Syam Praveen Kumar

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New potatoes (also known as “baby potatoes”) are harvested at a young developmental age and have higher concentrations of some phytonutrients than mature tubers. Assessing the potential of new potatoes in the diet and their suitability as targets for further nutritional enhancement requires knowledge of how well targeted phytonutrients survive cooking. New(More)
The growth and development of inborn very low birth weight infants was evaluated in 50 of 60 survivors from 132 babies weighing less than or equal to 1,250 gm born July 1974 to December 1977. Mean +/- SE birth weight and gestation was 1,066 +/- 19.3 gm and 29.5 +/- 0.3 weeks, respectively, with 13 infants small-for-gestational age. Of the survivors, 26%(More)
A premature infant with respiratory distress syndrome developed a left chylothorax after evacuation of a left tension pneumothorax. The Argyle catheter noted in the posterosuperior mediastinum possibly traumatized the thoracic duct. Although the infant's chylothorax resolved with conservative management, he subsequently died of severe bronchopulmonary(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of sympathetic nerve stimulation on regional cerebral blood flow during the first 3 wk of postnatal development in piglets. Forty-one piglets ranging in age from 2 to 24 days were studied while anesthetized with 30% N2O, paralyzed and mechanically ventilated (PaCO2 = 35-40 mm Hg). Regional cerebral blood(More)
The present study investigates the integrity of the blood-brain barrier to H+ or HCO3- during acute plasma acidosis in 35 newborn piglets anesthetized with pentobarbital sodium. Cerebrospinal fluid acid-base balance, cerebral blood flow (CBF), and cerebral oxygenation were measured after infusion of HCl (0.6 N, 0.191-0.388 ml/min) for a period of 1 h at a(More)
Spontaneous movements of premature infants between 25 and 34 weeks conceptional age were observed for 1 hr on two or three occasions. Subjects had low-risk prognoses and were clinically stable at the time of testing. Behavioral acts were scored using a 0/1 time sampling technique in 60 continuous, 1-min time blocks. Temporal associations between individual(More)
The activities of red cell enzymes enolase (ENO), phosphoglycerate kinase (PGK), phosphofructokinase (PFK), glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD), hexokinase (HK), aldolase (ALD), and pyruvate kinase (PK) were followed sequentially in term infants from birth to one year of age. At birth, red cell PGK and ENO activities were disproportionately elevated(More)
Three premature infants with zinc deficiency who had an unusual presentation with generalized edema and hypoproteinemia between 5 and 9 weeks of age are described. The infants were fed their own mother's milk, supplemented with a proprietary formula after the first 2 to 3 weeks of life. None of the infants had diarrhea, liver disease, or urinary protein(More)