Katrina Fernández

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Offspring of rats that were intubated with ethanol during Days 10--14 of gestation and offspring in two control groups were compared on measures of growth, viability, and performance in behavioral tasks. Influences of postnatal environment were assessed by using fostering-cross fostering procedures and by providing different postweaning housing conditions.(More)
Pregnant Long-Evans rats were given a single i.p. injection of 30 mg/kg of methylazoxymethanol (MAM) acetate or saline on day 14 of gestation (vaginal plug = day 0). All litters were reduced to 8 at birth and were reared by their biological dams. Between 49-192 days of age all offspring were examined on open-field, figure-8 (at two different ages), and(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine the spectrum of electrical injuries and develop guidelines for management. DESIGN Retrospective review of charts compiled during a 6-year period (1988 through 1993). SETTING Pediatric emergency department. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-eight patients seen for electrical injuries. RESULTS Fifty-four percent of patients were boys,(More)
Pregnant rats were intubated during days 10-14 of gestation with equal volumes of isocaloric ethanol-sucrose solutions. Groups 8g, 4g, and 0g received one-half these amounts of ethanol per kg body weight twice each treatment day. Although these maternal treatments did not significantly affect offspring birth weights, activity levels during classical(More)
Long-Evans rats were gavaged twice each day with 4 g/kg/day, of ethanol on days 10-14 of gestation. Ethanol and control offspring were reared by untreated surrogate dams to minimize possible postnatal maternal treatment influences. Ethanol-exposed offspring exhibited delayed olfactory orientation (discrimination) to home cage scent and delayed lower incisor(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the postnatal effects of long-term chronic exposure to ethanol in a treatment that has been shown to alter fetal viability and protein synthesis. Two groups of dams were included. One group (n = 7) received alcohol (6% w/v) in a liquid diet (Bio-Serve) prior to mating as well as throughout pregnancy.(More)
A radial-maze was used to study homing in offspring and maternal retrieval behaviors after prenatal exposure to alcohol. Pair-fed and untreated (ad lib control diet) groups were included and all offspring were either fostered or cross-fostered at birth. Offspring given ethanol prenatally exhibited a deficit in homing development and were retrieved(More)
The effects of acute alcohol exposure at specific stages of gestation on fetal growth and morphology were investigated in rats. Alcohol was administered by gavage on either days 7-9, 10-12, or 13-15 of gestation (sperm positive, day 0). Increased resorptions and reduced body weights in fetuses were related to prenatal alcohol treatment and were not related(More)