Prostaglandin E1

New Aspects on Pharmacology, Metabolism and Clinical Efficacy

  • Curt Diehm
  • Helmut Sinzinger
  • Waltraud Rogatti
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. M. Braun, L. Bruch, P. Ney, G. Torsello, K. Schrör
    Pages 12-20
  3. F.-J. Neumann, T. Weiss, J. Mollenhauer, M. Schneider, I. Ott, H.-M. Haupt et al.
    Pages 49-57
  4. T. Weiss, J. Griesshaber, W. Rogatti, O. Kistner, E. Hsu, T. Jansen et al.
    Pages 82-90
  5. W. Hepp, S. von Bary, D. Corovic, C. Diehm, E. Mühe, G. Rudofsky et al.
    Pages 101-108
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 115-117

About these proceedings


Although prostaglandin El (PGE ) has been clinically available for a long 1 time, only in recent years has its effectiveness in peripheral arterial occlusive disease been confirmed in controlled studies. Not surprisingly, the favour­ able results achieved both in patients with critical limb ischaemia and in those with intermittent claudication has stimulated research activities into the clinical pharmacology of this prostaglandin. As a consequence of these efforts, exciting new findings have revealed that PGE has anti thrombotic , endothelium-stabilizing and leucocyte-stabi­ 1 lizing properties as well as effects on lipid metabolism, all of which, quite apart from its well-known anti-aggregating and vasodilator effects, may add to the clinical efficacy of the substance. New data have also been gathered on the metabolism of PGE most b notably the detection of 13,14-dihydro-PGE a metabolite which was b recently isolated in humans following the administration of PGE . Being 1 biologically active, the pharmacodynamic spectrum of 13,14-dihydro-PGE 1 very closely resembles that of PGE . This finding may help to explain the 1 efficacy of PGE despite its rapid metabolization when given intravenously.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Curt Diehm
    • 1
  • Helmut Sinzinger
    • 2
  • Waltraud Rogatti
    • 3
  1. 1.Med. Klinik im Rehabilitationskrankenhaus KarlsbadKarlsbadGermany
  2. 2.Wilhelm-Auerswald-Atheroskleroseforschungsgruppe WienWienGermany
  3. 3.Köln 91Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-54524-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76910-8
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