Mario Tiengo

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UNLABELLED The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of somatostatin administration on experimentally induced inflammation in rats. Inflammation was induced by the intraplantar injection of carrageenan (50 microL) into the hind paw of the rat. Animals were treated intraplantarly with somatostatin in a volume of 50 microL at different doses(More)
The main serotoninergic groups have been described in the midbrain raphe; in the region of the solitary tract, serotonin (5-HT) has been localized in varicose processes and terminals. This study shows the presence of serotoninergic neurons located in the medial nuclei of the solitary tract of intracisternally injected rats, and describe the mapping, the(More)
Antidepressant drugs are increasingly used in the management of chronic pain. They are mainly prescribed for cancer-related pain and central pain, e.g. phantom or stump pain, post-herpetic neuropathy. However, no controlled clinical trials have validated their in either pathology. Thus, physicians still do not know whether antidepressants are really(More)
The effects of intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) administration of neuropeptide Y (NPY1-36) on food intake and pain sensitivity in hot plate test were studied in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) and in normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKy) rats. In satiated SHRs NPY1-36 failed to significantly increase intake at doses that produced a strong effect in(More)
The different theories on the neuroanatomical substrate of pain have been revised in the frame of new concepts on the intercellular communication in the central nervous system. In fact, it has recently been proposed that two kinds of electrochemical transmission exist in the brain: the first one, called wiring transmission (WT), uses neuronal chains(More)
BACKGROUND 1) To analyse the information provided both by the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and by the McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) in a cross-sectional study with patients affected by different kinds of pain and to study the relationship between VAS and MPQ scores in the same patient sample. METHODS 962 patients affected by different kinds of pain (i.e.(More)
Many reports indicate that anaesthesia affects several immunological functions that decrease the immune response, but the mechanisms involved are still unknown. We investigated the in vitro effect of halothane on human lymphocyte metabolism and plasma membrane function by evaluating the intracellular concentration of 3',5'-cyclic adenosine-monophosphate(More)