Concise Guide to Hematology is highly practical, user-friendly, and will be invaluable to all residents, fellows, and trainees working with hematology patients. Designed to highlight the important basic concepts and diseases throughout the spectrum of hematology, the book has a clear and accessible format and includes simple line figures, algorithms, and key points thoughout. Each chapter begins with an overview and then main concepts are outlined for each disorder and topic covered. Edited by two leading figures in the rapidly evolving field of hematology, this attractively-produced and concise book is an essential guide and ready resource for all those undertaking rotations and examinations in the discipline.
List of Contributors ix Preface xii 1 Introduction to Hematology 1 Alvin H. Schmaier 2 Hematopoiesis 6 Yuan Lin and Stanton L. Gerson 3 Red Blood Cell Biochemistry and Physiology 16 Kevin T. McDonagh 4 Anemia: Clinical Approach 24 Peter W. Marks 5 Iron Deficiency 35 Alice Ma 6 Vitamin-B12 (Cobalamin) and Folate Deficienc, 44 As'ok C. Antony 7 Congenital Hemolytic Anemia, 62 Archana M. Agarwal and Josef T. Prchal 8 Acquired Hemolytic Anemia, 75 Scott D. Gitlin 9 Overview of Hemostasi, 91 Alvin H. Schmaier 10 Approach to the Bleeding Patien, 103 Alvin H. Schmaier 11 Congenital Bleeding Disorder, 112 Anjali A. Sharathkumar and Steven W. Pipe 12 Acquired Bleeding Disorder, 131 Howard A. Liebman 13 Platelet Function in Hemostasis and Inherited Disorders of Platelet Number and Function 140 A. Koneti Rao and David W. Essex 14 Acquired Thrombocytopenia 154 Theodore E. Warkentin and Andrew E. Warkentin 15 Thrombosis and Anticoagulation 174 Alvin H. Schmaier 16 Myeloid Cell Physiology and Disorders 184 Alvin H. Schmaier, Lilli M. Petruzzelli, Niels Borregaard and Laurence A. Boxer 17 Bone Marrow Structure and Diagnostic Testing 197 Howard J. Meyerson and Hillard M. Lazarus 18 Myeloproliferative Neoplasms and Myelodysplastic Syndromes 220 Gabriela Motyckova and Richard M. Stone 19 Acute Leukemia 235 Tsila Zuckerman and Jacob M. Rowe 20 Classifi cation of Lymphoma 251 Yi-Hua Chen and Amy Chadburn 21 Clinical Evaluation and Management of Lymphoma 268 Makiko Ban-Hoefen, Jonathan W. Friedberg and Richard I. Fisher 22 Plasma Cell Disorders 287 Sumit Madan and Philip R. Greipp 23 Pediatric Hematology 307 Sanjay P. Ahuja 24 Blood Banking 319 Lawrence Tim Goodnough 25 Transfusion Therapy 332 Beth H. Shaz and Christopher D. Hillyer 26 Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation 344 Hillard M. Lazarus 27 Atlas of Hematology Slides 363 Alvin H. Schmaier Index 389