Raymond Yost

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An educational program was initiated in an attempt to improve compliance in taking medications among pediatric renal transplant patients. Compliance was assessed by pill counts and by knowledge about medications by interview and questionnaire before, during, and after a six-month study period. Forty-three percent of the population was initially found to be(More)
The chemistry, in vitro activity, adverse effects, and clinical indications for the new third-generation cephalosporin, ceftazidime, are reviewed. Ceftazidime appears to have a unique place among the third-generation agents in the treatment of some infectious processes caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It does not demonstrate superiority to other(More)
Cefotaxime is a broad-spectrum cephalosporin which is metabolized or degraded to less active or inactive metabolites by serum esterases, elevated temperatures, or a pH outside of its stability range. Cefotaxime instability during in vitro microbiological susceptibility tests may lead to an underestimation of the antibacterial activity of the compound.(More)
A prospective randomized study was carried out to evaluate doxycycline hyclate in the prevention of hepatic dysfunction following jejunoileal bypass for morbid obesity. Forty-five patients were entered into the study and were observed for a year or more. Patients received either 100 mg of doxycycline hyclate twice daily on postoperative days 5 through 10(More)
Intestinal bypass surgery in 4 morbidly obese female (110-150 kg) had no permanent effect on the rate or amount of sulfisoxazole absorption. The loss of weight up to 44 per cent within an individual over a year's time had no significant effect on the apparent volumes of distribution or other pharmacokinetic parameters of sulfisoxazole and its(More)
The serum concentration of alpha 1-acid glycoprotein (AAG) was determined hourly for 25 h in male and female volunteers. Subjects were carefully selected to control for age, weight, health status, smoking history, medication use, and, for females, estrus cycle and oral contraceptive use. Studies were performed under conditions closely controlled for sleep,(More)
The pharmacokinetic parameters of ranitidine were studied following administration of a single intravenous dose in 9 critically ill infants. Ranitidine disposition was best described by a biphasic elimination curve. For 8 patients, the mean values for T1/2, apparent volume of distribution, and total body clearance were 2.09 h, 1.61 l/kg, and 13.93(More)
The effect of coadministration of an antacid on bioavailability of a sustained-release theophylline tablet preparation (Theo-Dur) was studied by crossover comparison in five young, healthy, nonsmoking volunteers. Water 90 ml, or "high potency" aluminum-magnesium hydroxide antacid (Mylanta II) 10 ml and water 80 ml were administered concurrently with(More)
The use of rapid intravenous infusions of phenytoin sodium to achieve prompt plasma therapeutic concentrations of phenytoin was studied in adult epileptic patients. Six adult patients who experienced recent tonic-clonic seizures were selected for study. Four of them had not been treated with phenytoin before the study; two were on chronic phenytoin therapy(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the ability of administering to patients induction chemotherapy with carboplatin and etoposide (VP-16), followed by full-course radiation therapy and weekly carboplatin with tolerable toxicity as preoperative therapy to down-stage disease thus allowing the resection of clinically staged IIIA non-small cell(More)