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OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors of performance decrement in automobile drivers. METHODS 114 drivers (age <30 years, n=57; age > or =30 years, n=57) who stopped at a rest stop area on a freeway were recruited for the study. They filled out a questionnaire on their journey, sleep/wake patterns and performed a 30-min test on a driving simulator. The test(More)
The extent of hypersalivation was evaluated in a group of 25 schizophrenic patients on clozapine. A high prevalence of the complaint was detected by a questionnaire; up to 80% of the patients complained of hypersalivation at night. Salivary flow-rate and composition was examined in 17 patients who agreed to participate and in a matched group of healthy(More)
Tracheal mucous velocity was measured in 13 healthy non-smokers using a radioisotope-labeled aerosol and a multidetector probe during respiratory virus infections. The movement of boluses of tracheal mucous were either absent or reduced in number in five subjects with myxovirus infection (four influenza and one respiratory syncytial virus) within 48 hr of(More)
Pedophilia is characterized by sexual attraction to prepubescent children. Despite the extensive literature documenting the pervasive and pernicious effects of childhood sexual abuse, there is surprisingly little psychiatric literature on pedophilia and its etiology remains enigmatic. In recent years, the psychiatric literature on the phenomenology,(More)
Augmentation of dopaminergic neurotransmission has been suggested as a treatment strategy for negative symptoms of schizophrenia. On the basis of open studies that reported the potential benefit of deprenyl (selegiline) as augmentation to antipsychotic treatment, this double-blind, controlled study was designed to further address this question. Sixteen(More)
In 2004, a 61-year-old male presented to a chiropractic clinic complaining of neck pain after hearing a 'crunch' when getting out of bed that morning. The initial history intake and physical examination identified no red flags or indications for the patient's pain, with the exception of traction being pain-provoking. Conventional radiographs were ordered,(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on a case of a pathological burst fracture in the cervical spine where typical core red flag tests failed to identify a significant lesion, and to remind chiropractors to be vigilant in the recognition of subtle signs and symptoms of disease processes. CLINICAL FEATURES A 61-year-old man presented to a chiropractic clinic with neck(More)
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