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BACKGROUND Portal systemic encephalopathy (PSE) is a complex neuropsychiatric syndrome associated with hepatic failure. Small scale studies have shown the benzodiazepine receptor antagonist flumazenil to be effective in ameliorating PSE. AIMS To determine the efficacy of flumazenil in patients with non-comatous mild to moderate PSE (stages I to III) due(More)
An oral toxicity study of several pregnancy category X drugs was performed in female ICR mice. The drugs were administered orally once daily for 3 days at doses of 1, 10 and 100 µg/kg for isotretinoin; 6.7, 67 and 670 µg/kg for miso-prostol; 83, 830 and 8,300 µg/kg for methotrexate; 3.3, 33 and 330 µg/kg for mifepristone; and 25, 250 and 2,500 µg/kg for(More)
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