ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Symptom-oriented approach to diagnosis of hematologic problems in critically ill patients Covers a wide range of scenarios commonly encountered in intensive care units Includes helpful flow charts to assist in diagnosis and decision making
This book covers a wide array of hematologic problems commonly encountered in the daily practice of critical care and emergency medicine. Prompt diagnosis is essential in patients admitted to intensive care units with hematologic disorders, but the presenting symptoms are frequently rather unspecific. This book recognizes the importance of accurate and speedy interpretation of symptoms in that the text is symptom oriented rather than disease oriented. Thus, the reader confronted with a particular clinical problem or symptom will be guided step by step to the possible underlying disorder(s). Scenarios considered include critical illness in patients with anemia, leukopenia, leukocytosis, abnormal platelet count, severe transfusion reactions, and drug-induced hematologic disorders. Helpful flow charts are included to assist in decision making. Although the book is intended mainly for intensivists, other specialists will find much information of value for their daily practice.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Anemia - Critical Illness - Hematological Illness - Leukemia - Low Platelet
Related subjects » Critical Care & Emergency Medicine - Internal Medicine - Pharmacology & Toxicology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword.- Preface.-The Anemic Critically Ill Patient: What is Anemia? Is this Patient really Anemic? Hemoglobin and Hematocrit, Different Volumes, Different Anemias, Acute or Chronic Anemia, Diagnostic Algorythm.-The Leukopenic Critically Ill Patient: What is Leukopenia, Isolated and Combined Leukopenia,Diagnostic Algorythm.-The critically ill patient with Leukocytosis: What is leukocytosis, Non-infective conditions associated with leukocytosis, Diagnostic Algorhythm.- The Critically Ill Patient with an Abnormal Platelet Count: Hypopiastrinemia, Hyperpiastrinemia, Diagnostic Algorhythm.- The Critically Ill Patient with a Suspected Severe Transfusional Reaction: The Transfusion Reactions, Transfusion-associated Acute Lung Injury, Transfusion-associated Fluid Overload, Diagnostic Algorhythm.- Drugs and blood cells.