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Paediatric Haematology and Oncology
Bailey, Skinner
Editore
Oxford
Anno
2013
Pagine
598
ISBN
9780199299676
48,00 €
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  • An easy reference handbook to be used on the ward in the clinical environment
  • Combines general principles of treatment with a disease-specific approach
  • Includes sections on emergencies, general approaches to suspected cancer and new treatment strategies, as well as normal values and useful websites for reference
  • Covers short and long term care along with palliative care of the paediatric patient
  • Contains diagrams, algorithms and photographs to aid understanding

Whilst survival rates for children with cancer have increased in recent times, the increased use of more aggressive therapies has brought with it significant adverse affects. Therefore the aim of paediatric oncologists has become to achieve "cure at least cost" by the appropriate reduction of the intensity and / or duration of treatment in carefully-identified good prognosis patients.

By comprehensively covering these issues, this handbook aims to provide trainees in paediatric haematology and oncology, as well as staff in related medical or other healthcare disciplines, with an easily accessible source of information about the basic principles of childhood cancer and leukaemia, as well as much of the more detailed specialist knowledge required to care for children with these conditions. Divided into sections to allow quick access to the necessary information, the handbook covers general principles of diagnosis and treatment, short and long term care, and oncological emergencies, before moving on to chapters on specific diseases. Normal values and useful websites are also included for reference.

Introduction to paediatric haematology and oncology
1: Epidemiology of childhood cancer
2: Biology and genetics of childhood cancer
3: Paediatric oncology in the developing world
General approaches to suspected cancer
4: Abdominal mass
5: Initial diagnosis of brain tumours
6: The bleeding or bruising child
7: Lympadenopathy
8: Imaging of brain tumours
9: Imaging of non-CNS tumours
Haematological and oncological emergencies
10 Haematological and oncological emergencies:
General principles
11: Multimodality treatment
12: Chemotherapy
13: Paediatric radiotherapy
14: Surgery
15: Haemopoeitic stem cell transplantation
16: Clinical trials
Supportive care
17: Infection
18: Blood transfusion
19: Pain
20: Other aspects of supportive care
Long-term follow-up
21: Long-term follow-up
Benign haematological diseases
22: Haemoglobinopathies
23: Haemostasis and thrombosis
24: Bone marrow failure
25: Other non-malignant causes of peripheral blood cytopenias
Malignant haematological diseases
26: Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
27: Acute myeloid leukaemia
28: Acute leukaemia of ambiguous lineage (ALAL)
29: Myelodysplasia
30: Myeloproliferative diseases
31: Lymphoma
Solid tumours
32: Neuroblastoma
33: Retinoblastoma
34: Renal tumours
35: Bone tumours
36: Extracranial germ cell tumours
37: Soft tissue sarcomas
38: Liver tumours
Central nervous system tumours
39: Central nervous system tumours
Other conditions
40: Histiocytosis
41: Rare tumours
New treatment strategies
42: New treatment strategies
Appendices
Useful websites for children, young adults, and parents

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