Rachel Wright

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BACKGROUND Dog population management is required in many locations to minimise the risks dog populations may pose to human health and to alleviate animal welfare problems. In many cities in India, Animal Birth Control (ABC) projects have been adopted to provide population management. Measuring the impact of such projects requires assessment of dog(More)
Increased nasal secretions are a fundamental component of allergic rhinitis. In order to analyze various parameters of nasal secretions, a relatively nontraumatic method for collecting nasal secretions was required. A small, flexible rubber catheter connected to a vacuum and inserted 4 cm into the nose proved to be an efficient method for recovering(More)
We evaluated the predictive value of immediate epicutaneous (prick) skin testing in 36 patients receiving a heterologous protein of equine origin, antithymocyte globulin (ATG), for bone marrow failure. Three of the 36 patients had positive epicutaneous test results. Two of these three received ATG treatment; one died of anaphylaxis while the other was(More)
Delivery of recombinant superoxide dismutase to the lung is limited by its short half-life and poor tissue penetration. We hypothesized that a chimeric protein, SOD2/3, containing the enzymatic domain of manganese superoxide dismutase (SOD2) and the heparan-binding domain of extracellular superoxide dismutase (SOD3), would allow for the delivery of more(More)
The chronic fatigue syndrome is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by easy fatigability, feverishness, diffuse pains, and depression. Many patients also report inhalant, food, or drug allergies. This article reviews the clinical features of the syndrome and hypotheses of its pathogenesis, especially those regarding the Epstein-Barr virus and cellular(More)