Red Cell Transfusion: A Practical Guide
ISBN/ASIN: 9781461272885,9781461217985,0896034127 | 1998 | English | pdf | 227/229 pages | 15.0 Mb
Publisher: Humana Press | Author: Sandra J. Nance (auth.), Marion E. Reid PhD, Sandra J. Nance MS, MT(ASCP)SBB (eds.) | Edition: 1
In Red Cell Transfusion: A Practical Guide, well-known experts in transfusion medicine describe in critical detail the most important procedures for obtaining, selecting, and transfusing red blood cells into patients. These highly experienced practitioners discuss such key issues as transfusion problems in the immunocompromised, the complications of autoantibodies, transfusion of infants with hemolytic disease, difficulties arising from solid organ transplantation, stem cell transfusions, and the challenges of massive transfusion. Other topics covered are the use, limitations, and alternatives to autogeneic cells; long-term red cell transfusion; the management of adverse reactions to red cell transfusions; and the question of blood group antigens and their association with disease and differential diagnosis.
Authoritative, comprehensive, and concise, Red Cell Transfusion: A Practical Guide summarizes for smart decision making the time-tested experience of recognized experts in the field. Transfusion medicine neophytes will find it an important tool in learning the many facets of red cell transfusion. Experienced specialists will find fresh insights and information that will optimize and extend their current knowledge.