Alessandra Lentini

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The aim of our study was to evaluate the etiopathogenesis and the vascular risk factors in a consecutive series of patients with juvenile ischemic stroke. We enrolled 273 patients (158 males and 115 females), aged between 16 and 49 years, with ischemic cerebrovascular events (ICVE), including transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke, referred to our(More)
The use of Alendronate for the treatment of senile diabetes with osteopenia or osteoporosis is a common practice today, although the reasons for the success of this treatment are not completely understood. We investigated 40 elderly female patients, over 70 years of age, divided in two Groups (A and B) 20 cases of each, with insulin-dependent senile(More)
Moya-Moya is a rare cerebrovascular occlusive disease characterized by bilateral stenosis or occlusion at the terminal portion of the internal carotid artery and abnormal vascular network at the base of the brain, named “moya-moya”. In children, Moya-Moya disease usually presents with ischemic cerebrovascular events, mainly TIA or lacunar stroke, leading to(More)
In order to clarify the correlation between Reinke's oedema and thyreopathies, we performed a study on 28 patients affected by polypoid degeneration of the vocal cords. Every patient had a complete check-up concerning the otorhino-laryngological either endocrinological aspects, in particular blood laboratory tests including the routine ones and RIA for T3,(More)
The authors present the case of a primitive small cell esophageal carcinoma. It is a rare and biologically aggressive neoplasm which occurs mainly in the elder male. The case observed concerns a 69 year old female treated with surgical therapy consisting in esophagectomy and intrathoracic esophagealgastrictype plasty. Diagnostic problems either histological(More)
Sirs: Cervicocephalic arterial dissection (CAD) is an important cause of cerebrovascular accidents in young and middle-aged patients [1]. CAD may be caused by major non-penetrating trauma of the cervical carotid and vertebral arteries; it more frequently occurs spontaneously or in association with trivial trauma causing hyperextension or rotation of the(More)
The relationship between sleep and primary headaches has been known for over a century, particularly for headaches occurring during the night or early morning. Migraine, tension-tyre headache, and cluster headache may cause sleep fragmentation, insomnia, and hypersomnia, causing considerable social and economical costs and several familial problems. By(More)