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A new conventional simple and direct 125I-radioimmunoassay (RIA) for serum progesterone is described. In comparison with the classical tritiated assays which are preceded by extraction, the assay is more simple, less time-consuming, less subject to error and hence less expensive. In normal cycling females the serum progesterone range during the follicular(More)
The antiepileptic activity of oral frusemide (120 mg daily) was compared with that of an identical placebo in a double-blind crossover trial in fourteen patients with severe focal epilepsy who were receiving long-term therapy with established antiepileptic drugs. A statistically significant reduction in the frequency of focal fits was seen with the active(More)
1. Nomifensine, an isoquinoline dopaminergic agonist, was investigated in a randomized double-blind group comparison with imipramine, in 40 out-patients with depression. 2. Assessments were made at weekly intervals for 4 weeks using the Hamilton Depression Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory. Blood, kidney and liver function were also monitored weekly.(More)
A multicenter, randomized double-blind study of 6 months' duration was performed in 540 patients (average age 54 years, 57% male) with mild-to-moderate essential hypertension to determine the relative effects on quality of life of cilazapril, atenolol, and nifedipine retard. Quality of life was assessed by using both a self-administered and an(More)
The availability of ATM-based broadband wide-area networks facilitates a range of new applications in health care, especially the performance of videoconferences combined with software for computer-supported cooperative discussion and diagnosis of digital medical images. This report about a research project for applications of the 'European ATM pilot(More)
1 The effects of clobazam, a new anxiolytic agent (a 1,5-benzodiazepine) on car-driving ability and other tests of psychomotor performance were investigated in a double-blind, cross-over study v. placebo in normal volunteers. 2 Clobazam (20 mg) or placebo was given nightly for six nights to ten volunteers and subjective ratings of sleep and subjective and(More)