- 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.
Transfusion Medicine: Case Studies and Clinical Management is an
excellent way to illustrate current thinking about how to manage common
transfusion medicine problems. The case studies and their accompanying
commentaries provide a practical and enjoyable way to learn.
Transfusion medicine emerged as a clinical discipline in its own right
comparatively recently, having historically been a laboratory-based specialty.
Its position among other clinical disciplines is peculiar; it belongs into
hematology as much as into obstetrics; into surgery, or intensive care medicine,
as much as into immunology; it has an important role in organ transplantation
just as it does in acute trauma management. The physician specializing in
transfusion medicine needs to understand the human body in its integrity, in
health and in disease. Transfusion medicine is a holistic specialty par
excellence. It also bridges the gap between the laboratory bench, where arcane
serological problems can now be explained by means of molecular methods, and
direct therapeutic application, such as in apheresis techniques.
This book is recommended this book as a valuable resource to raise interest
in the subject of transfusion medicine and, more importantly, improve the
quality of care provided to patients.