Robert Scanlon

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BACKGROUND Selective inhibitors of inducible cyclo-oxygenase (COX-2) are of potential benefit in the perioperative period for both their analgesic and, perhaps, antineoplastic actions. However, their effects on laparotomy and intestinal wound healing are unknown. METHODS Forty adult Sprague-Dawley rats underwent laparotomy, descending colonic transection(More)
Ovariectomized female rats were given a hormone treatment (2 X 8 micrograms/kg estradiol benzoate) that normally supports only low levels of lordosis responding and no soliciting behavior in tests with sexually active males. When subjected to an intraventricular 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) procedure (with pargyline pretreatment) that produced 85% and 95%(More)
OBJECTIVE As many as two-thirds of salvaged testes post-torsion will atrophy within 2 years. Subsequent testicular damage is due at least in part to an ischaemia/reperfusion injury. Thus we analysed the long-term protective effects of subjecting the ischaemic testis to hypothermia in an attempt to prevent or attenuate subsequent testicular damage. (More)
Patients undergoing radical radiotherapy for head and neck cancers often experience significant complications. We sought to evaluate the impact of prophylactic gastrostomy tubes (PGTs) among these patients on four easily evaluable adverse outcomes, namely, absolute weight loss, percentage weight loss, admissions for nutritional reasons and treatment(More)
We report on a 20-year-old woman who, in her third month of pregnancy, presented with a morbilliform rash, fever and diarrhea. Many multinucleate superficial, intermediate and metaplastic cells were noted in the cervical cytologic preparation. The presence of the measles virus in cells from the cervix was confirmed by the amplification of measles(More)
The American Academy of Allergy sponsored a 2-yr "double blind" multicenter study of the effect of Rinkel injection therapy (RIT) compared with a histamine placebo in subjects with atopic rhinitis. Accumulated data included the symptom, medication, and physical examination scores and specific IgE antibody levels measured by the radioallergosorbent test(More)
Ischemic fasciitis is a benign reactive lesion that most commonly occurs in elderly, immobile patients in weight-bearing areas that are subject to intermittent ischemia with subsequent tissue breakdown and regenerative changes. The lesion can be clinically and pathologically mistaken for malignancy. Here we describe the first reported case of ischemic(More)
Skin carcinoma is the commonest malignant complication of renal transplantation. We report the first case of a renal transplant recipient who presented with ileal obstruction as a consequence of squamous cell carcinoma metastases to the small intestine. This complication highlights the unusual presentation of malignancies associated with prolonged exposure(More)
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