Giovanni Verrazzo

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This study aimed at evaluating whether increased availability of the natural precursor of nitric oxide, L-arginine, could influence systemic hemodynamic and rheologic parameters in humans and whether the effects of L-arginine are mediated by endogenous insulin. 10 healthy young subjects participated in the following studies: study I, infusion of L-arginine(More)
CONTEXT C1 inhibitor (C1-INH) is an alpha2-globulin that blocks esterolytic activity of the first component of the classic complement cascade. The alpha-granules of normal human platelets also contain C1-INH, which is expressed on the platelet surface during platelet secretion in healthy patients, but it is clearly reduced in patients with hereditary(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate hemorheological effects of a single exercise respiratory session (SERS), in the rehabilitation of elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Fifteen elderly patients with COPD and 15 controls, matched for demographic variables and body habitus, were submitted to a single session of relaxation(More)
The use of ozone in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is increasing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of ozone on haemoglobin oxygen affinity in Type-2 diabetic patients with PVD. Twenty diabetic patients presenting with PVD (Clinical stage II-IV according to Fontaine) and 20 non-diabetic healthy matched subjects were(More)
The purpose of the present study was to determine if opioid agonism (beta-endorphin) and antagonism (Naloxone) exert rheological and cardiovascular effects in normal humans and in patients with essential hypertension. Eight hypertensive patients were matched for age, sex, and body habitus (body mass index, waist to hip ratio) with eight normotensive healthy(More)
This study aimed at evaluating whether increased availability of the natural precursor of nitric oxide, L -arginine, could influence systemic hemodynamic and rheologic parameters in humans and whether the effects of L -arginine are mediated by endogenous insulin. 10 healthy young subjects participated in the following studies: study I, infusion of L(More)
For many years, clinical practice has consolidated the use of both hyperbaric oxygen and oxygen-ozone therapy in the treatment of peripheral occlusive arterial disease (POAD). We investigated the influence of these treatments on hemorrheologic parameters that play an important role in the pathogenesis and the clinical course of arteriosclerosis. Two groups(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate 1) the hemorrheologic and hemodynamic effects of glyceryl trinitrate in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and 2) the influence of antioxidants on these effects. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING University hospital clinic. PATIENTS 40 patients with diabetes and no evidence of cardiovascular complications and(More)