Mieke Hoppenbrouwers

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A double-blind study was performed in 83 patients with generalized anxiety disorder comparing daily doses of 5 and 10 mg ritanserin (a selective antagonist of serotonine S2 receptors) versus placebo and 4 mg lorazepam as reference drug. Patients treated with 10 mg ritanserin or 4 mg lorazepam improved significantly better (p less than 0.05) after two weeks(More)
The new antipsychotic drug setoperone is pharmacologically characterized by its potent serotonin and moderate dopamine receptor blocking properties. Forty chronic schizophrenic patients were included and 34 completed this pilot study. Following a drug-free period of 1 week the patients received setoperone 5 mg t.i.d. After 1 month of treatment, the(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately, 20-30% of patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) experience persistent symptoms despite treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). These patients may have underlying dysmotility; therefore, targeting gastric motor dysfunction in addition to acid inhibition may represent a new therapeutic avenue. The aim of this(More)
The response of the vestibular system after acoustic neuroma surgery was investigated in nine patients. The otolith system was studied by means of ocular counterrolling, assessed by video oculography. Horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) function was tested by the sinusoidal harmonic acceleration test using electronystagmography. The results were(More)
BACKGROUND About 30% of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease continue to experience symptoms despite treatment with proton pump inhibitors. The 5-hydroxytryptamine 4 receptor agonist revexepride (SSP-002358) is a novel prokinetic that stimulates gastrointestinal motility, which has been suggested as a continued cause of symptoms in these patients.(More)
BACKGROUND Prucalopride is a selective, high-affinity, 5-hydroxytryptamine 4 (5-HT4) receptor agonist, which is approved for the symptomatic treatment of chronic constipation in women in whom laxatives fail to provide adequate relief. Women of childbearing potential, many of whom will be using oral contraceptives, comprise a large proportion of patients(More)
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