Brenda Butler

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GBR 12909 selectively blocks dopamine uptake and its biochemical and pharmacological profiles suggest that it may possess antidepressant activity and be of value in treatment of Parkinson's disease. The tolerance, pharmacokinetics and influence on psychomotor performance of GBR 12909 were investigated in a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind study.(More)
Studies were undertaken with bepridil, a new calcium blocker that prolongs the QT interval, to determine the antiarrhythmic and possible arrhythmogenic properties of this agent. The technique of programmed electrical stimulation was employed to evaluate bepridil in 15 patients with symptomatic ventricular tachycardia (VT). Bepridil prevented VT induction in(More)
Thirty-three patients with ventricular tachyarrhythmias were referred for evaluation of their arrhythmias using programmed electrical stimulation to guide antiarrhythmic therapy. Cibenzoline succinate, a new antiarrhythmic agent, was compared to procainamide in patients with ventricular tachycardia. Cibenzoline was given intravenously, initially 1.0 mg/kg,(More)
Bepridil, a new antianginal agent, has calcium channel-blocking activity and antiarrhythmic properties. To test the efficacy of bepridil as an antidysrhythmic agent, we looked at its effect on the induction of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in dogs, utilizing programmed electrical stimulation (PES). Incremental doses of bepridil up to 20 mg/kg were given to(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma of the colon and rectum, originating proximal to the transitional zone, is a rare complication of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IIBD). To date there are only 15 single case reports of such an occurrence. This carcinoma develops more commonly in females and in patients with pancolonic disease of more than 8 years' duration.(More)
Lidoflazine is a calcium channel blocking agent that is effective and safe in the treatment of angina pectoris, but has been reported to be associated with sudden death when administered for the treatment of supraventricular arrhythmias. Studies were performed in dogs to determine if lidoflazine caused a rise in serum digoxin concentration that could cause(More)
One hundred patients with inducible ventricular tachycardia (VT) on electrophysiologic studies underwent serial drug testing with procainamide, lidocaine and lorcainide to determine comparative efficacy. Acute intravenous administration was followed by repeat programmed electrical stimulation (PES) studies on separate days for each antiarrhythmic agent.(More)
Prosthetic implants for reconstruction have found a variety of applications. Soft-tissue defects of the extremities are but one example in which alloplastic reconstruction is useful. As shown in the following case, gratifying cosmetic results can be obtained in posttraumatic upper extremity defects by reconstruction with a silastic implant. Although it is(More)
Certain groups are known to have an increased risk for sudden cardiac death. Epidemiologic studies have suggested that patients with atrial fibrillation may be at higher risk. The authors hypothesize that atrial fibrillation may increase myocardial vulnerability. To test this hypothesis, 37 dogs were studied using programmed electrical stimulation(More)