M. -L. Laakso

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The findings in six patients admitted to hospital 0.5–4.5 h after the ingestion of an overdose of 2.4–8 g sotalol are described. In addition to bradycardia and hypotension, all patients had a considerably prolonged corrected Q-T interval, up to 172±8% of normal. Severe ventricular tachyarrhythmias occurred in five of the six patients, the risk was greatest(More)
Melatonin is synthetized from serotonin in two steps driven by the enzymes N-acetyltransferase and hydroxyindole-O-methyltransferase. Constant light treatment reduces rat pineal hydroxyindole-O-methyltransferase activity while the activation of N-acetyltransferase becomes supersensitive to adrenergic stimulation. We studied the effect of this discrepancy on(More)
The daily rhythms of melatonin, cortisol and body temperature were studied in 16 institutionalized subjects with the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. The results of 9 subjects with normal daily rhythms of sleep and wakefulness (group 1) were compared with those of 7 subjects with disordered sleep (group 2). Salivary samples were collected and axillary temperature(More)
Auditory evoked responses (AER) to trains of 6 click stimuli (1 click/sec) were studied in 9 subjects under hangover, tired control, and normal control conditions in order to find out whether the symptoms of hyperexcitability during hangover have a correlate in the characteristics of the AER. In addition, the audiograms were measured. AERs to the first(More)
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