Ahn-Na Kim

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine whether a combination of sevoflurane postconditioning and albumin provides additive neuroprotective effects after transient global cerebral ischemia in rats. METHODS Forty-three rats were assigned to 4 groups: the control group (group C; n=13; 3 died) received no treatment. The albumin group (group A;(More)
beta-Blockers, particularly propranolol, have been shown to be an effective treatment for neuroleptic-induced akathisia (NIA). To examine the relative contribution of beta-1 and beta-2 receptor blockade to the therapeutic effect of propranolol, we studied a beta-1 selective agent (low dose metoprolol) and a beta-2 specific blocker (ICI 118,551). Both agents(More)
Recent studies have shown that the beta-blockers can be effective treatments for neuroleptic-induced akathisia. However, the relative contributions of beta-1 versus beta-2 blockade to the therapeutic effect of beta-blockers remains unclear. We treated nine patients who had neuroleptic-induced akathisia with low doses (25-100 mg/day) of the beta-blocker(More)
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