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BACKGROUND Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type IIb is an autosomal dominantly inherited disorder associated with medullary thyroid cancer, pheochromocytoma, and a characteristic phenotype. The present study was performed to investigate the natural course of the syndrome and to describe its expression. METHODS The medical records of 18 patients with(More)
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from DLA typed dogs were treated with rabbit-anti-dog-beta 2-microglobulin and subsequently with goat-anti-rabbit-immunoglobulin in order to aggregate the DLA class I molecules on the cell membrane (lysostrip). Utilizing a panel of 70 defined DLA-A and DLA-B antisera, lymphocytes treated in this way showed resistance to(More)
A comparative study on the expression of nuclear and cytoplasmic oncogenes was carried out using the Northern blotting technique, in Rauscher virus induced primary leukemias and the more malignant transformed cell lines derived from them. The latter grow permanently in vitro. Hyperplastic spleens obtained from mice recovering from anemia were analysed as(More)
In mice the majority of the immunoglobulins (Ig) in milk belongs to the IgA class. Prior to its transepithelial transportation into the milk, dimeric IgA (dIgA) is bound to the transmembrane form of the secretory component or polymeric Ig receptor (SC/pIgR). The latter is synthesized in the epithelial cells lining the ducts and alveoli of the mammary gland.(More)
At present non-invasive tests for diagnosing Schistosoma myelopathy are sub-optimal. We present a novel serological method, using paired liquor and serum samples, resulting in the diagnosis of Schistosoma myelopathy in a male patient with proximal muscle weakness. The patient recovered after praziquantel treatment.
The Friend viruses, like the Rauscher virus, cause murine acute erythroleukemias which evolve in a similar multistep process. In previous studies it has been described that the late malignant proerythroblastic transformation induced by the polycythemia-inducing strain of Friend spleen focus-forming virus (SFFVP) is correlated with Spi-1 oncogene activation(More)
Background.  Although human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive persons on antiretroviral therapy (ART) frequently have chronic liver enzyme elevation (cLEE), the underlying cause is often unclear. Methods.  Data Collection on Adverse Events of Anti-HIV Drugs (D:A:D) Study participants without chronic viral hepatitis were observed to the earliest of cLEE(More)
The Working Party on Antibiotic Policy (Dutch acronym is SWAB) is a Dutch organisation that develops guidelines for in-hospital antimicrobial therapy of bacterial infectious diseases. This present guideline describes the antimicrobial treatment for adult patients with infective endocarditis. The choice and duration of antimicrobial therapy is determined by(More)
The HIV protease inhibitor indinavir may cause nephrolithiasis and interstitial nephritis. The renal consequences of indinavir-associated nephrotoxicity are uncertain. We report a case of papillary necrosis in a patient treated with indinavir. An asymptomatic HIV-infected woman experienced right-sided renal colicky pain during treatment with indinavir. She(More)
Atevirdine mesylate (U-87201E) is a new nonnucleoside (bisheteroarylpiperazine) inhibitor of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 reverse transcriptase. In a double-blind, escalating single-dose study the safety, tolerance, and pharmacokinetics of atevirdine mesylate were investigated in 24 asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive male(More)