With the 13th edition of Wintrobe’s Clinical Hematology, this new edition once again bridges the gap between the clinical practice of hematology and the basic foundations of science.
Broken down into eight parts, this book provides readers with a comprehensive overview of: Laboratory Hematology, The Normal Hematologic System, Transfusion Medicine, Disorders of Red Cells, Hemostasis and Coagulation; Benign Disorders of Leukocytes, The Spleen and/or Immunoglobulins; Hematologic Malignancies, and Transplantation. Within these sections, there is a heavy focus on the morphological exam of the peripheral blood smear, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and other tissues.
With the knowledge about gene therapy and immunotherapy expanding, the book includes new, up-to-date information about the process and application of these therapies. Likewise, the editors have shed a completely new light on the process of stem cell transplantation in regards to both malignant and benign disorders, graft versus host disease, and the importance of long-term follow-up of transplantation survivors.
The textbook features an online, interactive companion that has a reference list for each chapter as well as two appendices one reviewing the clusters of differentiation (CD) molecules and one that reviews lab values and photomicrographs of the blood of animals.
Along with these tools, the authors plan to post updates online when they are particularly pertinent or important.
• Greater emphasis on molecular genetics and flow cytometry
• Increased number of hematopathology illustrations
• Expanded coverage of Transplantation
• Online companion with reference features and relevant updates
"This is an excellent book for residents/fellows/and clinicians in hematology. The 13th edition is a justified replacement of the previous edition due to the advances in the understanding of the biology, diagnostic tests, and treatment options in the intervening years."
-- Robert Chen, MD (City of Hope) Doody's Review
"Overall, this edition provides ample evidence why this is a unique book in hematology, unsurpassed in its broad coverage of topics and its state-of-the-art information. It will be treasured by all clinicians who have to deal with patients with hematologic disorders."
-- Hau Kwaan, MD, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine) Doody's Review - previous edition
The intended audience encompasses the entire spectrum of healthcare providers, including medical students, nurses, residents, clinicians, and scientists, but it is most appropriate for residents, fellows, and practicing clinicians with a special interest in hematology.