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Alan D. Michelson
Academic Press, 2012 - Medical - 1353 pages
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Platelets - winner of a 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award for Internal Medicine - 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.

  • Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award 2013: Internal Medicine
  • Comprehensive and definitive source of knowledge about platelets for clinicians, pathologists and scientists
  • Integrates the entire field of platelet biology, pathophysiology, and clinical medicine
  • Full color reference comprising 64 chapters, 1400 pages, and 16,000 references
  • Contributions from 126 world leaders in their fields
  • New chapters on topics such as the regulation of platelet life span, platelet microRNAs, GPVI and CLEC-2, monitoring of antiplatelet therapy, novel antiplatelet therapy, and making platelets ex vivo

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II Tests of Platelet Function
III The Role of Platelets in Disease
IV Disorders of Platelet Number and Function
V Antiplatelet Therapy
VI Therapy to Increase Platelet Numbers andor Function

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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.