Essential Haematology, Includes Desktop Edition

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/14/2011
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Essential Haematology is established as the most authoritative introduction to haematology. Beautifully presented, it introduces the formation and function of blood cells and diseases that arise from dysfunction and disruption of these processes. Basic science, diagnostic tests, clinical features and management are all clearly explained. The book outlines the basic principles of clinical and laboratory haematology and shows how manifestations of blood diseases can be explained by new knowledge of the disease processes.

For the first time, Essential Haematology is fully supported by a suite of online MCQs and answers, and is now available as a FREE enhanced Wiley Desktop Edition (upon purchase of the book).

The sixth edition of the best-selling introductory haematology textbook

- Written by leading haematology educators

- Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research in this fast-moving field

- Contains summary boxes at the end of each chapter

- Supplemented by an online test-bank containing multiple choice questions and answers at www.wiley.com/go/essentialhaematology

- Includes an expanded treatment range and an expanded section on bone marrow failure and transplantation

- Available as an interactive, enhanced FREE Wiley Desktop Edition

Author Biography

Victor Hoffbrand is Emeritus Professor of Haematology at University College London and Honorary Consultant Haematologist at the Royal Free Hospital, London

Paul Moss is Professor of Haematology at the University of Birmingham, UK

Table of Contents

Preface to sixth edition
Preface to first edition
Erythropoiesis and general aspects of anaemia
Hypochromic anaemias
Iron overload
Megaloblastic anaemias and other macrocytic anaemias
Haemolytic anaemias
Genetic disorders of haemoglobin
The white cells 1: granulocytes, monocytes and their benign disorders
The white cells 2: lymphocytes and their benign disorders
The spleen
The aetiology and genetics of haematological malignancies
Management of haematological malignancy
Acute myeloid leukaemias
Chronic myeloid leukaemia
The non‚«Űleukaemia myeloproliferative neoplasms
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
The chronic lymphoid leukaemias
Hodgkin‚«÷s lymphoma
Non‚«ŰHodgkin‚«÷s lymphoma
Multiple myeloma and related disorders
Aplastic anaemia and bone marrow failure
Stem cell transplantation
Platelets, blood coagulation and haemostasis
Bleeding disorders caused by vascular and platelet abnormalities
Coagulation disorders
Thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy
Haematological changes in systemic disease
Blood transfusion
Pregnancy and neonatal haematology
Principal features of known cluster differentiation (CD) molecules
Normal values
World Health Organization (WHO 2008) classification of Tumours of the haematopoietic and lymphoid tissues
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Great Book August 7, 2011
I loved this textbook. I found it extremely useful in my second year of med school and continued to reference it while reviewing for USMLE 1 and during my ward rotations. It is concise and has great illustrations. It has a nice balance of basic science materials and clinical correlations. I have found this textbook to be very detailed for undergraduate studies. I think the book is clear and precise.
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