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In March and April 1983, an epidemic of "mysterious gas poisoning" occurred in the Jordan West Bank region, affecting more than 900 persons, predominantly schoolgirls. That both Arabs and Israelis believed there was an etiologic poisonous substance reflected their longstanding conflict. Israeli newspaper reports, opinions by Arab and Israeli physicians, and… (More)
Two depressed patients with long QT syndrome who experienced torsade de pointes ventricular tachycardia when treated with psychotropic drugs are discussed. These cases emphasize the significance of electrocardiographic evaluation of depressed patients, particularly in patients who show evidence of a long QT interval.
Sleep data were obtained on 11 patients who had survived traumatic events and who complained of sleep disturbances. Each was awakened from REM and non-REM sleep for dream recall. The patients had lower sleep efficiency indices (because of prolonged sleep latency and larger amounts of "awake" plus "movement" time within sleep periods), shorter REM time, and… (More)
Eleven patients who had combat neuroses resulting from the 1973 Yom Kippur War and complained of sleep disturbances were studied in a sleep laboratory. Sleep-onset insomniacs, dream-interruption insomniacs, and pseudoinsomniacs were differentiated on the basis of electrophysiologic recordings. Compared with normal controls who actively participated in the… (More)
In this paper we give a solution to the open classical problem of analytic classification of plane branches.
This paper presents an effective method for computing Standard bases for the local ring of an algebroid branch and for its module of Kähler differentials. This allows us to determine the semigroup of values of the ring and the values of its Kähler differentials, which in the case of complex analytic branches are, respectively, important topological and… (More)
In this preliminary report, we describe four patients in whom long-term lithium therapy was discontinued, combined with actigraphic monitoring to assess changes in motor activity and the sleep-wake cycle. Two patients experienced rapid relapse of manic symptomatology, while two remained stable throughout a 1-year follow-up. Actigraphic monitoring revealed… (More)
Sleep structure of 10 endogenous depressed patients was investigated before and after clomipramine treatment. Clomipramine significantly reduced REM time, increased REM latency and induced dissociation between the tonic and phasic events of REM sleep, without affecting any of the other sleep parameters. The REM suppressing effect was most prominent on the… (More)