S R Cockbill

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Drugs that cause vasodilatation tend to inhibit platelet behaviour whereas compounds that cause vasoconstriction stimulate platelet behaviour. Thus there appears to be a similarity between platelet behaviour and vascular tone. To investigate this relationship we have compared the maximum vasoconstrictor response in the forearm induced by cold stimulation(More)