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  • R H Rao
  • 1995
A systematic review of the etiopathogenesis of adrenal hemorrhage reveals that the factors that determine the occurrence of this complication in a patient can be identified prospectively. Such prospective diagnostic suspicion allows the significance of the otherwise nonspecific clinical features heralding this catastrophe to be appreciated in the precrisis(More)
The response of plasma growth hormone and cortisol to the intramuscular injection of 1 mg glucagon was used to assess anterior pituitary function in a group of 97 normal subjects (23 men, 74 women). Ninety-three subjects (96%) responded with a peak GH of at least 8 ng/mL, and 89 (92%) had either a peak cortisol of at least 500 nmol/L (18 micrograms/dL) or a(More)
Iodine kinetic studies were performed serially in 15 patients taking 300 mg amiodarone/day for 6 months to assess the biological significance of the high iodine content of the drug. Urinary inorganic iodide excretion increased from 0.25 +/- 0.03 (+/- SE) mumol/mmol creatinine before treatment to over 7 mumol/mmol during therapy. Thyroid iodide clearance(More)
  • R H Rao
  • 1994
The hypothesis that angiotensin II (AII) might play a role in glucose homeostasis was studied in eight paired male littermate rats who had fasted for 16 h and were infused with either AII (50 ng/kg/min) or saline for 60 min. Mean arterial pressure (MAP) and plasma glucose (PG) did not change significantly in the saline-infused rats. In the AII-infused rats,(More)
We identified the enzyme responsible for alkaline lipolysis in mucosa of rat small intestine. RT-PCR was used to amplify a transcript that, by cloning and sequencing, is identical to pancreatic triacylglycerol lipase. In rats fed normal laboratory chow, pancreatic triacylglycerol lipase mRNA was detected in all four quarters of the small intestine, with the(More)
The activities of liver, lung, and kidney of rats of various age groups and that of placenta in hydrolyzing di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate to mono(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate have been measured. Male and female rats of 45 d of age, neonatal rats within 12 h of parturition, and fetuses and placenta on d 19 of gestation were used. The liver was most active in all age(More)
Covalent attachment of polymers to cells and tissues could be used to solve a variety of problems associated with cellular therapies. Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is a disease resulting from the autoimmune destruction of the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Transplantation of islets into diabetic patients would be an attractive(More)
Abnormalities of GH secretion and clearance are well-documented in poorly controlled insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), but the contribution of the receptor (GHR) and the GH-binding protein (GHBP) to these abnormalities has not been defined. We studied the expression of the GHR/GHBP gene in the livers, hearts and kidneys in streptozocin-induced(More)