John McKillop

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Chronic delivery of anti-nociceptive molecules by means of cell grafts near the pain processing centers of the spinal cord is a newly developing technique for the treatment of neuropathic pain. The rat neuronal cell line, RN33B, derived from E13 rat brainstem raphe and immortalized with the SV40 temperature-sensitive allele of large T antigen (tsTag), was(More)
BACKGROUND Prostate cancer is a significant health problem among American men. Treatment strategies for androgen-independent cancer are currently not available. Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (Apo2L/TRAIL) is a death receptor ligand that can induce apoptosis in a variety of cancer cell lines, including androgen-independent PC3(More)
None of the authors has a financial or commercial interest in any of the treatments discussed. A.G.M. occasionally acts as a consultant to pharmaceutical companies who manufacture and market products for the treatment of hair loss disorders. This is an updated guideline prepared for the British Association of Dermatologists' (BAD) Clinical Standards Unit,(More)
In this paper we present a new hybrid finite-element/component-modeling approach that can predict the pull-in and release behavior of MEMS switches orders of magnitude faster, and with significantly more behavioral detail, than traditional finite-element or formula-based approaches. The speed and detail allow exploration of the design space, guidance for(More)
Cytotoxic microspheres have been developed for intra-arterial use in patients with liver metastases. Following injection, the distribution of microspheres reflects the pattern of hepatic arterial blood-flow. Vasoactive agents, such as angiotensin II, by producing vasoconstriction in normal liver, might divert arterial blood toward tumour and thereby enhance(More)
By measuring peripheral drug levels in plasma, the effect of combining albumin microspheres with angiotensin II on systemic exposure to 5FU when administered by bolus injection into the hepatic artery in patients with advanced colorectal liver metastases has been assessed. The results suggest that despite hepatic arterial administration of 5FU, there was no(More)
Regional chemotherapy is commonly used to treat patients with colorectal liver metastases. However, improvement in survival has still not been demonstrated. Cytotoxic loaded albumin microspheres for arterial administration have been described as a means of improving the the therapeutic index, but their distribution depends upon the prevailing pattern of(More)
The outlook for patients with colorectal liver metastases is poor. Microspheres have been combined with cytotoxics and administered via the hepatic artery in an attempt to improve tumour drug exposure within the liver. However, it has been suggested that arteriovenous connections might occur in association with intrahepatic tumours causing loss of regional(More)
The pharmacokinetics of 5-fluorouracil (5FU) following its administration via the hepatic artery in conjunction with biodegradable albumin microspheres and angiotensin II have been studied. Peripheral venous concentrations of 5FU are lower and plasma clearance values higher following intrahepatic arterial administration compared with a similar dose(More)
Interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2R) can be detected in serum. We estimated the IL-2R in the serum of 78 women, of whom 30 were diagnosed as having malignant ovarian tumours, five had non ovarian tumours, one had a negative second look laparotomy, 11 had benign ovarian tumours, three had uterine fibroids and 28 were age-matched controls. The results indicated(More)