An EEG finding of temporo-occipital or temporo-parieto-occipital spike-wave complexes, suppressed by eye opening, coexisting with classical migraine, was observed in 14 children; in 13 of these patients, seizures were present. Classical migraine, visual phenomena and seizures coexisted in different clinical patterns.
In six Centers belonging to the Italian Movement Disorder Study Group, the efficacy of botulinum toxin treatment was evaluated in an open collaborative study in 251 patients with focal dystonia and hemifacial spasm. The percentage of functional improvement ranged from 66% to 81% in patients with blepharospasm, from 40% to 51% in patients with spasmodic… (More)
The authors have reviewed the literature and recorded the distinguishing features of intraspinal enterogenous cysts. There are no characteristic clinical findings or history associated with this disease. These congenital space-occupying lesions frequently go undiagnosed, and the patient may be treated for many years as a case of multiple sclerosis. The… (More)
One hundred patients with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage due to aneurysm or presumed aneurysm consecutively admitted to a neurological clinic and subjected to CCT during the first 72 hours were examined retrospectively. The outcome after two months as defined by the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) was relatively good: 23% of the patients suffered… (More)
DSA ranks among the modern imaging procedures which owe their development to the advances made in computer technology. Thanks to i.v. contrast injection, it has become possible to evaluate a lesion in the cervical vessels in at least 80% of cases and in 60% of cases when intracranial vessels are concerned. Intra-arterial contrast injection renders the… (More)
In 65 cases of ischemic cerebral infarction, CT scans and quantitative assessments of the neurological disturbances were undertaken at specific intervals during the 4 week period after stroke. Forty-three patients underwent lumbar puncture to determine the serum/CSF albumin ratio. The etiology of the infarction was evaluated on the basis of angiographic,… (More)
CDP-choline, an intermediate in the phospholipid metabolic pathway supposed to improve the functionality of the dopamine (DA) system, was administered to parkinsonian patients in a double-blind cross-over study versus placebo. All patients were already treated with L-dopa + dopa decarboxylase inhibitor. Clinical evaluations were carried out using the… (More)
We compared the efficacy of a single dose of an oral solution of levodopa methyl ester (ME) to that of standard levodopa, in the form of a single dose of Madopar, in reversing afternoon "off" periods in 12 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The highly soluble ME solution led to a significantly more rapid reversal of "off" periods. This preparation may… (More)