Richard Haugen

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In an attempt to eliminate the hazards of homologous blood transfusions during major orthopedic surgical procedures, 1672 patients donated 6615 units of autologous blood in a ten-year period. Most of the blood components were stored frozen. The autologous units were later used in 1938 surgical procedures. Intraoperative blood salvage yielded 125,105 mL of(More)
The risks associated with cardiac catheterization in children with pulmonary hypertension (PH) are increased compared with adults. We reviewed retrospectively all clinical data in children with PH [mean pulmonary artery pressure (mean PAp) ≥25 mmHg and pulmonary vascular resistance index (PVRI) ≥3 Wood units m2] undergoing cardiac catheterization between(More)
Rat intestinal mucosa contains an enzyme which catalyses the esterification of cholesterol. The enzyme is CoA-dependent and probably an acyl-CoA: cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) (E.C. Maximal activity in vitro is obtained when long chain acylcarnitines, CoA and carnitine palmityltransferase are used as an acyl-CoA generating system. The enzyme(More)
A pharmacy program designed to reduce the inappropriate use of aminoglycoside serum assays is described, and the results of an evaluation of the program are reported. If the clinical status of the patient for whom an assay is ordered does not correspond to the indications for the test, a pharmacist calculates predicted aminoglycoside serum levels based on(More)
The purpose of the present study was to test if the microsomal acyl-CoA:cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) in rat small intestine is regulated under physiological conditions. Two previously described in vitro assays were used, both based on the esterification of endogenous cholesterol with exogenous acyl-CoA, performed or generated during the incubation.(More)
The large-scale use of frozen red cells and washed red cells in this transfusion service has not been effective in reducing post-transfusion hepatitis. Seventy-eight per cent of 31,125 transfusions, excluding platelets and plasma, were given in the form of frozen or washed red cells. These transfusions were associated with 56 cases of hepatitis. In 37(More)