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Twenty-two patients with Sjögren's syndrome uncomplicated by a connective tissue disorder, 31 with Sjögren's syndrome complicated by rheumatoid arthritis, and 21 with rheumatoid arthritis alone were studied with particular reference to changes in the ears and in the upper respiratory and digestive tracts.Epistaxis, soreness and dryness of the throat,(More)
Commercial ophthalmic chloramphenicol solutions and ointments were applied to human eyes, and the concentrations of chloramphenicol in aqueous humor and tear samples were analyzed using gas-liquid chromatography. Within several minutes after a single application of 0.5% chloramphenicol solution, the tear concentrations of the drug had fallen below 1(More)
A comprehensive evaluation of the genotoxic potential of chemicals requires the assessment of the ability to induce gene mutations and structural chromosome (clastogenic activity) and numerical chromosome (aneugenic activity) aberrations. Aneuploidy is a major cause of human reproductive failure and an important contributor to cancer and it is therefore(More)
Leucocyte ascorbic acid (L.A.A.) levels and vitamin C intake were measured in a random sample of men and women aged 62-94 years. L.A.A. distributions are positively skewed but log normal. L.A.A. mean values show no age difference in men but are significantly lower in older women. The mean value for all women (23.88mug/10(8) cells) is significantly higher(More)
Ocular complications associated with long-term systemic corticosteroid therapy include the development of posterior subcapsular cataracts adrenocorticotrophic hormone has been implicated in the causation ofposterior subcapsular cataracts (Crews, I963), glaucoma (Alfano and Platt, I966), and the simultaneous appearance of macular lesions and posterior(More)