D R Murdoch
Affiliation: University of Glasgow
- Inappropriately low plasma leptin concentration in the cachexia associated with chronic heart failureD R Murdoch
Department of Cardiology, Western Infirmary, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6NT, UK
Heart 82:352-6. 1999..TNFalpha increases secretion of leptin, a hormone which decreases food intake and increases energy expenditure...
- Titration of vasodilator therapy in chronic heart failure according to plasma brain natriuretic peptide concentration: randomized comparison of the hemodynamic and neuroendocrine effects of tailored versus empirical therapyD R Murdoch
Clinical Research Initiative in Heart Failure, West Medical Building, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Am Heart J 138:1126-32. 1999..We sought to determine whether titration of vasodilator therapy according to plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentration may be of value in the individual optimization of vasodilator therapy in CHF...
- ADEPT: Addition of the AT1 receptor antagonist eprosartan to ACE inhibitor therapy in chronic heart failure trial: hemodynamic and neurohormonal effectsD R Murdoch
Department of Cardiology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
Am Heart J 141:800-7. 2001..When added to ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) antagonists may allow more complete blockade of the RAAS and preserve the beneficial effects of bradykinin accumulation not seen with AT1 receptor blockade alone...
- Randomised controlled trial of specialist nurse intervention in heart failureL Blue
Department of Cardiology, Western Infirmary, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G12 6NT
BMJ 323:715-8. 2001..001) and spent fewer days in hospital for heart failure (mean 3.43 v 7.46 days, P=0.0051). CONCLUSIONS: Specially trained nurses can improve the outcome of patients admitted to hospital with heart failure...
- Economics of chronic heart failureC Berry
MRC, Clinical Research Initiative in Heart Failure, West Medical Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, UK
Eur J Heart Fail 3:283-91. 2001..Optimization of drug therapy represents the most effective way of reducing costs. Recent economic analyses in the Netherlands and Sweden suggest the costs of care are rising...