Michael Gersten

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Behavioral inhibition is a laboratory-based temperamental category by the tendency to constrict behavior in unfamiliar situations and assumed to reflect low thresholds of limbic arousal. We previously found behavioral inhibition prevalent in the offspring of parents with panic disorder and agoraphobia. In this report, we examined the psychiatric correlates(More)
BACKGROUND Consistent long-term viral suppression has been difficult to achieve in children with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. We tested the safety and antiviral efficacy of a novel combination consisting of efavirenz, nelfinavir, and one or more nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors in 57 children previously treated with only(More)
To investigate the role of "behavioral inhibition to the unfamiliar" as an early temperamental characteristic of children at risk for adult panic disorder and agoraphobia (PDAG), we compared children of parents with PDAG with those from psychiatric comparison groups. Fifty-six children aged 2 to 7 years, matched for age, socioeconomic status, ethnic(More)
Isoamylase distribution in the urine of normal individuals and patients admitted to the hospital with hyperamylasemia was determined by a wheat inhibitor method and compared to results obtained by cellulose-acetate electrophoresis. We report two cases where the inhibitor method failed to give accurate results in urine, as well as serum, when compared to(More)
An open-label study was conducted of nelfinavir mesylate, given with reverse transcriptase inhibitors to human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1)-infected infants and children 3 months to 13 years of age. Doses of nelfinavir mesylate of 20-30 mg/kg yielded drug exposures comparable to those seen in adults. The drug was well tolerated; mild diarrhea was the(More)
Calcium channel entry blockers representing different structural classes were studied for their effects on human erythrocyte basal and calmodulin-stimulated (Ca2+ + Mg2+)-ATPase. Effects on the activity of (Mg2+)-ATPase and (Na+ + K+)-ATPase were also assessed. Of the four Ca2+ entry blockers tested, only verapamil and diltiazem specifically inhibited the(More)
This study set out to examine the effects of a Ca++ channel blocker, verapamil, on pancreatic exocrine secretion because of the known relationship between amylase secretion and intracellular Ca++. Pancreatic secretion was stimulated in dogs by infusing secretin and cholecystokinin. Verapamil was found to inhibit the secretion of amylase but to have no(More)
Knowledge of the development of social skills of infants and toddlers has expanded considerably in recent years and has direct application to the pediatric care of children. Pediatricians should be able to respond more effectively to parents’ need for professional support by providing (1) more informative anticipatory guidance that facilitates healthier(More)
Antibodies to three different samples of hepatitis B antigen-positive serum were found to be absent from a Cohn fraction II hepatitis B immune globulin preparation, but present in the whole plasma from which the immune globulin was made. Fractions containing the antibodies specific for the three antigen samples were isolated from the plasma by euglobulin(More)
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