G Gerra

Summary

Affiliation: Addiction Research Center
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine and behavioural responses to opioid receptor-antagonist during heroin detoxification: relationship with personality traits
    Gilberto Gerra
    Addiction Research Center of Parma, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 18:261-9. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine responses to experimentally-induced emotions among abstinent opioid-dependent subjects
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T, Az U S L, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Drug Alcohol Depend 71:25-35. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Long-term methadone maintenance effectiveness: psychosocial and pharmacological variables
    Gilberto Gerra
    Addiction Research Center, Servizio Tossicodipendenze, Azienda Unita Sanitaria Locale, Parma, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    J Subst Abuse Treat 25:1-8. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Aggressive responding in abstinent heroin addicts: neuroendocrine and personality correlates
    Gilberto Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 28:129-39. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Substance use among high-school students: relationships with temperament, personality traits, and parental care perception
    G Gerra
    Addiction Research Center, Ser T, A U S L, Parma, Italy
    Subst Use Misuse 39:345-67. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine correlates of antisocial personality disorder in abstinent heroin-dependent subjects
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmaco tossicopendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Parma, Italy
    Addict Biol 8:23-32. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine correlates of depression in abstinent heroin-dependent subjects
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 96:221-34. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine correlates of temperamental traits in humans
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL di Parma, Via Spalato 2, 43100, Parma, Italy
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 25:479-96. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Aggressive responding of male heroin addicts under methadone treatment: psychometric and neuroendocrine correlates
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T, A U S L, Via Spalato 2, 43100, Parma, Italy
    Drug Alcohol Depend 65:85-95. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Association of the serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism with smoking behavior among adolescents
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmaco tossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Parma, Italy
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 135:73-8. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine and behavioural responses to opioid receptor-antagonist during heroin detoxification: relationship with personality traits
    Gilberto Gerra
    Addiction Research Center of Parma, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 18:261-9. 2003
    ..Our study suggests that a detailed diagnostic assessment before detoxification procedure may help to predict treatment outcome...
  2. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine responses to experimentally-induced emotions among abstinent opioid-dependent subjects
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T, Az U S L, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Drug Alcohol Depend 71:25-35. 2003
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  3. ncbi request reprint Long-term methadone maintenance effectiveness: psychosocial and pharmacological variables
    Gilberto Gerra
    Addiction Research Center, Servizio Tossicodipendenze, Azienda Unita Sanitaria Locale, Parma, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    J Subst Abuse Treat 25:1-8. 2003
    ..Job and family relationships appear to be associated, together with psychopharmacological treatment, with a more effective outcome...
  4. ncbi request reprint Aggressive responding in abstinent heroin addicts: neuroendocrine and personality correlates
    Gilberto Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 28:129-39. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Substance use among high-school students: relationships with temperament, personality traits, and parental care perception
    G Gerra
    Addiction Research Center, Ser T, A U S L, Parma, Italy
    Subst Use Misuse 39:345-67. 2004
    ..Data from this preliminary pilot study suggest that temperamental traits and personality changes may be associated to early substance use "proneness" and reduced perception of parental care...
  6. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine correlates of antisocial personality disorder in abstinent heroin-dependent subjects
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmaco tossicopendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Parma, Italy
    Addict Biol 8:23-32. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine correlates of depression in abstinent heroin-dependent subjects
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 96:221-34. 2000
    ..A more significant impairment of 5-HT function and the hypersensitivity of post-synaptic DA receptors in A subjects suggests that specific biological correlates of psychiatric comorbidity may characterize substance abuser subtypes...
  8. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine correlates of temperamental traits in humans
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL di Parma, Via Spalato 2, 43100, Parma, Italy
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 25:479-96. 2000
    ..439, P<0.05). Our data support Cloninger theory concerning the biological correlates of temperamental traits, and evidence the link between the neuroendocrine responses to dynamic challenges and stable temperament features...
  9. ncbi request reprint Aggressive responding of male heroin addicts under methadone treatment: psychometric and neuroendocrine correlates
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T, A U S L, Via Spalato 2, 43100, Parma, Italy
    Drug Alcohol Depend 65:85-95. 2001
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Association of the serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism with smoking behavior among adolescents
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmaco tossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Parma, Italy
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 135:73-8. 2005
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  11. ncbi request reprint Analysis of monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) promoter polymorphism in male heroin-dependent subjects: behavioural and personality correlates
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmaco tossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Italy
    J Neural Transm 111:611-21. 2004
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  12. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine responses to psychological stress in adolescents with anxiety disorder
    G Gerra
    Addiction Research Center, Ser T, AUSL, Parma, Italy
    Neuropsychobiology 42:82-92. 2000
    ..Further studies are needed to investigate in more detail the involvement of the HPA axis in anxious adolescents by a more refined resolution of time points of blood sampling...
  13. ncbi request reprint Serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism genotype is associated with temperament, personality traits and illegal drugs use among adolescents
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmaco tossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Italy
    J Neural Transm 112:1397-410. 2005
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  14. ncbi request reprint Experimentally induced aggressive behavior in subjects with 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine ("Ecstasy") use history: psychobiological correlates
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Parma, Italy
    J Subst Abuse 13:471-91. 2001
    ..Objective measures of experimentally induced aggressiveness were evaluated in 12 male 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA, "Ecstasy") users, in comparison with 20 healthy male subjects...
  15. ncbi request reprint Pivagabine effects on neuroendocrine responses to experimentally-induced psychological stress in humans
    G Gerra
    Addiction Research Center, Servizio Tossicodipendenze, Azienda Unita Sanitaria, Via Spalato 2, 43100, Parma, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 122:93-101. 2001
    ..PVG treatment could modulate HPA hyper-responsiveness to stress in subjects with negative affectivity and depressive traits...
  16. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine correlates of temperament traits in abstinent opiate addicts
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    J Subst Abuse 11:337-54. 2000
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  17. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine responses to experimentally-induced psychological stress in healthy humans
    G Gerra
    Addiction Research Center, Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T, A U S L, Via Spalato 2, 43100, Parma, Italy
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 26:91-107. 2001
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  18. ncbi request reprint Buprenorphine versus methadone for opioid dependence: predictor variables for treatment outcome
    G Gerra
    Addiction Research Center, Servizio Tossicodipendenze, Azienda Unita Sanitaria Locale, Parma, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Drug Alcohol Depend 75:37-45. 2004
    ..High doses appear to predict a better outcome, in term of negative urines, for both METH and BUP, but not in term of retention for BUP patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Lofexidine versus clonidine in rapid opiate detoxification
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T Az, USL di Parma, Parma, Italy
    J Subst Abuse Treat 21:11-7. 2001
    ..Because lofexidine does not produce hypotension, safe outpatient treatment, without hospital support, could be possible...
  20. ncbi request reprint Perceived parenting behavior in the childhood of cocaine users: relationship with genotype and personality traits
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmaco tossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Parma, Italy
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 144:52-7. 2007
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  21. ncbi request reprint Association between low-activity serotonin transporter genotype and heroin dependence: behavioral and personality correlates
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmaco tossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 126:37-42. 2004
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  22. ncbi request reprint Intravenous flumazenil versus oxazepam tapering in the treatment of benzodiazepine withdrawal: a randomized, placebo-controlled study
    G Gerra
    Addiction Research Center, Ser T, AUSL, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Addict Biol 7:385-95. 2002
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  23. ncbi request reprint Homovanillic acid (HVA) plasma levels inversely correlate with attention deficit-hyperactivity and childhood neglect measures in addicted patients
    G Gerra
    Servizio Tossicodipendenze, AUSL Parma, Parma, Italy
    J Neural Transm 114:1637-47. 2007
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  24. ncbi request reprint Naloxone and metergoline effects on growth hormone response to gamma-hydroxybutyric acid
    G Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, SER T A USL, Parma, Italy
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 10:245-50. 1995
    ..The opioid system does not seem to be involved in GHB effects on GH-secreting pituitary cells; GHB effects on the serotonergic system influencing GH secretion, on the other hand, cannot be excluded...
  25. ncbi request reprint Human kappa opioid receptor gene (OPRK1) polymorphism is associated with opiate addiction
    G Gerra
    Programma Dipendenze Patologiche, Ser T, AUSL Parma, Italy
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 144:771-5. 2007
    ..In specific, the neurobiological changes induced by mu-kappa opioid imbalance could underlie vulnerable personality traits and risk behavior...
  26. doi request reprint Long-term outcomes of treatment-resistant heroin addicts with and without DSM-IV axis I psychiatric comorbidity (dual diagnosis)
    Icro Maremmani
    Vincent P Dole Dual Diagnosis Unit, Santa Chiara University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, NPB, University of Pisa, Italy
    Eur Addict Res 14:134-42. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the long-term outcomes of treatment-resistant heroin addicts with and without DSM-IV axis I psychiatric comorbidity (dual diagnosis)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Experimentally induced aggressiveness in heroin-dependent patients treated with buprenorphine: comparison of patients receiving methadone and healthy subjects
    Gilberto Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Ser T, Az U S L, Parma, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 149:201-13. 2007
    ..Money-earning responses seemed to be unimpaired in BUP patients...
  28. ncbi request reprint Combination of olanzapine with opioid-agonists in the treatment of heroin-addicted patients affected by comorbid schizophrenia spectrum disorders
    Gilberto Gerra
    Programma Dipendenze Patologiche, Ser T, AUSL Parma, Italy
    Clin Neuropharmacol 30:127-35. 2007
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  29. ncbi request reprint Buprenorphine treatment outcome in dually diagnosed heroin dependent patients: A retrospective study
    Gilberto Gerra
    Addiction Treatment Centre, AUSL Parma, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:265-72. 2006
    ..High doses of BUP appear to predict a better outcome, in terms of negative urines, but not in terms of retention...
  30. ncbi request reprint Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses to stress in subjects with 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine ('ecstasy') use history: correlation with dopamine receptor sensitivity
    Gilberto Gerra
    Addiction Research Centre, Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, SERT, AUSL, Via Spalato 2, Parma 43100, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 120:115-24. 2003
    ..The present findings do not exclude the possibility that dopamine dysfunction partly predated MDMA exposure...
  31. ncbi request reprint Emotional perception and neuroendocrine changes
    Maurizio Codispoti
    Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Psychophysiology 40:863-8. 2003
    ..The results suggest that the neuroendocrine system responds selectively to affective motivationally relevant pictures...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effects of (+/-) 3,4-methylene-dioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy) on dopamine system function in humans
    Gilberto Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, SERT, AUSL di Parma, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 134:403-10. 2002
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  33. doi request reprint Buprenorphine and methadone maintenance treatment of heroin addicts preserves immune function
    Paola Sacerdote
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Milano, Via Vanvitelli 32, 20129 Milano, Italy
    Brain Behav Immun 22:606-13. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that the immune system abnormalities in heroin addicted patients can be restored to almost normal values by controlled treatment with methadone and buprenorphine...
  34. doi request reprint Adrenocorticotropic hormone and cortisol plasma levels directly correlate with childhood neglect and depression measures in addicted patients
    Gilberto Gerra
    Servizio Tossicodipendenze, AUSL Italy
    Addict Biol 13:95-104. 2008
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  35. ncbi request reprint [MDMA (ecstasy): neuroendocrine and behavioral features]
    Gilberto Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmacotossicodipendenze, Servizio Tossicodipendenze, AUSL di Parma, Via Spalato 2, 43100 Parma
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 38:271-7. 2002
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  36. ncbi request reprint Dependence on zolpidem: two case reports of detoxification with flumazenil infusion
    Gianluca Quaglio
    Medical Service for Addictive Disorders, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Verona, Italy
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 20:285-7. 2005
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  37. ncbi request reprint Long-term immune-endocrine effects of bereavement: relationships with anxiety levels and mood
    Gilberto Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmaco Tossico Dipendenze, AUSL, Via Spalato 2, Parma 43100, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 121:145-58. 2003
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  38. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous determination of methadone, buprenorphine and norbuprenorphine in biological fluids for therapeutic drug monitoring purposes
    Laura Mercolini
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Via Belmeloro 6, I 40126 Bologna, Italy
    J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 847:95-102. 2007
    ..The method is suitable for the simultaneous determination of methadone and buprenorphine in human plasma and urine for therapeutic drug monitoring purposes...
  39. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous liquid chromatographic analysis of catecholamines and 4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenylethylene glycol in human plasma. Comparison of amperometric and coulometric detection
    Cesare Sabbioni
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Via Belmeloro 6, 40126 Bologna, Italy
    J Chromatogr A 1032:65-71. 2004
    ..The HPLC method with coulometric detection coupled to a novel SPE procedure is thus suitable for the simultaneous determination of catecholamines and MHPG in plasma of volunteers subjected to experimental stress...
  40. ncbi request reprint Plasma concentrations of anxiolytic neurosteroids in men with normal anxiety scores: a correlation analysis
    Francesca Brambilla
    Addiction Research Center, Azienda Unita Sanitaria, Parma, Italy
    Neuropsychobiology 50:6-9. 2004
    ..PROG concentrations correlated significantly with state anxiety scores. These data suggest that neurosteroids may physiologically modulate anxiety not only in experimental animals but also in humans...
  41. ncbi request reprint Allelic association of a dopamine transporter gene polymorphism with antisocial behaviour in heroin-dependent patients
    Gilberto Gerra
    Centro Studi Farmaco tossicodipendenze, Ser T, AUSL, Parma, Italy
    Addict Biol 10:275-81. 2005
    ..Our findings suggest that the 9-repeat allele of the DAT polymorphism confers increased susceptibility to antisocial - violent behaviour and aggressiveness, rather than drug dependence per se in heroin-dependent males...