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BACKGROUND This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of a new polyethylene glycol (PEG) laxative (MiraLax, Braintree Laboratories Inc, Braintree, Mass) in 23 patients reporting a history of constipation. METHODS After a 7-day placebo control period, patients were randomized into a double crossover trial of placebo versus 17 g of PEG daily for 4(More)
The electrophysiological and behavioral effects of phenylethanolamine (OHPEA) and of its precursor 2-phenylethylamine (PEA) were studied in mice and rabbits. In animals pretreated with MAOI, PEA was found to exert strong amphetamine-like effects, EEG alerting, reduction of visual evoked responses, increased locomotor activity, and blockade of tonic seizures(More)
Although the treatment of choice for autoimmune hepatitis is glucocorticoids, their side effects make long-term use undesirable. Therefore, other immunosuppressive agents have been used to replace glucocorticoids in the long-term treatment of autoimmune hepatitis, including azathioprine, a purine analogue. It is derived from 6-mercaptopurine, and these two(More)
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