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Contributors vii Foreword x Section 1 Introduction to haematology 1 1 Understanding haemopoiesis 3 Marvelle Brown 2 Immunology 22 Jane Richardson and Tracey Cutler 3 Genes and haematology 37 Gwyneth Morgan 4 The cell 50 Louise Knight Section 2 Non-malignant haematology 61 Anaemia 5 Aplastic anaemia: pathophysiology, care and management 63 Audrey Yandle 6 Nutritional anaemia: pathophysiology, care and management 79 Marvelle Brown 7 Acquired haemolytic anaemia: pathophysiology, care and management 96 Marvelle Brown 8 Inherited haemolytic anaemia: pathophysiology, care and management 107 Marvelle Brown Haemoglobinopathies 9 Sickle cell disease and thalassaemia: pathophysiology, care and management 117 Marvelle Brown Haemochromatosis 10 Haemochromatosis: pathophysiology, care and management 150 Jan Green Section 3 Myeloproliferative and lymphoproliferative disorders 163 11 Polycythaemia: pathophysiology, care and management 165 Marvelle Brown 12 The myelodysplastic syndromes: pathophysiology, care and management 171 Jackie Green 13 Acute leukaemia: pathophysiology, care and management 183 Jackie Green 14 Chronic leukaemia: pathophysiology, care and management 195 Samantha Toland 15 Multiple myeloma: pathophysiology, care and management 202 Marvelle Brown 16 Lymphoma: pathophysiology, care and management 217 Tracey Cutler Section 4 Nursing care interventions 233 17 Blood transfusion 235 Jan Green 18 Venous access devices 261 Janice Gabriel 19 Chemotherapy and monoclonal antibodies 275 Alison Simons and Tracey Cutler 20 Haemopoietic stem cell transplant 287 Tracey Cutler 21 Palliative care in haematology 300 Dion Smyth Glossary of terms 314 Index 317

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Marvelle Brown is a Macmillan Senior Lecturer in Haematologyand Programme Leader for BSc(Hons) professional practice degrees,has worked in haematology nursing for 12 years. She entered nurseeducation in 1991 and specialises as a lecturer for the ClinicalHaematology degree for nurses at the Faculty of Health and HumanSciences, Thames Valley University in Ealing. Marvelle has spokenwidely at nursing conferences both nationally and internationallyand features regularly in the nursing press including the RCNpublication Cancer Nursing Practice. Tracey Jane Burgoyne is Senior Lecturer/Practitioner inHaematology at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, andis programme director for the degree level study in Haematology,Cancer Care and Palliative Care and runs the Haematology andchemotherapy courses.

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