Platelets

Platelets

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PLATELETS is the definitive current source of state-of-the-art knowledge about platelets and covers the entire field of platelet biology, pathophysiology, and clinical medicine. Recently there has been a rapid expansion of knowledge in both basic biology and the clinical approach to platelet-related diseases including thrombosis and hemorrhage. Novel platelet function tests, drugs, blood bank storage methods, and gene therapies have been incorporated into patient care or are in development. This book draws all this information into a single, comprehensive and authoritative resource.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1376 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 55.9mm | 2,721.59g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 350 illustrations (100 in full color); Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123693675
  • 9780123693679
  • 1,762,500

Review quote

"...a clearly written, concise, and comprehensive discussion of platelets and their disorders that will be useful to anyone whose professional activity involves these important little cells."
--Journal of the American Medical Association

"...If you field platelet questions, you should get this book..."
- Valerie L. Ng, PhD, MD, Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital, FOR DOODY'S (4 Stars)

"This is a fantastic resource for anyone who treats patients with platelet disorders or is engaged in platelet or megakaryocyte-based research."
- BRITISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY

REVIEWS OF THE FIRST EDITION

"landmark...a useful, comprehensive reference"
- New England Journal of Medicine

"belongs on the bookshelf of every clinician who assesses patients with platelet disorders"
- The Lancet

"arguably the most complete compendium available on the subject that was once regarded as merely 'blood dust'."
- British Journal of Haematology

"a single-handed compilation of authoritative material"
- Transfusion

"a modern encyclopedia...stands out as the most comprehensive and up-to-date review of platelets yet published."
- Journal of Vascular Surgery

"beautifully organized"
- American Journal of Clinical Pathology
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Table of contents

Foreword
Biology
Tests of Platelet Function
The Role of Platelets in Disease
Disorders of Platelet Number and Function
Pharmacology: Antiplatelet Therapy
Pharmacology: Therapy to Increase Platelet Numbers and/or Function
Transfusion Medicine
Gene Therapy
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About Alan D. Michelson

Dr. Alan D. Michelson is Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also the Director of the Center for Platelet Research Studies and the Director of the Thrombosis Program and Anticoagulation Service at Children's Hospital Boston. After receiving his medical degree with honors from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 1974, Dr. Michelson continued his medical and research training on a Fulbright Scholarship at Children's Hospital Boston, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. He has been the principal investigator on approximately 100 research grants and has published over 400 original research articles, original research abstracts, and invited reviews. Dr. Michelson has been an invited speaker at over 180 major medical conferences worldwide and has been an invited participant at numerous national and international consensus conferences and workshops, including Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. He is the inventor on two U.S. patents.
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Review Text

"This is the second edition of a comprehensive book on everything you could ever possibly want to know about platelets...The purpose is to provide a comprehensive, definitive, and authoritative book on platelets. These are worthy objectives, well met in this updated edition...This book would interest anyone wanting to learn about platelets: physicians at all stages of training or practice, clinical laboratory scientists at any stage of training or practice, and basic scientists interested in learning about clinical aspects of platelets...This is the book I'll use whenever I have to answer any type of platelet question. If you field platelet questions, you should get this book, too."
- Valerie L. Ng, PhD, MD, Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital, FOR DOODY'S (4 Stars)

"...the book is a clearly written, concise, and comprehensive discussion of platelets and their disorders that will be useful to anyone whose professional activity involves these important little cells."
-Michael J. Domanski, MD, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, in JAMA

"This is a fantastic resource for anyone who treats patients with platelets disorders or is engaged in platelet or megakaryocyte-based research."
- BRITISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY "This is the second edition of a comprehensive book on everything you could ever possibly want to know about platelets...The purpose is to provide a comprehensive, definitive, and authoritative book on platelets. These are worthy objectives, well met in this updated edition...This book would interest anyone wanting to learn about platelets: physicians at all stages of training or practice, clinical laboratory scientists at any stage of training or practice, and basic scientists interested in learning about clinical aspects of platelets...This is the book I'll use whenever I have to answer any type of platelet question. If you field platelet questions, you should get this book, too."
- Valerie L. Ng, PhD, MD, Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital, FOR DOODY'S (4 Stars)

"...the book is a clearly written, concise, and comprehensive discussion of platelets and their disorders that will be useful to anyone whose professional activity involves these important little cells."
-Michael J. Domanski, MD, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, in JAMA

"This is a fantastic resource for anyone who treats patients with platelets disorders or is engaged in platelet or megakaryocyte-based research."
- BRITISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY
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