Consultative Hemostasis and Thrombosis

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Craig S. Kitchens, Barbara M. Alving, Craig M. Kessler
W.B. Saunders Company, 2002 - Medical - 617 pages
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This practical new resource helps readers manage the full range of clotting and bleeding disorders quickly and effectively. Written by a team of respected clinicians, it examines symptoms, laboratory findings, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and treatment. A reader-friendly design and hundreds of illustrations make it an essential tool for busy physicians.

  • The first strictly clinical resource on the diagnosis and treatment of clotting and bleeding disorders.
  • Features a chapter on the consultative process as well as coverage of the interface of hematology with cardiology, oncology, bloodbanking, pharmacology, and intensive care medicine.
  • Presents an entire section on women's issues, which includes analyses of OCPs/estrogen therapy, bleeding with pregnancy, and antiphospholipid syndrome and pregnancy.
  • Examines the impact of HIV, outpatient anticoagulation, chronic venous insufficiency, inferior vena cava filters, and other issues in a section on Special Considerations.
  • Clarifies laboratory protocols, helping readers select and interpret lab tests more easily.
  • Presents the basic science physicians need to practice efficiently.

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The Consultative Process
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