Casimir J Fitzgerald

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This study was designed as a population-based study of all cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Western Australia (WA) in 1989. Cases were identified from the State Cancer Registry and from computerized hospital inpatient records. Data were obtained from the records of surgeons and oncologists managing the patients, hospital medical records and pathology and(More)
The effect of immune serum and complement on the in vitro phagocytosis of Babesia rodhaini was investigated. Infected erythrocytes and parasites released from erythrocytes by lysis were phagocytosed by mouse peritoneal macrophages in vitro when the infected erythrocytes or parasites were exposed to hyperimmune B. rodhaini serum. Complement, in the presence(More)
This study was designed as a population-based study of all cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Western Australia (WA) in 1989. Cases were identified from the State Cancer Registry and from computerized hospital inpatient records. Data were obtained from the records of surgeons and oncologists managing the patients, hospital medical records, and pathology(More)
A culture system has been established to produce gram amounts of peritrophic membrane from larvae of the sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina. Peritrophic membrane obtained from this culture has been used to immunize sheep. The immunization produced an immune response which resulted in the average weight of larvae on immunized sheep being only 50% of that of(More)
This study was part of a population-based survey of all cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Western Australia in 1989. The paper concerns histopathology reporting by pathologists in 655 cases of carcinoma of the breast in that year, before the introduction of mammographic screening programmes. Pathological features of the neoplasms are documented, and the(More)
The in vitro phagocytosis of bothBabesia bovis-infected red cells and of parasites exposed by lysis of infected red blood cells is demonstrated in a phagocytic mouse model. Twenty-fourB. bovis immune sera were tested alone or as a pool as were antibodies (DS antibodies) raised against aB. bovis protective fraction, prepared by dextran sulfate precipitation.(More)
A population-based study of all cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Western Australia (WA) in 1989 revealed 701 cases of cancer in 692 women. Three hundred and ninety-six (56.5%) of these cancers had fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology. Forty-three cases were managed non-surgically, on the basis of an FNA diagnosis and without histologic follow up. Of the(More)
Sepsis-induced purpura fulminans is a rare but life-threatening condition characterized by rapidly progressive hemorrhagic infarction of the skin due to dermal vascular thrombosis resulting in tissue loss and severe scarring. Although most commonly related to meningococcal or invasive group A streptococcal disease, it may also be caused by several other(More)