Dawczynski J Blum

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Septic necrosis of the internal carotid artery is a major complication of peritonsillar abscess. Although once a common complication, its occurrence is rare since the introduction of antibiotics. A 12-year-old girl was referred to our institution after a false aneurysm of the internal carotid artery had been entered during routine tonsillectomy for a(More)
The etiology, pathophysiology, and natural history of Menière's syndrome are poorly understood. The reported studies have had inadequate followup or insufficient numbers of patients to allow conclusions about the natural history. Our study group was 119 patients who had the classic symptom complex of episodic vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss in the year(More)
The duck histone H5 and human H1 zero were inserted into the thymidine kinase (TK) gene of vaccinia virus and the interferon sensitivity of their expression under the control of the viral TK and P7.5 promoters in chick embryo fibroblasts (CEF) was compared to the interferon sensitivity of vaccinia virus WR specific TK induction. Expression and transport of(More)
The interferon sensitivity of the expression of an influenza-virus hemagglutinin (HA) gene cloned into the thymidine kinase (TK) gene of vaccinia virus was studied in chick embryo fibroblasts (CEF) and Madin-Darby bovine kidney (MDBK) cells. In CEF, the expression of the HA gene is inhibited by pretreatment of cells with homologous interferon. In MDBK(More)
Laryngeal airway resistance was measured in anesthetized dogs ranging in age from one day to adult during central and peripheral chemoreceptor stimulation by hypoxia and hypercapnia. Chemoreceptor-mediated regulation of airway resistance was found to be qualitatively similar in all age groups; however, there was a progressive increased sensitivity to both(More)
The respiratory system undergoes many changes with maturation, resulting in increased capacity and efficiency. In an effort to determine the effects of maturation on airway control, laryngeal airway resistance was studied from infancy to adulthood in dogs. Reflex regulation of laryngeal airway resistance in response to chemoreceptor stimulation was found in(More)
Response of retinal arteriole diameter to increased blood pressure during acute hyperglycaemia. Quantitative analysis of retinal vessel diameter reduction after photocoagulation treatment for retinopathy of prematurity. Intravenous administration of clonidine reduces intraocular pressure and alters ocular blood flow. analysis of retinal vessel diameter in(More)
To define the relationship between central control of upper airway muscles and respiratory muscle function, the electromyographic responses of the dilator nares muscles to stimulation of chemoreceptors and pulmonary receptors were studied in six anesthetized dogs. Only at maximal levels of hypoxia was the inspiratory activity of the dilator nares(More)
To elucidate the structural basis responsible for the reduced IFN sensitivity of expression of the histone H1(0) and H5 gene, integrated into the vaccinia virus genome, vaccinia virus thymidine kinase (VV-TK)-histone H1(0)/H5 fusion genes were constructed and translocated into the TK locus of the VV genome. The chimeric genes, consisting of parts of either(More)