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BACKGROUND Anesthesia given to immature rodents causes cognitive decline, raising the possibility that the same might be true for millions of children undergoing surgical procedures under general anesthesia each year. We tested the hypothesis that anesthesia-induced cognitive decline in rats is treatable. We also tested if anesthesia-induced cognitive… (More)
The present case describes a 49-year-old woman with apparent panic disorder in whom the Reveal Plus, a newly developed subcutaneous loop recorder, was used to show that the panic attacks were secondary to prolonged episodes of ventricular asystole.
Human neurons, generated from reprogrammed somatic cells isolated from live patients, bring a new perspective on the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The new technology can nicely complement other models for basic research and the development of therapeutic compounds aiming to revert or ameliorate the condition. Here, we discuss recent… (More)