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Computerized brain tomography in patients with Schizophrenia.
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PMID:  11029833     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We carried out brain tomography of 27 patients with schizophrenia and 17 normal control subjects. DSM-IV criteria were used for diagnosis. The parameters studied were: brain volume, lateral and third ventricles, brain surface and brain indexes. Previously the patients were evaluated with the following clinical scales: Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS), Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (GAF) and the GRAFFAR scale to evaluate cultural and socioeconomical levels. We detected an increase in the right and left lateral ventricles: brain ratios, an increase in the width of Sylvian fissures and in the third ventricle index. We did not find differences that could be related to sex or to a familial history of mental disease. No differences were observed in the group receiving medication when compared with the group of untreated patients.
D Prieto-Rincón; M A Montiel; E Bonilla; L Piñerúa; E Mora; S Siciliano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Investigación clínica     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0535-5133     ISO Abbreviation:  Invest Clin     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-26     Completed Date:  2000-10-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421531     Medline TA:  Invest Clin     Country:  VENEZUELA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas (Inbiomed)-Fundacite Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Brain / radiography*
Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale
Cerebral Ventriculography
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Schizophrenia / diagnosis*,  therapy
Sex Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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