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Overview

This established hematology text enters its Fourth Edition with even more of the focused coverage and learning tools that have made it so successful. Well illustrated and user-oriented, this new edition features extensive study and review tools, including learning objectives, case studies, procedure boxes, and review questions. Each chapter includes reader-friendly features: . Chapters begin with a topical outline and behavioral objectives for a quick overview of content to be covered. . Chapters conclude with highlights and new review questions to reinforce the student's understanding of key concepts and aid in test preparation. . Summaries are highlighted for rapid reference and quick review. Features you'll find in this Fourth Edition include: . Updated safety and phlebotomy information, and comprehensive coverage of automated instrumentation . New information on peripheral stem cell and bone marrow transplantation, cytokines and gene therapy, sickle cell anemia, genetic and molecular aspects of acute leukemias, and malignant lymphoid and plasma cell dyscrasias . A new expanded color insert increases coverage, allowing the user to view and differentiate hematologic disorders . Additional case studies help with critical thinking . Procedures are organized to adhere to the format suggested by the National Commission for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS)

The book contains both black-and-white and color illustrations.

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Reviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD, MD (Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a comprehensive textbook of clinical hematology.
Purpose: This book was written for clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) or clinical laboratory technologist (CLT) students. The author has succeeded admirably.
Audience: This book would be ideal for CLS or CLT students, and medical students, pathology and/or laboratory medicine residents would also find this book useful. The practicing pathologist, CLS or clinical hematologist might also be interested.
Features: This hardcover book consists of 27 chapters devoted to clinical hematology. This new edition contains relevant updates in clinical hematology:e.g., the WHO classification of leukemias, lymphomas and myelodysplastic disorders:as well as advances in molecular techniques applied to various hematological disorders. The chapters are quite complete and include illustrative diagrams or representative photomicrographs. Each chapter begins with a title page showing the chapter objectives and ends with a set of case studies followed by a self assessment exam. The center of the book contains a comprehensive set of color photomicrographs of virtually all hematological conditions and their appearance in the peripheral blood or bone marrow. I must admit that I would have liked to have seen more color photomicrographs scattered throughout the book, but perhaps this simply reflects the attitude of a spoiled hematologist. The last chapter on laboratory automation is particularly well written and helpful. This information is not widely available, yet represents the daily workhorses of the average clinical hematology laboratory. An endearing feature is the appendix containing protocols and recipes for manual cell counts (does anyone do these anymore?).
Assessment: This is a really nice book on clinical hematology and is comparable to other accepted authoritative texts in this field.
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An entry-level course text for students in medical laboratory science and related fields. Each chapter begins with a topical outline and behavioral objectives, and concludes with review questions. Previously published in 1988 and 1993; the third edition enlarges the coverage of anemia, culling discussions into separate chapters gathered into a separate section, and updates other topics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316856119
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/28/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 479

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 An introduction to hematology 1
Ch. 2 Principles of blood collection 18
Ch. 3 Molecular genetics and cellular morphology 41
Ch. 4 Hematopoiesis : bone marrow and blood 60
Ch. 5 Normal erythrocyte lifecycle and physiology 71
Ch. 6 Erthrocyte morphology and inclusions 99
Ch. 7 Classification and laboratory assessment of anemias 112
Ch. 8 Acute and chronic blood loss anemias 116
Ch. 9 Aplastic and related anemias 120
Ch. 10 Hypochromic anemias and disorders of iron metabolism 131
Ch. 11 Megaloblastic anemias 145
Ch. 12 Hemolytic anemias 156
Ch. 13 The hemoglobinopathies 171
Ch. 14 Leukocytes : the granulocytic and monocytic series 191
Ch. 15 Leukocytes : nonmalignant disorders of granulocytes and monocytes 206
Ch. 16 Leukocytes : lymphocytes and plasma cells 217
Ch. 17 Leukocytes : nonmalignant lymphocytic disorders 229
Ch. 18 Characteristics of leukemias and lymphomas 244
Ch. 19 Acute leukemias 252
Ch. 20 Malignant lymphoid and monocytic disorders and plasma cell dyscrasias 275
Ch. 21 Chronic myeloproliferative disorders 293
Ch. 22 Myelodysplastic syndromes 321
Ch. 23 Principles of hemostasis and thrombosis 339
Ch. 24 Disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis 369
Ch. 25 Body fluid analysis 399
Ch. 26 Manual procedures in hematology 437
Ch. 27 Instrumentation in hematology 490
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