M L Boccuni

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Nicotinamide has been recently introduced, in addition to intensive insulin therapy for patients with recent-onset insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) to protect beta cells from end-stage destruction. However, available data are conflicting. A double blind trial in 56 newly-diagnosed IDDM patients receiving nicotinamide for 12 months at a dose of 25(More)
Forty-five patients with cluster headache in the asymptomatic phase were studied by electronic pupillography, testing autonomic function of both pupils pharmacologically. Topical sympathetically-acting mydriatics, tyramine and cocaine and the cholinoceptor blocker, homatropine, induced defective mydriatic responses on the symptomatic side, indicating latent(More)
Partial recovery of beta-cell function in type 1 diabetes is common after diagnosis by intensive insulin therapy. Residual beta-cell function can be improved by other therapies. Cyclosporin (CyA) and nicotinamide (NA), alone or in combination, can preserve this function, as indicated by the parameters of metabolic control (insulin dose, HbA1C). After(More)
A 1-year open randomized controlled multicentre trial was carried out on 90 patients with recent onset (< 4 weeks) insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM) to compare the effect of nicotinamide (NCT) with the combination NCT and low dose cyclosporin (CyA) on clinical remission and optimization of metabolic control during the first year from diagnosis. Three groups(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the effect of nicotinamide (NCT) alone or in combination with a cortisone-like substance, deflazacort (DFL), on the integrated parameters of metabolic control in patients with the recent-onset of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Thirty-six patients who were diagnosed(More)
The pressor responsiveness to phenylephrine, an almost pure agonist of peripheral alpha-1-adrenoceptors, was studied in 32 migraine patients in headache-free intervals. Eighteen healthy volunteers served as a control group. Fourteen patients and 14 controls also underwent the tilt test. The following observations were made: (1) the pressor response to(More)