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The renal effects of dopamine have been studied in preterm infants with RDS. Dopamine has been given in doses of 0.5-2.0 microgram/kg/min as a continuous intravenous infusion in cases of peripheral circulatory disturbances. As a result, the circulation became stable and some renal parameters improved. There was a + 106% increase of urine output as well as a(More)
To determine if dopamine would prevent the renal side effects of indomethacin, fifteen preterm infants were randomized into two groups: seven received indomethacin alone, and eight received indomethacin together with low dose dopamine infusion. Infants who received indomethacin together with dopamine had significantly higher UV (p less than 0.005), CNa (p(More)
The effect of low-dose (2-4 micrograms/kg/min) and long-term (greater than or equal to 46 h) dopamine infusion on serum prolactin and thyrotropin concentrations was investigated in 8 preterm infants with hyaline membrane disease. Dopamine was administered for systemic hypotension and/or for impending renal failure. Serum prolactin decreased from 1,314.5 +/-(More)
The effect of low dose (2, 4, and 8 μg/kg per min) dopamine infusion on blood pressure, heart rate and renal function was studied in 18 hypotensive, preterm infants with severe hyaline membrane disease (HMD). Significant dose-related effects found during dopamine infusion were systolic and diastolic blood pressure elevation and diuretic effect, while heart(More)
The expression of erbB-2 protein (by immunohistochemistry), serum TNF-alpha, soluble TNF-receptor 2 (sTNFR-2, ELISA) concentrations and mitogenic (LPS, ConA, PHA) induced TNF-alpha production of the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNC) were studied in 91 (UICC Stage 1: 39, Stage 2: 33, Stage 3: 14, Stage 4: 5) patients with carcinoma of the uterine(More)
The authors determined, by an immunochemical method, the alpha-1-antitrypsin, Gc globulin, prealbumin, albumin, haemopexin, transferrin, haptoglobin, IgA, IgG, ceruloplasmin, alpha-2-macroglobulin contents of 98 follicular fluids, 10 peritoneal fluids and 24 blood sera. Out of these proteins analysed, change in the concentration of alpha-1-antitrypsin(More)
Chlamydia trachomatis is one of the most common causative agents of sexually transmitted diseases. The authors studied the occurrence of C. trachomatis in the semen of 184 asymptomatic men participating in the IVF programme. Twenty-six (14.1%) of the 184 tested were positive for C. trachomatis, these patients and their wives receiving doxycycline capsules(More)
BACKGROUND We studied the contribution of the tumor necrosis factor system and leptin to insulin resistance during the course of normal pregnancy. METHODS Forty-five healthy pregnant women (15 in the 1st, 15 in the 2nd2 and 15 in the 3rd3 trimester) and 25 age-matched healthy nonpregnant women as controls. Twenty-three newborns delivered by women followed(More)
OBJECTIVE Role of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) was studied in insulin resistance during pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN Serum TNF-alpha (ELISA) and fasting C-peptide (Cp) (RIA) concentrations were measured in 40 healthy pregnant women (15, 12 and 13 of them in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters, respectively) and in 25 healthy non-pregnant women in a(More)