Adriano Vaghi

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Bronchial overproduction of leukotrienes and inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis are involved in the pathogenesis of aspirin-induced asthma. We investigated whether inhaled prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) attenuates the response to bronchial challenge with lysine acetylsalicylate (LASA) and the associated increase in urinary leukotriene E4 (u-LTE4) in seven(More)
Many different inhalers are available for delivering aerosol therapy in respiratory medicine. As a consequence, the prescribing physicians may have some difficulty tailoring the most suitable inhaler to each patient. This multicenter, observational study using a self-administered questionnaire analyzed the characteristics of a large sample of patients (n =(More)
To determine whether inhaled frusemide, a diuretic able to interfere with ion and water movement across airway epithelium, can modify exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, a three-part randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was done in asthmatic patients who had a fall in FEV1 of at least 20% after running up and down a corridor. In the first(More)
From September, 1972 to December, 1976, 102 consecutive patients operated on for glioblastoma multiforme were randomized, after total or subtotal tumor resection, to receive irradiation alone, irradiation plus BCNU or irradiation plus CCNU. BCNU and CCNU adjuvant chemotherapy was repeated every 6--8 weeks as long as the patients remained in complete(More)
Thirty-three patients have been treated with balloon catheters since 1978. Debrun's detachable balloons were used in 31 and a Fogarty catheter in the other two. Problems were encountered from the introduction of the catheter to the detachment of the balloon. We have treated 21 fistulas between the internal carotid and cavernous sinus, 3 fistulas between the(More)
Relatively high doses of oral aspirin are needed to afford a significant protective effect against the bronchial obstructive reaction to ultrasonically nebulized distilled water (UNDW) in asthmatic patients. Sodium salicylate at similar doses and indomethacin at normal dose afford no protection. The present study was undertaken to assess the protective(More)
We conducted a multicentre, double-blind, parallel group study to compare the clinical efficacy of a new antitussive drug, moguisteine (100 mg t.i.d.), to that of a reference standard, codeine (15 and 30 mg, t.i.d.). Both drugs were given orally for a period of two days. A group of 119 patients (mean age 54 yrs; 61 females and 58 males) with chronic, dry or(More)
Nonsteroid antiinflammatory drugs interfere with the diuretic activity of furosemide, implying that this effect is at least partially dependent on renal prostaglandin synthesis. To investigate whether prostaglandin production could also modulate the bronchial antireactive activity of this diuretic drug, we investigated the effect of inhaled lysine(More)
Little is known about the anti-asthmatic effects of powerful anti-inflammatory agents such as aspirin-like drugs. We compared the effects of two aspirin-like drugs with different pharmacologic activities, sodium salicylate (SSA) and indomethacin, with the effect of lysine acetylsalicylate (LASA), inhaled 30 min before challenge, on the early and the late(More)
A decrease in the osmolarity of the periciliary fluid of central airways is supposed to be the initiating mechanism by which ultrasonically nebulised distilled water (UNH2O) induces bronchoconstriction in asthmatics. It is therefore possible that substances, such as frusemide (F), which, in vitro, interfere with ions and water translocation across the(More)