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Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) has negative effects on quality of life (QOL). Prucalopride is a new, selective 5-HT4 agonist and enterokinetic with strong clinical data in chronic constipation. This study investigated the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of prucalopride in patients with noncancer pain and OIC. A phase II, double-blind,(More)
BACKGROUND An alternative approach to retinoid therapy is to inhibit the cytochrome P450 (CYP)-mediated catabolism of endogenous all-trans retinoic acid in the skin by applying retinoic acid metabolism blocking agents such as talarozole (R115866). OBJECTIVES To study the effects of topical talarozole on retinoid biomarkers in normal skin in a randomized(More)
OBJECTIVES Constipation is often characterized by slow colonic transit, but the relationship between colonic transit time (CTT) and symptoms is unclear. The aims of this study were to investigate the effect of prucalopride, a 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor-4 agonist, on CTT and assess the relationship between CTT and symptoms. METHODS This was an integrated(More)
This communication describes the synthesis and in vitro PDE4 inhibitory activity of a novel series of imidazol-2-one and 2-cyanoiminoimidazole derivatives. The compounds described were also tested in in vivo models to evaluate their anti-inflammatory activity after topical administration as well as their gastro-intestinal side effects. Several compounds(More)
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