Norberto Caruso

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BACKGROUND Panic disorder affects 2-5% of the general population. In Argentina, one million people would be affected with a 91% rate of psychiatric comorbidity. AIM; To compare efficacy parameters between sublingual (ALP-SL) and conventional (ALP-CT) tablets of alprazolam in the treatment of acute phase of panic disorder with and without agoraphobia. (More)
Amoxicillin/sulbactam is a modern antimicrobial combination. This combination proved to be useful for the treatment of several infections caused by different microorganisms, mainly with the beta-lactamase-producing species. In this review we present the most relevant pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and clinical information associated with its use.
Immunologic causes for poor outcome of pregnancy complicated by primary cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection are only partially understood. Maternal and pup tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and natural killer cell (NK)-like activity associated with primary gestational CMV infection initiated in either the first or third trimester equivalent in the inbred guinea pig(More)
BACKGROUND Nonerosive reflux disease (NERD) has a chronic and benign course. On-demand therapy would constitute a useful strategy for its management. OBJECTIVE To assess efficacy of on-demand treatment with omeprazole powder (OBA: omeprazole 20 mg, sodium bicarbonate 1680 mg, alginic acid 250 mg) versus omeprazole capsules 20 mg (OMZ) in the control of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the acid-supressing capacity of omeprazole (OZ) 20 mg tablets vs pantoprazole (PZ) 20 and 40 mg tablets, in healthy volunteers, with 24-h intragastric pH-metry. MATERIAL AND METHODS Open, randomized, cross-over trial in 10 healthy volunteers; on days 0.8 and 22, 24-h intragastric pH-metry. Day 0, basal, thereafter 7 days with OZ or PZ(More)
BACKGROUND The combination of omeprazole, sodium bicarbonate and alginic acid protects omeprazole from acid degradation and enhances the speed of action of the proton pump inhibitors. AIM To assess acid suppression capacity and speed of action of an oral powder combination (omeprazole 20 mg, sodium bicarbonate 1680 mg and alginic acid 250.08 mg) in(More)
We designed a 4-way crossover, ex-vivo pharmacodynamic study to compare the bactericidal rate of amoxicillin/sulbactam (AMX-SUL), azithromycin (AZM), doxycycline (DOX) and levofloxacin (LVX) against Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC 49619. Six volunteers were randomized to receive alternatively a single tablet of the above drugs. Venous blood samples were(More)
A rapid onset of drug action is desirable for patients experiencing panic attacks or episodes of acute anxiety. The aim of this single-dose, three-sequence, crossover study was to investigate the pharmacokinetics of the anxiolytic alprazolam after administration of a single 0.5 mg dose of the drug, in tablets designed for sublingual administration(More)
Hospitalizations that require invasive cardiac procedures or support with an intra-aortic balloon pump can be unsettling. This study was undertaken to measure the effect of a music intervention on physiologic and psychological responses of patients on bed rest due to procedural sheaths or an intra-aortic balloon pump. A randomized, two-group,(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has a prevalence of 10% to 20% in the pediatric population. The 24-hour pHmetry is still considered the "gold standard" for its correct diagnosis. Omeprazole is the elective drug for a proper treatment. However, there are no adequate pharmaceutical presentation forms for infants. OBJECTIVE To assess the(More)
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