Bjørg Pedersen

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Tinnitus is associated with a wide variety of disorders in the auditory system. Whether generated peripherally or centrally, tinnitus is believed to be associated with activity in specific cortical regions. The present study tested the hypothesis that these cortical centers subserve the generation, perception and processing of the tinnitus stimulus and that(More)
Efficacy and tolerability of the new antiepileptic drug oxcarbazepine, was evaluated in a retrospective multicentre study. The records of all 947 epilepsy patients treated with oxcarbazepine in the eight participating centres from 1981 through 1990 were examined. The median daily dose of oxcarbazepine was 30 mg/kg in children, 18 mg/kg in adults, and 15(More)
The mitotic marker 5-bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) was injected twice daily (60 mg/kg) into pregnant hooded rats on one of embryonic days (E) 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, or 21, or into rat pups on postnatal day (P) 10. The principal findings were the following: (1) BrdU exposure on E11 produces profound effects on body morphology, and animals must be fed a special diet(More)
The antiepileptic effect of lamotrigine (Lamictal) was assessed in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial in 56 adult patients with refractory partial seizures. Lamotrigine or placebo was added to the patients' existing antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). The dose of lamotrigine varied from 75 to 400 mg daily. Thirty-eight patients completed the trial(More)
Monotherapy with lamotrigine or carbamazepine was evaluated in a multicentre open trial of patients aged 2 years and above with newly diagnosed partial epilepsy. A total of 417 patients were randomised to treatment with lamotrigine, while 201 patients received carbamazepine. Following a dose escalation period of 6 weeks, maintenance therapy (Weeks 7-24) was(More)
Recently, we have reported the presence of kinetin (N6-furfuryladenine) in commercially available DNA, in freshly extracted cellular DNA and in plant cell extracts. We have also found that kinetin has electrochemical properties which can be used for monitoring the level of this modified base in DNA. Here, for the first time, we propose a mechanism for the(More)
In contrast to the current view that kinetin (N6-furfuryladenine) is an unnatural and synthetic compound, we have detected it in commercially available DNA, in freshly extracted cellular DNA from human cells and in plant cell extracts by two independent methods. First, we discovered that N6-furfuryladenine has electrochemical properties that can be applied(More)
Extensive clinical use and a series of clinical trials have shown that oxcarbazepine is a valuable antiepileptic drug for the treatment of adults and children with partial onset seizures both in initial monotherapy, for conversion to monotherapy and as adjunctive therapy. The clinically recommended titration scheme for all forms of therapy in adults is to(More)
Recently, we have detected kinetin (N6-furfuryladenine), a well known cytokinin plant hormone, in commercially available DNA, in freshly extracted cellular DNA and in plant cell extracts. We had suggested that the furfuryl moiety of kinetin originates from furfural which is one of the primary oxidation products of deoxyribose in DNA. Here we show that the(More)
RATIONALE In many EEG laboratories in Europe, intermittent photic stimulation (IPS) is not performed routinely, and consequently, great variation exists in the type of photo stimulator used, the methodology employed, and the interpretation of the EEG curves, thus leading to different outcomes. METHODOLOGY It was decided to hold a consensus meeting with(More)