A clear understanding of key areas in hematopathology, hematology and coagulation is essential for all trainees preparing to take their American Board of Pathology exams. This text offers a series of increasingly challenging multiple-choice questions and answers designed to helpstrengthen reader's knowledge. Question papers cover all areas of study, from red blood cell count and coagulation disorders to hematopoietic neoplasms. Each answer is accompanied by explanations and overviews of associated topics, enabling the ability to learn from mistakes and to revise effectively.
Each question builds on the next, enabling readers to progress steadily from basic to more challenging topics
Numerous real life examples are given, allowing readers to see and interpret lab values that they will encounter in practice
The question-and-answer format shows the reader how to approach questions in the exam
Part I. Non Neoplastic Hematology:
1. RBC disorders
Answers to chapter 1
Answers to chapter 1 (with explanations)
2. Non neoplastic WBC and platelet disorders
Answers to chapter 2
Answers to chapter 2 (with explanations)
3. Benign lymph node
Answers to chapter 3
Answers to chapter 3 (with explanations)
Part II. Hematopoietic Neoplasms:
4. Myeloid neoplasms
Answers to chapter 4
Answers to chapter 4 (with explanations)
5. Mature B cell lymphomas, plasma cell neoplasms and Hodgkin lymphoma
Answers to chapter 5
Answers to chapter 5 (with explanations)
6. Mature T cell and NK cell neoplasms
Answers to chapter 6
Answers to chapter 6 (with explanations)
Part III. Haemostasis and Coagulopathy:
7. Coagulation Disorders
Answers to chapter 7
Answers to chapter 7 (with explanations).
Amer Wahed, University of Texas Health Science Center
Amer Wahed trained in Internal Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, London, England, and in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Texas, Houston where he gained a fellowship in Hematopathology. Having worked in the private sector, he returned to the University of Texas in 2011 and is currently an associate professor as well as the associate program director for residency education.
Jesse Manuel Jaso, University of Texas Health Science Center
Jesse Manuel Jaso trained at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and trained in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He received fellowship training in Hematopathology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas and is the Medical Director of the Clinical Pathology laboratory at LBJ General Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Ashok Tholpady, University of Texas Health Science Center
Ashok Tholpady graduated from the University of Virginia and completed a residency in Clinical Pathology at the University of Texas and a fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at the NIH Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center. He currently serves as Assistant Director of Transfusion Medicine at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center where his research focus is on coagulation-based tests and clinical effectiveness for transfusion support.