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Oculosympathetic function was studied in 20 headache-free migraine patients and in 20 controls. Pupillary investigation was performed under basal conditions, and after instillation of tyramine (2%) and phenylephrine (1%) eyedrops. Each test was performed twice shortly after a spontaneous attack and then repeated after 7 and 15 days. In the patients, the(More)
An EEG finding of temporo-occipital or temporo-parieto-occipital spike-wave complexes, suppressed by eye opening, coexisting with classical migraine, was observed in 14 children; in 13 of these patients, seizures were present. Classical migraine, visual phenomena and seizures coexisted in different clinical patterns.
A comprehensive investigation of the high-performance liquid chromatographic separation of nucleosides, their bases and other low-molecular-weight UV-absorbing compounds that might be found in serum is reported. A buffer-methanol gradient was used in conjunction with chemically bonded, microparticulate columns to separate many of the biologically important(More)
The sera of 30 healthy male beagles were analyzed by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. The profiles were compared with those obtained from the sera of 30 healthy human donors. The chromatograms of each group were very reproducible; however, there were characteristic differences between the two groups. The compounds observed in both the(More)
Basilar migraine is characterized by headache preceded by prodromal symptoms and signs of posterior cerebral circulation dysfunction. Few studies have focused on EEG findings in this condition or on the prognosis of occipital spike-wave complexes observed in either migraine or epilepsy. We now report a long-term follow-up (8-16 years) in seven children(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and clinical outcome among patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) admitted to our surgical intensive care unit (ICU). Patients with an ICU stay longer than 4 days who had undergone surgery within 48 hours of admission were included in the study.(More)
The feasibility of determining trace analytes in human serum using on-line preconcentration and microbore high-performance liquid chromatography has been demonstrated. The serum is subjected to ultracentrifugation and injected onto a hydrophobic pre-column using water as the mobile phase. This traps the components of interest which are then backflushed onto(More)
The topical antifungal Sch-39304 is a racemic compound comprised of two enantiomers, Sch-42427 and Sch-42426, only one of which (Sch-42427) is pharmacologically active. The pure enantiomers have a lower melting point and, therefore, a higher solubility than the racemic compound. Because of these differences in physicochemical properties, the concentration(More)
Characteristic personality profiles of patients suffering from either migraine headache (MH) or tension type headache (TTH) have been described in the light of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). In the present study we evaluated personality profile changes following modifications of the painful symtoms after treatment, through the(More)
A reverse phase liquid chromatographic (LC) method has been developed for the assay of calcium pantothenate in commercial multivitamin tablet formulations and raw materials. The assay was validated according to the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Quality Control HPLC Committee guidelines. The chromatographic system includes a C-18 column and a(More)