M. Garvey

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Many clinical trials concerning acupuncture are flawed by methodological problems. One of the major difficulties is the appropriate selection and use of a placebo control. This article evaluates the use of sham acupuncture as a placebo control and analyzes its credibility as a control treatment. Sixty-four subjects were assessed for their perception of(More)
In 2006 there was an outbreak of equine infectious anaemia (EIA) in Ireland. This paper describes the use of the diagnosis of clinical and subclinical cases of the disease. In acute cases the ELISAs and the immunoblot were more sensitive than the AGID. In one mare, fluctuating antibody levels were observed in all the serological assays before it(More)
The treatment of visual pathway gliomas is controversial. The many retrospective studies reporting outcome data for patients with chiasmatic/hypothalamic gliomas are difficult to interpret for several reasons. First the natural history of these tumors is erratic with some reports suggesting that most visual pathway gliomas are hamartomas and follow an(More)
Arendt Sandra M. The use of computers in today's educational setting is a topic of much research, teacher concern, and national, state, and district level discussion. Topics of concern include optimum numbers of computers, the placement of these machines in the school building, and how to use them to their best advantage. The purpose of this study was to(More)
We measured titratable acid (TA) and NH4 excretion by isolated rat kidneys perfused either with conventional bicarbonate-containing solutions or with solutions in which bicarbonate was replaced by propionate. Rates of TA excretion by bicarbonate-perfused kidneys were similar to in vivo values, 0.27 +/- 0.04 mueq.ml GF-1 (0.21 mueq.min-1.g-1), and increased(More)
We have studied the effects of Efamol evening primrose oil (EPO) on fatty acid-binding proteins (L-FABP) of rat liver. EPO contains 72% cis-linoleic acid and 9% cis-gamma linolenic acid. EPO has been clinically used for treatment of a number of diseases in humans and animals. EPO is also known to lower cholesterol level in humans and animals. Feeding of an(More)