Dorothy Adcock

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In the present study, 52 patients with cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and variceal hemorrhage underwent either an elective or an emergency side-to-side portacaval shunt operation. Vasopressin was infused intravenously at 60 units/hour from just prior to abdominal incision until completion of the anastomosis. Eight of 35 patients who received vasopressin(More)
The pulmonary lymph flow rate (QL) should be a function of the lymph vessels' resistance and the pressure gradient along the vessels. We attempted to study how these factors affect lymph flow. We assumed that the lymph system could be represented by a single pressure generated within the lung (PL) and a single resistance (RL). Thus, QL should be a function(More)
The impact of intravesical chemotherapy prophylaxis on recurrence of superficial transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder is poorly defined. The objective of this report is to present a meta-analysis of the available clinical trial data to quantify the effect of intravesical chemotherapy on tumor recurrence following complete transurethral resection(More)
Previous studies have shown dose-dependent growth inhibition of the human mammary carcinoma cell line MDA-MB-231 xenotransplanted in athymic mice using retinol. In this study, the growth inhibitory effect of retinoic acid (RA) and 13-cis-retinoic acid (13-cis-RA) was examined in vitro and in vivo. With both agents there was dose-related growth inhibition in(More)
Pulmonary edema that follows upper airway obstruction may occur in a variety of clinical situations. The predominant mechanism is forced inspiration against a closed or occluded glottis, inducing large intrapleural and transpulmonary pressure gradients favoring the transudation of fluid from the pulmonary capillaries into the interstitium. Postanesthetic(More)
Transforming growth factor beta (TGFbeta) plays an important role in cancer, but accurate measurement of circulating TGFbeta is complicated by the high TGFbeta content of platelets which can release TGFbeta ex vivo. We evaluated the use of citrate-theophylline-adenosine-dipyridamole (CTAD) tubes to reduce preanalytical variation in TGFbeta measurements(More)
Ligneous (pseudomembranous) inflammation of the female genital tract is a rare and unusual condition characterized by extensive subepithelial fibrin deposition and associated inflammation. Ligneous inflammation in extragenital sites, predominantly the conjunctiva, has been linked to plasminogen deficiency. Individuals with plasminogen deficiency are unable(More)
Endotoxin may cause an increase in pulmonary capillary permeability and thus promote edema formation. We used a gravimetric technique to estimate the pulmonary capillary filtration coefficient (KF) and the maximum capillary pressure at which the lung could maintain a constant weight (Pccritical) in dogs after intravenous administration of Escherichia coli(More)
BACKGROUND Protein induced by vitamin K absence (PIVKA)-II, inactive precursor of prothrombin, is elevated in vitamin K (VK) deficiency. Our aims were to find the prevalence of VK deficiency in neonates, assess the utility of international normalized ratio (INR) as a screening tool, and explore the relationship between PIVKA-II, activated partial(More)