Joseph H. Hale

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After injury to the CNS, extracellular matrix molecules such as tenascin are upregulated around the injury site and may be involved in inhibition of axon growth. In the present study, astrocytes were investigated to determine which cell types, growth factors, or cytokines are responsible for the injury-induced regulation of tenascin. The addition of(More)
Metronidazole was found to be active against Bacteroides fragilis strains isolated from human lesions. The minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) were from 0.16 to 2.5 mug/ml and the minimal bactericidal concentrations (MBC) were from 0.16 to 2.5 mug/ml; usually the MIC and MBC figures were equivalent. These levels are easily attainable in the serum(More)
105AD7 is a human monoclonal antibody that mimics the complement regulatory protein, CD55, overexpressed by many solid tumours including osteosarcoma. This study was designed to assess the toxicity and efficacy of this vaccine in a young age group of patients within 1-6 months of myleosuppressive chemotherapy. Out of 28, 20 (71%, 95% CI 51-87%) patients(More)
Neurotrophic factors have been shown to ameliorate neuronal death in several in vitro and in vivo models of neurodegenerative disease. However, delivery of polypeptide growth factors to compromised neurons in the CNS is problematic as the blood-brain barrier prevents systemic delivery, and chronic in-dwelling cannulae are required for intraparenchymal(More)
We report the first large-scale outbreak of echovirus 19 infection. It occurred in the north-east of England during the summer and autumn of 1974. The virus was isolated from 268 patients in the region. The infection spread from the urban to more rural areas, reaching a peak in mid-August. Males were affected more often than females in the ratio 1-6:1. Half(More)
Considerable controversy exists about the value of histologic classifications of gastric adenocarcinoma in the prediction of patient survival. Histologic sections of 75 consecutive gastrectomies were used to compare Lauren and Ming classifications with emphasis on clinical stage, size, location of tumor, desmoplasia, inflammatory reaction, and 5-year(More)