John V Anderson

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Postnatal body weight changes were assessed in 385 surviving infants with birth weights of less than 2,500 g. Body weight was measured daily between birth and 45 days of age. Infants were grouped according to 100-g birth weight categories, and mean body weight changes for each group were compared. Initial postnatal weight loss occurred in each group and(More)
We have investigated the interaction between the recently discovered natriuretic factor alpha human atrial natriuretic peptide (alpha h-ANP) and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in man. Angiotensin II infused with placebo produced a significant rise of plasma aldosterone concentration (mean +/- SEM increment 352 +/- 23 pmol/l, n = 7, P less than(More)
Twenty patients with chronic renal failure were studied before and after haemodialysis. Plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) concentrations were markedly elevated (P less than 0.01) before dialysis in comparison with healthy control subjects. After haemodialysis the plasma ANP concentration was lower in 19 patients (P less than 0.01) but remained above(More)
Using a crossover study design, we compared a system of high-frequency jet ventilation with appropriate humidification to pressure-limited conventional ventilation in 12 preterm infants with a birth weight of 1.9 +/- 0.6 kg and gestational age of 32 +/- 2 weeks who had severe respiratory distress syndrome. After a control period of conventional ventilation,(More)
Thermoneutral water immersion produces a physiological increase of thoracic blood volume, raises central venous pressure and increases urinary sodium excretion by a hitherto ill-understood mechanism. We have investigated whether this enhanced sodium excretion could be mediated by the recently discovered natriuretic factor, atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP).(More)
Nine patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumours of the gut were treated for over 100 days with the long-acting octapeptide of somatostatin, SMS 201-995. Two patients had unusually aggressive tumours (neuroendocrine tumours are typically slow-growing) with only modest elevation of tumour secretory products. SMS 201-995 was given in an attempt to slow(More)
Octreotide therapy in acromegaly is associated with an increased prevalence of gall stones, which may be the result of an inhibition of gall bladder motility. Gall stone prevalence in untreated acromegalic patients relative to the general population is unknown, however, and the presence of gall stones and gall bladder motility in these patients and in(More)
OBJECTIVE Prolactin-secreting tumours of the pituitary almost never metastasize extracranially. However, we have recently seen three such patients, whose presentation, clinical course and response to treatment are reviewed in order to determine whether they possess unique clinical features, and to assess optimum therapy. DESIGN AND PATIENTS Three patients(More)