Ronald Ross Watson

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Thirty-four patients with operable malignant tumors of the lung had computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the chest in addition to regular chest roentgenograms and bronchoscopy. The purpose of the study was to assess the extent of tumor involvement in the hilum and the mediastinum by direct invasion and by regional lymph node metastasis. At(More)
A murine AIDS model, induced by LP-BM5 murine leukemia virus (MuLV), has helped to investigate pathogenesis of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), cofactor involvement, and new treatment tests. LP-BM5 MuLV-infected mice characteristically develop hypergammaglobulinemia, splenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, T-cell functional deficiency, B-cell dysfunction,(More)
Lipid peroxidation products and the fatty acid composition of phospholipids were studied in the hearts of rats chronically consuming ethanol supplemented with large amounts of vitamin E. Ethanol representing 36% of the total calories was ingested for 7 weeks in a modified Lieber-DeCarli liquid diet that contained vitamin E at 30 IU/L in the control or 172(More)
Infection by LP-BM5 murine leukemia virus (MuLV) suppressed significantly the percentage of peripheral blood cells showing surface markers for macrophages, lymphocytes and activated lymphoid cells. Chronic administration of a 7% (36% calories) ethanol diet or injection of 1.9 mg/mouse/day of morphine for a 7 day period were followed by 3 week periods of(More)
Two of the most interesting questions often asked about AIDS is why many people do not become immunodeficient or get complicating disease when first infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and what are the “risk factors” making some individuals more susceptible to the disease. A large majority of people with AIDS have a well established history of(More)
Deficiency of vitamin A and/or its precursors has been associated with increased cancer risk in animals and humans. Therapeutic trials of vitamin A and related compounds have demonstrated activity in several cancerous and precancerous conditions. The authors measured the effects of a retinoid, 13-cis-retinoic acid, and a carotenoid, beta-carotene, on the(More)
Excessive exposure to solar radiation, especially ultraviolet A (UVA: 320-400 nm) and ultraviolet B (UVB: 290-320 nm) radiation, may induce UV-carcinogenesis and erythema in the skin. Although the protective effects of carotenoids against skin lesions are still unclear, beta-carotene has been proposed as an oral sun protectant. The purpose of this study was(More)
Chronic ethanol (EtOH) consumption has been presumed to be a cofactor in the development of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS is identified as a major public health priority in the United States, with heavy economic and social impact. In the present study, we tested this hypothesis that EtOH users are more predisposed to immunosuppression(More)