Priscoline hydrochloride injection®
Priscoline hydrochloride, tolazoline hydrochloride injection, USP, is a peripheral vasodilator available in ampuls for intravenous administration.
Priscoline is indicated for the treatment of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (“persistent fetal circulation”) when systemic arterial oxygenation cannot be satisfactorily maintained by usual supportive care (supplemental oxygen and/or mechanical ventilation).
Priscoline should be used in a highly supervised setting, where vital signs, oxygenation, acid-base status, fluid, and electrolytes can be monitored and maintained.
Media Articles Related to Priscoline (Tolazoline)
Pumpless Paracorporeal Assist Device Helps Infants With Severe Respiratory Failure Survive Until Lung Transplantation
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2013.05.08]
Adults with end-stage respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension requiring ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) have been "bridged" toward lung transplantation with novel lung assist devices such as the Novalung. This and related devices work based on pumpless application of oxygenators. A presentation by David M...
Published Studies Related to Priscoline (Tolazoline)
Antagonism of detomidine sedation in the horse using intravenous tolazoline or atipamezole. [2006.05]
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: The ability to shorten the duration of sedation would potentially improve safety and utility of detomidine...
A novel approach for percutaneous treatment of massive nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia: tolazoline and glycerol trinitrate as effective local vasodilators. [2009.02.01]
Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) generally affects patients with low cardiac output, resulting in splanchnic hypoperfusion. It includes all forms of mesenteric ischemia without vessel occlusion and makes up between 20 and 30% of all cases of acute mesenteric ischemia... Although LIVT was complicated by severe cardiovascular complications inclusive of cardiac arrest with the need of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the patient fully recovered and was discharged after implantation of a cardiac pacemaker in good clinical condition 7 days later.
A comparison of two combinations of xylazine-ketamine administered intramuscularly to alpacas and of reversal with tolazoline. [2008.05]
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the anesthetic and cardiorespiratory effects of two doses of intramuscular (IM) xylazine/ketamine in alpacas, and to determine if tolazoline would reduce the anesthetic recovery time. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized crossover study. ANIMALS: Six castrated male alpacas... CONCLUSIONS: The HD provided more consistent clinical effects in alpacas than the LD. Intramuscular tolazoline shortened the duration of lateral recumbency in alpacas anesthetized with the HD combination. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Both doses of the combination were effective in providing restraint in alpacas and the duration of restraint was dose dependent. Supplemental oxygen should be available if using the HD and IM administration of tolazoline will shorten the recovery time.
A comparison of two combinations of xylazine-ketamine administered intramuscularly to alpacas and of reversal with tolazoline. [2008.02.18]
Objective To evaluate the anesthetic and cardiorespiratory effects of two doses of intramuscular (IM) xylazine/ketamine in alpacas, and to determine if tolazoline would reduce the anesthetic recovery time... Supplemental oxygen should be available if using the HD and IM administration of tolazoline will shorten the recovery time.
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