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Bronchoalveolar lavage is a safe and simple technique for sampling the inflammatory cells of the lung. However, while its use in the evaluation of pulmonary pathogenic mechanisms is both well accepted and described, its clinical utility is more controversial. Marked variation in results may occur through variation in the lavage procedure. Standardisation of(More)
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a common but serious condition that is related with poor quality of life, morbidity and mortality. Its incidence and associated healthcare costs are rising and its management remains palliative, with median survival ranging from 3 to 12 months. During the last decade there has been significant progress in unravelling the(More)
The spatial localization of enamel and dentin apatite crystals of the rat tooth has been studied by electron microscopic methods—bright field, selected-area dark field, and electron spectroscopic imaging. The sequential events of dentin calcification followed by the formation and growth of enamel crystals were determined and compared to previous studies. In(More)
Ninety-three giant Queensland grouper, Epinephelus lanceolatus (Bloch), were found dead in Queensland, Australia, from 2007 to 2011. Most dead fish occurred in northern Queensland, with a peak of mortalities in Cairns in June 2008. In 2009, sick wild fish including giant sea catfish, Arius thalassinus (Rüppell), and javelin grunter, Pomadasys kaakan(More)
With the projected dramatic increase in the number of people who will be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the coming years, interest is growing in identifying and treating adults at high risk for developing the disorder. Recent research suggests that individuals who will go on to receive a diagnosis of AD exhibit deficits in cognitive performance(More)