Louis D Wadsworth

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To study telomere length dynamics in hematopoietic cells with age, we analyzed the average length of telomere repeat sequences in diverse populations of nucleated blood cells. More than 500 individuals ranging in age from 0 to 90 yr, including 36 pairs of monozygous and dizygotic twins, were analyzed using quantitative fluorescence in situ hybridization and(More)
The natural history and haematological features of 18 patients with a chronic form of myelomonocytic leukaemia are described. The majority were elderly and, in this series, females predominated. Haematological prodomata, such as unexplained monocytosis, leucopenia, or thrombocytopenia were common, and the clinical onset was insidious. Splenomegaly was(More)
Canada's per capita use of intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) grew by approximately 115% between 1998 and 2006, making Canada one of the world's highest per capita users of IVIG. It is believed that most of this growth is attributable to off-label usage. To help ensure IVIG use is in keeping with an evidence-based approach to the practice of medicine, the(More)
In four cases of delayed delivery of a twin pregnancy with survival of the second twin, the interval ranged at 41-143 days. Review of the literature and our cases supports the following approach: high ligation of the umbilical cord with an absorbable suture, cervical suture in the presence of cervical dilatation, and serial monitoring of fetal growth and(More)
The introduction of the newer generation of electronic cell counters allows the routine reporting of platelet numbers when the peripheral blood count is requested. In a 12-month period, 100 episodes of marked thrombocytosis (platelet count more than 900 X 10(9)/L) were found among 94 children. These patients were young (median age 9 months). All but one(More)
We report occurrence of severe methemoglobinemia in a patient on novel experimental anti-cancer drug, Triapine. Treatment with methylene blue led to massive hemolysis due to concomitant G6PD deficiency. We recommend that G6PD screening be done in high-risk populations prior to commencement of Triapine therapy.
Achieving long-term pancellular expression of a transferred gene at therapeutic level in a given hematopoietic lineage remains an important goal of gene therapy. Advances have recently been made in the genetic correction of the hemoglobinopathies by means of lentiviral vectors and large locus control region (LCR) derivatives. However, panerythroid beta(More)
Age- and sex-specific reference intervals based on the 0.025 and 0.975 fractiles of data derived from a healthy pediatric population are presented for zinc, copper, selenium, iron, ferritin, retinol, alpha-tocopherol, and related analytes in serum. Age was an important covariate for copper, selenium, retinol, and tocopherol, and ferritin in boys. Strong(More)
Recent studies in experimental glomerulonephritis (GN) suggest that the monocyte is involved in the clearance of detritus and deposits from glomeruli. Whether this concept applies to human GN is unclear because of the paucity of studies in this area. Histochemical evaluation of more than 300 human renal biopsies disclosed eight cases of diffuse(More)
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of and compliance with rH-EPO (150 U/kg three times a week subcutaneously for up to 12 weeks) for treatment of anemia in childhood Crohn's disease (n = 4). The mean hemoglobin level before rH-EPO therapy was 109 gm/L (10.9 gm/dl) (range, 103 to 115 gm/L). The mean hemoglobin level in the three compliant children(More)