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The immunomodulator Betafectin(R) PGG-glucan is a homopolymer of glucose derived from yeast cell walls which has been demonstrated to enhance leukocyte anti-infective activity in vitro and in vivo, without the induction of proinflammatory cytokines. We report here the purification of a PGG-glucan-binding element from human leukocytes and its identification… (More)
PGG-Glucan, a soluble beta-(1,6)-branched beta-(1,3)-linked glucose homopolymer derived from the cell wall of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is an immunomodulator which enhances leukocyte anti-infective activity and enhances myeloid and megakaryocyte progenitor proliferation. Incubation of human whole blood with PGG-Glucan significantly enhanced the… (More)
Five examples of subdural air under tension after surgical evacuation of chronic subdural hematoma are presented. This complication can account for lack of improvement of worsening. The diagnosis is easily made with skull X-rays or computed tomography. A simple treatment using a percutaneous catheter connected to negative pressure is suggested.
A zero to 100 digital scoring system for brain injury has been devised. Items scored are vital signs, ability to speak and follow commands, or when unable to do so, a nonverbal response to pain, pupillary reactivity and equality, eyelid opening, and extremity strength. Certain parameters are weighted more heavily than others. The system also allows the… (More)
Ž . Ž . PGG-Glucan, a soluble b1,6 -branched b1,3 -linked glucose homopolymer derived from the cell wall of the yeast Saccharomyces cereÕisiae, is an immunomodulator which enhances leukocyte anti-infective activity and enhances myeloid and megakaryocyte progenitor proliferation. Incubation of human whole blood with PGG-Glucan significantly enhanced the… (More)
Extracts of the biomasses and fermentation broths of 217 extremophilic microorganisms isolated from a number of locales were screened for antifungal activity using whole-cell and mechanism-based in vitro assays. Importantly, eleven broth extracts had activity against several Candida species and Aspergillus fumigatus in whole-cell in vitro assays. One broth… (More)
Twenty-five patients with malignant glioma were randomized to receive radiation therapy only or radiation therapy and oral Levamisole. There were no differences in survival between the two groups and therefore no advantage in the use of Levamisole in glioblastoma could be demonstrated.