Desk Reference for Hematology, Second Edition

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  • Includes reviews of hematological disorders affecting the various body systems
  • Contains contributions from well-known experts in specific areas of hematology
  • Reviews current opinion on the management of patients with blood disorders
  • Covers the diagnosis of blood disorders and their treatment
  • Provides easy access to up-to-date information on the scientific underpinning hematology
  • Summary

    A cross between a dictionary and an encyclopedia, Desk Reference for Hematology, Second Edition presents a concise yet thorough examination of hematology and its relationship with other systems and disorders. The 1500 alphabetically listed articles provide quick and easy access to expert information, the 150 tables put precise data at your fingertips, and the 100 figures are a visual tool that clarify the text. The book also includes 500 references on state-of-the-art guidelines and recent developments.

    See what’s new in the Second Edition:

    ·       Revised articles emphasizing genetics, physiology, pathological mechanisms

    ·       Updated coverage of treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, coagulation, and thrombotic disorders

    ·       Hundreds of completely new articles, new illustrations, and new explanatory diagrams as well as revised tables

    Completely revised, this edition covers hematopoiesis, red blood cells, granulocytes, lymphocytes, platelets and hemostasis where the respective physiology is described anemias, leukemias, lymphomas, auto-immune disorders, hemorrhagic disorders, and thrombosis where etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment is described. The book includes coverage of blood groups and the practice of blood component therapy. The editor pays particular attention to recent developments in hematological molecular genetics and leukemogenesis.

    The information is cross-referenced with words highlighted in bold face within an article to indicate that further information on the subject is available under the emboldened heading. A separate table provides common abbreviations used widely throughout the text. Carefully designed for ease of use, the book provides speedy access to authoritative information on the scientific basis of blood disorders and their treatment.

    Table of Contents

    Now 1600 articles, 100 entirely new
    50 major revisions including:
    Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
    Acute myeloid leukaemia
    Aplastic anemia
    Cell adhesion molecules
    Cell signal transduction
    Cell surface receptors
    Colloids for transfusion
    Cytotoxic agents
    Essential thrombocythemia
    Hereditary hemochromatosis
    Hypercoaguable states
    Monoclonal antibodies


    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
    Prion infection
    Protein C
    Reticulocyte indices

    Thrombotic thrombocytopenia

    Transfusion transmitted infection
    Venous thromboembolic disease

    Von Willebrand’s factor

    113 Figures – 42 New and 16 in color
    157 Tables – 15 new
    547 References mostly new -an increase of around 300