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- Efficacy and Tolerability of Cisapride in Children. vandenplas, Y.; Benatar, A.; Cools, F.; Arana, A.; Hegar, B.; Hauser, B. // Pediatric Drugs;2001, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p559
As gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in infants and children is a motility disorder which differs in pathophysiology and clinical course from GORD in adults, prokinetics should be considered the drug of choice in certain circumstances. Indeed, cisapride may result in improvement of...
- Clinical Q & A. Castellanos, Julie T.; Rosenberg, Jack M. // Drug Topics;7/3/2000, Vol. 144 Issue 13, p20
Suggests alternatives to Propulsid (cisapride). Side effects of Propulsid intake; Metabolism of the drug; Alternative treatment for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
- Facilitating antidepressant use. R.M.D. // Cortlandt Forum;9/25/96, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p124
Suggests the use of cisapride Propulsid in managing a patient who is complaining of constipation while having a lifesaving response to tricyclic antidepressants. Counter suggestion to use a laxative intermittently.
- Antireflux surgery. Taylor, T.V.; Holt, S. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/23/90, Vol. 300 Issue 6740, p1603
Focuses on issues related to surgery to treat gastroesophageal reflux. Administration of the drug cisapride; Concern over the development of hypergastrinemia; Aim of correcting hiatus defect.
- Cisapride (Prepulsid): interactions with grapefruit and drugs. Morawiecka, Iza // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/11/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 1, p105
Reports on cisapride monohydrate (Prepulsid), an oral gastrointestinal prokinetic agent indicated in the symptomatic management of motility disorders. Suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) reported to the Canadian Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Program; Postmarketing surveillance of the...
- Alternative treatment for reflux takes a step-down approach. Kahrilas, Peter J. // Modern Medicine;Sep97, Vol. 65 Issue 9, p36
Presents a physician's suggestion of an alternative approach to the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Starting with a proton-pump inhibitor such as omeprazole or lansoprazole; Finishing with an H2 blocker or pro-motility drug such as ranitidine or cisapride; Standard escalating...
- How accurately can QT interval be measured in newborn infants? De Groote, Katya; Suys, Bert; Deleeck, An; De Wolf, Daniël; Matthys, Dirk; Overmeire, Bart Van // European Journal of Pediatrics;2003, Vol. 162 Issue 12, p875
We determined inter- and intra-observer variability of measurements of QT and heart rate corrected QT (QTc) interval in newborn infants. In 55 newborns, a standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) with rhythm strip was analysed independently by three observers. QT and the preceding RR interval...
- Cisapride for treatment of esophageal reflux. // American Family Physician;8/1/1995, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p649
Reports on the study made by Richter and Long evaluating the effectiveness of cisapride, a prokinetic agent used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux. Original article appeared in the March 1995 issue of `American Journal of Gastoenterology'; Enrollment of patients with heartburn and...
- Cisapride in Infants. Mack, D. R.; Thompson, Jon S. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug1999, Vol. 94 Issue 8, p2008
Discusses a study which used cisapride in the control of symptoms in infants with gastroesophageal reflux. Reason that agents such as bethanacol and metoclopramide are rarely used anymore in infants; Need to weigh a balance between therapeutic benefit and risks to the patient by the...