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Clinical depression is diagnosed in 5-15% of women during pregnancy, increasing the risk of negative outcomes. Fluoxetine (FX), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, is prescribed during pregnancy. In adults, FX alters sleep patterns with single doses decreasing total sleep time and rapid eye movement sleep. The effects of FX on sleep in the fetus are(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies have shown that atherosclerosis of the descending aorta detected by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a good marker of coexisting coronary artery disease. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether the presence of atherosclerosis on the descending aorta during TEE has any prognostic impact in predicting cardiovascular(More)
The present study used actigraphy to monitor rest-activity cycles in lambs. We employed an Actiwatch Activity Monitor, which was secured on the lamb's neck in 13 term lambs and six preterm lambs. Activity measurements began on the day of delivery and lasted for 7.3+/-0.7 days. All lambs exhibited bouts of activity, lasting from approximately 2 to 60 min,(More)
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