Jeremy R. M. Haigh

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The effects of pentagastrin, a synthetic analogue of the cholecystokinin tetrapeptide (CCK4), were studied in 15 patients with panic disorder and 15 healthy controls. Three different intravenous dosages of pentagastrin (0.1, 0.3 and 0.6 µg/kg) and saline were investigated. Subjects were randomly allocated to two of the four treatment groups and tested on(More)
1. It has been suggested that HMG CoA reductase inhibitors which are administered as inactive, lipophilic lactones (e.g. simvastatin) have a greater propensity to evoke nocturnal sleep disturbances than pravastatin, an inhibitor given in the active, hydrophilic, open-acid form. 2. The effects of 4 weeks treatment with equipotent doses of simvastatin (20 mg(More)
The development of anticonvulsant tolerance during 10 days treatment with either clobazam or its principal metabolite, N-desmethylclobazam (NDMC), was compared in mice using an i.v. infusion of pentylenetetrazole as the convulsive stimulus. Subsequently the anticonvulsant activity of NDMC was assessed in patients with refractory epilepsy. In mice, a highly(More)
The effects on sleep of lovastatin, a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor administered as a lipophilic lactone prodrug, and pravastatin, an inhibitor administered in its active, hydrophilic, open-acid form, were compared by polysomnographic sleep monitoring. Twenty-four men with primary hypercholesterolemia (low-density lipoprotein 4(More)
The muscarinic antagonist scopolamine and the benzodiazepine lorazepam both produce transient impairments in memory and attention in normal volunteers. These impairments can be reversed by appropriate agents such as the cholinesterase inhibitor physostigmine in the case of scopolamine or the benzodiazepine antagonist Ro 15-1788 in the case of lorazepam. In(More)
Control of oral anticoagulant therapy in outpatients is often unsatisfactory. The contribution of poor compliance with prescribed warfarin to unstable anticoagulant control was investigated prospectively using low-dose phenobarbitone as an indicator of compliance in 30 out-patients, 15 with stable and 15 with unstable control. Following entry to the study,(More)
The development of anticonvulsant tolerance with RO 16-6028, a benzodiazepine receptor partial agonist, was assessed in mice using an i.v. infusion of pentylenetetrazol as the convulsive stimulus. In contrast to other benzodiazepines tested previously in this seizure model the anticonvulsant protection afforded by RO 16-6028 did not change significantly(More)
Clonazepam was administered for 10 or more days on three different dose regimens (0.5, 0.25 and 0.08 mg kg-1 twice daily) to mice given pentetrazol by slow intravenous infusion. Plasma concentrations of clonazepam were assayed by high performance liquid chromatography. Tolerance developed to the anticonvulsant effect of clonazepam at all doses but was(More)
The anticonvulsant properties of the 1,5-benzodiazepine clobazam were studied in mice during and after chronic treatment at two different dose levels. Pentylenetetrazol given by slow intravenous infusion was used as the convulsant stimulus. Tolerance to the anticonvulsant effects was observed; this was rapid in onset and could be overcome by increasing the(More)