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BACKGROUND This trial was conducted to determine the incidence of seizures associated with the use of bupropion. METHOD A total of 3341 depressed patients from 102 sites were enrolled in this 8-week, prospective, open trial. Following the 8-week treatment phase, patients could elect to enroll in a humanitarian continuation phase of unlimited duration.(More)
This study characterizes physiological, histological and behavioral effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) produced by a controlled pneumatic impactor striking the entire right sensorimotor cortex of the anesthetized rat. Damage to both the fore- and hindlimb sensorimotor areas resulted in a hemiparetic animal which allowed us to use four sensitive(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) produces learning and memory impairments in humans. This study investigated the effects of TBI on memory and spatial localization strategies in rats. Prior to TBI, separate groups of rats were trained in an 8-arm radial maze with either all 8 arms baited (Expt. 1) or only 4 of the 8 arms baited (Expt. 2). TBI was produced by a(More)
There is considerable doubt as to the importance of reduced plasminogen (PLG) activity as a risk factor for venous thrombosis. In the present study we have identified a wide range of PLG activities (25-200%) in a cohort of 9,611 blood donors. Males and females not taking hormonal contraceptives show a similar distribution of PLG, however, variation related(More)
Platelet counts, coagulation factors, and the fibrinolytic system were studied in seven regular dialysis patients during the course of haemodialysis by parallel flow (Gambro-Alwall) and coil (Travenol Ultra-Flo 100) dialysers. Significant falls in the patients' platelet counts and rises in their factor V levels were found with both dialysis systems. The(More)
Antithrombin III (AT III) activity has been measured in 9669 healthy blood donors (5525 male and 4144 female). The distribution of AT III is approximately 'normal' with mean 105.6 IU/dl and standard deviation 11.2; however, definite age and sex related variations are evident. Pre-menopausal females have lower mean AT III compared to their male(More)
The antidepressant efficacy and safety of venlafaxine was shown previously in 6-week, placebo-controlled trials. We evaluated the long-term safety and clinical acceptability of venlafaxine and imipramine in a double-blind, parallel-group, comparative study. Two hundred ninety depressed outpatients were treated with venlafaxine, and an additional 91 received(More)
Of the 123 patients with acute mesenteric infarction treated over the past 12 years, 16 (13%) had mesenteric venous thrombosis. Eight of the patients with mesenteric venous thrombosis survived the initial episode; two have since died. The remaining six patients were studied for evidence of haemostatic deficiencies or abnormalities. Antithrombin III(More)
Hindlimb and forelimb deficits in rats caused by sensorimotor cortex lesions are frequently tested by using the narrow flat beam (hindlimb), the narrow pegged beam (hindlimb and forelimb) or the grid-walking (forelimb) tests. Although these are excellent tests, the narrow flat beam generates non-parametric data so that using more powerful parametric(More)
An amidolytic assay of factor X based on the new chromogenic peptide substrate S 2337 (Kabi Diagnostica) was adapted for use with the Kem-o-Mat (Coulter Electronics) automated substrate analyser. Factor X was assayed in 25 healthy controls and in 375 patients on Warfarin therapy. The results in the control group correlated well with a one stage coagulation(More)