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OBJECTIVE To compare safety of salmeterol and salbutamol in treating asthma. DESIGN Double blind, randomised clinical trial in parallel groups over 16 weeks. SETTING General practices throughout the United Kingdom. SUBJECTS 25,180 patients with asthma considered to require regular treatment with bronchodilators who were recruited by their general(More)
One hundred and eight patients selected to receive combinations of highly emetic cytotoxic chemotherapy for malignant disease were included in a study of anti-emetic therapy. The patients were randomly allocated to receive levonantradol (0.5, 0.75 or 1 mg) or chlorpromazine (25 mg) prior to receiving their first course of cytotoxic therapy. The appropriate(More)
OBJECTIVE Published studies have estimated the rate of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in patients with duodenal ulcer disease to be as high as 95%; the majority of remaining duodenal ulcers have been attributed to the use of ulcerogenic drugs such as nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). We aimed to assess the H. pylori prevalence rates(More)
In patients with asthma, exercise-induced symptoms are well recognized and frequently limiting. Currently available beta 2-receptor agonists have a short duration of action and breakthrough symptoms may occur. We studied the efficacy of the recently developed long acting inhaled beta 2-agonist salmeterol with respect to protection against exercise-induced(More)
The effects of the long-acting beta 2-agonist salmeterol on early and late phase airways events provoked by inhaled allergen were assessed in a group of atopic asthmatic patients. In a placebo-controlled study, salmeterol 50 micrograms inhaled before allergen challenge ablated both the early and late phase of allergen-induced bronchoconstriction over a 34 h(More)
BACKGROUND Revision hip arthroplasty (RHA) is associated with high rates of allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT). We aimed to determine factors associated with ABT in patients undergoing RHA in Scottish hospitals, with particular focus on perioperative cell salvage (PCS). METHODS A prospective observational cohort study of RHA procedures performed in 11(More)
In this study 13 patients with a history of chronic respiratory disease were treated with temocillin for severe infection of the lower respiratory tract. Eleven patients were clinically improved or cured at the end of treatment and 4 remained free of infection at follow up. However, the 2 remaining patients failed to respond clinically and bacteriologically(More)
The effects of intravenous salbutamol (4 mug/kg) were compared with those of aerosol salbutamol (200 mug) in 10 asthmatic patients in a double-blind placebo-controlled study. Both methods of administration produced equal bronchodilatation. Intravenous salbutamol caused significant increases in plasma insulin and glucose levels and a fall in serum potassium(More)
The efficacy and tolerability of salmeterol, 50 micrograms b.i.d. was compared for three months with salbutamol, 200 micrograms q.i.d., administered from metered-dose inhaler. For the following nine months, safety and clinic lung function was monitored on salmeterol, 50 micrograms b.i.d., compared with salbutamol, 200 micrograms b.i.d. This comparison was(More)
BACKGROUND Salmeterol is a potent selective beta 2 agonist that has been shown to have a duration of action in excess of 12 hours. In this study salmeterol and salbutamol were compared over a three month period with a further extension of nine months. METHODS Three hundred and eighty eight patients with mild to moderate reversible airways obstruction(More)