Monica Patten

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Interleukin-1 (IL-1), initially called "endogenous pyrogen," is primarily known as a mediator of inflammation. However, it also plays many other diverse physiologic roles including the stimulation and inhibition of both primary cells in culture and the interstitial and parenchymal cells of a number of organs including the heart. In the heart, IL-1(More)
Noncompliance with medication often leads to a deterioration of health status in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). The aim of this pilot study was to test a telemonitoring intervention that can increase compliance and prevent readmissions in order to improve patients' quality of life. The study's purpose was to identify processes and outcomes of(More)
AIM The indication to treat paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is controversial. The Suppression of Paroxysmal Atrial Tachyarrhythmias (SOPAT) trial was designed to answer the following questions: (1) What is the average rate of spontaneous events of symptomatic PAF with and without anti-arrhythmic medication? (2) what is the prevalence of severe(More)
We recently reported that interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) induces a novel form of cardiac myocyte hypertrophy characterized by an increase in protein content but an absence of the fetal program of skeletal alpha-actin or beta-myosin heavy chain (beta-MHC) gene expression (Palmer, J. N., Hartogensis, W. E., Patten, M., Fortuin, F. D., and Long, C. S. (1995) J.(More)
OBJECTIVE Endotoxin (LPS)-induced acute cardiac failure during sepsis is associated with alterations in G protein mediated signal transduction. We therefore examined the expression of the G proteins G(i), G(q), and G(s) and of four 'regulators of G protein signaling' (RGS) proteins, RGS1, RGS4, RGS5, and RGS16 in rat hearts. METHODS For in vivo(More)
Bran was labelled with 99mTc-pertechnetate, ingested as part of a normal meal and used to measure gastric emptying in 15 normal subjects and in 15 patients with ulcerative colitis. There was no significant difference between the gastric emptying curves of the normal subjects and the patients, suggesting that rapid gastric emptying does not contribute to(More)
Endotoxin (LPS)-induced cardiac failure is associated with an up-regulation of RGS16 protein expression and repression of phospholipase C activity in vivo. Since the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines plays an important role in mediating LPS-induced myocardial dysfunction, we examined the effect of recombinant cytokines on the expression of RGS16 protein(More)