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Azapropazone (APZ) has been compared with standard NSAIDs in title systems to establish aspects of its mode of action on cellular events at inflamed sites. APZ (150 mg kg-1 day-1) given for 10-13 days exhibited a reduction in joint pathology in established adjuvant arthritis in rats comparable with that of indomethacin (2 mg kg-1 day-1) and clobuzarit (20(More)
Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) is required for normal fetal growth and skeletal maturation in late gestation, because null mutations of the IGF-I gene in mice reduce fetal weight and retard ossification of bones. To determine if, conversely, increased abundance of IGF-I promotes fetal growth and skeletal maturation, fetal sheep were infused(More)
1. Using tracer methodology, endogenous glucose production was measured in twenty-six chronically catheterized sheep fetuses during normal fed conditions and in response to a 48 h period of maternal fasting at different gestational ages during the last 10-15 days of gestation (term, 145 +/- 2 days). 2. In normal fed conditions, the rate of fetal glucose(More)
Glycogen and glucose 6-phosphatase levels were measured in a variety of tissues from fetal, newborn and adult pregnant mares. Hepatic and renal glucose 6-phosphatase activities increased with increasing gestational age and rose further in the 24 h after birth to values similar to those observed in maternal tissues. The glycogen content of fetal liver and(More)
Parallel testing for culture recovery of Clostridium difficile was performed using three selective media in each of four anaerobic incubation environmental systems. Testing was completed on 67 stool samples from 60 hospitalized patients in whom C difficile-associated diarrhea was suspected. Three different media were evaluated: CCFA (modified(More)
Liver contains the highest concentrations of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I mRNA in adult rats and sheep and is a major source of circulating IGF-I. In rats, inhibition of hepatic IGF-I production by exogenous IGF-I has been reported. In fetal sheep, skeletal muscle and liver are major sites of IGF-I synthesis and potential sources of circulating IGF-I.(More)
We prospectively evaluated 639 sequential clinical isolates of alpha-hemolytic gram-positive cocci as possible Streptococcus pneumoniae. On the basis of results of tests for optochin susceptibility, tube bile solubility, and the quellung reaction, 74 strains (11.6%) were categorized as unequivocal pneumococci (optochin positive, tube bile solubility(More)
Twenty-five isolates, including six strains of Shigella species, six strains of Salmonella species, five strains of Yersinia enterocolitica, six strains of Campylobacter jejuni, and two strains of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, were inoculated at a concentration of 1.5 x 10(4) colony-forming units/mL into the following transport systems: Fekal Enteric Plus (Trend(More)
The aim was to assess in vitro the antibacterial activity of 10 root canal lubricants. K-Y Jelly personal lubricant, RC-Prep, File-Eze, File-Rite, EndoPrep Gel, Endosure Prep Crème 15%, Prep-Rite, Glyde, SlickGel ES and Alpha Glide were selected and compared in their antimicrobial properties to seven irrigants. Serial dilutions of each agent in tryptic soy(More)
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