Audrey A M Todd

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This document updates the ‘Guideline for the Administration of Blood Products: Transfusion of Infants and Neonates’, published in 1994. In doing so it acknowledges changes in transfusion practice during the past decade, particularly in respect of safety issues and further published transfusionrelated guidelines. The transfusion requirements of the neonate(More)
OBJECTIVE The management of gastric variceal hemorrhage remains a clinical challenge. Bovine thrombin has been reported to be effective in two small series. We report our experience with human thrombin in the treatment of bleeding gastric varices. METHODS We reviewed the case records of 12 patients presenting over a 2-yr period with gastric variceal(More)
BACKGROUND A before and after study was undertaken to investigate the effect of universal leukoreduction (ULR) in the UK on postoperative length of hospital stay (LOS) and infections. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Consecutive patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting or total hip and/or knee replacement in 11 hospitals received(More)
Patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may have an antibody deficiency and a deficiency of cellular immunity. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) preparations may benefit HIV-infected children and adults with recurrent bacterial infections at doses of 200 to 400 mg/kg every 2 to 4 weeks. In addition, IVIG (1 to 2 g/kg) is effective at(More)
We present a family with three affected males in two generations with congenital neurogenic chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIIP), patent ductus arteriosus, and large platelet thrombocytopenia apparently segregating as an X linked recessive disorder. The pattern of segregation of DNA markers within the family is consistent with linkage to(More)