Linda Gore Martin

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Class III antiarrhythmic drugs, especially amiodarone (a broad-spectrum antiarrhythmic agent), have gained popularity for use in clinical practice in recent years. Other class III antiarrhythmic drugs include bretylium, dofetilide, ibutilide and sotalol. These agents are effective for the management of various types of cardiac arrhythmias both atrial and(More)
We have studied the thyroid function of high-altitude-acclimated (6,900 m for 5 wk) and nonaltitude-acclimated control (198 m) rats. After 5 wk of high-altitude exposure the plasma concentrations of both thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) were lower than those in control rats (4.7 +/- 0.3 vs. 3.3 +/- 0.2 microgram/dl and 96 +/- 5 vs. 74 +/- 6 ng/dl,(More)
The response of plasma growth hormone (GH) to insulin-induced hypoglycaemia (IIH) and arginine infusion (AI) was studied in 22 young males (ages 8 to 17 years) with short atature and absent or delayed sexual maturation, before and after androgen administration. During initial evaluation, 5 patients had blunted GH response to IIH, 12 responded subnormally to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate pituitary-adrenal function in critically ill dogs with sepsis, severe trauma, and gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV). DESIGN Cohort study. ANIMALS 31 ill dogs admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) at Washington State University or the University of Pennsylvania; all dogs had acute critical illness for < 48 hours prior to(More)