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Twenty patients undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplantation and 39 patients receiving remission induction chemotherapy for acute leukaemia were entered into a double blind, placebo controlled stratified trial of acyclovir prophylaxis against herpes group virus infections. Within the transplant group intravenous acyclovir 5 mg/kg twice daily given(More)
Plasma urea or creatinine was noted to be raised in 58 of 354 patients treated with intravenous acyclovir. This occurred after intravenous bolus injection of high dosages of acyclovir but the risk was considerably reduced by slow intravenous infusion of the same dosage over one hour, with adequate hydration of the patient and adjustment of dosage in(More)
The fate of intraperitoneally injected or implanted male rat bone marrow-derived stromal cells inside female sibling host animals was traced using Y-chromosome-sensitive PCR. When injected intraperitoneally, Y-chromosome-positive cells were found in all studied organs: heart muscle, lung, thymus, liver, spleen, kidney, skin, and femoral bone marrow with a(More)
The use of three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies is transforming the way that materials are turned into functional devices. We demonstrate in the current study the incorporation of anti-microbial nitrofurantoin in a polymer carrier material and subsequent 3D printing of a model structure, which resulted in an inhibition of biofilm colonization. The(More)
A review of the literature on acyclovir (Zovirax), a new antiherpes drug, with particular activity against herpes simplex virus types I and II and also against varicella-zoster, Epstein-Barr, cytomegalo and herpes B viruses, is presented. The article deals with 'in vitro' and 'in vivo' efficacy in animals, animal toxicity, latency and resistance, the(More)
Sol-gel derived silicas are potential biomaterials both for tissue regeneration and drug delivery applications. In this study, both SiO(2) and calcium and phosphate-containing SiO(2) (CaPSiO(2)) are combined with poly-(DL-lactide) to form a composite. The main properties studied are the ion release rates of biologically important ions (soluble SiO(2) and(More)
In seven out of 16 patients with drug rashes, the leucocytes selectively released beta glucuronidase when incubated in autologous plasma, indicating the possible presence of immune complexes. When the white cells were incubated with the suspected drug in vitro, they tended to react in three different ways. In four out of 16 cases additional beta(More)
Bone tissue engineering requires highly porous three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds with preferable osteoconductive properties, controlled degradation, and good dimensional stability. In this study, highly porous 3D poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) - bioactive glass (BG) composites (PLGA/BG) were manufactured by combining highly porous 3D fibrous BG mesh(More)