Spencer Hudson

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The novel capsid-binding antiviral pleconaril inhibits in vitro replication of most rhinoviruses and enteroviruses. Oral pleconaril treatment was studied in 2 parallel randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. Among 1363 picornavirus-infected participants (65%) in the studies combined, the median time to alleviation of illness was 1 day shorter(More)
Immunohistochemical staining for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) was performed on primary tumors and regional lymph nodes from 100 patients undergoing radical hysterectomies and pelvic lymphadenectomies for invasive carcinoma of the uterine cervix. Antigen staining was present in 82% of keratinizing squamous carcinomas as compared with 50% in nonkeratinizing(More)
Growth of bacteria within a biofilm, visible macroscopically as a yellow coating, was seen on the interior walls of semi-transparent plastic dialysis monitor fluid pipes. The level of bacterial growth along the water/dialysis fluid pathway, and the effect of in-line bacterial filters, on colony counts in reverse osmosis reject water and monitor effluent(More)
The accumulation of microorganisms embedded in biofilm within the drainage pipework leading from individual dialysis monitors in a renal dialysis centre, represents a significant threat to the safe operation of the whole centre due to blockage of the pipes and overflow of waste water. Attempts to disperse the growth with chemicals and disinfectants have(More)
Clearance studies of urea, creatinine and inorganic phosphate have been carried out using polycarbonate dialysers on 20 occasions in two patients undergoing routine maintenance haemodialysis. Clearances were calculated using plasma concentrations and both measured blood flow and calculated plasma flow. Urea and creatinine clearances were comparable to those(More)
One standard continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) infusion/drainage system was found prone to recurrent mechanical failure at the junction between the silastic catheter and the titanium connector. This resulted in slackening and eventual disconnection with attendant risk of bacterial entry and a CAPD-associated peritonitis. A simple "lock-ring"(More)