- Variability in responsiveness to irritants: thoughts on possible underlying mechanismsC M Willis
Department of Dermatology, Amersham Hospital, Whielden Street, Amersham, UK
Contact Dermatitis 47:267-71. 2002..In this review, a number of possible explanations are proposed, with a particular emphasis on those which relate to the influence of pre-existing disease or to the genetic regulation of certain immunological and inflammatory processes...
- Olfactory detection of human bladder cancer by dogs: proof of principle studyCarolyn M Willis
Department of Dermatology, Amersham Hospital, Amersham HP7 0JD
BMJ 329:712. 2004..To determine whether dogs can be trained to identify people with bladder cancer on the basis of urine odour more successfully than would be expected by chance alone...
- Volatile organic compounds as biomarkers of bladder cancer: Sensitivity and specificity using trained sniffer dogsCarolyn M Willis
Department of Dermatology, Amersham Hospital, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, UK
Cancer Biomark 8:145-53. 2010..Our results provide further evidence that volatile biomarkers for bladder cancer exist in urine headspace, and that these have the potential to be exploited for diagnosis...
- Oral prednisone suppresses allergic but not irritant patch test reactions in individuals hypersensitive to nickelIngegard Anveden
Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm Centre for Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden
Contact Dermatitis 50:298-303. 2004..It is concluded that oral treatment with prednisone suppresses patch test reactivity to nickel, but not to the irritants tested...