Angela C Dunn

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A survey of 73 dairy farms in south-western Victoria was conducted to assess the cost and mean herd incidence of foot lameness for the period from calving to the end of November, 1985, and to identify the herd, management and environmental factors associated with foot lameness. The mean herd size was 125 cows (range 82 to 220). Lameness occurred in 64 (88%)(More)
Persistent infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and inflammatory mechanisms play an important role in cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease. ANCA against BPI, a potent host defence protein with anti-bacterial and anti-endotoxin properties, have been described in CF. We have assessed the relationship of anti-BPI antibodies to pulmonary disease severity in 148(More)
OBJECTIVES to identify the region of bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein (BPI) recognized by anti-BPI ANCA. METHODS sera from 140 patients with a variety of clinical diagnoses (20 systemic vasculitis, 12 cystic fibrosis, 22 bronchiectasis/chronic obstructive airways disease, three diabetes mellitus, 13 chronic renal failure, 12 primary sclerosing(More)
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) represent a useful diagnostic tool in patients with small vessel vasculitis. Circulating ANCA specific for bactericidal/permeability increasing protein (BPI) have been recently reported in adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis(More)
Universal newborn screening programs for metabolic disorders are typically described as a triumph of medicine and public policy in the US over the last 50 years. Advances in science and technology, including the Human Genome Project, offer the opportunity to expand universal newborn screening programs to include many additional metabolic and genetic(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The Military Health System provides universal coverage of all recommended childhood vaccinations. Few studies have examined the effect that being insured by the Military Health System has on childhood vaccination coverage. The purpose of this study was to compare the coverage of the universally recommended vaccines among military(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the success of current newborn screening programs, some critics have argued that in the 1960s hundreds of children with false-positive results for phenylketonuria suffered death or disability from treatment with restrictive diets. Medically adverse outcomes after false-positive results may be a reason to be cautious when expanding current(More)
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