S R Cockbill

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1. The intracellular free calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) in washed human platelets was measured using the fluorescent indicator, fura-2, in a cross-sectional study of 36 normotensive, primigravid volunteers, 12 in each trimester of pregnancy and a further 12 at 6 weeks post partum. The results were compared with those obtained from 30 normal female(More)
Ten patients with psoriasis resistant to conventional topical treatment were given dietary supplements of fish oil, providing approximately 12 g of eicosapentaenoic acid daily for a period of at least 6 weeks. In eight patients there was a modest improvement in their psoriasis, the principal effects being a diminution of erythema and scaling. The dietary(More)
The capacity of venous tissue for prostacyclin synthesis was determined in 68 patients undergoing surgery for removal of varicose veins. A single dose of aspirin (81 mg or 300 mg) taken 14 h preoperatively strongly inhibited its synthesis, and the effect of 300 mg was still evident 48 h after ingestion. A single dose of 40 mg aspirin taken 14 h(More)
The effects of different regimens of 40 mg aspirin on platelet thromboxane A2 synthesis and vascular prostacyclin synthesis were determined in patients who were undergoing elective surgery for removal of varicose veins. Aspirin 40 mg taken at intervals of 48 hours consistently reduced platelet thromboxane A2 synthesis to a level at which it failed to(More)
1 We have studied the effects on platelet behaviour of ingestion of the thromboxane synthetase inhibitor dazoxiben (UK 37248), by healthy subjects, and compared the results with the effects of a low dose of aspirin (a cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor), and of a combination of dazoxiben and a low dose of aspirin. 2 Dazoxiben ingestion prevented the release reaction(More)
1 A quantitative comparison has been made of the abilities of acetylsalicylic acid, flurbiprofen and indomethacin to inhibit the adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-induced platelet release reaction and to inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins from arachidonic acid. 2 Experiments were carried out on human platelets that had been incubated with the agents in vitro(More)
We examined platelet aggregation in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and in whole blood from two patients with Glanzmann's thrombasthenia. In PRP, aggregation was measured by monitoring the changes in light absorbance that occurred in response to aggregating agents; to measure platelet aggregation in whole blood, we used a platelet counting technique. In PRP, the(More)
We have studied a woman with a history of mild bruising and bleeding, with a normal platelet count and normal clotting factors, who had platelets that appeared grey when stained and viewed under the microscope. Unlike the grey platelet syndrome, the abnormality was only evident when blood had been collected into EDTA and not when citrate or heparin was used(More)