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Haematology: Clinical Cases Uncovered, eTextbook, 2nd Edition

Haematology: Clinical Cases Uncovered, eTextbook, 2nd Edition

Shaun McCann, Robin Foá, Owen Smith, Eibhlin Conneally

ISBN: 978-1-405-18322-2

Mar 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

200 pages

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With over 20 real patient cases and outcomes, this title in the Clinical Cases Uncovered series is designed to help students and junior doctors learn how to recognise and understand significant diseases in haematology. Each case covers the history taking, examination, investigations and management of a particular disease, with question and answer sections to tie in the underlying basic and clinical science and help build further knowledge and understanding. At the end of each case there is a review to consolidate learning with a self-assessment section containing MCQs, EMQs and SAQs. Including colour blood films, haematology slides and patient photos throughout to reinforce learning, understanding and investigative skills, Haematology: Clinical Cases Uncovered helps prepare for life on the wards.

Haematology CCU is now available as a mobile app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Download it for FREE to access the basic science, recommendations on how to approach your patient, and the first clinical case. There are a further 22 cases available separately as in-app purchases.

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How to use this book.

Part 1 Basics.

Basic science.

Approach to the patient.

Part 2 Cases.

Case 1 A 35-year-old tired woman.

Case 2 A 50-year-old tanned man with diabetes mellitus.

Case 3 A 65-year-old cranky woman with jaundice.

Case 4 A 25-year-old man with weight loss and diarrhoea.

Case 5 A 30-year-old man with abdominal pain and jaundice.

Case 6 A 70-year-old man who was no longer able to take his dog for a walk.

Case 7 A 35-year-old man with shortness of breath and anaemia.

Case 8 A 19-year-old woman with thalassaemia.

Case 9 A 17-year-old boy with a sore throat and bleeding gums.

Case 10 A 33-year-old football player who was dropped from the team.

Case 11 A 62-year-old man who cannot button his shirt collar.

Case 12 A 40-year-old man with fatigue and a sore throat.

Case 13 A 58-year-old farmer with a broken rib.

Case 14 An 18-year-old medical student who complained of bone pain following alcohol ingestion and a swelling on the right side of her neck.

Case 15 A 53-year-old woman with discomfort under her left arm.

Case 16 A 65-year-old red-faced man with a 'smoker's cough'.

Case 17 A 28-year-old woman who suddenly started bruising.

Case 18 Delivery of a newborn baby boy that went wrong.

Case 19 A 26-year-old woman with chest pain following a long aeroplane journey.

Case 20 A 27-year-old woman afraid to receive a blood transfusion.

Case 21 A 35-year-old woman with an elevated platelet count.

Case 22 A 68-year-old man with a headache and confusion.

Case 23 A 10-year-old boy with a fever.

Part 3 Self-assessment.





Appendix: Normal laboratory values and CD table.


Index of cases by diagnosis.


"I have purchased three of your books: Paediatics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Haematology. I have found the story-telling style and the level of detail contained in the cases to be balanced nicely so that it retains a realism that other case books lack and that reader remains engaged in the outcome of the investigations and the end-point of the case. All in all, these series make for interesting and entertaining reads which ultimately renders them an excellent learning tool.” - Medical Student,Trinity College Dublin

"This book is an example of how complex information can be presented attractively." - Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 2009

"A useful book for the purpose of applying theory to practice in haematology diagnosis and problem solving and a good aid to revision." - The Royal College of Pathologists, July 2009

Each case uses a simple question and answer format, with extra information (from investigations or patient revelation) being revealed when appropriate; at the end of each case there is a review to consolidate learning

Discusses how to diagnose and examine a patient and how to interpret test results in a clinical setting

Question and answer sections tie in the underlying science and help build further knowledge and understanding, and reinforce investigative skills