2nd Edition

Desk Reference for Hematology

Edited By

N.K. Shinton

ISBN 9780849333934
Published December 19, 2007 by CRC Press
1032 Pages 16 Color & 113 B/W Illustrations

USD $290.00

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Book Description

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

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