Clinical Hematology: Theory and Procedures

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005 - Medical - 570 pages
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This established hematology text enters its Fourth Edition with even more of the focused coverage and learning tools that have made it so successful. Well illustrated and user-oriented, this new edition features extensive study and review tools, including learning objectives, case studies, procedure boxes, and review questions.

Each chapter includes reader-friendly features:

  • Chapters begin with a topical outline and behavioral objectives for a quick overview of content to be covered.
  • Chapters conclude with highlights and new review questions to reinforce the student's understanding of key concepts and aid in test preparation.
  • Summaries are highlighted for rapid reference and quick review.

Features you'll find in this Fourth Edition include:

  • Updated safety and phlebotomy information, and comprehensive coverage of automated instrumentation
  • New information on peripheral stem cell and bone marrow transplantation, cytokines and gene therapy, sickle cell anemia, genetic and molecular aspects of acute leukemias, and malignant lymphoid and plasma cell dyscrasias
  • A new expanded color insert increases coverage, allowing the user to view and differentiate hematologic disorders
  • Additional case studies help with critical thinking
  • Procedures are organized to adhere to the format suggested by the National Commission for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS)
 

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Contents

Chapter
15
Principles of Blood Collection
18
Chapter3
41
Chapter 4
64
ERYTHROCYTES
71
Erythrocyte Morphology and Inclusions
99
Chapter 7
112
Chapter 9
120
Nonmalignant Disorders of Granulocytes and Monocytes
206
Chapter 17
221
Characteristics of Leukemias and Lymphomas
244
Chapter 20
269
Chapter 21
293
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
321
PRINCIPLES AND DISORDERS
339
Chapter 24
369

Chapter 10
127
Chapter 11
133
Megaloblastic Anemias
145
Chapter 12
156
The Hemoglobinopathies
171
LEUKOCYTES
191
Chapter 25
399
Chapter 26
429
Chapter 27
482
Glossary
531
Appendices
544
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