J. Scott Mohrland

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BACKGROUND This multicenter, Phase II trial was performed to evaluate the antitumor activity and toxicity of irinotecan (CPT-11) in patients with metastatic colorectal carcinoma that had recurred or progressed after 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-based chemotherapy. METHODS CPT-11 was given as a 90-minute intravenous infusion in repeated 6-week (42-day) courses(More)
Twenty-five patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) underwent a double-blind randomized study of the acute hemodynamic effects of orally administered nicorandil, a newly developed vasodilator drug. A dose range of 10 to 60 mg was studied. Nicorandil, at a dose of 60 mg, caused statistically significant decreases in systemic systolic and diastolic blood(More)
Prostaglandin E1 (alprostadil, Prostin VR Sterile Solution, PGE1) was evaluated in patients with Raynaud's syndrome in a multiclinic, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. A total of 55 patients with either primary Raynaud's disease or Raynaud's disease secondary to systemic sclerosis were randomly assigned to receive either PGE1 administered(More)
Furegrelate sodium, a pyridinyl derivative thromboxane synthase inhibitor, was evaluated for its effects on thromboxane synthesis in normal volunteers after multiple dose administration. Twenty-four subjects were randomized to 200, 400, 800 or 1600 mg furegrelate or placebo treatment BID for 4 1/2 days. Furegrelate (800 or 1600 mg) significantly inhibited(More)
Neurons in the medullary reticular formation (MRF; nucleus reticularis gigantocellularis and nucleus reticularis paragigantocellularis) were evaluated for their involvement in the analgesia produced by focal electrical stimulation and microinjection of morphine into the periaqueductal gray region (PAG) of the rat mesencephalon. Analgesia-producing PAG(More)
Morphine was more lethal to mice housed in groups (aggregated) than to mice housed individually (isolated). The aggregation effect on morphine lethality was increased when ambient temperature was increased to 29 degrees C and abolished when ambient temperature was lowered to 19 degrees C. At 29 degrees C morphine produced hypothermia in isolated mice and(More)
Nicorandil is a vasodilator drug that combines potassium channel opening properties with nitrate effects. The resulting potent and unique vasodilating properties suggest a potential therapeutic role in congestive heart failure. We therefore studied the acute hemodynamic and neurohumoral responses to nicorandil, given as single intravenous bolus doses of(More)