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This study investigates the role of nicardipine hydrochloride in preoperative and intraoperative blood pressure control and intraoperative catecholamines (norepinephrine and epinephrine) release in 10 patients undergoing pheochromocytoma resection. Nicardipine was used orally in the preoperative period for either 1 or 8 days (60 to 120 mg/24 hr) and then(More)
This study investigated platelet serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) levels and the effects of different physiological and pathological factors in 108 alcoholic patients (alcohol abuse, n = 49; alcohol dependence, n = 59) and 32 healthy control subjects. Platelet 5-HT levels were determined by a fluorescent-ortho-phthalaldehyde assay. In patients,(More)
This study investigated the platelet 5-HT levels and their changes according to different physiological and pathological factors in 30 young alcoholic patients (16 alcohol abusers and 14 alcohol-dependent subjects) and 26 healthy controls. Platelet 5-HT levels were determined by a fluorescent-ortho-phthalaldehyde assay. The mean platelet 5-HT levels(More)
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