An Innovative Guide to the Three-Pillar Strategy of "Patient Blood Management"

New York, NY, December 06, 2015 --( "Patient Blood Management," recently published by Thieme, is a comprehensive hands-on volume that offers a three-point approach for the implementation of PBM. It helps clinicians improve patient outcome, focusing on how to prevent or treat anemia, reduce blood loss, and increase anemia tolerance.

Special Features

- Presents a clear three-pillar strategy for the application of PBM—diagnosis and treatment of anemia, reduction of peri-interventional blood loss, and optimization of the tolerance to anemia in the everyday clinical setting

- Covers issues such as PBM during surgery, requirements for modern transfusion medicine, ordering blood products, the role of pre-anesthesia clinics, benchmarking processes, and potential implications of PBM in the public health sector

- Provides an overview of research in PBM including landmark studies and current clinical trials

"Patient Blood Management" is a guide for clinicians and residents whose patients are at risk for anemia, coagulation disorders, or severe blood loss. Anesthesiologists, surgeons, and specialists involved in the use of blood and blood products can use the book for quick reference or to learn more about a leading-edge concept for optimizing patient safety and improving outcomes.

Gombotz et al.
"Patient Blood Management"
Thieme Publishers, New York/Stuttgart. 2016
280 pp, 44 illustrations
ISBN: 9783132004412
eBook - Available from, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9783132004511

About the Authors

Hans Gombotz, MD, is Professor and Former Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria.

Kai Zacharowski, MD, PhD, FRCA, is Professor and Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Donat Rudolf Spahn, MD, FRCA, is Professor and Chairman, Institute of Anesthesiology, University of Zurich and University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually. The company has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include eNeurosurgery, eOtolaryngology, eSpine, Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, and the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit
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