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RATIONALE The number of road fatalities related to the presence of amphetamines in drivers has been relatively constant over the past 10 years. However, there remains uncertainty as to the extent that these drugs induce driving impairment, and whether any such impairments translate to an increase in road fatalities. OBJECTIVES To examine the acute effects… (More)
RATIONALE This study investigated the acute mood effects of oral MDMA, methamphetamine, and placebo in a double-blind laboratory study. METHODS Fifty-two healthy participants comprised abstinent recreational users of stimulant drugs, 27 female and 25 male, mean age 24.8 years. Three test sessions involved acute 100 mg oral 3.4-methylendioxymethamphetamine… (More)
The present study investigated the mechanism by which eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) inhibit platelet activation induced by thromboxane A2. DHA was found to be more potent than EPA in blocking platelet aggregation induced by the stable thromboxane A2 mimetic, U46619. Furthermore, this inhibition by DHA or EPA was competitive.… (More)
Murine hybridoma cells used in the production of monoclonal antibodies (mAb's) produce endogenous type C retrovirus particles. Regulatory agencies require a demonstration that mAb's intended for human use are free of retrovirus with an adequate margin of safety. This is usually achieved by validation studies, performed at small scale, to demonstrate that… (More)
Adult male C57BL/6J inbred mice were subjected to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure (302-nm peak wavelength; average intensity 282 microW/cm2) for 1 h and monitored for ocular aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) and alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) activity changes over a period of 25 days. Dramatic reductions in activities were observed by 4-6 days postexposure,… (More)
Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is a precise, widely used method for measuring bone mineral density (BMD), usually of the lumbar spine and femoral neck. Recent developments, such as a lower x-ray tube current and pixel by pixel analysis, enable smaller bones and thinner tissues volumes, as in the hand, to be measured. Measurements of hand bone… (More)
A case of aculeiform crystalline cataract is described, and the appearance, composition and pathogenesis of this and other crystalline cataracts discussed.
Adult male mice from four inbred albino strains (SJL/J, NZW/BL, BALB/c HeA, and SWR/J) were subjected to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure (302 nm peak wavelength, intensity 398 microW/cm2) for 3.25 min and photographed 4 days postexposure to assess corneal clouding. Corneal extracts from control (unexposed) mice from each strain, were also monitored for… (More)
This paper reports observations made on 57 keratoconus patients, 32 women and 25 men. Particular attention is paid to the retinoscopic reflex, intraocular pressure, and the patient's bodyweight. Diagnostic criteria are proposed.