John H. Connolly

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The current DHSS guidelines on immunisation against hepatitis B in mental handicap hospitals recommend vaccination for personnel at risk directly involved in patient care (who may have direct contact with patients or their body fluids) and for new admissions into institutions where the incidence is known to be high. We report a serological survey of(More)
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis is a rare disease which predominantly affects children of school age. The diagnosis is made on the clinical features and the presence of periodic complexes in the electroencephalogram. There is a paretic colloidal gold curve in the cerebrospinal fluid but the cell count and protein are usually within normal limits. The(More)
Rheumatic Disorders-Thompson and Percy JBx oui 83 arthritis, particularly with actively inflamed large joints, and ankylosing spondylitis. The fact that indomethacin is a rapidly effective, non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory agent, like phenyl-butazone, makes it a useful alternative to predni-steroid therapy. As with many other drugs used in the treatment of(More)
Evidence of past zoonotic infection was investigated serologically in randomly selected Northern Ireland farmers. The percentage of farmers with antibody was: Brucella abortus (0.7), Leptospira interrogans serovars (8.1), Borrelia burgdorferi (14.3), Toxoplasma gondii (73.5), Coxiella burnetii (28.0), Chlamydia psittaci (11.1) and Hantavirus (1.2). The(More)
During mammalian pregnancy, one or more semiallogeneic fetuses gestate in direct contact with the maternal circulation and uterine tissue. However, a damaging maternal immune response is not normally provoked. We studied two possible mechanisms for this maternal-fetal tolerance, alone and in combination. First, we directly tested the hypothesis that the(More)
We report the results of a study which examined the prognostic value of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) serology in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Antibody titres to EBV were estimated by indirect immunofluorescence and correlated with the stage of disease. Neither persistent high titres nor falling titres after treatment were found to be reliable(More)