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Candida dubliniensis is a newly described species that is closely related phylogenetically to Candida albicans and that is commonly associated with oral candidiasis in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients. Several recent studies have attempted to elucidate phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of use in separating the two species. However,(More)
Who in blazes are we to have the audacity to issue 10 commandments? Well, we certainly do not believe that we are Yahweh et al. Rather, because you are reading this, we suspect that the title grabbed you, and so our goal regarding this outrageously grandiose heading is ful-fi lled. In reality, our humble intention is to stimulate much needed discussion(More)
Histological processing of the cochlea for immunochemistry is often a compromise between good anatomical resolution and preservation of antigenicity. Techniques able to preserve tissue architecture invariably demand elevated temperatures and harsh chemicals or a combination of both. The likely result is reduced antigenicity, enzyme activity and nucleic acid(More)
There is a clear need for the development of a rapid and reliable test for the identification of Candida dubliniensis and for the discrimination of this species from Candida albicans. In the present study we have investigated the potential use of C. dubliniensis-specific antigens as a basis for its identification. We produced an anti-C. dubliniensis serum(More)
Defective proteolysis has been implicated in hearing loss through the discovery of mutations causing autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness in a type II transmembrane serine protease gene, TMPRSS3. To investigate their physiological function and the contribution of this family of proteases to the auditory function, we analyzed the hearing status of mice(More)
In the adult rodent inner ear, p75NTR is weakly expressed in primary auditory neurons (PANs) and cochlear Schwann cells. When the organ of Corti is damaged during trauma, its expression dramatically increases. It is unclear what role p75NTR plays under these conditions. Characterisation of p75NTR mutant mice reveals that altering genetic backgrounds can(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the temporal bones and implant of the first University of Melbourne's (UOM) patient (MC-1) to receive the multi-channel cochlear prosthesis. METHODS The left cochlea was implanted with the prototype multi-channel cochlear prosthesis on 1 August 1978, and the Cochlear versions CI-22 and CI-24 on 22 June 1983 and 10 November 1998,(More)
To review the current evidence on therapeutic agents for burns pruritus and use the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) classification to propose therapeutic protocols for adult and paediatric patients. All published interventions for burns pruritus were analysed by a multidisciplinary panel of burns specialists(More)
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