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Clinician Monographs Available through NHF Resource Center

November 28, 2017

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) would like to make healthcare providers aware of three monographs that are available through HANDI, NHF’s resource center. Each booklet is devoted to a key subject in bleeding disorders management, including the genetics of hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and inhibitors in hemophilia.

The available titles include:

Von Willebrand Disease: A Discussion for Clinicians, 2016
By Carol K. Kasper, MD

Genetics of Hemophilia A and B: An Introduction for Clinicians, 2015
By Carol K. Kasper, MD and *Carolyn H. Buzin, PhD

Inhibitors in Hemophilia A and B: An Introductory Discussion, 2016
By Carol K. Kasper, MD

Written primarily with physicians in mind, these monographs are valuable tools that may function both as “refresher” references for experienced clinicians and as primers for practioners new to bleeding disorders. The sole author for each of these booklets, except for the genetics publication* which has a second author, is Carol K. Kasper, MD. Dr. Kasper is a distinguished hematologist and former Director of the Orthopaedic Hemophilia Treatment Center (OHTC) in Los Angeles, CA.  

Readers should note that while these monographs provide sound overviews on each of these subjects, the clinical landscape is constantly evolving. Physicians are therefore encouraged to consult NHF’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) documents for the latest on currently available therapies and for recommendations related to treatment, management and other relevant topics.

Dr. Kasper received her BA from the University of Chicago in 1954 and her MD from the University of California, San Francisco in 1959. She trained in internal medicine and hematology in San Francisco. In 1966, she joined the faculty of University of Southern California and became Professor Emerita of medicine in 1999. Over the course of her career, she has published more than 200 scientific papers and monographs. Dr. Kasper also served as Vice President Medical of the World Federation of Hemophilia from 1994 to 2000.

To request a hard copy of one or all of these three monographs, please contact the HANDI resource center: handi@hemophilia.org  (link sends email) or 1.800.424.2634.