Kirsteen Donaldson

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Sexual dysfunction is common during acute and continuation treatment of depressed patients with selective serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) re-uptake inhibitors (ssRIs), but there is no consensus on clinical management. Compounds with 5-HT(1A) agonist properties have been proposed as adjuvant agents in patients continuing with ssRIs. Randomized(More)
BACKGROUND Central venous catheters (CVC) are a potential source of bacteraemia and have been associated with increased mortality in haemodialysis patients. We aimed to investigate the relationships between haemodialysis vascular access, taking into account changes in vascular access type during patients' lives, and cause specific mortality risk in a(More)
The safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of PNU-96391, an orally active weak dopamine D2 receptor antagonist with modulatory properties of central dopaminergic function, was characterized. Fifty-three healthy normal volunteers were enrolled in this randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, single-dose study. Subjects were assigned to single oral(More)
Purpose: Substantial differences in plasma oestrogen disposition have been reported between Japanese and Caucasian women, but there are currently few data available on the relative endocrinological effects of aromatase inhibitors in these two groups. Hence, the effects of the nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor anastrozole on serum oestrogen concentrations(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The inhibition of fatty acid amide hydrolase 1 (FAAH) has been proposed as a novel mechanism for treating pain syndromes by increasing the levels of endogenous cannabinoids (ECs). This study describes the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of V158866, a reversible FAAH inhibitor, after first administration(More)
A 35-year-old woman undergoing laparoscopic sterilisation developed prolonged apnoea after suxamethonium. Fresh frozen plasma was given to replenish plasma cholinesterase, but recovery of neuromuscular transmission was not accelerated. Routine use of quantitative neuromuscular monitoring simplified her postoperative management.
CORT125134 is an orally active, high-affinity, selective antagonist of the glucocorticoid receptor that is being developed for indications that may benefit from the modulation of cortisol activity. This first-in-human study was conducted to evaluate the dose-related safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacological effects of CORT125134 and its(More)
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