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T Z Baram, W G Mitchell, A Tournay, O C Snead, R A Hanson, E J Horton
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of corticotropin (ACTH) (150 U/m2/day) and prednosone (2 mg/kg/day) given for 2 weeks, in suppressing clinical spasms and hypsarrhythmic electroencephalogram (EEG) in infantile spasms (IS). AACTH and prednisone are standard treatments for IS. ACTH at high doses causes severe dose- and duration-dependent side effects, but may be superior to prednisone, based on retrospective or uncontrolled studies. Blinded prospecive studies have shown equal efficacy of prednisone and low-dose ACTH, and low versus high-dose ACTH...
March 1996: Pediatrics
L M Barbosa-Coutinho, A C Antunes, N A Azambuja, G R Geyer, J L Gross, N P Ferreira, N M Lopes, C L Reichel, C G Zettler
One hundred and sixty seven cases of pituitary adenoma were analysed using the immunocytochemical method of the Avidin-Biotin Complex (ABC), described by Hsu et al. (1981). Six pituitary anti-hormones were utilized: anti-prolactin (aPRL) at a 1:1,500 dilution; anti-growth hormone (aHGH) at a 1:4,000 dilution: anti-adrenocorticotrophic hormone (aACTH) at a 1:3,000 dilution; anti-thyrothrophic hormone (aTSH) at a 1:3,000 dilution; anti-luteinizing hormone (aLH) at a 1:1,000 dilution; and a anti-follicle-stimulating hormone (aFSH) at a 1:300 dilution...
September 1989: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
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