Maryanne Kessel

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Transformation of the high-CO2-requiring mutants (hcr) O221 and E1 derived from the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7942 by a wild-type DNA library restored their ability to grow at the level of CO2 in air. A plasmid (pE12) containing a 10-kilobase DNA insert was rescued from a O221 heterogenote and proved to transform both O221 and E1 to the(More)
The losses of protein into dialysate have been considered a major limitation of maintenance peritoneal dialysis. We, therefore, undertook a comprehensive evaluation of protein losses in 30 patients undergoing maintenance intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IPD), 12 patients undergoing acute IPD, and 8 patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal(More)
BACKGROUND To determine factors predicting mortality and morbidity after repair of complete atrioventricular septal defect, we retrospectively analyzed preoperative, operative, and postrepair factors on the outcome of 115 consecutive complete atrioventricular septal defect repairs at The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin between January 1974 and December(More)
The Mud technology of Groisman and Casadaban was adapted to the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942. A new high-CO2-requiring (hcr) mutant, hcr Mu28 was isolated following the integration of the Mud element 89 bp upstream of ORFI, at the 5'-flanking region of the rbc operon, which encodes RuBP carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco). The integration involved(More)
Continuous long-time electroencephalographic (EEG) monitoring was performed during acetate and bicarbonate dialysis in 20 patients. Persisting normal basic activity of the EEG without neurological symptoms was found only during the course of bicarbonate dialysis. However, in acetate dialysis, during the decrease of arterial CO2 tension (PaCO2), we(More)
Circulatory parameters were determined by cardiac catheterization in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. They were studied in three groups during conventional hemodialysis, sequential ultrafiltration and hemofiltration. All three groups revealed significant reduction of cardiac output, stroke volume, pulmonary artery pressure and plasma volume. In the(More)
Six patients with frequent episodes of symptomatic hypotension during acetate dialysis were treated with bicarbonate dialysis. In all patients blood pressure, heart rate, and arterial acid-base values were measured every 30 minutes during each of the five treatments with acetate dialysis and bicarbonate dialysis. Hemodynamic parameters were measured(More)
BACKGROUND Achieving adequate systemic oxygen delivery after the Norwood procedure frequently is complicated by excessive pulmonary blood flow at the expense of systemic blood. We hypothesized that phenoxybenzamine could achieve a balanced circulation through reduction of systemic vascular resistance. METHODS In this prospective, nonrandomized study,(More)