The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s Clinical Laboratory Science online graduate program is currently offering CLSC 5123, Advanced Hematology. The course leader is Dr. Elaine Keohane. The audio PowerPoint for this week’s topic, Megaloblastic Anemia is posted on our Audio Modules page. We welcome our UMDNJ graduate students to The Fritsma Factor. Please select Megaloblastic Anemia to open the lecture.
As Herb Crown would say, Fritsma Factor went back on the “Fritz” again last week, this time for several days. Today our internet service provider, PAIR Networks and Google Inc. issued a clean bill of health and we are back up and running. This time there was no data loss, however we are behind on posts and will begin playing catch-up. We apologize if our “malware” attack created any problems for you.
George has caught up with our lost posts from November 2–24 and with our subsequent posts. If you have sent me a message or a comment and you don’t see it here, please re-send it and I will get it posted as quickly as possible. Thanks for your patience as we continue to rebuild Fritsma Factor.
I apologize for our service disruption. We noticed issues with the site on Monday, November 26, 2012. When our site was restored, some postings were lost. I’ll spend the next few days retrieving your November 2–26 emails and re-formulating posts. Once caught up, I’ll get to our pending messages, which are piling up. If by Wednesday, December 5, you don’t see your message and my response, please re-send the message. Apologies for the turbulence, it helps us to appreciate technology when it works, which, fortunately, is most of the time.
Our provider has had a problem and temporarily lost about three weeks of posts and comments. George is currently holding four messages for posting, and will resume as soon as our site is fully restored.
Dr. Larry Brace of Edward Hospital in Naperville sent me a note reporting that Jane Lenahan, one of our long-time hemostasis heroes, has passed away. Most of us who are “of a certain age” grew up on Jane’s book, Hemostasis. Click here to read her obituary, which seems modest for such a giant in our field.
Instrumentation Laboratory, part of the Werfen group, today announced it will terminate its hemostasis business relationship with Beckman-Coulter, Inc., effective June 22, 2012, and will initiate direct sales and service on June 23. Beckman-Coulter, Incorporated was recently purchased by the Danaher group. Attached is Beckman’s announcement of the IL decision.