BACKGROUND Treatment options for pulmonary arterial hypertension target the prostacyclin, endothelin, or nitric oxide pathways. Tadalafil, a phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor, increases cGMP, the final mediator in the nitric oxide pathway. METHODS AND RESULTS In this 16-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 405 patients with pulmonary arterial… (More)
It is well established that L-NAME, a generic NOS inhibitor, stimulates neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of the adult rat and corticosterone reduces it. These experiments explore the interaction between L-NAME and corticosterone. L-NAME (50 mg/kg), as expected, increased proliferation, but also lowered plasma corticosterone levels. However, the stimulating… (More)
Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term safety and durability of efficacy of tadalafil for pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) experience higher rates of hospitalisation, cardiovascular events, and all-cause mortality and are more likely to require admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) than patients with normal renal function. Sepsis and cardiovascular diseases are the most common reasons for ICU admission. ICU mortality rates in… (More)