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Hematology in Clinical Practice, Fifth Edition
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The most practical and efficient guide to the diagnosis and management of blood disorders – now in full color

200 full-color illustrations!

Hematology in Clinical Practice is a succinct, cutting-edge guide to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of red blood cells, white blood cells, and hemostasis, and the use of blood components for transfusion. Each disease state is discussed in detail, incorporating the pathophysiology, clinical features, up-to-date laboratory testing, and current management strategies into a comprehensive and practical approach to hematologic disorders.


  • New full-color presentation includes over 200 superb illustrations and classic images of blood morphology, tissue pathology, and clinical findings
  • New Case Histories introduce and continue through relevant chapters, highlighting critical clinical points for diagnosis and management
  • New end-of-chapter Points to Remember encapsulate key clinical information
  • New chapters include Anemia in the Elderly and expanded and updated coverage of Transplantation and treatment of hematologic malignancies
  • Outstanding collection of tables, charts, and illustrations that translate basic science into valuable clinical context
  • Strong focus on practical clinical management and supportive care
  • Coverage of state-of-the-art drugs and chemotherapies and thelatest advances in genetic testing and molecular pathways
  • Conveniently organized into sections on Red Cells, White Cells, Hemostasis, and Transfusion Medicine


Section I: Red Blood Cell Disorders
1. Normal Erythropoiesis
2. Clinical Approach to Anemia
3. Marrow-Damage Anemia
4. Anemias Associated with a Reduced Erythropoietin Response
5. Iron-Deficiency Anemia
6. Thalassemia
7. Hemoglobinopathies
8. Macrocytic Anemias
9. The Dysplastic and Sideroblastic Anemias
10. Blood Loss Anemia
11. Hemolytic Anemias
12. Anemia in the Elderly
13. Erythrocytosis and Polycythemia Vera
14. Disorders of Porphyrin Metabolism
15. Hemochromatosis
Section II: White Blood Cell Disorders
16. Normal Nyelopoiesis
17. Quantitative and Qualitative Disorders of Neutrophils
18. The Acute Myeloid Leukemias
19. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia and the Myeloproliferative Disorders
20. Normal Lymphhopoiesis and the Lymphatic System
21. Lymphopenia and Immune Deficiency
22. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Other Leukemic Lymphoproliferative Diseases
23. Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas
24. Hodgkin Lymphoma
25. Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
26. Plasma Cell Disorders
27. Monocyte-Macrophage Disorders
Section III: Disorders of Hemostatis
28. Normal Hemostatis
29. Clinical Approach to Bleeding Disorders
30. Vascular Purpura
31. Thrombocytopenia
32. Platelet Dysfunction and von Willebrand Disease
33. Hemophilia and Other Intrinsic Pathway Defects
34. Extrinsic and Common Pathway Coagulopathies
35. Consumptive Coagulopathies
36. Thrombotic Disorders
37. Anticoagulation in the Management of Thrombotic Disorders
Section IV: Transfusion Medicine
38. Blood Component Therapy


ISBN-13: 2370003219289
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (McGraw-Hill Medical)
Publication date: July, 2010
Pages: 512

Subcategories: Haematology


Robert S. Hillman, MD
Chairman Emeritus
Department of Medicine
Maine Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Maine Medical Center-Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
Kenneth A. Ault, MD
Director Emeritus
Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Portland, ME
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT
Michel Leporrier, MD
Professor of Hematology
Head, Clinical Hematology Department
Centre Hospitalier & Universitaire
Caen, France
Henry M. Rinder, MD
Director, Hematology Laboratory
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and
Internal Medicine (Hematology)
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT