Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis: Clinical and Laboratory Aspects

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This new handbook in transfusion medicine and hemostasis combines clinical and laboratory information from two highly overlapping fields into one concise, easy-to-use pocket book. This comprehensive reference guide will have the depth of information to be helpful to all physicians who order and administer blood components and specialized factors for hemostatic abnormalities, as well as those who consult and care for these usually very ill patients. The breadth of the book will be ideal for pathology, transfusion medicine, hematology, and anesthesiology residents and fellows, as well as certified and specialized practitioners in these fields. The editors have chosen to employ a standardized format throughout the book that allows each chapter to be focused on a well-defined subject consisting of less than 6 pages. Information should be easy to read, precise, and concise. The editors have chosen to include key, recent publications as "Further Readings", typically from the past 2 years. A general reference list to larger textbooks and standards in the fields will be included at the end, along with a list of common abbreviations and indexes that cross reference diagnostic, clinical and therapeutic commonalities.

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"Given the cross disciplinary nature of transfusion medicine and the intensive focus on transfusion medicine and hemostasis as evidenced by the Transfusion Medicine, Hemostasis Clinical Trials Network sponsored by NHLBI, this textbook is both timely and needed by practitioners in both clinical and laboratory disciplines. The book is written exclusively by faculty of one of the leading programs in transfusion medicine, hemostasis, and hematology and covers important adult and pediatric concepts in these two fields. I know that hematologists, pathologists, and clinicians who depend upon transfusion and hemostatic support will find this novel text interesting and valuable in their practice and teaching efforts." --Paul M. Ness, MD, Director, Transfusion Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Professor of Pathology and Medicine & Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA "Few transfusion medicine texts have given such weight and focus to hemostasis. The combination of clinical and laboratory aspects in a concise format is superb. This book will be very useful both for those interested in transfusion medicine and those interested in hemostasis." -- Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD, Associate Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Children's Hospital Boston, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA "This is an outstanding addition to transfusion medicine textbooks. For years we have needed the optimal text for training residents, fellows, and practitioners all in one book. The inclusion of coagulation, laboratory aspects and transfusion medicine was insightful and reflects the multi-disciplinary and clinical identity of Transfusion Medicine." --Leslie Silberstein, MD, Director, Joint Program in Transfusion Medicine atChildren's Hospital Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Pathology, Harvard MedicalSchool, Boston, MA, USA "The book edited by Dr. Christopher Hillyer, Beth Shaz, James Zimring and Thomas Abshire entitled Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis: Clinical and Laboratory Aspects provides wonderful bite-size comments and clear concise recommendations. This makes for a very practical textbook that should be useful to a wide body of healthcare workers who deal with the use of blood products or patients with bleeding or thrombosis. The coverage of topics in transfusion medicine and coagulation is broad. This is a major advantage of the textbook that makes it particularly useful. The connection between the underlying pathophysiology and the clinical disorders and the treatment recommendations is at the level of just what you want to know. This book is a winner, and I strongly endorse its use by anyone requiring information in this field." --Michael Laposata, MD, PhD, Pathologist in Chief, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Professor of Pathologyand Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA"

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Professor of Medicine, Cornell Weill Medical College, New York, NY. Dr. Hillyer also is the immediate past-president of the American Association of Blood Banking and a trustee of the National Blood Foundation (NBF). He is an associate editor of Transfusion and serves on several other editorial boards including Blood. Associate Chief of Hematology-Oncology and Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Abrams is the Secretary of American Society of Hematology, and serves on their Executive Committee. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is the Chair of their Hematology Board. Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Programs and Services, New York Blood Center, New York, NY; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Shaz is a member of the Board of Directors of AABB and the American Society for Apheresis. She is an associate editor for Transfusion and on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Apheresis. Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY. Dr. Roshal is also Assistant Director of the central laboratory overseeing hematology and special coagulation laboratories.

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Editor-Christopher D. Hillyer MD; Editor-Beth H. Shaz; Editor-James C. Zimring; Editor-Thomas C. Abshire
Published by Elsevier Science (2009)
ISBN 10: 0123744326 ISBN 13: 9780123744326
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