Rebecca L Keller

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Laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) affords a reliable non-invasive method of investigating acute changes in total cutaneous perfusion. However, the reproducibility of measurements of resting blood flow is considered to be poor. Therefore, the potential use of LDF to monitor pharmacological influences on cutaneous perfusion over time may be limited to the(More)
Assimilatory sulfate reduction supplies prototrophic organisms with reduced sulfur that is required for the biosynthesis of all sulfur-containing metabolites, including cysteine and methionine. The reduction of sulfate requires its activation via an ATP-dependent activation to form adenosine-5'-phosphosulfate (APS). Depending on the species, APS can be(More)
In a placebo-controlled study the hemodynamic effects of single doses of oxprenolol, metoprolol, prenalterol, phentolamine, nifedipine, nitroglycerin, angiotensin II and frusemide have been investigated in 9 healthy volunteers by means of the combined measurement of heart rate, blood pressure, pre-ejection period (systolic time intervals) and stroke volume(More)
In 11 patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis 2,3-diphosphoglycerate, oxygen (O2) affinity of red cells (P50), blood gases, ventilation, and O2 consumption were studied. Contrary to patients on maintenance hemodialysis, 2,3-diphosphoglycerate and P50 were normal in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis; they were correlated(More)
The intumescentia septi nasi anterior is a protuberance on each side of the anterior part of the nasal septum containing "cavernous" tissue. None of the previous studies devoted to the general aspects of endonasal "cavernous" tissue refer to the incidence and rhinological function of the intumescentia. This investigation revealed an incidence of more than(More)
BACKGROUND Dandy's Syndrome initially provokes dizziness and vertigo. Later on patients suffer from motion unsteadiness especially in dark surroundings and from oscillopsies. Gentamicin is ototoxic mostly for the vestibular part of the inner ear, and it is nephrotoxic. It may cause transitory renal dysfunction. Chronic or acute renal insufficiencies inhibit(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess whether in-hospital morbidity or mortality differed by race/ethnicity for preterm neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). STUDY DESIGN In a retrospective cohort study, preterm infants, < 37 weeks, were admitted to the NICU from 1994 to 2009. Exclusions included structural anomalies(More)
Background Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder with fluctuating muscle weakness, divided into generalized and localized (ocular) forms. Maternal antibodies to acetylcholine receptors cross the placenta and may cause transient neonatal myasthenia gravis (TNMG). We present a case of seronegative maternal ocular MG and delayed TNMG. Case A(More)
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