Jon H Edwards

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Four patients exposed to isocyanate vapour developed dyspnoea associated with restriction and reduced gas transfer as well as moderate airways obstruction on lung function testing. In one patient bilateral radiographic shadowing was present and an open lung biopsy was performed. The microscopic appearances ranged from acute inflammation to end-stage(More)
To test the hypothesis that 2-phenylethylamine (PEA) modulates affect, plasma levels and urinary excretion of its main metabolite, phenylacetic acid (PAA), were studied in depressed and manic subjects, and the mood-elevating effects of its precursor, L-phenylalanine, were studied in depressed subjects. Mean total plasma PAA concentrations were 491.83 +/-(More)
The authors analyzed the relative contributions of improvement in depressive and anxiety symptoms, as measured by the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD) and the Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety (HRSA), respectively, after 1 week of treatment to the prediction of improvement in HRSD score after 6 weeks of antidepressant pharmacotherapy. Fifty-six(More)
The compound 2-phenylethylamine is an "endogenous amphetamine" which may modulate central adrenergic functions. 2-Phenylethylamine is mainly metabolized by monoamine oxidase to form phenyl acetate (PAA). The 24-hour urinary excretion of PAA was measured in normal healthy volunteers and depressed patients. Patients were diagnosed according to the Diagnostic(More)
The antidepressant efficacy of alprazolam (ALP) was tested in a double-blind controlled comparison with desipramine (DMI) and an ALP-DMI combination in outpatients diagnosed with major depressive disorder by Research Diagnostic Criteria (90% met criteria for endogenous subtype). Following a placebo period of at least 1 week, subjects who continued to meet(More)
The primary goal of this study was to determine whether the amphetamine challenge test (ACT) response, as measured by a subjective rating scale, the How I Feel Scale (HIF), could predict antidepressant treatment outcome. Following a 1-day non-blind ACT with dextroamphetamine (d-AMPH), patients were treated double-blind for 6 weeks with either desipramine,(More)
We report a male with spinal cord infarction and tetraplegia after Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis. He was subsequently found to have both a Chiari I malformation and factor V Leiden mutation. A literature search was conducted to identify previously reported cases of pediatric spinal cord infarction associated with acute bacterial meningitis, anatomic(More)
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