Editors: Craig S. Kitchens, Craig M. Kessler, and Barbara A. Konkle
Publisher: Elsevier Saunders – 822 pages

Book Review by: Nano Khilnani
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The editors of this book state that their two main goals in developing this volume are:
1. To provide updates on the core material for hemostasis and thrombosis, with internationally renowned experts writing chapters (there are 47 of them organized around Parts 1 through 6) on: deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, hypercoagulability, thrombocytopenia, von Willebrand disease, and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, as well as thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura (TTP) and other disorders.
2. The second goal is to ensure a very strong integration among the specialties that deal with clinical issues in thrombosis and hemostasis; these include cardiology, neurology, obstetrics, oncology, and vascular surgery.
To give you an overview of the contents of this large book, these are its six Parts:
1. General Information
2. Hemorrhagic Processes
3. Thrombotic Processes
4. Therapeutic Measures
5. Issues Specific to Women
6. Special Issues

The range of topics covered in this book – with contributions from 74 specialists in the United States and Canada, Asia and Europe – is extensive.

Some of the covered topics are: acquired coagulation disorders, anticoagulation in the perioperative period, anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation and prosthetic cardiac value, anti-phospolipid syndrome, anti-thrombotic agents, atrial septal abnormalities and cryptogenic stroke, bleeding and the management of hemorrhagic disorders in pregnancy, blood component and pharmacologic therapy, coagulopathy of liver disease, congenital disorders, deep vein thrombosis, dietary supplements and hemostasis, and the endothelium.

Other topics covered: hemophilia, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, hematologic interventions for acute central nervous system disease, hemorrhage control and thrombosis following severe injury, hemostatic aspects of cardiovascular medicine, hemostatic aspects of sickle cell disease, non-arteriosclerotic arterial occlusive disease, outpatient anticoagulant therapy, point-of-care hemostasis testing, post-thrombotic syndrome, and prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism,

Still others are: pulmonary embolism, purpura and other hematovascular disorders, pulmonary hypertension, surgery and hemostasis, topical hemostatic agents, therapeutic apheresis, thrombocytopenia, thrombolytic therapy, thrombophilia, thrombocytosis, thrombopoietic growth factors, thrombotic risk of contraceptives and other hormonal therapies, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), venous thrombosis, thrombosis and cancer, thrombotic microangiopathies, use of vena cava filters and venous access devices, and von Willebrand disease.

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This book has extensive and excellent coverage on the subject of consultative hemostasis and thrombosis.

Here is some information about the editors of this book:

Craig S. Kitchens, MD is Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Florida, and Consultant to the Malcolm Randall Veterans Administration Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida; and to the Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute in Fort Myers, Florida.

Craig M. Kessler, MD is Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and Director of the Coagulation Laboratory at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, DC.

Barbara A. Konkle, MD is Director of Clinical and Translational Research at Puget Sound Blood Center, and Professor of Medicine and Hematology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.