Gerd Franke

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BACKGROUND Water drinking elicits a sympathetically mediated pressor response in multiple-system atrophy patients through an unknown mechanism. We reasoned that gastrointestinal distention, hyposomotic stimulation, or both contribute to the water-induced pressor response. METHODS We compared the response to normal saline and water on blood pressure in 10(More)
OBJECTIVES As evidence exists about independent regulation of peripheral and central release of the vasoactive and natriuretic neuropeptides arginine-vasopressin (AVP) and oxytocin (OXT), we investigated their release patterns following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). MATERIALS AND METHODS After injection of 0.1 ml arterial blood or saline into the great(More)
Methantheline is a strong muscarinic receptor blocking drug used in the treatment of overactive bladder syndrome, hypersalivation and hyperhidrosis. To provide basic information on the pharmacokinetics, magnitude of pharmacodynamic (PD) effects and their correlations with plasma concentrations, we performed a clinical study in 12 healthy subjects receiving(More)
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