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Myocardial infarction (MI), a leading cause of death around the world, displays a complex pattern of inheritance. When MI occurs early in life, genetic inheritance is a major component to risk. Previously, rare mutations in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) genes have been shown to contribute to MI risk in individual families, whereas common variants at more(More)
In moderately iodine-deficient, pregnant, thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPO-Ab)-positive women the role of iodine supplementation in the development of postpartum thyroid dysfunction (PPTD) was studied in a placebo-controlled, randomized, double blind trial. Screening for TPO-Ab was performed in early pregnancy in a population of healthy pregnant Danish(More)
A double-blind withdrawal trial in 41 chronic schizophrenic outpatients was carried out during 6 months. Depot neuroleptics (fluphenazine decanoate or flupenthixol decanoate) were compared with placebo to evaluate clinical and neurological effects during continued therapy and during withdrawal. The drugs were significantly more effective than placebo in(More)
Although affective disorders have high prevalence, morbidity and mortality, we do not fully understand disease etiopathology, nor have we determined the exact mechanisms by which treatment works. Recent research indicates that intracellular calcium ion dysfunction might be involved. Here we use the chronic restraint stress model of affective disorder (6 h(More)
Seventeen outpatients were treated with depot neuroleptics, zuclopenthixol decanoate in Viscoleo or fluphenazine decanoate in sesame oil, with dosage intervals of 3 weeks. During the 4th, 6th, and 8th dosage interval blood samples were drawn in oxalated tubes. Plasma concentrations of the active neuroleptic drugs, zuclopenthixol and fluphenazine, were(More)
Whole blood and plasma concentrations of active neuroleptic drugs were measured in eight schizophrenic outpatients who had received cis(Z)-clopenthixol decanoate in Viscoleo or fluphenazine decanoate in sesame oil by intramuscular injection. Whole blood and plasma concentrations were very similar, though there was a slight tendency for blood concentrations(More)
BACKGROUND Healthy first-degree relatives of patients with major depression (rMD+) show brain structure and functional response anomalies and have elevated risk for developing depression, a disorder linked to abnormal serotonergic neurotransmission and reward processing. METHOD In a two-step functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) investigation, we(More)
AIMS Elevated non-fasting triglycerides mark elevated levels of remnant cholesterol. Using a Mendelian randomization approach, we tested whether genetically increased remnant cholesterol in hypertriglyceridaemia due to genetic variation in the apolipoprotein A5 gene (APOA5) associates with an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS AND(More)
Sixteen out of 19 patients suffering from chronic anergic schizophrenia completed a placebo-controlled cross-over study with lysine-8-vasopressin (LVP), following a schedule of 1 week of placebo, 3 weeks of LVP, starting with 22.5 IU/day, gradually increased to 67.5 IU/day, and finally 4 weeks of placebo. The psychic state was evaluated with the Brief(More)