Allison E Bennett

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The variation in marrow colony forming unit-fibroblastic (CFU-F) number in 59 patients (14-87 years of age) undergoing corrective surgery (14 controls; 14-48 years of age) or hip arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis (45 OA; 46-87 years of age) was examined to determine whether marrow CFU-F, derived from marrow stromal fibroblastic stem cells, are(More)
In 20 patients with nephrotic syndrome we confirm previous findings of in vitro platelet hyperaggregability to arachidonic acid, and describe similar hyperaggregability to ristocetin. As previously reported also, the addition of albumin to nephrotic platelet-rich plasmas corrected platelet hyperaggregability to arachidonic acid, but exerted little effect on(More)
Aims/hypothesis. The aim of this study was to examine factors involved in chylomicron production in the streptozotocin diabetic rat, our hypothesis being that the synthesis of the chylomicron is abnormal in diabetes. Methods. Diabetic rats (n = 20) were paired with control rats (n = 20). Cholesterol emulsion was given by gavage and the lymph duct was(More)
Several microbial pathogens stimulate the ectodomain shedding of host cell surface proteins to promote their pathogenesis. We reported previously that Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus activate the ectodomain shedding of syndecan-1 and that syndecan-1 shedding promotes P. aeruginosa pathogenesis in mouse models of lung and burned skin(More)
A major problem in developmental bone biology is the inability to clearly identify early progenitor cells of the osteogenic and related lineages. Identification of these cells is important for the study of their normal development and for determination of potential changes in skeletal diseases. The objective of the present study was to obtain specific(More)
To investigate the effect of different environmental and personal factors on ventilatory function 10,971 children resident and going to school in four areas of Kent were examined. Details of past respiratory illnesses were obtained by a questionary completed by the parents; the examination included measurement of height, weight, and peak expiratory(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to correlate the presence and pattern of distribution of granulomas in resected specimens to clinical characteristics and outcome in patients undergoing surgery for Crohn's disease. METHOD Patients with Crohn's disease who underwent surgical resection between 2001 and 2007 were identified. Pathology slides were reviewed for(More)
The popular concept of a disabled person is of someone who has lost a limb or who is physically deformed in some obvious way. This concept is largely based on the appreciation of structural damage; severity is considered to be dependent on the extent of the damage and criteria based on this approach govern the assessment and award of the disability pensions(More)
Current methods of ranking or scoring disability tend to be arbitrary. A new method is put forward on the hypothesis that disability progresses in regular, cumulative patterns. A model of disability is defined and tested with the use of Guttman scale analysis. Its validity is indicated on data from a survey in the community and from postsurgical patients,(More)