Geoffrey Hazlehurst

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In 1996, we prospectively audited peri-operative transfusion practice in elective surgical patients over a 3-month period. Two-unit transfusions represented 60% of all transfusions. Haemoglobin was measured infrequently prior to transfusion and the main 'trigger' for transfusion was an estimated blood loss in excess of 500 ml. Transfusion guidelines that(More)
Eight patients with acute leukaemia undergoing allogeneic bone-marrow transplantation from ABO-incompatible donors received red-cell-depleted donor marrow without any procedure to diminish their anti-ABO antibody titres. Successful marrow red-cell removal (mean 98.8%) was achieved by means of a large-volume separation technique on Ficoll-Metrizoate in the(More)
Using anti-A and anti-B blood group monoclonal antibodies and fluorescent activated cell sorting of human bone marrow, A (or B) blood group antigen was shown to be on 5.2 +/- 5.9 (mean +/- SD) % of CFU-GEMM and 12.5 +/- 19.6% of the erythroid burst forming cells (designated BFU-GEMM) as defined by the mixed colony assay, and 49.5 +/- 20% of the BFU-E and(More)
After marrow transplantation, major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-unrestricted natural killer (NK) lymphocytes are among the first cells to appear in the circulation. After T-cell-depleted bone marrow transplantation (TD-BMT), these cells have an activated pattern of target cell killing; they also secrete lymphokines including gamma-interferon(More)
9 recipients of T-cell depleted allogeneic bone marrows (8 group A, 1 group AB) from group 0 donors were monitored after transplantation. Free anti-A/B was demonstrable in 8 of the 9 recipients 10-19 d post-transplant, 5 patients developed a positive direct anti-globulin test and 7 showed a rise in bilirubin. The presence of antibody was generally unrelated(More)
Major histocompatibility complex-unrestricted lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells have been proposed as therapy for a variety of hematologic malignancies. Because these cells recognize and kill their targets independently of their antigen specific CD3 receptor, it is unclear how they might discriminate between normal and malignant cells. We now propose(More)
Three groups of patients with leukaemia and myelodysplasia were assessed with regard to the blood product support they required during their period of bone marrow hypoplasia following treatment. One group received myelo-ablative remission-induction chemotherapy followed by appropriate consolidation therapy (two courses in patients with acute myeloid(More)
Patients with primary biliary cirrhosis have an abnormally high incidence of urinary tract infection (35%). Susceptibility to urinary infection and other infectious diseases has been linked with certain blood group antigens and secretor status. We have therefore studied these characteristics in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. We were unable to show(More)
Many renal transplant centres now try to avoid blood transfusion prior to renal transplantation, to avoid alloimmunization due to antibody production against donor antigens usually present on contaminating white cells. Post- or peri-operative transfusions are usually not considered to present problems, since the patient is heavily immunosuppressed. We(More)
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) have been recognised around the world for many years. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), one of the human forms of TSE, has been studied widely and thus far has not proved a great threat to human health. The emergence of two new TSEs--bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle and variant(More)