Alessandra Solari

Davide Radice4
Paolo Confalonieri4
4Davide Radice
4Paolo Confalonieri
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We have assessed the reliability of hand-held myometry in 33 patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), testing elbow flexion, handgrip, three-point pinch, knee flexion, knee extension, and foot dorsiflexion, and determining intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC). Interrater reliability was high for upper limbs, with an ICC of 0.92 for three-point(More)
Health-related quality of life instruments are expected to be of particular value in routine care of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), where they may facilitate the detection of disease aspects that would otherwise go unrecognised, help clinicians appreciate patient priorities particularly in terms of treatment goals, facilitate physician-patient(More)
  • Davide Pareyson, Mary M Reilly, Angelo Schenone, Gian Maria Fabrizi, Tiziana Cavallaro, Lucio Santoro +10 others
  • 2011
BACKGROUND Ascorbic acid reduced the severity of neuropathy in transgenic mice overexpressing peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22), a model of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) associated with the PMP22 duplication. However, in three 1-year trials, ascorbic acid had no benefit in human beings. We did a multicentre 2-year trial to test the efficacy(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess decision-making in multiple sclerosis (MS) from third observer and patient perspectives. METHOD Audio recordings of first-ever consultations with a participating physician (88 outpatients, 10 physicians) at four tertiary MS care clinics in Italy, were rated by a third observer using the Observing Patient Involvement in Shared Decision(More)
  • Claudia Borreani, Elisabetta Bianchi, Erika Pietrolongo, Ilaria Rossi, Sabina Cilia, Miranda Giuntoli +11 others
  • 2014
BACKGROUND Few data on services for people with severe multiple sclerosis (MS) are available. The Palliative Network for Severely Affected Adults with MS in Italy (PeNSAMI) developed a home palliative care program for MS patients and carers, preceded by a literature review and qualitative study (here reported). OBJECTIVE To identify unmet needs of people(More)
Although relations between the extent of periventricular leukomalacia and neuropsychological performance in preterm children with spastic diplegia have been extensively investigated, studies on term children with spastic diplegia are rare. The authors examined 15 preterm children and 9 term children with spastic diplegia, all of whom had periventricular(More)
UNLABELLED For almost three decades in many countries azathioprine has been used to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. However its efficacy was usually considered marginal and following approval of β interferons for this indication it was no longer recommended as first line treatment, even if presently no conclusive direct β(More)
BACKGROUND Patients making important medical decisions need to evaluate complex information in the light of their own beliefs, attitudes and priorities. The process can be considered in terms of the theory of planned behaviour. Decision support technologies aim at helping patients making informed treatment choices. Instruments assessing informed choices(More)
  • Lidia Del Piccolo, Erika Pietrolongo, Davide Radice, Carla Tortorella, Paolo Confalonieri, Maura Pugliatti +5 others
  • 2015
BACKGROUND Anxiety and depression are common in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), but data on emotional communication during MS consultations are lacking. We assessed patient expressions of emotion and neurologist responses during first-ever MS consultations using the Verona Coding Definitions of Emotional Sequences (VR-CoDES). METHODS We applied(More)
BACKGROUND Preliminary evidence suggests that palliative care may be useful for people with severe multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a home-based palliative approach (HPA) for people with severe MS and their carers. METHODS/DESIGN This is a single-blind randomized controlled trial with a nested qualitative(More)