Catherine Lane

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BACKGROUND Cigarette smoke is a major source of free radicals and oxidative stress. With a significant proportion of women still smoking during pregnancy, this common and avoidable exposure has the potential to influence infant oxidative status, which is implicated in the increased propensity for airway inflammation and asthma. The aim of this study was to(More)
Ceftriaxone can be associated with catastrophic immune hemolysis in pediatric patients, particularly those with underlying diseases such as sickle cell disease and human immunodeficiency virus infection. We designed a study to screen for ceftriaxone-induced RBC antibodies in these 2 pediatric populations. The prevalence of anticeftriaxone antibody was 12.5%(More)
RhD determination in pregnant women is critical to facilitate Rh immune globulin prophylaxis for RhD-negative women. A single amino acid change in the RhD antigen can cause epitope loss, giving rise to "partial D" variants. Women with some partial D variants may develop anti-D against the missing epitope after pregnancy. RBCs with partial D may type as(More)
Siblings of children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses can face a number of challenges, yet this is a group that is often unacknowledged as needing specific support. It is essential that the needs of siblings are recognised and addressed as part of a family-centred approach. This article discusses the experiences and challenges faced by(More)
Background: Cigarette smoke is a major source of free radicals and oxidative stress. With a significant proportion of women still smoking during pregnancy, this common and avoidable exposure has the potential to influence infant oxidative status, which is implicated in the increased propensity for airway inflammation and asthma. The aim of this study was to(More)
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