The long-term effects of monotherapy with levodopa or the dopamine agonist pergolide on the motor/sensory, behavioral, and cognitive variables in seven children with restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movements in sleep (RLS/PLMS) and attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were investigated. Five of the seven children had previously been treated… (More)
The long-term neuropsychological effects of persistent nonmedical drug use are still unknown. In this study, 22 young men, all extensive "polydrug" users, were examined while free from drugs for an average of 60 days by means of the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery. Their performance was compared to that of age-education-sex-matched… (More)
The authors present a case of mania associated with the prolonged ingestion of large doses of L-dopa. Prior reports relating L-dopa therapy to mania in patients with bipolar disorders are discussed. The induction of a classic manic syndrome by catecholamine augmentation is possible in a nonbipolar individual.
AIM To determine the clinical characteristics of children with gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) who died during the course of their admission. METHODS We interrogated the Pediatric Hospital Information System database, including International Classification of Diseases, Current Procedural Terminology and Clinical Transaction Classification coding from 47… (More)