Gerri M. Maxwell

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The effect of nisoldipine (5 micrograms/kg/i.v.) was studied in anesthetized intact dogs. This calcium antagonist increased heart rate by 68%, doubled cardiac output, and increased coronary sinus flow from 62 +/- 10 ml/min to a maximum of 131 +/- 7 ml/min. Mean systemic pressure decreased from 125 +/- 10 mm Hg to a minimum of 115 +/- 2 mm Hg for at least 15(More)
Selective deficiency of IgM as a primary disorder is seldom encountered1--3, and the syndrome remains ill-defined4. It is generally accepted that for a diagnosis to be made, the serum IgM level should be consistently below 2 SD of normal, no other immunodeficiencies are present, and it is not secondary to other disease processes4. This report of an(More)
A group of 22 children presenting with recurrent or severe respiratory tract infections who had low IgA levels (more than 2 SD below the mean for age) were examined for IgG subclass deficiency. Patients were screened for possible defects in neutrophil chemotaxis, bactericidal, fungicidal, and quantitative iodination activity, as well as for complement(More)
The urinary concentrations of dopamine, noradrenaline and adrenaline were measured by a radioenzymatic method in 212 full-term and premature newborns. The ranges, means and standard deviations from birth to 4 days + are presented. The excretion of dopamine was ten times that of noradrenaline or adrenaline. The absolute concentrations of each catecholamine(More)
Cyclic 3',5'-monophosphate (c-AMP) and creatinine were measured in full-term and premature infants. In normals, values for c-AMP were highest on days 1 and 2 (1.3-1.5 nmol/ml) and decreased thereafter. In prematures the c-AMP values were significantly lower than in the full-term infants. There was a rough correlation with birth weight. Creatinine values(More)