Giuseppe Celasco

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AIMS The aims of the study were to: (1) evaluate the gastrointestinal transit, release and absorption of budesonide from tablets with a new multimatrix formulation (MMX) designed to release the drug throughout the whole colon, and (2) assess the influence of food on budesonide bioavailability. METHODS Two phase I studies, each comprising 12 healthy males,(More)
A small dose of apomorphine (25 or 50 micrograms/kg, SC) induced repeated episodes of yawning, penile erection, genital grooming and a decrease in locomotor activity in rats. Hypophysectomy almost completely abolished yawning, penile erection and genital abolished yawning, penile erection and genital grooming but failed to modify the hypomotility induced by(More)
There have been several reports showing convincing evidence for non-bactericidal activities of the rifamycin antibiotics. In particular, the parent compound rifamycin SV has been employed in a limited number of cases to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Moreover, rifamycin SV and its derivative rifaximin have been found to be effective in experimental animal(More)
BACKGROUND Efficacy of heparin and low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment has been suggested. The multimatrix oral formulation MMX releases active drugs in the colon, avoiding systemic absorption. Parnaparin sodium is the LMWH chosen to be carried in the MMX formulation. AIM To assess the safety of three(More)
The effects of microelectrophoretic application of hydrocortisone (HC) and corticosterone (CS) on single neurones of the brainstem reticular formation (RF) were investigated in rats under urethane anaesthesia. Ejecting currents generally ranged from 5 to 20nA. HC and CS behaved similarly in that they produced an excitatory effect in 26% and 24% of the(More)
The profibrinolytic activity of orally administered Mesoglycan was evaluated in 18 patients affected by impaired plasma fibrinolytic activity. Mesoglycan was administered by a single oral dose of 24, 48 or 72 mg on 1 day, and by repeated doses of 48 mg twice a day for 9 consecutive days. After the single administration all the fibrinolytic parameters were(More)
BACKGROUND Acne vulgaris is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit in which the androgens contribute to its onset and persistence. The use of antiandrogens is therefore potentially effective; however, antiandrogens for topical use are not available on the market. Cortexolone 17α-propionate (CB-03-01; Cosmo S.p.A, Lainate, Italy) is a new potent topical(More)
BACKGROUND The administration of parnaparin sodium as oral colon-release tablets (CB-01-05 MMX) has been proposed as a novel approach for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). AIM To assess the efficacy and the tolerability of 8 weeks' oral daily administration of 210 mg of parnaparin sodium compared with placebo in subjects treated with stable-doses(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous necrotizing venulitis (CNV) is a clinical disorder associated with segmental inflammation and fibrinoid necrosis of the dermal venules. It usually presents clinically as palpable purpura, even sometimes as nodules, bullae, ulcers, and urticarial lesions. This form, when showing as leukocytoclastic vasculitis is apparently characterized(More)