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Specific receptor sites for murine epidermal growth factor (EGF) have been characterized and their distribution determined in ovine skin. Binding of 125I-labelled EGF to skin membrane particles was temperature- and time-dependent, with equilibrium being reached within 1 h at 23 degrees C. Analysis of skin biopsies collected from ten castrated Merino sheep(More)
Patients with haematological diseases do not have ready access to hospice services in South Australia. They remain in close contact with a specialist haematology or oncology unit, and are more likely than are patients with solid tumours to receive intensive therapy during a terminal admission. The course of the final month of life was compared for three(More)
1. Plasma concentrations of fentanyl were measured by g.c. in 20 patients (median age: 75 years and range: 54-86 years; eight females) in palliative care receiving the drug by continuous s.c. infusion (median rate: 1200 micrograms day-1 and range: 100-5000 micrograms day-1). 2. The infusion rate was significantly related to the duration of therapy (Spearman(More)
We have observed among patients of the Southern Community Hospice Programme that up to 25% experience acute delirium when treated with morphine and improve when the opioid is changed to oxycodone or fentanyl. This study aimed to confirm by a prospective trial that oxycodone produces less delirium than morphine in such patients. Oxycodone was administered by(More)
Palliative care has been slow to demonstrate that its common interventions are supported by high levels of evidence. There are multiple reasons for this--historical and cultural, as well as the recognised difficulties of conducting studies in dying persons. There are problems in isolating the effect of a single intervention from the many other changing(More)
Clinical and epidemiological observations on 87 cases of donovanosis seen at Port Moresby General Hospital are presented, with detailed reports of three cases in which the disease was more severe. The circumstances of infection described were consistent with venereal transmission. Chloramphenicol and gentamicin were effective in curing the disease, while(More)