Pathophysiology of Blood Disorders

Pathophysiology of Blood Disorders

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A concise full-color review of the mechanisms of blood diseases and disorders a€“ based on a Harvard Medical School hematology course 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! qThis is a superb book. Deceptively small, yet packs a wallop. The emphasis on principles instead of practice is welcome....The text is clear, concise, and surprisingly approachable for what could have been a very dense and dry discussion. I could not put this book down and read it entirely in one sitting. When was the last time anyone found a hematology textbook so riveting?q--Doody's Review Service Hematological Pathophysiology is a well-illustrated, easy-to-absorb introduction to the physiological principles underlying the regulation and function of blood cells and hemostasis, as well as the pathophysiologic mechanisms responsible for the development of blood disorders. Featuring a strong emphasis on key principles, the book covers diagnosis and management primarily within a framework of pathogenesis. Authored by world-renowned clinician/educators at Harvard Medical School, Hematological Pathophysiology features content and organization based on a hematology course offered to second year students at that school. The book is logically divided into four sections: Anemias and Disorders of the Red Blood Cell, Disorders of Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Disorders of Leukocytes, and Transfusion Medicine; it opens with an important overview of blood and hematopoietic tissues. Features Succinct, to-the-point coverage that reflects current medical education More than 200 full-color photographs and renderings of disease mechanisms and blood diseases Each chapter includes learning objectives and self-assessment questions Numerous tables and diagrams encapsulate important information Incorporates the feedback of 180 Harvard medical students who reviewed the first draft -- so you know youa€™re studying the most relevant material possibleQUESTIONS. 1. You are running a large military blood bank in Afghanistan. During the height ofthe a€œtroop surge, a€ you ... Physical examination revealed a temperature of 103AdF, oral and pharyngeal mucositis, rales in her right lower lungs, andanbsp;...

Title:Pathophysiology of Blood Disorders
Author:Howard Franklin Bunn, Jon C. Aster
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2010-12-17


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