Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery / Edition 1

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Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery provides a comprehensive approach to a new paradigm shift in the field of blood management. The principles are easy and this platform provides an all-inclusive review of red blood cell production, oxygen delivery, coagulation and the role of blood transfusion in an intensive care setting. Controversial as it may sound, this book opens the door for ethical/legal debates, by putting them into perspective and providing answers to perplexing situations. The economics of blood transfusion and the hidden costs that allude the clinician are also brought into the equation.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This collection of authors distinguish themselves, drawing on well-researched sources and their own considerable experience and expertise. Even those who think themselves familiar with the material will come away with new knowledge."
Transfusion Medicine Reviews

"This lucid exposition in a manageable 300 pages should be an important component of the library of transfusion physicians, anesthesiologists, surgeons, intensivists, trauma teams, hematologists, nurses, perfusionists and administrators (in short, anyone involved in transfusion), as the recognition of the need for such changes in transfusion practice becomes more widespread."
Transfusion Medicine Reviews

I would highly recommend this book.......the thoroughness and delivery of information was excellent.
SABM Newsletter

".a well presented slim volume on an important topic of current interest to both haematologists and to a wider range of clinicians who are seeking ways of reducing the use of blood in their patients."
The Royal College of Pathologists Bulletin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405121590
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.45 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Nicolas Jabbour, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Associate Director Liver Transplantation Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA
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Table of Contents

1 Legal and administrative issues related to transfusion-free medicine and surgery 1
2 Transfusion therapy - balancing the risks and benefits 24
3 Preoperative management and preparation for transfusion-free surgery 60
4 Intraoperative strategies for transfusion-free surgery 75
5 Current view of the coagulation system 114
6 The physiology of anemia and the threshold for blood transfusion 144
7 Postoperative management in transfusion-free medicine and surgery in the ICU 158
8 Anemia and blood conservation in the critically ill patient 170
9 Feasibility of transfusion-free medicine and surgery in clinical practice 185
10 The changing transfusion practice of neonatal and pediatric surgery 218
11 The cost of blood product transfusion 237
12 Oxygen therapeutics - the quest for artificial blood 254
13 Basic principles of bloodless medicine and surgery 283
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