Practical Transfusion Medicine / Edition 3

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The text is divided into five main sections. The first deals with the basic principles of transfusion and includes the background science of the blood group systems and immunity. The second section deals with the use of transfusion in a range of clinical settings. This is followed by a section on the complications of transfusion and their management. The fourth section covers the organisational issues related to transfusion practice, from donors and blood collection to medico-legal aspects. The final section takes a look at the future developments in the field and the implications for transfusion practice.
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"This book should be a standard reference volume in every blood bank and department of hematology in virtually every hospital. The editors should be commended for compiling such a readable text that is clear and easily understood which also contains consistent themes about transfusion practices and the dangers of allogenic blood." (SABM Newsletter, Summer 2010)
A study guide for trainee hematologists facing exams and a reference for clinical hematology staff looking for solutions to specific problems. British specialists in blood transfusion here provide more detailed information than do handbooks on transfusion medicine, but in a less daunting manner than the standard reference texts. The material might also be of use to oncologists, surgeons, anaesthetists, other clinicians, general and specialist nurses, and scientific and technical staff. It covers basic principles, clinical practice, complications, and practice in blood centers and hospitals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Reviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD(Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This is the second edition of a comprehensive book covering transfusion medicine practice. This new edition is necessary because of the many advances in transfusion medicine that have occurred since the publication of the first edition.
Purpose: The author's intent is to provide an all-in-one, comprehensive text on transfusion medicine. These are notably worthy goals that are only partially fulfilled with this edition.
Audience: This book is intended for all interested in transfusion medicine. I think it would be most useful for those early in their transfusion medicine careers (residents, junior attendings) or anyone with a basic interest in this field (medical students, interns and junior residents, clinical laboratory scientist students or those early in their practicing careers). The authors are all renowned in their areas of transfusion medicine specialties.
Features: This midsize hardcover book covers all topics relevant to transfusion medicine. The authors are from the United Kingdom, and the information provided does not always represent transfusion medicine as it is practiced outside of the U.K. The authors have done a terrific job of covering all the major topics in transfusion medicine, but in a less than comprehensive fashion. As an example, the chapter on blood substitutes discusses the clinical experience for all the possible products that have been tried. There is no mention, however, of the well recognized problem that these substitutes cause with in vitro measurements for commonly ordered non-blood bank laboratory tests. Similarly, the chapter on bleeding associated with trauma and surgery is relatively superficial, lacking in-depth discussion in each of several important areas, such as hemodilution following transfusion of multiple blood products and effect on platelet count, role of coagulation testing (and associated regulatory issues) in directly influencing blood product therapy, separating cardiac bypass surgery considerations from that of massive transfusion associated with trauma, etc. Perhaps the practice of transfusion medicine is significantly different in the United States (where I practice) than in the U.K. that these issues of such importance to me are not of major importance in the U.K.
Assessment: This book would be best suited for those early in their transfusion medicine careers. Even with this recommendation, I think that a similar book, Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine, 5th edition, by Harmening (F. A. Davis, 2005), has a better presentation and more in-depth discussion of the same information. For those advanced in the practice of transfusion medicine and wanting a more substantial book on the field, I would recommend one of the hefty textbooks already on the market (i.e., Rossi's Principles of Transfusion Medicine, 3rd edition, edited by Simon et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002); Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine: Basic Principles and Practice , edited by Hillyer et al.(Saunders, 2003)).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405181969
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/4/2009
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael F. Murphy MD, FRCP, FRCPath
Professor of Blood Transfusion Medicine, University of Oxford
Consultant Haematologist, NHS Blood & Transplant and Department of Haematology, The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

Derwood H. Pamphilon MD, MRCPCH, FRCP, FRCPath
Consultant Haematologist, NHS Blood & Transplant
Honorary Clinical Reader, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3
2 Essential immunology for transfusion medicine 13
3 Human blood group systems 24
4 Human leucocyte antigens 34
5 Platelet and neutrophil antigens 50
6 The effective and safe use of blood components 67
7 Bleeding associated with trauma and surgery 86
8 Prenatal and childhood transfusions 97
9 Haematological disease 119
10 Transfusion strategies in organ transplant patients 132
11 Inherited and acquired coagulation disorders 138
12 Uses of intravenous immunoglobulin 151
13 Haemolytic transfusion reactions 161
14 Febrile reactions and transfusion-related acute lung injury 171
15 Urticarial and anaphylactic reactions 179
16 Bacterial contamination 184
17 Post-transfusion purpura 191
18 Immunomodulation and graft-versus host disease 195
19 Transfusion-transmitted infections 208
20 Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease 229
21 Donors and blood collection 241
22 Blood donation testing and the safety of the blood supply 250
23 Production and storage of blood components 259
24 Medicolegal aspects 274
25 Blood transfusion in hospitals 280
26 Autologous transfusion 298
27 Tissue banking 309
28 Cord blood banking 320
29 Therapeutic apheresis 328
30 Blood substitutes 341
31 Cytokines in transfusion practice 350
32 Haemopoietic stem cell processing and storage 357
33 Haemopoietic stem cell transplantation and immunotherapy 369
34 Gene therapy 390
35 Recombinant antibodies and other proteins 403
36 Blood transfusion in a global context 415
37 The design of interventional trials in transfusion medicine 424
38 Getting the most out of the evidence for transfusion medicine 436
39 The future of transfusion medicine 445
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