Drawing Blood

Author: Keith Wailoo

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801861819

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 310

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In the introduction to this history of 20th-century hematologic diseases, the author asks, "What is the relationship between technology, especially diagnostic technology, and disease?" This book shows that this relation is extremely complex, shaped not only by the biologic characteristics of specific diseases and the mechanics of various forms of technology, but also by the larger culture in which disease and technology acquire meaning. Wailoo examines the appearance, disappearance, and reclassification of five 20th-century "blood diseases": chlorosis, splenic anemia, aplastic anemia, pernicious anemia, and sickle cell disease. He does not tell heroic stories of discovery and technological innovation. Instead, he describes how hematology as a specialty and as a set of practices, tools, and diseases changed in tandem with changing cultural practices and beliefs, especially changes in the economic and professional organization of medicine and in different groups' ideas about sex, race, heredity, and responsibility for disease

Drawing Blood

Author: Mary Lou George

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand

ISBN: 1606014277

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7363


[BookStrand Paranormal Romantic Suspense, vampires] Successful children's book illustrator Holly Seaton is no stranger to the paranormal. With her artist's hand, she creates magical beings of myth and fantasy. Little does she know some of these creatures actually exist and she just met one in the supermarket. Stryker Cain is a vampire on a crucial mission to save his people from extinction. For years he's been settling small enclaves of vampires amidst human communities all over the world. Stryker has deadly enemies, people who will stop at nothing to destroy his dream. He doesn't have time to deal with the complex feelings Holly engenders within him, but some things can't be pushed aside. She's his bloodmate. The one person a vampire cannot deny. When innocent people close to him are murdered, Stryker is forced to pull Holly into his world in order to keep her safe. But is Holly the one who will need saving? ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance

Drawing Blood

Author: Poppy Brite

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307768295

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4164


Poppy Z. Brite re-imagines the haunted house novel, creating a fresh, sensual, and totally original reading experience. IT'S A PASSION. IT'S AN ART. IT'S THE ONLY WAY OUT. . . In the house on Violin Road he found the bodies of his brother, his mother, and the man who killed them both—his father. From the house on Violin Road, in Missing Mile, North Carolina, Trevor McGee ran for his sanity and his soul, after his famous cartoonist father had exploded inexplicably into murder and suicide. Now Trevor is back. In the company of a New Orleans computer hacker on the run from the law, Trevor has returned to face the ghosts that still live on Violin Road, to find the demons that drove his father to murder his family—and worse, to spare one of his sons. . . . But as Trevor begins to draw his own cartoon strip, he loses himself in a haze of lines and art and thoughts of the past, the haunting begins. Trevor and his lover plunge into a cyber-maze of cartoons, ghosts, and terror that will lead either to understanding—true understanding—or to a blood-raining repetition of the past. . . . Praise for Drawing Blood “Electrifying . . . explosive lyricism . . . [a] soul-sucking antagonist . . . rich background descriptions. That there is a Brite future never doubt.”—Kirkus Reviews “Exotica . . . disaffected youth . . . a spicy gumbo of sub-cultural hipness simmered in a cauldron of modern horror fiction.”—Fangoria “Darker and more exotic than Anne Rice, more cerebral than Stephen King . . . Horror is rarely this good.”—Echo

Lippincott's Nursing Procedures

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781786898

Category: Medical

Page: 968

View: 5352


The newly revised fifth edition of this popular reference is a start-to-finish guide for more than 400 basic to advanced nursing procedures. It provides step-by-step instructions for each procedure and explains how to use and troubleshoot equipment.

Handbook of Oncology Nursing

Author: Bonny L. Johnson,Jody Gross

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763706241

Category: Medical

Page: 836

View: 7318


This completely revised edition continues to reflect information about the treatment of cancer, oncologic emergencies, and common clinical problems. Prepared for the nurse caring for cancer patients, there is extensive use of practical problem/intervention tables. New content, such as fatigue and spirituality, together with completely updated chapters, provide the nurse in the hospital, clinic, or home with an easy-to-use guide for dealing with complex patient problems.

Oncology Nursing Secrets

Author: Rose A. Gates,Regina M. Fink

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323044578

Category: Medical

Page: 692

View: 5506


Using a question-and-answer format, this book provides practical pearls of wisdom and tricks of the trade to enhance your oncology nursing skills and aid in effective decision-making when caring for your patients. Written by experts in the field, this reference provides insightful answers, bulleted lists, and tables so you get the best information in an easy-to-read format. Keep it on hand every day in the clinical setting, use it to review for certification, or add it to your professional library at home! The 75 Top Secrets, listed in the front of the book, highlight the key points you should know about oncology nursing.Key Points boxes in each chapter outline important points to remember.Internet Resources boxes direct you to more information on a variety of topics via the web.Versatile question-and-answer format, written by experts in the field, makes this book great for both the experienced and new nurse. A chapter on sleep-wake disturbances enables you to help patients get the rest they need.Expanded content in chapters on carcinogenesis and genetics, biologic and targeted therapy, leukemia and myeloidyplastic syndrome, and disseminated intravascular coagulation provides a deeper look into these important aspects of oncology nursing.

Basics of Blood Management

Author: Petra Seeber,Aryeh Shander

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470766460

Category: Medical

Page: 403

View: 8293


Commended in the Haematology category at the British MedicalAssociation Book Awards 2008 This unique and practical book introduces the reader to theconcept of blood management and explains how to improve patientoutcomes by avoiding undue blood loss, enhancing thepatient’s own blood, effective management of anemia andcoagulopathy. Basics of Blood Management is the first bookdedicated to blood management, a multidisciplinary andmultimodality concept that focuses on patient outcome. A practical and comprehensive text on the new and excitingfield of blood management Takes an international perspective, covering conditionsencountered in developing and industrial countries Covers all areas of organization, methods and tools Gives the reader an understanding of the concept and philosophyof blood management Provides clinical scenarios and exercises that help the readerto adapt information for their location Whether you are an early practising clinician in hematology,transfusion, critical care, anesthesiology, surgery or internalmedicine, a nursing specialist, trainee or other member of themultidisciplinary blood management team, this book will answer allyour questions about blood management as an aid in improvingpatient outcome.

A Toxicologist's Guide to Clinical Pathology in Animals

Author: John E. Whalan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319158538

Category: Medical

Page: 151

View: 3890


This guide provides an easy-to-use desk reference for diagnostic information on commonly used hematology, clinical chemistry and urinalysis parameters. Additional reference materials are provided as an aid in evaluating clinical pathology data. For many toxicologists, the evaluation of hematology, clinical chemistry and urinalysis data can be the most challenging aspect of animal toxicity studies. In a typical toxicity study, dozens of parameters are measured several times over the course of the study. There may be hundreds of data points, each of which needs to be considered. A Toxicologist’s Guide to Clinical Pathology in Animals will serve as an essential primer for toxicologists in training and in industry as well as for researchers and professionals in a veterinary practice or a laboratory.

Intermediate Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured

Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763722449

Category: Medical

Page: 1644

View: 2840


This text bridges the gap between the two curricula while still keeping them separate, making it user friendly for any instructor and students.