Alessandra Fratto

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A 70-year-old woman presented with a 2-year history of progressive difficulty in walking with frequent falls. Neurologic examination showed postural instability with backward falls, vertical supranuclear gaze palsy with normal vestibular-ocular reflex, rigidity, and pyramidal signs in the right limbs. There was no clinical response to levodopa. Laboratory(More)
Aim of the study is to evaluate the causes of dumping syndromes following partial gastrectomies, and to report an unusual feature of dumping. A case of early dumping due to diverticular-like dilation of gastro-jejunal anastomosis is described with preoperative imaging and intraoperative picture. The surgical correction led to complete clinical remission;(More)
Case report: We report the case of a 45-year-old female patient with myasthenia gravis, who developed reversible signs of pancreatic damage, probably related to immunoglobulin vein infusion therapy (IGiv). During this treatment, the patients had an increase of the serum pancreatic enzymes, greater than five times the upper limit of normal values, resolved,(More)
Several epidemiological studies have shown that Diabetes Mellitus (DM) or Insulin Resistance (IR) increases the risk of dementia. Besides, some authors suggested that poor glucose control to be associated with worse cognitive function. We aimed to assess cognitive functions and IR-degree over time in diabetic. We also evaluated whether a greater magnitude(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy (ADNFLE) is a distinct epileptic syndrome with a broad range of severity even amongst affected members of the same pedigree, and the level of pharmacoresistance may reach 30%, close to that seen in sporadic focal epilepsies. METHODS To investigate this issue of phenotypic(More)
OBJECTIVE DAT-SPECT, is a well-established procedure for distinguishing drug-induced parkinsonism from Parkinson's disease (PD). We investigated the usefulness of blink reflex recovery cycle (BRrc) and of electromyographic parameters of resting tremor for the differentiation of patients with drug-induced parkinsonism with resting tremor (rDIP) from those(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare circadian autonomic fluctuations in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) with or without REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) by using heart rate variability (HRV) analysis. METHODS This is a case-control study including 20 PD patients with RBD (PD-RBD) and 20 PD patients without RBD (PD). In all patients, we measured the components of(More)
Background Partial epilepsy represents almost 70% of the epileptic syndrome. It is characterized by partial seizures that arise from the restricted area of the cerebral cortex. Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most frequent form of cryptogenic partial epilepsies [1]. The mesial temporal sclerosis is the pathologic abnormality most frequently detected in(More)
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