Catherine F. Allen

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The role of the amygdaloid complexes in the compensatory hypersecretion of ACTH following adrenalectomy was studied in the adult male rat. Unilateral or bilateral radiofrequency or knife-cut lesions were placed in the amygdalae, their efferent pathways or the septal region. Three weeks following adrenalectomy resting plasma ACTH concentrations were measured(More)
BACKGROUND The use of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NIPPV) for acute respiratory failure (ARF) has become more widespread over the past decade, but its prescription, use and outcomes in the clinical setting remain uncertain. The objective of this study was to review the use of NIPPV for ARF with respect to clinical indications, physician(More)
A case of pelvic fracture with pelvic hematoma resulting in bilateral ureteral obstruction and acute renal failure is discussed. Treatment was with bilateral tube nephrostomies, resulting in prompt resolution of renal failure. Urinary tract obstruction is a rare problem associated with pelvic fracture that can be recognized and treated early to minimize(More)
BACKGROUND Arizona has no organized statewide trauma system. We looked at the 1997 and the 1998 Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) for the State of Arizona, and examined the trauma mortality data at both trauma hospitals and nontrauma hospitals. METHODS All qualifying mortalities based on hospital data from 1997 through 1998 were reviewed for the(More)