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Title: The effect of levcromakalim (BRL 38227) on bladder function in patients with high spinal cord lesions.
Authors: Komersova, K;Rogerson, J W;Conway, Elizabeth L;Lim, T C;Brown, Douglas J;Krum, Henry;Jackman, G P;Murdoch, R;Louis, William J
Affiliation: Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Melbourne, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 1-Feb-1995
Citation: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology; 39(2): 207-9
Abstract: The effects of the potassium channel opener levcromakalim (BRL 38227) 7.5 micrograms kg-1 were examined on urodynamic variables and blood pressure during inflow and voiding cystometry in six high spinal cord lesion patients. Levcromakalim administration significantly increased the duration of bladder contraction (197 +/- 128 s to 267 +/- 167 s, P < 0.05) and also reduced blood pressure (126 +/- 13/67 +/- 9 mm Hg to 104 +/- 25/52 +/- 12 mm Hg) but was without effect on other urodynamic parameters. Because of concerns about hypotensive responses, further studies involving higher doses of levcromakalim should be considered only if the drug was administered intravesically.
Internal ID Number: 7742166
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/13100
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7742166
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Analysis of Variance
Benzopyrans.pharmacology
Blood Pressure.drug effects
Cromakalim
Humans
Infusions, Intravenous
Male
Potassium Channels.drug effects
Pyrroles.pharmacology
Spinal Cord Injuries.physiopathology
Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic.physiopathology
Urodynamics.drug effects
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