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The breathing pattern was investigated in 62 children aged 4 to 16 years together with the mouth pressure generated 0.1 s after an occlusion at the endexpiratory level (P0.1). A group of 20 adults (18 to 32 years old) were tested in a similar way. The values of P0.1 obtained during room air breathing at rest in the children decreased with age as a power(More)
UNLABELLED The hGH response to an ornithin or an insulin test was measured in 105 children from 11-18 yr old with delay of growth more than 2 SD. Besides 74 subjects with normal values and 7 with complete lack of response, 24 subjects exhibited a partial rise of GH. Most of the latter had decreasing growth rate and no sign of puberty. Out of 15 assessed for(More)
RU 486 [17 beta-hydroxy-11 beta-(4- dimethylaminophenyl )-17 alpha-(prop-1- ynyl )-estra-4,9-dien-3-one] is a new steroid analog which antagonizes glucocorticoid action at the receptor level in animals. To assess its potential antiglucocorticoid activity in man we studied the pituitary-adrenal response to RU 486 in normal men. The compound was administered(More)
The propensity for anxiety-related behavior has been studied by comparing two highly inbred strains of mice, ABP/Le and C57BL/6ByJ, in two behavioral procedures, open-field and light-dark preference. Their Mendelian F2 population allowed us to evaluate the putative involvement of four easily identifiable loci in anxiogenic processes. In fact, chromosomal(More)
The aim of this double blind placebo-controlled cross-over study was to evaluate the effects of fadrozole, a new oral nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor, on basal and stimulated cortisol and aldosterone secretion at a daily dosage of 4 mg given for 14 days to eight healthy men. After 2 weeks of treatment, fadrozole, compared with placebo, effectively(More)
Little is known about the pathophysiology of sporadic adrenocortical tumors in adults. Because loss of heterozygosity at the 11p15 locus has been described in childhood tumors, particularly, in adrenocortical tumors, associated with the Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and because insulin-like growth factor-II (IGF-II) is a crucial regulator of fetal adrenal(More)
Breathing pattern during exercise on a cycle ergometer was studied in 18 untrained children aged from 6 to 15 years of age (9 boys, 9 girls). Oxygen uptake, tidal volume, minute ventilation, all normalized for body weight (VO2BW, VT BW, VE BW), respiratory frequency (f), inspiratory (TI) and expiratory (TE) times, ratio TI over total duration of the(More)
In two groups of healthy children synchronized with a diurnal activity (light-on at 07.00) and a nocturnal rest(light-off at 21.00), lug resistance (R1) and dynamic lung compliance (C1 dyn) were measured at fixed clock hours (07.30, 11.30, 16.30, 22.30). The measurements were performed before and 10 minutes after the inhalation of bronchodilators (a(More)
In the US, ambulatory status is often a criterion for stopping prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE). In an analysis of the prophylaxis in MEDical patients with ENOXaparin (MEDENOX) trial, ambulatory status was assessed as outcome and patients grouped accordingly for further analysis. Rates of VTE and bleeding were evaluated. Using multivariate(More)