Angela Denaro

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A phase III trial assessed the efficacy of palonosetron plus dexamethasone given once in preventing acute and delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) following a broad range of moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC) regimens. This multicentre, randomized, open-label, non-inferiority trial evaluated two different treatment groups. One group(More)
The efficacies of an 2-agonist clonidine and an 2-antagonist mianserin were compared in two treatment groups, common migraine and tension headache sufferers. Forty patients entered this double-blind placebo-controlled study. Placebo, clonidine 0.150 mg, and mianserin 30 mg were each administered for 90 day periods. Headaches were induced by intravenous(More)
CDP-choline, an intermediate in the phospholipid metabolic pathway supposed to improve the functionality of the dopamine (DA) system, was administered to parkinsonian patients in a double-blind cross-over study versus placebo. All patients were already treated with L-dopa + dopa decarboxylase inhibitor. Clinical evaluations were carried out using the(More)
The need to control chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting is continuously stimulating research to find better options for the optimal antiemetic care. Palonosetron is different from conventional serotonin receptor antagonists not only by the fact of having a longer half-life but also by higher binding affinity for serotonin receptors. It is the first(More)
We studied the acute effects of pharmacologic stimulation of neurotransmitter systems implicated in growth hormone and prolactin regulation in eight patients with Huntington's disease and matched control subjects. Both apomorphine, a dopamine agonist, and muscimol, a GABA agonist, produced an exaggerated rise in plasma growth hormone levels in the(More)
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy administration is a high-risk process. Aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency, type, preventability, as well as potential and actual severity of outpatient chemotherapy prescribing errors in an Oncology Department where electronic prescribing is used. METHODS Up to three electronic prescriptions per patient record were(More)
A multicentre study with an open experimental design was carried out on 118 patients suffering from mild to moderate cognitive decline due to cerebrovascular and degenerative disorders (chronic cerebrovascular disorders, CCVD; multi-infarct dementia, MID; aging brain, AB; dementia of Alzheimer's type, DAT). All patients, after a wash-out period of 3 weeks,(More)
Neuroendocrine tumors are rare neoplasms originating from cells belonging to a diffuse or confined neuroendocrine system and characterized by a significant histopatologic and biologic heterogeneity. Timely diagnosis is delayed because they are often clinically silent for their low differentiation grade and the absence of any symptom due to abnormal hormone(More)
Since hypothalamic neural degeneration is thought to occur in individuals with Huntington's disease, anterior pituitary hormone secretion which is in part regulated by the hypothalamus, was postulated to be altered in patients with this disease. To test this proposal, nine females with Huntington's disease were matched with controls to participate in a(More)