K. Mealy

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This study has examined the effects of insulin-induced hypoglycemia on expression of the CRH, arginine vasopressin, and POMC genes and corresponding peptides in freely moving, unanesthetized, male Sprague-Dawley rats. Animals were infused with 150 mM NaCl for 3 days before the experimental day and were then administered insulin (4 U/kg) or saline iv. In one(More)
The acute phase response is an important adaptive response to sepsis and injury. As anabolic steroids increase protein synthesis we postulated that these agents might also increase hepatic acute phase protein synthesis. Male Wistar rats were pretreated with testosterone or danazol for 48 h prior to caecal ligation and puncture (CLP). Thirty-six h following(More)
CASE SUMMARY A 25-year-old caucasian lady presented to the Accident & Emergency department complaining of acute onset severe epigastric pain radiating through to the back with associated nausea and vomiting. A diagnosis of acute pancreatitis was made. Symptoms commenced after the third dose of Metronidazole therapy prescribed for a recurrent periodontal(More)
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