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The comorbidity of psychiatric diagnoses was examined with the Diagnostic Interview Schedule in 62 women who participated in a 10-year follow-up study of anorexia nervosa. Sixty-two age- and sex-matched controls, their parents, and parents of the anorectic probands were also interviewed with the Diagnostic Interview Schedule. There was a statistically(More)
The clinical course and outcome of anorexia nervosa are presented in a 10-year follow-up study of 76 severely ill females with anorexia nervosa who met specific diagnostic criteria and had participated in a well-documented hospital treatment study. Information was obtained on 100% of the subjects. A comprehensive assessment was made in 93% of the living(More)
There is still debate over the optimal dosage, frequency and route of administration of interferon (IFN) beta in multiple sclerosis (MS). A prospective, non-randomized, comparative study was performed to evaluate differences in magnetic resonance imaging and clinical outcomes of two IFN beta-1a preparations (30mcg intramuscular [im] once-weekly [qw], AVO;(More)
Of 67 leukaemic children transplanted in our BMT unit 3 presented with severe acute respiratory syndrome associated with pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) as diagnosed by scintiscan and/or angiography in the first month after BMT. Intervention with continuous positive pressure ventilation, urokinase (loading dose, then continuous infusion for 12-18 h) and(More)
We investigated the clinical and MRI effects of mitoxantrone (MITOX) administered to 45 patients during the first five years of highly active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Differences occurring between the end of treatment and follow-up (clinical mean: 3.6 years; brain MR: 1.8 years) with respect to baseline variables (EDSS, annualized relapse(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess brain damage in first-degree relatives of patients with sporadic and familial multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS Asymptomatic first-degree relatives of sporadic (sMS, n = 152) and familial MS (fMS, n = 88) and healthy volunteers (NC, n = 56) underwent brain MRI and magnetization transfer (MT) imaging on a mobile MR(More)
Bulimic and non-bulimic anorexics were compared on psychological variables during a hospital treatment study. Although before treatment bulimic anorexics displayed more overall psychopathology than non-bulimics, many of the differences disappeared with treatment. There was no difference in severity of depression or body size estimation in these groups both(More)
Caloric requirements for weight gain in subgroups of anorectic patients (anorectic restrictors, anorectic binge-purgers) and weight maintenance in subgroups of anorectic and bulimic patients (bulimics with and without a prior history of anorexia nervosa) were studied in a total of 36 patients. No significant differences were found between subgroups of(More)
AIM To reduce ankle clonus in patients with spastic paresis either phenol nerve block of the tibialis posterior nerve or botulinum toxin type A (BTA) injection in triceps surae muscles can be used. This study aims to compare the efficacy over time of phenol nerve block and BTA injection in the inhibition of ankle clonus. METHODS Twenty-two patients with(More)