C Ghaemmaghami

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A specific microdialysis probe combined with high performance liquid chromatography analysis was used to compare the basal levels of extracellular amino acids (AAs) in the dorsal horn (DH) between two groups of patients undergoing spinal surgery for the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain (n = 5) or disabling spasticity (n = 5). A stabilized(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical and pharmacologic studies report a relative or absolute serotonergic deficiency in major depression; however, the variability of clinical characteristics of illness has led to controversial results. In the present work, we looked for a possible relationship between i) biochemical values that indirectly reflect aminergic neurons activity(More)
The aim of this study was to develop, for the first time in the human spinal dorsal horn (DH), an in vivo method for the study of amino acids (AAs). A microdialysis technique was used to sample AAs in the extracellular fluid of the DH apex in eight patients in whom surgery in the dorsal root entry zone (DREZ) was performed. Before making microsurgical(More)
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