Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780199683307

Drew Provan; Trevor Baglin; Inderjeet Dokal; Johannes De Vos
864 ページ
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109 x 186 mm
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The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology provides core and concise information on the entire spectrum of blood disorders affecting both adults and children. Updated for its fourth edition, it includes all major advances in the specialty, including malignant haematology, haemato-oncology, coagulation, transfusion medicine, and red cell disorders, with a brand new chapter on rare diseases. Practically focused, and specifically designed for ease-of-use, and rapid access to the information you need, this handbook is an indispensable resource on all aspects of haematology for all trainee doctors, nurses, technicians, and research professionals. The handbook is divided into clinical approach and disease-specific areas. The clinical approach section outlines various symptoms and signs in patients with blood disease to enable the reader to formulate a sensible differential diagnosis beofre embarking on investigation and treatment. The disease-specific section is written by four authors whose expertise covers the whole breadth of diseases included in the book. All authors have contributed to national guidelines (e.g. British Committee for Standards in Haematology, BCSH) and are experts in the evidence base that exists for each topic. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology offers a concise and logical approach to caring for patients with diseases of the blood.


1. Clinical approach
2. Red cell disorders
3. White blood cell abnormalities
4. Leukaemia
5. Lymphoma
6. Myelodysplasia
7. Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs)
8. Paraproteinaemias
9. Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT)
10. Haemostasis and thrombosis
11. Immunodeficiency
12. Paediatric haematology
13. Haematological emergencies
14. Supportive care
15. Protocols and procedures
16. Haematological investigations
17. Blood transfusion
18. Rare diseases
A1 Haematology online
A2 Charts and nomograms
A3 Normal ranges


Drew Provan is currently Reader in Autoimmune Haematology at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Provan studied molecular genetics at Leicester University before studying medicine. Dr. Provan took up the post of Consultant Haematologist in Southampton in 1995, and moved to Barts and The London in 2000. As a general haematologist, his main area of interest within the field of haematology is immunohaematology which includes diseases such as autoimmune thrombocytopenia (ITP), neutropenia and haemolytic anaemia. Dr. Provan has established the UK ITP Registry (www.ukitpregistry.com ) and has recently published the Consensus guidelines for the diagnosis and management of ITP in children and adults published in Blood. He has written numerous peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and has authored several medical books including Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation.; Inderjeet Dokal graduated in Medicine from the University of Leicester in 1983. He moved to Hammersmith Hospital in 1984 where he received his post graduate clinical and research training. He was appointed Consultant in Paediatric Haematology in 1995 and was conferred the title of Professor of Haematology at Imperial College in 2003. In 2006 he was recruited to the Chair of Child Health at Barts and The London/Queen Mary University of London. Inderjeet Dokal's principal clinical and research interest is the in the field of bone marrow failure.; After graduation summa cum laude from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, Dr de Vos has worked in Belgium and the Netherlands before moving to the United Kingdom in 2004. After completing his higher medical training in Haematology and becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists he worked as a Haemato-Oncology consultant at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, United Kingdom, before moving to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, UK. With a broad interest in all aspects of haematology he is truly 'malignant at heart'. A true clinician Dr de Vos spends almost all his time at the bedside talking to and treating his patients. As a keen teacher he is keen to inspire and pass on in all his junior doctors and students a small part of what inspired him as a student about the incredible world of haematology.