Sandra K. Webster

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Mechanisms through which metabolic acidosis increases calcium mobilization have been investigated in thyroparathyroidectomized rats with induction of acute metabolic acidosis by infusing NH4C1 intravenously. Acute metabolic acidosis directly raised serum calcium concentration and augmented the effect of parathyroid hormone (PTH) to raise serum calcium(More)
We investigated interactions of phosphonoformic acid (PFA), phosphonoacetic acid (PAA), and other phosphonyl derivatives with the Na+ gradient [Na+ extravesicular greater than Na+ intravesicular; Nao+ greater than Na+i]-dependent transport system for phosphate (Pi) in renal cortical brush border membrane vesicles (BBMV). PFA and PAA inhibited in a(More)
Twenty-seven women not using oral contraceptives (OCs) and 22 women using OCs were studied during one complete menstrual cycle. Twenty-four-hour vaginal secretions, collected on alternate days by a tampon method, were analyzed for acetic and other short-chain aliphatic acids and for lactic acid. Daily blood samples were analyzed for estrogens, progesterone(More)
The need for young, immature animals to maintain positive phosphate balance for growth is well known. However, whether this process involves changes in the intrinsic capacity of the kidney to reabsorb phosphate is not clear. In the present study, the maximum capacity of phosphate reabsorption [Max RPi/glomerular filtration rate (GFR)] was measured in four(More)
Converting enzyme inhibitors (CEI) reduce proteinuria in nephrotic humans and animals, but the mediator(s) of this effect has not been identified definitively. To determine whether enhanced kinin activity contributes to the antiproteinuric action of CEI, rats with passive Heymann nephritis were treated with the B2 kinin receptor antagonist HOE 140, 300(More)
Changes within the Australian health care system have led many people with mental health disorders to use emergency departments as the point of access to mental health services. Staff in emergency departments are not necessarily equipped to assess the needs of such clients. This paper briefly describes the development of a multidisciplinary mental health(More)
The need for young, immature rats to maintain positive phosphate balance for growth is well recognized. However, whether this process is associated with a resistance to the phosphaturic effect of parathyroid hormone (PTH) is not clear. In these experiments we examined the effect of PTH on urinary phosphate and cAMP excretion in rats at 3, 6, 12, and 20 wk(More)
Urinary kallikrein excretion (UKE) is decreased in rats with passive Heymann nephritis (PHN), but increases after converting enzyme inhibition (CEI). Although CEI potentiates bradykinin activity, neither the effect of CEI on kallikrein secretion nor the abnormal renal kallikrein metabolism in PHN has been examined previously. To determine the mechanism by(More)