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BACKGROUND Large rearrangements in BRCA1 and BRCA2 occur in a small percentage (< 1%) of patients tested for hereditary breast (BC) and ovarian cancer. It is unclear what factors predict BRACAnalysis Large Rearrangement Test (BART) positivity. METHODS Data from 6 centers were included in this analysis. Individuals with negative Comprehensive BRACAnalysis(More)
Human milk was pasteurised at 62.5 degrees C for 30 minutes. This treatment resulted in a 99.99 percent drop in the bacterial count of the milk. Only non-pathogenic organisms remained, and both Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus were destroyed. There was some reduction (less than 50 percent) of the activities of specific antibody to E. coli and(More)
In 42 infants of hepatitis B e antigen positive carrier mothers a randomised study of a low dose (5 micrograms) hepatitis B vaccine regimen starting within 24 hours of birth with or without hepatitis B immunoglobulin (0.25 ml/kg) showed that in the vaccine group 72% were antibody positive at the age of one year and in the vaccine plus immunoglobulin group(More)
Chronic deficiencies in the complement pathway proteins are associated with an increased risk of meningococcal disease. Such deficiencies are caused by primary congenital immunodeficiency of a complement protein, properdin or mannose binding lectin, or are secondary to consumption of complement by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or membranoproliferative(More)
Newborn infants of mothers who were chronic carriers of hepatitis Bs antigen (HBsAg) were randomly allocated to be treated or not treated with hyperimmune hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIg) at birth and six weeks and were then followed up to one year with sequential blood tests. Ninety percent of all untreated infants born of mothers positive for both HBsAg(More)