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Inherited Bleeding Disorders in Women

Inherited Bleeding Disorders in Women

Christine A. Lee (Editor), Rezan A. Kadir (Editor), Peter Kouides (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-30350-6 January 2009 Wiley-Blackwell 208 Pages




The first book with a holistic approach to all aspects of care for women with inherited bleeding disorders

Ever wondered about heavy menstrual bleeding that did not seem to have any natural or physical causes?

Ever had patients coming in with a family tree full of bleeding disorders?

Inherited bleeding disorders have an adverse effect on the quality of life of afflicted women. Management of these women and their conditions is challenging and close collaboration between professionals in different specialities is needed. International experts and leaders of clinical research including haematologists, obstetrician-gynaecologists, an anaesthetist and those involved in patient advocacy show you how in this practical guide for clinicians.

Inherited Bleeding Disorders in Women covers the gynaecological and obstetric issues for

  • carriers of haemophilia
  • women with von Willebrand’s disease
  • rare bleeding disorders and
  • inherited platelet disorders.

This book includes recent advances in the field and explores areas for future research. The women’s perspective and the efforts of advocacy groups are also discussed in the final chapter. These features make this book a unique, comprehensive and multi-disciplinary resource.

Pick up your copy today and see the difference it makes to the lives of your patients!



1 Approach to the patient with an inherited bleeding disorder: Peter A Kouides and Clare Philipp.

2 Physiology of menstruation and menorrhagia: Måns Edlund.

3 Hemophilia A and hemophilia B: Christine A Lee.

4 von Willebrand disease: Peter A Kouides.

5 Rare bleeding disorders: Flora Peyvandi.

6 Platelet disorders: Clare Philipp.

7 Gynecology: Rezan A Kadir.

8 Genetic and laboratory diagnosis: Edward Tuddenham.

9 Antenatal diagnosis: Claudia Chi and Rezan A Kadir.

10 Obstetric management: Claudia Chi and Rezan A Kadir.

11 Analgesia and anesthesia for pregnant women with inherited bleeding disorders: Claudia Chi, Adrian England, and Rezan A Kadir.

12 The newborn: H Marijke van den Berg and Rochelle Winikoff.

13 Advocacy for women with bleeding disorders: Rezan A Kadir, Ann-Marie Nazzaro, Rochelle Winikoff, Jane Mathesan and Peter A Kouides.

Appendix i: Bleeding questionnaire.

Appendix ii: Pictorial blood assessment chart.


  • Examines the background to and current management of core areas related to women's bleeding disorders
  • Covers haemophilia A and B, von Willebrand's disease, rare bleeding disorders, gynaecology and genetics and laboratory diagnosis
  • Evaluates products for the treatment of bleeding disorders and discussion of new therapeutics for platelet disorders
  • Covers methods under development for quantifying blood loss
  • Looks at complications of pregnancy in the presence of bleeding disorders and provides guidance for management
  • Contributions from a team of international specialists in haematology, thrombosis and haemostasis, obstetric haematologists and neonatologists