Consultative Hemostasis and Thrombosis

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  • Craig Kitchens, MD, Professor Emeritus, Medicine, University of Florida; Consultant, Malcom Randall Veterans Administration Medical Center, Gainsville Florida; Consultant, Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, Fort Myers, Florida
  • Barbara Konkle, MD, Director, Clinical and Translational Research, Puget Sound Blood Center; Professor of Medicine/Hematology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Craig Kessler, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Georgetown University School of Medicine; Director, Coagulation Laboratory, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC

2014 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Internal Medicine category!

A unique clinical focus makes Consultative Hemostasis and Thrombosis, 3rd Edition your go-to guide for quick, practical answers on managing the full range of bleeding and clotting disorders. Emphasizing real-world problems and solutions, Dr. Craig S. Kitchens, Dr. Barbara A. Konkle, and Dr. Craig M. Kessler provide all the clinical guidance you need to make optimal decisions on behalf of your patients and promote the best possible outcomes.

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Book information

  • Published: April 2013
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-2296-9


"It's not hard to see why this book would be so popular. The subject alone is probably one of the most variably practiced within haematology, with many different possible strategies to manage each situation - often with each strategy being as valid as the next....Consultative Hemostasis and Thrombosis is wonderfully evidence based and clear on what has and has not been discovered in trials, and the shortcomings of those studies...This is certainly a good investment, particularly if your practice is outside a major teaching hospital, with limited access to a sub-specialist in coagulation. The online access to the entire text via th website is just the icing on the cake."

HaemTrainee, January 2014

Table of Contents


1 Consultative Process

2 A Systematic Approach to the Bleeding Patient: Correlation of Clinical Symptoms and Signs with Laboratory Testing

3 Endothelium


4 Hemophilia A and B

5 Less Common Congenital Disorders of Hemostasis

6 Acquired Coagulation Disorders Caused by Inhibitors

7 von Willebrand Disease

8 General Aspects of Thrombocytopenia, Platelet Transfusions, and Thrombopoietic Growth Factors

9 Primary Immune Thrombocytopenia

10 Congenital and Acquired Disorders of Platelet Function and Number

11 Purpura and Other Hematovascular Disorders

12 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

13 The Crosstalk of Inflammation and Coagulation in Infectious Disease and Their Roles in Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation


14 Thrombophilia: Clinical and Laboratory Assessment and Management

15 Pediatric Aspects of Thrombophilia

16 Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

17 Venous Thromboses at Unusual Sites

18 Postthrombotic Syndrome

19 Thrombocytosis: Essential Thrombocytemia and Reactive Causes

20 Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Pathogenesis, Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, and Patient Management

21 Hemostatic Aspects of Cardiovascular Medicine

22 Nonarteriosclerotic Arterial Occlusive Disease

23 Thrombosis and Cancer

24 Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Related Thrombotic Microangiopathies

25 Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia


26 Antithrombotic Agents

27 Blood Component and Pharmacological Therapy for Hemostatic Disorders

28 Thrombolytic Therapy

29 Topical Hemostatic Agents

30 Therapeutic Apheresis: Applications for Hemorrhagic and Thrombotic Disorders

31 Use of Vena Caval Filters and Venous Access Devices

32 Dietary Supplements and Hemostasis


33 Thrombotic Risk of Contraceptives and other Hormonal Therapies

34 Bleeding and the Management of Hemorrhagic Disorders in Pregnancy

35 Thrombophilia in Pregnancy


36 Surgery and Hemostasis

37 Anticoagulation in the Perioperative Period

38 Understanding and Managing the Coagulopathy of Liver Disease

39 Outpatient Anticoagulant Therapy

40 Point-of-Care Hemostatic Testing

41 Prevention and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Neurologic and Neurosurgical Patients

42 Hematologic Interventions for Acute Central Nervous System Disease

43 Atrial Septal Abnormalities and Cryptogenic Stroke

44 Pulmonary Hypertension: Thrombotic and Nonthrombotic in Origin

45 Hemorrhage Control and Thrombosis Following Severe Injury

46 Hemostatic Aspects of Sickle Cell Disease

47 Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation and Prosthetic Cardiac Valves