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BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that mild head injuries in humans can result in cumulative damage. No investigation to date has considered the effects of multiple subacute mild head injuries in an animal model. METHODS Forty-one male Long-Evans hooded rats were trained in a Morris water maze. All animals were fitted with a hollow intracranial screw.(More)
Peptides were synthesized based on the cleavage sites in the adenovirus type 2 proteins pVI and pVII. The synthetic peptides were incubated with disrupted, purified adenovirus as a source of proteinase and specific cleavages were monitored by fast protein liquid chromatography and amino acid analysis. Using this approach it was established that all the(More)
6 out of 7 patients with severe neutropenia associated with the use of amodiaquine for malaria prophylaxis amodiaquine (400 mg weekly) plus proguanil (200 mg daily); 1 of these patients had also taken cotrimoxazole and another had taken sulphaguanidine. The 7th patient had taken amodiaquine alone, but at a higher dose. A retrospective analysis suggests that(More)
Factor replacement with BIOSTATE(®), a factor VIII (FVIII)/von Willebrand factor concentrate, forms the mainstay of treatment for children with von Willebrand disorder (VWD) in Australia and New Zealand. However, published data on the clinical efficacy and safety of BIOSTATE in the VWD paediatric population are limited. We retrospectively assessed the(More)
We report a case of preleukemic granulocytic sarcoma of the small intestine preceding the development of acute myelomonocytic leukemia with abnormal eosinophils and inversion of chromosome 16, inv(16)(p13q22). A literature review suggests that this is a recurring cytogenetic-clinicopathologic association and carries a favorable prognosis, especially if(More)
The plethora of recombinant lymphokines that have recently become available has led to renewed hope for an immunotherapeutic solution to cancer. Many lymphokines, either singly or in combination, have already shown promise in animal trials and in preliminary human trials. Systemic lymphokine toxicity has been the major constraint on this type of therapy,(More)
Techniques have been developed for the visualisation of a range of enzyme species extracted from field collected marine algal populations, to provide biochemical data in the form of zymogram patterns that closely reflect the genetic identity of these plants. These patterns provide an alternative basis for increasingly accurate recognition to complement that(More)
The spleen, whether anatomically and physiologically normal or diseased, may significantly worsen the clinical picture in a variety of medical disorders. However, splenectomy should be undertaken only after a careful balancing of the short- and long-term risks and potential benefits to the patient, which are discussed in the following review.