Peter Kelleher

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We examined the relationship between exposure to beryllium and the presence of beryllium sensitization (BeS) and chronic beryllium disease (CBD) in a cohort of workers in a beryllium precision machining facility. Twenty workers with BeS or CBD (cases) were compared with 206 worker-controls in a case-control study. Exposure for each job title was measured(More)
In recent years the greatest progress in our understanding of pneumoconioses, other than those produced by asbestos, silica, and coal, has been in the arena of metal-induced parenchymal lung disorders. Inhalation of metal dusts and fumes can induce a wide range of lung pathology, including airways disorders, cancer, and parenchymal diseases. The emphasis of(More)
STUDY DESIGN A repeated-measures, counterbalanced design. OBJECTIVES To test the effectiveness of 7 commercial abdominal machines (Ab Slide, Ab Twister, Ab Rocker, Ab Roller, Ab Doer, Torso Track, SAM) and 2 common abdominal exercises (crunch, bent-knee sit-up) on activating abdominal and extraneous (nonabdominal) musculature. BACKGROUND Numerous(More)
Twelve subjects undertook one submersion into water at 5 degrees C and two at 10 degrees C wearing either a wet or dry suit. During the submersions the subjects held their breath for as long as they could and then breathed through respiratory tubing for a further 10 s before being removed from the water. Bradycardia (heart rate < 60 beats/min) was observed(More)
Investigations into the extent and significance of somatic gene mutations occurring in vivo in humans have been hampered by the lack of a means of unambiguously defining the mutational origin of in vivo-derived variant cells. Several years ago we proposed that 6-thioguanine-resistant T lymphocytes, present at low frequencies in human peripheral blood, might(More)
Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MS-AFP) screening programs identify a population of pregnant women with elevated MS-AFP values. When the levels are unassociated with a fetal anomaly, those women have a high incidence of pregnancy complications. Such patients were compared to a population with normal MS-AFP values to determine the incidence of historical(More)
Patient's with carcinoma metastases in bone and Pagent's disease of bone have different patterns of collagen metabolite excretion. Both forms of bone disease resulted in an increased excretion of total hydroxyproline and the ratio of glucosylgalactosylhydroxylsine to galactosylhydroxylysine was below normal. The excretion of glucosylgalactosylhydroxylysine(More)
Alpha1-Fetoprotein present in fetal/newborn rat serum and in hepatoma-bearing human serum has been resolved into two molecular variants by concanavalin A-agarose affinity chromatography. The concanavalin A-reactive variant has been purified by gel filtration column chromatography, preparative block electrophoresis and immunoadsorption affinity(More)