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Several studies in the last decade have demonstrated the importance of considering an information seeking versus information avoiding coping dimension in adult medical patients. However, there have been few empirical demonstrations of such a dimension in children. The present study utilized the Coping Strategies Interview to assign an information seeking(More)
Head trauma produces debilitating injuries that affect millions of people each year. Such injuries lead to a cascade of physiologic sequelae resulting in a hypercatabolic/hypermetabolic state. Current information describing changes in hepatic drug metabolism as a result of head trauma is limited. In this study, the effect of craniotomy and craniotomy plus(More)
Growth hormone secretagogues (GHSs) represent attractive therapeutic alternatives to recombinant growth hormone (GH), given their ability to amplify pulsatile hormone secretion in a relatively physiologic manner. CP-424,391 (391) is a novel, orally active pyrazolinone-piperidine [corrected] GHS. In rat pituitary cell cultures, 391 stimulated GH release with(More)
1. Utilizing a validated ultrasensitive hplc assay (lower limit of quantitation 25 pg/ml), we characterized the disposition profile of droloxifene in the female Sprague-Dawley rat following intravenous, oral and intraportal administration. 2. The site and extent of first-pass metabolism and the extent of enterohepatic recirculation were investigated. 3. Our(More)
The purpose of this clinical study was to investigate the influence of concomitant drug therapy with ciprofloxacin and rifampin on the individual pharmacokinetic profile of each agent in elderly patients. Twelve nursing home patients (age, 74 +/- 7 years), colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, were randomized to receive 14-day therapy(More)
Alterations in plasma protein binding may alter patient response to pharmaceutical agents because only free drug is considered to be pharmacologically active. Such alterations appear to be more significant with highly bound agents such as phenytoin. Traditionally, most drug assays monitor total drug concentrations and do not quantitate free drug. When(More)
A simple and highly sensitive reversed-phase fluorimetric HPLC method for the quantitation of droloxifene from rat, monkey, and human plasma as well as human serum is described. This assay employs solid-phase extraction and has a dynamic range of 25 to 10,000 pg/ml. Sample extraction (efficiencies > 86%) was accomplished using a benzenesulfonic acid (SCX)(More)