John Josselson

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The effects of nicardipine and propranolol on patients' quality of life were compared during a double-blind, multicentre, parallel, randomised study of hypertension therapy. After a placebo run-in period, the doses for each patient were successfully titrated to reduce supine diastolic blood pressure to less than 90 mmHg with either nicardipine 60 or 90(More)
Bretylium kinetics were examined in patients with varying degrees of renal impairment after a single intravenous dose of bretylium tosylate. Maximum plasma concentrations achieved at the end of the infusion, when normalized to the dose, correlated strongly with creatinine clearance. Drug disposition from plasma was biexponential, with a short distributive(More)
The daily administration of 240 to 360 mg of diltiazem lowered blood pressure in a dose-related pattern similar to that seen in patients taking a daily dosage of 50 to 100 mg of atenolol. Sustained-release diltiazem was administered twice daily and atenolol once. Goal blood pressure was defined as less than 90 mm Hg or a reduction of greater than or equal(More)
Glycosuria, hyperglycemia, and nephrotic-range proteinuria developed in a 68-year-old patient after clonidine was added to a stable antihypertensive regimen, which included metoprolol, of three years' duration. He later became glucose-intolerant with fasting hyperglycemia. Clonidine has been reported to transiently impair glucose tolerance. Persistent(More)
Subjects were given pralidoxime chloride (5 mg/kg, intravenously) alone and again while they were receiving an infusion of thiamine hydrochloride. After the addition of thiamine: (1) overall, the urinary excretion of oxime was the same but the amount excreted in the first three hours was smaller; (2) the plasma half-life of oxime lengthened; (3) the plasma(More)
The pharmacokinetic profile of bretylium was studied in four normal male volunteers using a new sensitive EC-GC procedure for its quantitation in biological fluids. The plasma concentrations and urinary excretion rates following the constant i.v. infusion of a single 4mg/kg dose of bretylium tosylate declined biexponentially and the data were fitted to a(More)
A 28-year-old long-distance runner experienced fever, chills, and brown urine 24 hours after a six-mile run. This was accompanied by a large rise in the creatine phosphokinase level and a rise in echovirus 9 titers from 1:16 to greater than 1:256 during a two-week period. A muscle biopsy specimen showed acute rhabdomyolysis, but no viral inclusion(More)