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BACKGROUND Results of liver transplantation have improved significantly over the last three decades. Hospital volume has been cited as an important outcome factor. The South Australian (SA) programme commenced in 1992 as the fourth centre in Australia. METHODS Patient and graft survival curves were computed from the Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) Liver(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the clinical effects of Spirulina in-situ gel as an adjunct to Scaling And Root Planning (SRP) in the treatment of chronic periodontitis subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS 64 sites were selected with probing pocket depth of ≥5mm and they were divided into 2 groups; 33 sites were treated with SRP along(More)
Mobilized peripheral blood precursor cells (PBPC) are used with increasing frequency to restore autologous hematopoiesis following high-dose radio-chemotherapy. The success of this method has aroused interest in the use of mobilized PBPC for allogeneic transplants. This approach would eliminate the need for marrow aspiration and general anesthesia. In this(More)
Several hematopoietic cytokines have been investigated for their potential to provide protection from the lethal consequences of bone marrow aplasia after total body irradiation (TBI). Some can increase the dose of irradiation tolerated by the animals; none allow endogenous recovery after doses such as administered in clinical blood or marrow(More)
Hematologic values of peripheral blood from normal adult New Zealand White rabbits were determined by five different automated flow cytometers in use in a routine clinical hematology laboratory: Technicon H1, Coulter Counter CC540, Coulter Counter VCS, Sysmex NE8000 and Sysmex R1000. The software designed for human blood analysis was used in all instances(More)
Erythrocyte acetylcholinesterase (EC and plasma pseudocholinesterase (EC were determined from the day of admission up to 10 days in patients who have consumed organophosphate or carbamate poisons. In a number of patients, plasma pseudocholinesterase was completely inhibited on the day of admission but increased with the passage of days.(More)
The potential of recombinant human (rh)Flt3 ligand (FL), alone or in combination with other recombinant growth factors, to mobilize peripheral blood precursor cells (PBPCs) was examined in an animal model. Adult outbred New Zealand White rabbits received subcutaneous injections daily for 14 days in a standardized protocol; whole blood cell counts and(More)
PURPOSE To compare the HbA1c levels in nondiabetic subjects with periodontitis and periodontally healthy controls and to evaluate the effect of nonsurgical periodontal therapy on the glycaemic control in nondiabetic subjects with periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 220 nondiabetic subjects between 35 and 60 years old were selected and divided(More)
Peripheral blood precursor cells (PBPCs) are used with increasing frequency for hematopoietic transplants and have more or less replaced autologous bone marrow transplants. First clinical and experimental reports document the feasibility of PBPCs as a source for allogeneic transplants. Few data exist on the optimal procedure and the ideal number of cells(More)