Aimee M. Moffett

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Recreational drug use peaks in the developmental stage of adolescence, and exposure to drugs during adolescence may predict drug dependence in adulthood. Nevertheless, adolescent drug vulnerability is not widely studied in animal models of drug intake, and very few studies have investigated sex differences in drug-related behavior during adolescence. We(More)
Twenty four patients with drug resistant epilepsy were given lorazepam and placebo added to their pre-existing drug regime. With lorazepam there was a significant reduction in seizures, especially in those with focal and partial complex attacks. The drug proved effective whether or not the patients regarded stress as a trigger to their seizures, but on the(More)
The incidence of headache and changes in the EEG after tyramine were studied in 25 migrainous patients in a double-blind placebo-controlled investigation. There were three groups of patients: the first had migraine alone, the second had migraine and epilepsy, and the third had migraine which was precipitated by food substances containing tyramine.(More)
Measurement of the rate and direction of ground water flow beneath Wollaston Beach, Quincy, Massachusetts by use of a heat-pulsing flowmeter shows a mean velocity in the bulk sediment of 40 cm d(-1). The estimated total discharge of ground water into Quincy Bay during October 1990 was 1324-2177 m(3) d(-1), a relatively low ground water discharge rate. The(More)
Thirty drug-resistant epilepsy patients were given 20-30 mg of clobazam in addition to their other anticonvulsants and followed up for 2-3 years in an open-ended study. Fit frequency was markedly reduced in 43% of patients, few side effects occurred and psychological parameters including the Crown-Crisp questionnaire, showed improvement. It therefore seems(More)
The platelet monoamine oxidase activity (MAO) of 33 patients with epilepsy was compared with a group of neurological patients and a group of normal control subjects. We found that the MAO activity was increased significantly in the epileptic group when compared with the normal. This was not related to anticonvulsant medication. These results could be(More)
In this Phase 2 study of postmenopausal women with low bone, arzoxifene (a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM)) significantly reduced bone turnover marker levels and increased bone mineral density (BMD) versus placebo. Arzoxifene generally had greater effects on bone turnover and BMD than raloxifene, a SERM in current clinical use. Arzoxifene’s(More)
The effect of chocolate on a group of volunteer migrainous subjects, who had observed that headache regularly occurred after the ingestion of small amounts of cocoa products, was investigated. Two separate studies were carried out in a double-blind placebo controlled manner. Only 13 headaches occurred to chocolate alone in 80 subject sessions, and only two(More)