Daniel Gonzalez

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Recently, nitric oxide (NO) has emerged as an important modulator of several neuroendocrine events. Present studies were designed in order to evaluate the involvement of endogenous NO in the control of GH secretion. In a first set of experiments, in vivo pituitary responsiveness to the elicitors of GH release, GH-releasing hormone (GHRH), GH-releasing(More)
This study described the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) exposure of vancomycin in 8 children prescribed intravenous vancomycin therapy for cerebral ventricular shunt infection. Vancomycin CSF concentrations ranged from 0.06 to 9.13 mg/L and the CSF: plasma ratio ranged from 0 to 0.66. Two of 3 children with a staphylococcal CSF infection had CSF concentrations(More)
Enterocutaneous fistulas arise as complications in 0.8%–2% of abdominal operations. The global mortality rate is 5%–37%, yet it may exceed 60% in the case of high-output fistulas and when sepsis and malnutrition are involved. The objective of this prospective cohort study with retrospective data analyses was to analyze our ten-year experience with a(More)
Activation of excitatory N-methyl-D-aspartate and kainate receptors evokes multiple and diverse neuroendocrine changes. We have previously shown that kainic acid (KA), an agonist of kainate receptors, inhibits prolactin (PRL) secretion in male rats when given systemically. In the present studies we have characterized this inhibitory action. KA inhibited in(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the developmental window in which E(2) exposure produces irreversible changes in ovarian function resulting in polycystic ovary. DESIGN Basic experimental study. SETTING University animal laboratory. ANIMAL(S) Thirty Sprague-Dawley rats were administered a single E(2) valerate dose (10 mg/kg of weight) at 1, 7, 14, 21, or 30(More)
Antagonizing diestrous progesterone actions in cyclic rats by s.c. injections of the antiprogesterone RU486 (2 mg twice a day from metestrus through proestrus) increased LH and decreased FSH basal serum concentrations. Ovariectomy at metestrus (0800 h) increased serum levels of both gonadotropins in controls and reversed the RU486-induced dissociation of(More)
The role of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) in the control of prolactin (PRL) secretion was analysed in prepubertal male rats. In experiment 1, males of different ages were decapitated after administration of NMDA or vehicle. In experiment 2, 30-day-old males were killed at different times after administration of vehicle, NMDA, MK-801 (a non-competitive NMDA(More)
We have previously shown that administration of antiprogestin (AP) type II RU486 to ovariectomized (OVX) rats on the morning of pro-oestrus decreases the magnitude of preovulatory gonadotrophin surge. This suggests that the effect of RU486 on LHRH-dependent gonadotrophin release may be independent of its ability to block progesterone actions. The aim of the(More)
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of monocular enucleation on the calbindin-D 28k (CB) and c-Fos immunoreactive (IR) neurons in the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) complex of adult rats. The enucleation resulted in neuronal degeneration and decrease of neurons in the LGN complex. Our study demonstrated a decrease of CB-IR neuronal(More)
With the rapid progress in the development of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the observed patterns in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) encephalitis has changed, allowing herpesvirus (HV) infection to be controlled. HAART was first administered to HIV patients in Cuba in 2001. Consequently with the aim of investigate the behavior of the HVs(More)