Claude Uehlinger

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Sixty-nine depressive patients (DSM III criteria: 296.2, 296.3, 296.5, 300.4) were treated with 40 to 60 mg citalopram (CIT) daily for 4 weeks. Among them, 45 responded to treatment (improvement > 50% on the 21-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression [HAM-D]) and continued their treatment for another week before being released from the study. The 24(More)
Steady-state plasma concentrations of (R)- (ie, the active form), (S)-, and (R,S)-methadone were measured in 14 addict patients in methadone maintenance treatment, before and after introduction of quetiapine, administered at a mean dosage of 138 mg/d (SD, 87 mg/d; median, 125 mg/d; range, 50-300 mg/d) during a mean period of 30 days (SD, 8 days; median, 30(More)
A genetic polymorphism of cytochrome P450 2D6 has been described with the existence of poor (zero functional genes), extensive (one or two functional genes), and ultrarapid metabolizers (three or more functional genes). The authors measured the steady-state trough (R)- (i.e., the active enantiomer), (S)-, and (R,S)-methadone plasma levels in(More)
This study compared the safety and efficacy of sublingual buprenorphine tablets with oral methadone in a population of opioid-dependent individuals in a double-blind, randomized, 6-week trial using a flexible dosing procedure. Fifty-eight patients seeking treatment for opioid dependence were recruited in three outpatient facilities and randomly assigned to(More)
UNLABELLED Citalopram, a new bicyclic antidepressant, is the most selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. In a number of double-blind controlled studies, citalopram was compared to placebo and to known tricyclic antidepressants. These studies have shown their efficacy and good safety. The inefficacy of a psychotropic treatment in at least 20% of depressives(More)
OBJECTIVE Intravenous methadone is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. A previous report from a methadone center in Fribourg, Switzerland, found a high prevalence (43%) of patients who injected oral methadone. We therefore wished to assess the prevalence of methadone injection among patients in oral methadone programs in 3 other Swiss(More)
A three-centre, randomised, double-blind study was designed to compare the efficacy and safety of buprenorphine and methadone. This was the first European study to compare these agents and was based on a previous trial performed in the US. Opioid-dependent subjects were randomised to receive either sublingual buprenorphine or oral methadone daily. Both(More)
A sample of 15 patients participating in an injectable methadone trial and of 15 patients in an oral methadone maintenance treatment, who admitted injecting part or all of their methadone take-home doses, were compared to 20 patients in maintenance treatment who use methadone exclusively by mouth. The present study confirms the poorer general health, the(More)