G. Strazzulla

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To check the possibility of a vasoactive effect of calcitonin in man, the authors treated ten hospitalized patients (seven males and three females, mean age 66.3 +/- 3.24), suffering from obstructive arterial disease in the lower extremities, with 100 units M.R.C. i.m. daily, for a period of 15 days. Five patients presented Raynaud's phenomenon. Treatment(More)
The plasma levels of somatostatin-like immunoreactivity, growth hormone and insulin were measured using a RIA method in healthy volunteers every 4h during the day and every 2h at night, without waking the subjects. In the waking state the fluctuation of plasma somatostatin-like immunoreactivity level only occurred near to meal time. A marked episodic surge(More)
To investigate the effects of physiological increases in plasma brain natriuretic peptide concentration in humans, we studied six healthy volunteers who received incremental infusions (0.25 pmol/kg per minute in the first hour and 0.50 pmol/kg per minute in the second) of synthetic human brain natriuretic peptide-32 in a placebo-controlled, crossover study.(More)
To investigate the cardiovascular effects of pathophysiological levels of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), 7 healthy subjects were submitted to equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography in baseline conditions and during BNP infusion at increasing doses (4, 8, 10 and 12 pmol/kg.min for 20 min each). BNP induced a progressive, significant reduction in left(More)
The action of i.v. histamine on human skin inflammation experimentally induced with carbon dioxide snow in man is described. Histamine was injected when the skin reaction was on the wane to determine its possible reactivation of inflammation. Complete recrudescence of erythralgia was noted (reappearance of pain and of erythralgic halo, with a fresh spread(More)
We evaluated the cardiovascular effects of pathophysiological plasma levels of brain natriuretic peptide in seven patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension by performing equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography at baseline and during brain natriuretic peptide infusion at increasing doses (4, 8, 10, and 12 pmol/kg per minute for 20 minutes(More)