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BACKGROUND Inflammatory and coagulation processes are both affected in meningococcaemia. Severe acquired protein-C deficiency in meningococcaemia is usually associated with substantial mortality: in survivors, skin grafts, amputation, and end-organ failure are not uncommon. Protein C is a natural anticoagulant and also has important anti-inflammatory(More)
Using yeast strains with null mutations in structural genes which encode delta-aminolevulinic acid synthetase (HEM1), isozymes of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG1 and HMG2), squalene epoxidase (ERG1), and fatty acid delta 9-desaturase (OLE1), we were able to determine the effect of hemes, sterols, and unsaturated fatty acids on both sterol(More)
Forty-five patients undergoing circumcision were allocated randomly to one of three study groups to compare topical analgesia with dorsal nerve block using the midline or lateral approach. Pain scores, side effects and analgesic requirements were recorded after surgery. Patients who received topical analgesia required significantly more fentanyl and had(More)
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