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Interventional Medicine and Applied Science
Authors: P. Femitha, Rojo Joy, B. Bharathi, B. Adhisivam, B. D. Gane, B. Vishnu Bhat, and J. Balachander

Abstract

Fetal and neonatal arrhythmias present as diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to obstetricians and neonatologists. We present a case of antenatally detected atrial flutter in which the infant presented with congestive cardiac failure at birth and a short review of tachyarrhythmias in the perinatal period.

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Heat and CO2rates are measured on M. domesticapupae as a function of age and temperature. Heats of combustion of flies, pupae, and puparia are also measured. Heat and CO2rates decrease for 3 d post-pupation and increase exponentially over 4 d prior to eclosure. Heat and CO2rates are low and increase slowly from 5 to 23C, then rapidly increase from 23 to 26C, then more slowly up to 38C where pupae are stressed. Respiratory substrate varies with age and temperature, is a mix of lipids and carbohydrates, and has an average carbon oxidation state of -0.3 at room temperature. Humidity, elevated CO2, or reduced O2did not affect pupal metabolism.

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