• Clinical Hematology Made Ridiculously Simple
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Clinical Hematology Made Ridiculously Simple

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Hematology encompasses numerous diseases, and it is easy to get lost in the details of a reference text. This book focuses on seeing the overall clinical picture in a brief, clear manner. It offers a practical overview of the range of common hematologic disorders, with their diagnoses and treatments. The book is directed toward the medical, nursing, and PA student as well as the general practitioner, who would like a brief overview of the key and practical clinical aspects of Hematology, with understanding, rather than rote memorization.


Stephen Goldberg, M.D.
Stephen Goldberg, M.D., a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is a researcher, physician, teacher, computer programmer, writer, musician/composer, and past President of the Medmaster Publishing Company for 40 years. Dr. Goldberg has published numerous medical and scientific papers through research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, New York Medical College and the University of Miami School of Medicine. He has authored 20 books in a diversity of medical areas, including textbooks of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Neurology, Consciousness, Ophthalmology, Hematology, and Computer Programming, as well as many interactive computer programs on various medical topics, including Atlas of Microbiology and Atlas of Human Diseases. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he taught medical students for 25 years. His reputation is that of an educator who can simplify complex topics. He received the George Paff Most Outstanding Professor Teaching Award11 times at the U of M and was invited in 2004 to be the keynote speaker at the medical school graduation commencement at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for his work in medical education. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Medmaster Publishing Company.


Pages: 96

Publication: Edition 1 (September 20, 2021)

Language: English

ISBN: 9781935660477 eISBN: 9781935660569

Table of contents


Chapter 1. Introduction 

Chapter 2. The Cellular Components of Blood 

Chapter 3. The Complete Blood Count (CBC) 

Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count 

Hematocrit (Hct) and Hemoglobin (Hgb) 

Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) 

Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW) 



Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) 

Reticulocyte Count 

White Blood Cell (WBC) Count 

Neutrophil Count 

Lymphocyte Count 

Eosinophil Count 

Monocyte Count 

Basophil Count 

Platelet Count 

Atypical Cells 

Atypical Platelets

Nonspecific Tests 

Chapter 4. Red Blood Cells 


General Symptoms and Signs of Anemia 

Causes of Anemia 

History in Anemia 

Physical Exam in Anemia 

Iron Deficiency Anemia 

B12/Folate Deficiency (Megaloblastic) Anemia 

Anemia of Chronic Disease (ACD) 

Hemolytic Anemias 

Causes of Hemolytic Anemia 

Sickle Cell Disease 


RBC Energy Pathway Disease 

Red Cell Membrane Disease 

Hemolytic Porphyria 

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemias 

Sideroblastic Anemia 

Aplastic Anemia 

Iron Overload: Hemosiderosis/Hemochromatosis 


Chapter 5. Platelets and Blood Clotting 

Platelet Function 

The Blood-Clotting Cascade 

Coagulation Tests 

Clinical Disorders of Clotting 

Problems with Platelets 

Problems with the Clotting Cascade 

Treatment of Bleeding Disorders 

Excessive Clotting 

Treatment of Clotting Disorders 

Chapter 6. White Blood Cells and the Immune system 

Natural (innate) Immunity 

Molecules of Natural Immunity 

Cells of Natural Immunity 

Adaptive (acquired) Immunity 

Humoral (antibody-mediated) Immunity: B Lymphocytes 

Cell-mediated Immunity: T Lymphocytes 

Immune Complexes 

When Things Go Wrong 

Microorganism Adaptation 

Insufficient Immune Response 

Excessive Immune Response 



Treatment: Immunosuppression and Immunostimulation 

Chapter 7. Leukemia

Types of Leukemia 

Diagnosis of Leukemia 

Treatment of Leukemia 

Chapter 8. Multiple Myeloma

Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma 

Treatment of Multiple Myeloma 

Chapter 9. Myeloproliferative Disorders and Myelodysplasia 

Polycythemia Vera 

Diagnosis of Polycythemia Vera 

Treatment of Polycythemia Vera 

Essential Thrombocythemia 

Diagnosis of Essential Thrombocythemia 

Treatment of Essential Thrombocythemia 

Chronic Neutrophilic Leukemia 

Diagnosis of Chronic Neutrophilic Leukemia 

Treatment of Chronic Neutrophilic Leukemia 

Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia 

Diagnosis of Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia 

Treatment of Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia 


Diagnosis of Myelofibrosis 

Treatment of Myelofibrosis 


Diagnosis of Myelodysplasia 

Treatment of Myelodysplasia 

Systemic Mastocytosis 

Diagnosis of Systemic Mastocytosis 

Treatment of Systemic Mastocytosis 

Chapter 10. Lymphoma

Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas 

Diagnosis of Lymphoma 

Treatment of Lymphoma 

Chapter 11. Splenomegaly 

Function of the Spleen 

Causes of Splenomegaly 

Treatment of Splenomegaly 

Chapter 12. Blood Transfusion 

Transfusion and Grouping 

A-B-O Factors 

Rh Factor 

Kinds of Blood Transfusions 



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