Sandra M Connolly

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The association of sebaceous gland neoplasms with visceral carcinomas, first described by Muir and Torre, has become widely recognized. The purpose of our study was to determine the prevalence of malignancy, other associated diseases, and familial carcinoma in patients who had one or more cutaneous lesions within the spectrum of sebaceous adenoma,(More)
Gastrointestinal side-effects of alendronate (ALN) are believed to be associated with oesophageal lodging of tablets and perhaps reflux of gastric contents with alendronate under strongly acidic pH conditions. This leads to unfavourable posture restrictions when dosing. This clinical study evaluated gastric emptying and gastric pH after administration of(More)
The selective EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor, gefitinib has been shown to be active against certain human carcinomas. It had been noted that a proportion of volunteers consistently had lower gefitinib exposure following oral administration. The shape of the elimination profile in this subset was also different, showing a monophasic elimination pattern(More)
The in vivo evaluation of colon-targeting tablets was conducted in six healthy male volunteers. A pectin-hydroxypropyl methylcellulose coating was compressed onto core tablets labelled with 4MBq (99m)Tc-DTPA. The tablets released in the colon in all subjects; three in the ascending colon (AC) and three in the transverse colon (TC). Tablets that released in(More)
Clinically significant involvement of the esophagus is uncommon in patients who have lichen planus, a common disorder of squamous epithelium. In three patients who had oral, cutaneous, and esophageal lichen planus, endoscopic intralesional esophageal injection of corticosteroids (in all three patients) and oral tacrolimus (FH506) (in two patients) resulted(More)
Bariatric surgery may be an effective treatment for obese heart failure patients, enabling access to cardiac transplantation and/or improvement of symptoms. We report the outcomes of two morbidly obese patients with end-stage heart failure, where obesity precluded cardiac transplantation and underwent laparoscopic gastric banding. A 42 year-old male with(More)
A number of antidepressants inhibit the activity of the cytochrome P450 2D6 enzyme system, which can lead to drug-drug interactions. Based on its metabolic profile, desvenlafaxine, administered as desvenlafaxine succinate, a new serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, is not expected to have an impact on activity of CYP2D6. This single-center,(More)
Anacetrapib is currently being developed for the oral treatment of dyslipidemia. A clinical study was conducted in healthy subjects to assess the potential for an interaction with orally administered digoxin. Anacetrapib was generally well tolerated when co-administered with digoxin in the healthy subjects in this study. The geometric mean ratios (GMR) for(More)
WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THIS SUBJECT • Inhibition of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) is a potential new mechanism for the treatment of dyslipidaemia. Anacetrapib is a novel CETP inhibitor in development. Warfarin is a commonly prescribed anticoagulant that has a narrow therapeutic index. A drug interaction study for warfarin with a novel CETP(More)
BACKGROUND Intranasal fentanyl spray (INFS, Instanyl®) was developed to treat cancer patients with Breakthrough Pain (BTP). INFS is delivered via a multi-dose delivery system (MDS) that is available in various dose strengths. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the pharmacokinetic bioequivalence of INFS single dose delivery system (SDS) in relation to(More)