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First published in 1925, this two-volume work deals with the blood's role in respiration. This first volume analyses the effect of high altitudes on the blood's ability to retain and diffuse oxygen. The text is illustrated with diagrams, maps and photographs relating to the changes human physiology undergoes at altitude, including changes in circulation rate, pulse and the nature of red corpuscles. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of medicine or in haematology.
First published in 1925, this two-volume work deals with the blood's role in respiration. This second volume deals with haemoglobin as a chemical substance. The text is illustrated with diagrams and drawings relating to, among other things, haemoglobin's specificity, its manufacture in the body and how it is affected by temperature changes. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of medicine or in haematology.
This book is designed to assist practitioners in managing patients who present with difficult cases of the most common hematological malignancies. The scenarios covered are those that are likely to be encountered in patients with the various forms of Hodgkin's lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and leukemia. In each of the three sections devoted to these malignancies, multiple cases are presented. The case discussions follow a standard format. A clinical description is followed by a pathological description documenting information relevant to diagnosis and by details of staging work-up, including images. The treatment options are then discussed at length, highlighting relevant literature for each option. Finally, the treatment delivered is identified and images of the planning technique/modality used are provided. This book will be an invaluable aid to decision making for radiation oncologists and will also be of interest for hematologists.
This book discusses key aspects of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), presenting the latest research on the biology and treatment of the disease and related issues. The cure rate for ALL has improved dramatically due to advances such as supportive care, treatment stratification based on relapse risk, and the optimization of treatment regimens. Gathering contributions by eminent scholars Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is a valuable resource for pediatric hematologists as well as for medical students, interns, residents and fellows. It not only offers comprehensive insights, but also provides a springboard for future research.
Get the expert guidance you need to offer your patients the best possible outcomes with Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice, 7th Edition. This thoroughly up-to-date text contains both unparalleled scientific content and must-know clinical guidance, so you can enhance your problem-solving skills and make optimal use of the newest diagnostic techniques and therapeutic options in this fast-changing field. Delivers state-of-the-art information and guidance from editors and global contributors who are at the forefront of their respective subspecialty areas. Features sweeping content updates throughout, including basic science research which serves as a foundation for modern hematology, recent advances in stem cell transplantation, clinical advances in the treatment of each of the hematologic malignancies, immune checkpoint inhibitors, molecular diagnostics, transfusion medicine, and much more. Includes several new chapters including Epigenetics and Epigenomics, Stem Cell Model of Hematologic Diseases, Multiple Myeloma, IND Enabling Processes for Cell-Based Therapies, and Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Hematologic Malignancies. New Virtual Microscope with the ability to zoom in on high-quality digital hematopathology slides and frequent content updates accessible anywhere, any time on your favorite digital device. Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, Q&As, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
The essential work in HIV for providers and pharmacists, updated for 2019 Includes CME access code for 2019 AAHIVS or AAHIVE accreditation! Assembled by the leading educational organization in HIV medicine, AAHIVM's Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2019 is an end-to-end clinical resource for the treatment of individuals with HIV/AIDS. It offers state-of-the-art continuing education for physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and other professionals working in the care of HIV patients. Along with updates to the classic domains of HIV medicine, this new edition features expanded coverage of emerging topics, including: behavioral and therapeutic interventions to HIV prevention; updates on the pursuit of a cure; new DHHS and IAS guidelines and their clinical implications; and the myriad issues around aging with HIV. Embodying the American Academy of HIV Medicine's commitment to excellence in the care of seropositive patients, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2019 is a must-have for health professionals across HIV care, treatment, and prevention. Note: This edition includes a login for online CME questions and accreditation
This book integrates recent advances in molecular and cell biology of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) with developments in clinical research in stem cell-based therapy-providing an up-to-date review of novel cytokines and cellular components; animal models; cell preparation, selection, and collection; minimal residual disease and purging; expansion of progenitor cells; allogeneic and autologous transplantation; cellular gene and immunotherapy; and more. Examines key areas for treatment with HSC, including ambulatory care and monitoring, regimen-related toxicities, immunodeficiency and immunization, infection, chronic graft-versus-host and disease, secondary malignancies, and long-term quality of life. Covering stem cell pool regulation and the complex interplay of extrinsic and intrinsic events, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation summarizes current understanding and development of clinical allogeneic HSC transplantation discusses the use of allogeneic transplantations with reduced conditioning regimen or mini-transplantation considers various strategies for mobilization of HSCs from peripheral blood (PB) of normal donors details detection of bone marrow contamination by tumor cells and removal procedures focuses on efforts to increase the ex vivo transduction efficiency of human HSCs with retroviral vectors explores the effects of growth factor administration and leukapheresis on PB stem cell donors shows the impact of CD34+ cell isolation and the relevance of expansion of HSC from bone marrow for clinical use reveals how minimal residue disease detection assays are crucial for tracking the clinical significance of infused tumor cells employs automated fluorescence image cytometry to study early HSC behavior following seeding Incorporating contributions from over 90 researchers who cite more than 2180 references to encourage continued study,
Red blood cells in humans-and most other mammals-have a tendency to form aggregates with a characteristic face-to-face morphology, similar to a stack of coins. Known as rouleaux, these aggregates are a normally occurring phenomenon and have a major impact on blood rheology. What is the underlying mechanism that produces this pattern? Does this really happen in blood circulation? And do these rouleaux formations have a useful function? The first book to offer a comprehensive review of the subject, Red Blood Cell Aggregation tackles these and other questions related to red blood cell (RBC) aggregates. The book covers basic, clinical, and physiological aspects of this important biophysical phenomenon and integrates these areas with concepts in bioengineering. It brings together state-of-the-art research on the determinants, mechanisms, and measurement and effects of RBC aggregation as well as on variations and comparative aspects. After an introductory overview, the book outlines factors and conditions that affect RBC aggregation. It presents the two hypotheses-the bridging model and the depletion model-that provide potential mechanisms for the adhesive forces that lead to the regular packing of the cells in rouleaux formations. The book also reviews the methods used to quantify RBC aggregation in vitro, focusing on their importance in clinical practice. Chapters discuss the effect of RBC aggregation on the in vitro rheology of blood as well as on tube flow. The book also looks at what happens in the circulation when red blood cells aggregate and examines variations due to physiological and pathophysiological challenges. The concluding chapter explores the formation of red blood cell aggregates in other mammals. Written by leading researchers in the field, this is an invaluable resource for basic science, medical, and clinical researchers; graduate stu
First Published in 1988, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide into the functions and treatment of the Blood Vessels. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, diagrams, and references this book serves as a useful reference for Students of Medicine, and other practitioners in their respective fields.
First Published in 1988, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide into the workings and treatment of the Blood Vessels. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, diagrams, and references this book serves as a useful reference for Students of Medicine, and other practitioners in their respective fields.
First published in 1985: This volume describes the various procedures in Hemapheresis. This a medical technology in which the blood of a person is passed through an apparatus that separates out one particular constituent and returns the remainder to the circulation.
The book depicts the various roles of platelets in a variety of cardio-metabolic diseases. Traditional and non-traditional platelet functions are described in detail in atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, myocardial infarction, and other vascular pathologies. Particular focus is put on platelets as a link between haemostasis and inflammation contributing to both. Last but not least the books links the most recent advances in basic sciences with promising novel therapeutic applications and first results of clinical trials. The book is written for biomedical scientists in the sub disciplines vascular biology, biochemistry and immunology; and it as well will be of interest and value for academic physicians like cardiologists, hematologists, general internists and vascular surgeons.
Research on abnormal human hemoglobins (protein in blood that carries oxygen), has taught us about the inheritance, biochemistry, and distribution of these traits. Th is knowledge, coupled with mathematical research using computer models of population genetics, has enabled researchers to marry biological fact and genetic theory.
This volume places medical understanding in an evolutionary framework. Using published data on the frequencies of abnormal hemoglobins in the world's populations, Livingston analyzes and interprets these frequencies in the light of world distribution of diff erent forms of diseases such as malaria. He further develops the genetic theory of the evolutionary homeostasis.
Livingston discusses the relation of abnormal hemoglobins to endemic malaria and, shows how natural selection pressures explain the known distribution of these traits. Where non-coinciding distributions arise, the book presents other genetic, anthropological, evolutionary, and epidemiological evidence to explain these discrepancies. This classic work remains a useful sourcebook for professors and graduate students of anthropology, genetics, epidemiology, and hematology.
Frank B. Livingstone was professor emeritus of biological anthropology at the University of Michigan. He recieved the Martin Luther King Award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for his groundbreaking research on sickle cell anemia and is the author of Data on the Abnormal Hemoglobin's and Glucose-Six-Phosphate Deficiency in Human Populations.
Jonathan Marks is a professor of anthropology, at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of all aspects of childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, from basic biology to supportive care. It offers new insights into the genetic pre-disposition to the condition and discusses how response to early therapy and its basic biology are utilized to develop new prognostic stratification systems and target therapy. Readers will learn about current treatment and outcomes, such as immunotherapy and targeted therapy approaches. Supportive care and management of the condition in resource poor countries are also discussed in detail. This is an indispensable guide for research and laboratory scientists, pediatric hematologists as well as specialist nurses involved in the care of childhood leukemia.
Ideal as a quick, easy-to-use reference in the laboratory or clinical setting, Atlas of Diagnostic Hematology is an abundantly illustrated guide to the vast range of malignant and non-malignant disorders of the blood. More than 1,200 vibrant, full-color images enable you to identify and compare the unique clinical and histologic features of various blood disorders and confidently reach a diagnosis. Coverage includes photos of actual cases that span the entire range of this complex field, including rare conditions and difficult diagnoses. Features more than 1,200 images including full-color pathologic and clinical images covering a wide range of hematologic malignant and non-malignant conditions. Covers a range of disease stages, from the slightest indication where a diagnosis can be complicated or missed entirely, to what the average blood or biopsy sample signifying disease may look like, to an advanced stage where disease indications are abundantly clear. Helps you distinguish between similar and overlapping features and symptoms to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. Provides up-to-date information on infectious processes in blood and bone marrow, classification system of myeloid neoplasms, and indolent and aggressive mature T and NK-cell lymphomas. Includes diagnostic algorithms with differential diagnoses for conditions with similar histologic features and clinical symptoms. Contains the latest WHO classifications for pathologic, genetic, and clinical information. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
This issue of Hematology/Oncology Clinics, Guest Edited by Dr. Raymond L. Comenzo, is devoted to Systemic Amyloidosis due to Monoclonal Immunoglobulins. This issue is one of six selected each year by our series Consulting Editors, George P. Canellos and Edward J. Benz. Topics discussed in this important issue include: The Spectrum of Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Diseases, Systemic Amyloidosis due to Clonal Plasma Cell Diseases, Systemic Amyloidosis due to Low-grade Lymphomas, The Process of Amyloid Formation due to Monoclonal Immunoglobulins, Cardiac Involvement, Renal Involvement, Liver and Gastrointestinal Involvement, Peripheral Nervous System Involvement, Options for Chemotherapy, Stem-cell Mobilization and Autologous Transplant, Monoclonal Antibody Therapies, Solid Organ Transplant, Supportive Care, Patient Voices, and Future Perspectives.
Gulati's updated, comprehensively illustrated guide makes the process of grading blood cell morphology more immediately practical for laboratory professionals - and more meaningful for patient management. Entirely new features of the second edition include summary tables of grading criteria for abnormalities of red cells, white cells and platelets, and a self-assessment test, with 25% more images than the first edition.
This supplement issue of 'Oncology Research and Treatment' contains contributions discussing the subject in-depth. 'Oncology Research and Treatment' is a well-respected, international peer-reviewed journal in oncology. Supplement issues are included in the subscription.
Thalassemia is one of the most common genetic disorders worldwide and presents major public health and social challenges in areas of high incidence. The frequency of this disorder varies considerably with geographic locations and racial groups. Thalassemia refers to a group of inherited hemolytic anemia disorders that involve defects in the synthesis of hemoglobin - or -polypeptide chains. It leads to decreased hemoglobin production and hypochromic microcytic anemia associated with erythrocyte dysplasia and destruction. Homozygous -thalassemia (also known as thalassemia major, Cooley's anemia, or Mediterranean anemia) is associated with the most severe signs and symptoms. Thalassemia major (TM) is a life-threatening condition that commonly manifests during early infancy, after which progressive pallor, severe anemia, and failure to thrive are common. Children with TM often develop feeding problems, recurrent fever, bleeding tendencies (especially epistaxis), susceptibility to infection, pathologic fractures of long bones and vertebrae, endocrine abnormalities, splenomegaly, lack of sexual maturation, and growth retardation. This book discusses cures and treatments available for thalassemia, as well as the causes and the type of long-term health outcomes it may cause.
Aging of somatic stem cells reduces cell function and results in dysfunctional organs and tissues, making it an underlying cause of diseases associated with aging. It might even be the primary cause for age-associated attrition of tissue function in organs that heavily rely on stem cells for maintaining homeostasis, like the skin, blood and intestines. Understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved is critical for developing approaches to attenuate stem cell aging and could pave the way for improved quality of life among the elderly. Written by highly prominent experts in the field, this book presents the current state of knowledge on these mechanisms. It offers insights into stem cell function, explains in detail the mechanisms of stem cell aging in model organisms as well as mammalian systems and describes related diseases and approaches to attenuating stem cell aging or achieving rejuvenation. The book is intended for all scientists and clinicians working with stem cells, aging mechanisms or age-related diseases.
Evolution in the field of diagnostic hematopathology has been remarkable. The World Health Organization (WHO) classification scheme for hematologic neoplasms has achieved widespread endorsement and acceptance in clinical practice. This volume integrates proposed WHO 2016 recommendations and highlights areas in which further classification revisions may occur, or areas in which criteria are controversial. In addition, the immunophenotypic and molecular genetic tests of greatest value in diagnoses, risk assessment, and disease monitoring are highlighted in the text. The substantial focus on molecular genetic findings for each neoplasm parallels the ever-expanding role of genetics in disease classification and risk assessment. Key problem areas and differential diagnostic considerations are also included for each neoplastic disease category. Although primary blood and bone marrow neoplasms are the focus of this text, metastatic neoplasms in bone marrow are also covered. This atlas will provide readers with comprehensive information necessary for the clinical assessment of bone marrow neoplasms for years to come.
This issue of Hematology/Oncology Clinics, Guest Edited by Dr. John P. Leonard, is devoted to Mantle Cell Lymphoma. This issue is one of six selected each year by our series Consulting Editors, George P. Canellos and Edward J. Benz. Topics discussed in this important issue include: Molecular pathogenesis of Mantle Cell Lymphoma; MCL and cell cycle dysregulation; Heterogeneity in MCL biology and outcomes; Watch and wait in mantle cell lymphoma; Limited stage mantle cell lymphoma; Initial and consolidation therapy for younger patients with MCL; Approach to the initial treatment of older patients with MCL; Current and future approaches to the use of minimal residual disease monitoring in the treatment of patients with MCL; Bruton's Tyrosine Kinase inhibitors for treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma; BTKi resistance in MCL; Blastoid MCL; Allogeneic transplant and CAR-T cell therapy in MCL; Quality of life considerations and chronic therapy in management of patients with MCL; and Key clinical and translational research questions.
From ASCP Press comes the BOC Study Guide for Phlebotomy Second Edition, a comprehensive tool designed to prepare phlebotomy students and professionals for their BOC Certification Exams, and assist instructors in developing written competency assessments. Improved and expanded from the first edition with over 1,300 study questions Questions and images appear as they do on the latest BOC Phlebotomy certification exam Updated for all curriculum areas required by the BOC Content recently evaluated by BOC-selected reviewers Information on the BOC Exam, plus sample study workflows and exam preparation tips
This book presents the latest evidence and guidelines supporting the use of anticoagulant therapy for various clinical scenarios. The field of anticoagulation therapy is evolving rapidly, particularly since the arrival and widespread adoption of direct oral anticoagulants. Organized in two parts, this book reviews the pharmacologic properties of various anticoagulants and details the clinical applications of anticoagulant therapy. Drugs such as warfarin and unfractionated heparin, as well as parenteral and direct oral anticoagulants are discussed in terms of their pharmacokinetics, drug-disease interactions, dosing strategies, and risk considerations. Clinical applications of anticoagulant therapy in disorders such as acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation, and thrombophilia and in special populations such as pregnant women, the elderly, and in the patient with cancer are highlighted. Clinical vignettes, algorithms, clinical pearls, and self-assessment questions are integrated throughout the book. Featuring contributions from authorities in the field, Anticoagulation Therapy is an essential resource for cardiologists, vascular medicine specialists, hematologists, internists, and all other healthcare professionals who prescribe anticoagulants.
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