Carla Ida Ripamonti

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An expert working group of the European Association for Palliative Care has revised and updated its guidelines on the use of morphine in the management of cancer pain. The revised recommendations presented here give guidance on the use of morphine and the alternative strong opioid analgesics which have been introduced in many parts of the world in recent(More)
Metastatic bone disease is a frequent cause of morbidity in advanced cancer patients with a subsequent high incidence of skeletal complications (fractures, hypercalcemia, spinal cord compression) and severe pain. The osteolytic process is mainly characterized by an osteoclastic activity of bone resorption and inflammatory activity provoked by various(More)
Methadone is a synthetic opioid agonist considered a second choice drug in the management of cancer pain. Methadone has a number of unique characteristics including excellent oral and rectal absorption, no known active metabolites, high potency, low cost, and longer administration intervals, as well as an incomplete cross-tolerance with respect to other(More)
In the rat we studied the effect of 3 tricyclic antidepressants: chlorimipramine, amitriptyline and nortriptyline, and the atypical antidepressant trazodone on pain thresholds when administered alone or together with morphine. Moreover, we evaluated the effect of the antidepressants on free morphine plasma concentrations both in the rat and in man. We(More)
Efficacy and tolerability of medical ozone gas insufflations in patients with osteonecrosis of the jaw treated with bisphosphonates—Preliminary data $ Keywords: Bisphosphonates-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) Topical medical ozone gas insufflation Bone sequestrum Spontaneous necrotic bone expulsion Surgery a b s t r a c t Osteonecrosis of the Jaw(More)