HEMATOLOGY

Hematological Reference Values

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The normal range for most hematologic parameters in infancy and childhood is different from that in adults. Dramatic changes occur during the first few weeks of life. The recognition of…

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Blood Banking Principles and Practices

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Abstract The discipline of Transfusion Medicine (also known as “Blood Banking”) includes: (i) the collection, testing, processing, and preparation of blood and blood components; (ii) the selection of the most…

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Biological Tumor Markers

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Tumor Marker Diagnostic Significance Normal Values HORMONES Beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) in serum Choriocarcinoma 5 mIU/ml Hepatoblastoma Catecholamines urinary VMA/HVA Neuroblastoma Appendix 1 , Table A1.34 Plasma and urinary catecholamines…

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Supportive Care of Patients with Cancer

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Abstract Increasing intensity of chemotherapy has improved pediatric oncology outcomes concomitant with recognition and augmentation of supportive care practices. Prophylaxis and treatment of infection remains the cornerstone of supportive care…

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Management of Oncologic Emergencies

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Abstract Survival in children with cancer has increased dramatically over the past five decades. This progress is due not only to advances in oncologic therapies, but also to advances in…

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Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

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Abstract Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has become an accepted therapeutic modality for the treatment of malignant and nonmalignant disorders. The indications for allogeneic and autologous HSCT are shown. Most…

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Hepatic Tumors

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Abstract This chapter describes the current diagnosis, staging, and treatment of hepatic tumors. The most common pediatric hepatic tumor is hepatoblastoma. While hepatocarcinomas are usually seen in adults, they do…

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Malignant Bone Tumors

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Abstract This chapter describes the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, work-up, and management of patients with malignant bone tumors. Keywords Osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma family of tumors, chondrosarcoma, giant cell tumor of bone,…

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