Chris M Allan

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BACKGROUND Auditory processing disorder (APD) in children has been reported and discussed in the clinical and research literature for many years yet there remains poor agreement on diagnostic criteria, the relationship between APD and cognitive skills, and the importance of assessing underlying neural integrity. PURPOSE The present study used a repeated(More)
The effect of bile acids and piroxicam on the expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigens in colonocytes was evaluated in rats treated with the colonic carcinogen azoxymethane (AOM). Male Fischer-344 rats were fed a basal diet (AIN-76) supplemented with 0.4% cholic acid, 0.4% ursodeoxycholic acid, 0.2% ursodeoxycholic acid plus 0.2% cholic(More)
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is a lipid mediator produced by mast cells, macrophages and Th2 lymphocytes and has been detected in high concentrations in the airways of asthmatic patients. There are two receptors for PGD2, namely the D prostanoid (DP) receptor and the chemoattractant receptor-homologous molecule expressed on Th2 cells (CRTH2). The proinflammatory(More)
A shared language and conceptual framework is essential to successful interprofessional collaboration. The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) provides a shared language and conceptual framework that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. This paper will familiarize readers with the(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding recurrence patterns is vital for guiding treatment. This study describes recurrence patterns for patients with stage IIIB/C head and neck melanoma (HNM) after therapeutic lymph node dissection (TLND) ± adjuvant radiation therapy (RT). We also report outcomes for salvage therapy for patients with isolated regional relapse. METHODS(More)
To test the hypothesis that inflammation in hepatitis C follows mechanisms common to immune-activated pathways, the distributions of T and B cells, adhesion molecules and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) were assessed in liver biopsies with chronic inflammation due to hepatitis C (HCV, n = 8) and other causes (non-HCV, n = 10). Frozen sections(More)
Inflammation of the bile ducts was studied in liver biopsies from patients with chronic hepatitis C to determine whether the frequency of inflamed bile ducts changes with therapy and correlates with other histological variables and expression of class I and II MHC antigens on ductal epithelium. Twenty patients treated at UMMC between 1991 and 1994 underwent(More)
Behavioral manifestations of processing deficits associated with auditory processing disorder (APD) have been well documented. However, little is known about their anatomical underpinnings, especially cochlear processing. Cochlear delays, a proxy for cochlear tuning, measured using stimulus frequency otoacoustic emission (SFOAE) group delay, and the(More)
Relatively few patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with standard doses of interferon-alpha 2b (3 million units per week for 24 weeks) have a sustained response. Our aim was to evaluate whether higher doses of interferon would improve this rate of response. Twenty-four patients with chronic hepatitis C who had failed to respond to (N = 21) or had(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous data suggested that children with suspected auditory processing disorders (APD) often show elevated or absent acoustic reflex thresholds, especially in crossed conditions (e.g. Allen & Allan, 2014 ). This study further explored these effects by measuring acoustic reflex growth functions (ARGF). DESIGN Crossed and uncrossed ARGF slopes(More)