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We measured changes in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) induced by reading, naming, and the Stroop effect in 12 right-handed normal volunteers. rCBF was quantified with a single-photon emission computerized tomograph after intravenous injection of 133Xe. Data were analyzed using predetermined regions of interest and a linear model. A significant relative(More)
Regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) was studied in 51 young schizophrenics. A significant decrease of CBF was seen in frontal and prefrontal regions (hypofrontal pattern) in chronic patients whose disease had evolved for more than 2 years and who were in remission. This hypofrontal pattern was reversible, as it disappeared during exacerbation of the disease.(More)
We compared the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous (SC) sumatriptan (6 mg) with that of dihydroergotamine (DHE) nasal spray (1 mg plus optional 1 mg) in the acute treatment of migraine. Two hundred sixty-six adult migraineurs (International Headache Society criteria) completed a multicenter, double-blind, double-dummy, cross-over study. Patients took SC(More)
The successive onset of spasms of distal arteries of the limbs and complicated migraine in a young migrainous woman raised the possibility of a common mechanism for both disorders. Three similar cases have been reported and two recent epidemiological studies have shown the frequent association of migraine attacks and Raynaud's phenomenon or variant angina(More)
Several factors may affect psychomotor performance in space: sensory-motor changes, sleep disturbances, psychological modifications induced by the social isolation and confinement. However, psychomotor performance is difficult to assess. A battery of standardized and computerized tests, so-called "Automated Portable Test System" (APTS) was devised to(More)
Dopaminergic influence upon cerebral circulation was studied in 12 adult mongrel dogs, local cerebral blood flow (lCBF) being measured by the microspheres method. The intravenous injection of apomorphine (0.1 mg/kg) produced heterogeneous effects on lCBF; an increase in lCBF reaching the level of statistical significance was observed in frontal and sensory(More)
This report describes the pathological changes observed in the brain of a 18-year-old patient who died with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) of the ataxic and panencephalopathic type. Clinically, the disease began at age 17 with a rapidly progressive cerebellar syndrome, associated with myoclonus and mental deterioration. Cranial CT scan and MRI showed minor(More)
In this pilot study, 72 non-demented and non-depressive elderly hypertensive patients with evidence of leukoaraiosis on cerebral computed tomography scan (Rezek score: > 16) were randomly assigned to receive either nicergoline 30 mg b.i.d. (n = 36) or a placebo (n = 36) for 24 months. All patients received antihypertensives and their hypertension was(More)