Essential Guide to Blood Coagulation (2010) (PDF) Jovan P. Antovic and Margareta Blombäck

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  • Year: 2010
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  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 3.20 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Jovan P. Antovic and Margareta Blombäck

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Thrombotic and bleeding disorders affect at least 10 millionpeople in the US alone. There has also been a great deal of concernover travel-related deep vein thrombosis and therefore much moreinterest and research into the field of blood clotting. This newand concise practical guide will cover all the essentials one needsto know when managing thrombotic and bleeding disorders. The fieldof haematology is undergoing major advances in thrombosis research,including significant additions to recommended treatment protocols.The Essential Guide to Coagulation will distil the most clinically,up-to-date and relevant material from the literature for all thoseworking in the field.

Faced with a bleeding patient, it may be difficult to discernwhether blood loss is due to a local factor or secondary to anunderlying haemostatic defect. There are a range of simple andspecialized laboratory texts which can be performed to furtherdefine the cause of bleeding in a patient. Since the firstedition there have been many developments in the field includingmany new anticoagulant drugs. These new classes of “direct thrombininhibitors” slow the coagulation cascade by directly binding tothrombin, a clotting factor essential in the clotting process. Ifthrombin is blocked, clot formation is delayed. A key component ofthis guide will be the latest treatment strategies available forpatients.

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