Allan M Levy

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OBJECTIVE To explore the potential role of eosinophils in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). DESIGN We measured the concentrations of eosinophil granule proteins-namely, major basic protein, eosinophil peroxidase, eosinophil cationic protein, and eosinophil-derived neurotoxin-in gut lavage fluid. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ten healthy(More)
Patients with major trauma often cannot be given the benefit of preventive measures such as pneumatic compression boots and low-dose heparin against pulmonary embolism. The Greenfield filter is accepted as a safe and effective method of prophylaxis of this complication. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of placement of the Greenfield filter(More)
The feasibility of angioscope-assisted occlusion of venous tributaries from within a vein using a steerable 'shaped-memory' nickel-titanium (nitinol) alloy catheter and occlusion coils was evaluated. An initial series of tests was designed to establish the necessary pressure (275 p.s.i., 1897.5 kPa), time (1.5 s) and volume (2.5 ml normal saline)(More)
Systolic time intervals were measured in 27 normal newborn infants before and after administration of oral digoxin (30 ,ug/kg). Systolic intervals were also measured in 10 newborns and infants with congestive heart failure before and after this same 30 pg/kg dose of digoxin, but also after administration of a much larger "digitalizing dose" of 80 ug/kg.(More)
BACKGROUND Shiitake mushrooms are a dietary staple in Asia and are increasingly popular worldwide. A cholesterol-lowering study with shiitake showed that 17 of 49 participants withdrew because of rash or abdominal discomfort, and two had marked eosinophilia. One of these latter participants was subsequently challenged for 14 days with shiitake powder and(More)