Douglas Westerlund

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The aim of this study was to determine whether concentration-dependent renal clearance of ampicillin and amoxycillin occurs. The drugs were given as single 20 min i.v. infusions in doses ranging from 1.9 to 2.8 g to nine healthy volunteers using a cross-over design. Plasma and urinary concentrations were determined by a selective liquid chromatographic(More)
The relationship between the relative absorption and increasing oral doses of amoxycillin and bacampicillin, a prodrug of ampicillin, was studied testing the hypothesis that a saturable transport system for aminopenicillins exists in the human gut. Each drug was given in four different doses in a randomized order to 12 fasting subjects. One group of(More)
A simple method based on high-performance liquid column chromatography with electro-chemical detection is described for the simultaneous determination of dopamine, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) and homovanillic acid (HVA) in discrete brain regions of rats. The supernatant of a tissue homogenate is injected directly onto a liquid chromatograph, thus(More)
A previously established HPLC system with post-column derivatization for the analysis of artemisinin was coupled to an ADS (alkyl-diol silica) pre-column, allowing direct and repetitive injection of protein-rich fluids such as plasma. The limit of quantitation for 100 microl of plasma was 10 ng/ml (CV=10.5%) while concentrations down to 2 ng/ml could be(More)
Hyperlink robust biocompatible solid-phase microextraction (SPME) devices were prepared using continuous bed (monolithic) restricted-access media (RAM) as the SPME capillary insert. The RAM-based SPME approach was able to simultaneously separate proteins from a biological sample, while directly extracting the active components of caffeine, paracetamol and(More)
A rapid and sensitive method for the analysis of sugars was developed by capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) with indirect UV detection. A mixture of nine mono- and oligosaccharides was separated in about 20 minutes on a fused silica capillary in a highly alkaline (pH > 12) background electrolyte (BGE). With tryptophan as the marker detected at 280 nm the(More)
The selective inhibitors of neuronal 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and noradrenaline (NA) uptake, zimelidine and desipramine, were compared in a double blind crossover study of 40 inpatients with endogenous depression. The clinical effects of these two drugs and some biochemical variables related to the monoamine systems were studied during 4 weeks' treatment.(More)
The effects of prolonged treatment of rats with zimelidine, 5, 12.5, and 25 μmol/kg PO twice daily for 2 weeks, on the accumulation of 14C-5-hydroxytryptamine (14C-5-HT) and 3H-noradrenaline (3H-NA) in hypothalamic slices were studied. The concentrations of 5-HT and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) in whole brain, the concentration of 5-HT in whole blood(More)