George H Browne

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In patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) the RBCs, neutrophils (PMNs), monocytes, and platelets derived from the abnormal clone are deficient in the complement-regulatory protein decay-accelerating factor (DAF). RBC acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and leukocyte alkaline phosphatase (LAP) activities are also characteristically low. DAF, AChE,(More)
The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), methylcholanthrene (MCA), is a well studied carcinogen and a teratogen. MCA and other PAH cause immune suppression of B cell and T cell responses in mice and MCA had been reported to induce thymus atrophy. Here we show that MCA treatment causes thymus atrophy in adrenalectomized mice and in C57BL/6 and DBA/2 mice(More)
Often, it is difficult to distinguish follicular lymphoma from reactive follicular hyperplasia histologically. Immunotypic evidence of monoclonality cannot be demonstrated routinely or reliably in routine paraffin-embedded sections. To determine whether a panel of monoclonal antibodies reactive with lymphoid cells in paraffin-embedded sections might be(More)
Systemic amyloidosis is a rare but recognized complication of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. We report the cases of two siblings with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa who died of complications associated with systemic amyloidosis (AA type). This is the first report of systemic amyloidosis in siblings with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.
STUDY OBJECTIVES This study assesses how often local US hospitals provide smoking cessation information in the following two ways: via hospital Web sites; and via routing incoming phone calls to their hospital switchboards to an in-house smoking cessation clinic. DESIGN Random survey of US hospitals. SETTING US hospital Web pages and telephone(More)
Von Hippel Lindau disease is a dominantly inherited familial cancer syndrome, characterized by retinal, spinal, and cerebellar haemangioblastomas, renal cell carcinomas, and phaeochromocytomas. Cysts of the kidney and pancreas may also occur. We describe a large three-generation Irish family with VHL disease who initially presented with features typical of(More)
Humanistic psychology is a psychological perspective which rose to prominence in the mid-20th century, drawing on the work of early pioneers like Carl Rogers and the philosophies of existentialism and phenomenology. It adopts a holistic approach to human existence through investigations of meaning, values, freedom, tragedy, personal responsibility, human(More)
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