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Author Mehta, Atul B., author

Title Haematology at a glance / Atul B. Mehta, A. Victor Hoffbrand
Edition Fourth edition
Published Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, 2014


Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series At a Glance
At a glance series (Oxford, England)
Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface to the fourth edition; Preface to the first edition; Glossary; Normal values; About the companion website; Part 1: Basic physiology and practice; 1: Haemopoiesis: physiology and pathology; Definition and sites; Stem and progenitor cells; Growth factors; Transcription factors; Signal transduction (Fig. 1.4); Apoptosis; Assessment of haemopoiesis; 2: Normal blood cells I: red cells; Peripheral blood cells; Red cells (erythrocytes); Haemoglobin; Red cell production; Reticulocytes; Erythropoietin; Red cell metabolism; Haematinics
3: Normal blood cells II: granulocytes, monocytes and the reticuloendothelial systemFunction of white cells; Neutrophils; Eosinophils; Basophils; Monocytes; Reticuloendothelial system; 4: Normal blood cells III: lymphocytes; Immune response; Natural killer cells; Immunoglobulins; Complement; 5: Lymph nodes, the lymphatic system and the spleen; Lymph and the lymphatic system; Functions of the spleen; 6: Clinical assessment; History; Anaemia; Leucopenia; Thrombocytopenia; Coagulation factor defects; Other symptoms; Family history; Drug history; Operations; Examination (Fig. 6.3)
Special investigations7: Laboratory assessment; Routine tests; Full blood count (see Normal values Table 8.1); Blood film; Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, plasma/whole blood viscosity and C-reactive protein; Bone marrow aspiration; Bone marrow trephine biopsy; Specialized tests; Flow cytometry; Chromosome analysis; DNA (genetic) abnormalities; Molecular techniques; Part 2: Red cell disorders; 8: General aspects of anaemia; Anaemia; Clinical features; Investigations; Anaemia of chronic disease; Pathogenesis; Treatment; Malignancy; Anaemia; Connective tissue disorders; Anaemia; Renal disease
AnaemiaPolycythaemia; Endocrine disease; Anaemia; Liver disease; Anaemia; 9: Iron I: physiology and deficiency; Distribution of body iron; Hepcidin; Iron intake, absorption and loss; Iron deficiency; Causes (Box 9.1); Clinical features; Laboratory findings; Other investigations; Treatment; 10: Iron II: overload and sideroblastic anaemia; Iron overload; Causes; Clinical features; Laboratory features; Treatment; Sideroblastic anaemia; Definition; Classification; Clinical and laboratory features; Treatment; Lead poisoning; Acute iron poisoning
11: Megaloblastic anaemia I: vitamin B12 (B12) and folate deficiency -- biochemical basis, causesBiochemical basis; B12 physiology (Fig. 11.2); Causes of B12 deficiency (Fig. 11.2); Inadequate diet; Malabsorption; Folate physiology; Causes of folate deficiency (Box 11.1); 12: Megaloblastic anaemia II: clinical features, treatment and other macrocytic anaemias; B12 deficiency; Clinical features; Laboratory findings; Tests for causes of B12 deficiency; Treatment; Folate deficiency; Tests for causes of folate deficiency; Treatment; Other causes of megaloblastic anaemia; Causes of macrocytosis
Summary Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, Haematology at a Glance, Fourth Edition is a broad and accessible introduction to the study of blood. Fully revised and updated to reflect advances in the field and in clinical practice, this new edition covers essential knowledge, from basic hematological physiology to blood disorders and their diagnosis and treatment. This new edition of Haematology at a Glance: Features expanded sections on the underlying mechanisms, diagnostic techniques and management of the malignant haematological dis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hematology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Blood -- Diseases -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Blood -- Diseases.
Hematologic Diseases
Blood Cells -- physiology
Hematopoiesis -- physiology
Hemostasis -- physiology
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Blood -- Diseases
Reading List HMM204 recommended text 2024
HME911 recommended text 2024
Genre/Form manuals (instructional materials)
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks and manuals.
Guides et manuels.
Form Electronic book
Author Hoffbrand, A. V., author
ISBN 9781118261200