This undergraduate textbook on haematology covers topics such as blood cell formation, anaemias, the white cells, leukaemias and blood transfusion. It provides a general summary of both clinical and laboratory aspects of haematology.
Essential Haematology is the leading undergraduate haematology textbook. The second edition achieved sales in excess of 34,000 copies and this thorough revision which is now illustrated in full colour throughout, will place it even further beyond the reach of its competitors. Directed to clinical students, laboratory technicians, and physicians studying for MRCP and MRCPath examinations, this text provides a general summary of both clinical and laboratory aspects of haematology. It covers aetiological aspects, clinical symptoms and signs, laboratory findings, differential diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders. Sections on the normal physiology, biochemistry,
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"Essential Haematology is designed to give the medical student a sound knowledge of the current trends in haematological practice, particularly of the recent developments that enhance our understanding of haematological diseases and of the newer approaches to treatment.... It is a difficult book to fault and must take first place as the undergraduates' handbook for haematology." British Medical Journal
Table of Contents
Blood cell formation (haemopoiesis); Erythropoiesis and general aspects of anaemia; Iron deficiency and other hypochromic anaemias; Megaloblastic anaemia and other macrocytic anaemias; Haemolytic anaemias; Genetic defects of haemoglobin; Aplastic anaemia and bone marrow transplantation; The white cells 1:; granulocytes, monocytes and their benign disorders; The white cells 2:; lymphocytes and their benign disorders; Haematological malignancies: general aspects; Acute leukaemias; Chronic leukaemias and myelodysplastic syndromes; Malignant lymphomas; Multiple myeloma and related disorders; Myeloproliferative disorders; Platelets, blood coagulation and haemostasis; Bleeding disorders due to vascular and platelet abnormalities; Coagulation disorders; Thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy; Haematological changes in systemic disease; Blood transfusion; Appendices: 1 - Recognized HLA specificities; 2 - Principal features of known cluster differentiation molecules; Normal values; Glossary of molecular genetics
Essential Haematology by A. Victor Hoffbrand
A. Victor Hoffbrand
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