Ross D Harris

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Papain attached to solid-phase CH-Sepharose 4B was used to digest rabbit IgG. Protein A-Sepharose CL-4B was used to remove undigested IgG and Fc fragments. Pure Fab fragments free of IgG, Fc fragments and papain were readily obtained by this procedure with a yield of about 75%. Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the Fab in the presence of sodium dodecyl(More)
The plasma of monkeys envenomated with tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) venom was monitored by radioimmunoassay for both crude venom and a neurotoxin. When the injected limb was immobilised and a pressure of 55 mm Hg applied to the injection site, only very low levels of circulating venom or neurotoxin were detectable. In practical terms, venom movement can(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of general practitioners (GPs) in the field of drug and alcohol related health problems. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey in which self-completion postal questionnaires were sent to all identifiable GPs in the Adelaide metropolitan area. Non-responders received a reminder letter and second(More)
The treatment of snakebite could be simplified if the identity of the offending snake was more frequently known. A positive identification, which allows the use of a specific monovalent antivenom, probably occurs in less than 20% of cases. Recently published methods of venom detection (RIA and ELISA) take at least three hours to complete. We have developed(More)
Bone marrow aplasia is a frequent complication of colchicine poisoning. This typically occurs on day 3 to 5 postexposure, and the blood cell counts remain depressed for a week or more. Unfortunately, because patients suffering from colchicine toxicity develop multiple organ complications and sepsis, the morbidity and mortality associated with bone marrow(More)
Tracheal laceration is a rare complication of endotracheal intubation. We present a case of tracheal laceration after a simple prehospital tracheal intubation in a patient with severe tracheomalacia. The most likely cause of the tracheal injury was massive overinflation of the endotracheal tube cuff and the preexisting tracheal wall weakness. The case(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the level of agreement between senior medical staff when asked to perform retrospective case note review of nursing triage decisions, both before and after development of a consensus approach. METHODS Four medical reviewers independently allocated triage categories to 50 emergency department patients after review of their case(More)