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Hematology and Coagulation. A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification and Clinical Practice

  • ID: 3025304
  • Book
  • January 2015
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Hematology and Coagulation is a clear and easy-to-read presentation of core topics and detailed case studies that illustrate the application of hematopathology knowledge to everyday patient care. In order to be successful, as well as to pass the American Board of Pathology examination, all pathology residents must have a good command of hematopathology, including the challenging topics of hematology and coagulation. Hematology and Coagulation meets this challenge head on.

This basic primer offers practical examples of how things function in the hematopathology clinic as well as useful lists, sample questions, and a bullet-point format ideal for quick pre-board review. This book provides only the most clinically relevant examples designed to educate senior medical students, residents and fellows and "refresh" the knowledge base, without overwhelming students, residents, and clinicians.

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1. Complete blood count (CBC) and peripheral blood smear examination
2. Bone marrow examination and interpretation
3. Red blood cell (RBC) disorders
4. Hemoglobinopathies, and thalassemias 
5. Benign white blood cell (WBC) and platelet disorders
6. Myeloid neoplasms
7. Monoclonal gammopathy and their detection
8. Application of flow cytometry in diagnosis of hematological disorders
9. Cytogenetics abnormalities and hematological neoplasa
10. Benign lymph nodes
11. B cell lymphomas
12. T cell and natural killer cell (NK) lymphomas
13. Hodgkin lymphoma
14. Lymphoproliferative Disorders Associated with Immune deficiencies, Histiocytic and Dendritic Cell Neoplasms
15. Essentials of coagulation
16. Thrombophilia and their detection
17. Sources of errors in hematology and coagulation
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Amer Wahed Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas, McGovern School of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

Amer Wahed is a graduate of Medicine, training initially in Internal Medicine at Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, England. He subsequently trained in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. After working for several years in a private setting, he joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas-Houston Health Sciences Center. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry and Immunology at Memorial-Hermann Hospital at the Texas Medical Center. He is also the Associate Director of the Pathology Residency Program at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. Dr. Wahed has a strong interest in teaching and is actively involved in the education of medical students, graduate students, residents, and fellows. He has been recognized for his teaching contributions through awards from his department, as well as the Office of the Dean. He is also active in mentoring pathology residents in research and has published multiple papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Amitava Dasgupta Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA.

Amitava Dasgupta received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Stanford University and his fellowship training in Clinical Chemistry from the Laboratory Medicine Department of the University of Washington School of Medicine at Seattle. He is a tenured Full Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center located at the Texas Medical Center at Houston. Dr. Dasgupta has published 210 scientific papers, written many invited review articles, and has edited, co-edited or written 15 books. He is on the Editorial Board of five major medical journals including American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Clinica Chimica Acta and Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis.
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