J. Scanlon

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Exposure to anesthetic drugs during gestation has been shown to cause behavioral changes in rats, and exposure during labor and delivery also affects human neonatal behavior. In this preliminary study, nine neonates who had been exposed to anesthetic agents during gestation were tested for visual-pattern preference. These nine infants looked at the stimuli(More)
Urinary excretion of various catecholamine metabolites (4-hydroxy-3-methoxymandelic acid, homovanillic acid, 3-methoxy-4-hydroxphenylglycol) was studied in preterm infants with idiopathic apnea treated with theophylline. Relief of apnea in these infants was not associated with significant increase in the urinary excretion of various metabolites. We suggest(More)
Twelve-hour urinary excretion of 4-hydroxy-3-methoxymandelic acid (VMA), homovanillic acid (HVA), and 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG) was studied in 20 premature infants, 8 without apnea and 12 with apnea. All infants were studied at 1-3 days of postnatal age (before apnea). Nonapneic infants were restudied at 10-15 days of postnatal age. Apneic(More)
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