R. J. Harley

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in previously healthy white patients from Germany differ from previously published cases. These 2 patients were not of Asian ethnicity and had no travel history, no contact with persons in a high-risk group (10), and no common risk factors such as malignancy (8); however, 1 patient had type-2 diabetes. K. pneumoniae liver abscesses might be an emerging(More)
BACKGROUND Leptospirosis is one of the most common bacterial zoonoses worldwide, and clinical manifestations range from asymptomatic infection to acute febrile illness, multi-organ failure and death. Asymptomatic, acute bacteraemia in a blood donor provides a potential for transfusion-transmission, although only a single such case from India has been(More)
Dissociated newborn rat superior cervical ganglion neurons in culture without exogenous nerve growth factor survive and extend processes on a monolayer of rat heart ventricular cells. An increase in the contraction rate of the heart cells was observed in 83% of the co-cultures treated with 5 X 10(-6) M tyramine. No increase was seen in heart cell cultures(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis E virus (HEV) poses a risk to transfusion safety. In Australia, locally acquired HEV is rare and cases are mainly reported in travelers returning from countries endemic for HEV. The risk posed by HEV to transfusion safety in Australia is unknown; therefore, we aimed to measure the rate of current HEV infection in Australian blood(More)