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Dailey's Notes on Blood, Fourth Edition

by: John F. Dailey

With this book you can master the basics of blood physiology and related topics and enjoy the experience! Previous editions of Dailey's Notes on Blood were twice featured by the Nurse's Book Society, and the second edition won an Award for Excellence in Medical Communication from the New England chapter of the American Medical Writers Association. The fourth edition is completely revised and updated. It includes recent advances in the field plus 8 new chapters including: Diseases of the Blood, Bone Marrow Transplantation and Transfusion-free Medicine. You'll find the information you need to know quickly and easily.

Dailey's Notes on Blood features:

  • quick reference margin words
  • review questions with answers for each chapter
  • 47 clear illustrations
  • comprehensive glossary
  • appendix of blood values
  • Bibliography
  • 6x9 paperback
272 pages - ISBN: 0-9631819-6-3 - $24.00

Table of Contents:


The Concept of Blood
Introduction, The Origin of Blood, Bone Marrow, Types of Blood Cells, Stem Cells, Hematopoietic Growth Factors
The Circulatory System
Introduction, The Vessels of the Vascular System, Movement of Fluids and Solutes, The Lymphatic System, The Peripheral and Cardiopulmonary Circulations

Blood Groups
Introduction, Antigens in ABO Blood Groups, Antibodies in ABO Blood Groups, ABO Compatibility, The Rh Antigen, Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn
The Red Blood Cells and Oxygen Transport
Introduction, The Number of Red Blood Cells, The Shape of Red Blood Cells, The Red Blood Cell Membrane, The Function of Hemoglobin, The Role of 2,3-Diphosphoglycerate, The Role of Erythropoietin, The Hematocrit, Red Cell Hemolysis
Disorders Affecting Red Cell Numbers
Introduction, Anemia, Polycythemia
The White Blood Cells and the Immune System
Introduction, The Properties of White Cells, The Number of White Cells, The Main Groups of White Cells, Granulocytes, Monocytes/Macrophages, Lymphocytes, Killer and Natural Killer Cells
The Immune System
Introduction, Antigen, Antibody, The Complement System, The Complement Pathways, Anaphylatoxins, Complement Protein Deficiencies, Cytokines, Innate and Acquired Immunity, Disorders of the Immune System
Leukemias and Lymphomas
Introduction, Leukemias, Chemotherapy for Leukemias, Lymphomas
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Introduction, Collection of Stem Cells, Donor Selection, The BMT Procedure, Complications of a BMT
Transplant Immunology
Introduction, Organ Compatibility, Sources of Organs, Organ Rejection, Types of Rejection, Immunosuppressive Therapy, Immunosuppressive Agents
Introduction, Water and Plasma Proteins, Blood pH, Electrolytes and Glucose in Plasma

Platelets and Hemostasis
Introduction, Hemostasis, Aspirin, Platelet Disorders

Introduction, Coagulation Factors, The Coagulation Cascade, The Coagulation Pathways, Traditional Theory of In Vivo Coagulation, Current Theory of In Vivo Coagulation, Vitamin K and Coumadin, Clot Lysis, Fibrin Split Products
Hemostatic Disorders
Introduction, Coagulation Factor Disorders, Thrombotic Disorders, Treatment of Hemorrhagic and Thrombotic Disorders, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Anticoagulants, Thrombolytics, Antiplatelet Agents, and Hemostatic Agents
Introduction, Anticoagulants, Thrombolytics, Antiplatelet Agents, Hemostatic Agents
Blood Transfusion
Introduction, Blood Donation, The Citrate Anticoagulants/Preservatives: CPD, CP2D, and CPDA-1, Additive Systems, Rejuvenation Solutions, Freezing of Red Cells, Blood Banking, Defects in Banked Blood, Blood Grouping and Cross Matching, Blood Filtering, Irradiation, Blood Administration
Transfusion Reactions
Introduction, Types of Transfusion Reactions, Transfusion Cautions
Transfusion and Disease Transmission
Introduction, Types of Transfusion Reactions, Transfusion Cautions
Component Therapy
Introduction, Whole Blood in Transfusion Therapy, Apheresis, Packed Red Cells in Transfusion Therapy, Leukocyte-reduced Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells in Transfusion Therapy, Platelets in Transfusion Therapy, Plasma Components
Blood Fractions
Introduction, Artificial Oxygen Carriers, Hematopoietic Growth Factors, Plasma-derived Blood Fractions, Coagulation Factor Concentrates, Intramuscular and Intravenous Serum Immunoglobulins, Alpha-1 Proteinase Inhibitor, Biological Response Modifiers, Methods To Reduce Infectious Agents in Blood Fractions
Synthetic Volume Expanders
Introduction, Crystalloids, Colloids
Autologous Blood Recovery and Use
Introduction, Predonation, Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution, Intraoperative Blood Salvage, Postoperative Wound Drainage
Transfusion-free Medicine
Introduction, The Growth of TFM, The Goals of TFM, Surgical and Nonsurgical TFM Techniques, Treating the Jehovah's Witness Patient

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"John F. Dailey makes the inconceivable a reality with the fourth edition of Dailey's Notes on Blood. An elementary primer on virtually all aspects of hematology seemingly shouldn't require a completely new edition, but the author demonstrates his uncanny ability to revise the fundamentals within the context of a fresh approach that makes the fourth edition not only warranted but desired. Revisions to all chapters are evident, and the addition of eight new ones cover developments of immunobiology, cancer of the blood, and bone marrow transplantation, to name a few. Timeliness is evident as the material serves as the framework for recent advances in the field of stem cell biology and the application of genomics. This is a great primer that's easy to read. It is intended for the allied health professional and medical device or pharmaceutical sales representative requiring a solid foundation for fields in which blood or blood products and their safety are important to understand. Substantially shorter than Blood but nearly 100 pages longer than the previous edition, the fourth edition is an essential tool in the goal toward effortless acquisition of technical acumen in hematology."

Jerry Ortolano, PhD
Vice President
Pall Corporation
Medical Scientific & Laboratory Services

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