Norman Thompson

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Using a novel trial design, we prospectively examined the effect of intravenous immunoglobulin in seven patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) in a double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study. We suggest that the commonly used manual muscle testing and Rankin scale are not sufficiently sensitive to measure(More)
The effects of an opioid antagonist, naloxone, on the secretion of gonadotrophins were investigated in the long term ovariectomized rabbit. In the intact and acutely ovariectomized rabbit (2 days p.o.) naloxone at 10 mg/kg induced an increase of 260-300% in LH secretion at 40 min post-injection. From days 33-66 post-surgery naloxone at 10 mg/kg caused(More)
To examine the role of opioid neurons on luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion in the female rabbit, we determined LH release at timed intervals after naloxone administration to rabbits aged 25-150 days. The LH response to naloxone (10 mg/kg) was not significantly elevated until day 43 when LH rose 76-113% above basal levels at 40-80 min. In 56-day-old females(More)
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