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Two hundred and seventy patients over 65 years were included in a placebo-controlled randomized double-blind trial to determine whether a small dose of a low molecular weight (LMW) heparin prevents the occurrence of deep vein leg thrombosis (DVT) diagnosed by 125I fibrinogen scanning. LMW heparin (60 mg daily) significantly reduced the frequency of DVT from(More)
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues administered for the treatment of advanced prostatic cancer induce a transient increase in plasma testosterone levels during the first week of treatment, often with a secondary rise in plasma levels of prostatic acid phosphatase and a flareup of disease. To determine whether the antiandrogen nilutamide(More)
To determine whether informed consent in a therapeutic trial modifies the analgesic effect of naproxen and placebo, we conducted a prospective, randomised, single dose, placebo-controlled trial. Patients were randomly selected to receive or not information concerning the study. All patients included were then given a single dose of naproxen and placebo(More)
To examine whether written informed consent might influence the results of clinical trials the effect of placebo when given with or without informed consent to patients suffering from insomnia was studied. The study was a single blind observer blinded trial, and patients were paired according to sex, age, and hospital environment. Randomisation assigned the(More)
The KCNQ1 (Kv7.1) channel plays an important role in cardiovascular physiology. Cardiomyocytes co-express KCNQ1 with KCNE1-5 proteins. KCNQ1 may co-associate with multiple KCNE regulatory subunits to generate different biophysically and pharmacologically distinct channels. Increasing evidence indicates that the location and targeting of channels are(More)
C 1740 is an immunmodulating agent of biological origin proposed for the prevention of infectious exacerbations in chronic bronchopathy. The first placebo-controlled double-blind randomized clinical trials have led to opposite conclusions regarding the utility of C 1740. The rate of infectious exacerbations in the placebo group and a large Type II error(More)
Subcutaneous infusion of glucagon by portable pump appears to give very effective symptomatic relief from non beta cell tumor hypoglycemia when surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are impossible or ineffective. This mode of glucagon administration was proposed in a patient who had severe nocturnal hypoglycemic attacks. The aim of the study was to specify(More)