This quick reference provides the information needed to understand common and less common clinical hematology syndromes. Key concepts in hematology are broken down and simplified to create a solid, basic understanding of the fundamentals of hematology and associated clinical relevance. Each chapter addresses a particular topic in hematology and explains in an easily understood format the physiology and mechanism of common hematological conditions and relevant clinical and laboratory findings. All species are covered but, where appropriate, the hematological aspects of diseases of specific species or breeds are discussed. Important hematologic similarities and differences among small and large animal species as well as humans are emphasized. Easy to follow illustrations and over 100 multiple choice questions facilitate understanding. It is an ideal resource for veterinary students, veterinary technicians and residents and interns preparing for the board exams or as for research scientist who are considering animal models for research.
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Table of Contents
1. Components of Blood 2. Hematopoiesis
Section I: Red Blood Cells 3. Production and Differentiation 4. Reticulocytes 5. Structure and Metabolism 6. Hemoglobin and Oxygen Transport 7. Destruction of Red Cells 8. Evaluation of Erythrocytes 9. Anemia 10. Acute Blood Loss 11. Iron Metabolism 12. Iron Deficiency Anemia 13. Hemolytic Anemia 14. Immune-mediated Hemolysis 15. Blood Group Antigens and Transfusions 16. Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn 17. Red Blood Cell Substitutes 18. Oxidative Injury to Red Cells 19. Infections Causing Hemolysis 20. Other Causes of Hemolysis 21. Nonregenerative Anemia 22. Anemia of Chronic Disease/Anemia of Inflammatory Disease 23. Anemia Secondary to Renal or Endocrine Disease 24. Folate and Cobalamin Deficiencies 25. Infectious Causes of Nonregenerative Anemia 26. Drugs, Toxins, and Metabolic Causes of Nonregenerative Anemia 27. Bone Marrow Failure 28. Polycythemia
Section II: White Blood Cells 29. Evaluation 30. Granulopoiesis (Neutrophil Production) 31. Neutrophil Structure and Function 32. Patterns of Change in Neutrophil Numbers 33. Monocytes and Macrophages 34. Eosinophils 35. Basophils and Mast Cells 36. Lymphocytes 37. Patterns of Change in Lymphocyte Numbers 38. Lymph Nodes 39. Thymus 40. Spleen
Section III: Platelets and Coagulation 41. Endothelial Cells 42. Platelets 43. Coagulation 44. Natural Anticoagulant Systems 45. Laboratory Evaluation of Hemostasis 46. Evaluation of the Bleeding Patient 47. Quantitative Platelet Disorders 48. Qualitative (Functional) Platelet Disorders 49. Inherited Clotting Factor Disorders 50. Acquired Coagulation Disorders 51. Thrombosis
Section IV: Neoplasia 52. Hematopoietic Malignancy 53. Lymphoma 54. Acute Leukemia 55. Chronic Leukemia 56. Plasma Cell Neoplasms 57. Other Hematopoietic Malignancies 58. Reference Values for Various Species References Questions and Answers Index
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