Matthew Pittman

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BACKGROUND The biologic mechanisms by which laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) might influence the inflammatory process leading to bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome are unknown. We hypothesized that LARS alters the pulmonary immune profile in lung transplant patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. METHODS In 8 lung transplant patients with(More)
  • M Pittman
  • 1980
Mice from 14 suppliers (breeders) responded significantly different in the mouse-weight-gain test for toxicity of pertussis vaccine. Seven-day weight gain varied by 2.4 fold (2.5 to 6.1 g) and did not correlate with normal gain. Weight gain expressed as percentage-weight gain of the control varied by two-fold (52 to 104%). The percentage-weight gain(More)
  • M Pittman
  • 1991
Bordetella pertussis and the disease whooping cough have mysterious unique features among bacterial infectious diseases. Numerous studies gradually provided information that permitted the development of a pertussis vaccine and the assessment of its potency relative to human efficacy. The advances in the understanding of B. pertussis, its pathogenicity and(More)