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A serologic study using the direct seroagglutinate method described by Babudieri and Zardi was carried out in 31 patients affected by Buerger's disease, to determine the positive antibody reaction level against rickettsial disease. In 41.9% of the cases there was a positive test for R. burnetii, in 6.4% a positive test for R. mooserii, and in one a positive(More)
OBJECTIVE To screen the chitosan producing ability of endolichenic fungi and its antibacterial activity. METHODS Lichen collected from mangroves was screened for endophytes and the chitosan producing ability of endolichenic fungi by submerged fermentation was also determined. Antibacterial activity was carried out against different pathogens. RESULTS(More)
Spontaneous rupture of a normal spleen without a history of trauma is a rare clinical entity. We report on a case of atraumatic splenic rupture in a 61-year-old man who presented to the emergency department for abdominal pain and hypotension. There was no evidence of hematologic or infectious disease involving the spleen. The chronic cough described by the(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the hypothesis that administration of a replication-deficient, recombinant adenovirus vector to the epithelial surface of the respiratory tract can be used to deliver a recombinant protein to the systemic circulation in sufficient quantities to evoke a systemic response appropriate to the recombinant protein. We(More)
With reference to the measuring method suggested, we report the pressure indices noted in surgery, in order to compare them with those of non-surgical methods, using the Doppler. We also define some parameters for recording the measurements; failure to observe these might result in inaccuracy of the instrumental findings. We have to consider the index of(More)
Food and feeding habits of mud crab Scylla olivacea (Herbst, 1896) in Pichavaram mangroves was investigated quantitatively and qualitatively for a period of two years from June 2010 to May 2012. Gut contents from 1737 specimens comprising 843 males and 894 females in the size range between 45 mm and 148 mm were examined. Crustaceans form the predominant(More)