Michael F. J. Fox

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We present the results of a double-blind trial of naftidrofuryl (Praxilene) in the treatment of intermittent claudication. One hundred and twenty-eight patients were subjected to a standard walking test 3 and 6 months after treatment. There was no significant objective improvement attributable to the drug. Although both groups significantly increased their(More)
Inhibition of gastric alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) has been shown to enhance alcohol absorption in man under certain circumstances. To determine whether various medications might affect alcohol absorption, we screened 18 compounds for an effect on ADH. Salicylic acid, acetaminophen, propranolol, ethacrynic acid, and three H2-receptor antagonists all(More)
Three patients with recurrent emergency room visits and hospitalizations for bronchial asthma are described. Although each patient had respiratory distress associated with wheezing and an apparent response to conventional therapy, other features were inconsistent with the pathophysiology of asthma. These included absence of a significantly elevated(More)
The incidence, severity, and management of diarrhea during longterm administration of auranofin (AF)--up to 33 months--were evaluated prospectively in 137 patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. At least 1 episode of diarrhea was reported in 101 patients (74%), but the rate of occurrence/patient-months of therapy was 24% (569 events/2,370 patient-months(More)
A review of 573 cases of ulcerative keratitis cultured at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute from January 1977 through September 1982 showed that 118 cases (21%) were associated with contact lens wear; of these, 64 were culture-positive. Of these culture-positive cases, 50 (78%) were caused by gram-negative bacteria, nine (14%) by gram-positive organisms, and(More)
Staphylococcus aureus causes serious pulmonary infections in adults. Prior descriptions of this entity have depended on diagnosis of expectorated sputum cultures that are often contaminated. To better characterize this infection, we retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 31 adults with S aureus pulmonary infection diagnosed by culture specimens(More)
Fourteen heparinized dogs were autotransfused from 1-5 to 6 times calculated blood volume. Five animals retransfused 12 litres from an intraperitoneal bleed had marked decreases in all cellular elements, haematuria and a large (82 percent) drop in fibrinogen. All these animals died within 12 hours and post-mortem examination revealed evidence of(More)