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OBJECTIVE We compared the efficacy of etoricoxib 30 mg to placebo and ibuprofen 2400 mg for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip and knee. DESIGN In this 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo- and active-comparator-controlled trial, 548 patients (median age 63 years) with OA of the hip or knee were randomized to receive placebo, etoricoxib(More)
Serotonin reuptake inhibitors, used as antidepressants, may cause hyponatremia due to a syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone, specially in elders. Thirty cases with such complication have been reported in the last six years. We report a 76 years old female with a hypertensive cardiopathy and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation treated with amlodipine(More)
Six mechanically ventilated patients with nosocomial sinusitis received an intravenous infusion of 4 g of piperacillin. Piperacillin concentrations were measured in the serum and in drained sinusal fluid 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 hours after the beginning of the infusion. A peak piperacillin level of 33 mg/l was obtained 30 minutes after the end of(More)
Lymphocytic hypophysitis (LH) is an infrequent primary inflam-matory disorder, which is usually diagnosed after surgery for lesions suspected to be pituitary adenomas. Some radiological features have been described that may allow a preoperative diagnosis, such as a symmetric enlargement of the gland with diffuse contrast enhancement extending to the basal(More)
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