Patty Barrett

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This study compared isokinetic arm (elbow flexion and extension) and leg (knee flexion and extension) strength of individuals with Down syndrome (DS), with mental retardation without DS (NDS), and sedentary young adults with no mental retardation (NMR). Eighteen individuals with DS, NDS, and NMR (11 men and seven women in each group) performed strength(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the cardiovascular capacities of individuals with Down syndrome (DS) to individuals without Down syndrome who are mentally retarded. Sixteen young adults with DS and 16 individuals without DS (12 males and 4 females, respectively), all with mild/moderate mental retardation, participated in this study. Peak VO2(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) prediction equations for calculating peak oxygen consumption (VO2max) in young adults with mental retardation. A total of 32 subjects with mental retardation participated in this study: 15 young adults with Down's syndrome (DS) and 17 non-DS young(More)
ADCON-L anti-adhesion gel is used as an antifibrotic agent in surgery for herniated lumbar disc. We report seven patients undergoing lumbar microdiscectomy, in whom ADCON-L gel was applied to the nerve root before closure of the surgical site. After the administration of ADCON-L, tachycardia and hypotension were noted, and were quickly and effectively(More)
Introduction Gallstone disease is treated commonly with cholecystectomy. Malignant disease of the gallbladder may present similarly and has a poor prognosis. It is common for cholecystectomy specimens to be sent for histological examination to exclude malignancy. However, the incidence of incidental gallbladder carcinoma (IGBC) is low and it has therefore(More)
Cardiac tamponade most commonly results from accumulation of blood, or other fluids, within the pericardial sac. However, rarely air tamponade can lead to tension pneumopericardium and death. Positive pressure ventilation in infants carries a risk of barotrauma and presents as pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum or rarely pneumopericardium. We present an infant(More)
AIMS This study examined the effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition, administered at doses with no effect on systemic blood pressure, on the albuminuric action of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP). METHODS Seven Type 1 diabetic patients with established microalbuminuria participated in a two limb, single-blind, placebo controlled study.(More)
We present three patients with respiratory failure in whom conventional mechanical lung ventilation resulted in unacceptably high levels of carbon dioxide, severe acidosis and high vasopressor requirements. A pumpless arteriovenous extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal device (Novalung) was inserted. Arterial carbon dioxide levels were reduced rapidly with(More)