Beverley Hunt

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Previously published guidelines for the diagnosis and management of primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) require updating largely due to the introduction of new classes of therapeutic agents, and a greater understanding of the disease pathophysiology. However, treatment-related decisions still remain principally dependent on clinical expertise or patient(More)
INTRODUCTION Evidence-based recommendations are needed to guide the acute management of the bleeding trauma patient. When these recommendations are implemented patient outcomes may be improved. METHODS The multidisciplinary Task Force for Advanced Bleeding Care in Trauma was formed in 2005 with the aim of developing a guideline for the management of(More)
BACKGROUND The antiphospholipid-antibody syndrome is a thrombophilic disorder in which venous or arterial thrombosis, or both, may occur in patients with antiphospholipid antibodies. The optimal treatment of these patients is unclear. We assessed the efficacy of warfarin, low-dose aspirin, or both in the secondary prevention of thrombosis in patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Evidence-based recommendations are needed to guide the acute management of the bleeding trauma patient, which when implemented may improve patient outcomes. METHODS The multidisciplinary Task Force for Advanced Bleeding Care in Trauma was formed in 2005 with the aim of developing a guideline for the management of bleeding following severe(More)
BACKGROUND Severe trauma continues to represent a global public health issue and mortality and morbidity in trauma patients remains substantial. A number of initiatives have aimed to provide guidance on the management of trauma patients. This document focuses on the management of major bleeding and coagulopathy following trauma and encourages adaptation of(More)
BACKGROUND Tranexamic acid can reduce bleeding in patients undergoing elective surgery. We assessed the effects of early administration of a short course of tranexamic acid on death, vascular occlusive events, and the receipt of blood transfusion in trauma patients. METHODS This randomised controlled trial was undertaken in 274 hospitals in 40 countries.(More)
BACKGROUND Thromboembolic disease secondary to complicated carotid atherosclerotic plaque is a major cause of cerebral ischemia. Clinical management relies on the detection of significant (>70%) carotid stenosis. A large proportion of patients suffer irreversible cerebral ischemia as a result of lesser degrees of stenosis. Diagnostic techniques that can(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia. This randomised controlled trial investigated the effect of supplementation with vitamins C and E in women at increased risk of the disorder on plasma markers of vascular endothelial activation and placental insufficiency and the occurrence of pre-eclampsia. METHODS(More)
Marie Scully, Beverley J. Hunt, Sylvia Benjamin, Ri Liesner, Peter Rose, Flora Peyvandi, Betty Cheung and Samuel J. Machin on behalf of British Committee for Standards in Haematology Department of Haematology, UCLH, London, Department of Haematology, King’s College and Guys &St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London, Department of Haematology, NBSBT and Oxford(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) was first described by Moschowitz (1924). The classic pentad of diagnostic features has been recognized for many years. However, several other syndromes are also characterized by similar features. These include haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), eclampsia and the HELLP syndrome (haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes,(More)