Gilberto C Castañeda-Hernández

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Cinnarizine (CAS 298-57-7) pharmacokinetics were studied after single and repetitive dosing in healthy volunteers. Six young male healthy subjects received a 75 mg tablet and blood samples were drawn for 72 h after medication. Cinnarizine plasma levels were determined by gas chromatography. Cmax was 275 +/- 36 ng/ml, tmax 3.0 +/- 0.5 h, AUC extrapolated to(More)
The first biological therapeutics in rheumatology are approaching patent expiration, encouraging development of 'follow-on' versions, known as 'biosimilars'. Biological agents range from simple replacement hormones to complex monoclonal antibodies and soluble receptors: large, intricate proteins with unique tertiary and quaternary structures that are(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Variability in CYP3A5 expression associated with differences in tacrolimus bioavailability has been documented. The wild-type allele CYP3A5*1 expresses the functional protein, whereas the CYP3A5*3 allele is a splice variant with a premature stop codon and encodes a truncated nonfunctional protein. The aim of the study was to determine(More)
At present, pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) modeling has emerged as a major tool in clinical pharmacology to optimize drug use by designing rational dosage forms and dosage regimes. Quantitative representation of the dose-concentration-response relationship should provide information for prediction of the level of response to a certain level of drug(More)
Nifedipine disposition varies among populations. Reports on oral nifedipine pharmacokinetics show that peak plasma levels and AUC values are higher in Mexican and Japanese than in European and North American subjects. Increased nifedipine bioavailability in the nonwhite populations is likely due to nutritional habits. Certain flavonoids that inhibit the(More)
The aim of this study was to examine if the peripheral antinociceptive effects of diclofenac and indomethacin involve the sequential participation of NO and cGMP synthesis followed by potassium channel opening. The peripheral antinociceptive effects of diclofenac, indomethacin, pinacidil (a potassium channel opener) and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP,(More)
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L., Asteraceae) is a medicinal plant widely used as remedy for pain and gastric disorders. The association of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) with medicinal plant extracts may increase its antinociceptive activity, permit the use of lower doses and limit side effects. The aim was to isolate and identify the(More)
Vinclozolin (V) is a fungicide with antiandrogenic properties. To determine the pharmacokinetics and dosimetry of V, adult male rats were administered an oral dose of V (100 mg/kg) in corn oil and sacrificed over time after dosing. V and its metabolites were analyzed in serum and tissues by high performance liquid chromatography/diode array detector/mass(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between aminoglycoside disposition kinetics and hemodynamic response to sepsis, as well as vital support therapy, in critically ill patients with sepsis. DESIGN Cross-sectional study of critically ill patients with sepsis undergoing physiologic and aminoglycoside pharmacokinetic monitoring. SETTING Ten-bed general(More)
Biosimilars are now a reality in rheumatology. Although analytical and non-clinical procedures to establish similarity have evolved significantly, clinical trials demonstrating equivalent efficacy and safety are absolutely required for all biosimilars. The design of such trials, including equivalence and non-inferiority statistical approaches, are(More)