Samantha Cooke

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Although many similarities exist between the Churg-Strauss syndrome and the hypereosinophilic syndrome, these two disorders have hitherto been characterized by different types of cardiac disease. Two cases of the Churg-Strauss syndrome are described where the typical endomyocardial lesion of the hypereosinophilic syndrome dominated the clinical picture.
The state of knowledge of the alien marine Mollusca in Italy is reviewed and updated. Littorina saxatilis (Olivi, 1792), Polycera hedgpethi Er. Marcus, 1964 and Haminoea japonica Pilsbry, 1895are here considered as established on the basis of published and unpublished data, and recent records of the latter considerably expand its known Mediterranean range(More)
Haminoea japonica is a species of opisthobranch sea slug native to Japan and Korea. Non-native populations have spread unnoticed for decades due to difficulties in the taxonomy of Haminoea species. Haminoea japonica is associated with a schistosome parasite in San Francisco Bay, thus further spread could have consequence to human health and economies.(More)
Background: Oxidatively generated damage to DNA has been implicated in the pathogenesis of a wide variety of diseases. The non-invasive assessment of such damage, i.e. in urine, and application to large-scale human studies, is vital to understanding this role, and devising intervention strategies. Methods: We have reviewed the literature in order to(More)
An assessment has been made of 25 patients who have undergone ileorectal anastomosis for Crohn's disease. The rate of anastomotic leakage was high (32%) but was fatal in only one patient. The likelihood of leakage was not affected by a safety valve ileostomy, failure to excise all diseased bowel, or steroid therapy. The overall recurrence rate was 60 per(More)
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