The haemophilias: Clinical and laboratory investigations

Forbes, Charles D (1972) The haemophilias: Clinical and laboratory investigations. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The work for this thesis consists of both clinical and laboratory studies into the haemorrhagic problems of patients with haemophilia and Christmas disease. In diseases with so many facets it is not possible to examine every aspect so I have focussed my attention on some outstanding clinical and laboratory problems. In the clinical section I have investigated methods of measuring the early pathological changes in the synovium of the joints, the biochemical methods of diagnosing muscle bleeding, the localisation of muscle haematomata with ultrasonography, the effect of fibrinolytic inhibitors in the reduction of bleeding after dental extraction, the incidence of and aetiology of gastro-intestinal bleeding and evaluated electroencephalography as a test of previous cerebral bleeding. In the laboratory section I look at some of the complications of therapy with plasma products, both of human and animal origin. In particular the incidence of transfusion hepatitis, the incidence of blood group antibodies, the effect of elevation of plasma fibrinogen and the effects of animal antihaemophilic factor on human blood platelets.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: A S Douglas
Keywords: Medicine
Date of Award: 1972
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1972-72667
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 11:06
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 11:06

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