Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology

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By

  • Barbara Bain, FRACP, FRCPath, Professor in Diagnostic Haematology, St Mary's Hospital Campus of Imperial College Faculty of Medicine; Honorary Consultant Haematologist, St Mary's Hospital and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  • Imelda Bates, MB BS, MD, MA, FRCPath, Professor of Haematology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • Mike Laffan, DM, FRCP, FRCPath, Professor of Haemostasis and Thrombosis, Honorary Consultant in Haematology, Division of Investigative Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine
  • S. Lewis, BSc, MD, FRCPath, DCP, FIBMS, Emeritus Reader in Haematology, University of London; Senior Research Fellow in Haematology, Imperial College School of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

"Highly Commended," Internal Medicine Category, British Medical Association 2012 Medical Book Competition
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Audience

Haematologists in practice and in training

 

Book information

  • Published: December 2011
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3408-4

Reviews

For more than 50 years the spirit of "Dacie and Lewis" has influenced the laboratory field of haematology. This new version of the classic textbook represents the 10th edition which continues to describe the many standard and novel techniques by hands-on recipes, from basic principles to perfectionism, including comments and pictures of pitfalls and critical interpretation of results.
The methodologically laboratory basis for clinical haematology is an aspect not often covered in medical textbooks in the specialty. The tenth "Dacie and Lewis: Practical haematology" sets an impressive record and continues to succeed to solve the task with an excellent standard. -- European Journal of Haematology

This book will remain the definitive reference source for established haematologists, biomedical scientists and research students interested in the scientific and practical aspects of haematology and for trainees in haematology who are particularly advised to read it before their exams---Royal College of Pathologists

"This latest edition see a major overhaul of the design and layout, bringing a more colurful reading experience. A new, and welcome addition is the provision of online access to the full text at ExperConsult.com - which prevents shoulder strain on the commuting trainee."

HaemTrainee, January 2013




Table of Contents

1.Collection and handling of blood

2. Reference ranges and normal values

3. Basic haematological techniques

4. Preparation and staining methods for blood and bone marrow films

5. Blood cell morphology in health and disease

6. Supplementary techniques including blood parasite diagnosis

7. Bone marrow biopsy

8. Molecular and cytogenetic analysis

9. Iron deficiency anaemia and iron overload

10. Investigation of megaloblastic anaemia: cobalamin, folate and metabolite status

11. Laboratory methods used in the investigation of the haemolytic anaemias

12. Investigation of the hereditary haemolytic anaemias: membrane and enzyme abnormalities

13. Acquired haemolytic anaemias

14. Investigation of abnormal haemoglobins and thalassaemia

15. Erythrocyte and leucocyte cytochemistry

16. Immunophenotyping

17. Diagnostic radioisotopes in haematology

18. Investigation of haemostasis

19. Investigation of a thrombotic tendency

20. Laboratory control of anticoagulant, thrombolytic and antiplatelet therapy

21. Blood cell antigens and antibodies: erythrocytes, platelets and granulocytes

22. Laboratory aspects of blood transfusion

23. Approach to the diagnosis and classification of blood diseases

24. Laboratory organization and management

25. Quality assurance

26. Haematology in under-resourced laboratories

27. Appendix