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Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis

Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis
  • Author : Beth H. Shaz,Christopher D. Hillyer,Mikhail Roshal,Charles S. Abrams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-13
  • Total pages :1014
  • ISBN : 9780123977885
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Summary : 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

Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis

Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis
  • Author : Beth H. Shaz,Christopher D. Hillyer,Mikhail Roshal,Charles S. Abrams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :986
  • ISBN : 0123971640
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Summary : 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

Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis

Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis
  • Author : Christopher D. Hillyer,Beth H. Shaz,James C. Zimring
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :775
  • ISBN : 0123744326
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Summary : "As the title indicates, [the editors] view, and have done so for some time, that both transfusion medicine and hemostasis, particularly laboratory methods and diagnostic tests employed in routine and specialized coagulation laboratories, are linked. More specifically coagulation tests, and indeed other laboratory tests and results, are often used to guide and monitor transfusion, blood component and coagulation factor therapy."--P. xxi.

Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis

Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis
  • Author : Huy P. Pham,Lance A. Williams, III
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-09-15
  • Total pages :556
  • ISBN : 9780128040300
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Summary : Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis: Review Questions and Case Studies is the collaborative effort that spanned a time period of 2 years and included 50 experts, many whom are national leaders in their respected fields. It also represents the passion and privilege we feel to teach the next generation of physicians in Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis. The main goal for this book is to help the readers build a solid foundation of both basic and advanced conceptual knowledge to prepare for the American Board of Pathology (ABP) certification exam in Transfusion Medicine. This book is not intended to be a substitute for textbooks, original research or review articles, and/or clinical training. Further, since the field of medicine, both from a scientific and regulatory perspective, rapidly changes, the readers are advised to continuously update their knowledge by attending national meetings and reading clinical journals. To equip the readers with the basic knowledge in critical reading and data analysis, which is an essential skill in daily medical practice, a novel chapter titled “Data Interpretation in Laboratory Medicine was included in this book. In this chapter, the readers are asked to make logical conclusions based on the given data and/or statistical results. Moreover, there is also a chapter on “Practical Calculations in Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis to help consolidate all the necessary formulas commonly used in daily practice for easy reference. These chapters are unique to our book and will not be found in any other currently on the market. All of the questions in this book were originally created by the authors of each chapter. Each question can either be standalone or part of a case scenario representing challenge cases in Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis. These questions often represent both rare and common clinical scenarios that the authors have seen during their clinical practice. Each question is then followed by 5 possible answers, with only one being correct (or the best answer). After the question, there is a conceptual explanation followed by a more factual explanation of the right and wrong answers. We gave the individual authors the freedom to choose how they explained the wrong answer choices. Some authors chose to be more direct (e.g. Answer A is incorrect because...), while other authors chose a more conversational style (e.g. Human resources (answer A) includes staffing, selection, orientation, training, and competency assessment of employees). This format is designed to help the student linking the conceptual and factual knowledge together to form a solid foundation for use in clinical practice. At the end of each chapter, there is a list of articles and textbooks that will prove useful to the motivated student who wishes to become an expert in the field. Another special feature to our textbook is the presence of a pre-test and post-test, which are provided to help the readers with self-assessment. As stated above, the main focus of this book is to help the readers preparing for the ABP certification exam in Transfusion Medicine. However, due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field of Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis, we believe that this book is also beneficial to and can be used by all clinicians involved in the management of complex transfusion, apheresis, and hemostasis issues, such as hematologists, anesthesiologists, surgeons, and critical care physicians. We further believe that it is a helpful guide for these specialists to prepare for their own specialty certification exam, when the topics are related to Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis.

Practical Transfusion Medicine

Practical Transfusion Medicine
  • Author : Michael F. Murphy,Derwood H. Pamphilon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-07-03
  • Total pages :576
  • ISBN : 9781118702994
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Summary : This new edition of the comprehensive guide to transfusion medicine is now fully revised and updated. The Third Edition includes two new sections, one on alternatives to blood transfusion, and one on cellular and tissues therapy and organ transplantation. It focuses on clinical aspects but also covers background science and organizational issues. This timely volume highlights controversial issues and provides advice for everyday clinical questions in transfusion medicine. Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition, is an essential manual for all those working in modern transfusion medicine.

Transfusion Medicine

Transfusion Medicine
  • Author : Jeff McCullough
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-12-27
  • Total pages :606
  • ISBN : 9781444337051
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Summary : Jeffrey McCullough offers a concise, clinically focused and practical approach to this important area of medicine. This book offers complete guidance on the full range of topics from donor recruitment, blood collection and storage, to testing and transfusing blood components, complications and transmissible diseases, as well as cellular engineering, therapeutic apheresis, and the role of hematopoietic growth factors. It is a good introduction to transfusion for hematology or oncology fellows and technologists specialising in blood banking.

Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine

Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
  • Author : Christopher D. Hillyer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :887
  • ISBN : 9780443069819
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Summary : 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.

Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine E-Book

Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine E-Book
  • Author : Christopher D. Hillyer,Leslie E. Silberstein,Paul M. Ness,Kenneth C. Anderson,John D. Roback
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-11-21
  • Total pages :912
  • ISBN : 9780702036255
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Summary : 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.

Coagulation and Blood Transfusion

Coagulation and Blood Transfusion
  • Author : C.Th. Smit Sibinga,P.C. Das,P.M. Mannucci
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-06
  • Total pages :270
  • ISBN : 9781461539001
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Summary : With great pleasure I welcome you to the City of Groningen. In more than one way there is cause for celebration. Today marks the third lustrum of the annual international sympo sium on blood transfusion, organized by the Rode Kruis Bloedbank Groningen-Drenthe. In my opinion it has been a remarkable initiative of the Bloedbank, to start organizing a scientific conference, as it did, in 1976. It meant, among others, that in case of success the initiative would grow to be an annual item on the international congress calen der. It also meant that a possible third lustrum would coincide with the celebration of the 950th anniversary of the City of Groningen. I am happy to note that the initiative has been successful: over the past fourteen years the Rode Kruis Bloedbank Groningen-Drenthe has succeeded in organizing an annual symposium on blood transfusion, with a different theme each year, and with an average attendance of 250 participants from some 26 countries world-wide. The platform created with the special formula of the symposium, for science and industry, has been well balanced and beneficial to both. Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, I like to compliment the organizers with the success that they have attained. Allow me to men tion the name of just one person, in whom I like to thank everyone who has been involved in creating the annual Bloedbank-symposia: my warm congratulations to Dr. Smit Sibinga and his staff.

Transfusion Medicine for Pathologists

Transfusion Medicine for Pathologists
  • Author : Brian Castillo,Amitava Dasgupta,Kimberly Klein,Hlaing Tint,Amer Wahed
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-06-29
  • Total pages :222
  • ISBN : 9780128143148
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Summary : Transfusion Medicine for Pathologists: A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification, and Clinical Practice is a concise study guide designed to complement standard textbooks in the field of clinical pathology. Pathology residents and fellows of transfusion medicine will find this book useful as a preparation tool for their exams. In addition, the book is a valuable timesaver for busy residents looking for a focused and compact study guide on transfusion medicine that will also be ideal for practicing pathologists who cross-cover transfusion medicine in their clinical practice. Incorporates key words at the end of each chapter for quick review before an exam Includes concise and easy-to-digest chapters ranging from Donor Selection and Testing, to Blood Bank Testing, Transfusion Reactions, Apheresis, Hemotherapy, Special Transfusion Situations, and more Focuses on key topics to study for board examinations, saving time during busy residency programs

Rossi's Principles of Transfusion Medicine

Rossi's Principles of Transfusion Medicine
  • Author : Toby L. Simon,Jeffrey McCullough,Edward L. Snyder,Bjarte G. Solheim,Ronald G. Strauss
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-03-15
  • Total pages :760
  • ISBN : 9781119013013
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Summary : Rossi's Principles of Transfusion Medicine is the most comprehensive and practical reference on transfusion science and medicine available Led by a world class Editor team, including two past-presidents of AABB, a past- President of the American Board of Pathology and members of the FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee , and international contributor team Comprehensive reference resource, considered the gold standard in transfusion Covers current hot topics such as donor care – including the frequency of donation and management of iron deficiency/status), patient blood management, hemovigilance, cstem cell therapies, and global aspects of the organization of transfusion and transplant services New material on molecular immunohematology Companion website includes figures, full text and references

Alternatives to Blood Transfusion in Transfusion Medicine

Alternatives to Blood Transfusion in Transfusion Medicine
  • Author : Alice Maniatis,Jean-François Hardy,Phillipe van der Linden
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-07-05
  • Total pages :608
  • ISBN : 9781444347661
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Summary : Meeting the needs of patients while minimizing blood transfusions requires special expertise, precise monitoring and innovative techniques. This cutting-edge resource covers all the important clinical aspects of transfusion medicine in diverse clinical settings, with a special emphasis on alternatives to transfusion. Edited by a multidisciplinary team consisting of a transfusion specialist, an anesthesiologist and an intensive care specialist this book is endorsed by the Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives. The contributors review the appropriate use of fluids and of blood products, and describe the latest treatment options available to decrease the need for allogeneic blood products including: Argon beam Cell saver Harmonic scalpel Normovolemic haemodilution Synthetic erythropoietin Antifibrinolytics Recombinant factor VIIa Advanced monitoring of hemostasis Intravenous iron The new edition is a key reference source for all those involved in the practice of blood management and conservation.

Management of Hemostasis and Coagulopathies for Surgical and Critically Ill Patients

Management of Hemostasis and Coagulopathies for Surgical and Critically Ill Patients
  • Author : Andy D. Nguyen,Amitava Dasgupta,Amer Wahed
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-18
  • Total pages :174
  • ISBN : 9780128035696
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Summary : Management of Hemostasis and Coagulopathies for Surgical and Critically Ill Patients: An Evidence-Based Approach offers a concise guide to a sub-specialty of transfusion medicine from the clinical laboratory perspective. It focuses on the clinical tests that may be done during preoperative assessment, intraoperative, and postoperative assessment and management of surgical or critically ill patients. Management of hemostasis and coagulopathies is approached from an evidence-based perspective—the coagulation status of a patient according to the laboratory test results. Algorithms and decision-support software, designed by the authors, guide clinicians with an additional tool to base transfusion dosage on specific laboratory results, including the use of an artificial neural network for predicting more accurate blood use. Chapters reflect the experience of all three authors who have successfully applied the algorithm for better patient management as well as decreased wastage of expensive blood products, from both the clinical laboratory/pathology and clinical medicine perspective. This book will appeal to a broad section of clinical laboratory and medical practitioners from hematopathology, to internal medicine, surgery, and anesthesiology. For hematopathologists and pathologists who are involved in laboratory medicine and transfusion medicine, this book will help them understand the proper utilization of blood products and how to avoid unnecessary waste and costs for the hospital. For general surgery practitioners, this book will provide practical guidelines on how to use blood products rationally for best medical practice. Internists will also gain insight from this book, learning which patients are at higher risk of bleeding during surgery so that they can alert their clinical colleagues. Focuses on the clinical tests that may be done during preoperative assessment, intraoperative, and postoperative assessment and management Explains new decision-support software developed by the authors as a tool for the management of bleeding patients Reviews common coagulation based tests (indication and interpretation) that are used to assist in the management of bleeding patients Provides an overview of various blood products, pharmacotherapeutic agents, antiplatelets, and anticoagulants, their usage strategy, indications, and therapy goals

Mollison's Blood Transfusion in Clinical Medicine

Mollison's Blood Transfusion in Clinical Medicine
  • Author : Harvey G. Klein,David J. Anstee
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-02-03
  • Total pages :944
  • ISBN : 9781405199407
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Summary : Mollison's Blood Transfusion in Clinical Medicine is an icon in the field of transfusion and the first edition was published in 1951. The book arose from the concept of the transfusionist, as both scientist and expert consultant. For many years, this text has provided the primary, and often the sole, reference for detailed information and practical experience in blood transfusion. The book is completely revised and updated throughout to include the latest advances and developments in the field.

Immunologic Concepts in Transfusion Medicine - E-Book

Immunologic Concepts in Transfusion Medicine - E-Book
  • Author : Robert W Maitta
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-08-27
  • Total pages :380
  • ISBN : 9780323675109
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Summary : Immunological Concepts in Transfusion Medicine provides a thorough discussion of the immune aspects of blood component transfusion, with in-depth information on the intricacies of immune responses to blood components and the immune processes that may be initiated in response to blood exposure. Written to increase knowledge and awareness of immune challenges such as alloimmunization and transfusion-related acute lung injury, this title bridges current basic scientific discoveries and the potential effects seen in blood recipients. Complies the knowledge and expertise of Dr. Robert Maitta, an expert in immune responses and antibody function/structure studies. Helps clinicians in the daily practice of caring for patients in need of transfusion support, as well as physicians in training when considering utilizing blood transfusions in a limited scope or in the setting of massive transfusion. Includes an immunology primer as an introduction to in-depth chapters covering allergic immune reactions to blood components, transfusion-related immunomodulation, fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia and neonatal neuthropenia, complications of haploidentical and mismatched HSC transplantation, chimeric antibody receptor therapies, and much more. Consolidates today’s available information on this timely topic into a single, convenient resource.

Practical Hemostasis and Thrombosis

Practical Hemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Author : Nigel S. Key,Michael Makris,David Lillicrap
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-11-29
  • Total pages :488
  • ISBN : 9781118344750
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Summary : Designed as a practical, succinct guide, for quick reference by clinicians with everyday questions, this title guides the reader through the range of approaches available for diagnosis, management, or prevention of hemorrhagic and thrombotic diseases or disorders. Provides essential practical management for all those working in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis Includes new chapters on direct oral anticoagulants, acquired inhibitors of coagulation, and expanded discussion of thrombotic microangiopathies Covers in a clear and succinct format, the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of thrombotic and haemostatic disorders Follows templated chapter formats for rapid referral, including key points and summary boxes, and further reading Highlights controversial issues and provides advice for everyday questions encountered in the clinic

Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia

Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Author : Theodore Warkentin,Andreas Greinacher
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-12-05
  • Total pages :627
  • ISBN : 0824758846
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Summary : Taking stock of advances in clinical recognition, laboratory testing, and pharmacologic therapy as well as basic aspects of pathogenesis, the Third Edition of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia reinforces its standing as the leading guide to accurate diagnosis and effective management of this complex condition. Featuring added chapters on bivalirudin

Platelets

Platelets
  • Author : Alan D. Michelson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-08-29
  • Total pages :1376
  • ISBN : 0080465862
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Summary : PLATELETS is the definitive current source of state-of-the-art knowledge about platelets and covers the entire field of platelet biology, pathophysiology, and clinical medicine. Recently there has been a rapid expansion of knowledge in both basic biology and the clinical approach to platelet-related diseases including thrombosis and hemorrhage. Novel platelet function tests, drugs, blood bank storage methods, and gene therapies have been incorporated into patient care or are in development. This book draws all this information into a single, comprehensive and authoritative resource. · First edition won Best Book in Medical Science Award from the Association of American Publishers · Contains fourteen new chapters on topics such as platelet genomics and proteomics, inhibition of platelet function by the endothelium, clinical tests of platelet function, real time in vivo imaging of platelets, and inherited thrombocytopenias · A comprehensive full color reference comprising over 70 chapters, 1400 pages, and 16,000 references

Hematology and Coagulation

Hematology and Coagulation
  • Author : Amer Wahed,Amitava Dasgupta
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-01-21
  • Total pages :324
  • ISBN : 9780128003817
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Summary : Hematology and Coagulation is a clear and easy-to-read presentation of core topics and detailed case studies that illustrate the application of hematopathology knowledge to everyday patient care. In order to be successful, as well as to pass the American Board of Pathology examination, all pathology residents must have a good command of hematopathology, including the challenging topics of hematology and coagulation. Hematology and Coagulation meets this challenge head on. This basic primer offers practical examples of how things function in the hematopathology clinic as well as useful lists, sample questions, and a bullet-point format ideal for quick pre-board review. This book provides only the most clinically relevant examples designed to educate senior medical students, residents and fellows and "refresh" the knowledge base, without overwhelming students, residents, and clinicians. Takes a practical and easy-to-read approach to understanding hematology and coagulation at an appropriate level for both board preparation as well as a professional refresher course Covers all important clinical information found in larger textbooks in a more succinct and easy-to-understand manner Covers essential concepts in hematopathology in such a way that fellows and clinicians understand the methods without having to become specialists in the field

Transfusion Medicine and Scientific Developments

Transfusion Medicine and Scientific Developments
  • Author : A.W.M.M. Koopman-van Gemert
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-07-05
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 9789535133193
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Summary : Transfusion Medicine and Scientific Developments focuses on unknown aspects of blood cells and transfusion practice. Blood transfusion medicine has become a sophisticated and specialized field of medicine. Some aspects will be discussed in this book. The book has been divided into three sections. The first section includes chapters describing the immunological and coagulation-assisting functions of red blood cells and methods to measure their life span. The second section discusses the role of platelets in inflammatory processes. The third section reviews functional dose of RBC transfusions and transfusion practice in various clinical settings.

Perioperative Transfusion Medicine

Perioperative Transfusion Medicine
  • Author : Bruce D. Spiess,Richard K. Spence,Aryeh Shander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :697
  • ISBN : 0781737559
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Summary : Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this volume is the most comprehensive, current reference on perioperative transfusion medicine and coagulation. It provides complete information on all current blood products and transfusion risks, transfusion and coagulation issues during the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative periods, and specific concerns in each surgical subspecialty. Eighteen new chapters in this edition cover blood shortages, economic concerns, emergency needs, virus transmission, parasitic and septic risks, immunosuppression risks, non-infectious risks, production and storage issues, hemoglobin-based oxygen-carrying solutions, perfluorocarbon-based oxygen-carrying solutions, preoperative plateletphoresis, volume resuscitation, antifibrinolytics, aprotinin, DDAVP, platelet inhibitors, burn patients, and post-surgical stress response.