- A concise, clinical handbook covering the whole of haematology
- Reflects current practice with up-to-date investigation and management
- Easy-to-understand and useful for all grades of medical, nursing, technical, and research staff
- Includes rare disorders as well as common conditions affecting both adults and children
- Practically focused, written by a team of experienced, practicing clinicians
New to this edition
- Contains all the latest guidelines and a brand new chapter on rare diseases
- All sections and protocols on malignant haematology have been completely revised
- Covers all major advances in the specialty including malignant haematology and transfusion medicine
The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology provides core and concise information on the entire spectrum of blood disorders affecting both adults and children. Updated for its fourth edition, it includes all major advances in the specialty, including malignant haematology, haemato-oncology, coagulation, transfusion medicine, and red cell disorders, with a brand new chapter on rare diseases. Practically focused, and specifically designed for ease-of-use, and rapid access to the information you need, this handbook is an indispensable resource on all aspects of haematology for all trainee doctors, nurses, technicians, and research professionals.
The handbook is divided into clinical approach and disease-specific areas. The clinical approach section outlines various symptoms and signs in patients with blood disease to enable the reader to formulate a sensible differential diagnosis beofre embarking on investigation and treatment. The disease-specific section is written by four authors whose expertise covers the whole breadth of diseases included in the book. All authors have contributed to national guidelines (e.g. British Committee for Standards in Haematology, BCSH) and are experts in the evidence base that exists for each topic. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology offers a concise and logical approach to caring for patients with diseases of the blood.
Readership: A wide appeal and readership amongst junior doctors and trainees in haematology, senior medical undergraduates, residents, interns and fellows, family doctors, intensive care staff and specialist nurses.
Review(s) from previous edition
"Doctors who are not specialists in haematology will find this an excellent summary of the main approaches to the diagnosis and management of the blood diseases commonly encountered in clinical practice. - Aslib Book Guide
Table of Contents
1: Clinical approach
2: Red cell disorders
3: White blood cell abnormalities
7: Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs)
9: Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT)
10: Haemostasis and thrombosis
12: Paediatric haematology
13: Haematological emergencies
14: Supportive care
15: Protocols and procedures
16: Haematological investigations
17: Blood transfusion
18: Rare diseases
A1: Haematology online
A2: Charts and nomograms
A3: Normal ranges
Drew Provan, Reader in Haematology, Barts & The London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, UK, Trevor Baglin, Consultant Haematologist, Addenbrookes NHS Trust Cambridge, UK, Inderjeet Dokal, Chair of Child Health; Centre Lead; Honorary Consultant, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry; Queen Mary University of London; Barts Health NHS Trust, UK, and Johannes de Vos, Consultant Haematologist, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford, UK
Drew Provan is currently Reader in Autoimmune Haematology at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Provan studied molecular genetics at Leicester University before studying medicine. Dr. Provan took up the post of Consultant Haematologist in Southampton in 1995, and moved to Barts and The London in 2000. As a general haematologist, his main area of interest within the field of haematology is immunohaematology which includes diseases such as autoimmune thrombocytopenia (ITP), neutropenia and haemolytic anaemia. Dr. Provan has established the UK ITP Registry (www.ukitpregistry.com <http://www.ukitpregistry.com>) and has recently published the Consensus guidelines for the diagnosis and management of ITP in children and adults published in Blood. He has written numerous peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and has authored several medical books including Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation.
Inderjeet Dokal graduated in Medicine from the University of Leicester in 1983. He moved to Hammersmith Hospital in 1984 where he received his post graduate clinical and research training. He was appointed Consultant in Paediatric Haematology in 1995 and was conferred the title of Professor of Haematology at Imperial College in 2003. In 2006 he was recruited to the Chair of Child Health at Barts and The London/Queen Mary University of London. Inderjeet Dokal's principal clinical and research interest is the in the field of bone marrow failure.
After graduation summa cum laude from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, Dr de Vos has worked in Belgium and the Netherlands before moving to the United Kingdom in 2004. After completing his higher medical training in Haematology and becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists he worked as a Haemato-Oncology consultant at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, United Kingdom, before moving to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, UK. With a broad interest in all aspects of haematology he is truly 'malignant at heart'. A true clinician Dr de Vos spends almost all his time at the bedside talking to and treating his patients. As a keen teacher he is keen to inspire and pass on in all his junior doctors and students a small part of what inspired him as a student about the incredible world of haematology.