A D Gulledge

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Plasma prostaglandin E1 and E2, and quantitative and qualitative measures of immune function, were determined in depressed patients and healthy controls. Prostaglandin E2 was significantly elevated in the depressed group, and prostaglandin E1 showed a trend in the same direction. Lymphocyte stimulation responses, as measured by phytohemagglutinin,(More)
In many cases, initiation of specialized nutritional support is a final attempt at medically managing illness for which other treatments have failed. Patients may have suffered for months or even years with their underlying diseases and are usually aware that poor response to nutritional support and concurrent therapies may lead to surgical intervention or(More)
This prospective study was undertaken to assess personality differences among patients with chronic pelvic floor disorders. Sixty patients (43 females and 17 males) of a mean age of 58 (range, 33-87) years with fecal incontinence (n = 19), constipation (n = 30), or levator spasm (n = 11) had a mean duration of symptoms of 35 (range, 2-50) years. The(More)
To explore whether lithium-induced hypothyroidism is related to an exacerbation of underlying autoimmune processes such as thyroiditis, the authors comprehensively assessed thyroid function in 16 manic-depressive patients. Each of the three patients who showed detectable titers of thyroid microsomal antibodies before treatment manifested a marked increase(More)
Although electrophysiologic devices have been available since 1932 for managing sudden cardiac death, it was not until 1980 that the predecessor to the automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator was introduced. Subsequently, questions about psychosocial adaptation have prevented wide acceptance of these devices. To study this issue, 69 patients with(More)