Williams Clinical Manual Of Hematology / Edition 6

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A portable, quick-reference guide with clinical information on over 100 hematologic diseases and their management. Based on the Sixth Edition of Williams Hematology, the handbook presents concise information on etiology and pathogenesis, clinical and lab features, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
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Reviewer: Simrit Parmar, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is an excellent, concise review of the important topics in hematology designed for use as a quick reference in the clinic and during hospital rounds. The language is easy to understand. The book is thorough and well organized and the information is reinforced with the help of tables and figures. The previous edition was published in 1996.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a convenient and easy to navigate précis of pathogenetic, diagnostic, and therapeutic essentials of blood cell and coagulation protein disorders. The intent is to provide a book that is thorough and well organized and, at the same time, of a size that can be carried by the physician in the hospital or the clinic. These are very worthy objectives and essential in this field since it is impossible to remember all the facts of hematology.
Audience: The book is written for physicians/practitioners in the field of hematology, according to the author. In my opinion, it may be used by residents and fellows as well as clinicians. The authors are well established in the field of hematology and are considered authorities.
Features: The book covers disorders of red cells, white blood cells, and platelets including structural malformation, stem cell defects, and exogenous destruction. It addresses various kinds of anemia, hemoglobinopathies, porphyrias, neutropenias and their management, hematologic malignancies, and coagulation disorders. The best feature of the book is the way the precise and relevant information is delivered in an easy to read format. The red cell disorders are covered well. Of note is chapter 9 on congenital dyserythropoietic anemias, a difficult topic that is not easy to understand. The author has very elegantly described the whole syndrome in one and a half pages with the help of tables and figures. The only shortcoming is the lack of color photographs of the abnormal cells.
Assessment: This is an exceptional, high quality book. It is very practical and easy to use and understand. Because of its small size, it is easy to handle and can be carried around in the clinic and on hospital rounds. This book is exceptional compared to other books in the field that I refer to in my everyday practice, namely, Manual of Clinical Oncology, 4th edition, by Casciato and Lowitz (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000) and Handbook of Chemotherapy, 5th edition, by Skeel (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999). This new edition definitely justifies replacing the previous one since many new therapeutics have emerged and there have been rapid advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of benign and malignant disorders of blood.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071399135
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/27/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 1.25 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Chapter 1 Approach to the Patient 1
Chapter 2 Supportive Care: Antimicrobials, Catheters, and Pain Control 9
Chapter 3 Pharmacology and Toxicity of Antineoplastic Drugs 19
Chapter 4 Classification of Red Cell Disorders 27
Chapter 5 Aplastic Anemia 29
Chapter 6 Pure Red Cell Aplasia 33
Chapter 7 Anemia of Chronic Renal Failure 37
Chapter 8 Anemia of Endocrine Disorders 39
Chapter 9 Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anemias 41
Chapter 10 The Megaloblastic Anemias 45
Chapter 11 Iron Deficiency Anemia 55
Chapter 12 Anemia Resulting from Other Nutritional Deficiencies 61
Chapter 13 Disorders of Iron Storage and Transport 65
Chapter 14 Hereditary and Acquired Sideroblastic Anemias 69
Chapter 15 Anemia Resulting from Marrow Infiltration 73
Chapter 16 Anemia of Chronic Disease 75
Chapter 17 Hereditary Spherocytosis, Elliptocytosis, and Related Disorders 77
Chapter 18 Hemolytic Anemia Related to Red Cell Enzyme Defects 87
Chapter 19 The Thalassemias 91
Chapter 20 The Sickle Cell Diseases and Related Disorders 99
Chapter 21 Hemoglobinopathies Associated with Unstable Hemoglobin 107
Chapter 22 Methemoglobinemia and Other Causes of Cyanosis 109
Chapter 23 Traumatic Hemolytic Anemia, March Hemoglobinuria, Sports and Space-Related Anemia 113
Chapter 24 Microangiopathic Hemolytic Anemia 117
Chapter 25 Hemolytic Anemia Resulting from a Physical or Chemical Agent 121
Chapter 26 Hemolytic Anemia Resulting from Infectious Agents 123
Chapter 27 Hemolytic Anemia Resulting from Warm-Reacting Antibodies 127
Chapter 28 Cryopathic Hemolytic Anemia 133
Chapter 29 Drug-Induced Hemolytic Anemia 137
Chapter 30 Alloimmune Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn 143
Chapter 31 Acute Blood Loss Anemia 147
Chapter 32 Hypersplenism and Hyposplenism 149
Chapter 33 The Polycythemias 155
Chapter 34 Hematologic Aspects of the Porphyrias 165
Chapter 35 Classification and Clinical Manifestations of Neutrophil Disorders 173
Chapter 36 Neutropenia and Neutrophilia 179
Chapter 37 Qualitative Disorders of Neutrophils 189
Chapter 38 Eosinophils and Their Diseases 199
Chapter 39 Basophils and Mast Cells and Their Diseases 205
Chapter 40 Monocytosis and Monocytopenia 209
Chapter 41 Inflammatory and Malignant Histiocytosis 211
Chapter 42 Lipid Storage Disease 217
Chapter 43 Classification and Clinical Manifestations of the Clonal Myeloid Disorders 221
Chapter 44 Clonal Cytopenias and Oligoblastic Leukemias (Myelodysplasias) 229
Chapter 45 Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) 233
Chapter 46 The Acute Myelogenous Leukemias 237
Chapter 47 The Chronic Myelogenous Leukemias 249
Chapter 48 Idiopathic Myelofibrosis (Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia) 259
Chapter 49 Classification of the Benign Lymphoid Disorders 265
Chapter 50 Lymphocytosis and Lymphocytopenia 269
Chapter 51 Primary Immunodeficiency Syndrome 275
Chapter 52 The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome 279
Chapter 53 The Mononucleosis Syndromes 289
Chapter 54 Classification and Clinical Manifestations of the Malignant Lymphoid Disorders 295
Chapter 55 The Acute Lymphocytic Leukemias 303
Chapter 56 The Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemias 315
Chapter 57 Hairy Cell Leukemia 327
Chapter 58 Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia 333
Chapter 59 The Lymphomas 337
Chapter 60 Hodgkin Lymphoma 353
Chapter 61 The Monoclonal Gammopathies and Plasma Cell Dyscrasias 361
Chapter 62 Myeloma 367
Chapter 63 Macroglobulinemia 377
Chapter 64 Heavy-Chain Diseases 381
Chapter 65 Amyloidosis 383
Chapter 66 Clinical Manifestations, Evaluation, and Classification of Disorders of Hemostasis 387
Chapter 67 The Thrombocytopenias 395
Chapter 68 Essential Thrombocythemia and Thrombocytosis 415
Chapter 69 Hereditary Platelet Disorders 419
Chapter 70 Acquired Platelet Disorders 429
Chapter 71 The Vascular Purpuras 435
Chapter 72 Hemophilia A and B 441
Chapter 73 von Willebrand Disease 449
Chapter 74 Hereditary Disorders of Fibrinogen 457
Chapter 75 Inherited Deficiencies of Coagulation Factors II, V, VII, X, XI, and XIII and the Combined Deficiencies of Factors V and VIII and of the Vitamin K-Dependent Factors 461
Chapter 76 Hemostatic Dysfunction Related to Liver Diseases 469
Chapter 77 The Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Lupus Anticoagulants and Related Disorders) 471
Chapter 78 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation 475
Chapter 79 Hyperfibrinolysis and Therapy with Antifibrinolytic Agents 485
Chapter 80 Thrombophilia 489
Chapter 81 Antiplatelet Therapy 495
Chapter 82 Anticoagulant Therapy 499
Chapter 83 Fibrinolytic Therapy 509
Chapter 84 Transfusion of Blood and Red Cells 513
Chapter 85 Transfusion of Platelets 521
Chapter 86 Therapeutic Hemapheresis 525
Table of Normal Values 529
Index 533
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2002

    Excellent Overview

    Excellent tool for internists. Hematologists

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