Pierce Randall

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Plasma catecholamine (adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine) concentrations have been measured in 48 patients within 6 hours of the onset of symptoms of an acute myocardial infarction. The concentrations of all three catecholamines were elevated, and there were positive correlations between plasma noradrenaline concentrations and the severity of infarct as(More)
OBJECTIVE Conotruncal cardiac anomalies frequently occur in patients with DiGeorge or velocardiofacial syndrome. Additionally, these patients may have overt or submucousal cleft palate, as well as velopharyngeal incompetence (VPI). Previous studies have demonstrated that the majority of these patients have a submicroscopic deletion of chromosome 22q11.2. We(More)
This paper discusses general body growth in children with craniofacial clefts. Body growth is important in such patients because morphology reflects the cumulation of metabolism over time. The same hormones that direct general body growth also govern the ontogeny of the head and face. Body growth varies in children with different types of clefts. We found(More)
The diagnostic usefulness of the timed intravenous pyelogram (IVP), isotopic renal flow study (renal flow), stimulated plasma renin activity (SPRA), saralasin infusion test, and renal vein renins (RVR) in detecting possible renal vascular hypertension was studied in relation to age. Among patients who had been off medication for 2 weeks and who had normal(More)
The superiorly based and inferiorly based posterior pharyngeal flaps are compared. Reasons for choosing one or the other in specific cases are given. The complications with each are enumerated. The results obtained in speech comparing the two flaps in two retrospective series and one prospective series of cases failed to show a significant difference(More)
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