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Malnutrition, present in 16-50% of ALS patients, is an independent prognostic factor for worsened survival. It is caused primarily by swallowing dysfunction, resulting from involvement of the lower sets of cranial nerves, but hypermetabolism is also implicated. Malnutrition itself can produce neuromuscular weakness and adversely affect patients' quality of(More)
It is difficult to accurately forecast the clinical course of many patients presenting with mild cognitive problems. The utility in prognostic evaluation of various parameters of brain structure and function that can now be noninvasively measured remains to be clearly defined. The present work examined the value of regional cerebral metabolism, assessed(More)
It was found previously that platelet-activating factor (PAF, 1-0-alkyl-2-acetyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine) is undetectable in human amniotic fluid obtained before labor but is present in the majority of samples of amniotic fluid obtained after labor. In the present investigation, the amount of PAF in amnion tissue and the ability of this tissue to(More)
Previously, platelet-activating factor (PAF, PAF-acether, 1-alkyl-2-acetyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine) had been identified in association with a lamellar-body-enriched fraction of human amniotic fluid obtained from women in labor. In consideration of the fact that fetal lung is the source of lamellar bodies, we have investigated the capacity of the(More)
The aim of the study is to present a computerized database of the Neurology department of Limoges University Hospital and the main results obtained from data of 340 patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), diagnosed between 1984 and 1997. It is a user friendly and can be accessed by all neurologists at any level of computer knowledge.(More)
We have previously reported that platelet-activating factor (PAF) is present in human amniotic fluid obtained from women in labor. We have also demonstrated that PAF, lyso-PAF, and alkyl acyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (AA-GPC) are present in human amnion tissue. In the reported study, we have investigated the enzymes involved in PAF metabolism in amnion(More)
The presence of the potent bioactive glycerophospholipid 1-alkyl-2-acetyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (platelet-activating factor) in a lamellar body-enriched fraction of amniotic fluid from women in labor has prompted the present investigation to examine the fetal lung as the possible tissue source of this platelet-activating factor. The metabolism of(More)
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