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Transfusion Medicine: Case Studies and Clinical Management

Transfusion Medicine: Case studies and Clinical Management
  • Copyright:2012
  • ISBN:9781447121817
  • Pages:111

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  • An original collection of 30 transfusion medicine cases displaying specific diagnostic and therapeutic features
  • Each case is an illustration of an immune or microbial condition related to the use of blood, or the use of specific techniques, components and alternatives to blood in different clinical settings
  • Cases are presented in a fashion emulating the process of the making of clinical diagnosis and management decisions. Each case is drawn from a real-life situation, with minimal additions
  • At the end of each case there will be a concise summary of the salient features of the condition/method described.

Transfusion Medicine: Case Studies and Clinical Management is an excellent way to illustrate current thinking about how to manage common transfusion medicine problems. The case studies and their accompanying commentaries provide a practical and enjoyable way to learn.

Transfusion medicine emerged as a clinical discipline in its own right comparatively recently, having historically been a laboratory-based specialty. Its position among other clinical disciplines is peculiar; it belongs into hematology as much as into obstetrics; into surgery, or intensive care medicine, as much as into immunology; it has an important role in organ transplantation just as it does in acute trauma management. The physician specializing in transfusion medicine needs to understand the human body in its integrity, in health and in disease. Transfusion medicine is a holistic specialty par excellence. It also bridges the gap between the laboratory bench, where arcane serological problems can now be explained by means of molecular methods, and direct therapeutic application, such as in apheresis techniques.

This book is recommended this book as a valuable resource to raise interest in the subject of transfusion medicine and, more importantly, improve the quality of care provided to patients.