Daphne M Mayes

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The normal response to a single 0.25-mg dose of ACTH-(1-24) is not well established in infancy or childhood. We report the adrenal steroidogenic responses of 17-hydroxypregnenolone (17OH Preg), 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17OH Prog), 11-deoxycortisol, cortisol, deoxycorticosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), DHEA sulfate, androstenedione (A'dione), and(More)
Adrenal steroidogenesis was evaluated in 25 sick premature infants with a gestational age of less than 30 weeks. ACTH stimulation tests were performed on the fourth day of life using synthetic ACTH (36 micrograms/kg). Considering the stress and degree of illness, preterm newborns had low basal cortisol levels (mean +/- SEM, 207.4 +/- 23.5 nmol/L), and their(More)
We studied 31 patients (28 girls and 3 boys), ranging in age from 3.2-7.9 yr, with precocious adrenarche defined by the presence of early sexual hair development, no signs of virilization, and bone age within +3 SD of the mean for chronological age. To determine if this symptom complex stemmed from any form of nonclassical (late-onset) congenital adrenal(More)
Alterations in red blood cell (RBC) Na+,K+ pump and in Na+,K+ cotransport (CoT) have been described in essential hypertension (EH). We examined pump and CoT in 50 normotensive (NT) subjects and 58 EH subjects subdivided by race and family history of hypertension (+ FH). RBCs were preloaded with Na+ to obtain intracellular levels of 25 mM/liter cells by(More)
Baseline plasma norepinephrine (NE) and epinephrine (E) levels over 2000 pg/ml or failure to suppress to less than 500 pg/ml after oral clonidine have been considered diagnostic of the presence of a pheochromocytoma. We found a false negative clonidine suppression test in a patient with an asymptomatic ACTH-secreting pheochromocytoma who had minimally(More)