Maria Pacini

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of gemcitabine, a pyrimidine antimetabolite, in the treatment of advanced transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary tract. 35 patients with unresectable or metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary tract previously treated with a platinum-based regimen were studied. Gemcitabine was(More)
The antireactive activity of glucosamine sulfate (GS) (CAS 29031-19-4) was tested in the rat in experimental models of subacute inflammation (sponge granuloma and croton oil granuloma), on subacute mechanical arthritis (kaolin arthritis) and in immunological-reactive arthritis and generalized inflammation (adjuvant arthritis). On these models GS was found(More)
PURPOSE To explore the use of gemcitabine for the treatment of patients with relapsing or refractory Hodgkin's disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligible patients had measurable disease and more than one previous chemotherapy regimen. Patients previously treated with high-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or peripheral stem-cell support were not(More)
Glucosamine (CAS 3416-24-8) is an aminomonosaccharide naturally occurring in the human body. It was tested for antiinflammatory activities and it showed to protect against the edema provoked in the rat paw by carrageenin, dextran, formalin, but not against the edema provoked by specific inflammation mediators, such as bradykinin, serotonin, histamine.(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies reveal that neglect is a major cause of disability in stroke patients, and two months from onset neglect is still present in approximately 50% of individuals with a right brain lesion. Among the various methods of neglect rehabilitation, we have turned our attention to the prism adaptation treatment, developed by Rossetti in 1998.(More)
Derivatives of 5-(dipentylamino)-5-oxo-pentanoic acid are a new class of non-peptide cholecystokinin (CCK) antagonists. The most potent compound, D,L-4-(3,4-dichlorobenzoylamino)-5-(dipentylamino)-5-oxo-pen tanoic acid (lorglumide, CR 1409), has a great affinity for the pancreatic CCK receptors and is a competitive, specific and potent CCK antagonist on the(More)
New glutaramic acid derivatives were evaluated for anti-cholecystokinin (CCK) activity in vitro on guinea pig gallbladder. The compounds are competitive and specific CCK-antagonists, causing a parallel right shift of the cumulative dose-response curve of the agonist. The affinity for the binding site of the CCK-receptor for some of these compounds was(More)
The anticholecystokinin activities of loxiglumide, (D,L-4-(3,4-dichloro-benzoylamino)-5-(N-3-methoxypropyl-pentylamino++ +)-5-oxo- pentanoic acid, CR 1505) are described. Loxiglumide antagonizes in vivo the contractions of the gall bladder of guinea pig induced or mediated by cholecystokinin-8 (CCK-8) (i.v. ED50 = 0.24 mumol/kg), the emptying of the gall(More)
D,L-4-(3,4-Dichloro-benzoylamino)-5-(N-3-methoxypropyl- pentylamino)-5-oxo-pentanoic acid (CR 1505) belongs to a newly discovered class of agents with cholecystokinin (CCK) antagonistic activity. CR 1505 displaces CCK-8 from the central CCK receptors at concentrations of 9.1 mumol/l, and from the peripheral CCK receptors at concentrations of 0.33 mumol/l.(More)