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In order to study the role of the neurotransmitter noradrenaline (NA) and its main brain metabolite 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG) in autonomic failure in Parkinson's disease (PD), an analysis of the relation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) NA and MHPG levels and a rating of autonomic nervous system (ANS) impairment was carried out. The mean baseline(More)
Responses of serum noradrenaline (NA) levels to standing up were determined in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) examining 15 patients and 13 healthy subjects of similar age in order to obtain information about autonomic failure in PD. Mild symptoms of autonomic dysfunction were found in all the patients. The mean (+/- SD) increment of serum NA levels(More)
The effects of maternal segmental epidural analgesia on neonatal neurobehavioural responses were studied at the ages of 3 h, 1 day, 2 days and 4-5 days. Subjects were healthy, term neonates born vaginally to 14 mothers with an epidural block and to 15 mothers without analgesia. The only statistically significant differences were found at the age of 1 day,(More)
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