James Y. Coe

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Twelve subjects given therapeutic doses of carbamazepine showed no change in their plasma electrolyte concentrations. Ten of the 12 had abnormal water metabolism, however, their ability to excrete water loads being decreased. Plasma arginine vasopressin (AVP) concentrations fell while the subjects were taking the drug, indicating that the mechanism is(More)
Accurate measurement of oxygen consumption (VO2) is important to precise calculation of blood flow using the Fick equation. This study aimed to validate the breath-by-breath method (BBBM) of measuring oxygen consumption VO2 compared with respiratory mass spectroscopy (MS) for intubated children during cardiac catheterization. The study used MS and BBBM to(More)
In the lamb, prostaglandin (PG) D2 dilates the fetal and early neonatal pulmonary vasculature but becomes a constrictor in the older animal. Constriction could result from conversion of PGD2 to 9 alpha,11 beta-PGF2, stimulated formation of an endogenous vasoactive agent, or a change in PGD2 receptor function. An answer to the latter question was sought in(More)
The risks associated with cardiac catheterization in children with pulmonary hypertension (PH) are increased compared with adults. We reviewed retrospectively all clinical data in children with PH [mean pulmonary artery pressure (mean PAp) ≥25 mmHg and pulmonary vascular resistance index (PVRI) ≥3 Wood units m(2)] undergoing cardiac catheterization between(More)
Postpericardiotomy syndrome (PPS), a potential complication of open heart surgery, has a variable clinical course and severity. This study evaluated the effectiveness of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) prophylaxis in preventing PPS after surgical closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs) in pediatric patients. A retrospective review was performed for 177 patients(More)
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) was administered orally, in doses of 12-65 microgram/kg at intervals of 1-4 hours, to 12 neonates in whom the pulmonary circulation depended on patency of the ductus arteriosus. After an oral dose, both oxygen saturation (SaO2) and plasma PGE2 concentration increased consistently within 15-30 minutes, reaching values comparable to(More)
The new 2 French Coe radiofrequency (RF) end hole catheter was first used to successfully perforate the atretic pulmonary valve membrane using an antegrade approach in a newborn with intact ventricular septum (IVS). Nine watts of energy for 8 sec was required with simultaneous delivery of a 0.014 in. coronary guidewire coaxially through the end hole RF(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of volume overload hypertrophy in the newborn heart on the cardiac enzymes controlling fatty acid metabolism. BACKGROUND Shortly after birth, a rise in 5'-adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activity results in the phosphorylation and inhibition of acetyl coenzyme A (CoA)(More)
Denopamine is an orally active beta 1 agonist whose cardiovascular action in the newborn is unknown. We evaluated its circulatory effects during normoxia in newborn piglets less than 7 days of age. The piglets were acutely instrumented under general anesthesia with an electromagnetic flow probe around the main pulmonary artery and catheters in the main(More)