We are now adding non-copyrighted links to the beautiful images from the AFIP Fascicles, third series, including those related to cervical pathology. We welcome several new corporate advertisers, including Voicebrook (speech recognition software), Centerchem (coagulation products) and Milestone Medical (microwave accelerated tissue processing). We also thank our renewing corporate advertisers of Vision Biosystems (reagents and tissue processors) and IMPAC (anatomic pathology computer systems).

 

2 January 2007: Best wishes for a happy New Year! Thanks to those who purchased some of the 700+ books sold through our website and Amazon.com or LWW.com in 2006. We have extensively updated CD Markers CD50 to CD99, and plan on updating chapters at a faster pace in 2007.

 

13 December 2006: We have updated the Ear chapter. There is a new Email update available (click on the button on the left side of our Home page). The Breast chapter is now available on PDA by clicking http://www.surgicalpathologyatlas.com/glfusion/filemgmt/index. php?id=3

 

1 December 2006: Our Books page, under Discounts, now lists a large number of books available from Amazon.com with discounts of 10% or more.

 

1 November 2006: We have extensively updated the Colon tumor chapter. We need gross and microscopic images for these colorectal carcinomas: post-treatment changes, intramucosal carcinoma, adenosquamous, glassy cell, hepatoid, metastases to colon, neuroendocrine and squamous cell.

 

10 October 2006: We upgraded our website server last weekend, which should speed up access to all of our pages. We apologize for any temporary problems.

 

11 September 2006: We have split the Colon chapter into nontumor and tumor, and updated the Colon-nontumor chapter. It now has 33 pages of text, over 600 image links and 500 references. The colon-tumor chapter will be updated next.

 

30 August 2006: We are changing our name from PathologyOutlines.com, LLC to PathologyOutlines.com, Inc., for tax reasons. You should not notice any other changes.

 

25 August 2006: We now have a PDA version of some chapters of the website. To obtain this version, offered for no charge, please visit http://www.surgicalpathologyatlas.com/glfusion/filemgmt/index. php?id=4 and follow the instructions.

 

21 August 2006: We have started to update our Stains chapter, beginning with the most popular stains. This will take several months, as our first topic, PAS, required 10 hours of work. We appreciate any feedback on the format for PAS, so we can use your suggestions when we update other stains. Also, don't forget that we have several search features for our website, including the Google box at the bottom of this page. They are outlined in the FAQs (link at the top of this page).

 

16 August 2006: Our Contests page has a short survey to improve the website, with a drawing for a $50 cash prize. We have added categories of Board Review and Statistics to the Books pages, as well as numerous new books. We are starting to incorporate our Cases of the Week into our Chapters. There is a special promotional rate for Pathology related job postings through October 31, 2006 (see this page).

 

24 July 2006: We added a new article to the Management Page - A Case Study in Increasing Practice Revenue through Managed Care Negotiations, by Mick Raich. Our Books page, now with 850 pathology books, now includes discounts available through the Barnes & Noble website (click on the Discounts link on the Books page). We have completed the July06 monthly link check of our website and corrected the bad links.

 

21 July 2006: Our website host recommends that users clear out their temporary Internet files from time to time to improve website performance. In Internet Explorer, click on Tools, then Internet Options, then Delete Files.

 

14 July 2006: We finished the new chapter on Lymph node - not lymphoma, which has over 40 pages of text, 500 references and 500 image links regarding normal lymph node histology, inclusions and infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic conditions (other than lymphoma). Let us know if you are interested in reviewing the CD Markers chapters, CD 1-49, CD 50-99 or CD 100-247.

 

5 July 2006: We have updated the list of top selling books from our Books pages (click on the Books button on the left hand side of the Home Page, then Top book sales in the table of contents) We continue to add new books to these pages, including 24 in May06 and 22 in June06. We have also posted a new Email Update summarizing changes made to the website in the past month, and Instructions for Reviewers on the Reviewers page.

 

5 June 2006: Our Management page has a new article by PSA, "Considerations for Outsourcing Billing Operations". We have also added many new conferences to our Conferences page, and posted a new "Email update", which describes recent changes to our website.

 

24 May 2006: We have extensively updated the chapter for CD Markers CD1 to CD49, which now has 32 pages of text, 480 images and 930 references. This update took over 100 hours, so we are spreading out the updates for the remaining CD markers. Check out the new listings for our Pathology related / Laboratory jobs, and contact us to advertise your open positions.

 

15 May 2006: In response to requests, we have compiled a list of suggestions on how you can support PathologyOutlines.com and make it a more helpful resource for yourself and our fellow pathologists. Click here for the suggestions.

 

8 May 2006: We added a new Management page article "Critical Strategies for Negotiating Contracts". Don't forget to purchase your Lippincott texts at www.LWW.com, using promotion code W5ECA1ZZ to save 10%, and to buy books and other products at Amazon.com through our Books page. These purchases help support our website without costing you anything.

 

28 April 2006: We are pleased to announce that Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) now offers visitors to PathologyOutlines.com a 10% discount on all products purchased at www.LWW.com, except for web-based products. Just use promotion code W5ECA1ZZ. Any purchases made through Lippincott with this code or through Amazon.com after visiting our Books page help our website financially, at no additional charge to you.

 

9 March 2006: We have a new Management page article on Managed Care Payment Shopping. We have begun to offer a simple conference posting for only $100, so everyone can afford to post all of their conferences on our popular conference page. Our highlighted conference listings with more text and images continue to cost only $400.

 

20 March 2006: We have separated jobs into a Pathologist Jobs page and a Pathology-related Jobs page. We have now completed the new Cervix-Cytology chapter, which has extensive cytology text and references and over 500 cytology image links. Check our new "images needed" section in this chapter to see if you have images that we need.

 

13 March 2006: We have completed the Cervix chapter, which has over 500 image links and 500 references. This chapter incorporates our new format changes to be made in all of our chapters as they are updated. We will include more images and references, the WHO classification, more information on grossing and features to report, more cytology images (for cervix, they are in a separate Cervix-cytology chapter), and an emphasis on journals with free text, which are highlighted in dark green. In addition, we are listing "images needed" for those who would like to donate digital images to help the large number of pathologists throughout the world who use our website.

 

20 February 2006: Thanks to all who visited our booth at USCAP. We are incorporating your suggestions, including a separate colored link (dark green) for journals with free full text. We are investigating putting the text of the outlines on a PDA. We are now link checking all chapters and other pages monthly, and fixing the bad links (a very time consuming task). If you want to use your collection of images from unusual cases to help pathologists throughout the world, please contact Dr. Pernick at NatPernick@Hotmail.com. Many pathologists cannot afford expensive textbooks and journals, but they have Internet access and can use our free website.

 

6 January 2006: Our Coagulation chapter has now been reviewed by Dr. Kendall Crookston, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and his comments have been incorporated. By request, we are now also posting pathology-related nonpathologist jobs on our Jobs page.

 

23 December 2005: We have (finally) completed our CNS-tumor chapter, with 45 pages of text, 736 image links and 600 references. We wish all of our visitors a healthy and happy New Year.

 

13 December 2005: Congratulations to Dr. Alan Schned of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, winner of Cagle: Color Atlas and Text of Pulmonary Pathology, in our free book contest. We plan to announce the winner of the second book (Farhi: Pathology of Bone Marrow and Blood Cells) soon. This contest was open to subscribers to our email lists as of October 2005. Thanks to Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for donating these books.

 

118 November 2005: We have moved servers this week, a major maintenance task. Fortunately, the problems seemed to be limited to some returned emails yesterday (please resend) and pages that were temporarily unavailable. The new server should provide more reliable service and statistics.

 

19 October 2005: The winner of the Books page survey contest/drawing is Dr. Puja Puri of Arlington, Virginia (USA). We thank everyone who completed the Book survey, which provided useful feedback to improve the Books pages. We will announce the winner of the email contest/drawing for Lippincott books soon.

 

12 October 2005: Our Jobs page is now posting Part Time/Locums Positions, Open Residency Positions and Seeking Employment ads. Try our new Google search feature (below) to search our website. Click here to view a petition to save the AFIP. Thanks to all who completed our Books page survey.

 

17 September 2005: Please visit the new Contests page to learn about our drawings for two new pathology books - Farhi: Pathology of Bone Marrow and Blood Cells and Cagle: Color Atlas and Text of Pulmonary Pathology, courtesy of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and $50 cash. We have updated the Breast chapter extensively, now with almost 1200 image links (including cytology), 600 references and 100 virtual slides. Visit us at CAP '05 (Booth #55) in Chicago, September 11-13, 2005.

 

2 August 2005: The Human Pathology links may not work, as the journal has apparently changed them. This seems to happen every 1-2 years for each journal. We check and correct all links when we update each chapter, but this means there are periods when links may not work. To solve this problem, we are including as many links as possible from non-journals (which may be more stable), and links to images stored on our server (which won't go bad). We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

25 July 2005: We have added an extensive chapter on Coagulation. We have also put the links for all chapters (AP, CP and Management) into one list in alphabetical order, and made the link for the New Products page into a button on the left hand side.
 

22 June 2005: We have extensively updated the Bone and Joints Chapters and split off Joints to be a separate chapter.

 

23 May 2005: We have finished the Skin-nontumor chapter. The Kidney-tumor chapter has now been reviewed and revised by Christiane Rakozy, M.D. We have added a topic to the Management page (under the Surgical Pathology topics). Our Books page is updated weekly, and now has over 700 titles, many with book reviews. If you want to add your own book review, please email us.

 

25 April 2005: We have extensively updated the Bladder chapter. We will be adding new Books and Reviews at least weekly to the Books page. We have added IMPAC's survey to our Computer-AP page, and added a new article from PSA to the Management page, which will be updated at least monthly with new articles. The About Us link (at the bottom) has also been revised.

 

8 April 2005: We have updated the Appendix chapter. We now have over 640 titles on our Books page, which is updated at least weekly, and are adding links to book reviews. We have a new Case of the Week (click on the button on the left hand side). Please email us with suggested topics to add to our Management page.

 

30 March 2005: We have added a Computer Systems-Anatomic Pathology page, under Pathology Practice Pages (in the center of our Home page). Our Books page now has over 600 titles. We have updated the Anus and perianal area chapter, and added a new article to the Management Page. We are pleased with the positive feedback we received from the USCAP conference, and welcome your comments about improving the website.

 

8 March 2005: We are expanding our Books page to make it as complete as possible (now with 165 books) and to link to book reviews. We have added a New Products/Services page, featuring announcements of interest to pathologists. We are updating our Outlines in alphabetical order, and have completed Adrenal Gland and Ampulla, with a plan to update each chapter every 12 months.

 

11 January 2005: We have completed the Eye chapter, and now have over 1300 pages of text and 10,000 links to images. We have also added a new article to the Management Page.



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