Dan Chelãrescu

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PURPOSES Cardiac arrest survival depends on celerity and efficiency of life support action. Guidelines emphasized the chest compression (CC) quality and feedback devices are encouraged. The purpose is to study the impact of the CPRmeter feedback device on resuscitation performed by untrained rescuers. BASIC PROCEDURES This is a prospective randomized(More)
Conditioned place preference (CPP) is a paradigm for evaluating pharmaco-dependence related issues besides other animal models (withdrawal syndrome evaluation, self administration, behavioural sensitisation, drug discrimination). CPP is used for evaluation of motivational properties of substances (but also for non pharmacological stimulus). It consists in(More)
The present study was designed to assess the influence of magnesium (Mg) as MgCl(2) (10 or 40 mg/kg b.wt/day i.p.) and of its interaction with morphine on the reward system (RS) in Wistar rats. For this purpose, we evaluated conditioning place preference on a 12 day experiment schedule. Our data show that MgCl(2) (10 mg/kg b.wt/day) has moderate but(More)
We tested the influence of magnesium, zinc and copper upon the montelukast (MK, antagonist of cysteinyl leukotriene receptor type 1) effect in experimentally-induced thermoalgesia. We worked on 5 groups of 10 adults, each Wistar rats, that received: group I-control; group II: MK (10 mg/kg) unique administration; group III: MgCl2 (1 mM/kg/day) i.p., 3 days(More)
Prostaglandins are synthesized ubiquitously in the body from unsaturated fatty acids and they act as paracrine messengers. We have studied the influence of a prostaglandin analogue on experimental induced hepatopathy. The tested compound is a synthetic isopropyl ester of PGF2 alpha (IPEF) and as hepato-toxic agent we used CCl4. We worked on four groups of 4(More)
We followed the magnesium effect (Magne B(6)R, Sanofi-Synthelabo) with internal administration in 53 adult neurotic smoking patients (more than 10 cigarettes/day) of both genders admitted into psychiatric hospital. The nicotine dependence was assessed by the Fagerstrom test, initially and after 28 days of magnesium intake. Plasmatic magnesium level was(More)
Bivalent cations (Ca, Mg, Zn, Mn etc.) modulate activity of reward system (RS). At physiologic levels they may influence all components of RS. There are influenced behavioral reactions at physiological stimuli and all essential elements of drug dependence (compulsive intake of substance, craving, reinforcement, withdrawal syndrom, relapse and reinstatement(More)
We tested Mg2+ influence on experimental morphine-induced pharmacodependence in rats. Morphine-induced pharmacodependence model consists of progressively increased doses of morphine (M) (5 mg/kg i.p. until 90 mg/kg i.p.) during 10 days. Withdrawal syndrome was induced by naloxone (N) administration (1 mg/kg, s.c.) on the 11th day, 2 h after the last(More)
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