Julie Fortin

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BACKGROUND Cyanide-poisoned patients are potential organ donors provided that organs are not damaged by the poison or by antidotal treatment. CASE STUDY A patient with third-degree burns and smoke inhalation-associated cyanide poisoning confirmed by measurements of whole blood cyanide was found in cardiac arrest and administered epinephrine and(More)
Infections caused by Streptococcus suis, a major swine pathogen, include meningitis, arthritis, pneumonia and septicaemia. In this study, we investigated interactions that may occur between human brain microvascular endothelial cells (HBMEC), the main constituent of the blood-brain barrier, and S. suis. We show that S. suis acquires plasmin activity in a(More)
A limit dilution technique was used to study the frequency of cytotoxic T cell precursors (f pre Tc) in the peripheral blood lymphocytes (pbl) of naive and alloimunized mice. It was found that alloimmune mice showed a 2- to 5-fold specific increase in the f pre Tc reactive to the immunizing alloantigens. This technique was further adapted for use as a(More)
B6AF1 mice were sensitized to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigens by rejection of B10.D2 skin allografts. The effects of various protocols of treatment with antithymocyte serum (ATS), Bordetella pertussis vaccine, and donor strain lymphocytes were tested in these mice, and the results were assessed by in vitro testing for abrogation of(More)
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