David A Spriggs

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The location and possible lateralization of structures mediating autonomic processing are not well-described in the human. Functional magnetic resonance imaging procedures were used to demonstrate signal changes in multiple brain sites during blood pressure challenges. Magnetic resonance signals in brain tissue were visualized with a 1.5 Tesla scanner in 11(More)
BACKGROUND Platelet activation and aggregation may be key components of thrombolytic failure to restore and maintain perfusion in acute myocardial infarction. We performed a placebo-controlled, dose-ranging trial of Integrilin, a potent inhibitor of platelet aggregation, with heparin, aspirin, and accelerated alteplase. METHODS AND RESULTS We assigned 132(More)
The optimal design of phase II studies continues to be the subject of vigorous debate, especially studies of newer molecularly targeted agents. The observations that many new therapeutics "fail" in definitive phase III studies, coupled with the numbers of new agents to be tested as well as the increasing costs and complexity of clinical trials, further(More)
PURPOSE To determine the maximum-tolerable dose (MTD) of fluorouracil (5FU) when given with fixed doses of leucovorin and irinotecan (CPT-11), to define the dose-limiting toxicities of this combination, and to evaluate the effect of 5FU on the pharmacokinetics of CPT-11. PATIENTS AND METHODS CPT-11, leucovorin, and 5FU were administered in repeated 6-week(More)
AIMS To examine determinants of paclitaxel disposition and the association between paclitaxel exposure and toxicity or survival in patients with advanced stage or recurrent endometrial cancer treated with doxorubicin plus paclitaxel. METHODS A limited sampling scheme was used to examine the population pharmacokinetics of paclitaxel in 160 patients from(More)
1. The aim of the present study was to determine the brain sites mediating aspects of respiratory and cardiovascular control in adult humans using non-invasive functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) procedures, thereby avoiding the spatial and temporal sampling limitations associated with classic neural assessment techniques. 2. We examined activity changes(More)
Presents results of a systematic review of abstracts on studies related to violence and youth in an effort to identify areas that have received little attention in the psychological literature and to present recommendations for future research. A total of 1,168 empirical articles on violence-related problems in youth were identified by a PsycINFO (American(More)
Flavopiridol (L86-8275) is a synthetic flavone currently undergoing Phase I clinical trials. It is active against a series of human cancer cell lines and has been shown to inhibit a broad range of protein kinases, including cyclin-dependent kinases and protein kinase C (PKC). Previous studies have shown that the PKC-specific inhibitor safingol significantly(More)
PURPOSE In vitro synergy between cisplatin and irinotecan (CPT-11) has been reported. We designed a combination schedule of these agents to maximize the potential for synergistic interaction. PATIENTS AND METHODS To maximize the opportunity for synergy, we divided the cisplatin into four consecutive weekly treatments, followed by a 2-week rest. Each dose(More)