Ruchir D Trivedi

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To examine the effect of hypoxia confined to the ventrolateral medulla we microinjected NaCN into the cat medulla (1.0 mm below the ventral surface) unilaterally and investigated cardio-respiratory changes. We studied anesthetized artificially ventilated animals and measured the electrical activity of phrenic and cervical sympathetic nerves and blood(More)
Brain stem hypoxia caused by vertebral artery injection of sodium cyanide (NaCN) (1-20 micrograms) in artificially ventilated cats depressed phrenic and stimulated sympathetic nerve activity with a simultaneous increase in arterial blood pressure. Larger doses of NaCN caused greater effects. Hypercapnia produced by inhalation of 7% CO2 in O2 tended to(More)
Dietary supplements are commonly used by patients as part of their medical care plan. Often clinicians may not be aware of their use, because patients do not always consider these to be medications. All clinicians need to continually ask patients about their use of dietary supplements when collecting a medication history. Dietary supplements and(More)
Respiratory activity and airway tone can be significantly affected by perturbations confined to superficial areas of the ventrolateral surface of the medulla (VMS). It is not clear which neuromediators are responsible for these changes. Neurotensin (NT), a tridecapeptide, fulfills many of the criteria required for a neurotransmitter or a neuromodulator. In(More)
Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis (THPP) is a rare complication of thyrotoxicosis and can sometimes be fatal. It needs early recognition for proper management and prevention of recurrences. Here we describe two cases presenting with acute onset of paresis, low potassium levels, low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormones (TSH), and elevated thyroid(More)
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