Marie Phillips

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Multisection computed tomography (CT) was introduced in 1992 with the advent of dual-section-capable scanners and was improved in 1998 following the development of quad-section technology. With a recent increase in gantry speed from one to two revolutions per second, multisection CT scanners are now up to eight times faster than conventional single-section(More)
AIMS AND DESIGN A case-control design was employed to quantify the risk of injury after the recent consumption of alcohol. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING A total of 797 cases and 797 controls were interviewed throughout 1997. A response rate of 82% was calculated for eligible cases who were approached by an interviewer. The rate for interviews conducted of all(More)
Endotoxins and LPS are constituents unique to the outer surface of gram-negative bacteria. Cell-associated endotoxins are now readily observable on the cell outer membrane with labelled monoclonal antibodies. These probes are not only more specific than those used in the past, but also easier to see. Interest in free endotoxin as a method to generate outer(More)
Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) were extracted from 13 of the 16 Heddleston serotypes of Pasteurella multocida by phenol-chloroform-petroleum ether (PCP). Serotypes 3, 9, and 13 were extracted only by phenol-water (PW). After extraction of LPS of serotype 9 by PW, an additional LPS was isolated by PCP. All LPS contained glucose, 2-keto-3-deoxyoctonate, and(More)
AIMS The School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project aims to reduce alcohol-related harm by enhancing students' abilities to identify and deal with high-risk drinking situations particularly likely to be encountered by young people. DESIGN The SHAHRP study has adopted a quasi-experimental research design, incorporating intervention and control groups(More)
Geographic information systems technology was used to describe, in geographical terms, the nature and strength of the relationship in Western Australia between alcohol consumption and the rates of related injury: night-time assaults (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.); minor night-time road crashes (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.), weighted by traffic density; and hospital E-code(More)
A study was conducted to compare immunogenicity of a Brucella abortus lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and the duration of infection in 5 strains of mice. Mice of strains CBA/NJ, BALB/c, CD-1, C3H/HeN, and C3H/HeJ were allotted into 2 large groups (vaccinated with proteinase K-treated LPS or nonvaccinated) and 6 subgroups based on the intervals between challenge(More)
Chickens were protected against fowl cholera by ribosomal vaccines prepared from noncapsulated Pasteurella multocida. Passive hemagglutination (PHA) titers to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and the degree of protection conferred by ribosomal vaccines were diminished or abolished when ribosomes were chromatographed on an immunoadsorbent column. Addition of(More)
The murine mottled mutants brindled, Mo br, and blotchy, Mo blo, are valuable animal models for the study of mammalian copper metabolism. In this paper, we present data showing that a nutritionally copper deficient suckling mouse, Cu−, with strong phenotypic similarities to the brindled mutant can be produced by feeding genetically normal dams a copper(More)
We have determined the densities of sarcolemmal voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels (VDCC) and Ca(2+)-induced Ca2+ release channels (CICR) of sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) in the cardiomyopathic hamster heart using [3H]PN-200 and [3H]ryanodine, respectively. Partially purified cardiac membrane preparations from myopathic animals exhibit a twofold higher capacity(More)