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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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
Anticonvulsant properties of some 2,3-benzodiazepine derivatives acting as alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-isoxazole-4-propionic acid (AMPA) antagonists have been examined in vivo in the genetically epilepsy-prone rats using an audiogenic seizures assay. 2,3-Benzodiazepin-4-ones (CFMs) are nonselective AMPA antagonists that have been found to be potent(More)
The role of excitatory amino acid receptors in the genesis of motor and electrocortical seizures, elicited by administration of the polyamine putrescine into the deep prepiriform cortex, has been evaluated in rats. Motor and electrocortical seizures occurred in rats receiving unilateral local injections into the deep prepiriform cortex, of putrescine (10 or(More)
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