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While methamphetamine addiction has been associated with both impulsivity and striatal dopamine D(2)/D(3) receptor deficits, human studies have not directly linked the latter two entities. We therefore compared methamphetamine-dependent and healthy control subjects using the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (version 11, BIS-11) and positron emission tomography(More)
The aim was to describe diaphragmatic behavior during postural limb activities and examine the ventilatory and stabilizing functions of the diaphragm. Thirty healthy subjects were examined in the supine position using a dynamic MRI system assessed simultaneously with specialized spirometric readings. The diaphragmatic excursions (DEs) were measured at three(More)
Chronic musculoskeletal pain contributes greatly to the community's disability and morbidity. Although many interventions are employed for treating chronic musculoskeletal pain, few have been proven in randomized controlled trials. Manual therapy is a widely used method for managing such conditions, but to date, its efficacy has not been established. This(More)
BACKGROUND Tamoxifen is an important adjunct therapy in breast cancer treatment; however, it has been implicated in increasing microvascular flap complications. Current recommendations on stopping tamoxifen are conflicting and do not address tamoxifen therapy that is continued perioperatively. The purpose of this study is to determine whether tamoxifen(More)
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