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Glutathione S-transferase (GST) from the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica was assessed as a vaccine immunogen in cattle in a number of immunological adjuvants. Significant reductions in fluke burdens (49-69%) were only observed in cattle vaccinated with GST in Quil Alsqualene Montanide (SM) and PLG microspheres in SM but there was no correlation between(More)
The glutathione S-transferases (FhGST) of the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica have been identified as novel vaccine candidates that protect sheep against a fluke infection. With the use of overlapping peptides covering the predicted amino acid sequences of four FhGST cDNAs, we have defined the linear epitopes recognized by polyclonal antibody from sheep(More)
Hematogenous infection of the facet joints by pyogenic organisms is exceedingly rare. We report six cases of lumbar facet joint septic arthritis due to hematogenous spread of a pyogenic organism. A review of the literature identified ten anecdotal reports of similar cases. An analysis of these 16 cases showed that the diagnosis was based mainly on imaging(More)
— This paper presents a Cognitive Task Load (CTL) model designed to keep track of an operator's mental work-load, both quantitatively (amount of workload) and qualitatively (cognitive state). By integrating this model in a (semi-)autonomous robot, robot's level of automation and user interface can be attuned to the operator's state (Every second, the(More)
Bisphosphonates have marked affinity for bone that makes them useful in both the treatment and imaging of bone lesions. Bone scintigraphy is very sensitive for the detection of bone metastases, which can cause life-threatening hypercalcemia requiring emergency treatment. This prospective study was done to determine whether intravenous administration of(More)
Rat cerebellar RNA injected into Xenopus oocytes leads to the expression of putative P-type voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels (VDCCs). The monitoring of intracellular Ca2+ variations by recording the Ca2+ dependent chloride current in voltage clamped oocytes indicates that activation of these Ca2+ channels by depolarization gives rise to two distinct(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging provides excellent tissue contrast resolution and can therefore be used to visualize joint cartilage. The goal of this study was to evaluate the value of magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of femorotibial cartilage lesions. Spin-echo magnetic resonance imaging was performed in 37 patients. As compared with arthroscopy,(More)
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