Learn More
The stimulation by noradrenaline (NA) of inositol phospholipid (PI) breakdown has been studied using rat hippocampal miniprisms. Pretreatment with the monoamine oxidase inhibitor, pargyline, potentiated the stimulation produced by NA. On the other hand, pargyline pretreatment did not affect the stimulation of PI breakdown by the alpha 1-adrenoceptor agonist(More)
Cancer patients at the end of life often take many medications and are at risk for drug interactions. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiology of potential drug interactions in cancer patients receiving supportive care exclusively. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of consecutive adult cancer outpatients attending palliative care(More)
PURPOSE There is concern that financial relationships between sponsors and investigators may bias research results. Our objective was to evaluate the epidemiology of conflicts of interest (COIs) among authors of clinical trials and editorials in oncology and the relationship between COI disclosure and source of funding. METHODS We did a cross-sectional(More)
The deamination of dopamine has been studied in seven regions of human brain. Both A and B forms of the enzyme were found to be active towards this substrate. The ratio of activities of MAO-A: MAO-B was found to vary considerably from brain region to brain region, from about 1:1 for the cerebral and cerebellar cortex to about 1:2 for the pons and medulla(More)
Synaptosomal D-aspartate has been used as a marker for glutamate neurons in control and in postmortem Alzheimer's disease brains. This technique shows a marked (60%) decrease of the glutamate uptake site in cortical and hippocampal regions. There were no significant changes in subcortical regions. We interpret these results as indicating loss of, or damage(More)
Synaptosomal gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) uptake has been used as a biochemical marker for GABAergic terminals in controls and Alzheimer disease brains. Use of this marker suggests a large (ca. 70%) loss of cortical and hippocampal GABA terminals in Alzheimer brain. To explain this observation we suggest that neuron loss in this disorder occurs via a(More)
The concentrations of monoamine oxidase-A and -B have been determined in mitochondria, mitochondrial outer membranes and microsomes from Sprague-Dawley and Wistar rats by determining the binding of tritium-labelled pargyline. Although the amounts of each form present depended on the source and the preparation method, this was paralleled by the specific(More)
OBJECTIVES We described morphologic characteristics, particularly pulmonary anatomy, and determined the prevalence of definitive end states and their determinants in children with pulmonary atresia associated with ventricular septal defect (PAVSD). BACKGROUND Pulmonary atresia associated with ventricular septal defect represents a broad morphologic(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with advanced cancer frequently experience distressful symptoms and receive numerous medications. We describe the symptomatology and medication profile of ambulatory cancer patients receiving exclusively supportive care at the Princess Margaret Hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study. We reviewed(More)
This retrospective study aimed to determine why the incidence of strangulated hernias in adults remains high. Seventy-nine patients presented with clinical evidence of hernia strangulation which required urgent surgery during the period 1979-87. Forty-six patients (58 per cent) had noted a hernia present for at least 1 month before strangulation: 18 (23 per(More)