Neonatal Hematology: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management of Hematologic Problems

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-02-25
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Neonatal hematology is a fast-growing field, and hematologic problems occur in the majority of sick neonates. Focusing on clinical issues and problem-solving, this is a fully revised and updated revision of a successful practical guide to the pathogenesis, recognition and management of hematologic problems in the neonate. The second edition begins with chapters on the history of neonatal hematology, hematopoiesis, and the immunologic system. Subsequent sections are devoted to erythrocyte disorders, platelet disorders, leucocyte disorders, immunologic disorders and hemostatic disorders. New to this edition are an expanded coverage of neonatal oncology, cord blood utilization, neonatal screening, prenatal diagnosis and hyperbilirubinemia. Written by practising physicians specializing in pediatric hematology, neonatology, immunology, pediatric infectious disease and transfusion medicine, this is an essential text for pediatric hematologists, NICU specialists, neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners.

Table of Contents

History of neonatal hematology
Developmental Hematology:
Immunologic system William Slayton
Erythrocyte Disorders:
Anemia of prematurity and erythropoietin therapy
Bone marrow failure syndrome
Immune hemolytic anemia
Hemolytic disorders
Neonatal hemoglobinopathy screening
Platelet Disorders:
Immune thrombocytopenias
Acquired thrombocytopenia
Congenital thrombocytopenias and thrombocytopathies
Leucocyte Disorders:
Abnormal blood concentrations of eosinophils and neutrophils
Neutrophil function disorders
Immunologic Disorders:
Immunologic disorders
Hemostatic Disorders:
Bleeding disorders
Transfusion practices
Umbilical cord stem-cell transplantation
Disorders of the fetomaternal unit
Neonatal oncology
Normal values and laboratory methods
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