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We undertook this study to evaluate the effects of needle acupuncture on cardiac autonomic nervous system (ANS) function in patients with minor depression or anxiety disorder. Patients (n = 36) were randomly distributed into a verum acupuncture (VA) group (needles were applied at classical acupuncture points, e. g. He7, Pe6, Du20, Bl62, Ex6) or a placebo(More)
In schizophrenics cardiovascular autonomic reactivity (CAR) can be used as an indicator of autonomic arousal. Using a standardized autonomic test battery (modified according to Ewing and Clarke) we prospectively compared the CAR between 46 actually ill schizophrenics (diagnosis according to DSM-III-R) treated with either haloperidol (n = 26) or clozapine (n(More)
Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) serum concentrations were prospectively determined in 162 subjects (alcoholics n=62, controls n=100) using three different methods of detection (IEF, CDTect, Axis%CDT). Repeated testing in alcoholics after 3 and 5 days of abstinence demonstrated a significantly higher sensitivity of CDT in patients above 40 years of(More)
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