Corrin L Stier

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BACKGROUND Obesity surgery is acknowledged as a highly effective therapy for morbidly obese patients. Beneficial short-term effects on common comorbidities are practically undisputed, but a growing data pool from long-term follow-up reveals increasing evidence of potentially severe nutritional and pharmacological consequences. AIMS To assess the(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of conventional and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCP)-enriched preterm formula on the endogenous formation of F2-isoprostanes and 8-epi-prostaglandin (PG) F2alpha as possible markers of lipid peroxidation in preterm infants during their first weeks of life. METHODS In a(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of conventional and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCP)-enriched preterm formula on prostanoid formation in preterm infants during their first weeks of life. In a prospective, randomized, double-blind study, healthy infants received either formula enriched with LCP (n = 10), standard preterm(More)
OBJECTIVE Food reinforcement refers to how hard someone is motivated to work to gain access to food. Infant temperament is defined as behavioral styles, or constitutionally based individual differences in reactive and regulatory aspects of behavior. Identifying correlates of food reinforcement, such as infant temperament, may help identify infants at risk(More)
OBJECTIVE The reinforcing value of food may be established early in life. Research shows that infant weight status is related to the relative reinforcing value of food versus non-food alternatives (food reinforcing ratio, FRR). The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the effects of a 6-week music enhancement program (Music Together®, n = 14) versus an(More)
Die Differentialdiagnostik und Therapie von perioperativen Blutungen besitzt in der Gefäß- und Kardiochirurgie bei Eingriffen mit hohen Blutverlusten einen besonderen Stellenwert. So ist es sinnvoll, Patienten mit einem erhöhten Blutungsrisiko bereits präoperativ zu erfassen und adäquat vorzubereiten. Insbesondere die präoperative Erfassung von(More)
The relative reinforcing value of food versus engagement in other behaviors may be related to the development of obesity, and interventions to reduce FRR may prevent the development of obesity. Our laboratory recently developed a paradigm to measure the reinforcing value of food versus an alternative behavior (i.e., playing with bubbles) in infants using a(More)
Intracameral injections of bradykinin into the eyes of rabbits anesthetized with urethane were found to produce a dose-dependent constriction of the pupil and increase in the amount of protein present in the aqueous humor. Both these effects were relatively fast in onset, pupillary constriction being observed 1–2 min after the injection. The intact(More)
Injections of serotonin (5-HT) into the aortic arch of rats caused greater reductions of blood pressure (BP) and less increases in renal vascular resistance (RVR) than that into jugular veins, in contrast to norepinephrine (NE) which tended to cause larger increases in BP and RVR by the intra-aortic route. Indomethacin (INDO) enhanced renal vasoconstrictor(More)