S A Boschmans

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The advent of newer antidepressant drugs (second generation) during the past two decades has provided an alternative to the use of tricyclic antidepressants in the alleviation of depression. These antidepressants have not been proven to be superior in the therapy of depression to the tricyclic antidepressants but they have been reported to cause fewer(More)
The aim of this study was to elucidate the mechanism of enhanced inositol phosphate metabolism during reperfusion. Inositol phosphate stores were prelabelled by perfusing isolated rat hearts for 1 h with [3H]inositol (1.5 microCi/ml). LiCl (10 mM) and prazosin (0.3 microM) were subsequently added 15 min before (i) 20 min control perfusion; (ii) 20 min(More)
1. The cardiovascular effects of the tricyclic antidepressant imipramine and two second generation antidepressants mianserin, a tetracyclic, and trazodone, a triazolopyridine derivative, were investigated in the isolated perfused rat heart. 2. Imipramine caused cardiac slowing and a negative inotropic effect at 2.5 microM after 30 min of perfusion.(More)
1. The primary aim of this investigation was to ascertain the effects of thiopentone sodium and diethyl ether as anaesthetics on plasma catecholamine levels of Sprague-Dawley and Long-Evans rats. A secondary aim was to investigate the effect of norepinephrine on susceptibility to electrically induced arrhythmia in the Langendorff perfused isolated rat(More)
Objective. To identify, describe, and analyze the self-perceived professional identities of pharmacy educators within the South African context. Methods. Narrative interviews were conducted, recorded, and transcribed. Thematic analysis and interpretation of the transcripts were conducted using qualitative data analysis software. Results. Multiplicities of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether achievement in pharmacology is related to students' general health vocabulary knowledge. METHODS Students registered for the pharmacology modules in the second (n=117), third (n=54), and fourth (n=41) years of the bachelor of pharmacy degree program completed a general health vocabulary assessment. Results of the vocabulary(More)
OBJECTIVES The design and implementation of an antibiotic intravenous (iv) to oral switch therapy (IVOST) guideline in a Third World health setting. METHODS The guideline was developed and integrated into daily practice by a ward pharmacist over a period of 7 weeks. Patients were switched once they were deemed clinically stable according to IVOST(More)
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