Liz Keating

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The effectiveness of the confidential unit exclusion (CUE) procedure recommended by the Food and Drug Administration has been questioned by the blood banking community. The purpose of this study was to determine whether donors were informing the blood center correctly regarding the disposition (transfuse or do not transfuse) of their donated blood. A letter(More)
Before blood donors are deferred because of a low hemoglobin determination by the copper sulfate procedure, they are routinely retested with a microhematocrit. The copper sulfate test and the microhematocrit usually are performed on blood samples taken from the same finger (or earlobe) puncture. We studied 201 male and female volunteer blood donors who(More)
Serious games are effective and engaging learning resources for people with disabilities, and guidelines exist to make games accessible to people with disabilities. During research into designing accessible interfaces and games, it was noted that people who are blind often report enjoying playing Wii Sports. These games are pick-up-and-play games for casual(More)
To determine if elemental carbonyl iron powder is safe and effective therapy for iron deficiency anemia, 20 nonanemic and 32 anemic volunteers were studied. Single doses of 1,000 to 10,000 mg of carbonyl iron (15 to 150 times the 65 mg of iron in the usual dose of ferrous sulfate) were tolerated by nonanemic volunteers with no evidence of toxicity and only(More)
49 female blood donors with iron-deficiency anemia were treated with equal doses of iron either as carbonyl iron or ferrous sulfate in a randomized, double-blind fashion. The prevalence of side-effects was similar in the two groups. Mean values for hemoglobin concentration, mean corpuscular volume, corrected reticulocyte count, platelet count, serum iron,(More)
A randomized, double-blind trial of iron replacement after repeated blood donation was conducted in 75 menstruating women; 51 completed the study. Volunteers were assigned randomly to one of three treatment groups: 1) carbonyl iron (nontoxic elemental iron powder), 600 mg; 2) ferrous sulfate, 300 mg (60 mg Fe++); or 3) placebo, each given three times daily(More)
These two studies pursued the notion that there are individual differences of considerable generality in the extent to which individuals estimate the size of objects, including body image and physical objects such as a blank card. In the first study, 79 female undergraduate students estimated the width of their own bodies (head, shoulders, waist, and hips),(More)