Lorenzo Mannucci

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The effects of bezafibrate 400 mg/day (slow release formulation) on plasma lipids/lipoproteins and on selected haemostatic parameters were evaluated in a double blind cross-over study in patients with Type IIb and IV hyperlipoproteinaemia. Placebo treatment did not influence any of those parameters, but the drug significantly reduced plasma triglycerides(More)
A relation between elevated triglyceride (TG) levels and alterations of the fibrinolytic system has been recognized in studies of patients with coronary heart disease. In this investigation, the total fibrinolytic activity and the levels of specific components of the fibrinolytic system were evaluated in plasma samples from a highly selected group of(More)
The newly developed method, based on the quantitation of changes in electrical impedance, to determine platelet aggregation in whole blood was applied to the evaluation of the effects of Indobufen, a well known inhibitor of platelet rich plasma aggregation. The platelet antiaggregatory activity of the drug after single (200 or 400 mg) and repeated doses(More)
An acquired platelet functional defect was found to be present in eight patients who presented with various clinical conditions--three with renal allograft rejection, three with the hemolytic uremic syndrome or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, one with acute consumption coagulopathy due to an incompatible transfusion and one with systemic lupus(More)
In order to assess the efficacy of gemfibrozil on lipid and haemostatic parameters in patients with plurimetabolic syndrome, a multicenter double-blind placebo controlled, parallel study was carried out in 56 patients with primary hypertriglyceridemia and glucose intolerance. These patients had elevated PAI activity and antigen and t-PA antigen levels at(More)
Fifty-two patients with chronic myeloproliferative disorders (13 with polycythemia vera; 23 with primary thrombocythemia; 6 with myelofibrosis and 10 with chronic granulocytic leukemia) had low platelet levels of adenine nucleotides and serotonin and abnormal uptake and storage of the amine. The storage pool deficiency was confined to the substances(More)
It is already known that activation of the coagulation and fibrinolytic system occurs in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). We have thus studied twenty patients (10 treated with aprotinin during CPB and 10 untreated) both during the intraoperative period and during thirty days follow up. In untreated patients D-dimer levels increased 4-fold(More)
Low dose metformin (500 mg b.i.d.) was tested in 11 patients with symptomatic peripheral vascular disease (PVD) in an open design. At -1, 0, 1, 4, 7 months the major lipid and lipoprotein parameters, arterial function, and fibrinolytic activity were monitored. Arterial function changes were similar to those found with a high dose (850 mg t.i.d.) metformin(More)
Derivatives of cyclic nucleotides were evaluated for their ability to inhibit platelet aggregation and the release reaction. Derivatives substituted in position 8 (mainly 8-Br-cyclic GMP) were more active than 3'-5' cyclic AMP, and their relative potency in inhibiting platelet aggregation and 14C-serotonin release was comparable to that of(More)