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The cognitive performance of a group of 82 newly diagnosed patients with Parkinson's disease who had never been treated was reassessed approximately 4 mths after randomization to one of three monotherapies (levodopa, bromocriptine or anticholinergic drugs). Dopaminergic and anticholinergic treatments both led to improvement in motor control but their(More)
Studies of cognition and motor control have independently suggested that patients with Parkinson's disease show deficits in both attentional control and the preprogramming of movement. However, few studies have examined directly the involvement of cognitive processes in the origin of their slowed response. We examined the performance of 100 Parkinson's(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of ropinirole in the treatment of patients with restless legs syndrome. METHODS A 12 week, prospective, double blind, randomised comparison involving 284 patients from 10 European countries. All participants had a score of > or =15 on the international restless legs scale (IRLS). Patients were(More)
We evaluated cognitive outcome in a group of 37 patients who had undergone surgery for rupture and repair of a single intracranial aneurysm at least 6 months previously. We compared outcome--assessed by tests of intelligence, attention, executive functions sensitive to frontal lobe lesions, memory, neglect, and mood, as well as by a specially devised(More)
Juvenile parkinsonism (onset age <20 yrs) is uncommon and few cases with neuropathologic confirmation have been reported. We present the case of a 17-year-old boy who presented with asymmetric arm tremor and bulbar symptoms. His paternal great aunt had parkinsonism with onset at age 22 years. Examination revealed parkinsonism in the absence of additional(More)
In this Section, we review the applications of mass spectrometry for the analysis and purification of new chemical entities (NCEs) for pharmaceutical discovery. Since the speed of synthesis of NCEs has dramatically increased over the last few years, new high throughput analytical techniques have been developed to keep pace with the synthetic developments.(More)
On-column solvent exchange, using many of the principles of solid-phase extraction, has been implemented to significantly reduce evaporation cycle time following reverse-phase preparative HPLC. Additional benefits, such as a reduced potential for salt formation, thermal decomposition, and residual solvent, are also described. Fractions obtained from(More)
LC/MS is being used for the routine analysis of small molecules in both the discovery and development stages within the pharmaceutical industry. In drug discovery, LC/MS is relied upon to confirm the identity and assess the purity of chemical entities. To ensure the quality of LC/MS analysis, it is important that the LC/MS system is operating within defined(More)
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