Re'gie Smith

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Term infants and children appear to adapt to large variations in vitamin intakes. This is supported by the finding of similar blood levels of vitamins despite several-fold differences in intake on a body weight basis. By contrast, the finding of marked elevation of some vitamins and low levels of others seen in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants (less(More)
Seven children were diagnosed as having an emotional cause for growth failure. Pretreatment growth hormone secretion profiles during sleep were analysed using PULSAR. Mean (+/- SD) growth hormone concentration was 10.9 (4.4) mU/l, mean peak 19.6 (6.7) mU/l and the peak-to-peak interval 147 (108) min. Mean (SEM) IGF-I was 1.08 (0.31). The seven children(More)
We compared arterial blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) control in 9- to 11-week old obese Zucker rats (n=10; weight=452+/-45 g, average+/-SD) to age-matched, lean Zucker animals (n=13; weight=280+/-46 g). BP was measured by indwelling catheter. Baseline pressure was 113.1+/-7.0 mm Hg in the lean vs. 111.7+/-5.6 in the obese rats (NS). Baseline HR was(More)
Atomoxetine is a central norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. We tested the effects of atomoxetine upon the heart rate (HR) and mean arterial blood pressure (mBP) response to aversive conditioning. In Protocol 1 the mBP and HR responses to a stress (15s tone followed by shock) were tested in 8(More)
We correlated quantity of streptococcal polysaccharides and endocarditis production by those bacterial strains. To investigate this finding further, we studied the composition of the glycocalyx using a spectrophotometric assay and lectin analysis of exopolysaccharides from endocarditis- and non-endocarditis-producing strains of viridans streptococci.(More)
Testosterone supplementation (in men) has long been a controversial topic, and if coupled to the issue of obesity and weight loss, easily suffers a ‘double whammy’ of controversy and prejudice. However androgen deficiency is common in obese men, but made complex by issues of accurately measuring free or bioavailable testosterone, defining normal (or(More)
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