Effectively and efficiently diagnose and manage today's full range of clotting and bleeding disorders using clinical case studies that demonstrate real-world problems and solutions! For each condition examined, you'll review concise descriptions of its associated symptoms, along with laboratory findings, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and treatment - all the clinical guidance you need - at your fingertips. It's the ideal real-life reference tool for busy physicians!
A complete section on women's health issues helps you stay current in this evolving area.
A new chapter on the impact of herbal medicines examines their effect on hemostasis and their interaction with other drugs.
New coverage of hemostatic issues in traumatology, sepsis, interventional radiology, pulmonology, and cardiology allows you to master the latest advances.
A reader-friendly design, coupled with nearly 385 illustrations and at-a-glance tables - many new to this edition - equip you to quickly locate the guidance you need.
Abundant laboratory protocols enable you to select and interpret lab tests more easily.
BMA Book Awards 2008 - Highly Commended
"I have owned the first edition of this book for several years and have found it highly useful. I cannot remember trying to look up a clinical haemostatic problem, however obscure, without finding it referenced and covered adequately. The first edition filled a true gap between enormous tomes relating to highly theoretical haemostasis and general medical or cardiology texts where many problems are not covered in adequate detail. This second edition has included additional chapters bringing some more topical issues to the forefront, however the style of delivery of information is unchanged and I do not have any perception of a drop in quality from the first to the second edition. It is well-written in very clear English and explanations of complex disorders are very clear. This would illuminate the world of haemostasis to junior doctors, nurses and laboratory staff as well as senior clinicians in other fields. This is an extremely useful book: the combination of highly practical guidance of common, clinical, haemostasis problems along with detailed explanations of more complex science, make this a book that could sit happily in most hospital departments as well as haematology laboratories."
By Craig S. Kitchens, MD, Chief, Medical Services Veterans Administration Medical Center, Gainesville, FL; Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Florida School of Medicine, Gainesville, FL; Barbara M. Alving, MD, Bethesda, Maryland; and Craig M. Kessler, MD, Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Oncology, Vincent Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
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