Edward Blumenstock

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BACKGROUND Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare yet often lethal peripartum complication resulting from rapid cardiovascular collapse. Progress toward a better understanding of this entity has failed to identify either the underlying hemodynamic pathophysiology or an effective evidence-based treatment. CASE A 45-year-old woman with a documented placenta(More)
Escherichia coli with mannose-resistant (MR) pili, in contrast to those with mannose-sensitive (MS) pili, did not adhere to rat peritoneal macrophages and human polymorphonuclear granulocytes, as measured by use of radioactive bacteria and by the chemiluminescence response induced by the cell contact. With some MS-piliated E. coli strains, unpiliated(More)
To determine the microbiologic etiology of acute salpingitis, laparoscopy was used in 26 patients to obtain specimens for a variety of microorganisms directly from the fallopian tube. Simultaneous culdocentesis was performed to obtain peritoneal fluid for microbiologic analysis. A variety of microorganisms were isolated from the fallopian tubes and(More)
A number of Escherichia coli strains isolated from patients with urinary tract infections, bacteremia, or diarrhea were studied with respect to their (i) capacity to agglutinate human AB, bovine, and guinea pig erythrocytes as well as yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) cells; (ii) adhesion to monolayers of cells from human intestine (intestine 407; ATCC(More)
In the presence of luminol, resident as well as thioglycolate-induced and immunized macrophages emitted chemiluminescence more efficiently when the cells were exposed to living Salmonella typhimurium than when they were exposed to the same bacterium killed by ultraviolet light or heat. This phenomenon was observed whether or not the bacterium was opsonized.(More)
The phagocytic capacity of peritoneal macrophages from resistant C3Hf mice and sensitive C57Bl/6 mice was studied in vitro using a virulent and an avirulent strain of Salmonella typhimurium. Virulent and avirulent 3H-labelled bacteria opsonized with normal mouse serum were killed to an equal extent (about 40%) by macrophages from C3Hf mice and C57Bl/6 mice(More)
Association patterns and regulatory properties of chorismate mutase, prephenate dehydratase and prephenate dehydrogenase from Pseudomonas aureofaciens ATCC 15926 were studied. Prephenate dehydrogenase (molecular weight 95000) was separated by Sephadex G-100 chromatography from both the chorismate mutase-prephenate dehydratase I complex (molecular weight(More)
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