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OBJECTIVE Cardiomyoplasty represents a controversial therapy for chronic heart failure. The aim of this study is to review our experience of such a surgical procedure as an isolate approach to treat refractory left ventricular dysfunction. METHODS Twenty-two patients were considered candidates for cardiomyoplasty because of chronic heart failure. Mean age(More)
The preparation of charcoal in a 70% sorbitol solution results in a suspension that is more palatable and less gritty than an aqueous slurry of charcoal. Although the charcoal-sorbitol mixture may be slightly less effective in reducing the extent of aspirin absorption compared with a charcoal slurry, it may prove to be of particular value in those cases(More)
The results of this experimental study indicate that Na2SO4 reduces the gastrointestinal absorption of aspirin, but not that of pentobarbital, chlorpheniramine, or chloroquine. Activated charcoal (AC) and the combination of AC + Na2SO4 were effective in reducing gastrointestinal absorption of all four test drugs. The combination treatment was more effective(More)
Morphine sulfate, 0.25-24.0 mg/kg, or chlorpromazine hydrochloride, 0.0625-4.0mg/kg were administered subcutaneously to naive rats 30 min prior to the start of massed-trials conditioned avoidance response (CAR) testing. The graded doses of both drugs were applied in each of three CAR task difficulty levels created by manipulation of the duration of(More)