Aline Vuckovic

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BACKGROUND The mechanisms by which tracheal occlusion (TO) improves alveolarization in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) are incompletely understood. Therefore transcriptional and histological effects of TO on alveolarization were studied in the rabbit model for CDH. The question of the best normalization strategy for gene expression analysis was also(More)
BACKGROUND Lithium remains a first-line treatment for the acute and maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder. Although much has been written about the management of the more common adverse effects of lithium, such as polyuria and tremor, more subtle lithium side effects such as cognitive deficits, loss of creativity, and functional impairments remain(More)
The authors examined the inpatient records of consecutively discharged psychotic patients treated with neuroleptics in 1976 and a similar group of patients treated in 1985, when drug regimens at our institution changed considerably. Although demographic parameters were quite similar in the 2 years, the group of patients treated in 1985 received(More)
Despite the widespread use of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and the well-known adverse event of hypertensive crisis, few studies have addressed the acute cardiovascular response to an MAOI dose. We prospectively measured pulse and blood pressure changes just before and at 1, 2, 3, and 4 hours after MAOI administration in 18 patients. Significant but(More)
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