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Reduced activation of peripheral blood neutrophils after late-phase asthmatic responses but not in mild stable asthma
Background: Asthma is a process of chronic allergic inflammation that may be worsened by the activation of neutrophils during acute exacerbations. Objective: We investigated our hypothesis that changes in cellular activation ...
Predictors of response to pharmacotherapy with citalopram in obsessive-compulsive disorder
Although serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) are the medications of choice in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), only 50-60% of patients respond to a single trial of any of these agents. Improved knowledge ...
Expectant management of severe pre-eclampsia in the mid-trimester
Objective: To determine maternal and perinatal outcomes with expectant management of severe pre-eclampsia in the mid-trimester, using a defined entry point. Design: Prospective case series. Thirty-nine women admitted from ...
The acrosome index, radical buffer capacity and number of isolated progressively motile spermatozoa predict IVF results
Background: The accuracy by which a number of newly described semen variables can predict either total fertilization failure (TFF) or pregnancy outcome in IVF, has not previously been investigated. The study aim was, ...
Thrombocytopoenia as marker for HIV exposure in the neonate
Thrombocytopoenia is a well-described marker of human immunedeficiency virus type 1 (HIV) infection of children. After documenting thrombocytopoenia in a HIV-exposed neonate, who was subsequently shown not to be infected, ...
The zona pellucida-induced acrosome reaction of human spermatozoa involves extracellular signal-regulated kinase activationThe zona pellucida-induced acrosome reaction of human spermatozoa involves extracellular signal-regulated kinase activation
Extracellular signal-regulated kinases(ERKs), belonging to the family of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), are cytoplasmic and nuclear serine/threonine kinases involved in the signal transduction of several ...