Bernard P. Schachtel

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Despite its frequent clinical use in analgesic agents, caffeine has not been accepted unequivocally as an analgesic adjuvant. To evaluate this activity of caffeine, we used new study methods in a randomized controlled trial on patients with acute sore throat due to tonsillopharyngitis. Patients were randomly assigned to receive a single dose of one of three(More)
To determine the relative analgesic efficacy of ibuprofen 400 mg and acetaminophen 1000 mg, we conducted a single-dose, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial using a standard assay for analgesic agents, the dental pain model. At regular intervals over 6 hours, 184 patients who had undergone dental impaction surgery rated pain intensity(More)
This study examines the relationship between the symptom of sore throat and the signs of pharyngitis. Patients seeking medical attention for sore throat were examined by their physician, who documented findings on a Tonsillopharyngitis Score (TPS) and obtained a throat culture. Each patient was then instructed by the physician's assistant to characterize(More)
The dose response of flurbiprofen lozenges (2.5, 5.0, and 12.5 mg) was evaluated in the treatment of sore throat. A refined version of the sore throat pain model showed that 12.5 mg flurbiprofen was significantly more effective than placebo at providing total pain relief and reducing throat soreness (p <.05). Flurbiprofen, 5.0 mg, was more effective than(More)
The sore throat pain model was employed in this randomized, placebo-controlled trial to examine the sensitivity of the model in testing the efficacy of valdecoxib as an acute analgesic drug. Changes were made to the study design by employing a different diagnostic index for tonsillo-pharyngitis, a different rating scale (derived from Lasagna's pain(More)
UNLABELLED The sore throat pain model was used to evaluate single-dose effects of celecoxib 50 and 100 mg over 6 hours in the treatment of acute pharyngeal pain. Multiple-dose effects of 50-mg bid and 100 mg followed by 50 mg over 6 to 24 hours were also evaluated. Under double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled conditions, 269 adults with confirmed(More)
A double-blind, single-dose parallel study was conducted to assess refinements of a previously tested model for evaluating treatment of sore throat pain. Patients with tonsillopharyngitis randomly received either 400 mg ibuprofen (n = 39), 1000 mg acetaminophen (n = 40), or placebo (n = 41). At hourly intervals for 6 hours the patients reported pain(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the time to onset of pain relief from a single dose of a tablet formulation of paracetamol (acetaminophen) containing sodium bicarbonate (PSC). METHODS A single oral dose of PSC or placebo was randomly administered to patients with acute sore throat under double-blind conditions. Patients rated their pain(More)