James M. Harrison

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OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of 3 sedative protocols (butorphanol and diazepam [BD] IV; acepromazine and butorphanol [AB] IV; diazepam and ketamine [DK] IV) on glomerular filtration rate (GFR) as measured by 99mTc DTPA nuclear scintigraphy and to compare them with GFR measured without sedation. Cardiovascular, respiratory, and sedative effects of each(More)
Hypercholesterolemia is commonly associated with primary biliary cirrhosis. In the general population, elevated serum cholesterol is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. The relative risk has been poorly defined in primary biliary cirrhosis patients with hyperlipidemia. In addition, the hyperlipidemic state seen with primary biliary(More)
The reduction of dietary cholesterol and fat lowers low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and reduces risk of coronary heart disease in adults. The purpose of this study was to determine the individual variability of response of serum lipid and lipoprotein levels to a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet in children with elevated LDL-C levels. Thirty-two(More)
BACKGROUND We determined the relative efficacy of various agents or combinations of agents in the prophylaxis of deep venous thrombosis after elective hip arthroplasty. METHODS Peer-reviewed, English-language, human studies articles from 1975 through 1991 were obtained through a MEDLINE database search. Additional references were obtained from(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether increased Lp(a) lipoprotein levels are associated with either non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with NIDDM and to examine the relationship between Lp(a) levels and glycemic control. DESIGN We conducted a cross-sectional study of subjects with NIDDM who were(More)
Residual urine volumes of 24 men with neurogenic bladder dysfunction were repetitively assessed 400 times with the BVI-2000 BladderScan portable ultrasonographic device prior to 100 episodes of intermittent catheterization. By comparing each examiner's first ultrasonographic measurement of urine volume with the catheterized urine volume, the mean error of(More)
Levels of plasma crosslinked fibrin derivatives, a sensitive and direct marker of the lysis of intravascular crosslinked fibrin, were measured serially in 135 patients undergoing major abdominal surgery to determine their behavior and their use as a screening test for postoperative venous thrombosis. Preoperative levels and levels on the first postoperative(More)
PURPOSE To determine by a pilot study whether standard treatment with the topical carbonic anhydrase inhibitor dorzolamide hydrochloride influences visual function under normal breathing conditions, during carbon dioxide inhalation, or during hyperventilation, and to establish criteria for future larger-scale studies. METHODS We enrolled 12 normal(More)
Quantitative hepatobiliary scintigraphy using 99mTc-mebrofenin was performed on eight normal cats and on the same cats after induction of experimental cholangiohepatitis by infection with the liver fluke Platynosomum concinnum. Hepatobiliary scintigraphy was performed 3 times at 10 weeks, 4 months and 6 months after infection. In addition, routine(More)
The normal sonographic appearance of the stomach in various degrees of distension, the duodenum, the small intestine, and the large intestine was determined in awake and sedated cats. The mean stomach rugal fold thickness was 4.38 mm, and the interrugal thickness was 2.03 mm. No significant difference in stomach wall thickness was seen when the stomach was(More)