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Finger tremor and extrapyramidal side-effects (EPSEs) were measured in seven patients before and during neuroleptic drug treatment to assess the relationship between the onset of EPSEs and changes in finger tremor spectra. Tremor and EPSEs were also measured in twelve patients stabilized on neuroleptic drugs to determine whether tremor could provide a(More)
PURPOSE This study examined how well the Psychomotor Vigilance Task (PVT) performance was related to subjective measures of fatigue. In order to study subjects presenting with a wide range of fatigue symptoms, we studied healthy individuals as well as patients with varying severity of obstructive sleep apnea. We also examined if the PVT/fatigue relationship(More)
The attenuation and immunoenhancing effects of rpoS and phoP Salmonella enterica serovar strain Typhi (Salmonella typhi) mutants have not been compared. Here, three S. typhi deletion mutants (phoP, rpoS, and rpoS-phoP double mutant) are constructed and these mutants are characterized with respect to invasiveness, virulence, and protective immune response(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) commonly have cognitive complaints, particularly in attention, and report decreased quality of life. We examined how vigilance and sustained attention, as assessed by the Psychomotor Vigilance Task (PVT), were related to quality of life after controlling for apnea severity and depression in subjects with(More)
Awareness of pulse rate was tested in 60 psychiatric out-patients with anxiety, phobic or hypochondriacal neuroses by asking them to record how fast their hearts were beating during exposure to short film sequences. Correlations between subjective and objective heart rate (ECG) were significantly higher in anxious and hypochondriacal patients than in phobic(More)
Many studies showed abnormal serotonin transporter (5-HTT) function and heart rate variability (HRV) in panic disorder patients. The present study investigated the relationship between HRV power spectral analysis findings and platelet serotonin uptake in panic disorder patients. Short-term HRV over 5 min and platelet serotonin transporter uptake parameters(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) commonly have mood symptoms such as depression and anxiety. However, the results of randomized controlled trials on the therapeutic effect of CPAP on mood symptoms have been inconsistent. The present study examined whether three weeks of CPAP treatment had specific therapeutic effects on mood symptoms(More)
Copper ion is an essential micronutrient but it is also extremely cytotoxic when it exists in excess. Our studies have shown that Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium can survive potentially lethal copper exposures by the way of copper efflux system. A copper ion inducible gene was identified in virulent S. typhimurium by using the technique of MudJ (Km,(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have reported on the functional differences of the beta-adrenoceptor between treatment responders and non-responders in panic disorder (PD). The aim of this study was to compare the nature of the beta-adrenoceptor function and clinical variables between treatment responders and non-responders to paroxetine treatment in acute PD(More)
PURPOSE: Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) commonly have cognitive complaints. There are few randomized studies that have examined neuropsychological effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment in patients with OSA. In this double-blind trial, we examined if a 3-week CPAP treatment compared with placebo CPAP treatment has(More)