David M. Boje David

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In an open, randomized, multicenter trial, intravenous nicardipine was compared with sodium nitroprusside in 74 patients with hypertension (mean arterial pressure [MAP] greater than or equal to 100 mm Hg) following coronary artery bypass surgery. Nicardipine was administered as a 2.5- to 12.5-mg bolus followed by a 2 to 4 mg/h infusion, and nitroprusside as(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate general health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and oral health impact among adults treated for cleft to determine age and gender differences, and to compare against population norms. DESIGN Cross-sectional prospective study. PARTICIPANTS/SETTING Nonsyndromic cleft patients treated by the Australian Craniofacial Unit from 1975 to(More)
In order to evaluate the antihypertensive action of intravenous (i.v.) nicardipine, a calcium channel blocker, we included 28 patients (20 women and 8 men) aged from 71 to 93 years (mean age: 80.4 yrs) poorly controlled by their normal antihypertensive treatment, which had not consisted of a calcium channel blocker. These patients had past histories of a(More)
Morning glory syndrome (MGS) is a congenital optic disc dysplasia often associated with craniofacial anomalies, especially basal encephalocele. Clinical presentations are varied and often occult. We describe a case of bilateral MGS associated with basal encephalocele that was detected by chance when treatment was sought for respiratory distress. MGS and(More)
BACKGROUND Mean heart rate and irregularity of the rate, i.e., heart rate variability (HRV), are two aspects of heart rate during atrial fibrillation (AF). An important goal of AF therapy is to control mean heart rate during exercise; the determinants of HRV during AF remain poorly known although its prognostic value has been established. OBJECTIVES To(More)
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effects of a dihydropyridine calcium antagonist, nicardipine (N), on blood pressure (BP) and aldosterone secretion in hypertensive patients (pt) with primary aldosteronism. The study concerned 8 pts, mean age 55.6 +/- 7.7 years, 1 pt with aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) and 7 pts with idiopathic(More)
We conducted an intracardiac study of the electrophysiologic effects and kinetics of intravenous nicardipine (N) in 16 patients with or without impaired cardiac conduction, using a randomized, double-blind, crossover design versus placebo (P). N or P were infused intravenously over 5 min: the dose of N was 9.46 +/- 3.85 mg. Standard electrophysiologic(More)
The clinical and electrophysiological features and the natural history of median intra-His block with a normal resting electrocardiogram were studied: 11 patients had a fixed split H1-H2 potential with a spontaneous or induced block between H1 and H2. The patients (5 men and 6 women) were aged 17 to 70 years (average 53 years). Associated pathology included(More)
In a randomized trial, a calcium antagonist, isradipine (ISR) and sodium nitroprusside (SNP) were compared in the management of hypertension in the early period following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Patients with a mean arterial pressure (MAP) of greater than 100 mmHg were treated with a 6 h i.v. infusion of ISR (n = 98) or SNP (n = 100). Mean(More)