Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology: Expert Consult: Online and Print

Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology: Expert Consult: Online and Print

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By (author) Barbara J. Bain, By (author) Imelda Bates, By (author) Mike A. Laffan, By (author) S. Mitchell Lewis

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  • Publisher: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • Format: Mixed media product | 668 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 246mm x 28mm | 1,225g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0702034088
  • ISBN 13: 9780702034084
  • Edition: 11, Revised
  • Edition statement: 11th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 330 illustrations (305 in full color)
  • Sales rank: 110,002

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This title is highly commended at 2012 BMA awards in Internal Medicine Category. Recognized worldwide as the standard reference work, "Dacie & Lewis Practical Haematology" is a must have reference for any haematology laboratory. It covers all of the techniques used in the investigation of patients with blood disorders, including the latest technologies as well as the tried and true manual methods of measurement. It discusses the principles of each test, possible causes of error, the rationale for choosing one method over another and the interpretation, significance and clinical relevance of these findings. Each chapter conforms to a template, providing quick access to key information.

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For more than 50 years the spirit of "Dacie and Lewis" has influenced the laboratory field of haematology. This new version of the classic textbook represents the 10th edition which continues to describe the many standard and novel techniques by hands-on recipes, from basic principles to perfectionism, including comments and pictures of pitfalls and critical interpretation of results. The methodologically laboratory basis for clinical haematology is an aspect not often covered in medical textbooks in the specialty. The tenth "Dacie and Lewis: Practical haematology" sets an impressive record and continues to succeed to solve the task with an excellent standard. -- European Journal of Haematology This book will remain the definitive reference source for established haematologists, biomedical scientists and research students interested in the scientific and practical aspects of haematology and for trainees in haematology who are particularly advised to read it before their exams---Royal College of Pathologists "This latest edition see a major overhaul of the design and layout, bringing a more colurful reading experience. A new, and welcome addition is the provision of online access to the full text at "ExperConsult.com "- which prevents shoulder strain on the commuting trainee." HaemTrainee, January 2013

Table of contents

1.Collection and handling of blood 2. Reference ranges and normal values 3. Basic haematological techniques 4. Preparation and staining methods for blood and bone marrow films 5. Blood cell morphology in health and disease 6. Supplementary techniques including blood parasite diagnosis 7. Bone marrow biopsy 8. Molecular and cytogenetic analysis 9. Iron deficiency anaemia and iron overload 10. Investigation of megaloblastic anaemia: cobalamin, folate and metabolite status 11. Laboratory methods used in the investigation of the haemolytic anaemias 12. Investigation of the hereditary haemolytic anaemias: membrane and enzyme abnormalities 13. Acquired haemolytic anaemias 14. Investigation of abnormal haemoglobins and thalassaemia 15. Erythrocyte and leucocyte cytochemistry 16. Immunophenotyping 17. Diagnostic radioisotopes in haematology 18. Investigation of haemostasis 19. Investigation of a thrombotic tendency 20. Laboratory control of anticoagulant, thrombolytic and antiplatelet therapy 21. Blood cell antigens and antibodies: erythrocytes, platelets and granulocytes 22. Laboratory aspects of blood transfusion 23. Approach to the diagnosis and classification of blood diseases 24. Laboratory organization and management 25. Quality assurance 26. Haematology in under-resourced laboratories 27. Appendix