Heather Wray

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QUINIDINE occupies an almost unique place in the therapy of cardiac arrhythmias. In the 45-odd years of its clinical use only very few drugs possessing similar pharmacologic properties have been found, but none could match quinidine in its broad therapeutic applications. Consequently, the knowledge concerning its clinical use and toxicity is of considerable(More)
This randomised double-blind placebo-controlled parallel-group multicentre phase IIa study evaluated the effect of the CXCR2 antagonist AZD5069 on sputum neutrophil counts in adults with bronchiectasis.Patients were randomised 1:1 to receive AZD5069 80 mg or placebo orally twice daily for 28 days. Assessments included blood cell counts, inflammatory markers(More)
A loperamide simethicone combination formulation has recently been demonstrated to have significant clinical advantages compared to loperamide alone in the relief of diarrhoea and related symptoms. The product visualisation technique of gamma scintigraphy has been used to investigate the interaction of the formulation with the heterogenous environment of(More)
M100240 is the thioester of MDL 100,173, a dual angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)/neutral endopeptidase (NEP) inhibitor currently in phase II development. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relative bioavaibility of M100240 in various regions of the gastrointestinal tract using the Enterion capsule, a noninvasive radiocontrolled device(More)
The goal of this exploratory pilot study was to use gamma scintigraphy to evaluate, under physiological conditions, disintegration profiles of encapsulated and nonencapsulated formulations of 100 mg sumatriptan. Using a crossover design, healthy volunteers (n = 10) ingested 100-mg doses of sumatriptan tablets radiolabeled with 111Indium, as well as(More)
BACKGROUND There is a pressing need for new forms of treatment for COPD. Based on the known pathophysiology of COPD, inhibition of matrix metalloproteinases is a theoretically promising approach. This Phase IIa study evaluated the effects of AZD1236, a selective MMP-9 and MMP-12 inhibitor, on the biomarkers of inflammation and emphysematous lung tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Levetiracetam is a broad-spectrum antiepileptic drug that binds to synaptic vesicle protein SV2A. Levetiracetam is indicated in the adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures, myoclonic seizures, and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. It is also approved in Europe as monotherapy for newly diagnosed partial-onset seizures. A Phase I clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by neutrophil-dominated airway mucosal inflammation and elevated neutrophil counts in sputum and lung tissue. CXC chemokine receptor 2 (CXCR2) is predominantly expressed on neutrophils and mediates the migration of neutrophils to inflammatory sites. AZD5069 is a small molecule CXCR2(More)
BACKGROUND There is a growing clinical trend to increase the daily dose of mesalazine, which leads to significant compliance issues associated with multiple dosings of current preparations. AIM To examine the gastrointestinal performance and systemic exposure of a 1.5 g sachet (micropellets) mesalazine formulation, compared with three enteric-coated(More)
Following Good Pharmacovigilance Practices Module XVI, two complementary studies were performed that included process and outcome measurements of the effectiveness of physician education on metabolic monitoring of patients receiving quetiapine. A multinational survey of 800 European Union physicians was utilized to assess the receipt of educational(More)