Angela Seeringer

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Sexual dysfunction is a common side effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like paroxetine in the treatment of depression, imposing a considerable risk on medication adherence and hence therapeutic success. Bupropion, a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor, is recommended as an alternative treatment without adverse effects(More)
Due to the physiological coupling with metabolism, brain perfusion is a potential aid in understanding the effects of medication on neural activity in vivo. In this study, arterial spin labeling (ASL) was used to quantify the effect of seven days of administration of paroxetine (20 mg), bupropion (150 mg) on cerebral blood flow levels at rest in a(More)
BACKGROUND The serotonin transporter length repeat polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) in the promoter region of the serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) has been associated in healthy subjects with changes in basal perfusion levels in the limbic system and ventral prefrontal areas, regions involved in the pathophysiology of depression and anxiety, suggesting the(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated variable influences of sexual hormonal states on female brain activation and the necessity to control for these in neuroimaging studies. However, systematic investigations of these influences, particularly those of hormonal contraceptives as compared to the physiological menstrual cycle are scarce. In the present study, we(More)
BACKGROUND Prevention of colorectal cancer is a major health care issue. People who have undergone colonoscopy screening and had colorectal polyps removed have a higher risk of being diagnosed with polyps again compared to the normal population. Therefore, it would be ideal to find appropriate means that effectively help to prevent the reoccurrence of(More)
The cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) is a genetically polymorphic enzyme involved in the metabolism of several psychoactive drugs. Beside its expression in the liver, CYP2D6 is highly expressed in several regions of the brain, such as the hippocampus, thalamus, hypothalamus and the cortex, but its function in the brain is not well understood. The CYP2D6 enzyme(More)
Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT) are characterized by mutations and subsequent inactivation of SMARCB1 (INI1, hSNF5), a predilection for very young children and an unfavorable outcome. The European Registry for rhabdoid tumors (EU-RHAB) was established to generate a common European database and to establish a standardized treatment regimen as the(More)
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