Marguerite C. McCloskey

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In order to study the characteristic signs of an induced estrus in beef cattle maintained in the tropics, 31 animals, 16 pure Charolais and 15 Charolais/Brahman cross, were continuously observed during the first 100 hours following prostaglandin injection. The animals were pastured in a field of approximately 3 hectares. A highly significant relationship (P(More)
To assess the potential benefit to fertility from gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) administration to third service cows managed in typical California dairy systems, 963 cows were enlisted from 14 dairies served by 6 veterinary practices. The cows were randomly assigned to receive either GnRH (100 mug) or placebo at the time of the third artificial(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are diagnosed in the first decade of life. In a small number of patients, the diagnosis is not made until later. OBJECTIVE In this study, the clinical and genetic features of patients diagnosed after the age of 10 were examined. METHODS All living patients in Northern Ireland diagnosed prior(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in cystic fibrosis (CF). The significance of Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) in the pathogenesis of lung disease in CF is debated, but its exact role remains unclear. AIM To assess the impact of respiratory tract colonisation with B. cepacia in patients with CF by measuring(More)
A 65-year-old gentleman with stage 5 chronic kidney disease developed an acute posterior circulation stroke, which was treated with intravenous thrombolytic therapy. This was complicated by a retroperitoneal haemorrhage. The patient made an excellent neurological recovery and was discharged to home, independently mobile, having been established on(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Undernutrition is a common problem in patients with cystic fibrosis and is associated with a poor prognosis. The two aims of this study were to assess and compare the two main field techniques in the measurement of total energy expenditure and, secondly, to assess total energy expenditure in stable patients and compare with healthy(More)
A 63-year-old lady underwent right-sided nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in 1991. She required a further nephrectomy in 2003 for RCC in the contralateral side rendering her haemodialysis dependent. Following 2-year disease free survival she was considered for transplantation. An initial CT scan of the abdomen in 2005 raised the possibility of(More)