Jean Paul Macher

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Periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS), frequently found in polysomnograms, are often accompanied by arousals. The relationship is not clear, however, because PLMS can occur before, after or simultaneous to the electromyographic (EMG) activation. We describe the case of a patient who presents PLMS during two of three consecutive recording nights, and(More)
UNLABELLED To understand better the clinical impact of periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) we analysed data from 51 patients who, following an adaptation night, presented a PLMS index > 5 during two consecutive nocturnal polysomnographic recordings. In the morning following each recording patients completed a questionnaire including five visual(More)
Fifty-eight inpatients with a DSM-III diagnosis of major depressive disorder participated in a 5-week double-blind trial of milnacipran and placebo. Milnacipran was superior to placebo on all measures of depression. The first index of milnacipran superiority was the difference of dropouts due to treatment failure between milnacipran (10.3%) and placebo(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To investigate the effects of apomorphine on the frequency of periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) and on sleep architecture. DESIGN Nine patients presenting PLMS (including eight patients with restless legs syndrome) underwent three consecutive night sleep recordings. They received a single dose of 0.5 mg subcutaneous apomorphine(More)
Mifepriston (RU 486) is a steroid antagonist which binds with high affinity to glucocorticoid receptors (GR), and also to progesterone receptors. The antiglucocorticoid action of Mifepriston in man has been demonstrated by blockade of the negative feedback action of endogenous cortisol and by antagonism of the effects of exogenously administered(More)
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