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OBJECTIVE Available commercial drugs in France are often unsuitable for children. The aim of this study was, for every medicinal form orally or parenterally administered, to identify and to quantify difficulties met by the nurses administering drugs to paediatric inpatients and to propose solutions to main identified problems. MATERIAL AND METHOD The(More)
BACKGROUND Methanol, acetaldehyde, acetone, and ethanol, which are commonly used as biomarkers of several diseases, in acute intoxications, and forensic settings, can be detected and quantified in biological fluids. Gas chromatography (GC)-mass spectrometry techniques are complex, require highly trained personnel and expensive materials. Gas chromatographic(More)
BACKGROUND The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib (BTZ), used in antineoplastic chemotherapy, must be diluted in NaCl 0.9% for injection and stored for no more than 3 hours in a syringe or 8 hours in a vial. Better information on its stability could improve storage. OBJECTIVE To assess the stability of BTZ solution (1 mg/mL) in syringes and vials. METHODS(More)
Separate groups of two different rat breeding lines, Roman High Avoidance (RHA/Verh.) and Roman Low Avoidance (RLA/Verh.), treated with either saline, nicotine (0.2 mg/kg), or amphetamine (0.4 mg/kg) were compared for exploratory efficiency and for exploratory locomotion by using two different mazes on alternate testing days. The RHA/Verh. rats generally(More)
To assess the stability of fludrocortisone acetate oral solutions prepared from tablets and powder at three temperatures over a 60-days period. Solutions of fludrocortisone acetate 40 microg/ml were prepared from commercially available 0.05-mg tablets and powder in ethanol 17% v/v. They stored in an amber glass prescription bottles at +4, +23 and +40(More)
A simple, rapid and reproducible high-performance liquid chromatographic assay for cisapride and norcisapride in human plasma is described. Samples of plasma (150 microl) were extracted using a C18 solid-phase cartridge. Regenerated tubes were eluted with 1.0 ml of methanol, dried, redissolved in 150 microl of methanol and injected. Chromatography was(More)
Transport across the BBB is a determinant of the rate and extent of drug distribution in the brain. Heroin exerts its effects through its principal metabolites 6-monoacetyl-morphine (6-MAM) and morphine. Morphine is a known substrate of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) at the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) however, little is known about the interaction of heroin and 6-MAM(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the nature and the number of potential adverse drug interactions by analysis of outpatient prescriptions for elderly patients, of medications taken during the week before hospitalization in a general surgery department. METHOD The study of 56 patients older than 65 years was conducted from November 2002 through February 2003. The(More)