Henry Hambley

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The aim of this study was to examine whether, in pregnancies with severe early onset fetal growth restriction, the number of fetal erythroblasts in maternal blood is increased. The percentage of fetal erythroblasts in maternal blood, enriched by triple density gradient centrifugation and anti-CD71 magnetic cell sorting, was determined in 10 singleton(More)
The bone marrow smears of 18 confirmed cases of MDS were analyzed carefully for the presence of "hypergranular type III blasts", defined as more than 20 fine azurophil primary granules per cells. The concordance was close to 80% among 5 observers. Thirty-nine percent (7 cases) were reclassified as RAEB-t rather than RAEB. The presence of these hypergranular(More)
Prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities relies on assessment of risk followed by invasive testing in the group with highest risk. Assessment of risk by a combination of maternal age and fetal nuchal translucency and invasive testing in the 5% of the population with the highest risk would identify about 80% of trisomy 21 pregnancies. Preliminary(More)
In pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia (PET) and/or intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) there is an increased number of fetal cells in the maternal circulation. The aim of this study was to investigate whether this increase in fetal cells precedes the onset of these pregnancy complications. Doppler ultrasound studies at 24 weeks gestation have shown(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES During fetal development a change in erythropoiesis from hepatic to medullary site occurs. In chromosomally abnormal fetuses this change is delayed. Hemoglobin production also undergoes developmental switches from embryonic to fetal hemoglobins in the first trimester of pregnancy. The aim of study was to determine the proportion of(More)
AIMS To discover whether Type 1 diabetic patients with autonomic neuropathy might be anaemic and erythropoietin (EPO)-depleted. METHODS Fifteen Type 1 diabetic patients with serious complications (DM-COMP) were selected because of severe symptomatic autonomic neuropathy, including significant postural hypotension. All had proteinuria from nephropathy(More)
Graft-versus-host disease prevention was attempted in 35 consecutive patients with hematological malignancy who received bone marrow from an HLA match sibling donor who was depleted of T cells ex vivo. Five of the first 8 patients who received cyclophosphamide 60 mg/kg on 2 consecutive days followed by fractionated total body irradiation (TBI) (6 x 2 Gy)(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A patient transfused with two pooled platelet concentrates became breathless. Bilateral infiltrates were seen on chest X-ray. A diagnosis of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) was made. The patient received 100% oxygen and recovered after 5 days. MATERIALS AND METHODS Antibody screening, cross-matching for granulocyte(More)
Haematological disorders account for up to 8% of all ischaemic strokes in diVerent series. Table 1 shows the haematological disorders associated with ischaemic stroke. Most studies report them as being more common in younger stroke patients, particularly those who have undetermined stroke aetiology after extensive tests including full cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Experience of liver transplantation in haemophiliacs with end stage hepatitis C liver disease is limited and particularly difficult questions are raised when there is also HIV infection. AIMS This is the first report in Great Britain to describe the operative replacement therapy and initial outcome in four haemophiliacs with end stage HCV(More)