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Our objective was to determine the value of caffeine in combination with acetaminophen in the relief of pain from uterine cramping, episiotomy, and third molar extraction. In the dental study, 173 patients received two or four tablets of 500 mg acetaminophen or the combination of 500 mg acetaminophen and 65 mg caffeine. In the three postpartum studies, 1345(More)
A clinical trial comparing ibuprofen, 400, 600, and 800 mg, with aluminum ibuprofen, 400 mg, and placebo was conducted in patients with moderate or severe pain subsequent to third molar extraction. Pain intensity ratings and ibuprofen serum levels were obtained at baseline, 30 minutes, 1 hour, and hourly thereafter for 3 hours. Pain intensity ratings were(More)
BACKGROUND Incisional hernias with history of recurrence or infection remain a challenge, with high postoperative morbidity and recurrence rates. The purpose of this study is to evaluate outcomes of patients treated with human cadaveric acellular dermis as an adjunct to abdominal wall reconstruction. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 39 abdominal wall(More)
Ibuprofen is a peripherally acting nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug indicated fo ranalgesia, antipyresis, and various arthritic conditions. A solubilized 200 mg liquigel formulation of ibuprofen has been shown to have a more rapid rate of absorption compared with ibuprofen 200 mg tablets. Ibuprofen liquigels have a kinetic profile similar to ibuprofen(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy and safety of single oral doses of suprofen 200 and 400 mg, compared with aspirin 650 plus codeine 60 mg, aspirin 650 mg, and placebo in the relief of moderate to severe pain resulting from the surgical removal of impacted third molars. 157 patients completed a randomized, double-blind,(More)
The relative analgesic efficacy and safety of single oral doses of 50 and 100 mg of flurbiprofen (Ansaid, Upjohn) were compared with 100 mg of zomepirac sodium, 650 mg of acetaminophen plus 60 mg of codeine, 650 mg of acetaminophen alone, and placebo in a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study. A total of 182 patients entered the study with moderate(More)
Initial biosynthetic radiolabelling experiments with cultured granulosa cells revealed the presence of an oligosaccharide-phosphatidylinositol (glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol; (Ose)nPtdIns) structurally related to (Ose)nPtdIns-lipids isolated from other cell types. Prolactin (PRL) stimulated [3H]glucosamine-(Ose)nPtdIns turnover and the rapid generation of(More)
Single hepatocytes microinjected with aequorin generate free Ca oscillations when stimulated by agonists such as phenylephrine or vasopressin. Here we show that caffeine by itself does not elicit any significant change in free Ca, nor it does lower the threshold concentration of an agonist needed to induced spikes. In contrast, both caffeine and(More)
We show here, by aequorin measurements in single isolated rat hepatocytes, that elevation of cyclic AMP, by dibutyryl cyclic AMP, forskolin or glucagon, has different effects on oscillations in cytosolic concentration of free Ca2+ ('free Ca') induced by phenylephrine or vasopressin. Elevated cyclic AMP does not itself induce free Ca oscillations, but(More)
Inositol-phosphoglycan (IPG) is a putative mediator of insulin action that has been shown to affect numerous biochemical processes. IPG, prepared from liver membranes, promptly inhibited phenylephrine- or vasopressin-induced [Ca2+]i oscillations when perfused over Fura-2-dextran injected rat hepatocytes. An antibody to IPG suppressed the inhibitory effect(More)