Journal of Continuing Education Topics & Issues

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 2, April

AMTIE's New Name and Direction
The AMT Institute for Education has officially changed its corporate name to American Medical Technologists Institute for Excellence. Our new function and direction will be to fund and administer the scholarship programs with monies solicited from...
Cases in Clinical Microbiology
The case description on this page and its follow-up discussion presented elsewhere in this issue is the 23rd in a series of articles presenting clinical microbiology cases that will appear in this journal. Readers should study the case description...
Leishmania: An Invasion (Part 2)
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As presented in Part 1 of this article, the world distribution of Leishmania shows that it is rarely seen in the United States according to the World Health Organization. Until recently, that was true but there have been numerous...
Polycythemia Vera
Polycythemia vera (PV) is a myeloproliferative disease characterized by increased production of RBC of the bone marrow. Also, it is characterized by panmyelosis, meaning WBC and platelets are increased as well. It is also known as absolute erythrocytosis....
The Experts Speak
FROM DAVID PLAUT: Recently, a friend of mine attended a 3-day conference on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.There were several lectures that are worth sharing. In a conversation with a clinician at the conference, she was told by him that...
Urinary Schistosomiasis: A Rare Cause of Hematuria in the United States
Introduction The popularity of "adventure vacations," along with the mobilization of the population of Asian and African countries due to armed conflict, has brought exotic infectious organisms into the United States. The clinical manifestations...