D J Koffler

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In patients with focal epilepsy, EEG spike rate fluctuates considerably over time. We had previously shown that seizure occurrence played an important role in these fluctuations. We undertook this study to confirm this finding with better control of critical variables such as state of alertness and spike quantification, and to assess the spatial extent of(More)
The spike-and-wave detection scheme described in this report is based on the recognition of groups of spikes and sharp waves with loosely defined temporal and inter-channel relationships; presence of a slow wave is required only with spikes of low amplitude. Particular attention is paid to artefacts. This method allows the detection of classical 3/sec(More)
The role of the membrane attack complex (MAC) as a mediator of renal tissue injury was evaluated in rats affected by bovine serum albumin (BSA)-induced immune complex glomerulonephritis. Immunofluorescence studies revealed concurrent deposits of IgG, BSA, C3, and the MAC along glomerular capillary walls, although the MAC manifested a more restricted(More)
The membrane attack complex (MAC) of the complement system was localized in both glomeruli and peritubular regions of 22 kidneys manifesting systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) nephritis. A similar distribution was observed for immune complex markers (IgG, Clq, and C3) and MAC in glomeruli, although the deposits of MAC were more discrete and showed lesser(More)
A radioimmunoassay for the detection of antibodies in human serum to tritium-labeled HeLa cell cytoplasmic ribosomes was developed with the use of Macaloid for the inhibition of endogenous ribonuclease activity. Antibodies were observed in the serum of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in high incidence and titer. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis(More)
Data evaluation is a crucial step when it comes to the determination of accurate and precise isotope ratios computed from transient signals measured by multi-collector-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICPMS) coupled to, for example, laser ablation (LA). In the present study, the applicability of different data evaluation strategies (i.e.(More)
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