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A double-blind study comparing the effect of zolpidem 10 mg, and placebo, on sleep architecture, nocturnal ventilation, cardiovascular parameters (heart rate, systolic, diastolic and mean blood pressures) was carried out. Ten healthy middle-aged males took part in the study. No significant differences were found between zolpidem and placebo in relation to(More)
1. In a double-blind, crossover, placebo controlled trial, zolpidem 10 mg, a new imidazopyridine hypnotic drug, was administered in a single dose to 10 healthy non-obese heavy snorers. 2. Nocturnal polysomnography showed that zolpidem increased total sleep time, sleep efficiency and the percentage of stage 2. 3. Respiratory monitoring showed that zolpidem(More)
Purification of b4-2 sub-peak obtained on DEAE Sephadex A25 chromatography gave us the possibility of quantifying the plasma concentration of the neurotoxin present in uraemic patients with active polyneuropathy. From the purified neurotoxin isolated by kieselguhr and cellulose chromatography we calibrated analytic columns for b4-2 analysis. Plasma(More)
We present an experimental study of the movement of individual particles in a layer of vertically shaken granular material. High-speed imaging allows us to investigate the motion of beads within one vibration period. This motion consists mainly of vertical jumps, as in the Inelastic Bouncing Ball Model, and a global ordered drift. The analysis of the(More)
The present study was performed to document factors playing a role in the age-related increase of serum total cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids in male WISTAR rats. In 59 and 122 week old rats, serum concentrations of all three parameters were significantly higher than those determined in younger rats (15-17 weeks of age). Serum triglycerides(More)
Impaired weight gain, a common feature in experimental chronic uremia, led to compare oxygen consumtion values of chronic uremic rats and their controls. Oxygen consumption measurement may allow an approach to the evaluation of total energy requirement. Three groups of animals were considered: uremic rats (CU) of less weight (402.66 +/- 9.9 g) than their(More)
Among the middle molecule fractions obtained by high performance gel chromatography on Sephadex G-15 combined with gradient ion exchange chromatography on DEAE Sephadex A-25 from plasma ultrafiltrates of six polyneuropathic patients, only peak b4-2 was at a significantly higher concentration than that obtained from uremic patients with neuropathy.(More)