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BACKGROUND Nissen fundoplication has been shown to be superior to medical treatment in the management of severe or complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Rapid advances in minimally invasive surgical technique and recognition of the advantages of reduced incision-related morbidity have fostered application of laparoscopic techniques to(More)
The new slow-release oral formulation (SRO) of isradipine, a dihydropyridine calcium antagonist, was evaluated in 57 patients who had moderate-to-severe hypertension following a 2-week wash-out period and a 2-week placebo period. The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor spirapril, at a dose of 6 mg/day, was added to the treatment of those not(More)
Human contact in the shelter may lessen effects of change in environment and smooth transition into a home. Training can increase a dog's interaction with people in a shelter environment. Experiments were conducted to determine how rapidly shelter dogs learn to sit, if the dogs can retain sitting behavior over time, and if sitting transfers to novel(More)
The effective and well tolerated dose of isradipine was determined in 130 Filipino patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension in a multicentre study with a 2-week placebo pretreatment period followed by an 8-week active treatment period. 37 male and 93 female patients (mean age 51 years, mean weight 59.9kg) participated in the study. Average(More)
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