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Platelet tyrosine and catecholamine (CA) content was measured in cluster headache sufferers during the different phases of the illness. Compared with controls, cluster headache sufferers had lower platelet levels of norepinephrine (NE) and epinephrine (E) in all phases of the syndrome. Tyrosine levels were increased significantly during the cluster headache(More)
In order to evaluate the role of the sympathetic autonomic nervous system (SANS) in common migraine we measured platelet catecholamine levels in a group of patients and in control subjects after 1 and 30 min of supine rest. Common migraine patients showed, at 1 min of supine rest, higher platelet norepinephrine (NE) content in comparison with the controls.(More)
The Prospective Payment System uses Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG) as a reimbursement system. DRG 202 is a disease-related group including liver cirrhosis as a whole. Patients referring to the inpatient unit complain of variable severity and complications of cirrhosis, possibly implying different expenditure of resources. Aim of the investigation was to(More)
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