Graham Wagner

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Nicorandil (SG-75) is a long acting mononitrate. A randomized, double-blind, crossover study in 10 healthy subjects has compared the haemodynamic actions of single sublingual doses of nicorandil 15, 30 and 60 mg with Isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) 5 mg and placebo. Heart rate, blood pressure, systolic time intervals (STI) and left ventricular echocardiograms(More)
It has been shown that carbamazepine (CBZ) and valproic acid (VPA) have no significant negative or even positive side effects upon cognition in patients with epilepsy. The present study evaluated cognitive effects of CBZ or VPA in 16 patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy. Twelve patients had complex partial seizures, four patients primarily generalized(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Peripheral regional anesthesia is beneficial in the management of postoperative pain in hip surgery, and can also reduce post-operative care unit (PACU) stay. Its opioid-sparing actions may also be beneficial for respiratory mechanics and pulmonary function. The aim of our pilot study was to evaluate the effect of a supplemental single(More)
  • G Wagner
  • 1992
Nicorandil exerts its pharmacodynamic effects through two different modes of action: increase of cyclic GMP and activation of K+ channels of smooth muscle cells. The latter mechanism could explain the lack of development of tolerance that had been demonstrated clearly in various animal experiments. Therefore, it was attempted to elucidate this mechanism in(More)
  • G Wagner
  • 1986
This report summarizes the most important results of 11 studies regarding efficacy and safety of bisoprolol in patients with stable angina pectoris due to coronary heart disease. Assessments carried out 2-3 h after the administration of the beta 1-selective adrenoceptor blocking agent bisoprolol revealed that the dose of 10 mg produced maximum effects in(More)
In this randomized, double-blind, crossover, single-dose study with 12 healthy subjects, we determined the hemodynamic changes and their time kinetics after administration of the mononitrate nicorandil (60 mg s.l.) and compared these effects with changes after administration of isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN; 20 mg s.l.), dihydralazine (10 mg i.v.), and(More)
Forty outpatients suffering from angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease and concomitant reversible. chronic obstructive bronchitis were treated with the beta1-selective beta-blockers atenolol (50 mg) and bisoprolol (5 mg) for 6 months in each case, following a randomized, double-blind crossover study design. Lung function tests were carried out by(More)
In a multi-center study, 188 patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension were treated with the beta-1 selective beta blocker bisoprolol. Treatment was started with 5 mg bisoprolol once a day; if the aim of therapy, namely normalising (less than or equal to 90 mmHg) the diastolic blood pressure at rest (DBP-R) 24 hours after drug intake was not(More)
BACKGROUND Antibiotic prophylaxis during placement of implanted central venous access ports (CVAP) has not been studied. This retrospective review compared the rate of catheter-related infections (CRIs) with and without perioperative antibiotics. METHODS This was a single-center study that compared patients treated with and without a single dose of(More)
A beta-adrenoceptor antagonist, bisoprolol, was given by mouth, 5 and 10 mg doses per 24 hours, in a double-blind randomized cross-over trial to 12 patients with stable coronary-heart disease. Ischaemia criteria proved not reproducible in control ergometry tests on two patients, leaving ten patients for further evaluation. On two days, one week apart,(More)