Alternatives to Blood Transfusion in Transfusion Medicine, Second Edition, Second Edition

Alternatives to Blood Transfusion in Transfusion Medicine, Second Edition, Second Edition

Editor(s): Alice Maniatis, Philippe Van der Linden, Jean-François Hardy

Published Online: 4 SEP 2010 02:02AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405163217

Online ISBN: 9781444319583

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319583

About this Book

Meeting the needs of patients while minimizing blood transfusions requires special expertise, precise monitoring and innovative techniques. This cutting-edge resource covers all the important clinical aspects of transfusion medicine in diverse clinical settings, with a special emphasis on alternatives to transfusion.

Edited by a multidisciplinary team consisting of a transfusion specialist, an anesthesiologist and an intensive care specialist this book is endorsed by the Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives. The contributors review the appropriate use of fluids and of blood products, and describe the latest treatment options available to decrease the need for allogeneic blood products including:

  • Argon beam
  • Cell saver
  • Harmonic scalpel
  • Normovolemic haemodilution
  • Synthetic erythropoietin
  • Antifibrinolytics
  • Recombinant factor VIIa
  • Advanced monitoring of hemostasis
  • Intravenous iron

The new edition is a key reference source for all those involved in the practice of blood management and conservation.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: History and Development of Transfusion Medicine

  2. Part 2: Allogeneic Blood Usage—Risks and Benefits

  3. Part 3: Volume Replacement - Section 1: Plasma and Albumin

  4. Part 3: Volume Replacement - Section 2: Crystalloids and Synthetic Colloids

  5. Part 4: Tolerance of Anemia

    1. Chapter 18

      Assessment of Tissue Oxygenation (pages 210–217)

      Michael Piagnerelli, Ann Dierick and Philippe Van der Linden

    2. Chapter 20

      Anemia and Cardiovascular Disease (pages 229–251)

      Antonis S. Manolis, Spyridon Koulouris, Kostas Triantafyllou, Dimitris Sakellariou, Sokratis Pastromas and Helen Melita

  6. Part 5: Perioperative Hemostasis

  7. Part 6: Transfusion Triggers

    1. Chapter 24

      Role of Hemoglobin/Hematocrit (pages 293–302)

      Kristine J. Guleserian, Hae W. Kim, Bruce Pearce, Arkadiy Pitman and A. Gerson Greenburg

  8. Part 7: Alternatives to Allogeneic Blood Transfusion - Section 1: Pharmaceutical Approaches

  9. Part 7: Alternatives to Allogeneic Blood Transfusion - Section 2: Surgical Techniques

  10. Part 7: Alternatives to Allogeneic Blood Transfusion - Section 3: Anesthetic Techniques

  11. Part 7: Alternatives to Allogeneic Blood Transfusion - Section 4: Special Settings

  12. Part 8: Legal and Ethical Issues in Transfusion Medicine

  13. Part 9: Cost Issues

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