Handbook of Pediatric Transfusion Medicine

Author: Christopher D. Hillyer
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 008049143X
Release Date: 2004-02-23
Genre: Science

Structured to be a companion to the recently published Handbook of Transfusion Medicine, the Handbook of Pediatric Transfusion Medicine is dedicated to pediatric hematology-oncology and transfusion medicine, a field which remains ambiguous and which has generated few comprehensive texts. This book stands alone as one of the few texts that addresses transfusion issues specific to pediatric medicine. Written in an eminently readable style, this authoritative handbook is a requirement for any pediatric physician or caregiver. Neonatal and fetal immune response and in utero development issues Blood compatability and pre-transfusion testing issues specific to pediatric and neonatal transfusion Therapeutic apheresis including red blood cell exchange and prophylactic chronic erythrocytapheresis for sickle cell patients Also includes a section that concentrates on the consent, quality and legal issues of blood transfusion and donation

Handbook of Transfusion Medicine

Author: Christopher Hillyer
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080533256
Release Date: 2001-11-22
Genre: Science

Handbook of Transfusion Medicine is unique in that it provides a comprehensive and practical description of all blood products and blood cell types currently used in transfusions, their appropriate applications, pathophysiology of conditions managed by transfusion, and pathophysiology of adverse reactions. Each chapter follows a standard format including numerous tables and algorithms, with summary elements highlighted throughout by a second-color for quick reference. Sections Include: * Blood collection and testing * Blood component description * Preparation and usage * Red blood cell antigens and antibodies * Specialized component processing * Specialized transfusion situations * Transfusion-transmitted diseases * Transfusion reactions * Infectious complications of transfusion * Therapeutic apheresis and quality * Acute bleeding and massive transfusion * Transfusion of the patient with a coagulopathy * Transfusion of obstetrics, pediatric, immunocompromised, and platelet refractory patients * Up-to-date references to all aspects of transfusion medicine

Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Author: Philip Lanzkowsky
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123751551
Release Date: 2005-06-06
Genre: Medical

Given that there have been considerable advances in the treatment and management of oncologic diseases in children, the fifth edition of this successful clinical manual will be entirely updated to incorporate all current protocols and developments.This edition will be a comprehensive book on patient management, replete with algorithms and flow diagrams on diagnosis and management. Its concise and easy-to-read format will enable readers to make accurate diagnoses and permit them to treat patients without having extensive previous hematologic/oncologic experience. A list of normal values at various ages in children, providing an extremely useful reference for patient management is included. Selected for inclusion in Doody's Core Titles 2013, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries Offers a concise, systematic approach to all pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders in one reference manual Easy-to-read format: multiple tables, charts, and flow-diagrams for diagnosis and management of pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders Clear presentation by practicing clinicians, who are also academic researchers, of recent developments in molecular genetics, cytogenetics, immunology, transplantation, and biochemistry

Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis

Author: Beth H. Shaz
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780123977885
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Science

The second edition of Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis continues to be the only "pocket-size" quick reference for pathology residents and transfusion medicine fellows. It covers all topics in blood banking, transfusion medicine, and clinical and laboratory based coagulation. Short, focused chapters, organized by multiple hierarchical headings, are supplemented with up to 10 suggested reading citations. This single reference covers essentially all the topics required to meet the goals and objectives of a major program in transfusion medicine and clinical coagulation. New chapters in the coagulation testing section reflect the development of new tests available and their incorporation into clinical practice. Coverage includes essential updates on the importance of new cellular therapies, peripheral blood and bone marrow hematopoietic progenitor cells, as well as cord blood banking and regenerative medicine. The authors also examine advances in the understanding of molecular testing and pathogen reduction in two separate quality control chapters (one for blood centers and one for hospitals). Updated content covers new coagulation tests, cellular therapies, and quality control issues Easy to use, with focused, well-defined chapters in a standardized format throughout Offers quick "cross-reference" lists at the end of each chapter Includes lists of common abbreviations and indexes that cross reference diagnostic, clinical and therapeutic commonalities

Textbook of Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine

Author: Sally V. Rudmann
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780721603841
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

This comprehensive book on transfusion practices and immunohematology offers concise, thorough guidelines on the best ways to screen donors, store blood components, ensure safety, anticipate the potentially adverse affects of blood transfusion, and more. It begins with the basics of genetics and immunology, and then progresses to the technical aspects of blood banking and transfusion. Chapters are divided into sections on: Basic Science Review; Blood Group Serology; Donation, Preparation, and Storage; Pretransfusion Testing; Transfusion Therapy; Clinical Considerations; and Safety, Quality Assurance, and Data Management. Developed specifically for medical technologists, blood bank specialists, and residents, the new edition conforms to the most current standards of the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). Expert Opinion essays, written by well-known, frequently published experts, discuss interesting topics of research or new advances in the field. Important terms are defined in the margins of the pages on which they appear, enabling readers to easily check the meaning of an unfamiliar term where it appears in context. Margin notes highlight important concepts and points, remind readers of previously discussed topics, offer an alternative perspective, or refer readers to other sources for further information. Material conforms to the most recent AABB standards for the most accurate, up-to-date information on immunohematology. Advanced concepts, beyond what is required for entry-level practice, are set apart from the rest of the text so readers can easily differentiate between basic and advanced information. A new chapter on Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Cellular Therapy (chapter 19) provides cutting-edge coverage of cellular therapy and its relevance to blood-banking. New content has been added on molecular genetics, component therapy, and International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) nomenclature, as well as the latest information on HIV, hepatitis, quality assurance, and information systems. Coverage of new technologies, such as nucleic acid technology and gel technology, keeps readers current with advances in the field.

Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine

Author: Christopher D. Hillyer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780443069819
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

Ever since the discovery of blood types early in the last century, transfusion medicine has evolved at a breakneck pace. This second edition of Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine is exactly what you need to keep up. It combines scientific foundations with today's most practical approaches to the specialty. From blood collection and storage to testing and transfusing blood components, and finally cellular engineering, you'll find coverage here that's second to none. New advances in molecular genetics and the scientific mechanisms underlying the field are also covered, with an emphasis on the clinical implications for treatment. Whether you're new to the field or an old pro, this book belongs in your reference library. Integrates scientific foundations with clinical relevance to more clearly explain the science and its application to clinical practice. Highlights advances in the use of blood products and new methods of disease treatment while providing the most up-to-date information on these fast-moving topics Discusses current clinical controversies, providing an arena for the discussion of sensitive topics. Covers the constantly changing approaches to stem cell transplantation and brings you the latest information on this controversial topic.

Transfusion Medicine

Author: Katherine I. Schexneider
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498713696
Release Date: 2008-05-13
Genre: Science

Transfusion Medicine: A Clinical Guide is a concise, patient-focused handbook that guides physicians in the art of blood transfusion. The book begins with a clear explanation of the simple task of ordering blood, something many physicians have never learned. The next four chapters describe evidence-based transfusion for the common patient types across the specialties. Following this are four chapters devoted to special patient groups, including obstetric, pediatric, and neonatal, each with a thorough discussion of the management of frequently encountered problems. The book concludes with a synopsis of transfusion reactions, emphasizing the role of the physician at the bedside. This handbook balances bullet-form text boxes with prose paragraphs to provide the physician with real-world advice for real patients, and also full treatment of underlying medical principles for real understanding of real patient issues.

SickKids Handbook of Pediatric Thrombosis and Hemostasis

Author: V.S. Blanchette
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 9783318030266
Release Date: 2016-12-22
Genre: Medical

This updated and extended edition of the SickKids Handbook takes the reader through the entire field of pediatric thrombosis and hemostasis. An introductory section concisely explains the complex pathophysiology of thrombosis and hemostasis. The chapters that follow include practical, evidence-based information on the diagnosis and management of inherited and acquired bleeding disorders and thrombotic events of the venous, arterial, cardiac and central nervous systems that affect children. Special features include practical clinical algorithms and appendices that cite normal laboratory reference ranges, as well as recommended dosages of blood products and major hemostatic agents. A stand-alone chapter is dedicated to developmental hemostasis and bleeding in the neonate. A chapter on antithrombotic therapy in children gives succinct information on the old and new anticoagulants, antiplatelet drugs and thrombolytic agents. Written and reviewed by international experts in the field, this handbook is intended for health care professionals involved in the assessment and care of children with inherited and acquired bleeding and clotting disorders, including general and specialist pediatricians (in particular intensivists, neonatologists, cardiologists/cardiac surgeons, rheumatologists and nephrologists), hematologists/oncologists (pediatric and adult), as well as medical trainees, nurses, nurse practitioners and pharmacists.

Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine

Author: Christopher D. Hillyer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780443069819
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

Ever since the discovery of blood types early in the last century, transfusion medicine has evolved at a breakneck pace. This second edition of Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine is exactly what you need to keep up. It combines scientific foundations with today's most practical approaches to the specialty. From blood collection and storage to testing and transfusing blood components, and finally cellular engineering, you'll find coverage here that's second to none. New advances in molecular genetics and the scientific mechanisms underlying the field are also covered, with an emphasis on the clinical implications for treatment. Whether you're new to the field or an old pro, this book belongs in your reference library. Integrates scientific foundations with clinical relevance to more clearly explain the science and its application to clinical practice. Highlights advances in the use of blood products and new methods of disease treatment while providing the most up-to-date information on these fast-moving topics Discusses current clinical controversies, providing an arena for the discussion of sensitive topics. Covers the constantly changing approaches to stem cell transplantation and brings you the latest information on this controversial topic.

Diagnostic Pediatric Hematopathology

Author: Maria A. Proytcheva
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521881609
Release Date: 2011-02-03
Genre: Medical

An accurate and up-to-date guide to the diagnosis of benign and malignant hematologic disorders of childhood, this is an excellent reference to ensure accurate diagnoses when evaluating peripheral blood, bone marrow, and lymph node disease. It will be a valuable tool in the practice of pathologists, pediatric pathologists, and hematopathologists.