M E Pappo

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PURPOSE The ketogenic diet has been successfully used in treatment of pediatric epilepsy for >70 years. Few serious complications caused by the diet have been reported. We report complications that have been experienced by children receiving the ketogenic diet. METHODS In a 22-month period, we treated 52 children with the classic ketogenic diet and(More)
Serotonin (5-Hydroxytryptamine) seems to play a dominant role in triggering vomiting induced by cytotoxic agents through the stimulation of 5-HT3 receptors. They have been observed in the GI tract as well as in the brain (area postrema). Ondansetron is a specific antagonist of 5-HT3 serotonin receptors. Its anti-emetic activity is very powerful in the(More)
  • M Pappo
  • 1983
This study constructed an instrument which identifies people who fear success (FOS) in academic areas and conducted a laboratory study which tested the instrument's predictive validity. The theoretical formulation of the FOS phenomenon leads to the expectation that individuals high in the fear of success would demonstrate the following characteristics: low(More)
The present study was designed to assess the role of the adrenergic tone in the regulation of carotid arterial compliance during aging. An experimental model of in situ isolated carotid arteries has been used to evaluate the elastic properties of the arterial wall in young (3-mo-old) and older (18-mo-old) Wistar rats. Binding experiments were performed in(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of labetalol, an alpha and beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent in 32 patients aged from 72 to 97 years (mean = 85 years) with blood pressure (B.P.) greater than or equal to 160/95 mmHg. This study was carried out in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled design. After 6 weeks(More)
Forearm arterial hemodynamics, including measurements of brachial artery diameter and compliance with pulsed Doppler velocimetry were determined before and after acute administration of labetalol in patients with sustained essential hypertension. Labetalol caused a significant and rapid drop in blood pressure with a decrease in forearm vascular resistance(More)
Cefuroxime-axetil is the first oral broad spectrum cephalosporin to be naturally stable in the presence of bêta-lactamases. The aim of this randomized trial was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of cefuroxime-axetil (250 mg twice daily after meal) with cefadroxil (1 g twice daily during meal) for the treatment of upper respiratory tract infection. In this(More)
This randomized multicentre study in elderly hypertensives with two unbalanced groups (2 patients under labetalol for 1 patient under nifedipine) compared the efficacy and safety of labetalol, whose dosage could be adjusted (1, 2, then 3 tablets/day) according to blood pressure level (BP greater than or equal to 160/95 mmHg), to that of nifedipine given at(More)
Beclomethasone dipropionate has now been used for more than 10 years during which our knowledge of how to use inhaled corticosteroids has gradually improved: high dose initial treatment followed by progressive reduction down to the minimum effective dosage; administration in 2 daily doses when the asthma is stable and 4 daily doses in case of instability;(More)