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Handbook of Hematologic Pathology
     

Handbook of Hematologic Pathology

by Harold Schumacher (Editor), William Rock (Editor), Sanford Stass (Editor)
 

This handy reference demonstrates how to use blood, plasma, serum, instrumentation, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and splenic tissue to establish diagnosis, emphasizing practical information to aid in the operation of an efficient hematology laboratory and highlighting up-to-date investigative procedures.
Supplies case studies to allow for self-testing in

Overview

This handy reference demonstrates how to use blood, plasma, serum, instrumentation, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and splenic tissue to establish diagnosis, emphasizing practical information to aid in the operation of an efficient hematology laboratory and highlighting up-to-date investigative procedures.
Supplies case studies to allow for self-testing in hematopathology and coagulation!
Gathering contributions from nearly 40 experts in the field and including more than 1450 references, tables, drawings, micrographs, and photographs, the Handbook of Hematologic Pathology

  • highlights the need for peripheral blood smear (PBS) review to supplement the quantitative analysis of automated instruments
  • focuses on the importance of clinical correlation in bone marrow evaluation and interpretation
  • addresses leukemia and lymphoma
  • examines clonal stem cell disorders characterized by self-perpetuating and differentiating proliferation
  • considers common causes of a hypercoagulable state associated with intrinsic circulating plasma factors
  • details inherited and acquired reactive leukocyte disorders
  • describes assessing cell lineage and stage of differentiation with monoclonal antibodies
  • summarizes the results of immunologic and molecular studies of Hodgkin's disease
  • explores the mechanisms of action, dosage, therapeutic monitoring, and complications associated with anticoagulants
  • discusses mechanisms of surgical bleeding and laboratory assessment
  • differentiates between acquired and congenital bleeding disorders and emphasizes laboratory test selection for diagnosis and successful therapy
  • clarifies the complexity of coagulation instrumentation and offers insight into the recognition of procedural or instrument errors and interfering medications
  • outlines blood and blood component therapy options used in the management of bleeding disorders
  • and more!
    Presenting brief illustrative examples that elucidate specific clinical problems, the Handbook of Hematologic Pathology is an exceptional reference for clinical and experimental hematologists; pathologists; hematopathologists; medical, surgical, radiation, and research oncologists; immunologists; molecular and cell biologists; and medical school and graduate students in these disciplines.
  • Editorial Reviews

    Doody's Review Service
    Reviewer: Beverly P. Nelson, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
    Description: This book is a current, comprehensive text consisting of 34 chapters written by different contributors. Areas covered include the bone marrow, peripheral blood, spleen, coagulation system, and transfusion medicine. The information contained in the book is easy to read and understand.
    Purpose: The editors state in the preface that "the book is designed to help the audience develop a method to look at a problem and to think about diagnosing and fixing what can be fixed." Patients' expected clinical presentation and physical findings are correlated with laboratory test results. Thus, I think the reader gets the information needed to achieve the stated goal. The case histories at the end of the chapters give the reader opportunities for self-assessment in the practical application of materials covered. Combined, the three editors have extensive experience in all the areas of clinical and laboratory medicine covered.
    Audience: The theories discussed are easy to understand and are applied in examples of how the laboratory test results help with patient care. This allows audiences of different backgrounds, such as medical technologists, medical students, clinical hematologists, and hematopathologists to find portions of the text useful in their daily practices as the editors intended.
    Features: Discussions of neoplastic and reactive disorders of the hematopoietic system are included. I particularly enjoyed the eleven chapters devoted to the anemias and hemoglobinopathies. These potentially confusing topics are presented in such an orderly way that difficult concepts are easily grasped. As is true elsewhere in the text, appropriate information is summarized in tables, and illustrated with black-and-white photographs of typical examples or with diagrams. Color photographs would make it easier to appreciate some of the more subtle points, although this would probably make the text more expensive. In one chapter contributors explain how laboratory instrumentation and other variables affect coagulation results. Appropriately, the following eight chapters include coverage of coagulation and transfusion medicine issues concisely and clearly in keeping with the overall style of the book.
    Assessment: This comprehensive hematologic pathology handbook is well written and organized. Students and practitioners of clinical and/or laboratory hematology would find it to be a valuable source of practical information applicable to patient care.
    3 Stars from Doody
    Beverly P. Nelson
    This book is a current, comprehensive text consisting of 34 chapters written by different contributors. Areas covered include the bone marrow, peripheral blood, spleen, coagulation system, and transfusion medicine. The information contained in the book is easy to read and understand. The editors state in the preface that ""the book is designed to help the audience develop a method to look at a problem and to think about diagnosing and fixing what can be fixed."" Patients' expected clinical presentation and physical findings are correlated with laboratory test results. Thus, I think the reader gets the information needed to achieve the stated goal. The case histories at the end of the chapters give the reader opportunities for self-assessment in the practical application of materials covered. Combined, the three editors have extensive experience in all the areas of clinical and laboratory medicine covered. The theories discussed are easy to understand and are applied in examples of how the laboratory test results help with patient care. This allows audiences of different backgrounds, such as medical technologists, medical students, clinical hematologists, and hematopathologists to find portions of the text useful in their daily practices as the editors intended. Discussions of neoplastic and reactive disorders of the hematopoietic system are included. I particularly enjoyed the eleven chapters devoted to the anemias and hemoglobinopathies. These potentially confusing topics are presented in such an orderly way that difficult concepts are easily grasped. As is true elsewhere in the text, appropriate information is summarized in tables, and illustrated with black-and-whitephotographs of typical examples or with diagrams. Color photographs would make it easier to appreciate some of the more subtle points, although this would probably make the text more expensive. In one chapter contributors explain how laboratory instrumentation and other variables affect coagulation results. Appropriately, the following eight chapters include coverage of coagulation and transfusion medicine issues concisely and clearly in keeping with the overall style of the book. This comprehensive hematologic pathology handbook is well written and organized. Students and practitioners of clinical and/or laboratory hematology would find it to be a valuable source of practical information applicable to patient care.
    Booknews
    A reference for readers engaged in or dependent on laboratory hematology, including medical technologists, medical students, hematologists, hematopathologists, those preparing for board examinations related to the specialty, and those who have worked in other fields for a while and are returning. Rather than providing answers to specific questions, the contributors<-->practitioners themselves<-->show how to gather information about a problem and describe methods for dealing with it. They explain how to use blood, plasma, serum, instrumentation, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and splenic tissue to establish diagnosis. They also offer practical information on operating an efficient hematology laboratory. Study cases at the end of each chapter include questions for self-assessment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780824701703
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    04/28/2000
    Series:
    Diagnostic Pathology Series
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    792
    Product dimensions:
    10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.69(d)

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