J Odink

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To investigate systemic serotonin (5-HT) metabolism in migraine, we determined platelet and platelet-free plasma concentrations of 5-HT, its precursors tryptophan and 5-hydroxytryptophan, and its main metabolite 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), as well as the activities of the platelet enzymes monoamine oxidase and phenolsulfotransferase in classic and(More)
To investigate the role of glutamic (Glu) and aspartic acid (Asp) in migraine, we measured the plasma amino acids in migraine patients with and without aura, between and during attacks, and compared the profiles with the plasma amino acid profiles of tension headache patients and healthy controls. Between attacks, migraineurs (notably with aura) had(More)
To investigate the sympathetic response in anorexia nervosa (AN) patients to stimuli occurring in normal life, biogenic amines were studied in 10 female outpatients. As control groups 10 lean and 10 normal weight healthy female subjects were included. It was hypothesized that the lean control group would have intermediate values between the AN patients and(More)
Circadian and circatrigintan (menstrual) rhythms in biogenic amines were studied in premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Selection of patients and controls was based on assessment of Menstrual Distress Questionnaires (MDQs). Patients showed a clear increase in menstral tension symptoms in the week before menstruation, both during selection and during the study. In(More)
The concentrations of 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG), 5-hydroxyindole-3-acetic acid (5-HIAA) and homovanillic acid (HVA) were determined in CSF of patients with hypoxia due to circulatory arrest. Patients were divided into neurologically disabled and recovered according to the Glasgow Coma Scale. CSF was collected 4, 28, 76 and 172 h after(More)
Plasma-induced release of platelet-serotonin and Met-enkephalin was studied by incubating platelets from migraineurs, tension headache patients and healthy volunteers with water, plasma collected during migraine attacks and with plasma collected during attack-free periods. Migraine-attack plasma, but not migraine attack-free plasma, released Met-enkephalin(More)
Psychological, psychosomatic and neuroendocrine (in blood) responses to mental task load were investigated in relation to Type A behaviour and borderline hyperventilation. For this purpose 32 apparently healthy, male volunteers were classified on the basis of their scores on the Jenkins Activity Survey (JAS) and on a questionnaire assessing hyperventilation(More)
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