A M Prudenzano

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We have developed and tested an Italian version of the Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) questionnaire, an established instrument for assessing headache-related disability. A multistep process was used to translate and adapt the questionnaire into Italian, which was then tested on 109 Italian migraine without aura patients, 86 (78.9%) of whom completed(More)
Topographic analysis of spontaneous and steady-state visual evoked brain electrical activity was carried out between attacks in 82 migraine patients (40 youths and 42 adults). In adult migraine with aura a significant increase of delta rhythm percentage power was observed compared with migraine without aura and age-matched controls. Children suffering from(More)
Topographic analysis of SVEPs in the medium frequencies range was performed in 30 migraineurs without aura, 20 migraineurs with aura and in 20 control subjects. The mean absolute power values of the fundamental component F1, the subharmonic F1/2 and the first harmonic F2, corrected by logarithmic transformation, were computed in each group and then compared(More)
Hematological malignancies in Jehovah's Witnesses are often difficult to cure since these patients deny transfusions. By a retrospective analysis, we report the possibility of treating some tumors, mostly hematological, with either autologous or allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) without blood support. Eight patients were evaluated, including(More)
Two groups of 10 patients with Parkinson's disease received doses of either 1g acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) per day for seven days or 2g. The effects of this drug on intermittent luminous stimulation and on nocturnal sleep patterns were studied. In both cases with either dose of ALC the effect was an improvement of the H response, sleep stages and spindling(More)
An interim report evaluating the feasibility of myeloablative therapy followed by peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) autotransplant in patients aged >60 years is presented. In the last 2 years 19 patients >60 years old with several oncological conditions, mostly hematological, underwent PBSC autotransplant either as salvage therapy following relapse or(More)
Comorbidity between headache and other disorders such as psychological or memory problems is a topic of increasing scientific interest both for us diagnostic and therapeutic implications but also for pathogenetic advances. A central neurogenic mechanism such as a dysregulation of some neurotransmitter system might underlie not only headache but also other(More)
Bone marrow involvement in follicular center and mantle cell lymphomas and chronic lymphocytic leukemia is difficult to eliminate. Rituximab, an anti-CD20 specific therapy has been demonstrated to be effective in marrow disease. We used rituximab in combination with peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation following BEAM therapy in patients with(More)
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