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Haematology at a Glance

120 pages
Haematology at a Glance provides a concise and accessible introduction to haematology. It follows the easy-to-use 'at a Glance' format of double-page spreads comprising clear, memorable diagrams illustrating the key facts and essential textual information. It starts with an explanation of normal blood cells and routine laboratory tests. It then reviews a wide range of blood disorders.

This new edition of Haematology at a Glance:

  • Contains full colour throughout
  • Presents the key facts accompanied by clear diagrams, photos and images
  • Highlights the most recent developments in the field, including coverage of transplantation technology
  • Includes new chapters on :

    • The side affects of drug treatment
    • Pregnancy and neonatological aspects of haematology
    • Practical procedures

Haematology at a Glance will appeal to medical students, junior doctors on foundation programmes, haematology technicians and nursing and other health care students with an interest in haematology.

Reviews of last edition

“Haematology at a Glance is a valuable book for primary learning as well as for revision, and I am sure that I will refer to it for years to come.”

The Royal College of Pathologists Bulletin

“It really is great, if you don’t believe me, pick it up and look yourself,”

Black Bag – Bristol Medical School Gazette

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Preface to the first edition 7 Preface to the second edition 7
1 Haemopoiesis: physiology and pathology 8 2 Normal blood cells I: red cells 10 3 Normal blood cells II: granulocytes, monocytes and the reticuloendothelial system 12 4 Normal blood cells III: lymphocytes 14 5 Lymph nodes, the lymphatic system and the spleen 16 6 Clinical assessment 18 7 Laboratory assessment 20 8 Benign disorders of white cells: granulocytes, monocytes, macrophages and lymphocytes 22 9 Red cell disorders 24 10 Iron I: physiology and deficiency 26 11 Iron II: overload and sideroblastic anaemia 28 12 Megaloblastic anaemia I: vitamin B and folate 12 deficiencybiochemical basis, causes 30 13 Megaloblastic anaemia II: clinical features, treatment and other macrocytic anaemias 32 14 Haemolytic anaemias I: general 34 15 Haemolytic anaemias II: inherited membrane and enzyme defects 36 16 Haemolytic anaemias III: acquired 38 17 Haemolytic anaemias IV: genetic defects of haemoglobin 40 18 Haemolytic anaemias V: inherited defects of haemogolobinsickle cell disease 42 19 Bone marrow failure 44 20 Haematological malignancy: basic mechanisms 46 21 Chronic myeloid leukaemia 48 22 Myelodysplasia 50 23 Acute leukaemia I: classification and diagnosis 52 24 Acute leukaemia II: treatment and prognosis 54 25 Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia 56
26 Multiple myeloma 58 27 Lymphoma I: Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin’s disease) 60 28 Lymphoma II: non-Hodgkin lymphomaaetiology and diagnosis 62 29 Lymphoma III: non-Hodgkin lymphomatreatment and prognosis 64 30 Myeloproliferative disorders I: polycythaemia 66 31 Myeloproliferative disorders II: essential thrombocythaemia and myelofibrosis 68 32 Normal haemostasis 70 33 Disorders of haemostasis: vessel wall and platelets 73 34 Disorders of coagulation I: inherited 76 35 Disorders of coagulation II: acquired 78 36 Thrombosis and thrombophilia 80 37 Anticoagulation 82 38 Haematological aspects of systemic disease I: inflammationmalignancy 84 39 Haematological aspects of systemic disease II: renal, liver, endocrine, amyloid 86 40 Haematological aspects of systemic disease III: infection 88 41 Blood transfusion 90 42 Stem cell transplantation 94 43 General aspects of treatment 96 44 Practical procedures 98 45 Haematology of pregnancy and infancy 100 46 Haematological effects of drugs 102
Appendices I Normal values 104 II Cluster of differentiation nomenclature system 105 III Further reading 106 IV Sample questions and case histories 107
Index 113