Evidence-Based Hematology

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Mark A. Crowther, Jeffrey Ginsberg, Holger Schünemann, Ralph M. Meyer, Richard Lottenberg
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 30, 2009 - Medical - 440 pages
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This unique new book uses a series of focussed questions, comprehensive literature evaluations and structured grades of recommendation to provide evidence for the treatment of hematological disorders, both malignant and benign. With contributions from leading international experts who have a real understanding of evidence-based medicine the book provides comprehensive reviews accompanied by clinical commentaries and recommendations on the best treatment regimes to adopt for individual patients.

The book is split into two sections: the first examines the methodology underlying evidence based practice, and the second concentrates on the clinical practice of hematology, providing current “best evidence” to guide practice in a series of well-defined clinical situations.

This clinical reference is an invaluable source of evidence-based information distilled into guidance for clinical practice which will be welcomed by practitioners, trainees and associated health professionals.

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Part 1 A Guide to the Evidence
Part 2 Hemostasis and Thrombosis
Part 3 Benign Hematologic Disorders
Part 4 Malignant Hematologic Disorders

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About the author (2009)

Dr Mark Crowther is Associate Professor of Medicine and Program Director of the Adult Hematology Residency Training Program at McMaster University. He is a member of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.

Dr. Jeffrey Ginsberg is a leading expert in the diagnosis, prevention and management of venous thromboembolism and has led many of the "practice changing" studies published in this area in the last 20 years. He is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, most recently an endowed chair at McMaster University allowing him to pursue further research in venous and arterial thrombosis.

Dr. Holger Schünemann is a leading expert in evidence based practice with a particular interest in the development and widespread dissemination of validated evidence scoring criteria. Dr. Schünemann has played an important role in the evolution of evidence based guidelines currently written by organizations such as the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society.

Dr. Ralph Meyer has recently joined the National Cancer Institute of Canada after a distinguished career at McMaster University. Dr. Meyer is responsible for administering the Clinical Trial Program at the NCIC. The NCIC has led or participated in many national and international studies which guide current best treatment practices for disorders such as Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma and other hematologic malignancies.

Dr. Richard Lottenberg is a professor of medicine and past Division Chair of the division of Hematology and Oncology. He is currently the Training Program Director at the University of Florida and is widely regarded as an expert in the evidence based management of sickle cell anemia.

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