Alfred B. Knight

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Embryo transfer is facilitated with ultrasound guidance. The 16 ultrasound-guided transfers were rated easier, and there was less catheter distortion, in comparison with 12 transfers guided by "clinical feel." The benefits we ascribe to ultrasound guidance are as follows: (1) transfers can be done with the patient supine in the lithotomy position; (2) the(More)
Six patients were anaesthetized with 70% nitrous oxide in oxygen supplemented by infusion of propofol 40, 80, 120, 160 and 200 micrograms kg-1 min-1 sequentially in successive 10-min periods. Auditory evoked response (AER) and lower oesophageal contractility (LOC) were monitored. The AER findings were consistent with those noted in previous studies of i.v.(More)
To address the issues of whether corticosteroid treatment and prolongation of the latent phase improve the outcome of pregnancy in patients with preterm premature rupture of the membranes, we studied 96 patients with premature rupture of the membranes who were delivered of infants of adequate weight for gestational age with birth weights between 751 and(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that intraabdominal pressures (IAP) associated with abdominal insufflation for laparoscopic procedures can alter pulmonary and hemodynamic values in the pregnant baboon and hemodynamic values in the fetus. DESIGN A descriptive physiologic study. SETTING Animal research facility at Scott and White Memorial Hospital,(More)
We report the presence of an immunoreactive digoxin-like substance in blood from third trimester pregnant women. The sera from 51 women in the third trimester of pregnancy were analyzed by 4 commercially available digoxin RIAs. None of these patients was receiving digoxin. Digoxin immunoreactivity was detected in all patients by 3 of 4 assays. The measured(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is an uncommon disorder of the complement system due to a deficiency or dysfunction of the inhibitor of the first component of complement (C1 INH). Clinically, HAE is characterized by episodic abdominal pain or edema of the extremities, face, larynx and vulva. Laryngeal edema is potentially lethal and accounts for(More)
We have detected an endogenous digoxin-immunoreactive substance in the blood of third trimester pregnant women, of newborn infants and in amniotic fluids. In this report we present data showing an increase in blood levels of this endogenous substance in pregnant women with time of gestation (45 +/- 12, 125 +/- 32, and 195 +/- 27 pg/ml digoxin-equivalent for(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral venous thrombosis is a rare event with multiple risk factors. This condition can be associated with a hypercoagulable state, such as that seen with dysfunctional or decreased plasma protein C and protein S. Both plasma proteins are naturally occurring, vitamin K-dependent anticoagulants that are important for regulation of the clotting(More)
OBJECTIVE Although most methods for selecting the sex of offspring by sorting spermatozoa are ineffective at shifting the ratio of Y- to X-containing cells, some commercial sources continue to offer such services. Our objective was to evaluate commercially "sorted" samples with use of dual-color fluorescence in situ hybridization and to identify variations(More)