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Manipulative therapy is frequently used in the management of musculoskeletal pain. A frequently reported clinical feature of this treatment is the immediacy with which it appears to initiate improvement in pain and function. A randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, repeated measures design was employed to study the initial effects of a cervical spine(More)
In order to study the effect of decreasing plasma tryptophan levels on aggressive responding in a controlled laboratory setting, we administered two doses (25 g and 100 g) of a tryptophan-free amino acid mixture to ten healthy male subjects after 24 h of a low tryptophan diet. Subjects were screened for current or past psychiatric, or non-psychiatric(More)
Twenty-seven left hemiplegics were divided into three groups of nine, matched for age, education, degree of left neglect, and time since onset of stroke. Subjects were pretested and, following the training, posttested on the WAIS Performance subtests, the WRAT Reading subtest, a letter cancellation task, an address-copying task, and a face-counting task.(More)
Although dysphagia is a common problem for many Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, the effect of deep brain stimulation (DBS) on swallowing is unclear. Fourteen subjects with advanced PD underwent videofluorographic swallowing studies prior to bilateral DBS of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and at 3 and 12 months postprocedure. They were tested under several(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between paracetamol administration and skin blood flow (skBF) and blood pressure (BP) in critically ill patients treated for fever. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. SETTING Intensive care units of university teaching hospital. PATIENTS 29 adults (17 males and 12 females), aged 58±15 years treated with(More)
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