Bohdan Fedirko

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The uterus and the heart share a common structure and may remodel in a similar fashion, albeit temporally distinct. The authors investigated the prevalence of systemic hypertension in women with uterine leiomyomata (fibroids) and compared the prevalence in women undergoing hysterectomy for other reasons as well as in age-matched women from the National(More)
Alterations in plasma and amniotic fluid prolactin (PRL) levels have not been previously described in the pregnant baboon. In addition, PRL increases dramatically in response to estrogens and thus might be a good marker for expression of estrogen's biologic action. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to characterize the changes in plasma and amniotic(More)
Previous studies in our laboratory revealed that daily plasma prolactin (Prl) levels were higher in the evening than in the morning in the pregnant baboon suggesting a diurnal variation. The goal of this study was to examine in more detail the diurnal alterations in plasma Prl levels. A tethered pregnant baboon model was utilized for these studies. Hourly(More)
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