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Many patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) have airflow obstruction, with peribronchial and peribronchiolar fibrosis. Endothelin (ET)-1 is a potent bronchoconstrictor with mitogenic activity for airway smooth muscle. Do the levels of ET-1 in sputum support the putative role of ET-1 in contributing to airway remodelling with airflow obstruction in CF? The(More)
Estimation with a whole-body counter of the fall in total body radioactivity due to loss of parenterally administered (59)Fe has been used to measure blood loss in 17 patients with ulcerative colitis. It was shown that blood loss was related to the activity of disease as judged by sigmoidoscopic changes and less obviously to the extent of involvement of the(More)
One hundred and five patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer were included in a randomized trial comparing the activity of vindesine as a single agent with the combination of vindesine and cisplatin. All patients were previously untreated and the majority (70%) had squamous carcinoma. The overall partial response rates in 88 evaluable patients(More)
Death from disseminated infection with BCG (bacille Calmette-Guérin) after routine vaccination is rare, and various immune defects may be responsible. An 18-year-old boy died with widespread lymph-node, bone, lung, and liver involvement 6 years after BCG vaccination. Total numbers of B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes were normal, but T lymphocytes, while(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive condition affecting one in 2,000 live births in the UK. There are few reports of malignant tumours in this condition probably because, until recently, the majority died before the age of 30 years as a result of recurrent and chronic bronchopulmonary infection with impaired growth and development and resistance(More)