Lynn A Cheryk

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The average daily consumption of seal oil by the Inuit people is approximately 8-9 g, yet there is very little information on the effect of seal oil consumption on cardiovascular disease risk factors. In this study, 19 healthy, normocholesterolemic subjects consumed 20 g of encapsulated seal oil containing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 20:5n-3),(More)
Short-term in vitro platelet membrane lipid enrichment studies and feeding trials of human subjects with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have shown a decreased reactivity in the platelet response to collagen. In this study, exogenous albumin-bound n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), namely EPA, DHA and docosapentanoic acid(More)
BACKGROUND World Health Organization advocates heat treatment of expressed breastmilk (EBM) as one method to reduce postnatal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in developing countries. Flash-heat is a simple heat treatment method shown to inactivate cell-free HIV. OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of flash-heat on vitamin content of milk.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of the prozone effect in patients with IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD). METHODS After identifying the prozone effect in an index patient with IgG4-RD, we examined additional samples to determine the frequency of this phenomenon. Thirty-eight serum samples obtained from patients with IgG4-RD whose results had been(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the extent of change in platelet and coagulation markers in the acute phase of ischemic stroke and to assess the utility of marker measurement in stroke subtype classification. Urinary 11-dehydro-thromboxane B(2) (11-dTXB2), a marker of in vivo platelet activation, and markers of coagulation activation, including(More)
The ultrastructure of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) platelets before and after activation with the agonist platelet activating factor (PAF) was studied. The unactivated platelet has a distinct ultrastructural appearance: the cytoplasm contains large randomly distributed granules but lacks the internal cristae that typify the open canalicular system in(More)
The addition of C-reactive protein (CRP) to bovine platelets suspended in homologous plasma consistently produced a reversible aggregation response following stimulation with either platelet activating factor or adenosine diphosphate while untreated control samples exhibited irreversible aggregation. This deaggregation response was independent of the amount(More)
Platelet function was assessed by aggregometry in 10 Holstein calves before and after exposure to Pasteurella haemolytica (biotype A, serotype 1) by intrabronchial challenge. At 24 h after exposure the platelets had become more reactive to stimulation with known platelet agonists such as adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and platelet-activating factor (PAF) and(More)
BACKGROUND Beriberi is endemic in South-east Asia. Diagnosis is based on clinical findings, but correlation of clinical features with blood thiamine concentrations is uncertain. OBJECTIVES To investigate in tachypnoeic Cambodian infants the correlation between whole blood thiamine diphosphate (TDP) concentrations, clinical findings and blood TDP levels(More)