Lluís Bernà

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UNLABELLED The recent introduction of the opioid antagonist naltrexone for alcohol-dependence therapy has been mainly based on behavioral animal models that provide evidence of the involvement of the endogenous opioid system in alcohol drinking and dependence. However, the neurophysiological mechanisms of the effect of naltrexone in alcoholic patients(More)
Fifteen patients with breast cancer and skeletal metastases who had bone pain refractory to opioid analgesics and who were not eligible for or had not responded to local field radiotherapy, were treated with strontium-89. All patients had received previous treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy for bone metastases. Severity of bone pain, sleeping(More)
UNLABELLED Detection of myocyte cell damage with 111In-antimyosin and impairment of adrenergic neuron function with [123I]MIBG during doxorubicin administration may provide easy identification of patients at risk of significant functional impairment. METHODS We studied 36 cancer patients who underwent chemotherapy, including doxorubicin, to assess(More)
UNLABELLED Some heart-transplant patients present with improved heart rate response to exercise and anginal pain suggesting reinnervation of allografts. Studies performed up to 5 y post-transplantation have suggested that reinnervation is a slow process that occurs only after 1 y post-transplantation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent of(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to study the functional, clinical and prognostic implications of marked repolarization abnormalities (MRA) sometimes seen in athletes' electrocardiograms (ECGs). BACKGROUND The clinical meaning of ECG MRA in athletes is unknown. No relationship has been drawn between either training intensity or any particular type of sport and MRA.(More)
Monoclonal antimyosin antibody studies were undertaken to assess the presence of myocardial uptake in patients with chronic idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Three groups were studied: 17 patients with chronic (greater than 12 months) idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, 12 patients with a large, poorly contracting left ventricle not due to dilated(More)
Radioimmune imaging of bone marrow was performed by technetium-99m- (99mTc) labeled antigranulocyte monoclonal antibody BW 250/183 (AGMoAb) scans in 32 patients with suspected bone metastases from primary breast cancer. AGMoAb scans showed bone marrow defects in 25/32 (78%) patients; bone invasion was subsequently confirmed in 23 (72%) patients.(More)
The possible existence of an autocrine/paracrine role for SRIF in normal and neoplastic thyroid parafollicular C cells has supported the use of SRIF analogues in the treatment of patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). In this study, we have investigated the expression of SRIF by immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR, and the expression of SRIF receptor(More)
We report a case of a 35-year-old male, with a history of diarrhea, renal lithiasis with frequent expulsions of calculus and hypercalcemia during the last 2 years. The patient was studied and diagnosed with a multiple endocrine neoplasia type I (MEN I), familiar (mother with MEN I). A scintigraphic study with 99mTc-MIBI was performed in order to localize(More)