Andrea J. Lazosky

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Buspirone (2.0 or 4.0 mg/kg) and 8-hydroxy-2-(di-N-propylamino)-tetralin (8-OH-DPAT) (0.25 or 0.5 mg/kg) were used to examine the effects of serotonin 1A receptor agonists on the behavioral response of rats to centrally administered corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF). Behavioral observations were done with animals in their home cages. Parameters measured(More)
PURPOSE The study was undertaken to evaluate the quality of life of survivors of septic illness. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire survey of survivors of septic illness (experimental group) and acute myocardial infarction (control group) was conducted using information from the Adult Neuropsychological History and the Sickness Impact Profile forms.(More)
BACKGROUND Patient outcome after serious brain injury is highly variable. Following a period of coma, some patients recover while others progress into a vegetative state (unresponsive wakefulness syndrome) or minimally conscious state. In both cases, assessment is difficult and misdiagnosis may be as high as 43%. Recent advances in neuroimaging suggest a(More)
OBJECTIVE Here we report the case of a schizoaffective psychosis in a female carrier of fragile-X (CGG sequence > 200). CLINICAL PICTURE The patient presented with symptoms of psychosis (hallucinations, delusions and disorganised thinking) and mania, preceded by decline in intellectual and social functioning. TREATMENT AND OUTCOME Initial treatment with(More)
The ethical principle of autonomy requires physicians to respect patient autonomy when present, and to protect the patient who lacks autonomy. Fulfilling this ethical obligation when a patient has a communication impairment presents considerable challenges. Standard methods for evaluating decision-making capacity require a semistructured interview. Some(More)
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