James Grime

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1. Aprotinin (Trasylol) is a cationic 6500 Da polypeptide that inhibits proteolytic enzymes, and when labelled with 99mTc it is a reproducible marker for the renal tubular turnover of small filtered proteins in man. Lysine potently inhibits tubular peptide uptake, and may thus depress the uptake and metabolism of aprotinin. This was investigated in 14(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of long term octreotide as adjuvant treatment to programmed endoscopic sclerotherapy after acute variceal haemorrhage in cirrhotic portal hypertension. DESIGN Randomised clinical trial. SETTING University hospital. SUBJECTS 32 patients with cirrhotic portal hypertension. INTERVENTIONS Programmed injection(More)
Biliary excretion scintigraphy with a cholagogic test meal may be used to assess patients with suspected disorders of gall bladder motility. The interpretation of results is frustrated, however, by the lack of information about the range of normal responses in a form suitable for comparative analysis. We present the results of 41 gall bladder emptying(More)
Oral sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) is widely used to treat acidosis in patients with renal failure. However, no data are available in man on the effects on proximal renal tubular protein catabolism or markers of tubular injury. We have developed methods to allow such studies, and both increased tubular catabolism of 99mTc-labelled aprotinin (Apr*), as well as(More)
Very little is known about the normal temporal and quantitative relationships between gastric emptying and gall bladder emptying. Using a non-invasive double isotope technique these relationships were investigated in 22 normal healthy adults. 99Tcm EHIDA was used as the biliary tracer and 113Inm labelled bran as the gastric content tracer. Gastric emptying(More)
1. The new method developed to measure renal tubular degradation of small filtered proteins in patients with normal renal function, using radiolabelled aprotinin (Trasylol) (R. Rustom, J. S. Grime, P. Maltby, H. R. Stockdale, M. Critchley, J. M. Bone. Clin Sci 1992; 83, 289-94), was evaluated in patients with chronic renal failure. 2. Aprotinin was labelled(More)
We derive a new expression for the diagonal matrix elements of irreducible representations of the symmetric group. We obtain this new expression using Cherednik's fusion procedure. However, instead of splitting Young diagrams into their rows or columns, we consider their principal hooks. This minimises the number of auxiliary parameters needed in the fusion(More)
Chronic vascular rejection (CR) is the commonest cause of renal transplant loss, with few clues to etiology, but proteinuria is a common feature. In diseased native kidneys, proteinuria and progression to failure are linked. We proposed a pathogenic role for this excess protein at a tubular level in kidney diseases of dissimilar origin. We demonstrated in(More)
1. The novel method recently developed to measure renal tubular degradation of filtered proteins in man using radiolabelled aprotinin (Trasylol) has been modified to allow the fate and the significance of the renal catabolism of radiolabelled aprotinin to be determined beyond 24h. 2. Ten renal patients with normal kidney function and variable proteinuria(More)
1. Progression to renal failure may be linked to the degree of proteinuria through tubulo-interstitial mechanisms. However, there are no data in man on the kinetics of proximal renal tubular protein catabolism or markers of tubular injury before and after lisinopril. We developed a method to allow such studies, and found increased tubular catabolism of(More)