Francesco Bucchi

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Aspirin has been shown to be beneficial in the prophylaxis of arterial thromboembolic disease. The rationale for its use as an antithrombotic drug lies in its inhibition of thromboxane A2-dependent platelet function. However, the effect of aspirin on coagulation and fibrinolysis during chronic therapy has not been studied. We have measured a range of(More)
This paper reports on the autonomic nervous system (ANS) changes and driving style modifications as a response to incremental stressing level stimulation during simulated driving. Fifteen subjects performed a driving simulation experiment consisting of three driving sessions. Starting from a first session where participants performed a steady motorway(More)
Here we describe biogeochemical processes that lead to the generation of acid rock drainage (ARD) and rock weathering on the Antarctic landmass and describe why they are important sources of iron into the Antarctic Ocean. During three expeditions, 2009-2011, we examined three sites on the South Shetland Islands in Antarctica. Two of them displayed intensive(More)
Oral aspirin can be extensively hydrolyzed to salicylate in the stomach and liver before it enters the systemic circulation. "Presystemic" acetylation of platelets may thus occur during aspirin absorption. This may result in concomitant sparing of peripheral vascular cyclooxygenase mainly exposed to salicylate. We tested whether the "biochemical(More)
Oral administration of 100 or 200 mg suloctidil to healthy volunteers resulted in serum thromboxane B2 (TxB2) inhibition. This reached a maximum level between 90 min and 4 h after drug ingestion. TxB2 levels returned to 75% of basal values 6 h after 100 mg and more than 8 h after 200 mg, reaching control values at 24 h. Different experiments were performed(More)
Aspirin inhibits cyclo-oxygenase, thus preventing prostanoids formation. After oral administration aspirin is hydrolysed to inactive salicylate partly within the gastrointestinal tract, partly during first pass in the liver, partly in the circulation by plasma esterases. Intravenous aspirin, in contrast, mainly undergoes plasma esterase-catalysed(More)
3-Pyridyloxyacetaldehyde guanylhydrazone and the guanylhydrazones of pyridine-2- and -4-aldehydes substituted at the 3-position with the omega-carboxypentyloxy chain were synthesized in order to evaluate their activity as thromboxane synthase inhibitors in vitro. The tested compounds inhibit thromboxane B2 biosynthesis in human serum. The first appears to(More)