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The central nervous system toxicity and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pharmacokinetics of 3-[(4-amino-2-methyl-5-pyrimidinyl)ethyl]-1-(2-chloroethyl)-1- nitrosoureas, a (ACNU) were determined in beagles and compared to those for three other nitrosoureas, 1-(2-chloroethyl)-3-(2,6-dioxo-3-piperidyl)-1-nitrosourea, 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea, and(More)
A method is described for the simultaneous determination of the rates of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) and regional cerebral glucose utilization (rCMRgl) in 6-7 mg brain samples dissected from multiple areas of interest. The method utilizes [131I]iodoantipyrine ([131I]IAP) to measure rCBF by indicator fractionation, and [14C]2-deoxyglucose to measure(More)
The neurotoxic effects and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pharmacokinetics of bleomycin were evaluated in beagles after chronic intraventricular administration twice a week for 8 consecutive weeks. Bleomycin was reasonably well tolerated at doses of 0.067 to 0.3 mg/week. Doses higher than 0.3 mg/week produced marked elevation of CSF protein levels and a(More)
A new portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) screening tool was evaluated for its effectiveness in arsenic (As) quantification in human finger and toe nails ([Formula: see text]). Nail samples were measured for total As concentration by XRF and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Using concordance correlation coefficient (CCC), kappa,(More)
The brain uptake index (BUI) for [13N]ammonia was measured in 7 areas of the rat brain at 8 different pH values ranging from 6.58 to 7.73. When the regional BUI was plotted as a function of the pH of the test bolus, a significant linear correlation was found for each region (P less than 0.001). The highest slope was observed in the thalamus-basal ganglia(More)
The relationship of suture bite size, suture diameter, and fascial thickness to strength of wound closure was studied in cadaveric linea alba. All soft tissue was removed from the fascia of 12 abdominal walls that were cut into 346 test sections. A single suture loop was placed in each section, simulating laparotomy closure with interrupted technique.(More)
In order to decide on a suitable sampling depth for grassland soil treated with sewage sludge and to assess implications for grazing animals, a field trial on two soils was designed to estimate the distribution of metals in grassland soil profiles following surface applications of sludge. Thus the sites represented permanent grassland where no form of(More)
We have developed a method for the synthesis of C-11 iodoantipyrine. Carbon-11-labeled methyl iodide, prepared from 11CO2, was used to methylate 3-methyl-1-phenyl-2-pyrazolin-5-one to form C-11 antipyrine. Following silica-gel column chromatography and iodination, radiochemical purity of the C-11 iodoantipyrine was more than 99.5%, with a 10% yield and a(More)
  • J A Campbell
  • 1982
Transcutaneous nerve stimulation as a non-invasive technique for the relief of pain is becoming very popular. The electrical characteristics of ten commercially available stimulators were examined. Particular attention was paid to their performance under varying loads, and to the calibration of their amplitude, pulse width and frequency controls. The need(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) makes it possible to employ an in vivo autoradiographic paradigm to measure regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in man. In this study, we synthesized the positron-emitting radiopharmaceutical 11C-iodoantipyrine (11C-IAP) and validated its suitability as a CBF tracer. 11C ( T and one-half 20.4 min) was produced by the(More)
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