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Report summarizes epilepsy study findings from University of Texas, Epilepsy Center
February 3rd, 2009
"Photosensitive epileptic (SZ) baboons demonstrate different cerebral blood flow (CBF) activation patterns from asymptomatic controls (CTL) during intermittent light stimulation (ILS). This study compares ''resting'' CBF between PS and CTL animals, and CBF correlations with ketamine dose and interictal epileptic discharges (IEDs) between PS and CTL animals," investigators in the United States report.
"Continuous intravenous ketamine was administered to eight PS and eight CTL baboons (matched for gender and weight), and maintained at subanesthetic doses (4.8-14.6 mg/kg/hr). Three resting (H2O)-O-15-PET studies were attempted in each animal (CTI/Siemens HR+ scanner). Images...
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Source: China Weekly News (2009-02-03)