TABLE 2 Details of the four patients who survived to ICU and hospital discharge Admission ICU length Age (y) diagnosis of stay (days) APACHE II 56 SARS 131 14 53 MI and cardiac 21 28 arrest 73 Gastrointestinal 6 41 haemorrhage 36 Mesenteric 11 40 ischaemia Maximum Duration of catecholamine
dose vasopressor (noradrenaline/ infusion >100 adrenaline) Age (y) Maximal Weight [micro]g/min (h) ([micro]g/min) MOD (kg) 56 17 60 20 128 (128/0) 53 14 58 6 136 (136/0) 73 14 69 9 104 (64/40) 36 17 46 3 160 (60/100) APACHE = Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, MOD = multi-organ dysfunction, SARS = severe acute respiratory syndrome, MI = myocardial infarction.
Functional alterations in CNS catecholamine
systems in adolescence and adulthood after neonatal chlorpyrifos exposure.
9) Elevated circulating catecholamines
appear to be a common feature.
Nevertheless, all had limitations and the reported differences were small relative to those of each test compared to other tests of catecholamine
According to my chemistry knowledge, many doctors are moving in the wrong direction by prescribing Ritalin, L-dopa, and other stimulants to persons suffering from attention deficits, mental status changes, motor changes, and decreased dopamine production--as a result of excess catecholamine
The number of patients who were administered catecholamines
was significantly (P<0.
Prenatal exposure to nicotine via maternal infusions: effects on development of catecholamine
metabolism as a guide to the biochemical diagnosis of pheochromocytoma.
and enters the locus ceruleus, it is accumulated by a dense network of catecholamine
(dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine) nerve terminals that prevent the substance from entering cell bodies.
2] Most pheochromocytomas (83%) that invade the urinary bladder are hormonally active and lead to the characteristic symptoms of headache, palpitations, fainting, diaphoresis and hypertension after micturition due to increased catecholamine
secretion during urination.
This report is important because it suggests that the pattern of O-methylated catecholamine
metabolites can help clinicians target the genes to be examined for mutations among patients who present with a pheochromocytoma but with no other clinical features or family history to suggest an underlying inherited condition.
Twenty-four hour urine catecholamine
analysis confirmed the diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma.
The belief among many physicians is that the resuscitation rate is low because of the severity of the underlying heart disease coupled with the intense catecholamine
release during exercise, which is thought to raise the defibrillation threshold.
Survival, growth, and differentiation of catecholamine
Comparing the effects of stimulant and non-stimulant agents on catecholamine
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