David A. Krupa

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BACKGROUND Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) inhibit both cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). It is not known whether a specific inhibitor of COX-2 will provide efficacy in osteoarthritis (OA) comparable with NSAIDs. Therefore, we compared the efficacy and safety of the rofecoxib, which specifically inhibits COX-2, with those(More)
To investigate the effect of hypophyseal transection (HST) on GH secretagogue activity of the non-peptidyl GH secretagogue L-692,585 in the conscious pig, male castrated swine were randomly assigned to either a hypophyseal stalk transection group (HST; n = 3) or to a sham-operated control group (SOC; n = 3). Treatments administered were L-692,585 (100(More)
PURPOSE We determine the effects of treatment with rofecoxib and placebo in patients with chronic prostatitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients diagnosed with chronic nonbacterial prostatitis were randomized to 6 weeks of 25 or 50 mg., rofecoxib or placebo in a double-blind multicenter study with a 1-week run in of placebo. End points included the National(More)
Aging is associated with declining activity of the GH axis, possibly contributing to adverse body composition changes and increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. The stimulatory effects on the GH-insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) axis of orally administered MK-677, a GH-releasing peptide mimetic, were investigated. Thirty-two healthy subjects (15(More)
To determine the efficacy of rofecoxib in post-orthopedic surgery pain, we conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo- and active-comparator-controlled, parallel-group trial. Two hundred eighteen patients enrolled. Day 1 patients received placebo, rofecoxib 50 mg, or naproxen sodium 550 mg. Days 2 through 5, the placebo and naproxen sodium groups(More)
L-692,585 is a 2-hydroxypropyl derivative of L-692,429, both novel non-peptidyl growth hormone (GH) secretagogues. The effects of single and repeated intravenous administration of L-692,585 on serum or plasma GH and other hormones in beagles were evaluated. In a balanced 8-dog dose-ranging study, compared to the saline control with a mean (+/- S.E.M.)(More)
L-692,429, a substituted benzolactam, is a novel nonpeptide mimic of the GH secretagogue, GH-releasing peptide-6. The safety and GH secretory activity of L-692,429 (0.001-1.0 mg/kg, i.v.) were investigated in 24 healthy nonobese young (18-26 yr old) male volunteers who demonstrated a GH response of 7 micrograms/L or more after 1 microgram/kg, i.v.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of rofecoxib (Vioxx) in subpopulations of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) identified by demographic or baseline disease characteristics, or varied OA involvement. METHODS Data were combined from three 6-week double blind trials in patients with OA of the knee or hip. All trials contained placebo, 12.5 mg rofecoxib, and(More)
Obesity is associated with blunted GH secretion, unfavorable body composition, and increased cardiovascular mortality. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of oral treatment with the GH secretagogue MK-677 on GH secretion and body composition in otherwise healthy obese males. The study was randomized, double blind, parallel, and(More)
We studied the effect on bone mass of alendronate treatment for 5 yr and its withdrawal. Four hundred and forty-seven postmenopausal women with normal bone mass entered a 3-yr randomized trial followed by a 2-yr open label extension. Three hundred and eleven women completed the first 3 yr, and 263 consented to continue and completed the extension. We are(More)