Edward Proctor

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A prospective study was performed on a large outpatient population to evaluate the epidemiology and pathogenicity of Blastocystis hominis. Patients with stool specimens positive for B. hominis and negative for other bacterial and parasitic pathogens were sent a questionnaire and were requested to submit a follow-up specimen for ova-and-parasite examination.(More)
Vascular growth and redistribution of flow can compensate for arterial occlusion and possibly reduce the effects of hypoperfusion. As yet there is limited information on the age-dependent nature of vasculature remodelling. In this study, we have monitored the vascular and morphologic changes using magnetic resonance imaging and histology in a chronic(More)
CBF has been measured with the hydrogen clearance technique in the two cerebral hemispheres of the gerbil under halothane anaesthesia. This has been correlated with changes in local pH, tissue lactate, and phosphorus energy metabolites measured in the same animals with 1H and 31P nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The NMR measurements were made(More)
In a controlled study 67.5% of 200 homosexual men but only 16% of 100 heterosexual men were found to be infected with intestinal parasites. Entamoeba histolytica was isolated from 27% of the homosexual and 1% of the heterosexual men, and Giardia lamblia was isolated from 13% of the homosexual and 3% of the heterosexual men. The presence of symptoms could(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Intestinal ischaemia-reperfusion (IR) can cause liver failure. The aims of this work were to study the effects of intestinal IR on liver energy metabolism and to evaluate the effects of moderate hypothermia. METHODS Intestinal IR (90-minute intestinal ischaemia plus 60-minute or 240-minute reperfusion) was achieved by clamping and(More)
Fifteen clinical isolates of Trichomonas vaginalis were evaluated by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis with transfer to nitrocellulose and by immunoblots probed with human sera. All T. vaginalis isolates showed similar banding patterns by Coomassie brilliant blue and silver staining of the electrophoresis gels and by amido black(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the roles of moderate hypothermia and extraluminal oxygenated perfluorcarbon (PFC) on intestinal metabolism after ischemia-reperfusion. METHODS A model of 30-minute intestinal ischemia followed by 60 minutes of reperfusion was used. The animals were maintained at either normothermia (36.5 to 37.5 degrees C) or moderate(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE STAT-1 is a member of a family of proteins called signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs), and recent studies have shown its involvement in the induction of apoptosis. There is limited information on the role of STAT-1 following stroke. In this study we use MRI measurements of cerebral perfusion and bioenergetic(More)
To determine the role of recently recognized enteropathogens in childhood diarrhea in China, 221 children with diarrhea and 108 controls seen at the Beijing Children's Hospital were studied during April and May 1989. Stools were examined for ova, parasites, and rotavirus, cultured for bacterial pathogens, and probed for enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli(More)
CBF has been measured with the hydrogen clearance technique in the two cerebral hemispheres of the gerbil under halothane anesthesia. This has been correlated with changes in local pH, tissue lactate, and phosphorus energy metabolites measured in the same animals with 1H and 31P nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. We demonstrate a threshold flow value(More)