Tamara McMillan

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The combination of overt hydrocephalus and an open myelomeningocele in a newborn has prompted some authors to advocate the repair of the myelomeningocele and the performance of a shunt procedure during the same anesthetic procedure. Advocates of this approach stress the merits of administering only one anesthetic, diminution in incidence of cerebrospinal(More)
Previous investigators reported that cricothyroid (CT) muscle usually exhibits phasic inspiratory activity in normal adult humans during wakefulness. The purpose of this study was to determine respiratory-related CT activity in normal adult humans during sleep. Nighttime polysomnograms were performed in 16 subjects. Hooked-wire electrodes were(More)
Alpha-Adrenoceptor number and function were assessed in rat cortex after ethanol and immobilization stress. Rats subjected to immobilization stress for 2 h/day/7 days showed a significant reduction in alpha 2-adrenoceptors in cortex ( [3H]clonidine binding) but no change in alpha 1-adrenoceptors ( [3H]prazosin binding). The inhibitory effect of clonidine(More)
Neonatal diabetes is a rare form of monogenic diabetes with onset in the first six months of life occurring in 1/100,000 to 1/400,000 births. Both permanent and transient forms have been described. Permanent neonatal diabetes results predominantly from mutations in the KCNJ11 and ABCC8 genes. Less frequently, mutations of the GATA6 gene, located on(More)
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