Accession Number : AD0438885


Title :   NEUROENDOCRINE STUDIES OF EPILEPTIC PATIENTS.


Descriptive Note : Annual progress rept. 1 Jul-1 Apr 64,


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF PSYCHIATRY D C


Personal Author(s) : Wadeson,Ralph


Report Date : 15 Apr 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : Preliminary results from a detailed longitudinal study of two patients before and after temporal lobectomy for epilepsy indicate that basal levels of urinary 17-OH-CS excretion decline appreciably by the third week following surgery. Evaluation of these findings from the standpoint of the duration or permanency of the hormonal change and its possible correlation with post-operative psychological changes or therapeutic effectiveness of surgery is now being carried out in follow-up observations. After temporary disruption of the project due to relocation of laboratory facilities, studies have been resumed which will extend the number of patients and the number of hormones under observation. (Author)


Descriptors :   *EPILEPSY , NERVOUS SYSTEM , ENDOCRINE GLANDS , SURGERY , EXCRETION , BEHAVIOR , THERAPY , MEDICAL EXAMINATION , URINE , HORMONES


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