Adrien Michael Peters

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Neutrophils play a key role in the elimination of pathogens. They are remarkably short-lived with a circulating half life of 6-8h and hence are produced at a rate of 5x10(10)-10x10(10) cells/day. Tight regulation of these cells is vital because they have significant histotoxic capacity and are widely implicated in tissue injury. This review outlines our(More)
Juvenile dermatomyositis in fourteen children who had not responded fully to steroids and other immunosuppressants and who had had chronic active disease for an average of 3 years was successfully treated with cyclosporin. Twelve patients had serious complications of the disease or of previous treatment. The response to cyclosporin included recovery of(More)
Hexamethylpropylene-amineoxime (HMPAO) forms a lipid-soluble neutral complex with 99mTc which is rapidly incorporated into leucocytes in vitro. In six patients with suspected or known inflammatory disease, a "mixed" leucocyte suspension isolated from 85 ml blood anticoagulated with acid-citrate-dextrose was labelled by 99mTc-HMPAO with a mean efficiency of(More)
RATIONALE Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) affects over 200000 people annually in the USA. Despite causing severe, and often refractory, hypoxaemia, the high mortality and long-term morbidity of ARDS results mainly from extra-pulmonary organ failure; however the mechanism for this organ crosstalk has not been determined. METHODS Using autologous(More)
UNLABELLED Multidrug resistance (MDR) due to expression of a membrane-associated permeability glycoprotein (P-glycoprotein [Pgp]) prevents successful cytotoxic chemotherapy for breast cancer. Identification of MDR would facilitate selection of chemotherapy regimens and MDR modulators. This study aimed to evaluate (99m)Tc-sestamibi imaging for predicting(More)
Abstract Following migration into the intestinal mucosa in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), neutrophils enter the intestinal lumen and are excreted. This provides a basis for quantification of disease activity by measuring excreted label following injection of In-111-labeled neutrophils. In severe pan-colitis, 50% of the injected In-111 is typically(More)
18 patients with severe bronchiectasis and persistent purulent sputum production were investigated, by the use of gamma scans, between acute exacerbations of their symptoms to determine localisation and traffic of 111In-labelled granulocytes in the lungs. Labelled granulocytes appeared in the respiratory tract of 16 patients within 24 h of their injection.(More)
Hepatic steatosis is associated with obesity and insulin resistance. Whether hepatic glucose utilisation rate (glucose phosphorylation rate; MRglu) is increased in steatosis and/or obesity is uncertain. Our aim was to determine the separate relationships of steatosis and obesity with MRglu. Sixty patients referred for routine PET/CT had dynamic PET imaging(More)