Alberto Vannelli

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), or hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN), is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous condition. Mutations of the myelin protein zero (MPZ) gene have been associated with CMT1B, Dejerine-Sottas disease, and congenital hypomyelination, which are inherited demyelinating neuropathies characterized by different(More)
The objective of this study was to study genetic and phenotypic features of a family with X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth consisting of a healthy father, affected mother, two affected sons and one healthy one. A detailed electrophysiological and neuroimaging study, along with sequencing of the Cx32 gene, was performed in all family members. A novel Cx32 123(More)
Idiopathic segmental infarction of the greater omentum is an uncommon cause of acute abdomen. The etiology is still unclear and the symptoms mimic acute appendicitis. Its presentation simultaneously with acute appendicitis is still more infrequent. We present a case of a 47-year old woman without significant previous medical history, admitted with an acute(More)
We studied the peripheral myelin protein gene PMP-22 in a large Sardinian family with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A), in which the duplication commonly found in CMT1A was absent, but with evidence of linkage on chromosome 17. Sequencing of DNA and cDNA showed a missense point mutation G368-->T in exon 5 of PMP22, predicted to determine a valine(More)
BACKGROUND Since population screening has the potential to reduce mortality from rectal cancer (RC), novel methods with improved cost-effectiveness warrant consideration. In a previous pilot study, we found that the rapid, inexpensive and non-invasive electromagnetic detection of RC is a highly specific and sensitive technique. The aim of the present(More)
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