Johan A Sundsfjord

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Investigation of several endocrine functions was performed in seven patients with dystrophia myotonica (DM). All patients had hyperinsulinemia. Whereas the four female patients had normal pituitary-gonadal function, all three male patients presented evidence of a primary gonadal failure. Thyroid function was normal in all patients. Four patients displayed(More)
Cognitive dysfunction is found in a considerable proportion of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). SPECT provides an estimate of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) which has been claimed to be sensitive to detect brain involvement in SLE. It is, however, uncertain if these perfusion defects are related to cognitive dysfunction. In the present(More)
OBJECTIVES An earlier study in l-dopa responding patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease documented that progressive nigro-striatal degeneration shown with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and the cocain analog iodine-123-beta-CIT (beta-CIT) correlated linearly with increasing motor scores in the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating(More)
RATIONALE The dopamine hypothesis for schizophrenia postulates overactivity of dopamine transmission in the basal ganglia. Most effective antipsychotic drugs block postsynaptic dopamine receptors, but in-vivo imaging studies have not been able to show changes in these receptors in drug-naive schizophrenics. OBJECTIVES The presynaptic dopamine transporter(More)
Bulimia nervosa has been associated with impaired satiety, decreased resting metabolic rate and abnormal neuroendocrine regulation. The aim of this study was to investigate the diurnal cortisol secretion and the pituitary-adrenal response to corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) in subjects suffering from bulimia nervosa. Eight female subjects with remitted(More)
OBJECTIVES Fatigue is a common complaint in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We investigated whether focal or general disturbances of cerebral blood flow (CBF), as assessed by SPECT, were associated with the presence of fatigue in an unselected group of SLE patients. METHODS Fifty-six patients were included. Mean age was 47.5 years(More)
Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images were obtained in 3 healthy volunteers and 7 parkinsonian patients 22 h after injection of 120 MBq iodine-123-beta-CIT. There was a high radioactivity in the striatal region against a uniform background in the volunteers but pronouncedly reduced striatal activity in the patients. Total striatal(More)
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