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Gabapentin (1-50 mg/kg, intraperitoneally (i.p.)) was able to antagonize audiogenic seizures in Dilute Brown Agouti DBA2J (DBA/2) mice in a dose-dependent manner. Gabapentin at dose of 2.5 mg/kg i.p., which per se did not significantly affect the occurrence of audiogenic seizures in DBA/2 mice, potentiated the anticonvulsant activity of carbamazepine,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Patients undergoing cardiac surgery frequently have pancreatic damage; several factors, including tissue hypoperfusion, have been implicated. The aim of this study is to better understand the effects of decreased blood supply on human pancreas. METHODS Twenty-one consecutive patients undergoing surgery for thoracic or thoracoabdominal(More)
OBJECTIVE The cause of hyperintense magnetic resonance changes and reduced apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in specific brain regions of patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is unknown. Our aim was to determine the neuropathologic correlates of antemortem water ADC and normalized T2-weighted changes in patients with CJD. METHOD Ten patients(More)
Therapy decision is one of the most important tasks clinicians have to perform in their clinical practice. The decision process requires taking into account many different factors. The Authors have proposed a neural computing approach for supporting clinical decision analysis. The mathematical model of artificial neural network (ANN) has been applied on a(More)
Controlled trials in clinical psychopharmacology may fail to provide reliable information about the benefit of treatment for the patient when considered in a real-life setting rather than as a part of a well-defined sampling procedure. Previously, we applied the mathematical model of an artificial neural network (ANN) to a pool of clinical information(More)
Fifty-seven highly recurrent unipolar patients, excluded from previous long-term studies with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) after they experienced a new recurrence, were acutely treated with the full dosage of the SSRIs they were on. Fifty-one of them (89.5%) had a sustained response and entered into the 4-month continuation therapy.(More)
The effects of the selective delta opioid receptor agonist, ala-deltorphin, microinfused into the dorsal hippocampus or into the locus coeruleus, on the electrocorticographic (ECoG) activity continuously quantified in its spectrum were studied in rats. The microinjection into the dorsal hippocampus of ala-deltorphin (0.03, 0.3 and 1.0 nmol) produced(More)
The authors evaluated the efficacy and safety of citalopram in a 28-month study in 48 inpatients with highly recurrent forms of unipolar depression. The patients, who each had at least one depressive episode during the 18 months preceding the index episode, were openly treated with citalopram, 40 mg/day. Thirty-six of the patients had a stable response to(More)
The efficacy of SSRIs in relapse prevention in major depression has been extensively demonstrated. Considering published data, the relapse rate during a psychopharmacological continuation treatment ranges from 10% to 30%. Since the reasons of depressive relapses could be heterogeneous, we have tested the effect of clinical, psychosocial and genetic(More)