Nile Hartman

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Normal responses to metyrapone were observed in most steady-state methadone maintained treatment patients. These preliminary studies suggest that in recently detoxified methadone maintained treatment patients, there may be an exaggerated response of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis to metyrapone.
BACKGROUND Transdermal nicotine therapy is widely used to aid smoking cessation, but there is uncertainty about its safety in patients with cardiac disease. METHODS In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial at 10 Veterans Affairs medical centers, we randomly assigned 584 outpatients (of whom 576 were men) with at least one diagnosis of(More)
Previous studies have shown alterations of neuroendocrine function in humans receiving any narcotic on short-term basis or short-acting narcotics on a chronic basis. In this study of 16 well-stabilized patients, it was demonstrated that normalization of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function, as reflected by normal levels and normal circadian rhythm(More)
Optical phenomena such as fluorescence, phosphorescence, polarization, interference and non-linearity have been extensively used for biosensing applications. Optical waveguides (both planar and fiber-optic) are comprised of a material with high permittivity/high refractive index surrounded on all sides by materials with lower refractive indices, such as a(More)
3,5,3'-Triiodothyroacetic Acid (Triac) is reputed to suppress pituitary secretion of TSH with minimal metabolic effects. Triac has been used successfully to treat eight patients with thyroid hormone resistance. We gave Triac to a woman with selective pituitary resistance for treatment of hyperthyroidism (patient 1) and to a man with generalized resistance(More)
The Hartman interferometer, a proprietary integrated optic sensor, provides a basis for a broad range of biomedical diagnostics, including antibody-based and gene probe-based assays. As with other evanescent-wave optical sensors, the interferometer measures the refractive index change resulting from biomolecular binding on a waveguide surface. The exciting(More)
An integrated optic interferometer for detecting foodborne pathogens was developed. The interferometer is a planar waveguide with two thin antibody-coated channels of immunochemically selective agents that interact with antigen molecules. One channel is coated with antibody to Salmonella as a sample, and the other is coated with human immunoglobulin G as a(More)
No single biomarker can accurately predict disease. An ideal biodetection technology should be capable of the quantitative, reproducible, and sensitive detection of a limited suite of such molecules. To this end, we have developed a multiplex biomarker assay for protective antigen and lethal factor of the Bacillus anthracis lethal toxin using semiconductor(More)
A systematic procedure using the effective index method and impedance matching has recently been developed Appl. Opt. 26, 3123 (1987)] for the design of antireflection high-spatial-frequency rectangulargroove gratings on lossy materials including high conductivity metals. The design procedure in turn can be used as a starting point to design antireflection(More)