Edward Doyle

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During topotecan analysis of clinical urine samples, an additional peak eluting just after the solvent front was observed. This potential metabolite was isolated by chromatographic methods. Mass spectrometry data along with chromatographic retention data and fluorescence characteristics showed that the isolated fractions contained two compounds, i.e.(More)
p-Phenylenediamine (PPD) is a widely used ingredient in permanent hair dyes; however, little has been published on its metabolism, especially with respect to hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP)-mediated oxidation. This is regarded as a key step in the activation of carcinogenic arylamines that ultimately leads to the development of bladder cancer. Most(More)
The aims of the study were twofold: (1) to evaluate the effect of food on the relative oral bioavailability of topotecan gelatin capsules in patients with solid tumours, and (2) to determine the absolute bioavailability of oral topotecan with reference to the intravenous (i.v.) formulation. The study had a randomized two-period cross-over design. On day 1(More)
A sensitive high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) assay has been developed and validated for the quantitation of the novel anticancer agent topotecan and topotecan as the total of its lactone and carboxylate forms in human plasma. Linear response in analyte standard peak area were observed over the concentration range 0.05-10 ng/ml using(More)
When isosorbide 5-mononitrate was intravenously infused at a rate of 4 mg h-1 for 2.5 h to five human subjects, its concentrations in plasma increased slowly to 185 ng ml-1 +/- 5 per cent C.V. at 2.5 h and a steady-state plasma level was not reached during the infusion. When the infusion was discontinued, plasma drug concentrations declined with an(More)
Purpose: The purpose of this randomized, two-period crossover study was to determine the pharmacokinetics of orally administered topotecan in the presence and absence of oral ranitidine. Methods: Patients with solid malignant tumors refractory to standard treatment were given topotecan orally on a daily times five schedule repeated every 21 days. Topotecan(More)
Sensitive high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) methods have been developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of the antitumor drug topotecan and its metabolite N-desmethyltopotecan in human plasma, urine and faeces. Both compounds are reversibly hydrolysed to their hydroxycarboxylate forms at physiologic pH. Separate HPLC systems(More)
Plasma concentrations of isosorbide dinitrate have been measured after intravenous infusion of drug at a rate of 5.0 mg h-1 for 150 min and after single equal oral doses of 12.5 mg of drug in solution to two normal human subjects. During the infusion, uneven plateau concentrations were approached after 30 min. The calculated average steady-state plasma(More)
The plasma concentrations and bioavailability of sustained-release isosorbide dinitrate and standard-release pindolol have been compared after administration of these drugs in combination and alone. Bioavailability parameters of isosorbide dinitrate and pindolol obtained after administration of the drugs in combination were not significantly different (P(More)
The bioavailability of isosorbide dinitrate from formulations containing 5, 10, and 20 mg in tablets and 10 mg in solution for oral use and 5 mg in tablets for sublingual use, has been compared. When adjusted for dose, the peak mean plasma drug concentrations after oral administration were similar (e.g., 9.2 ng/mL after a 10-mg tablet) and about one-half(More)