Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology / Edition 2

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"This book is complete with detailed tables, flow diagrams, and algorithms for investigation and clinical management of these diseases. It is unique in that the entire subject of hematology and oncology in children is covered in one volume." The Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 4E is essential for medical students, pediatric house staff, fellows in pediatric hematology/oncology seeking a systematic approach to these diseases, and as a guide for preparation for board examinations. This book will be extremely valuable to hematologists, oncologists, and internists who treat children and adolescents and need a ready reference for the up-to-date diagnosis and management of these diseases.

Audience: Medical students, pediatric residents, pediatric fellows in hematology/oncology practicing hematologists and oncologists both adult (who may be seeing children) and pediatricians; pediatric oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who will find a host of clinical information needed for the day-to-day management of children with pediatric hematologic and oncologic diseases and useful to pediatric hematologists and oncologists interested in up-to-date management and in getting another opinion on this subject matter; for smaller institutions and countries who do not have access to national protocols for the treatment of childhood cancer.

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Editorial Reviews

A brief text that presents useful clinical information from the recent literature in pediatric hematology and oncology, tempered with experience derived from active clinical practice. The manual is designed to be a concise, practical, up-to-date volume for practitioners responsible for the care of children with hematologic and oncologic diseases by presenting them with detailed tables and flow diagrams for investigation and clinical management. This edition 1st ed., 1989 includes, from all the major advances that have occurred, those basic science advances that have been universally accepted and impinge on clinical practice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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"…a very good intermediate level book focusing on the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of both hematologic and oncologic disorders observed in children." - Marshall Lichtman, URMC, Rochester (2005)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443089695
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 696

Meet the Author

Dr. Philip Lanzkowsky is Chief-of-Staff of the Schneider Children's Hospital. He is Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Director of the Pediatric Residency Training Program and Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 1994, he was appointed Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Medical Director of Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In 1999, he was appointed Vice President for the Children's Health Network of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. The author of four texts in pediatric hematology-oncology, Dr. Lanzkowsky has in excess of 270 scientific publications to his name. He is the U.S. editor of the international journal Pediatric Reviews and Communications, and is Editor-in-Chief of The Children's Hospital Quarterly and is a member of the editorial board of Social Work in Health Care.
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Table of Contents

1 Classification and diagnosis of anemia during childhood 1
2 Anemia during the neonatal period 12
3 Iron-deficiency anemia 31
4 Megaloblastic anemia 47
5 Hematologic manifestations of systemic illness 71
6 Bone marrow failure 94
7 Hemolytic anemia 136
8 Polycythemia 199
9 Disorders of the white blood cells 209
10 Disorders of platelets 250
11 Disorders of coagulation 295
12 Lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly 363
13 Lymphoproliferative disorders, myelodysplastic syndromes, and myeloproliferative disorders 371
14 Leukemias 415
15 Hodgkin disease 453
16 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 491
17 Central nervous system malignancies 512
18 Neuroblastoma 530
19 Wilms' tumor 548
20 Rhabdomyosarcoma and other soft-tissue sarcomas 561
21 Malignant bone tumors 585
22 Histiocytosis syndromes 604
23 Retinoblastoma 630
24 Miscellaneous tumors 645
25 Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation 669
26 Supportive care and management of oncologic emergencies 695
27 Evaluation, investigations and management of late effects of childhood cancer 749
App. 1 Hematologic reference values 775
App. 2 CD antigen designations 800
App. 3 Biological tumor markers 803
App. 4 Pharmacologic properties of the commonly used chemotherapy agents 805
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