Essential Haematology / Edition 3 available in Paperback
Essential Haematology is the leading undergraduate haematology textbook. The second edition achieved sales in excess of 34,000 copies and this thorough revision which is now illustrated in full colour throughout, will place it even further beyond the reach of its competitors. Directed to clinical students, laboratory technicians, and physicians studying for MRCP and MRCPath examinations, this text provides a general summary of both clinical and laboratory aspects of haematology. It covers aetiological aspects, clinical symptoms and signs, laboratory findings, differential diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders. Sections on the normal physiology, biochemistry, biology and molecular biology of the blood cells and clotting factors are included as is the physiology of normal haemopoiesis and lymphocyte development, and of the functions of blood cells. This new edition includes a chapter on blood transfusion and the appendices include details on cytogenetics and monoclonal antibodies in haematological diagnosis. Expanded sections in the new third edition cover haemopoiesis and growth factors, haemoglobinopathies, oncogenes and the aetiology of the leukaemias, bone marrow transplantation, myelodysplasia, AIDS, and the molecular biology of the clotting factors, protein C and S. Full-colour illustrations including clinical pictures, line diagrams, photomicrographs, x-rays, CT scans and ultrasound pictures support the text throughout.
Table of Contents
Blood cell formation (haemopoiesis);.
Erythropoiesis and general aspects of anaemia;.
Iron deficiency and other hypochromic anaemias;.
Megaloblastic anaemia and other macrocytic anaemias;.
Genetic defects of haemoglobin;.
Aplastic anaemia and bone marrow transplantation;.
The white cells 1:;.
granulocytes, monocytes and their benign disorders;.
The white cells 2:;.
lymphocytes and their benign disorders;.
Haematological malignancies: general aspects;.
Chronic leukaemias and myelodysplastic syndromes;.
Multiple myeloma and related disorders;.
Platelets, blood coagulation and haemostasis;.
Bleeding disorders due to vascular and platelet abnormalities;.
Thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy;.
Haematological changes in systemic disease;.
1 - Recognized HLA specificities;.
2 - Principal features of known cluster differentiation molecules;.
Glossary of molecular genetics