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Practical Management of Haemoglobinopathies

Practical Management of Haemoglobinopathies

Iheanyi Okpala (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-14020-1

Apr 2008

256 pages

$147.99

Description

Presents a comprehensive picture of care, including diagnostic, therapeutic, and psychosocial aspects. The contributors cover basic science and epidemiological aspects of the public health challenge, but maintain a focus on the day to day issues encountered in dealing with affected people.


Containing clear, practical advice, this text is an essential, practical resource to bridge the gap between expensive reference texts and smaller manuals.


Practical Management of Haemoglobinopathies is an ideal for;


  • Trainees and residents in haematology

  • Hematologists in practice

  • Healthcare professionals treating those with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia


Why Buy This Book?



  • Deals with practical problems encountered in the comprehensive care of affected individuals

  • Each chapter written by an expert in the field

  • Comprehensive coverage of basic science, laboratory diagnosis, psychosocial support and community care
Contributors.

Preface Iheanyi E Okpala.

Foreword Patricia Moberly.

1. The Concept of Comprehensive Care of Sickle Cell Disease.

2. Haemoglobinopathy Diagnostic Tests: Blood Counts, Sickle Solubility Test, Haemoglobin Electrophoresis, & High-Performance Liquid Chromatography.

3. Epidemiology, Genetics and Pathophysiology of Sickle Cell Disease.

4. The Genetics & Multiple Phenotypes of Beta-Thalassaemia.

5. The Diagnosis & Significance of Alpha-Thalassaemia.

6. The Morbid Anatomy of Sickle Cell Disease & Sickle Cell Trait.

7. Sickle Cell Crisis.

8. Treatment Modalities for Pain in Sickle Cell Disease.

9. Management of Sickle Cell Disease in Childhood.

10. Acute Chest Syndrome in Sickle Cell Disease.

11. Blood Transfusion Therapy for Haemoglobinopathies.

12. Management of Pregnancy in Sickle Cell Disease.

13. The Liver in Sickle Cell Diseases.

14. Pulmonary Hypertension: a Complication of Haemolytic States.

15. Stroke in Sickle Cell Disease.

16. Iron Chelation Therapy in Beta Thalassaemia Major.

17. Renal Manifestations of Sickle Cell Disease.

18. Assessment of Severity & Hydroxyurea Therapy in Sickle Cell Disease.

19. Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Thalassaemia & Sickle Cell Disease.

20. Practical Guidelines, Antibiotic Therapy, Exchange Blood Transfusion and Peri-operative Management in Sickle Cell Disease.

21. Opiate Dependence in Sickle Cell Disease.

22. The Roles & Functions of a Community Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Centre.

23. Community Nursing Care of Adults with Sickle Cell Disease & Thalassaemia.

24. Counselling People Affected by Sickle Cell Disease & Thalassaemia.

25. Sickle Cell Disease & Thalassaemia: The Challenge for Health Professionals and Resources Available.

Index.

Colour plates are found between pp. 54-55


  • Deals with practical problems encountered in the comprehensive care of affected individuals
  • Separate section of self-assessment questions to help candidates preparing for examinations in haematology
  • Each chapter written by an expert in the particular aspect of haemoglobinopathy it addresses
  • Comprehensive coverage of basic science, laboratory diagnosis, psychosocial support and community care