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An open randomized study was conducted to compare different treatments of alcoholism on ethanol intake, craving, and on biochemical measures of alcohol consumptions. Eighty-six alcoholics were abstinent for a mean of two weeks prior to random assignment to g-hydroxybutyrate (GHB, 50 mg/kg of body weight t.i.d), naltrexone (NTX, 50 mg/day) or disulfiram(More)
  • P. Gioannini, A. Sinicco, G. Cariti, A. Lucchini, G. Paggi, O. Giachino
  • 1988
We report here the history of the first case of occupationally acquired HIV infection in Italy. Results of serological investigations sequentially performed allow the investigators to outline the natural history of the infection in this case.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of olanzapine (OLA) in heroin-dependent patients affected by comorbid schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD). Sixty-one patients who met the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition criteria for heroin dependence and the criteria for SSD (schizophrenia and schizotypal and(More)
Twelve-month treatment of heroin addicts with methadone or buprenorphine normalized plasma cortisol levels, and controlled withdrawal symptoms as well as craving. During treatment, the time course of plasma cortisol levels and craving was not strictly correlated: heroin craving was more elevated at 12 than at 3 months. The results suggest a correlation(More)
The present study compared retrospectively in a clinical non-experimental setting the efficacy of buprenorphine (BUP) in different subgroups of dually diagnosed and non-dually diagnosed opioid-dependent patients: all the subjects included in the study showed severe long-lasting heroin addiction and 68.4% were affected by psychiatric comorbidity.(More)
BACKGROUND The association of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) regimens that include protease inhibitors (PIs) with metabolic and somatic disorders has raised concerns about the possibility of an increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with HIV infection. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of CAD in(More)
  • V. Vidotto, S. Caramello, A. Lucchini
  • 1986
A microbiological study was carried out in the burn-care unit of the Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico of Turin (Italy) in order to detect the most important sources of fungal contamination in patients at high risk of infection. Identification of the fungi was carried out only for those of medical mycological interest, with the exclusion of the yeast(More)
In 42 alcoholic inpatients we performed an open randomized study to compare the effects of diazepam and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) on the suppression of severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome and hypercortisolism. Both diazepam (.5 mg/kg bodyweight, q.i.d.) and GHB (50 mg/kg bodyweight, q.i.d.) were orally administered for three weeks. During all study period,(More)
An open randomized study lasting 12 months was performed to evaluate the efficacy of methadone or buprenorphine to suppress alcohol use in two hundred and eighteen heroin addicts with alcohol dependence. Daily maintenance doses of methadone were 80, 120, 160, and 200 mg/day, while doses of buprenorphine were 8, 16, 24, and 32 mg/day. As expected, both(More)