Hematologic Problems in the Critically Ill

Editors: Berlot, Giorgio, Pozzato, Gabriele (Eds.)

  • Symptom-oriented approach to diagnosis of hematologic problems in critically ill patients
  • Covers a wide range of scenarios commonly encountered in intensive care units
  • Includes helpful flow charts to assist in diagnosis and decision making​  
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About this book

This book covers a wide array of hematologic problems commonly encountered in the daily practice of critical care and emergency medicine. Unfortunately, the symptoms and signs associated with underlying hematologic disorders are frequently rather unspecific and confounding; furthermore, the clinical course of patients admitted to intensive care units with such disorders can be fulminant, warranting prompt diagnosis. This book recognizes the importance of accurate and speedy interpretation of symptoms in that the text is symptom oriented rather than disease oriented. Put another way, the reader confronted with a particular clinical problem or symptom will be guided step by step to the possible underlying disorder(s).

The scenarios considered include critical illness in patients with anemia, leukopenia, leukocytosis, abnormal platelet count, and severe transfusion reactions. For each circumstance, factors relevant to symptom interpretation are fully discussed. In addition, helpful diagnostic algorithms are presented in the form of flow charts that will assist in decision making regarding the need for further investigations. The closing chapter is devoted to the drug-induced hematologic disorders. Although the book is intended mainly for intensivists, other specialists will find much information of value for their daily practice.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This is a pocket guide to common hematologic disorders occurring in patients in the hospital, particularly in the critical care unit. … Students and practitioners of critical care are an appropriate audience for this book … . a quick read and valuable pocket guide for a set of problems that appear in patients in any critical care unit. I recommend this for seasoned providers requiring a quick reference and to junior practitioners needing an introduction to this group of problems.” (David J. Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, December, 2014)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Berlot, Giorgio (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Anemia

    Pozzato, Gabriele

    Pages 3-20

  • Anemia in the Critically Ill Patient

    Berlot, Giorgio (et al.)

    Pages 21-35

  • Leukopenia in the Critically Ill Patient

    Berlot, Giorgio (et al.)

    Pages 37-46

  • Leukocytosis in the Critically Ill Patient

    Berlot, Giorgio (et al.)

    Pages 47-57

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eBook $69.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-88-470-5300-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hematologic Problems in the Critically Ill
Editors
  • Giorgio Berlot
  • Gabriele Pozzato
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-5301-4
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-5301-4
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5300-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 147
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 illustrations in colour
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