Roderick D Robinson

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Preterm infants are often treated with intravenous dopamine to increase mean arterial blood pressure (MAP). However, there are few data regarding cerebrovascular responses of developing animals to dopamine infusions. We studied eight near-term and eight preterm chronically catheterized unanesthetized fetal sheep. We measured cerebral blood flow and(More)
The physiological adjustments to aerobic work (5.6 km/h, up a 9% grade) and to exhausting treadmill work of former champion middle-distance runners were determined in 1971, at ages 47-68 yr, 25-43 yr after their competitive careers in track. In the resting state the former athletes as a group are very much like nonathletes of the same ages. Efficiency in(More)
Malignant pleural effusion and its treatment both cause substantial morbidity in patients with advanced neoplastic disease. We hypothesized that this morbidity might be ameliorated by placement of an indwelling Tenckhoff catheter into the involved pleural space. Catheters were placed in 9 patients under local anesthesia. Three patients underwent bilateral(More)
The physiological adjustments of the men to both aerobic (5.6 km/h, up 9% grade), and maximal treadmill work were first determined when they were healthy college students, ages 18-22 yr. They were restudied at ages 40-44, and again at ages 49-53 yr. In the aerobic walk VO2 increased in proportion to weight gain, but efficiency did not change with age. The(More)
Dopamine is used clinically to stabilize mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) in sick infants. One goal of this therapeutic intervention is to maintain adequate cerebral blood flow (CBF) and perfusion pressure. High-dose intravenous dopamine has been previously demonstrated to increase cerebrovascular resistance (CVR) in near-term fetal sheep. We hypothesized(More)
Myofibrillar ATPase activity was measured as a function of the free calcium concentration in skeletal muscles of control and myodystrophic mice. In addition, the force developed in skinned extensor digitorum longus (EDL) fibers of control and myodystrophic mice was measured as a function of the free calcium concentration, and a histomorphometric study was(More)
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