Massimo Caruso

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BACKGROUND Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming increasingly popular with smokers worldwide. Users report buying them to help quit smoking, to reduce cigarette consumption, to relieve tobacco withdrawal symptoms, and to continue having a 'smoking' experience, but with reduced health risks. Research on e-cigarettes is urgently needed in order to(More)
A growing interest was recently focused on the use of Botulinum neurotoxin serotype A (BoNT/A) for fighting pain. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of BoNT/A on neuropathic pain. It was observed that BoNT/A is able to counteract neuropathic pain induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) to the sciatic nerve both in mice and in rats.(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is a heterogeneous disease in which there is a differential response to asthma treatments. This heterogeneity needs to be evaluated so that a personalized management approach can be provided. OBJECTIVES We stratified patients with moderate-to-severe asthma based on clinicophysiologic parameters and performed an omics analysis of sputum.(More)
The single-phase induction motor (SPIM) is one of the electrical machines more used in the World, and can be found in several fractional and sub-fractional horsepower applications in houses, offices, shoppings, farms, and industries. The introduction of more sophisticated applications has required the use of variable speed drives for SPIM, where the(More)
Charging equipment for all-Electric Vehicles (EVs) is classified by the rate at which the batteries are charged. Charging times vary based on how depleted the battery is, how much energy it holds, the type of battery, and the type of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). In this paper, a review of the innovative charging stations is reported.
INTRODUCTION Adenosine receptors (ARs) and their differential pattern of expression modulate a series of pleiotropic activities that are known to contribute to the control of inflammation, remodeling, and tissue repair. Consequently, pharmacological manipulation of adenosine signaling pathway is of great interest and is currently exploited as a therapeutic(More)
This paper presents a low cost, simple, and highly accurate resolver-to-digital converter (RDC) for electrical drive applications based on an integrated software approach, thus allowing a significant reduction of hardware components count with significant improvements in terms of reliability, reduction of fault rate, and susceptibility to electromagnetic(More)
Current research endeavours indicate that adenosine elicits strong inflammatory responses in the lung and might be involved in the pathogenic mechanisms of chronic inflammatory disorders of the airways such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The contribution of adenosine-associated effector mechanisms to the initiation, persistence(More)
Despite the toxicological risks to which humans and animals are exposed due to the transfer of toxic xenobiotic metabolites into milk of domestic animals, studies on the metabolizing mechanisms occurring in ruminant mammary gland are totally lacking. To investigate the possible biotransformation capabilities of a bovine mammary epithelial cell line(More)
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are marketed as safer alternatives to tobacco cigarettes and have shown to reduce their consumption. Here we report for the first time the effects of e-cigs on subjective and objective asthma parameters as well as tolerability in asthmatic smokers who quit or reduced their tobacco consumption by switching to these products. We(More)