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The modulatory role of serotonin (5-HT) on the acoustic startle reflex was studied using 5-HT receptor agonists and antagonists. 8-Hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino) tetralin (8-OHDPAT) (1,2 and 4 mg/kg, SC) and 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltamine (5-MeODMT) (1,2 and 4 mg/kg, IP), putative 5-HT1a receptor agonists, increased the magnitude of the startle reflex, while(More)
OBJECTIVE Prescribing recommendations specify that lamotrigine should ordinarily be discontinued at the first sign of rash, regardless of its type and severity, unless the rash is clearly not drug related. This practice helps to ensure that lamotrigine is discontinued in instances of serious rash (an event occurring in up to 0.13% of cases in bipolar(More)
In September 1996, perfusionists from 50 paediatric open-heart surgery programmes were contacted to identify centres that are currently using the technique of modified ultrafiltration (MUF). Of the 50 centres contacted, 22 (44%) were utilizing the technique. These centres were surveyed on the following: neonatal circuit description, patient entry criteria,(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately half of all patients with diagnosed bipolar disorder are prescribed 2 or more psychotropic medications. Lamotrigine was approved in 2003 for the maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder. This study examined comparative effects of lamotrigine with and without concomitant medications. METHODS A post hoc analysis of data from a(More)
Cognitive deficits in patients with bipolar disorder are likely to impair occupational and social functioning. In a post hoc analysis of data from a prospective, open-label study of lamotrigine in 1175 patients 13 years or older with bipolar I disorder, changes in the self-rated cognitive function scores of patients receiving lamotrigine as monotherapy or(More)
BACKGROUND Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsant drug indicated for the maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder and for various types of epilepsy. An orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) of lamotrigine was developed to provide a formulation option that might increase patient convenience and satisfaction. METHODS Subjects with mood disorders who reported(More)
INTRODUCTION In spite of circumstances that precipitate high use of anticonvulsants in geriatric populations, there is a paucity of data on the use of antiepileptic drugs in elderly patients with psychiatric and neurological disorders. METHODS Reports of lamotrigine therapy in elderly patients with epilepsy, bipolar disorder (BD), or dementia were(More)
INTRODUCTION The tolerability of lamotrigine as adjunctive and monotherapy in patients requiring a change in antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy was assessed in this multicenter, open-label study. Open-label studies conducted in the clinic setting may provide additional drug tolerability and effectiveness information that may not be evident in pre-approval(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify characteristics of patients diagnosed with unipolar depression who may have undiagnosed bipolar disorder. METHODS Patients diagnosed with unipolar depression by a healthcare provider were identified through the Consumer Health Sciences National Health and Wellness Survey. Manic symptoms, comorbid conditions, psychiatric(More)
Conventional neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) circuits utilize a heat exchanger distal to the oxygenator to replace ambient heat loss and maintain patient normothermia. A secondary function of the ECMO heat exchanger is to act as an arterial line bubble trap to protect the patient against accidental air embolism. Using an asanguinous(More)
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