Vivian Alderfer

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In animal models of acute ischemic stroke (AIS), the free radical-trapping agent NXY-059 showed promise as a neuroprotectant. SAINT I and II were randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trials to investigate the efficacy of NXY-059 in patients with AIS. METHODS Patients with AIS received an infusion of intravenous NXY-059 or(More)
OBJECTIVES:Optimal bowel preparation is vital for the efficacy and safety of colonoscopy. The inconvenience, discomfort, required consumption of large volumes of product, and potential adverse effects associated with some bowel preparations deter patients from colonoscopy and may provide inadequate cleansing. A dual-action, non-phosphate, natural(More)
BACKGROUND New bowel cleansers for colonoscopy that lead to improved efficacy, safety, and tolerability are needed. OBJECTIVE This study evaluated a nonphosphate, dual-action, low-volume, orange-flavored preparation containing sodium picosulfate and magnesium citrate (P/MC). DESIGN Multicenter, assessor-blinded, randomized, noninferiority study. (More)
In a double-blind study involving 205 patients with perennial allergic rhinitis, statistically significantly greater symptomatic improvements were evident following the administration of 200 micrograms/day triamcinolone acetonide aerosol than following placebo. These improvements were evident as early as week 1 and were sustained throughout the 12-week(More)
Because some patients may prefer aqueous nasal sprays and once-daily dosing for relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms, a new aqueous formulation of triamcinolone acetonide (TAA Aqueous) was developed. We conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study to compare the efficacy and safety of once-daily administration of 220 micrograms/d(More)
In this multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 178 patients with symptoms of perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR) were treated with either triamcinolone acetonide (TAA) Aqueous nasal spray (220 micrograms once daily) or placebo for 4 weeks. Symptoms of PAR (nasal stuffiness, nasal discharge, sneezing, nasal index, and nasal itching)(More)
BACKGROUND Preclinical studies suggest that glutamate antagonists help ameliorate motor fluctuations in patients with PD treated with levodopa. METHODS In a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, dose-ranging study, the authors assessed the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the glutamate receptor blocker remacemide(More)
This multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study investigated the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of remacemide hydrochloride in adult patients ( n= 59) with refractory epilepsy, undergoing reduced or discontinued antiepileptic drug (AED) usage, as part of an evaluation for epilepsy surgery. On discontinuation or(More)
Viozan (sibenadet HCl, AR-C68397AA) is a novel dual D2 dopamine receptor, beta2-adrenoceptor agonist that has been investigated for efficacy in alleviating the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The slowly progressive nature of this disease means that patients will require ongoing therapeutic management for many years, or even(More)
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