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A device, the cerebral function monitor, provides a continuous record of the electrical activity of the brain occurring at frequencies from 2 to 15 Hz. It is relatively cheap, portable, and easy to use and interpret. The apparatus has proved of value in three circumstances: firstly, when the cerebral circulation is likely to be vulnerable during open heart(More)
Cerebral function monitor (CFM) recordings were obtained from 107 neonates, considered by pediatricians to be neurologically normal on discharge from hospital. Maturational changes in sleep patterns for the tracings over the conceptional age range 30 to 43 weeks were quantified and the resulting EEG measures analyzed statistically. When tracings obtained(More)
Twenty four patients with drug resistant epilepsy were given lorazepam and placebo added to their pre-existing drug regime. With lorazepam there was a significant reduction in seizures, especially in those with focal and partial complex attacks. The drug proved effective whether or not the patients regarded stress as a trigger to their seizures, but on the(More)
1 The effects of nitrazepam, glutethimide and placebo were assessed in a double-blind cross-over study with five healthy human subjects, using reaction time, and relating changes to drug concentrations in the plasma. 2 After glutethimide in all five subjects, and after nitrazepam in four subjects, larger doses led to higher concentrations in plasma and to(More)
The EEGs are reported on a group of 95 patients with Huntington's chorea. Thirty one showed little activity of any kind, and in particular no alpha rhythm above 10 μV in amplitude was seen. Only those records which still met these criteria when re-examined were included in the `low voltage' category. EEGs in this category occurred significantly more(More)
Several lines of evidence are presented that an entity is present in mitochondria which converts lysine and carbamylphosphate to homocitrulline, distinct from the ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC): lack of inhibition by lysine of OTC with ornithine as substrate at the pH of the mitochondrial matrix, a Km for lysine of 6.3 mmol/l in the crude mitochondrial(More)
The psychiatric morbidity of chronic epileptic out-patients unknown to psychiatric agencies was assessed using two questionnaire measures of psychopathology (GHQ and CCEI). Nearly half of the epileptics were classified as probable psychiatric cases. Psychiatric morbidity was both more prevalent and more severe in this group than in a comparison group of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A prostamide analogue, bimatoprost, has been shown to be effective in reducing intraocular pressure, but its precise mechanism of action remains unclear. Hence, to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of this effect of bimatoprost, we focused on pharmacologically characterizing prostaglandin FP receptor (FP) and FP receptor variant(More)