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Stagonospora nodorum, causal agent of Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB), is a destructive pathogen of wheat worldwide. As is true for many necrotrophic host-pathogen systems, the wheat-S. nodorum system is complex and resistance to SNB is usually quantitatively inherited. We recently showed that S. nodorum produces at least four proteinaceous host-selective(More)
We measured dialysate protein losses from polysulphone dialyzers undergoing repetitive processing with bleach and formaldehyde. The entire dialysate was collected during the first, fifth and tenth use of F-80 dialyzers. Dialysate protein concentration was 1.5 +/- 0.4 mg/dl N = 11 +/- SEM) during the first use, 2.1 +/- 0.3 mg/dl during the fifth use and 3.6(More)
Fusarium head blight (FHB) is a devastating disease of wheat worldwide. Novel sources of resistance are critical for improving FHB resistance levels in wheat. From a large-scale evaluation of germplasm for reactions to FHB, we identified one wheat accession (PI 277012) that consistently showed a high level of resistance in both greenhouse and field(More)
We have modified a rotating filter system to provide therapeutic plasma exchange. Seventeen patients underwent 188 treatments. Blood flows to the filter ranged from 75 to 100 ml/min; mean filtration fraction was 64 +/- 1% (+/- SE, N = 188). Mean plasma removal rate per treatment was 40.2 +/- 0.6 ml/min; net plasma removed per treatment was 3231 +/- 53 ml (N(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Studies examining the effect of stifle joint angle on tibial rotation, adduction-abduction angle and articular contact area are lacking. OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that tibial rotation, adduction-abduction angle and articular contact area change with stifle joint angle. STUDY DESIGN Descriptive study of normal(More)
A rotating filter system was evaluated for therapeutic plasma exchange. In vitro and in vivo studies revealed sieving coefficients of clinically important molecules to be essentially 1, with no substantial decline over time. A modification of the tubing system allowed for continuous flow, double access operation. Placing the collection bag at the base of(More)
The authors previously demonstrated the feasibility of using a rotating filter system for therapeutic plasma exchange. They now report on the technical details of a 1 year clinical experience. Seventeen patients underwent 188 treatments. Hemoaccess was provided by antecubital veins (147 Rx), femoral catheters (37 Rx), or an a-v fistula (3 Rx). Blood flows(More)
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