The Heparins: Basic and Clinical Aspects 1st Edition
Description of The Heparins: Basic and Clinical Aspects
The Heparins: Properties and Clinical Applications brings the latest information on heparin, one of the world’s most widely used drugs. The book describes the fascinating history of the discovery of this biological agent, how it was isolated and characterized, and its use for the treatment of thrombotic disorders. The structures of various heparins are illustrated, with their function as anticoagulants delineated. This comprehensive resource arms researchers and clinicians with a concise and practical source that will assist in biomedical research, medical practice, and in improving patient outcomes.
- Describes new pharmaceuticals derived from heparin that are devoid of anticoagulant activity, but still retain anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative properties
- Discusses the development of non-anticoagulant heparins for the treatment of diseases, including asthma and cancer
- Presents the history of the discovery of this biological agent, how it was isolated and characterized, and its use for the treatment of thrombotic disorders
About the Author
David Green is a hematologist with 45 years of clinical & research experience and an expert on hemostasis and thrombosis. He teaches medical students, interns, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians and has organized symposia, given national and international presentations, and published extensively on bleeding and clotting disorders.
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