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Recent studies demonstrate co-localization of kinesin with neurofilament (NF) subunits in culture and suggest that kinesin participates in NF subunit distribution. We sought to determine whether kinesin was also associated with NF subunits in situ. Axonal transport of NF subunits in mouse optic nerve was perturbed by the microtubule (MT)-depolymerizing drug(More)
We examined the steady-state distribution and axonal transport of neurofilament (NF) subunits within growing axonal neurites of NB2a/d1 cells. Ultrastructural analyses demonstrated a longitudinally oriented "bundle" of closely apposed NFs that was surrounded by more widely spaced individual NFs. NF bundles were recovered during fractionation and could be(More)
The rates of cell proliferation and of cell loss influence the growth rate of a tumour and reflect genetic changes. We studied proliferation and apoptosis in oligodendrogliomas and their relationship to progression of the tumours. Thirty-two cases of oligodendroglioma were retrieved spanning a 10-year period. The diagnosis and grade were reviewed and(More)
We audited and analysed the adverse effects and safety of postoperative pain management on 2509 consecutive patients under care of the Acute Pain Service at a tertiary referral teaching hospital over a 32-month period. Our standard respiratory monitoring consisted of continuous pulse oximetry, hourly respiratory rate counting, sedation scoring and(More)
We analyzed data from 1233 Chinese patients of a wide age range who received patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) intravenous morphine for postoperative pain relief, during the period of January 1992 to May 1995. The analgesic regimen was standardized as follows: PCA bolus 1 to 1.5 mg; lock-out interval 5 minutes; one-hour maximum dose 0.075 to 0.1 mg.kg-1(More)
The forms in which neurofilament (NF) subunits undergo axonal transport is controversial. Recent studies from have provided real-time visualization of the slow axonal transport of NF subunits by transfecting neuronal cultures with constructs encoding green fluorescent protein (GFP)-conjugated NF-M subunits. In our studies in differentiated NB2a/d1 cells,(More)
Myoglobin, creatine kinase-MB (CKMB) mass concentration and troponin-I are newer biochemical markers for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We conducted a prospective study to formulate a model for the collective interpretation of these three markers in the diagnosis of AMI. Eighty-seven patients with AMI had serial serum samples taken to(More)
We report an infant with midline craniofacial defects and holoprosencephaly due to chromosome 46, XY, del (7) (pter-->q34) who presented at 1 week of age with central diabetes insipidus. The importance of hypothalamic-pituitary endocrine investigation in patients with this syndrome, and more generally, in patients with midline craniofacial malformation or(More)
The effects of impeller geometry on the performance of a centrifugal blood pump model [the MSCBP design of Akamatsu and Tsukiya (The Seventh Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics (1997), 7-10) at a 1:1 scale] have been investigated both experimentally and computationally. Four impeller designs were tested for pump hydraulic performance at the operating point(More)
Fluid dynamic forces in centrifugal blood pump impellers are of key importance in destruction of red blood cells (RBCs) because high rotational speed leads to strong interaction between the impeller and the RBCs. In this paper, three-dimensional models of five different blade geometries are investigated numerically using the commercial software(More)