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One hundred twenty patients from each of 6 family practices were surveyed to determine the prevalence of symptom-based psychiatric illness (emotional distress) in family practice. Assessments of presence or absence of emotional distress and the severity of this distress were made using ratings made by the treating physician and by the patient. Nineteen(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the technique of cortical optical imaging (COI) of intrinsic cortical optical signals related to neuronal activation. The specific goals of the study were to evaluate some of the technical aspects of COI and thus maximize the intensity of the image of this intrinsic signaling process and to determine the(More)
With the anterograde tracers Phaseolus vulgaris-leucoagglutinin (PHA-L) and biotinylated dextranamine (BD), direct spinal connections from the upper cervical spinal cord (UC; C1 and C2) and the cervical enlargement (CE; C5-T1) were demonstrated in various striatal and limbic nuclei in both squirrel monkey and rat. Within each species and from each spinal(More)
One hundred eleven mildly to moderately insomniac patients participated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study to establish the efficacy of diphenhydramine as an over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aid. A two-week crossover design was employed in which all patients received both diphenhydramine and placebo for one week each. The daily diphenhydramine dose was(More)
The N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) is important for learning. Lead (Pb) exposure impairs learning ability and affects the NMDAR. This study tested whether developmental exposure to a combination of Pb, zinc (Zn), and magnesium (Mg) would result in effects different from those seen with individual metals. Fischer 344 (F344) rat pups of both genders(More)
Whether the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guideline for head and neck cancer is ‘fit for purpose’ very much depends on the expectations of a guideline. The SIGN writing committee set out their remit and target readership clearly at the start, and then go on to make a ‘statement of intent’. It is a little disappointing to find(More)
Sixty-three outpatients with chronic insomnia were treated for 3 weeks under double-blind conditions with either brotizolam (n = 29) at a dose of 0.25 mg or 0.5 mg or placebo (n = 34). A 3-day placebo period preceded and followed the double-blind treatment phase. Brotizolam consistently produced significantly more sleep improvement than placebo but also(More)
The trend toward decriminalization of cannabis (marijuana) continues sweeping across the United States. Colorado has been a leader of legalization of medical and recreational cannabis use. The growing public interest in the medicinal properties of cannabis and its use by patients with a variety of illnesses including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) makes(More)
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