Robert Turner

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Dr. A. Robert Turner MD, FRCPC

Clinical Interests

Current interests include the use of high dose chemotherapy followed by autologous bone marrow rescue in the treatment of resistant and recurrent malignancy. I continue to follow patients with hemophilia through the Northern Alberta Comprehensive Hemophilia Clinic.

Research Interests

Recent Publications

  1. TURNER AR. "False positive results and HIV seroprevalence rates." Letter to the Editor, CMAJ, 144:627, 1991.
  2. TURNER AR, Kelton JG, Bowman JM, Preiksaitis JK, Larke RPB. "Immunoglobulins." Annals of the RCPSC, 24:140-141, 1991.
  3. Hart W, Jacobs P, TURNER AR. "Estimating the cost of expanding an apheresis program." Transfusion, 31:538-541, 1991.
  4. Janowska-Wieczorek A, Mayani H, Shen S, Tupas J, Belch AR, Morrish DW, Miller GG, TURNER AR. "Similarities in long term cultures of blood and bone marrow from patients with acute myelogenous leukemia." Int'l. J. Cell Cloning, 9:461-473, 1991.
  5. Kopetsky DP, Jacobs P and TURNER AR. "Joint Costs in Health Care: Application to blood component production." Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 15(1):48-55, 1992.
  6. Jacobs P, TURNER AR, Saunders LD. "Economic costs of self-sufficiency in blood products: the case of albumin." Restructuring the Health Services System: How do we get there from here? pp 301-305, (eds) Raisa Deber and Gail G. Thompson. Univers
  7. TURNER AR. "A rational approach to the assessment of anemia." Canadian Journal of Continuing Medical Education 5:19-29, 1993.
  8. Liesveld JL, Rush S, Kempski MC, TURNER AR, Brennan JK, Gasson JC and Abboud CN. "Phenotypic characterization of the human fibrous histiocytoma GCT cell line and its cytokine repertoir." Experimental Hematology 21:1342-1352, 1993.
  9. Choi MV, Mant M, TURNER AR, Akabutu J, Aaron SL. "Successful reversal of neutropenia in Felty's syndrome with recombinant granulocyte colony stimulating factor." British Journal of Hematology 86:663-664, 1994.
  10. Garcia-Lloret M, Morrish DW, Wegmann TG, Honore LH, TURNER AR, Guilbert LJ. "Demonstration of functional cytokine-placental interactions: CSF-1 and GM-CSF stimulate human cytotrophoblast differentiation and peptide hormone secretion." Experiment
  11. TURNER AR, Melnyk A, Clark G. "MDS and acute monocytic leukemia after retinoblastoma. British Journal of Haematology 92:249,1996.
  12. Zibdawi LA, Halls SB, TURNER AR, Poppema S. "Massive splenic involvement in sarcoidosis: clinical, MRI and CT correlations. Submitted to Can. Assoc. Radiol. September 1995.
  13. Nabholtz JM, Gluck S, Fargeot P, MacLean G, Ho A, Mayer F, TURNER AR, Germond C, de Gislain C, Larratt L, Sinoff C, Doreen M, Guerrin J. "High dose chemotherapy (HDCT) with mitoxantrone, cyclophosphamide, vinblastine or carboplatin with autologous bone marrow support."
  14. Russell JA, Brown C, Bowen T, Luider J, Ruether JD, Stewart D, Chaudhry A, Jorgenson K, Coppes MJ, TURNER AR, Larratt L, Desai S, Poon M-C, Klassen J. "Allogeneic blood cell transplants for haematological malignancy: preliminary comparison of outcomes with bone marrow transplantation". Bone Marrow Transplantation (in press).

Recent Abstracts

  1. McClure W, Boucher P, TURNER R, Fenyves B, Levin R, Akabutu J. "Long term follow-up of joint replacement surgery in HIV positive and negative patients with hemophilia. XX International Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia, Athens, Greec
  2. Janiak M, Sawicki G, Belch AR, Hashmi HR, TURNER AR, Janowska-Wieczorek A. "Expression of fibronectin receptors (VLA-4 and VLA-5) transcripts in acute myeloblastic leukemia." Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clini
  3. Clarke G, Podlosky L, Petrie L, Riddell A, Hannon J, TURNER AR, Boshkov L. Investigation of 54 patients with acute respiratory compromise post platelet transfusion. Presented at the Canadian Red Cross Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Whistler,
  4. Stevens K, McLellan J, MacLean A, Metera E, McDannold G, Leach L, TURNER R, Hannon J. "Changing operations to comply with CGMP regulations: A practical application of quality management techniques and tools". Presented at the Canadian Red Cross
  5. Janowska A, TURNER AR, Nabholtz J-M. Autologous blood cell transplantation: The Edmonton experience. CSTM SCMT Bulletin (abstract #O10) 7:76, 1995.
  6. Janowska-Wieczorek A, Sumoski W, Montano J, TURNER AR and Nabholtz J-M. "Mobilizing and collecting blood stem cells for double transplants in patients with metastatic breast cancer". 2nd International Conference of the International Society for H
  7. TURNER AR. "Therapy of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia with alpha 2B interferon". Blood 86(10) Supp1:197a, 1995.

Book Chapters:

TURNER AR. "Hematologic aspects of palliative medicine." Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine pp 486-491, (eds.) Doyle D., Hanks W.C. and MacDonald N. Oxford University Press, April 1993.

TURNER AR. "Hematology of palliative medicine." Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, (eds.) Doyle D., Hanks WC and MacDonald N. Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition, 1996 (in press).