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Hemodynamic, pulmonary, and renal variables were measured in 24 patients scheduled for major abdominal aortic operations. Control values were obtained before preoperative medications were given. All patients received 5% dextrose in Lactated Ringer's solution intraoperatively. Postoperatively, group 1 patients received 5% dextrose in water plus albumin,(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenergic activation is thought to be an important determinant of outcome in subjects with chronic heart failure (CHF), but baseline or serial changes in adrenergic activity have not been previously investigated in a large patient sample treated with a powerful antiadrenergic agent. METHODS AND RESULTS Systemic venous norepinephrine was(More)
A method of determining corticosterone concentration in turkey plasma was developed using radioimmunoassay. Compared to fluorometric analysis and competitive protein-binding radioassay, this method had the following advantages: 1) results were consistent, 2) the method was simple and rapid to perform, 3) only 20 lambda of plasma was required, 4) all(More)
Ketamine hydrochloride was observed to be an effective anesthetic for recently captured raccoons (Procyon lotor) when they were injected intramuscularly with 20-29 mg/kg body weight. Excellent anesthesia occurred from 5 to 15 min after injection. No respiratory difficulties were encountered. The only undesirable clinical sign was excessive salivation.
BACKGROUND Sustained oral corticosteroid use can lead to complications, so there is interest in identifying agents that can reduce oral steroid use in people with asthma. Methotrexate has attracted attention as a possible steroid sparing agent in patients with chronic oral steroid dependent asthma. OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with Stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose cases are staged or treated surgically have different prognoses, depending on the substage (IIIa, IIIb). It is not known whether the prognostic differences apply to clinically staged nonsurgical cases. The authors wanted to determine whether radiologic Stage III substages,(More)
Probucol was administered for 4 months in 20 adult males with Type IIb HLP in a total daily dose of 1.0 g per day. All patients had achieved a stable weight and diet response prior to entering the study. Plasma lipid and lipoprotein determinations were done at monthly intervals. Probucol produced mean reductions to TPC of -38.8 mg/dl (P < 0.0001), in LDL of(More)