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Platelets

Publications from University of Oklahoma

1. A description of platelets, their structure, function, and abnormalities in diseases:

George JN: Platelets. Lancet 335: 1531-1543, 2000. [Full Text]

2. How to diagnose and treat patients who are discovered to have a low platelet count:

Kojouri K, George, JN: Thrombocytopenia: Approach to diagnosis and treatment. Emergency Medicine 37: 11-17, 2005.

3. Platelet counts over 50,000/mL may be perfectly safe, even though they are not normal. Severe bleeding may not occur until the platelet count is less than 10,000/mL:

George JN: For low platelets, how low is dangerous? Cleveland Clinic J Med 71: 277-278, 2004.

4. A description of how the membrane glycoproteins that are critical for platelet function were discovered:

Nurden AT, Phillips DR, George JN: Platelet membrane glycoproteins: historical perspectives. J Thromb Hemost 4: 3-9, 2006 [Full Text]

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