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ABC of Clinical Haematology, 4th Edition

Drew Provan (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-89248-0 February 2018 BMJ Books 112 Pages


Thoroughly revised and updated, ABC of Clinical Haematology is an essential guide and introduction to clinical haematology and to the treatment and management of common blood related disorders.

The fourth edition contains new chapters that reflect the most recent developments whilst other chapters have been extensively revised to include the new tests and treatments that are now available for certain conditions such as chronic leukaemia, multiple myeloma and bleeding disorders.

With contributions from leading experts in their respective fields, this text provides an ideal reference for primary care practitioners and other healthcare professionals working with patients who have blood related problems.

Contributors, vii

1 Iron]Deficiency Anaemia, 1
Drew Provan and Catherine Booth

2 Macrocytic Anaemias, 7
Victor Hoffbrand

3 The Hereditary Anaemias, 13
David J. Weatherall

4 Polycythaemia Vera, Essential Thrombocythaemia and Myelofibrosis, 21
Anna L. Godfrey, George S. Vassiliou and Anthony R. Green

5 Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, 27
Jenny L. Byrne

6 The Acute Leukaemias, 33
John de Vos, Sandra Hassan and Julia Sikorska

7 Platelet Disorders, 41
Marie A. Scully and R. J. Liesner

8 Myelodysplastic Syndromes, 49
Ghulam J. Mufti and Robin Dowse

9 Multiple Myeloma, 55
Sandra Hassan and Jamie Cavenagh

10 Bleeding Disorders, Thrombosis and Anticoagulation, 61
David M. Keeling

11 Lymphoproliferative Disorders, 67
C. Hockings and C. McNamara

12 Stem Cell Transplantation, 75
Sandra Hassan and John de Vos

13 Haematological Problems in Older Adults, 81
Tom Butler and Adrian C. Newland

14 Haematological Emergencies, 85
Igor Novitzky]Basso and Jim Murray

15 The Future of Haematology: The Impact of Molecular Biology and Gene Therapy, 93
Katharine Bailey, Richard Burt and Adele K. Fielding