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BACKGROUND Intravenous therapy has been shown to be beneficial in the prevention of acute platelet-associated thrombotic events. However, orally active agents would be advantageous for chronic therapy. Fibrinogen receptor antagonists block the fibrinogen/platelet interaction and thus inhibit a step required for thrombus formation. To date, no orally active(More)
Cavernous sinus syndrome due to a pituitary tumor is quite rare. Our patient had a large prolacinoma that extended superiorly, causing bitemporal visual field defects, and laterally into the right cavernous sinus, causing tearing, dysesthesia in the distribution of the fifth cranial nerve, a loss of the corneal reflex, and a sixth cranial nerve palsy.(More)
The effects of indomethacin and ibuprofen on aortic blood pressure and regional vascular resistances were studied in pentobarbital-anesthetized dogs. In the mesenteric vascular bed, indomethacin produced severe, acute vasoconstriction when administered by i.v. infusion as well as by i.a. injections. Tachyphylaxis developed rapidly to this response. In(More)
Platelet aggregation requires binding of fibrinogen (fgn) to activated platelets and inhibition of this binding blocks platelet aggregation. Synthetic peptides modeled after the platelet binding sequence on fgn block the platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor and effectively inhibit aggregation. SC-47643 (SC) is a mimetic of the RGD-containing peptide(More)
Arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) is the minimal sequence in fibrinogen that leads to recognition and binding to the glycoprotein IIb/IIIa platelet receptor during aggregation. Analogs of tetrapeptides containing the RGD sequence have been previously shown to block fibrinogen binding to activated platelets in vitro. SC-46749 is an analog of(More)
To determine whether the abnormalities in dopaminergic regulation of PRL secretion in patients with prolactinomas persist after resection of the adenoma, we evaluated PRL inhibitory responses to L-dopa alone and L-dopa given after pretreatment with the dopa decarboxylase inhibitor carbidopa before and after transsphenoidal selective resection of(More)
BACKGROUND Fibrinogen receptor antagonists block the fibrinogen-platelet interaction at the GPIIb/IIIa receptors and inhibit thrombus formation. SC-54701 is the active metabolite of SC-54684A, an orally fibrinogen receptor antagonist. We compared the efficacy of SC-54701A (SCa, hydrochloride salt) with that of aspirin (ASA) or heparin and with combination(More)
Fibrinogen binding is required for platelet aggregation and subsequent thrombus formation. SC-49992 (SC), an RGDF mimetic, is a potent and specific inhibitor of the binding of fibrinogen to its receptor on activated platelets, glycoprotein IIb/IIIa (IC50 0.7 microM). SC was more potent (1-5 microM) than either RGDS, RGDF or the gamma chain dodecapeptide in(More)
8-Guanidino-octanoyl-aspartic acid-phenylalanine (SC-49992), a mimetic of the tetrapeptide arginine-glycine-aspartic acid-phenylalanine, is a potent inhibitor of platelet aggregation. In this study, the authors examined the effects of SC-49992 on the time to lysis of thrombi and the time to reocclusion in the canine coronary artery, which had been treated(More)