Racquel Gibson

Learn More
Verapamil has been studied extensively in adult animals. However, there is limited data about the effects of this antiarrhythmic agent in young animals. We studied the electrophysiologic and hemodynamic effects of verapamil in 5 awake, chronically instrumented puppies and in 6 anesthetized, acutely instrumented puppies. We compared the responses in puppies(More)
The present study examined the hypothesis that altered motility of the gastrointestinal tract affects absorption of probe markers of intestinal permeability. Seven healthy subjects, aged 32-44 years, received saline, 600 micrograms atropine or 10 mg metoclopramide in randomized order at weekly intervals. After 10 min they ingested a test solution containing(More)
AIM Assess and correlate the clinical presentation, cranial CT and lumbar puncture (LP) findings in patients presenting with acute headache, clinically suspicious of subarachnoid haemorrhage, from the Accident and Emergency (A/E) department of a main teaching hospital. METHOD We retrospectively reviewed over a 1-year period all patients referred for(More)
Weight gain and sexual dysfunction are serious side effects of certain antipsychotic drugs. Ziprasidone, a novel antipsychotic with a unique receptor binding profile, is reported to have a low propensity for such side effects. Previous results from this laboratory have demonstrated substantial weight gain following sub-chronic treatment with olanzapine and(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to estimate the prevalence of biochemical iron, folate, and vitamin B12 depletion among a group of Canadian pregnant adolescents accessed through the Public Health system. Further, the impact of prenatal supplement use, chronologic age, gynecologic age, living arrangement, main source of income, postpartum custody plan, time(More)
INTRODUCTION Pyomyoma (suppurative leiomyoma of the uterus) is a rare condition resulting from infarction and infection of a leiomyoma. It is more usual in pregnant women or postmenopausal women who have vascular disease. The condition is usually fatal unless treated with appropriate antibiotics and surgical intervention. CASE PRESENTATION We report a(More)
  • 1