Shlomit Flint

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The etiology and mechanisms by which severe trauma or sepsis induce hepatic failure are unknown. Previously we showed that Kupffer cells (KC), the fixed macrophages of the liver, induce a profound decrease in hepatocyte (HC) total-protein synthesis when exposed to endotoxin. Furthermore we demonstrated that endotoxin-activated KCs induce these changes in HC(More)
Understanding the aetiology of a second trimester miscarriage allows the obstetrician to assess the recurrence risk in the next pregnancy and guides future management. Causes include anatomical abnormalities, cervical incompetence, genital tract infection, multiple pregnancy, auto-immune factors, vaginal bleeding, and fetal abnormalities. Transvaginal(More)
We designed three experiments to investigate the relationship between FSH peaks and ovarian follicular waves and to examine whether an endogenous rhythm of FSH peaks exists in sheep. In experiment 1, anestrous ewes were treated with ovine FSH (oFSH) or vehicle (6 ewes per group) at the expected time of an endogenous FSH peak, to double the FSH-peak(More)
We assessed the utility of expert oral examination as a part of the diagnostic evaluation of patients with suspected Crohn's disease. Of 45 patients with newly diagnosed CD, 25 had been examined by a dentist. Twelve (48%) of these had oral CD lesions. Mucosal tags constituted the most frequent form of oral lesion (8/12). Of 8 oral biopsy specimens, 6 (75%)(More)
A large-scale trial investigated the possibility of eradicating G.m.centralis from a traditional cattle rearing area using odour-baited targets at a reduced overall target density from 4 to 0.5-2.3 per km2, thus cutting down initial material costs by about 50%. Only the periphery of what was thought to be prime tsetse habitat (dense woodland) was treated(More)
As a result of federal legislation passed in April 1987, New Mexico was the first state to resume a 65-mph speed limit on rural Interstate highways. We compared the rates of fatal crashes before and after the speed limit change. The rate of fatal crashes in the 1 year after the speed limit was increased was 2.9 per 100 million vehicle-miles traveled,(More)
Preterm birth is a major cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. It accounts for 5–10% of all births, and any treatment to prevent it could have a profound effect on neonatal outcome in both human and economic terms. The pathogenesis of both term and preterm birth remain poorly understood. Our ability to predict those at risk of preterm labour is also(More)
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