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Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy has been established as a fast spectroscopic method for biochemical analysis of cells and tissues. In this research we aimed to investigate FTIR's utility for identifying and characterizing different modes of cell death, using leukemic cell lines as a model system. CCRF-CEM and U937 leukemia cells were treated(More)
A highly sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique was observed for serological detection of antibodies against platelets. A covalently bound to Sepharose CL-4B was used to enrich sera in the IgG3 subclass of antibodies. The ELISA procedure as applied to detect anti-platelet antibodies in patients with herpes or rubella viral infections(More)
The Acute Physiologic Score and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II and the Simplified Acute Physiologic Scale (SAPS) II are two of the more commonly employed predictors of outcome and performance in the intensive care unit setting. However, controversy persists about whether the scores generated by these systems have similar predictive value. This study(More)
Several disturbances in platelet function have been reported in migraineurs including serotonin (5-HT) metabolism and abnormal aggregability of platelets. The present work compared platelets taken from migraineurs during attacks and at headache-free periods with those of controls. The results demonstrated a tendency to increased aggregability during attacks(More)
Adhesiveness in citrated whole blood is critically pH dependent at hydrogenion concentrations close to the physiological range. While platelets in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) adhere poorly in glass-bead columns, washed platelets and particularly gel-filtered platelets (GFP), prepared from PRP, are adhesive, Separation of PRP on a Sepharose 2B column revealed(More)
BACKGROUND Failure of arterial serum lactate to achieve normal levels has been associated with an increased mortality among medical and trauma patients. At our institution the ability of the patient to normalize arterial serum lactate has been utilized as an end point of resuscitation. In this study, we examine the correlation between length of time to(More)
Paraplegia has been an unpredictable, devasting complication following operations upon the thoracoabdominal aorta for over 30 years. The frequency ranges from 0.5% with operations for coarctation to as high as 15% following surgery for thoracoabdominal aneurysms. Both uncertainty and controversy exist about the value of different protective methods during(More)
To test the hypothesis that suboptimal preparation of saphenous veins may adversely affect early patency of aorta-coronary artery bypass grafts, a nonrandomized prospective study was undertaken comparing two methods of saphenous vein preparation prior to grafting. Forty recatheterizations were performed during the postoperative hospital stay (approximately(More)