Mitchell A Katz

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In this study we examined how social learning of feeding preferences by zebra finches was affected by the identity of different demonstrators. We presented adult zebra finches with two demonstrators, one male and one female, that exhibited different food choices, and we recorded their subsequent preference when given a choice between the two food types.(More)
A functional classification of seizure impairment was described and its distribution examined in a population classified as mentally retarded in childhood and followed to age 22. Twenty-five percent of the sample had some history of seizures up to age 22. Seizure histories were found for 19 percent of these retarded persons in the preschool years and 13(More)
The relationship between behavior disturbance in childhood and the early adult years was examined for a population of mildly retarded young people. Behavior disturbance was also examined in relation to upbringing experiences and whether or not treatment was received in childhood. Relationships found were different for males and females.
This study examines the relative effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) (ten sessions), fluoxetine (20 mg daily) and combined therapy (CBT plus fluoxetine) in women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). This was a randomized pragmatic treatment trial with three treatment cells. Treatment lasted for 6 months; a naturalistic follow-up was(More)
The purpose of the study was to characterize parturients who prefer to deliver without the use of analgesia. The study population consisted of 446 consecutive low risk laboring women in early active stage of labor. Data were collected prospectively by an obstetrician, using a structured questionnaire. The degree of pain was assessed by using a visual analog(More)
Factors were examined that might explain the higher rate of behavior disturbance found in a population of mildly mentally retarded young adults compared with nonretarded peers. Results showed that neurological impairment, found in one-third of the retarded subjects, was not a factor. Three results supported the explanation that instability of upbringing was(More)
Clinical trial participants often require additional instruction to prevent idiosyncratic interpretations regarding completion of patient-reported outcomes. The Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTTION) public-private partnership developed a training system with specific,(More)
Although there have been reports that women develop constipation following hysterectomy, previous studies were either retrospective or uncontrolled. The aim of this prospective, controlled study was to assess whether constipation develops after elective hysterectomy. Women undergoing elective gynaecological surgery were compared to matched non-surgery(More)
Fampridine (4-aminopyridine) is a potassium channel blocking agent that restores conduction in demyelinated axons and improves neurologic function in patients with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). Based on the pharmacokinetic profile of orally administered fampridine, multiple daily doses (4 or more) would need to be taken to sustain its therapeutic(More)