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BACKGROUND It is possible that many deaths from pneumonia may involve the generation of inflammatory mediators and tissue damage by activated phagocytes. To test this hypothesis phagocyte function, plasma levels of interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha), and soluble interleukin 2 receptor (IL-2R), disease severity, and outcome have(More)
Small cell carcinoma (SCC) is considered to be of neuroendocrine origin. Neurone specific enolase (NSE) and PGP 9.5 are markers of neural and neuroendocrine differentiation. S-100 protein is a marker of glial differentiation. The expression of these markers in endobronchial biopsy and lung tumour resection specimens was studied to see if any diagnostic,(More)
INTRODUCTION In 2006, our provincial government initiated a program to reduce wait times for total hip or knee replacements by referring patients to a single tertiary-care centre. This program provided an opportunity to identify risk factors for perioperative complications as part of a continuing quality improvement project. We report the risk of(More)
18 patients with severe bronchiectasis and persistent purulent sputum production were investigated, by the use of gamma scans, between acute exacerbations of their symptoms to determine localisation and traffic of 111In-labelled granulocytes in the lungs. Labelled granulocytes appeared in the respiratory tract of 16 patients within 24 h of their injection.(More)
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