Erica M Wood

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INTRODUCTION In critically ill patients, it is uncertain whether exposure to older red blood cells (RBCs) may contribute to mortality. We therefore aimed to evaluate the association between the age of RBCs and outcome in a large unselected cohort of critically ill patients in Australia and New Zealand. We hypothesized that exposure to even a single unit of(More)
The mission of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging is to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of elders. It carries out this mission through research, policy development, technical assistance, advocacy, education, and training. The Commission consists of a 15-member(More)
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is now the commonest congenital form of infective neurological handicap, recognized by the Institute of Medicine as the leading priority for the developed world in congenital infection. In the absence of an effective vaccine, universal screening for CMV in pregnancy has been proposed, in order that primary(More)
PURPOSE We develop a conceptual model and associated assessment template that is usable across state jurisdictions for evaluating the independent-living capacity of older adults in guardianship proceedings. DESIGN AND METHODS We used an iterative process in which legal provisions for guardianship and prevailing clinical practices for capacity assessment(More)
AARP's Public Policy Institute informs and stimulates public debate on the issues we face as we age. Through research, analysis and dialogue with the nation's leading experts, PPI promotes development of sound, creative policies to address our common need for economic security, health care, and quality of life. The views expressed herein are for(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma cell dyscrasias (PCD) are a spectrum of disorders resulting from the clonal expansion of plasma cells, ranging from the pre-malignant condition monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) to multiple myeloma (MM). MM generates a significant burden of disease on the community and it is predicted that it will increase in both(More)
  • Sim Yee Ong, Lara Dolling, Jeannette L Dixon, Amanda J Nicoll, Lyle C Gurrin, Michelle Wolthuizen +12 others
  • 2015
INTRODUCTION HFE p.C282Y homozygosity is the most common cause of hereditary haemochromatosis. There is currently insufficient evidence to assess whether non-specific symptoms or hepatic injury in homozygotes with moderately elevated iron defined as a serum ferritin (SF) of 300-1000 µg/L are related to iron overload. As such the evidence for intervention in(More)
  • Robert Bird, Helen Atkinson, Tasmania, Simon Brown, Vicki Campbell, Rachel Donegan +17 others
  • 2011
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As sickle cell disease is increasing in Australia, paediatricians and other health care providers need to be aware of the broad range of complications that can occur in this condition. Although the complications of splenic sequestration and chest crises are well recognised, the infrequent but equally dramatic complication of hyperhaemolysis is less well(More)
  • John Adams, Nancy Coleman, Charles Sabatino, Erica Wood, Lori Stiegel, Naomi Karp +1 other
  • 1998
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