Ulf Westgren

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Fluorescence histochemistry was used to study the sympathetic innervation of the thyroids from adult individuals of six different species; mouse, rat, hamster, dog, sheep, and pig. In addition, thyroids from very young rats and from very old mice were examined. Generally, thyroidal sympathetic, adrenergic nerve terminals were found not only as a network(More)
We report a child with multiple target organ pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 with frequent recurrent pulmonary infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pasteurella multocida and high levels of chloride in sweat, urine and nasal secretion. Repetitive faecal chymotrypsin samples have all shown pathological values in spite of no other sign of exocrine(More)
The blood concentrations of lidocaine and its main active metabolites, methylethylglycinexylidide (MEGX) and glycinexylidide (GX), were measured in 24 newborn infants during anticonvulsive treatment with an iv infusion of lidocaine. After a bolus dose of 1.5-2.2 mg/kg and continuous infusion of lidocaine (4.7-6.3 mg/kg/h) there was accumulation of the drug(More)
The anticonvulsive effect of lidocaine was evaluated in 46 newborn infants with severe, recurrent seizures. Before the lidocaine all infants were being given phenobarbital, and 22 infants were also treated with diazepam. Different dosages of lidocaine were tested. A loading dose of 2 mg/kg followed by i.v. infusion of 6 mg/kg/hour was the most effective(More)
The spontaneous secretion of growth hormone during a 24 hour period and the response of growth hormone to growth hormone releasing hormone was studied in 13 girls who had received treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia that included cranial irradiation with 20-24 Gy in 12-14 fractions. At the time of investigation the girls were at varying stages of(More)
Ten days of total energy deprivation evoked the following endocrine changes in 12 healthy, normal-weight males: early and marked reductions and increments in the blood levels of T3 and reverse T3, respectively, with rapid returns to pre-starvation levels after refeeding; a slight and late decrease in the blood levels of T4; a minute reduction of the blood(More)
The spontaneous growth process in Turner's syndrome is characterized by a progressive decline in height velocity during childhood and no pubertal growth spurt. Therefore, therapy aimed at improving height during childhood as well as increasing final height is desirable for most girls with Turner's syndrome. Forty-five girls with Turner's syndrome, 9-16 yr(More)
Sixteen children (10 boys, 6 girls) on treatment for some years with i.m. injections twice or thrice weekly of human growth hormone (hGH; Crescormon Kabi Vitrum), participated in a prospective study. The weekly amount of hGH (8, 12, or 16 IU) was kept the same in each child, but divided into daily (7) s.c. injections at bedtime. The growth rate increased in(More)
The influence on thyroid hormone secretion of the nonselective beta-adrenergic stimulant isoproterenol (IPNE), of a selective beta1-adrenergic stimulant, 1-isopropylamino-3-(2-thiazoloxy)-2-propanol (ITP), and of a selective beta2-adrenergic stimulant, terbutaline, was investigated in mice. A combination of light microscopy (colloid droplet formation) and(More)
Pubertal growth was studied in 10 girls previously treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The average age at menarche was 12.2 years, which is significantly lower (p less than 0.01) than the expected 13.1 years. Compared with normal girls, these girls showed a subnormal (p less than 0.05) peak height velocity during the second year before menarche. The(More)