Giovanni Della Cioppa

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BACKGROUND A recombinant humanized anti-IgE mAb, omalizumab, forms complexes with free IgE, blocking its interaction with mast cells and basophils; as a consequence, it might be effective in the treatment of asthma. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of omalizumab in the treatment of inhaled(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with severe asthma are often inadequately controlled on existing anti-asthma therapy, constituting an unmet clinical need. OBJECTIVE This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluated the ability of omalizumab, a humanized monoclonal anti-IgE antibody, to improve disease control sufficiently to enable inhaled(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic rhinitis is a common condition often requiring treatment. OBJECTIVE We evaluated whether recombinant humanized (rhu)mAb-E25, a recombinant humanized construct of a murine antibody that binds to circulating IgE, could control symptoms and reduce intake of concomitant medication in seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) induced by birch pollen(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with severe persistent asthma who are inadequately controlled despite treatment according to current asthma management guidelines have a significant unmet medical need. Such patients are at high risk of serious exacerbations and asthma-related mortality. METHODS Here, we pooled data from seven studies to determine the effect of(More)
BACKGROUND The potential consequences of an avian influenza pandemic warrants the development of safe, highly immunogenic pre-pandemic A/H5N1 vaccines with cross-clade protection. In this randomized, controlled study we compared the immunogenicity and safety of an MF59(®)-adjuvanted (Novartis Vaccines, Marburg, Germany) A/H5N1 pre-pandemic vaccine with that(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the onset and magnitude of bronchodilation after dry powder inhalations of formoterol fumarate (Foradil Aerolizer) versus salmeterol xinofoate (Serevent Diskus) with respect to normalized (*) forced expiratory volume in 1 s area under the curve 0 to 1 h after inhalation (FEV1 AUC*0-1 h). DESIGN A double-blind, double-dummy,(More)
Objective: The pharmacokinetics of the long-acting β2-agonist formoterol fumarate, which is a racemate of the (S,S)- and (R,R)-enantiomers were evaluated in 12 healthy (eight male, four female) volunteers after a single inhaled high dose of 120 μg of formoterol fumarate. The tolerability and safety were also assessed. Methods: Each volunteer inhaled the(More)
BACKGROUND Modern cell-culture production techniques and the use of adjuvants helps to ensure that the global demand for pandemic influenza vaccine can be met. This study aimed to assess the immunogenicty and safety profiles of various cell-culture-derived A/H1N1 pandemic vaccine formulations in healthy adult and elderly subjects. METHODS Adult (18-60(More)
Objective: To assess the cardiovascular and metabolic responses to increasing doses of formoterol administered from a dry powder inhaler. Methods: Twenty patients with mild to moderate asthma were given 12, 24, 48 and 96 μg of formoterol or a matched placebo on separate days. The doses were administered using a randomised, cross-over, double-blind design.(More)
BACKGROUND Non-adjuvanted seasonal influenza vaccines show only modest efficacy in young children. This study compared the immunogenicity, reactogenicity and safety of the MF59-adjuvanted trivalent subunit vaccine (aTIV) with two non-adjuvanted trivalent vaccines, TIV-1, the non-adjuvanted version of aTIV, and TIV-2, a split virion vaccine. METHODS 6078(More)