Annie Fields

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OBJECTIVES Faecal serine proteases (FSPs) may play a role in irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D), but their origin is unclear. We aimed to structurally characterise them and define the impact of colonic cleansing and transit time. DESIGN Faecal samples were obtained from 30 healthy volunteers (HV) and 79 patients with IBS-D participating in a(More)
BACKGROUND Most methods of assessing colonic motility are poorly acceptable to patients. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can monitor gastrointestinal motility and fluid distributions. We predicted that a dose of oral polyethylene glycol (PEG) and electrolyte solution would increase ileo-colonic inflow and stimulate colonic motility. We aimed to investigate(More)
The tumoricidal effect of the activation of hematoporphyrin derivative (HpD), by an argon-ion-dye-laser (wavelength 630 nm), was investigated in the Buffalo rat bearing subcutaneous implants of the Morris 7777 hepatoma. Tumor growth was monitored by measuring the tumor volume with constant force calipers. In control animals and those that were pretreated(More)
The dose response and time course of micronucleated polychromatic erythrocytes (mPCE) in cat peripheral blood induced by various doses (150-250 mg/m2) of carboplatin in vivo was determined. The data indicate that carboplatin produced a significant (p < 0.05) dose-dependent increase in the number of mPCE over baseline values; however, the times following(More)