by Giorgio Berlot (Editor), Gabriele Pozzato (Editor)
This book covers a wide array of hematologic problems commonly encountered in the daily practice of critical care and emergency medicine. Prompt diagnosis is essential in patients admitted to intensive care units with hematologic disorders, but the presenting symptoms are frequently rather unspecific. This book recognizes the importance of accurate and speedy interpretation of symptoms in that the text is symptom oriented rather than disease oriented. Thus, the reader confronted with a particular clinical problem or symptom will be guided step by step to the possible underlying disorder(s). Scenarios considered include critical illness in patients with anemia, leukopenia, leukocytosis, abnormal platelet count, severe transfusion reactions, and drug-induced hematologic disorders. Helpful flow charts are included to assist in decision making. Although the book is intended mainly for intensivists,other specialists will find much information of value for their daily practice.
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