Contribution of frontal cerebral blood flow measured by (99m)Tc-Bicisate spect and executive function deficits to predicting treatment outcome in alcohol-dependent patients.

@article{Nol2002ContributionOF,
  title={Contribution of frontal cerebral blood flow measured by (99m)Tc-Bicisate spect and executive function deficits to predicting treatment outcome in alcohol-dependent patients.},
  author={Xavier No{\"e}l and R. S. Sferrazza and Martial van der Linden and Jacques Paternot and Michel Verhas and Catherine Hanak and Isidore Pelc and Paul Verbanck},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={2002},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={347-54}
}
AIM To determine whether inhibition and working memory deficits, and reduced regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) (previously shown to be related), measured at the end of a detoxification programme, predict alcoholic relapse 2 months later. METHODS Twenty uncomplicated alcoholic inpatients were investigated at the end of detoxification, at least 7 days since the last dose of diazepam, and a mean of 18.8 days since the last drink. Their performance was assessed on the inhibition (Hayling) test… CONTINUE READING
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