John G. Edwards

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We aimed to elucidate the possible role of phenotypic alterations and oxidative stress in age-related endothelial dysfunction of coronary arterioles. Arterioles were isolated from the hearts of young adult (Y, 14 weeks) and aged (A, 80 weeks) male Sprague-Dawley rats. For videomicroscopy, pressure-induced tone of Y and A arterioles and their passive(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of malignant mesothelioma is increasing. There is the perception that survival is worse in the UK than in other countries. However, it is important to compare survival in different series based on accurate prognostic data. The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and the Cancer and Leukaemia Group B(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of extra-pleural pneumonectomy (EPP) on survival and quality of life in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma have, to our knowledge, not been assessed in a randomised trial. We aimed to assess the clinical outcomes of patients who were randomly assigned to EPP or no EPP in the context of trimodal therapy in the Mesothelioma(More)
OBJECTIVE In coronary arteries, hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy, a known risk factor for coronary heart disease) impairs flow-induced dilations, which can be reversed by superoxide dismutase (SOD). To evidence increased O2*- generation and elucidate its source, we characterized changes in activity (lucigenin chemiluminescence, hydroethidine staining) and(More)
Novel species of fungi described in the present study include the following from Australia: Neoseptorioides eucalypti gen. & sp. nov. from Eucalyptus radiata leaves, Phytophthora gondwanensis from soil, Diaporthe tulliensis from rotted stem ends of Theobroma cacao fruit, Diaporthe vawdreyi from fruit rot of Psidium guajava, Magnaporthiopsis agrostidis from(More)
Angiogenesis is essential for tumour growth beyond 1 to 2 mm in diameter. The clinical relevance of angiogenesis, as assessed by microvessel density (MVD), is unclear in malignant mesothelioma (MM). Immunohistochemistry was performed on 104 archival, paraffin-embedded, surgically resected MM samples with an anti-CD34 monoclonal antibody, using the(More)
Dark adaptometry may be a useful diagnostic test and clinical trial endpoint for age-related maculopathy (ARM) because impaired night vision is a hallmark of early ARM. A novel dark adaptometer, the AdaptDx, was evaluated for the detection of ARM. The AdaptDx incorporates a 20-minute protocol optimized for the detection of ARM. ARM patients (N = 17)(More)
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a fatal tumour of increasing incidence which is related to asbestos exposure. This work evaluated expression in MM of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) by immunohistochemistry in 168 tumour sections and its correlations with clinicopathological and biological factors. The microvessel density (MVD) was derived from CD34(More)
OBJECTIVE Malignant mesothelioma (MM) typically presents at an advanced stage. In the UK surgical intervention has been mostly reserved for tissue diagnosis or chemical pleurodesis. However, the role of debulking surgery in symptom control has not been fully explored. METHODS In a prospective cohort study, 51 consecutive patients presenting with MM(More)
BACKGROUND Tumour necrosis (TN) is recognized to be a consequence of chronic cellular hypoxia. TN and hypoxia correlate with poor prognosis in solid tumours. METHODS In a retrospective study the prognostic implications of the extent of TN was evaluated in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and correlated with clinicopathological variables and expression(More)