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Herpetic ocular disease never produces well-identifiable morphological aspects. It is expensive, complicated and slow to culture Herpes simplex virus. The validity of the fluorescent monoclonal antibodies test was investigated using corneal cells with or without a sure herpetic lesion. The tests, on 36 cases without sure herpetic lesions, were always(More)
Objective: To evaluate the effects of four weeks of fish oil supplementation on apolipoprotein B100 production and lipoprotein metabolism in normolipidaemic males.Design and subjects: Very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) apolipoprotein B100 (apoB100) kinetics in ten healthy, white males, aged 22–43 y (mean 32 y) were investigated using a 13C-leucine(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association of cognitive impairment with educational, demographic, and nutritional variables in older hospitalized people. DESIGN Survey of older patients admitted consecutively to a hospital during two 2-month periods in 1993. SETTING Patients admitted for general medical care at 35 hospitals participating in the GIFA study(More)
The mutual interaction between monocytes and low density lipoprotein (LDL) in atherogenesis prompted a test of the hypothesis that LDL-apheresis could reduce the adhesive properties of monocytes to endothelium; and therefore interfere with a key mechanism in atheroma formation. Five patients affected by heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia were(More)