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BACKGROUND Acupuncture is widely used by patients with low back pain, although its effectiveness is unclear. We investigated the efficacy of acupuncture compared with minimal acupuncture and with no acupuncture in patients with chronic low back pain. METHODS Patients were randomized to treatment with acupuncture, minimal acupuncture (superficial needling(More)
Reduction of [Mg2+]o induced spontaneous epileptiform activity consisting of 40-100-ms bursts of population spikes in hippocampal slices. This activity disappeared from area CA1 when the connections to area CA3 were cut, but persisted in isolated minislices of area CA3. Spontaneous activity was also observed in the dentate gyrus, provided that the(More)
This study was conducted to examine the pharmacokinetics of doxycycline in nine healthy volunteers who had fasted overnight. Single-dose cross-over design was used. Each subject received orally 0.2 g doxycycline. The subjects swallowed the antibiotic capsules with 300 ml of water or 300 ml of fresh milk. Simultaneous ingestion of milk diminished the peak(More)
In two patients suffering from numerous liver metastases in both lobes from colorectal primary isolated liverperfusion with 5-fluorouracil was performed. By means of a special cannulation system the hepatic artery and the portal vein were arterialized. The patients recovered rapidly after the operation. Sonographic measurements, CAT scans, pulse(More)
The authors studied the intelligence, memory, visuomotor skills and la nguage of 298 six-year-old children with very low birthweight (VLBW) (less that 1500g). Of 591 VLBW childern born July 1983 to June 1986 within 50km of the centre of Hamburg, Germany, 330 were traceable at age six years and 298 of these were seen by a neuropaediatrician and a(More)
In the course of six months, the influence of the oral depot contraceptive, Deposiston (3 mg ethinylestradiol sulphonate and 10 mg norethisterone acetate per menstrual cycle) on the pharmacokinetics of caffeine as a model substance was studied in seven women in intraindividual comparison. The first examination began prior to administration of Deposition.(More)
We have examined the concentration of a range of anticonvulsant drugs in serum, amniotic fluid and breast milk in 23 pregnant patients. Drug determinations were made during the last 3 months of pregnancy, at birth and during the first week postpartum. In the cord serum the range of concentrations, expressed as a percentage of the maternal serum(More)
The continuous occurrence of particularly severe epileptic attacks represent a great stress for the patients. For this reason, we have conducted anticonvulsant blood-level studies particularly in these patients, this paper being based on 146 first determinations. Among the patients, most of whom are adults and are treated with combinations of drugs, only 24(More)
Dosage monitoring or "pharmacokinetic therapy service", respectively, covers blood level governed therapy schedule or blood level controlled dosage for certain types of therapy. It is also advantageous in applying drugs of a small therapeutic range or in "risk" patients such as children, old men and patients suffering from elimination disturbances. With the(More)