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Desk Reference for Hematology

2nd Edition

Edited by N.K. Shinton

CRC Press

1,032 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 113 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780849333934
pub: 2007-12-19
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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Hematology
MEDICAL / Immunology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology