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Family and twin studies have shown that there is a substantial genetic contribution to both reading disabilities (RD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and recent twin studies have suggested that the overlap between these phenotypes is largely due to common genetic influences. Studies using a linkage approach to search for genes for(More)
Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is prepared in blood banks world-wide as a by-product of red blood cell concentrate preparation. Appropriate clinical use is for coagulation factor disorders where appropriate concentrates are unavailable and when multiple coagulation factor deficits occur such as in surgery. Viral safety depends on donor selection and screening;(More)
To assess the possible efficacy of passive immunization against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) an immune globulin was prepared from plasma of HIV-seropositive donors selected to be among those having the top 12.5% of virus-neutralizing antibody titers. The immune globulin was treated with pepsin to render it intravenously tolerable. The preparation,(More)
Major depression may require antidepressant treatment for several years. This necessitates consideration of the long-term effects of antidepressants on multiple clinical endpoints. The antidepressants paroxetine and fluvoxamine are potent in vitro inhibitors of CYP2D6 and CYP1A2 isozymes, respectively. CYP2D6 and CYP1A2 are important for the clearance of 30(More)
At ten-years follow-up of 64 haemodialysis patients, 43 had died and 21 were alive, twelve with cadaver renal transplants and nine on haemodialysis. Examination of the influence of psychological, demographic, physical and biochemical factors revealed the Beck Depression Inventory and age as the two most important predictors of survival. The behaviour of the(More)
In an open trial, clozapine was used to treat 3 elderly (mean age 72 +/- 2.5 years) institutionalized male patients with bipolar I disorder, most recent episode manic, severe with psychotic features. All patients were refractory or intolerant of treatment with lithium, valproate, benzodiazepines, and traditional neuroleptics both alone and in combination.(More)
BACKGROUND The genetically polymorphic cytochrome P450 2D6 isozyme (CYP2D6) is responsible for the metabolism of numerous psychotropic medications pertinent to the practice of geriatric psychiatry. Optimal use of psychotropics in the elderly requires a thorough understanding of the determinants of marked variability in plasma concentrations. This review(More)
The extent of changes in CYP2D6 and CYP1A2 activities with higher therapeutic dosages (>50 mg/day) of sertraline is not well established in vivo. This study assessed the extent and determinants of changes in CYP2D6 and CYP1A2 isozyme activities after treatment with clinically relevant doses of sertraline. Patients and healthy volunteers aged 19 to 85 years(More)
OBJECTIVE This study describes psychogeriatric patients who visit the Emergency Room (ER) in a teaching hospital with a comprehensive psychogeriatric service. METHOD A survey assessing demographic and clinical characteristics was completed for every psychiatric ER patient during a 2-year period. RESULTS One hundred and seventy-three ER patients aged(More)