Sonia Seligman

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OBJECTIVE Nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator released by endothelial cells, inhibits platelet aggregation and adhesion to vascular endothelial surfaces. Because endothelial cell damage is considered pivotal in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia, this study was initiated to determine whether nitric oxide production is decreased in patients with preeclampsia.(More)
It has recently been demonstrated, in rats, that hemoglobin transports nitric oxide (NO), as S-nitrosocysteine, from the lungs to the peripheral tissues. This cycle may be involved in the regulation of blood pressure and efficient delivery of oxygen in adult animals. We sought to determine whether this model was applicable to the human fetus. Umbilical cord(More)
Cytotrophoblasts isolated from normal human placenta cultured under normoxic conditions (20% O2, pO2 = 130 mmHg) for 48-72 h differentiate to a form which expresses high levels of hCG and which morphologically resembles syncytiotrophoblast. We had previously shown that hypoxia (0-1% O2, pO2 = 12-14 mmHg) blocks this differentiation process, although(More)
BACKGROUND Fetal bradycardia is a common complication of funipuncture. We present a case of fetal exsanguination in which fetal tachycardia was the sole fetal heart rate abnormality. CASE Funipuncture was performed at 32 weeks' gestation for evaluation of Rh isoimmunization. A persistent fetal tachycardia ensued and, although there was no immediate(More)
The possible involvement, although limited to the diagnostic phase of the procedure, of nonmedical staff (particularly endoscopy nurses) in lower digestive endoscopy has recently been suggested. Computer-based simulators have demonstrated objective evaluation of technical skills in digestive endoscopy. The aim of this study was to evaluate basic colonoscopy(More)
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