Richard Pickard

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As part of a double-blind controlled clinical trial of cimetidine (1.6 g daily) in patients with endoscopically proven duodenal ulcer, repeat endoscopy has been carried out in 24 patients after two and/or six weeks' treatment. At six weeks, 9 out of 11 patients on cimetidine and 3 out of 12 patients on placebo had healed (P less than 0.025). A separate open(More)
The technique of labelled mitoses was used to examine cell proliferation within grafts of human colonic and rectal tumours in immune deprived mice. Most of the data were obtained on the first passage but in some cases up to the third passage was used. It was found to be difficult to obtain precise kinetic data on this type of tumour material, but the(More)
We describe a case of a tumour of the sigmoid colon with hepatic metastases in a patient with previously documented ulcerative colitis. A diagnosis of metastatic vipoma was made on the basis of high plasma levels of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP). Profuse diarrhoea and profound metabolic upset were corrected by the use of a somatostatin analogue(More)
House-dust mites (Pyroglyphidae) are an important source of indoor airborne allergens. Several methods may be applied to reduce the population growth of these mites and thus the quantity of allergen formed. One such method is to interfere with the mites' food chain. Fungi are a key factor in this food chain: they serve as an indirect food source. In this(More)