Clincical Medicine and Integrated Science

Pathophysiology of Blood Disorders

By: Howard Franklin Bunn,
Jon C. Aster
ISBN: 0071713786 / 9780071713788
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A concise full-color review of the mechanisms of blood diseases and disorders based on a Harvard Medical School hematology course

Pathophysiology of Blood Disorders is a well-illustrated, easy-to-absorb introduction to the physiological principles underlying the regulation and function of blood cells and hemostasis, as well as the pathophysiologic mechanisms responsible for the development of blood disorders. Featuring a strong emphasis on key principles, the book covers diagnosis and management primarily within a framework of pathogenesis.

Authored by world-renowned clinician/educators at Harvard Medical School, Hematological Pathophysiology features content and organization based on a hematology course offered to second year students at that school. The book is logically divided into four sections: Anemias and Disorders of the Red Blood Cell, Disorders of Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Disorders of Leukocytes, and Transfusion Medicine; it opens with an important overview of blood and hematopoietic tissues.