Fernando Rivilla

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This study analyzes the time course of the changes induced by subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in the sensitivity of cat cerebral arteries to noradrenaline and serotonin. Cerebral arteries to noradrenaline and serotonin. Cerebral arteries displayed a supersensitivity to these amines, which was most marked 3 days after the experiment and then gradually(More)
Transmission electron microscopy of the middle cerebral artery from cats exposed to subarachnoid injection of blood 3 and 7 days before, showed several damage of the vascular ultrastructure. The intima was thickened with swelling and vacuolization of endothelial cells, with a plump appearance and disruption of tight junctions. The cellular surface was(More)
1. The cerebral vessels possess adrenergic, cholinergic, serotonergic and peptidergic innervations. 2. The cerebral vessels have alpha- and beta-adrenergic, cholinergic, serotonergic, histaminergic H1 and H2 and dopaminergic receptors whose activation by different agents causes vasomotor responses. 3. The induced effects by noradrenaline, adrenaline and(More)
The effect of removal of the left superior cervical ganglion on the contractile response to norepinephrine (NE) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, serotonin) was studied in isolated segments of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) and posterior communicating artery (PCoA) of the cat. Fifteen days after the excision, each dose of NE elicited a potentiated response(More)
The effect of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) on the adrenergic innervation of cat cerebral arteries was analyzed. Intracisternal injections of autologous blood reduced the noradrenaline content from the perivascular nerves. Dopamine beta-hydroxylase and the uptake of 3H-noradrenaline were also decreased. These changes returned to normal in a period of 2 to 3(More)
BACKGROUND Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is a major urological problem in children. Its incidence ranges from 1 to 3% in healthy children. MATERIALS AND METHODS We treated 38 children and analysed their data on age, sex, reflux grade, laterality, and results of endoscopic treatment (ET), at the different grades of reflux. All children were operated on an(More)
Field electrical stimulation (ES), K+ (50 mM) or ionophore X-537A (0.01 mM) induced tritium release from cat cerebral arteries preincubated with [3H]noradrenaline (NA). Adenosine and AMP (0.5 mM) did not modify tritium release caused by ionophore X-537A, but these agents and ATP (0.5 mM) significantly reduced that elicited by ES and K+; this reduction was(More)
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