Observations on the haemopoietic response to critical illness.

  title={Observations on the haemopoietic response to critical illness.},
  author={Relatore Amos and Molly R Deane and Cristin M. Ferguson and G. Jeffries and Charles J Hinds and J. A. L. Amess},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={43 10},
Peripheral blood cytopenias are common in patients receiving intensive care, particularly in those with multiple organ failure. To assess the contribution of bone marrow hypoplasia in such patients 44 bone marrow samples from 24 patients under intensive care were studied by standard morphological techniques and by the granulocyte-macrophage colony forming cell (GM-CFC) assay. Frequently observed morphological abnormalities in the bone marrow included the following: (i) a reduction in overall… CONTINUE READING