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Handbook of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology: Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland, 2nd Edition



Handbook of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology: Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland, 2nd Edition

Caroline A. Hastings, Joseph C. Torkildson, Anurag K. Agrawal

ISBN: 978-0-470-67088-0 April 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 388 Pages


This new edition of Handbook of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology: Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland features practical guidance on how to handle common inpatient and outpatient challenges seen in pediatric hematology and oncology. Designed as a rapid reference to the latest diagnostic and therapeutic protocols, the text is short and didactic and supplemented with practical algorithms and case studies throughout. Completely revised and updated, there are brand-new chapters on subjects including bone marrow transplantation, pain management and palliative care. Comprehensive, yet concise, the handbook presents essential guidelines on the diagnosis and management of the most common pediatric blood disorders and malignancies, in addition to chemotherapeutic drug information and transfusion protocols.

Designed for medical students, residents, and fellows, this user-friendly portable reference is also the perfect companion on the ward for pediatric hematology and oncology nurses.

Preface, xxx

1. Approach to the Anemic Child

2. Hemolytic Anemia

3. Sickle Cell Disease

4. Thalassemia

5. Transfusion Medicine

6. Chelation Therapy

7. Approach to the Bleeding Child

8. Von Willebrand Disease

9. Hemophilia

10. Thrombophilia

11. The Neutropenic Child

12.  Thrombocytopenia

13. Evaluation of the Child With a Suspected Malignancy

14. Oncologic Emergencies

15. Acute Leukemias

16. Central Nervous System Tumors

17. Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

18. Wilms Tumor

19. Neuroblastoma

20. Sarcomas of the Soft Tissue and Bone

21. Germ Cell Tumors

22. Rare Tumors of Childhood

23. Histiocytic Disorders

24. Bone Marrow Transplantation

25. Supportive Care of the Child With Cancer

26. Central Venous Catheters

27. Management of Fever in the Child With Cancer

28. Acute Pain Management in the Inpatient Setting

29. Palliative Care

30. Chemotherapy Basics

31. Guide to Procedures

32. Treatment of Chemotherapy Extravasations



“This is one of the most useful books in this area and I have routinely recommended it for all fellows and residents in our university and hospital.”  (Doody’s, 24 August 2012)