Laura Hastings

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Rats exposed to lead via maternal milk were tested at various stages of development on a number of behavioral tasks. Beginning at paturition, the dams were given either tap water, 0.02%, or 0.10% lead acetate in the drinking water. Pups from all three groups were weaned to normal chow and tap water at 21 days of age. The mean lead concentration of the dam's(More)
Self-deprivation refers to the observation that despite severe levels of water and food deprivation some rats dramatically reduce food and water intake when brain stimulation reward and the alternative reward are placed in competition. In order to determine if the rewarding properties of brain stimulation are responsible for self-deprivation, rats were(More)
BACKGROUND Triiodothyronine levels decrease in infants and children after cardiopulmonary bypass. We tested the primary hypothesis that triiodothyronine (T3) repletion is safe in this population and produces improvements in postoperative clinical outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS The TRICC study was a prospective, multicenter, double-blind, randomized,(More)
Rats exposed to lead via the maternal milk were tested at maturity on three different visual discrimination tasks. Starting at parturition the dams were given either tap water, 0.20% sodium acetate, 0.02% lead acetate, or 0.20% lead acetate in the drinking water. At weaning, the pups from all the groups were placed on normal chow and tap water. At 20 days(More)
We describe the case of a 47-year-old man who developed significant acute, and subsequently chronic, kidney injury due to bilateral renal infarction. This occurred in the context of a combined inherited thrombophilia including antithrombin III deficiency and a prothrombin gene mutation. Bilateral renal artery thrombosis developed despite prophylactic(More)
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