Cathy Hudson

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BACKGROUND Patients with type 2 diabetes and macroalbuminuria generally experience progressive glomerular filtration rate (GFR) decline despite angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition (ACEI) and blood pressure (BP) control but this therapy generally stabilizes GFR in those without macroalbuminuria. Cigarette smoking exacerbates GFR decline in patients with(More)
PURPOSE We tested the hypothesis that continued cigarette smoking exacerbates and its cessation ameliorates progression of the early nephropathy of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) from microalbuminuria to macroalbuminuria. METHODS We recruited 91 DM2 subjects with microalbuminuria, 39 nonsmokers and 52 smokers. Smokers underwent smoking cessation(More)
OBJECTIVE Modified ultrafiltration (MUF) reduces some of the complications associated with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in pediatric cardiac surgery. However, we have observed hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia in children when MUF is used. Such alterations may elicit severe arrhythmias in the postoperative period. To date, no studies have focused on the(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the pain of infiltration between unbuffered lidocaine and buffered lidocaine in a traumatic laceration. Solutions of unbuffered 1% lidocaine and buffered 1% lidocaine were randomly assigned to Site I or Site II of a single laceration for each subject, with the patient serving as self-control. Pain scores were(More)
Male patients with SS disease had significantly lower T3 and higher TSH levels than a comparison group. Stimulation with TRH in 10 male sibling pairs showed highly significant increases in T3 and TSH in both patients and sibling controls although the increase in TSH was significantly greater in SS disease. The interpretation of these findings is unclear(More)
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