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Practical Transfusion Medicine / Edition 2

Practical Transfusion Medicine / Edition 2


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The principles, use, practical aspects, complications, and potential advances of transfusion medicine are described in this concise textbook. The second ed. contains new chapters on stem cell processing, recombinant antibodies/proteins, transfusion in the tropics, design of clinical trials, and advances since 1975 and into the future. The text is clearly organized, with many headers and frequent use of bulleted lists, making it useful for rapid access of information. The 39 chapters were written by specialists, the majority of whom are based in the UK, though some are in France, Italy, and the US. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9781405118446
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/15/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL F. MURPHY, Professor of Blood Transfusion Medicine, University of Oxford, UK

DAVID J. ROBERTS, Professor of Haematology, University of Oxford, UK

MARK H. YAZER, Professor of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, USA; Adjunct Professor of Clinical Immunology, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

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Table of Contents

List of contributorsvii
Part 1Basic principles of transfusion
2Essential immunology for transfusion medicine13
3Human blood group systems24
4Human leucocyte antigens36
5Human platelet and neutrophil antigens51
Part 2Clinical transfusion practice
6Effective use of blood components65
7Bleeding in surgical patients77
8Prenatal and childhood transfusions87
9Haematological disease108
10Organ transplantation119
11Inherited and acquired coagulation disorders125
12Uses of intravenous immunoglobulin139
Part 3Complications of transfusion
13Haemolytic transfusion reactions147
14Febrile reactions and transfusion-related acute lung injury157
15Urticarial and anaphylactic reactions164
16Bacterial contamination168
17Post-transfusion purpura175
18Immunomodulation and graft-versus-host disease179
19Transfusion-transmitted infections192
Part 4Practice in blood centres and hospitals
20Donors and blood collection213
21Testing of blood donations222
22Production and storage of blood components231
23Medicolegal aspects244
24Blood tranfusion in hospitals249
25Autologous tranfusion263
Part 5Developments in transfusion medicine
26Blood substitutes279
27Cytokines, stem cells and immunotherapy287
28Cord blood banking308
29Tissue banking317
30Therapeutic apheresis327
31Gene therapy336

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"This book should be a standard reference volume in every blood bank and department of hematology in virtually every hospital. The editors should be commended for compiling such a readable text that is clear and easily understood which also contains consistent themes about transfusion practices and the dangers of allogenic blood." (SABM Newsletter, Summer 2010)

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