The purpose of this clinical transfusion medicine handbook is to take the reader through a variety of clinical problems, each one likely to be encountered in a busy teaching hospital. The reader follows the stream of clinical and laboratory data, developing the ability for critical thinking which leads him/her to diagnosis and appropriate management.
The book is a lively illustration of various clinical problems in transfusion medicine, including immune complications, microbiological problems, blood component use, apheresis techniques, and management of complex situations such as multiple trauma, sickle cell crisis, and organ transplantation.
Each case is carefully chosen and presented, with incorporated questions, leading the reader towards solution of the problem in a logical and didactic manner
An original collection of 30 transfusion medicine cases displaying specific diagnostic and therapeutic features
Each case is an illustration of an immune or microbial condition related to the use of blood, or the use of specific techniques, components and alternatives to blood in different clinical settings
Cases are presented in a fashion emulating the process of the making of clinical diagnosis and management decisions. Each case is drawn from a real-life situation, with minimal additions
At the end of each case there will be a concise summary of the salient features of the condition/method described