Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis

Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis
Author: Beth H. Shaz,Christopher D. Hillyer,Mikhail Roshal,Charles S. Abrams
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 1014
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 0123977886
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis continues to be the only "pocket-size" quick reference for pathology residents and transfusion medicine fellows. It covers all topics in blood banking, transfusion medicine, and clinical and laboratory based coagulation. Short, focused chapters, organized by multiple hierarchical headings, are supplemented with up to 10 suggested reading citations. This single reference covers essentially all the topics required to meet the goals and objectives of a major program in transfusion medicine and clinical coagulation. New chapters in the coagulation testing section reflect the development of new tests available and their incorporation into clinical practice. Coverage includes essential updates on the importance of new cellular therapies, peripheral blood and bone marrow hematopoietic progenitor cells, as well as cord blood banking and regenerative medicine. The authors also examine advances in the understanding of molecular testing and pathogen reduction in two separate quality control chapters (one for blood centers and one for hospitals). Updated content covers new coagulation tests, cellular therapies, and quality control issues Easy to use, with focused, well-defined chapters in a standardized format throughout Offers quick "cross-reference" lists at the end of each chapter Includes lists of common abbreviations and indexes that cross reference diagnostic, clinical and therapeutic commonalities

Transfusion Medicine Apheresis and Hemostasis

Transfusion Medicine  Apheresis  and Hemostasis
Author: Huy P. Pham,Lance A. Williams, III
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN: 0128040300
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transfusion Medicine Apheresis and Hemostasis Book Excerpt:

Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis: Review Questions and Case Studies is the collaborative effort that spanned a time period of 2 years and included 50 experts, many whom are national leaders in their respected fields. It also represents the passion and privilege we feel to teach the next generation of physicians in Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis. The main goal for this book is to help the readers build a solid foundation of both basic and advanced conceptual knowledge to prepare for the American Board of Pathology (ABP) certification exam in Transfusion Medicine. This book is not intended to be a substitute for textbooks, original research or review articles, and/or clinical training. Further, since the field of medicine, both from a scientific and regulatory perspective, rapidly changes, the readers are advised to continuously update their knowledge by attending national meetings and reading clinical journals. To equip the readers with the basic knowledge in critical reading and data analysis, which is an essential skill in daily medical practice, a novel chapter titled “Data Interpretation in Laboratory Medicine was included in this book. In this chapter, the readers are asked to make logical conclusions based on the given data and/or statistical results. Moreover, there is also a chapter on “Practical Calculations in Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis to help consolidate all the necessary formulas commonly used in daily practice for easy reference. These chapters are unique to our book and will not be found in any other currently on the market. All of the questions in this book were originally created by the authors of each chapter. Each question can either be standalone or part of a case scenario representing challenge cases in Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis. These questions often represent both rare and common clinical scenarios that the authors have seen during their clinical practice. Each question is then followed by 5 possible answers, with only one being correct (or the best answer). After the question, there is a conceptual explanation followed by a more factual explanation of the right and wrong answers. We gave the individual authors the freedom to choose how they explained the wrong answer choices. Some authors chose to be more direct (e.g. Answer A is incorrect because...), while other authors chose a more conversational style (e.g. Human resources (answer A) includes staffing, selection, orientation, training, and competency assessment of employees). This format is designed to help the student linking the conceptual and factual knowledge together to form a solid foundation for use in clinical practice. At the end of each chapter, there is a list of articles and textbooks that will prove useful to the motivated student who wishes to become an expert in the field. Another special feature to our textbook is the presence of a pre-test and post-test, which are provided to help the readers with self-assessment. As stated above, the main focus of this book is to help the readers preparing for the ABP certification exam in Transfusion Medicine. However, due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field of Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis, we believe that this book is also beneficial to and can be used by all clinicians involved in the management of complex transfusion, apheresis, and hemostasis issues, such as hematologists, anesthesiologists, surgeons, and critical care physicians. We further believe that it is a helpful guide for these specialists to prepare for their own specialty certification exam, when the topics are related to Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis.

Progress and Challenges in Transfusion Medicine Hemostasis and Hemotherapy

Progress and Challenges in Transfusion Medicine  Hemostasis  and Hemotherapy
Author: R. E. Scharf
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 3805586590
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progress and Challenges in Transfusion Medicine Hemostasis and Hemotherapy Book Excerpt:

Modern transfusion medicine is sophisticated hemotherapy. Cellular and humoral blood components can be relevant in virtually every disease, either as a primary determinant in pathophysiology or as a victim of collateral damage, e.g. during treatment with cytostatic drugs, or as crucial substrates in replacement and hemostasis-navigated hemotherapy. With its interdisciplinary approach modern hemotherapy is a paragon of translational research bridging the bench-to-bedside gap in biomedicine. The state-of-the-art contributions collected here aim to stimulate lively discussions ' not only among blood center professionals but also with blood and vascular biologists, hematologists, immunologists, anesthesiologists, intensive care specialists, surgeons, cardiologists, nephrologists, rheumatologists, and pulmonary and infectious disease specialists.

Surgical Intensive Care Medicine

Surgical Intensive Care Medicine
Author: John M. O'Donnell,Flávio E. Nácul
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN: 3319196685
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surgical Intensive Care Medicine Book Excerpt:

This third edition text has been largely rewritten to include the many important advances that have been made and the controversies that have arisen in the past years. New topics have been added including Oxygen Transport, Tissue Oxygenation Evaluation, Echocardiography in the Critically Ill, Bedside Ultrasonography, Critical Care Issues in Oncological Surgery Patients, Long-Term Outcome after Intensive Care, Therapeutic Hypothermia, Delirium, and Post-Operative Gastrointestinal Dysfunction. Chapters are written by high-quality contributors, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized researchers, speakers, and practitioners in Critical Care Medicine. Another important feature of this edition is the geographical diversity of its authors, including notable contributions from colleagues in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Surgical Intensive Care Medicine, Third Edition provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of the field, and will serve as a valuable resource for medical students, residents, critical care fellows in training, surgeons, anesthesiologists and physicians caring for the critically ill. ​

Transfusion Medicine

Transfusion Medicine
Author: Jeffrey McCullough
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN: 1119599555
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transfusion Medicine Book Excerpt:

Explore this concise and clinically focused approach to the field of blood banking and transfusion therapy The Fifth Edition of Transfusion Medicine delivers a succinct, thorough, clinically focused, practical and authoritative treatment of a full range of topics in transfusion therapy. This ranges from issues with the blood supply, recruitment of both whole blood and apheresis donors, blood collection and storage, blood testing, blood safety, and transmissible diseases. This edition has been fully updated and revised to include exciting cellular therapies for cancer, transplantation of both hematopoietic cells and solid organs, infectious diseases and regenerative medicine. The Fifth Edition includes new authors with highly relevant content that provides a solid grounding for readers in the field. The book: Is an approachable comprehensive guide to the field of blood banking and transfusion medicine Provides complete and timely perspective on crucial topics, including the HLA system in transfusion medicine and transplantation and quality programs in blood banking and transfusion medicine Is extensively referenced, making it simple for readers to conduct further research on the topics of interest to them Includes new chapters on pediatric transfusion medicine and pathogen reduction Has an expended chapter on patient blood management Provides extensive discussions of the clinical use of blood transfusion in a wide variety of clinical situations including recent development In the management of acute traumatic blood loss Provides updated information about blood groups and molecular testing making inroads into clinical practice along with discussions of laboratory detection of blood groups and provision of red cells Perfect for all those working in the field of blood banking, transfusion medicine and hematology or oncology and fellows in pathology, hematology, surgery and anesthesiology. Transfusion Medicine is a good introduction for technologists specializing in blood banking and non-medical personnel working in areas related to hematology and transfusion medicine. Transfusion Medicine will also earn a place in the libraries of practicing pathologists with responsibility for blood banks.

Clinical Principles of Transfusion Medicine

Clinical Principles of Transfusion Medicine
Author: Robert W Maitta
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2018-02-05
ISBN: 0323544592
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Principles of Transfusion Medicine Book Excerpt:

Offering a concise overview of transfusion medicine, including best practices for specific clinical settings, this practical resource by Dr. Robert W. Maitta covers the key information you need to know. Holistic, multidisciplinary coverage and a succinct, easy-to-read format make it essential reading for transfusion specialists, as well as practitioners in other specialties whose patients undergo blood transfusions. Covers the latest advancements in transfusion therapies, hematopoietic stem cells, infectious and non-infectious complications of transfusions, and future directions in transfusion medicine. Discusses special populations, including organ transplant patients; pediatric, obstetric, and geriatric patients; and patients undergoing emergency care. Consolidates fundamental clinical concepts and current practice of transfusion medicine into one convenient resource.

Manual of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking

Manual of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking
Author: Kenichiro Yagi,Marie Holowaychuk
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 1118933028
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking Book Excerpt:

Using a practical approach, the Manual of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking provides veterinary practitioners with evidence-based guidelines to refer to at the clinical practice level. Provides evidence-based information on transfusion medicine and blood banking practices Presents sections on recipient screening, donor selection, blood collection and storage, and how to meet blood product demands Includes useful protocols for transfusions and blood banking relevant to clinical practice Incorporates the balanced perspectives of veterinarians and veterinary technicians Contains information pertaining to large, small, and exotic animals

Principles of Transfusion Medicine

Principles of Transfusion Medicine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 984
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Blood
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine

Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
Author: Christopher D. Hillyer
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 887
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0443069816
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Book Excerpt:

Ever since the discovery of blood types early in the last century, transfusion medicine has evolved at a breakneck pace. This second edition of Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine is exactly what you need to keep up. It combines scientific foundations with today's most practical approaches to the specialty. From blood collection and storage to testing and transfusing blood components, and finally cellular engineering, you'll find coverage here that's second to none. New advances in molecular genetics and the scientific mechanisms underlying the field are also covered, with an emphasis on the clinical implications for treatment. Whether you're new to the field or an old pro, this book belongs in your reference library. Integrates scientific foundations with clinical relevance to more clearly explain the science and its application to clinical practice. Highlights advances in the use of blood products and new methods of disease treatment while providing the most up-to-date information on these fast-moving topics Discusses current clinical controversies, providing an arena for the discussion of sensitive topics. Covers the constantly changing approaches to stem cell transplantation and brings you the latest information on this controversial topic.

Perioperative Medicine E Book

Perioperative Medicine E Book
Author: Mark F. Newman,Lee A. Fleisher,Clifford Ko,Michael (Monty) Mythen
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN: 0323567207
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perioperative Medicine E Book Book Excerpt:

Based on the most current evidence and best practices, Perioperative Medicine: Managing for Outcome, 2nd Edition, is an easy-to-follow, authoritative guide to achieving optimal outcomes in perioperative care. Written and edited by recognized authorities in anesthesiology and surgical critical care, this fully updated edition helps you think critically about complex, long-term issues surrounding the care of the surgical patient, providing decision trees that define strategies to enhance the medical outcome of care. Focuses on what anesthesiologists, surgeons, and intensivists need to know in order to improve outcomes through evidence- and outcome-based approaches. Provides practical guidance on potential risks to all major organ systems, the etiology of particular organ dysfunctions, preoperative and intraoperative risk factors, and perioperative protection strategies to minimize potential complications. Features a consistent chapter format - with even more color-coded algorithms, summary tables, and boxes – that enables you to quickly explore and determine the best management approaches. Includes six all-new chapters: Perioperative Fluid Management; Delirium and POCD; Role of Palliative Care/ICU; Value-Based Care: The UK Model; CFO Perspective on Value; Hospital to Home (Perioperative Transitions of Care) Discusses timely topics such as quality improvement, pay-for-performance, preexisting disease and comorbid conditions in anesthesiology, and the team-based model of care. Features two new editors, surgeon Clifford Ko, MD, and Perioperative Summit leader, Michael (Monty) Mythen, MD.

Clinical Anesthesia

Clinical Anesthesia
Author: Paul G. Barash
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 1666
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780781787635
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Anesthesia Book Excerpt:

The premier single-volume reference in the field of anesthesia, Clinical Anesthesia is now in its Sixth Edition, with thoroughly updated coverage, a new full-color design, and a revamped art program featuring 880 full-color illustrations. More than 80 leading experts cover every aspect of contemporary perioperative medicine in one comprehensive, clinically focused, clear, concise, and accessible volume. Two new editors, Michael Cahalan, MD and M. Christine Stock, MD, join Drs. Barash, Cullen, and Stoelting for this edition. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text, plus access to enhanced podcasts that can be viewed on your desktop or downloaded to most Apple and BlackBerry devices.

New Advances in Hemostasis for Transfusion Medicine

New Advances in Hemostasis for Transfusion Medicine
Author: Morris R. Dixon,Daniel B. Brubaker
Publsiher: Amer Assn of Blood Banks
Total Pages: 116
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Advances in Hemostasis for Transfusion Medicine Book Excerpt:

Hematology in Clinical Practice

Hematology in Clinical Practice
Author: Robert Hillman,Kenneth Ault,Henry Rinder
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2005-06-01
ISBN: 9780071440356
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Controversies in Intensive Care Medicine

Controversies in Intensive Care Medicine
Author: Ralf Kuhlen,Rui P. Moreno,Marco Ranieri,Andrew Rhodes
Publsiher: MWV
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2015-02-12
ISBN: 3954661918
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controversies in Intensive Care Medicine Book Excerpt:

In recent years, many clinical interventions in intensive care medicine have been based on clear scientific evidence. However, at least as many clinical interventions still remain the subject of controversy, either due to a lack of rigorous data or due to the existence of conflicting data. In this book, these controversies are discussed by experts of international renown in their respective fields. The goal is twofold: To provide us with a balanced and unbiased presentation of the subject, explaining the different ‘schools of thought’ relevant to the controversy; To summarise the data with a clinically useful and valid recommendation for our practice. Virtually all fields of intensive care medicine are covered in more than 50 chapters dealing with controversies over treatment options in acute illness states, organising and providing care for acutely ill patients, as well as how to answer ethical questions arising in critical care medicine every day.

Transfusion Practice in Clinical Neurosciences

Transfusion Practice in Clinical Neurosciences
Author: Hemanshu Prabhakar,Monica S Tandon,Indu Kapoor,Charu Mahajan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2022-07-18
ISBN: 9811909547
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transfusion Practice in Clinical Neurosciences Book Excerpt:

Fluid management is the basis of all clinical management in neurosurgical patients. This is a complete book on transfusion practice in clinical neurosciences. It covers in detail the fluids and blood transfusion practice, also discussing the role of total parenteral nutrition in relation to neurologic patients. The importance of fluid management clinically can be seen as on one hand it plays a significant role in maintaining the hydration of the patient and on the other provides sufficient relaxation to the brain to facilitate surgery. The use of hyperosmolar therapy is unique to the practice of clinical neurosciences. Certain fluid types such as those containing glucose are detrimental to the brain. Likewise, large fluid shifts and blood loss are often observed during neurosurgical procedures. It is relevant to understand the physiology of blood and blood transfusion. This book covers all of these topics in their true relevance. It also provides an evidence-based practice of fluid administration for all neurologic patients including, pediatric and geriatric. The proposed book will be useful for trainees and clinicians in any field of clinical neurosciences. It would be very useful for residents and fellows pursuing their courses in neuroanesthesia, neurocritical care, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, anesthesia, and critical care. Fellows, Resident doctors, postgraduates, and even undergraduates would be benefited from this book. The book would be a ready-reckoner and useful during the clinical practice of physicians from varied specialties.

Handbook of Pediatric Transfusion Medicine

Handbook of Pediatric Transfusion Medicine
Author: Christopher D. Hillyer,Christopher Hillyer,Ronald Strauss,Naomi Luban
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2004-02-23
ISBN: 9780080491431
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Pediatric Transfusion Medicine Book Excerpt:

Structured to be a companion to the recently published Handbook of Transfusion Medicine, the Handbook of Pediatric Transfusion Medicine is dedicated to pediatric hematology-oncology and transfusion medicine, a field which remains ambiguous and which has generated few comprehensive texts. This book stands alone as one of the few texts that addresses transfusion issues specific to pediatric medicine. Written in an eminently readable style, this authoritative handbook is a requirement for any pediatric physician or caregiver. Neonatal and fetal immune response and in utero development issues Blood compatability and pre-transfusion testing issues specific to pediatric and neonatal transfusion Therapeutic apheresis including red blood cell exchange and prophylactic chronic erythrocytapheresis for sickle cell patients Also includes a section that concentrates on the consent, quality and legal issues of blood transfusion and donation

Rossi s Principles of Transfusion Medicine

Rossi s Principles of Transfusion Medicine
Author: Toby L. Simon,Jeffrey McCullough,Edward L. Snyder,Bjarte G. Solheim,Ronald G. Strauss
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN: 1119013003
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rossi s Principles of Transfusion Medicine Book Excerpt:

Rossi's Principles of Transfusion Medicine is the most comprehensive and practical reference on transfusion science and medicine available Led by a world class Editor team, including two past-presidents of AABB, a past- President of the American Board of Pathology and members of the FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee , and international contributor team Comprehensive reference resource, considered the gold standard in transfusion Covers current hot topics such as donor care – including the frequency of donation and management of iron deficiency/status), patient blood management, hemovigilance, cstem cell therapies, and global aspects of the organization of transfusion and transplant services New material on molecular immunohematology Companion website includes figures, full text and references

Goldman Cecil Medicine E Book

Goldman Cecil Medicine E Book
Author: Lee Goldman,Andrew I. Schafer
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 2100
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN: 0323322859
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goldman Cecil Medicine E Book Book Excerpt:

Since 1927, Goldman-Cecil Medicine has been the world’s most influential internal medicine resource. In the ground-breaking 25th edition, your original purchase ensures you will be up-to-date without the need for a subscription. Through the new, more powerful Expert Consult eBook platform, this "living text" provides continuous updates that will integrate the latest research, guidelines, and treatments into each chapter, ensuring that the content is as current as the day this edition was first published. Goldman-Cecil Medicine offers definitive, unbiased guidance on the evaluation and management of every medical condition, presented by a veritable "Who's Who" of modern medicine. A practical, straightforward style; templated organization; evidence-based references; and robust interactive content combine to make this dynamic resource quite simply the fastest and best place to find all of the authoritative, state-of-the-art clinical answers you need. Expert Consult eBook version included with print purchase: Access continuous updates from Editor Lee Goldman, MD, who thoroughly reviews internal medicine and specialty journals, updating online content to reflect the latest guidelines and translating that evidence into treatment. Interactive Q&A section features over 1,500 board-style questions and answers to aid in preparing for certification or recertification exams. Outstanding supplementary tools include figures, tables, videos, heart and lung sounds, treatment and management algorithms, fully integrated references, and thousands of illustrations and full-color photos. Search all of the text, figures, supplementary material, and references from the book on a variety of devices and at no additional cost — Expert Consult access is included with this title! Practical, bulleted, highly templated text with easy-to-use features including flow charts and treatment boxes. New chapters on global health, cancer biology and genetics, and the human microbiome in health and disease keep you on the cutting edge of medicine. Today's most current evidence-based medicine guidelines help you form a definitive diagnosis and create the best treatment plans possible. Focused coverage of the latest developments in biology includes the specifics of current diagnosis, therapy, and medication doses. The reference of choice for every stage of your career! Goldman-Cecil Medicine is an ideal learning tool for residents, physicians, and students as well as a valuable go-to resource for experienced healthcare professionals.

Transfusion Medicine Fact and Fiction

Transfusion Medicine  Fact and Fiction
Author: C.Th. Smit Sibinga,P.C. Das,J.D. Cash
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461535042
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transfusion Medicine Fact and Fiction Book Excerpt:

In summary, the technical, scientific and medical aspects of transfusion me dicine continue to be critical. We all must find ways to provide a safer unit of blood and blood components. However, there must be a realization by all in volved in the profession that the management and administration aspects of transfusion medicine deserve equal attention, respect and support. Why? It is very simple! Without all aspectsoftransfusion medicine working togetherfor the common good - care ofthe patient - we will all fail. References 1. Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, American Association of Blood Banks, 14th edition, Arlington, VA, USA, 1991. 2. Blood Assurance Act of 1979 (S.161O), Senator Richard S. Schweiker, United States Senate, Washington, DC, USA, July 31,1979. 3. Administrative Guidelines for Blood Banks, American Association of Blood Banks, Arlington, VA, 1989. 4. "You're absolutely right: We goofed". Howard Upton, Southwest Airlines Spirit, September 1991:24. 5. Administrative Manual, Volume II, American Association of Blood Banks, Arlington, VA, USA, 1987.

The Coagulation Consult

The Coagulation Consult
Author: Alan Lichtin,John Bartholomew
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN: 1461495601
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coagulation Consult Book Excerpt:

There have been many changes in the field of coagulation during the past decade. New concepts of epidemiology of risk factors for thrombosis now help clinicians predict who is more likely to form clots after surgery, or after being placed on oral contraceptives. New anticoagulants have the potential to redefine how patients with atrial fibrillation and venous thrombosis are managed. There are new forms of recombinant clotting factors which have changed our approach to hypofibrinogenemia and von Willebrand’s disease. Newer antiplatelet agents are available and their use in patients receiving cardiac stents has mushroomed. The management of thrombosis in the setting of pregnancy has changed over the past decade, as well as the way clinicians approach women with multiple miscarriages. An entire new class of compounds, the thrombopoietins, are available to treat individuals with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). The Coagulation Consult covers major topics of interest to hematologists who are asked to consult on individuals with coagulation related diseases, and encompasses the field’s most recent developments. This “case-directed” book describes state-of-the-art approaches to patients with bleeding and clotting disorders, as well as laboratory tests for coagulation. Chapters include different vignettes, focus on typical clinical consult questions, and lay out specific types of treatment. Practicing clinicians being confronted with coagulation consult students, residents, fellows and attending physicians will find this unique text an invaluable resource for some of the newer areas of coagulation science, therapy and pharmacology.