Dania M Lynch

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OBJECTIVE Studies have noted the relatively common occurrence of positive urine results with the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories Venom Detection Kit (VDK) when testing patients with suspected snakebite who are not envenomed. Possible explanations have been false positive test results or subclinical envenoming. We investigated a third possibility, that there(More)
Microvascular endothelial cells actively participate in local regulation of blood flow and blood-tissue exchange by producing various vasoactive substances including nitric oxide (NO). This study examined microcirculatory changes in the early stage of thermal injury and the NO-related mechanisms. Resistance arterioles of rat cremaster muscle were observed(More)
Female SJL/J mice are more susceptible to development of experimental autoimmune myositis than most other mouse strains. Since complement has been implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory muscle disease in humans, quantitative and qualitative studies of complement C3 were undertaken in SJL/J and BALB/c mice to determine whether complement may(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe revascularization practice for acute myocardial infarction in a sample of Australasian hospitals during 1999. DESIGN Survey for the 1999 calendar year. SETTING Hospitals with Australasian College for Emergency Medicine-accredited emergency departments in Australia and New Zealand. PARTICIPANTS Forty-eight hospitals of 80 surveyed(More)
Trichomonas vaginalis is a flagellated protozoan which causes trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease of the human genitourinary tract. The importance of the alternative complement pathway in host defence against T. vaginalis was investigated in vitro. Kinetic studies utilising immunofixation following electrophoresis showed that both a strongly and(More)
Mice deficient in the fifth component of complement are known to be extremely susceptible to lethal challenge with Candida albicans. However, male mice, that have significantly higher concentrations of serum C5 than females, were markedly more susceptible to infection. This difference was observed in both susceptible (CBA/H) and resistant (BALB/c) mice.(More)
A monospecific goat antiserum was prepared against a putative C3 protein (QuC3) from serum of the Western Australian macropod Setonix brachyurus (quokka) using the classical method previously used to produce antiserum against C3 from other mammalian species. Sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoretic analysis of reduced immunoprecipitated(More)
Thirty-seven compounds, including 17 biguanides, 6 carbamimidates, and 14 bisbiguanides, were evaluated for potential antiplaque activity by measuring their minimum inhibitory concentrations [MIC (M)] against Streptococcus mutans no. 6715. Linear regression analysis was conducted with the log 1/MIC (M) values and log P, pi, sigma, and MR. The best(More)