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Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, Haematology at a Glance, Fourth Edition is a broad and accessible introduction to the study of blood. Fully revised and updated to reflect advances in the field and in clinical practice, this new edition covers essential knowledge, from basic hematological physiology to blood disorders and their diagnosis and treatment. This new edition of Haematology at a Glance:
• Features expanded sections on the underlying mechanisms, diagnostic techniques and management of the malignant haematological diseases. Also incorporates recent advances in knowledge of thrombosis and the newer oral anticoagulants
• Contains the very latest clinical treatments
• Includes updated illustrations and clinical photographs to illustrate concepts and aid understanding
• Features extensive online self-assessment at www.ataglanceseries.com/haematology This book is an invaluable resource for medical students and health professionals wanting to consolidate and expand their knowledge of haematology.

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“This book is an invaluable resource for medical students and health professionals wanting to consolidate and expand their knowledge of haematology.”  (Kingbook73's Medical Ebook and Video Collection, 26 August 2014)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD(Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This is the fourth edition of an introductory, image-rich book on clinical and laboratory hematology. The previous edition was published in 2009.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an accessible introduction to clinical and laboratory hematology.
Audience: Although the intended audience is medical students, the authors recognize the book's usefulness for anyone needing a concise and up-to-date introduction to hematology (e.g., nurses, clinical laboratory scientists). I think it also will be very useful to anyone wanting a quick refresher in clinical hematology — practicing physicians, pathologists, clinical laboratory directors, etc.
Features: This seemingly slight, full-sized softcover book provides a pretty comprehensive introduction to hematology. The book is true to its title and the spirit of the at a Glance series. Most of the pages are graphics or photomicrographs of exemplary detail and pedagogy, with accompanying text that is concise and accessible. Hard to believe, but yes, pretty much all of clinical and laboratory hematology is contained in its 133 pages. Much of the material is superficially discussed, appropriate for learners early in their medical careers. New to this edition are molecular diagnostics and new treatments (e.g., the target-specific oral anticoagulants, previously termed the newer oral anticoagulants, or NOACs). Additional multiple-choice questions and case studies are available on a related website. The questions are very useful for experienced practitioners wanting a quick review. A heads up, though — the multiple choice questions can have more than one correct answer and you are wrong unless you choose all of the correct answers! Images are reproduced from four different and very comprehensive hematology textbooks, any of which would be great companions for learners inspired by this introduction. Clinical laboratory scientists in practice or training will find the laboratory hematology material too superficial and insufficiently detailed, but will be thrilled with the clinical hematology material.
Assessment: This is a great introductory book for clinical and laboratory hematology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405179706
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/4/2009
  • Series: At a Glance Series, #5
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Atul B. Mehta and A. Victor Hoffbrand are both at the Royal Free and University College School of Medicine, Royal Free Hospital, London

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Table of Contents

Preface to the fourth edition 6

Preface to the first edition 6

Glossary 7

Normal values 8

About the companion website 9

Part 1 Basic physiology and practice

1 Haemopoiesis: physiology and pathology 10

2 Normal blood cells I: red cells 14

3 Normal blood cells II: granulocytes, monocytes and the reticuloendothelial system 18

4 Normal blood cells III: lymphocytes 20

5 Lymph nodes, the lymphatic system and the spleen 23

6 Clinical assessment 24

7 Laboratory assessment 26

Part 2 Red cell disorders

8 General aspects of anaemia 30

9 Iron I: physiology and deficiency 33

10 Iron II: overload and sideroblastic anaemia 36

11 Megaloblastic anaemia I: vitamin B12 (B12) and folate deficiency – biochemical basis, causes 38

12 Megaloblastic anaemia II: clinical features, treatment and other macrocytic anaemias 40

13 Haemolytic anaemias I: general 42

14 Haemolytic anaemias II: inherited membrane and enzyme defects 44

15 Haemolytic anaemias III: acquired 46

16 Haemolytic anaemias IV: genetic defects of haemoglobin – thalassaemia 48

17 Haemolytic anaemias V: genetic defects of haemoglobin – sickle cell disease 52

Part 3 Benign disorders of white cells

18 Benign disorders of white cells I: granulocytes, monocytes, macrophages 54

19 Benign disorders of white cells II: lymphocytes, lymph nodes, spleen, HIV 56

Part 4 Haematological malignancies

20 Introduction to Haematological malignancy: basic mechanisms 58

21 General aspects of treatment 61

22 Acute leukaemia I: classifi cation and diagnosis 64

23 Acute leukaemia II: treatment and prognosis 68

24 Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (BCR-ABL1 positive) 70

25 Myelodysplasia (myelodysplastic syndromes) 72

26 Myeloproliferative disorders I: introduction 74

27 Myeloproliferative disorders II: polycythaemia rubra vera 76

28 Myeloproliferative disorders III: essential thrombocythaemia, primary myelofi brosis and systemic mastocytosis 78

29 Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia 80

30 Multiple myeloma and plasma cell disorders 83

31 Lymphoma I: introduction 86

32 Lymphoma II: Hodgkin lymphoma 88

33 Lymphoma III: non-Hodgkin lymphoma – aetiology and classification 90

34 Lymphoma IV: clinical and laboratory features of more common subtypes 92

35 Lymphoma V: treatment and prognosis 94

Part 5 Treatment and procedures

36 Bone marrow failure 96

37 Haematological effects of drugs 98

38 Stem cell transplantation 100

Part 6 Haemostasis

39 Normal haemostasis I: vessel wall and platelets 102

40 Normal haemostasis II: coagulation factors and fi brinolysis 104

41 Disorders of haemostasis I: vessel wall and platelets 106

42 Disorders of haemostasis II: inherited disorders of coagulation 108

43 Disorders of haemostasis III: acquired disorders of coagulation 110

44 Thrombosis and anti-thrombotic therapy 112

45 Anticoagulation 115

Part 7 Haematological aspects of tropical disease

46 Haematological aspects of tropical diseases 118

47 Haematology of pregnancy and infancy 120

Part 8 Blood transfusion

48 Blood transfusion I 122

49 Blood transfusion II 124

Appendix: cluster of differentiation nomenclature system 127

Index 129

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