Basil A Bradlow

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The cholesterol-suppressive actions of Palmvitee and γ-tocotrienol were assessed in hypercholesterolemic subjects after acclimation to the American Heart Association Step 1 dietary regimen for four and eight weeks, respectively. The four-week dietary regimen alone elicited a 5% decrease (P<0.05) in the cholesterol level of the 36 subjects. Subjects(More)
A case of disseminated intravascular coagulation in a 13-year-old-boy caused by a bite from a twig snake (Thelatornis kirtlandii capensis) is described. The coagulant enzyme was found to be a single-chain mole-activate prothrombin and factor X as well as weakly accelerating fibrinolysis. Its action on synthetic chromogenic substrates is described. Boomslang(More)
Standard myeloablative conditioning prior to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation has been associated with significant toxicity in patients older than 45 years of age with myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia (MMM). We sought to evaluate the efficacy of a reduced-intensity conditioning regimen for allogeneic HSC transplantation in this(More)
A method was described for the quantitation of precursor prothrombin using a chromogenic substrate S2238 and Dispholidus typus venom. Prothrombin precursor was detected in the adsorbed plasma of all 65 patients on coumadin therapy tested, but was absent in 20 controls. The technic offered a rapid and sensitive method for determining if a prolonged(More)
Acarboxy prothrombin was detected in the plasma of 48 of 128 umbilical cord plasma samples and in all of 65 patients receiving coumadin. None was found in 20 normal adults. Although the prevalence was the same in blacks, whites, and neonates of mixed origin, levels were significantly higher in blacks. There was a negative correlation between the level of(More)
A study of platelet aggregation and MDA production after an oral dose of 300 mg aspirin indicated that partial recovery of platelet function occurred when approximately one third of the circulating platelets had been replaced by new (uninhibited) platelets. In vitro studies on mixtures of normal and aspirin inhibited platelets indicated partial restoration(More)
An elderly woman presented with a postoperative bleeding problem, and a presumptive diagnosis of factor XIII (fibrin-stablilizing factor) deficiency was made. However, on further testing, an inhibitor to factor XIII was detected. She was on isoniazid (INH) therapy at the time. INH has been implicated in other patients who have developed inhibitors to factor(More)